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I Am An Existentialist

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    Am Getting Rather Unapoletigc Abotu It - Like... I owe you an explaination? I don't owe anyone. Society was awful to me. Religion failed me and so did my peers. often and...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Dec 18, 2012

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    Some Other Random Dude Put It Best - As I sit here drunk and contemplative I also wonder why the earth's 1000+ religions and scientists have not reached a compromising...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Dec 18, 2012

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    Living An Authentic Life... - So I've embarked on this journey.  I think I've figured out what truly has meaning for me.  But not sure exactly how to get to where I...
    dan888 dan888 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Kittens Can Give Life Purpose - Smoky my cat went and got herself pregnant and for the last few days she has acted odd. She tried to climb in my sock drawer last night and then...
    itsalljustbs itsalljustbs 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    Kierkegaard Bugs Me - His existential angst is based on his relationship to a deity that precludes choices . Damnation or salvation. That's awfully reductionist. But I respect the...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    How I Found This Site. - I was actually looking for an existentialist chat room, because it hadn't occurred to me to look for "experiences". But I am very proud of myself, because...
    AsksandAnswers AsksandAnswers 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    Well More Of A Humanist - My main linkage to Existentialism is my questions about the existence oe non-existence of god. I am leaning to non-existence but I think there had to be...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Dec 31, 2010

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    In the Still of the Night -  I spent many nights as a child trying to figure out the meaning of my life. I spent nights in the dark looking out the window...sudenly in the...
    eaglescorpio eaglescorpio 22-25, F Jun 17, 2009

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    My Perspective On Existentialism - THE EXISTENTIALIST PERSPECTIVE As identified by David E. Roberts in Existentialism and Religious Belief * (1959) Oxford University Press...
    Jamarian Jamarian 70+, F Aug 27, 2012

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    The Existential Musings Of An Angst Filled Cat -
    peza peza 46-50, M 5 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Now I Know What I Am - Many years ago, in a restaurant with my friends, we discussed philosophy. At some point, one of my friends exclaimed "Well, you're an existentialist!". My...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    Camus And Dostoyevsky: Damn Them Or Thank Them? - The angels of God or perhaps even God himself gave the gift of tongues during fervent prayer as church members prayed over me...
    typerdie typerdie 51-55, F Jan 22, 2013

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    Josef Green -  My name is Josef Green. I don't think my experience can really be summed up in one blog post. I've been trying to write about it for over two years now on...
    JosefGreen JosefGreen 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    Patchwork Set of Beliefs - I hope someone in this forum can help me. Please correct me if I have misunderstood, but existentialism tells us that human reason is inadequate to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Dec 28, 2007

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    I Miss the Magic - and the mystery and the sense of awe that once so consummed me as a child now so derided by the adult life ive grown into and secretly despise--hoping...
    meeeese meeeese 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    If You Claim To Be An Existentialist- You Probably Are Not One! - The first time I heard the term existentialiasm was while in deep therapy with a psychologist. He told me that I...
    itsalljustbs itsalljustbs 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Enlightened - A few weeks ago, I decided to look up the word "existensialism" out of curiosity. What I saw in the results had completely enlightened me. After reading several...
    heccytrujillo heccytrujillo 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Was It Worth It, After All? - to be honest, i'd really love to say im a recovered existentialist. the truth is, i am, at least partly. im not trying to kill myself anymore. not...
    lovepeacepoetry lovepeacepoetry 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Lately - i have been struggling with how to live an authentic life and not alienate others.  i sit now, on a friday night (peer-pressure at 26?) bec i am terrified of...
    meeeese meeeese 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    I Wasn't A Very Good Existentialist On Saturday - Last Saturday I was on a senior center trip to a mill. Usually these trips are fun.  But on this one, the driver/tour guide told...
    Jamarian Jamarian 70+, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Existentialism? Don'T Get Me Sartred! Lol - Found this site and forum while searching for Existentialist forums which are about as elusive as a perfect or final definition of...
    MauvaiseFoiPasPlus MauvaiseFoiPasPlus 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Being - I resist aligning myself to a philosophy of life but existentialism is so absurd it has always been my favourite. Four either/or paradoxesLife vs Death -  I don't accept...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 2 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    Searching For the Meaning of Existence - There used to be a time when I believed in God. Yes, it's true. I didn't go to church and wasn't outwardly religious, but inside I felt...
    TheParanoidAndroid TheParanoidAndroid 16-18, M 10 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    What Would You Tell The World? (movie filming) - Hello everyone , Firstly I'd really like to say what a fantastic (and important) site I think this is. As a new member I've...
    perryjohn perryjohn 26-30 May 29, 2012

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    I Love Existentialist Movies - The best existentialist movie I've seen is Port Djema.  I don't think this film has been issued on DVD or VHS, unfortunately.  But it is probably...
    Jamarian Jamarian 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    The Fine Line Between Existentialism And Nihilism - Fellow beings,First of all: English is not my native language, so if you happen to come across rather unnaturally build...
    Reflux Reflux 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Yes, the Search For Meaning! - my particular interest is in the subject of grief, and i completely believe that the way grief gets reconciled is to find a meaning for it. ...
    pandora1999 pandora1999 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    It Is Not All Doom and Gloom - I have been an existentialist for many, many years. When we are honest with ourselves, contemplating our existence, we find oursleves isolated...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 20 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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