Don’t Look Up at Seagulls

[May 5, 2023]  My advice, Don’t Look Up at Seagulls.  Men and women have different, often fundamentally different outlooks on life about those elements that affect us.  If you are a woman, you will likely take my message to mean you should ignore something beautiful.  If you are a man, you most likely take this as practical advice to avoid bird dung in your eye.

How we see the world differs, and it matters not what our upbringing or biological or social traits may be; we experience the world differently.  This fact is a significant human limitation that we see things differently.

There is an old question that I cannot find on the Internet but is nonetheless relevant.  It goes something like this:

“God is omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent.  So, what does he not have?”

The answer is limitations.  And freedom comes from our limitations, for we cannot be who we are or what we could be without limits.  The struggle to better ourselves forces us to be free and is the noble goal we all look for to create meaning in our lives.

Don’t look up at seagulls.


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I provide one article every day. My writings are influenced by great thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Jung, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Jean Piaget, Erich Neumann, and Jordan Peterson, whose insight and brilliance have gotten millions worldwide to think about improving ourselves. Thank you for reading my blog.

19 thoughts on “Don’t Look Up at Seagulls

  1. Jamie

    Great article, Gen. Satterfield… thank you. Don’t look up at Seagulls.

  2. Bryan Z. Lee

    Funny, it is, how things so simple like Don’t look up at Seagulls can be taken in so many different ways and teach us so many lessons of life. I certainly hope that Gen. Satterfield is writing another book. I have his first two books and they are great.

  3. Karl J.

    Made me laugh. Thank you. I needed this on an early saturday morning.

  4. Pumpkin Spice

    Gen. Satterfield, please enjoy your weekend. We have not heard from you on your recovery from recent surgery. You did have surgery, right? Stay the course. Don’t take any changes. Get well fast.

  5. JT Patterson

    Gen. Satterfield, very entertaining and good advice to boot. Thanks. But I do believe that Idiot asked a question we would all like to know the answer to. Did you ever get smitten by bird shi#? Asking for a friend. 😁

    1. Douglas R. Satterfield Post author

      JT and all fans. Thank you for this “important” question. I was once hit on the head by seagull dung while on a date with my now wife. We were headed to lunch and I think it might have been our second or third date, when splat, right on top of the head (I now wear hats). I washed the bird dung out with rain water that was lying on the ground. I do believe Nancy was shocked, but we continued on our date.

      1. Lady Hawk

        You da man, Gen. Satterfield. I probably would have run away screaming.

        1. Arena of Fools

          Nothing like a surprise from a pretty bird!

        2. Liz at Home

          Right on comment. Lady Hawk and Gen. Satterfield are on my happy list today. This PHILOSOPHICAL article made my day. Still thinking about what it means. No bird &&&& for me.

  6. Idiot Savant

    Did Gen. Satterfield ever get hit in the eye with bird cr**? Hmmmmmm, all regular fans want to know.

  7. Dale Paul Fox

    Good advice. But I’m a man and I’ve been hit in the face by bird shit and it was “inconvenient.”

    1. Fred Weber

      No wonder you are so smart, Dale. You learned the hard way not to look up at seagulls, or, for that matter, don’t look up at any bird flying overhead or you just might get a surprise.

    2. Yusaf from Texas

      Funny article, thanks Dale Paul for letting us know that you got the rear end of that advice.

      1. Autistic Techie

        Yeah, love this website. Don’t forget folks to get a copy of the books written by Gen. Satterfield.

      2. José Luis Rodriguez

        Hi guys… today is Cinco de Mayo. What the heck? Anyway, I love this website and am and continue to be a huge huge fan of Gen. Satterfield. Got both his books and read both of them twice. And will read them a third time soon.


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