About

Simon and Jay meditating at Stonehenge - from AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

Hello, my name is Simon and this blog is my platform for sharing bits of life with the world. More about me? Well, I don’t really want to label myself but I have two young children, a full time academic job and as for my age? Karl Jung said that:

 “The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.”

and I have probably begun letting go for the last 4-5 years. I believe in human progress, transcendence, love and that we are all part of a collective interweaving where our individual actions and thoughts shape the world we live in.

A great inspiration for my life is the social philosophy of Erich Fromm and like him I often write to better understand and consolidate my thoughts, not always with a purpose other than to muse some idea into something coherent for me. Often, I just find something interesting and want to share it, so in places this could get rather random. Which probably explains the name of this endeavour.

Why Anarchist?

Well, firstly because I did not know what I was going to be doing with this project. Secondly because my life has been rather chaotic. Thirdly, I don’t really believe in the current systems that govern our lives. I believe strongly in personal and social ethics but that’s so far removed from the major forces of government these days that really to be ethical seems to me to be anti-establishment.

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Why Accident

I did not plan to be blogging, in fact I really did not plan to be who I am or where I am, my life does seem rather accidental.

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  1. elaine

    Your son is really cute!

  2. “muse some idea into something coherent” I love it. And truly relate to it. Thank you for your interest in my blog. I very much look forward to following your blog!

  3. Thanks for being a nice person!
    The world needs more of them!!

  4. Thanks for the follow, I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know which way they’re going. LOL

  5. Madeline Bialecki

    Thank you for stopping by my blog On a journey, and liking “living intentionally.” Letting go is an important life lesson, I think, and your seem to be well along on that journey.

    • Slowly walking the path, trying to remain conscious and open. Thank-you for the kind words. Peace and love to you.

  6. thank you so much for the like! i really love your blog- and definitely relate to accidental anarchy. better than creeping entropy…….

  7. trina

    HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon

  8. Dolby Dubrow

    OM Shanti, I look forward to reading more random acts from you! I noticed you following my blog a bit, nice. I write to work myself out!
    You and your son are adorbs in that picture. Beautiful day to you! 😉

  9. Emily Reed

    Lovely blog Simon. Great energy, expressive and refreshingly positive,

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    ~Emily

  10. Love your blog, right down my alley!

    • Thank-you. Apologies for the late response but, well, life… does get in the way, I had a bit of RSI that stopped much computer use.

  11. Good to have come across the Accidental Anarchist. 🙂

    • Thank-you. Apologies for the late response but, well, life… does get in the way, I had a bit of RSI that stopped much computer use.

  12. Simon Thank you for taking a look at my new blog site in turn leading me to yours. This is very much like jazz. Take a little turn this way or that and a whole new vista opens up. Thank you . David

  13. Simon, I’m very glad to have found your site. It inspires me to know there are others who see life through the lens of compassion.

    • That is kind of you to say, thank-you. Blogging has shown me that there are many, and it’s nice to live in the blogging bubble of compassion.

  14. Jeff

    I love the Jung quote! I’ve heard it put that the first half of phase of life is a process of differentiation, and the second phase is a process of un-differentiation. Both phases are equally valuable. Like you, I think I’m well into Phase II… looking forward to reading more.

    • Yes, absolutely, and I think the un-differentiation is so wholesome and warming. Jung is amazing, a summer resolve to read more Jung.

  15. Thanks for the like!

    Some great music and ideas from the late 1900s.
    take care

  16. wow…the philosophy and your journey is really amaizing

    • Thank-you. As a 17 year old, I recall having the idea that by the time I died, I wanted to know what it meant to be a human, to have experience what it means. That was either wise or foolish, but I feel the life has been delivering my wishes.

      Rupa means form? lovely name 😀

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