Crazy Maze


In chapter one, McCarty reminds us that the world around us pushes us to do more, be more, consume more:

page 11 “We’re all looking for an ideal life”

Sometimes it is hard for us to break out of the “crazy maze” and make a simple life for ourselves.  I think this song is a nice reminder.

page 8 “Leave behind the swirling pace set by those around you”

Crazy maze

Money don’t make my world go ’round
I’m reaching up for the higher ground
to a warm and peaceful place
I can rest my weary face
Life’s answers we’re trying to find
battling inside our minds
where do I go from here?
Will all my friends be there?

Cause we’re livin, livin in a crazy maze
and we’re fighting, we’re fighting to rise above the haze
Light’s at the end of the tunnel
Sometimes the journey is long
There are many theories
on who’s right and who’s wrong

Pressure is on I have to choose
I’ve got nothing to lose
I close my eyes I take a chance
Now I dance a different dance
What’s the key to a happy life?
A healthy mind and lots of spice.
Running barefoot through the trees
that’s my idea of free

I’ve packed my bags I’m on my way
I don’t know where I’m going to stay
I’m on a train bound destiny
I can set my spirit free

Cause we’re livin, we’re livin in a crazy maze
and we’re fighting, we’re fighting to rise above the haze
Light’s at the end of the tunnel
Sometimes the journey is long
There are many theories
on who’s right and who’s wrong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUfnwMC4jZk

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2 Replies to “Crazy Maze”

  1. Hi Xi Mena,

    I like what you say about Epicurus and your transformation of your own world into his garden. I especially liked the way you wrote the entry under the menu bar “Simplicity” because I could truly follow what you meant by the connections between the quotations and your thoughts. That was a great piece.

    I love the ideas in this piece, too, but a few things were left for my interpretation (which is dangerous, because I’m definitely not as a good a philosopher as you!! 🙂 ).

    One of the things that really worked was including the lyrics. Connecting this ancient work with popular culture assigns the ancient work meaning for those of us who are steeped in the present.

    Thanks for writing this! I’ll look forward to reading more about McCarty and about philosophy in general. One more thing: You don’t mention in your About section: Are you a graduate student? Undergrad? That seemed interesting to know of a blogger on the topic.

    Best,
    (fellow blogger) Heidi Moore

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment!

      You say it is dangerous to leave things open for your interpretation, but that is exactly what I was wanting to do. Sometimes I think the world is full of enough people telling us what to think. It is nice sometimes to take a minute to reflect and let your own thoughts out. You never know what you might discover.

      You have as much of a right to philosophize as anyone else! 🙂

      To satisfy your curiousity, I am on faculty at a university – but I am not in the philosophy department. In fact, I’ve never actually taken a philosophy class. I do, however, have a healthy curiousity. I am on a journey for greater understanding of the world and the other people who share this world with me. This blog is part of that journey. I’m happy to have you join me for the ride!

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