The Philosophy Of “Dot”


In the future, as Bill Clinton is immortalized in a bronze statue, perhaps in the center of a park, a pigeon’s favorite place to land, with birds perched over his outstretched arms and head, the engraving on the base will immortalize his words: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘IS‘ is.”

Bill ClintonWhat did the forty-second President mean? Will future generations understand those words as an expression of wisdom, or the muttering first words perceived by a baby boomer with long hair at a college party, exhaling what he denies inhaling?

Perhaps what he really meant was “IT depends on what the meaning of the word ‘IS‘ is.” IT, no longer a situation but a “thing” with BE-ness at its core.

Although Hamlet was referring to death in his famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy, could pondering the larger question of existence, also part of “The Wisdom Of Dot”, been inspired by philosopher Clinton?