I like to call it BCP for short. First, the whole point of the beanie copter is so I don’t take myself too seriously. The unfortunate side-effect is it makes others not take me seriously, but I suppose I have to live with that.
Emma Goldman said, if I can’t dance I don’t want to be a part of your revolution. I agree in a similar sense, but a broader scope. If I can’t have fun, then I don’t want to be a part of your world. Too much damage has been done to the world by overly serious people. Too many people get serious and forget about the beauty joy and wonder of life. Sure, some things are serious, but we don’t have to be miserable our whole lives. Over-seriousness and misery walk together.
Plus, how cool is it when some self-important jerk gets intellectually torched by a person in a beanie copter? It’s fun. But we must stay humble. That’s what it’s all about.
Generally speaking, BCP focuses on how philosophy can help our daily lives. If it isn’t useful, BCP doesn’t want to deal with it. And there’s a lot that’s called philosophy that isn’t useful. That takes us back to the overly serious aversion. So in a nutshell, BCP is about observing life, making some thoughts but overall being humble. You can’t help but be humble wearing a beanie copter! If you’d like to, go ahead and wear one yourself.
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