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June 11, 2015

Whoa what, a new journal? Yes mam', I'm still here. Albeit very busy! Still doing art, but I'm keeping most of it to myself for personal reference. Hope you all understand. I wish I wasn't so casual about my art, but life catches up to you. *Feels old* Oh well. 

I miss using these journals for highly philosophical and inquisitive discussions, even if they're just with myself. We shall do more.

Recently, in my immediate life, I have been nurturing a baby robin egg. I might not be successful in bringing it to hatching but she's always worth a shot. Also, I saved a 2 foot long snapping turtle (her tail was bigger then my hand). She had cracks on her shell, but no worries, they were healed from old wounds, and she was much happier in the pond then my front yard. Turtles are some of my favorite animals. (Fun fact, she moved about 20 feet in under 5 minutes! She even jumped into my flower bed about 5 inches up; she was obviously really anxious to get away from me.) But she had a happy ending! I'm use to saving frogs from my property (I just give them a ride to an appropriate pond), but relocating a turtle is a first. She was a common snapping turtle if you want to google it. They only come out of water to lay eggs, so she was looking for a nesting spot. :) 

Anyway, back to my thoughts on how our intuition guides us.. this might be some heavy stuff, though. More intellectual then personal. But I like exploring new ideas.
Arbitrary - based on random choice, undefined. Little reason or intent behind it. 
Intuition - the ability to understand something, without immediate reasoning.
Intuition is a strange thing, it's that feeling you get in your gut when something is about to happen. That 'anxiety' before a speech may be a lesser form of it, because those feelings are more ego and internal then they are external. What I'm referring to is a bit more complicated then nerves.
Philosophers might refer to a phenomenal realm, which is essentially a place outside of our physical (nominal) realm. It can rule language, feelings, and [if your into that kind of thing] spiritual essences and belief. 

But I digress, I'm more curious as to what causes us to make decisions. What causes us to finally make a change, is it intuition, that gut feeling, or is it reasoning? 

Maybe it's a little bit of both. I see intuition as the subjects and reasoning as the ruler. A good ruler, or sometimes called a sovereign, will make final decisions for the people, or the subjects. The sovereign is the one who listens to the wants and then carries out the best decision for them. If you've ever heard of utilitarianism, its classically refereed to as maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain for the most people. So what the intuition wants, it tells the reasoning, and that is how an opinion is formed. Opinions, create action.

I often wonder, however, why my reasoning is so different from my intuition. There's what I want, and then what I need. They're like two sides of the same coin, part of the same piece, but opposites. That's probably the appealing factor of it. When we don't know what to do it may be because our needs and wants are in conflict, that's when we take a step back and deliberate between the two, like a negotiation between a government and it's people. But like the latter, there's never smooth sailing between the two bodies. They are like water and fire, they create a lot of useless steam.

I guess conflicting wants and needs are what keep life interesting and what helps us grow. For better and for worse. 
Change is a good thing, and they say that only through struggle can you finally come to a realization of the right path to choose. Sometimes, however, that choice can take a very, very long time to finalize. And that's okay! At the end of the day, it is your happiness that is more important. 

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Lizbeth-Lund Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy b-day! :)
Minteen Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jasperinity Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
Agaave Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:cakerun:  Happy birthday!:cakerun: 
statistix-13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Happy Birthday! :cake::iconspazhugplz:
Wreck-ItRalph Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Woodswallow Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I whish you a very happy birthday with many nice people around you and lots of cake :)
I hope in the future you'll stay as creative as you are and have more time for art again!
Take care and enjoy your day,
yours, Woodswallow :)
BlueSpiritWolf6 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Irealy like the way you use colours and how you draw fur :)
Great art, keep it up!
Ooupoutto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
You're too kind!
Nhami Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! 
First of all: Happy new year! :)
I just found a drawing of one of your characters....a orange-red wolf with a white head. D=
I think I totally forgot to upload it! Though I can't remember what I drew it for...was it an art trade or what? 
So sorry I forgot about it. ^^;
Ooupoutto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An art trade :D
I believe I have you on my Journal "Art Trades". Since my subscription ended I do not have the direct link to this journal avaliable on my profile, but it is there!

I've been very busy with school, and Happy New Years to you as well!

I believe I will get your's done next? I follow the list chronologically, so you will know :D
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