David DeSantis

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10 Am Philosophical Musings On Nothing Of Major Consequence - Poem by David DeSantis

Is a unique measurement
Of self-esteem.

When discomforted,
one is bound to question
the reason for achieving
such an unhappy state.

By default,
is likely to force positive,
or negative corrective actions.

If of the low-self
One's “Self” is ultimately assumed
To be of negative
And thus unchangeable
in long term prospects.

Discomfort is seen as
a simple fact of existence,
and ones every day
are tailored to embrace


If of the high-self
is unlikely to tolerate
a situation
in which discomfort
is prolonged.
Forcing an acceptable
Outcome to a situation
Breeding discomfort.

Is forged by actions
built from
levels of self-esteem.

Just as
A dictator is often short,
A President is usually tall.

I’m quite sure
That all major negative
Military decisions,
Economic catastrophes,
Mass genocides,
And scurrilous inventions
(such as Rap and Teletubbies)

Could have been avoided
As a child
Ones parents
High discomfort
And positive self-esteem.

Copyright (c) David DeSantis

Comments about 10 Am Philosophical Musings On Nothing Of Major Consequence by David DeSantis

  • Pinaki Dewan (10/29/2018 11:16:00 AM)

    Amazing work. Love the witticism and piercing outlook on self-esteem and discomfort. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/29/2008 1:32:00 AM)

    yes...this 'itch' signals that something has to be done from the micro to macro, to be able to transcend, from infancy to adulthood... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/27/2008 3:58:00 PM)

    Good thing it is only 10 AM. I have the rest of the day to delve into this philosophy and test its premise. I don't disagree but want to think about all of its ramifications. There are some things we cannot control which cause us discomfort, so how do we deal with those? Is it a question of mind over matter or allowing time for disappation. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2008 1:09:00 PM)

    love this poem man. i see the point and i agree. i freaking hate teletubbies too (Report)Reply

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  • (5/21/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    Wonderfully philosophical and introspective but much wisdom from such young shoulders (have you been here before David?) Excuse the condescending tone, not meant at all, I am just wowed by this poem's prodfundity! Love it.. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • Jurietta Duraan (5/20/2008 3:52:00 PM)

    My comments are usually not as 'deep' as the rest.... but what a freakingly clever poem! Logically set out to the conclusion.... you are good, Mr Mr! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/20/2008 2:27:00 AM)

    Philosophical Amusings... I'm sorry... I just think... discomfort... one really should go to the toilet... especially at 10.00 am if you are at work... it can be a wee relief on the ha ha you see.. aroha! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2008 5:58:00 AM)

    Is a unique measurement
    Of self-esteem...'
    Really it is a strong way for measurement own advantage...
    Interesting and necessary philosophy...

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  • (5/18/2008 1:04:00 AM)

    David this stream of philosophical consciousness flows with a thoughtful wind behind it. You're right. Self esteem (and the self-discipline that it engenders) is the most precious gift, without which life becomes one hard slog. AS one who is attracted to souls crippled by this affliction, spending years attempting to provide the unconditional loving denied them early in life, I identify strongly with this poem. As one who has an abiding love of words, I admire it's economy and well crafted use of language. As one with a sense of humor (without which my nurture of such souls would be impossible) I particularly enjoyed your 'rap and telly tubbies' line. Excellent poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2008 2:09:00 PM)

    You're on to something big here, David - thank you for putting it so well. Working as a teacher I constantly see the need in some kids for positive self-esteem: at parents' evening last night one Year 9 girl said how she appreciated being treated like an adult rather than being patronised, & so much from family & media goes to reinforcing negative self-image.... keep it up, man! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2008 7:57:00 AM)

    Musings that have the reader nodding in agreement here...the opening statement is explored, ruminated and projected as the poem expands until a satisfying conclusion is reached. justine. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/15/2008 5:59:00 PM)

    These musings of yours David certainly make the neurones work. Maybe not at precisely 10 AM but all the same...great stuff. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/15/2008 4:24:00 PM)

    Very deep very thought provoking and a little bit dark nice work Thanks Nik (Report)Reply

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  • (5/15/2008 11:13:00 AM)

    Interesting conclusion, persuasively reached...it's hard to disagree. t x (Report)Reply

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  • (5/15/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    the open lines made me think a lot...I think this is a materialistic point of view but so real in every aspect of life (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 15, 2008

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