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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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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 Aug 20

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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

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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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 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23

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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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    Are we bodies that have souls,

    or are we souls that have bodies?
    rubietuesday rubietuesday 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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'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 5 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    '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 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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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...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 6 days ago

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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 1 Response Jul 7

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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 1 Response Jul 12

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    I experimented last night to divide figure out

    if the age old idea of the utopia where everyone is equal was practical , I had for a long time postponed this cause I believed it was impossible due to one key factor ' HUMAN GREED ' , but yesterday I saw a comment on YouTube that said that such a mindset of greed is just a...
    thecommie thecommie 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 13

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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 just love philosophy

    so much, I Kant explain it! :D
    WanderingThinker114 WanderingThinker114 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 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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    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

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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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    BeeMellowChild BeeMellowChild 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 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 1 Response Jun 6

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jul 28

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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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