MSFS Philosophical thoughts

My flight simulator philosophy: The importance to my spirit is no where my body is… It is where my mind is.

Sure. But my back hurts after sitting in a cockpit chair for hours. Sometimes I have to get up and just move around in the real world. Or is the virtual world merely a part of the real world? Am I really flying? These are important questions, I think.

(The above is said partly tongue-in-cheek. Because of course you’re partly right. The primitive mind seeks physical reward. The enlightened mind seeks spiritual reward. But like everything else in life, balance is the key.)


Wise words yours. The only important for take care of our body is to support our mind. After all, we are here a very very short time, our physical being will be rotten. Only our spirit may remain (not shure about this, I can tell that after my death)… The only reason to feed our body is to use the body to feed our soul. Today I woke up with my philosophical chip ON. Of course, there are a high possibility that my philosophical thoughts are wrong.


You’re not wrong. But it works both ways. A joyous mind can help create a healthy body. Even if you only break it down mechanistically, the more calm and happy a person is, the better their immune system works. Less stress = better health.

Mankind has always dreamed of flying. Now we have it, to one degree or another, and if you take joy from the kind of flying we are blessed to have access to, you’ll be a happier, healthier person, emotionally and physically.


I’m glad to meet you on this forum (many nice people here). I see you like the cats; also to me. I’m retired veterinarian, my body has almost 80 years old, my mind still 20. Very interesting your toughts, I agree 100%. I’m also musician (sax and drumset), and I’ve written 10 novels and 4 short books (in Spanish, my English skill don’t allow me to write books). IRL I was private pilot and also flew gliders a few time. Now, my mind fly with the MSFS.
Kind regards.


Glad to meet you too! I’m 65 years young myself. You’ve had an interesting life. God bless you for dedicating your career to helping our furry friends and their owners.

Of course we both know this is true:

Dogs have owners.
Cats have servants. :rofl:


we’re getting deep!

my philosophy is, it has to make me happy, and sometimes i have to remind myself of that and just go with the flow (eg: BUGS!!)


Ha … This is so true :slightly_smiling_face:


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

  • “Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.”

  • “It’s better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground.”


That is a wise actitude. Don’t allow the things that we can’t control may frustrate us.

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I often feel guilty or like I’ve wasted my time with all the simming I’ve done in MSFS. I have to remind myself of the quote from Philosopher/Mathematician Bertrand Russell…

“The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time.”

And for my fellow helicopter pilots…

“To fly is heavenly, but to hover is divine.”


“I fly therefore I am”

“Live to fly, fly to live”

“happiness is 30,000 feet up”


A couple of times I have just sat there, tears rippling down my face doing a little happy cry because everything at that very moment in time is just so……perfect

The important point: It will always take me by surprise

Nothing else in the world has this affect on me like aviation does

It’s why I keep coming back again and again to msfs despite all its imperfections

Maybe a real flight (as PIC) will have the same effect…. I am working towards it


thats a nice thought


Very nice! The end of your first paragraph sounds very much like the thought processes of the (true) ruler of the universe described in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

He had a cat too (or at least, he thought he did). He called him the Lord, and was nice to him.


Indeed. BegottenPoet is a wise… Despite he is the servant of his cat :wink: :+1:

1 The World Map is all that is the case.
1.1 The World Map is the totality of tiles, not of things.

From Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Second Edition.

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I’ve got three cats. Secretly at night, when I’m asleep, they alter my clothes to make me think I’ve put on weight.



My newest master ‘ObiJuan’ agrees. He’s 15 months old. I adopted him 3 months ago at a shelter, just 2 weeks after his hind leg had been amputated. I thought long and hard about it, finally deciding the poor guy needed a break, and that his chances for adoption were not great.

He has amazed me with his resilience, his acceptance, and his ability to overcome.
Our pets can teach us valuable lessons - ones that apply to our sim experience, as well as life in general - if we listen.