Two days ago a car drove into our camp and this tall gentleman got out and approached my rig---said are you Randy Vining? I said yes. He said: 40 years ago you did me a big favor.
2. He reacquainted me with the philosophy of Haidt author of THE RIGHTEOUS MIND--why good people are so divided over politics and religion http://righteousmind.com/ Haidt has cleared up the mystery of why people hold such different opinions politically. Click here for a brief summary of his eye opening ideas. Or here for a great TED talk on youtube.
3. He summarized for me the philosophy of John Rawles Author of A THEORY OF JUSTICE.
4. He told me about a fascinating community nearby where people live in foam houses--a long time fascination of mine. Curious? click here.
5 He listened intelligently to my ideas about THE BAND OF BOONDOCKERS and the effort to pattern a new mobile culture.
6. He offered me a place to camp in the Denver area.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: YOU VERY LIKELY DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH OF YOUR EVERYDAY DOINGS ARE GUIDED BY PHILOSOPHERS. I have read that primitive tribes in the Amazon often have individuals of speculative mind and subtle thoughts that are for practical purposes philosophers.
A great visit and I consider myself well repaid for the bread I cast on the waters so long ago.