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December 7, 2006

* Have started to read G.E. Moore's Principia Ethica. I read chapter three and absolutely loved it. He refutes Hedonism, Utilitarianism, and Egoism beautifully. He also points out Mill's ridiculous mistakes regarding hedonism. When I first read Mill I said to myself how can a philosopher so famous be so wrong and shallow.
- "to say that pleasure always causes us to want is quite a different thing from saying that what we want is always pleasure."

* Sometimes I think that at the end of it life can be very lonely, empty, meaningless, and cold. But then again when I see a painting by van Gogh, read a poem of Rumi, or look deeply into her sad eyes the flames of love melt the ice of life and bring light to the depth of my being.

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December 5, 2006

Sometimes you see films and they are just important to you. 21 grams, punch-drunk love, life is beautiful, and Woody Allen movies have become important to me in every possible way. I love to watch them, I think about them, and as I look at my world I see my world through them. But there are also films and filmmakers that are important for my cinematic learning; like requiem for a dream, the bicycle thief, Godard, Kiarostami, Scorsese.

Yesterday, Godard turned 76...

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