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    I don't understand why people hate popular kids

    tbh. It's not like every one of them is stuck up and what not. I mean usually the stuck up ones really begin to stand out like a sore thumb after a while. But most of the popular kids I know are popular because they have appealing personalities.
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    So Many Unhappy, Messed-up People On Ep

    Have you ever taken a general tour of EP and been amazed by the number of unhappy and messed-up people there are on this site. When I say "messed up" I mean confused, mixed up, entangled, overwhelmed by their own lives and life in general. Is it that this site attracts such...
    3d7r5g0 3d7r5g0 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    i always that it seems every 10 years,

    like when yoy turn 30,40,50...you enter a new era , chapter or ritual of a journey. your thoughts migrate into another dimension of living. then you start accepting this new epoc of your life. it is an experience without words
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M Aug 17

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    Having worked all my life,

    got married and acquired commitments along the way, strived towards 'professional development' and spent probably the best years of my life ensuring that the goals of others are achieved. tonight, I find myself lying in bed and thinking that I've reached a crucial point in life...
    Phaedrus1975 Phaedrus1975 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Kintsukuroi is a Japanese art,

    fixing broken pottery with gold. It shows that breakage and repair is history of that object,instead of something to hide and disguise.
    XxxMarkusFromDarknessxxX XxxMarkusFromDarknessxxX 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I don't have the answers.

    But I know that people get confused in this life about what they want, and what they've done, and what they think they should've because of it. Everything they think they are or did, takes hold so hard that it won't let them see what they can be. Wise words. I heard this in...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 Apr 5

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    Comment To A Misguided Philosophy

    Comment to a Misguided Philosophy My intuition does not stem from my spirituality. It stems from instinct. An instinct that was gained by evolution and centuries of learning the art of self preservation. Intuition is not spiritual in nature. Although it seems to be supernatural...
    JohnnyBean JohnnyBean 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 17 hrs ago

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    Math is but a Vast but Simple First Order Theory

    Technical philosophy has a lot in common with mathematics, via a set of symbolic systems called formal logic. A remarkable fact revealed by formal logic is that nearly all (and maybe ALL) of mathematics can be reduced to a tiny number of primitive notions. A primitive notion is...
    consa consa 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    I'm feeing very philosophical

    so I'm watching science - y things on youtube, such as vsauce and I can't help wondering if I'll ever be able to make a difference in life. Like, I'm only 1 person. What can one person, One of the most the smallest things in the entire universe can do in this world. But in...
    Nutchello Nutchello 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    My mind is an artistic genius,

    that which my hands can not follow, therefore I remain stagnant to the physical world.
    365SunDaze 365SunDaze 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Consider the differences between an ant

    and a human. Would you still squash the ant, or would you now squash a human as well?
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M May 6

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    I've read quite a bit,

    like Sartre, and De Beauvoir, even Germaine Greer. I'm reading more, gradually. I like how provocative it is.
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Sep 28

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    Life .. It's Yours To Live.... Choose Wisely

    Life ... it has so many meetings. All life is valuable. Respect and value your own life, and those around you. When you are busy, stressed or otherwise distracted - do not forget to live. Do not forget to make sure that you leave yourself time to enjoy life. This does not mean...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I have been reading Voltaire.

    I have read a lot of Aristotle, his ethics. I come from Marseille. It was first built as Massalia, a Greek city state. Philosophy should be read by all who come to live here, with history, for a perspective.
    Catspause311 Catspause311 18-21, F Jun 9

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    Marquis de Sade - Justine is better

    than 50 shades of grey . Sorry
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F Aug 19

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Plato

    Our world  mirrors  Plato’s  allegory of  the  cave  where  people  were  chained  to a cave wall all of there lives. The  only  thing  that  they  were  able  to  experience  was  the  cave  an  its  shadows.  The  cave  dwellers  then  labeled...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I Love Philosophy

    Although I am not deep into philosophy, I do feel drawn to it a lot. It's like I become more aware of the world around me. Some people are frighten by philosophical reasonings and voids but I embrace them in a way.
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    It's not death that bothers me; it's the idea

    of eternity that scares me.
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    With my tears, go into your isolation,

    my brother. I love him who seeks to create beyond himself, and thus succumbs
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 Apr 5

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    growing without a mentor

    nor someone to emulate, at early age about 14 i decided to seek in religiuos, novels, stories, and philosophies on how to build my path. Made and continue to make mistakes but I had learned so much that I feel blessed.
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M May 4

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F Jun 24

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    How Our Machine based Way Of Life Is Not Only Destroying Nature, It Is Also Destroying Us

    This is kinda long, but worth sharing, I thought. (TL; DR? In a society with little time for rest, our sense of self is identified with anxiety and accomplishment instead of our true being.) "We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    I got a D in Philosophy 101 in college.

    .. but I still enjoyed the class and like thinking about different ways that people think and reason.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    If something has to exist first

    before it can "ask" for anything, then that means nothing asked to exist. Whatever it is that existed in the beginning, has to exist first before it can "ask", "want", or "work with what is in front of it or within itself". Then that means nothing asked to exist. If nothing...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm really big into psychology an stuff like

    that my moms an addictions counselor ️Abd learn a lot and I'm super good in my psychology classes I love just discussing human behaviors and why they do what they do
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Antegrade Devolution

    I have always postulated that to question your sanity is proof that you are sane.  Though I have always questioned my sanity, but I have never doubted it. During the last year, I find myself doubting my sanity with increasing frequency.As I have become more attuned with my...
    TheLovingDominant TheLovingDominant 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    I Love You

    I love you more than the EarthI love you more than the skyI love you more than the meaning of life itselfI don't know whyBut I know one thingI will always love you even when I die.
    taco6 taco6 31-35 3 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    Ithaca (Constantinos Kavafis - 1911)

    As you set out on the way to Ithaca, wish that the way be long, filled with adventures, filled with knowledge. The Laestrygonians and the Cyclopes, the angry Poseidon - do not fear them: such, on your way, you shall never meet if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    i love philosophy for the simple fact

    that i say things like this. The perfect being ? There's no such thing as perfect in this world. Now that may sound Cliche , but it is the truth. The average person admires perfection and seeks to obtain it. But, is there a point to achieving perfection ?
    Imadesk Imadesk 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    A Question For You All

    This part is going to be long and winded just so I can get to the question I want to ask. <-necessary words, no part of the question "Why?"
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    WolfForever14 WolfForever14 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    there's is lil reason in flutter,

    and unprecedented pounding... aey, art thou a confiscated property? ~defining love
    Xafy Xafy 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I do!! I have a philosophy test today.

    .. I'm so nervous... Gash Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant :(
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    Existentialists like Sartre seemed to regard

    freedom as being some kind of terrible burden, a Pandora's Box that released all sorts of evils - responsibility, guilt, uncertainty, regret - upon the person who exercised it. Well, let us consider what hope is for a moment. Hope is just a preference for some possible, future...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Yes I do. Shall I start next the book by Hannah

    Arendt or the book by Martha Nussbaum?
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 41-45, M Jun 8

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    I always found secrets interesting.

    Why do we enjoy knowing someone's secret? To feel further connected to them? To feel special to them? To attempt to help our friends by hearing them out and know they're not alone? To feel like we have some kind of power over that person? What are your thoughts?
    Equilibrist Equilibrist 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Logically ~ Illogical

    Bored and mundane is not for me.....My mind is always in high gear.....I love a brain challenge.....Logical or illogical ~~ I'll decide!
    MyoblastNLace MyoblastNLace 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    BeeMellowChild BeeMellowChild 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    How Socratic Dialectic Taught Us Reason It

    has never been about winners and losers. As Socrates shows us, one only needs a willing partner for discovery to understand the world, the nature of abstract concepts. Platonic dialogues were ominously prefaced with ... "We shall see together." Podiums with stagnant positions...
    zoeb555 zoeb555 22-25, F 1 Response May 1

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    Book Club Invite

    EP Sangha member anya1212 commented on my story “The Blossom Pales in Comparison” with: Is our questioning affected by our past experiences and beliefs. Do we question without reasoning or analyzing the immediate situation. Does this not qualify into being "judgemental"? And...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Isn't Life All About Change

    So why do we not embrace and even look forward to change , the challenges offered to us with change can be made to be a dread or a welcomed experience, one to embrace and roll with it.s punches , as for myself I am bored to remain stagnant long, I , being a solutions girl I...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    Does anyone know this feeling,

    that philosophy is somehow the only topic that is interesting? Everything I like and am interested at is somewhat connected with it. Conversations without information about the way how the conversation partner thinks or insights of the world are uninteresting for me. Honestly, I...
    Evenscelee Evenscelee 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I want to take Philosophy in school

    as a minor. Thinking about writing a book too lol Maybe a self-help book!
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I love philosophy because it deals with the

    bigger problems of life. Not the superficial ones that most people deal with. What I love most about philosophy is how it questions everything. "Why?" "How come?" "What?" If I had to pick a branch of philosophy that I liked, I'd have to go with metaphysics. And yes, I've dealt...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    My Bird Philosophy

           It was long ago, 1968 – I was stationed in VietNam. One day as I sat there I saw a little bird acting strangely. Later I figured it was going through a mating ritual. The bird was on the ground, singing. Then it slowly...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Introduction, ballad,

    conclusion. Infatuation, romance, friendship. Surface, person, aura. We all possess these qualities which we can choose to express or subdue; keep or banish; offer or force. We see these as "sides" of a person. Be wary of introductions. They are the physical appearance and...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    The Mysteries of Life

    As a young person, I had philosophical thoughts . Now that I am older (55) and having just learned of my daughter's suicide, I again turn to philosophy to try to understand the meaning of life. I know we cannot prove nor confirm the answers, but it is comforting to ponder...
    sakamato sakamato 51-55, M 7 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    It's always nice to have deep, sophisticated conversations about various topics that most people don't even discuss about. Even having friendly debates about philosophical ideas...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses