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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 9

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    kevkevdel kevkevdel 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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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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    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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    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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    ThighMegaTampon ThighMegaTampon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    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...
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    DarcytheProxy DarcytheProxy 16-17, M May 23

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    NellTu NellTu 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i wanna study east and west philosophy .

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

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    Is anyone really indecisive?

    Even indecisive people make the decision not to decide.
    kevkevdel kevkevdel 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 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 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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    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 1 Response Apr 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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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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    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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    DoubtingSkepticism DoubtingSkepticism 26-30, M Mar 8

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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