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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 13-15, F Feb 8

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    we're supposed to be honest in life ,

    while life is a lie... we're supposed to be real .. while everything around us is fake... we're supposed to ask questions.. while it mostly ends with oh don't think about that... we're supposed to believe in ourselves .. while we can't believe in life... we're supposed .. we're...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I believe we should learn from others mistakes

    not emulate them. I could write a lot more on this topic, but it's fairly pointless, you'll either know what I mean, or be beyond hope anyway - at this point at least
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 31, 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 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    NellTu NellTu 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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, 2014

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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...
    zoer zoer 22-25, T 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jan 8

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    kevkevdel kevkevdel 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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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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    The wise old tree His children fell from

    the sky, some 50, 60, 70, 100 feet high. Screaming down to the ground, they land. Resting in the moment in the thick on pine needles and pine cones. More land and bounce all around. A thousand pine cones will land that day, each with two children under each ridge, two life forms...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 9

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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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    "you worked all your life .

    . which turned to be a lie , and repaid you nothing but misery ... " _ rwnn my quote <3 !
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    DoubtingSkepticism DoubtingSkepticism 26-30, M Mar 8

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 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 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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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...
    whiterabbit777 whiterabbit777 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Pain is like a dream,

    over time, the memory slowly fades...
    DWevolved DWevolved 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    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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    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 materialism naturalism determinism, free will and evolution's impact on philosophy. http://bigthink.com/videos/daniel-dennett-explains...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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