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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 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    Have you ever thought

    that life isn't real? That life its like a dream, or just not the real life Have you ever wondered if it's fake.. How would you prove, without a doubt, that we?re not all dreaming .. It could all be one giant dream that we?re living out.. proving that we?re not all in a dream...
    Rwnn Rwnn 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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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...
    dezoed dezoed 22-25 1 Response May 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I can ask "What should I do with my life?

    ". In one sense the answer is easy: do whatever I am motivated to do. And it's not like I can do otherwise in any case.
    trent128 trent128 26-30, M Jun 22

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    Pain is like a dream,

    over time, the memory slowly fades...
    DowngyvedDante DowngyvedDante 16-17, M Mar 8

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    We are made from the same elements

    that the universe is comprised of. Everything that we make, is made of the same things that we are. Life is just a combination of billions of elements that interact with each other to create energy. This energy is transformed into electric impulses that determine every thought...
    TheAtheistAdvocate TheAtheistAdvocate 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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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    kevkevdel kevkevdel 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I need advice. Someone

    who will help me and not back out NO MATTER WHAT!!!!
    Ineedadvice2999 Ineedadvice2999 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Today is a sad day for me.

    I had to switch my grade 11 philosophy course because not enough students took it. Now I'm taking Spanish. Damn and I was really looking forward to that course.
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    ThighMegaTampon ThighMegaTampon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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?"
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    when we were kids we used to lie on the ground

    and pretend we're dead ... now when we grew up we're walking on our legs and pretending we're alive .. :)
    Rwnn Rwnn 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Just check this great

    and interesting interview with philosopher Martha Nussbaum, by Harry Kreisler at Berkeley University (november 2006). Martha Nussbaum is one of the best philoshers of our days, and I admire her a lot.My other favorite nowadays thinkers are: Susan Neiman, Naomi Klein, Michael J...
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 46-50, M Jun 29

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    Philosophy Exam (True story) A college

    student in a philosophy class was taking his first examination. On the paper there was a single line which simply said: "Is this a question?" - Discuss. After a short time he wrote: "If that is a question, then this is an answer." The student received an "A" on the exam...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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, 2014

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    Happiness - Choice Or Circumstance?

    I know I haven't been active on EP for quite a long while now, but I decided to pop by and share my thoughts once again. In the recent few months, the question has bugged me yet again - is happiness a choice or a circumstance? If we win the lottery, we more often than not feel...
    benthicflare benthicflare 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    We eyes in the front of our heads

    so we can move forward. If they were on the back, we would only be slowed down by what is behind us. Looking forward allows the destination to become clear as it gets closer. You cant see the destination by looking at whats behind you. Having eyes in the front also allows us to...
    ScrewLogic ScrewLogic 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    DoubtingSkepticism DoubtingSkepticism 26-30, M Mar 8

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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 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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    NellTu NellTu 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I enjoy philosophic conversations

    even if I don't agree with everything said/practiced! I think knowing more about that/those who don't see/do things the way I do expands my understanding and views on things.
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    Is peace truly a good thing?

    I have begun to question that recently. If humanity reached a time of peace, humanity would grow weak. We would lose purpose for any defenses. It would only take one violent act to destroy humanity after a long interval of time in peace for there would be no way to fight back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 3

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    A lot of people say Nietzsche

    and Schopenhauer philosophy is depressing. But I have to say they're my two favourite philosophy. Though Nietzsche's life was tragic. I can't help but think of how comforting it is, to know there were people back then that had the same thoughts as you. "To live is to suffer, to...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    When I attempt something I could succeed

    or I could fail. But more importantly what I ask myself is "do I feel like trying?". For me sometimes it's a yes and sometimes a no.
    trent128 trent128 26-30, M Jun 3

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    Happiness cannot be found in a place.

    In can only be found in yourself. To find it, one must work hard to be themselves and be okay with what you have. One must not chase after their desires but be able to settle with what they have. One must understand others and empathize. If someone can do these things, that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Existence is connected the way it is connected,

    and based on how it is connected we will believe the things we believe, we'll feel the things we feel and we'll do the things we'll do.
    trent128 trent128 26-30, M Jun 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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    Consider the differences between an ant

    and a human. Would you still squash the ant, or would you now squash a human as well?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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 9 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    What are you're thoughts on an afterlife.

    I had an apiphiny that the reason why people die/are mortal is because it's to make us realize how valuable life is. When we lose someone, we feel like we are losing a part of ourselves, and that grief causes us to think about what we could've done better. That "better" is...
    Skullvapor Skullvapor 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel as a admirer of philosophy ,

    that 21st century proponents of philosophy are going to be stuck in a crevasse of unproductivity as almost every idea that pops into the mind of the 21st century philosopher has been thought of before .
    thecommie thecommie 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 15

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    Have YOU ever considered

    that you are the only person in the world that is self aware and real? Maybe you are just imagining all this and are somewhere else? Have you considered that the VALUE of free willed beings, (even when some are evil) is greater than all good, but restricted beings? Ever...
    Ahumblefollower Ahumblefollower 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I don't know how to feel satisfaction

    and I feel like I'm losing life and happiness. It's like everything I feel has been felt before and when I write it out it doesn't sound right. Maybe if I wrote a book on my thoughts I would see them with some perspective. I have all these memories and all these mental images. I...
    wetgirl21 wetgirl21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    God this group has just turned into a place

    were people can spew quasi-philosophical bullshit and feel smarter than they are.
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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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    i wanna study east and west philosophy .

    metaphysical and materialism. everythiiiing xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 3

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