Karl Marx Once Said…

Karl Heinrich Marx was born May 5, 1818 and died on 14 March 1883. Karl was known as a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it. – Karl Marx

I guess I see myself as a philosopher in this world like Karl did. Every story teller is a kind of philosopher and we put words together to tell a story and most stories come from things we know. These things that we know or have learned aren’t always and are often scary, tragic and need to be shown, heard and told and we hope or I hope at least that you read it and want to change it if it still occurs.

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. – Karl Marx

This is a very poignant quote because while it is good to invent and produce new things there is always someone else standing by trying to figure out how to do it faster or automating it which in turn leaves a lot of people useless. Not to say they’re useless as a bad thing, art, crafts, sewing and many things that have been labor intensive, customized are beautiful and worth the dime it takes to have one of the priceless pieces. One should appreciate handcrafted, do-it-yourself, homegrown things because they are more precious than useless. Automation gives us things faster but takes the personalization out of things and we need to be recognized for the things we do.

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. – Karl Marx

I believe some people can see reason and others reason is there but on their own terms. That’s not the way the world is or works. Sometimes you’re wrong and sometimes shit happens and being reasonable is being able to see someone else, listen and actually hear what someone else has to say and take it to heart, acknowledge it instead of dismissing it.