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    i wanna study east and west philosophy .

    metaphysical and materialism. everythiiiing xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    How can you really know

    who you are? I mean, in my opinion, others define you. You are smart compared to most people, but you are dumb compared to geniuses. See what I mean? What you are depends on the standards of the society you live in. In such conditions, how can you truly define yourself?
    Chax94 Chax94 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    Are we bodies that have souls,

    or are we souls that have bodies?
    rubietuesday rubietuesday 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    I've been learning a lot about Descartes

    recently. His methodology and daring I adore, but I disagree with several of the conclusions he came to. Does anyone else know about his works?
    Songsinshadow Songsinshadow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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    BeeMellowChild BeeMellowChild 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Sexuality is fascinating,

    it's really all about psychology, and if studied it can delve you into the most purest instincts of the human animal. From how much force you use to hold your partner, to how tight your skin or clothes are. What interests me most is oral sex. What other animal is there that...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    I'd like to know what is your answer to this

    question raised by the German philosopher Nietzsche ? " The greatest weight.-- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and...
    Mo121212 Mo121212 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2015

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    “Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearns

    for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something that only humans could do. They’re two sides of the same coin… to protect something… another must be sacrificed." - Madara Uchiha
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2015

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2015

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    It holds my interest,

    I don't like to debate about it.
    Treasure7 Treasure7 41-45, F Jan 20

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    'Your Judgment Of Your Emotions Is What Causes

    The Pain' - Full Post Here: http://www.themeditatingcat.com/blog/your-judgment-of-your-emotions-is-what-causes-the-pain/ ______________________________________________________________ An amazing book that I think everyone should read is ‘Meditations’ by Marcus Aurelius...
    TheMeditatingCat TheMeditatingCat 22-25, M Sep 3, 2015

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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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    google: "Pattern Revelation: The Secret Of

    Science, The Secret Of Skill" Sir Karl Popper was the 20th century's preeminent philosopher of science. Now before you all tune out and start watching cats on YouTube, here's why that matters. Science produces knowledge with a precision and clarity that nothing else has ever...
    relevations relevations 18-21, M Oct 29, 2015

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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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    Calling all political philosophers: We should

    begin to explore alternatives to current governments; such as Americas uber-capitalist oligarchy . One red flag of our failing government is it's inability to effectively adapt policy to the world as it changes. One example is the handle on our ever approaching climate crisis...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2015

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    What are the main reasons a person strives to

    achieve a goal? What motivates people to try something for the first time?
    dylbot787 dylbot787 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    I tend to dissociate with people over

    fundamental differences in mentality. For example: I'm an atheist, and I don't hate people who are religious, but usually I don't hang out with these people. Is this wrong? Or should it not even matter, seeing as how the parameters of social standards are of our own making. We...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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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 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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    Your favourite virtue .

    .. Simplicity Your favourite virtue in man ... Strength Your favourite virtue in woman ... Weakness Your chief characteristic ... Singleness of purpose Your idea of happiness ... To fight Your idea of misery ... Submission The vice you excuse most ... Gullibility The vice you...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M Jul 12, 2015

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    People see badass words

    and actions as cool behaviors whereas the ones who try to live with high moral values are comparatively looked down upon. And yes, the interesting part is that the modern age girls always fall for THOSE COOLERS. It is an undeniable fact as portrayed in a Tamil song which goes...
    BeTheTransformation BeTheTransformation 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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    Today I'm going to read Thomas Ligotti's The

    Conspiracy Against the Human Race... I'm afraid for my soul and reasoning...
    Cytox Cytox 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2015

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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 66-70, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    The transition from this age,

    the age of Suffering, to the new re-construction of Human life on earth is already underway. The seeds of the future are contained in the now. As this age reaches a climax, there will be enough people with the ideas to carry through the changes. Ideas are always the first...
    JamesGardener JamesGardener 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    Intrigued By The Love Of Thought

    I think philosophies and philosophers are amazing.  Also, it is amazing to read about the human minds, who can see the universe, and life as something that is bigger than what is right in front of you and be able to think outside of the box, and think abstractly in order to...
    Differentnow Differentnow 26-30 3 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Sometimes it's a little over my head,

    but I still love studying and discussing it.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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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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    When I was young I always ask myself

    and others about what is the meaning of life. Why am I alive? What is my purpose? Now I finally knew what is its meaning and I hope I could change how others see life by sharing it to you all bit.ly/1ReeTK1
    EcstaticAgony EcstaticAgony 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    i have been reading quite a lot lately,

    lots of Camus, but in truth I have my own philosophy which I live rather than expound.
    Bonhommeg Bonhommeg 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    Presentism is a theory

    where time is defined by the present.. there is no past, and no future.. only the now.. this means you can learn from the last but can never relive it (no time travel lol) and you can only hope for the future because it doesn't exist until you get there... this theory supports...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    TotidemVerbis TotidemVerbis 18-21 Apr 5, 2014

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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 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    the city said, "Speak to us of Good

    and Evil." And he answered: Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters. You are good...
    Taraxacute Taraxacute 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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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 4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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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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    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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    I think of myself as a modern Socrates .

    Old , ugly and annoying to everyone !
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    I'm more bewildered at myself

    after having so many curious conversations. It's left me with more questions. Knowledge seems to beget sorrow. Perhaps it's my past relating to my future where I'm in a swirl of detached reality enough to escape the present reality of how I see things. What a morbid fantasy I...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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