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I Am Developing My Own Philosophy

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    It's About Time...

    I have lived "lives" that followed a specific belief system and now I have decided to develop my own philosophy on life. I believe in being true to myself and living honestly and freely; being me and enjoying it. Life is brief and we must do and be all that we want while there is...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I'M Crazy?!

    When Jesus saved someone, in the bible, by changing their life, he said, "follow me" and they followed, just Him, and changed their lives... For Him. I'm either crazy, or I'm going to do something big. In the days when the bible was written most were illiterate, and replied on...
    justaguy86 justaguy86 26-30, M Nov 18, 2013

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    Freedom Of Oppression

    Do we really use our rights to freedom of expression to the best of our ability? These freedoms include freedom of speech, freedom of the press and many more besides. What could we use these for? Freedom of speech- to speak out against the wrongs in our country and the wider...
    LonelyFirefly LonelyFirefly 16-17, F Feb 27, 2013

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    My Place In Our Universe.

    I worried, once, about everything. My life, its direction, my future, the futures of those I love, my eventual death and the deaths of others, the thoughts and opinions anyone and everyone that even looked in my direction. I used to get so caught up in too many things I either...
    blankityblankityblank blankityblankityblank 26-30, M Oct 29, 2013

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    I'm not buying the concept of universal good

    and universal evil. Most things aren't either good or bad. It all depends on the circumstances.
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    Live With A Quiet Mind

    Live with a quiet mind, a loving heart and a peaceful soul.  Widen the reach of the heart until you embrace the entire world in harmony of spirit.  Treat every visitor as you most honoured guest; treat every friend as your most loved companion; deal honestly with...
    Drena Drena 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2010

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    The Mind

    not my work but i feel it....any comments? Consider the human mind: three main parts to it: the ego, the superego, and the id. The first is what we are and what we have reached through the ordeals of life; the second is what we think we are and what we attempt to delude...
    dukealbany dukealbany 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Lol

        hahahahahaha  thanks for introducing me too stumbleupon.com yeaohyea :)
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    I'm The Great "Liar"

    This is Jack Ron, I lie lots of times when I get stuck with life. I just like to get away with things so I don't get into a big conflict. The bible helps me with my life that I carry but I don't care about it because it is kinda a bullshit.
    jacker34 jacker34 18-21 Oct 29, 2013

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    We'Re Already Dead.

    There is only one time, and that is right now, and it is eternal. --------------- woman - "I keep thinking about something you said." man - "Something I said?" "Yeah". "About how you often feel like you're observing your life.... from the...
    pinksfloyd pinksfloyd 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    My View Of The Universal Mind

    In my personal opinion, I see the Universe as being inhabited by beings far older than our own species; here's why I hold this view.Logically, I can see that the human race has come into existence and risen to its current level of sentience over a period of evolution lasting ca...
    Drena Drena 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    I Can Do Anything.

    Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity. - Author Unknown
    justaguy86 justaguy86 26-30, M Nov 18, 2013

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    The Concept Of Mindset

    Life confuses me. Yet at the same time I cannot help but feel extremely blessed with the confusion. For without it I would have no challenge. No drive to move forward. It is these experiences that drive me forward. This unknown that i face moving forward. Will I die before my...
    maximuss2072 maximuss2072 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    TâM Sự CủA MộT NgườI Anh

    Sinh ra trong một gia đình tuy ko khá giả, tuổi thơ hai anh em không thiếu thốn tới mức phải đi ăn cắp, ăn trộm, nhưng hai đứa thích thế, đôi khi chỉ để thỏa mãn bản tính hiếu thắng. Vậy là ăn cắp vặt từ trái cây h...
    thanhtam2206 thanhtam2206 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    One Promise To Myself...

    Keep FAITH. That is my promise to myself. If you really need/want something you will have it.... just keep your expectations low and faith high.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24, 2013

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    Sieze The Day

    Back…To The Future by Lori Day breaks, so filled with promise, All pain now has faded…feel healed, And now with a growing excitement You anticipate what's soon revealed. In this moment to moment sweet future, Countless delights surely come. Accept...
    lorigurl89 lorigurl89 51-55, T Apr 20, 2011

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    I developed a new philosophy.

    Well, it's not really new just not many follow it any more. It's called "Live your own life and leave others the hell alone."
    lonewolf2060 lonewolf2060 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I Want Anger

    I want to be angry. I want to seethe with rage, I want to burn with it, white hot and furious. I want it to build and fill this vessel with it's boundless energy and purpose. I want my walls of self control to creak and groan under the strain. Feel my fists clench and muscles...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 22, 2012

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    My General Views

    The world is already here. Who cares what or who created it. You're alive now, why worry what may or may not come after? If you should die tonight, make sure you will be remembered. Be happy with no regrets and help others to do so as well. If you must fight, make sure you fight...
    JackGrant JackGrant 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    It is a long held belief of mine

    that human beings are completely self centered; conversely, I believe that it is impossible for someone to perform any action that is completely selfless. I have spent time reflecting on human behavior, and I have realized that every single action that anyone has ever taken...
    BrentonSwafford BrentonSwafford 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 29

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    The Problem with....stuff

    What's happening at the centre of a rotating object? For any object to rotate it needs to follow two rules. 1. a centre point to rotate around and 2. one side of the object must move in the opposite direction to the other side of the object. If you look at my rotating...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    Playboy Guys

    I personally think that once a player most probably the guy is always going to be a player.... Although I'm sure there are a few rare exceptions too. I think a lot of naive women chase after players convincing themselves that they will be 'the one' person that can fix this guy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    My Philosophy Has Very Peculiar Consequences For The Universe

    There has never been a point in my life when I have not been thinking constantly about a serious philosophical matter.When I was 8 years old I realized that a physicalist worldview leads to philosophical determinism. I explained to my family that if the laws of physics describe...
    OreoMath OreoMath 18-21, M 11 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Faceless Sheep

    The realisation of having a voice, using it, and not being heard. How do we transcend our thoughts and emotions into a format that other people can communicate with.... This for example, is a perfect way of connecting with people, I mean, I only discovered this website yesterday...
    pinksfloyd pinksfloyd 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    On Expectations And Responsibilities

    I don't expect others to be responsible for my happiness. " I " find ways to make me happy. Having learned to love unconditionally, I  truly believe that loved ones are simply there for each other to beautifully complement the life "we" create for ourselves.
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    5 Immutable Truths

    I do wish to believe that great spirits think alike, but I know that time is sometimes necessary to digest a brand new world perspective. The first known proponent of the heliocentric model had to wait over 1800 years to find someone who understood it. I'm not gonna say that I'm...
    BonoboIntellectualis BonoboIntellectualis 31-35, M Dec 21, 2012

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    Harm based Morality

    My philosophy is simple enough. In all things, first seek to minimize harm. Then maximize well being. Strive not to impose any harm. Harm may be consented to. No rule can it be reasonably expected to apply perfectly. Thus no rule is absolute From there I draw out all extensions...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    How About A Cosmic Religion?

     Albert Einstein said that he believed something smarter than all of us created everything. But he found it hard to believe in a personal God who answers prayers, rewards good, and punishes evil. He believed that because of the scientific laws of nature it was impossible to...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 17 Responses May 3, 2010

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    Developing Philosophies Require More Than Just One Story Of Summation

    Any rigorously implemented, continually updating set of ideals is too grand to confine into a 'story.' If you're developing your own philosophy, remember two things: 1. Don't ever stop developing it unless your scope of reality suddenly becomes infinite in size. 2. Devote any...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2010

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    To Fear Silence...

    Is often to fear truth. When we are left with only the sound of our thoughts, we must face a mirror many of us refuse to. To understand the own workings of our soul, whether it is wicked or weak, can render us mute. Bravery is not complying with the conformity of this world...
    Ayleena Ayleena 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Linear Time Does Not Exist In Eternity

    I've come to realize in the past year how time truly is one being. There is only one time: now, and the past and present are reflections of now. Just as we have inevitably come to the crossroads we are at-through the many choices made by our nature-we can expect a future by the...
    Ayleena Ayleena 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Ironic Randomness

    Contradictions are essential for balance. Arguments are impossible without them. The epitome of purpose is irony because the potency of significance is supreme, whereas the opposite can be found in purposelessly insignificant randomness.
    Chaotician Chaotician 22-25, M Nov 14, 2013

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    Everybody Should Have One of Their Own

    As long as I can remember I've been fascinated by ideas and thoughts of other people. You can call me a human sponge if you want. I am constantly searching for new information about the things that make me think about life. I read and listen huge amounts of ideas during the week...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Be Your Biggest Fan

    Know yourself - you can't go through life confused, not knowing who you are. Appreciate the good in you - and if you can, try to make them better. Discover your flaws - and with determination, correct them. Love yourself- be your biggest fan, one who believes in you and supports...
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F Oct 25, 2013

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    I Believe In Circular Time, Not Linear Time

    If you look at reality, everything works in cycles. Seasons change. Days come and go. Stars are born and die. Life comes and goes. History always repeats itself. In reality little has changed with the human experience. WE have times of war and peace, poverty and prosperity...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    About Science, Spooks and the supernatural

    Look at it like this. In the very beginning of human conscious, all energies seemed supernatural. Whether it rained or a volcano erupted, it was seen as supernatural entities controlling things. The reason, I think, is because nobody recognized nor understood these energies (I...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    "I Do Not Know"

    There are three precepts by which I live: the first is "Now" : Focus on the present. The second one is "Time" : Nothing really matters with time. And third is "I do not know." Because the moment one thinks one knows, the mind becomes closed. Those three precepts are going to be...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Subjective Realism

    Appropriate to title of the group, I though it'd be fun to give the quick and dirty version of the original philosophy I'm developing.  For reference, the only philosopher I think is entirely right is the relatively obscure Francisco Varella. Subjective Realism is the...
    Honir Honir 26-30, M 13 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    Seek The Light

                               It is far easier to fall through the cracks of misery than it is to find that place where one can bask under the light of happiness. One cannot thrive in a dark world though, and so one must seek the light in order to grow.
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Generic Individuals

    The group known as teenagers are infamous for their sudden, irrational tempers, inconsiderate ways, loud music and for their ever present desire to be an individual. To name a few types of individual: goth, emo, hipster, hippy. However, you may have noticed that in any given...
    LonelyFirefly LonelyFirefly 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Anger Is A Weak Defense

    You use when you've got nothing left, or when you want to cover up your hurt and achilles heel. It's a survival mechanism, a rage to try and assert yourself in some desperation. Sometimes anger is for a friend, is for your loved one...but then that to me seems to be of another...
    Ayleena Ayleena 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2010

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    People, people, people.

    They will talk about what they see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. They will talk about their wants/desires. Or they will tell you what to do or "should" do. When they ask a question they are indirectly wanting you to answer. When they speak they want you to listen, and really...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Aug 15

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    Be The Example You Wish To Admire In Others.

    Be forgiving - without becoming pouncing bag, Defend and stand up for your loved ones and those who can not defend themselves, Embrace life as if you and everyone around is extraordinary an unique, Be the example you wish to admire in others, Respect all living beings as you earn...
    KinkyJerseyCpl KinkyJerseyCpl 46-50 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Note To Self Re: Cats And Possible Afterlife.......

    Although I would love my fur ball friends to continue on....will I still have to change the litterbox?
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    It's called BITZA! I was raised Roman Catholic,

    but I'm lapsed. I like Burmese Buddhist ethics, but I'm not from Burma, or even Myanmar! Zoroaster had some theories of interest.... Wicca has some green credentials. The ecumenism of most religions is confusing. Socratic. Pythagoras.. Anaximander.... It's developing!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    The Philosophy Of Awesome!

    For those of you who are in my inner circle of awesome, I hope everything is well and I trust that your aura of awesomeness is radiating throughout your every day life. For those of you who are unaware of just how incredibly awesome we are, tune in now! In short, being awesome is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    Our True Frustration With The Matters Of Good And Evil

    In Western Philosophy, we have always held things to be black and white. So likewise, our understanding of Good and Evil has been grossly skewed into this dualistic ideology where they are at complete odds with eachother, and even put things as strictly good like righteousness...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Apr 4, 2013

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    My Own Personal Ten Commandments

    I didn't find a religion that suited me. Wicca was lovely, but it didn't say all the things I wanted to say. So instead of following one a religion I didn't like just for the sake of it, I made my own. In case anyone here is interested, here are the 'Ten Commandments' I wrote...
    MilkMoon MilkMoon 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    What Is Life?

    Life is like a maze. But doesn’t everyone end up in the same place? Are some just quicker to find the ending? Do we have a choice in which path we take each time? I think our paths entwine; sometimes in bad ways, sometimes in good. The paths we choose have been marked by law...
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    The Difference

    A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. She considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, but her father was a staunch Republican. One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to high taxes and welfare programs. He stopped her...
    risenphoenix risenphoenix 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Daniel Dennett is one of the greatest contributors to philosophy today. Most of his videos are really long but here is a short one that scrapes the surface on his ideas of...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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