Koan For the New Millenium

If you a throw a party and no one shows up are you a loser to be pitied?

I say, "No." However, if only one person shows up then the answer is yes. If there is one person versus not any persons then there is witness to your loserdom and therefore someone to judge you. Some might argue that you only need yourself to be present for the judgement. But I say you can lie to yourself.


Have you seen the film 'Denise Calls Up'? It's all about people who know each other very well over the telephone, but whenever they agree to meet -- usually at a party at one of their houses, everyone fails to turn up. It's a very funny film but those scenes are heartbreaking.