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    What do we all think about the nature of

    infinity? is infinity a existing concept? is it possible? or can infinity simply not exist by definition. I would love to hear thoughts as this part of metaphysics interests me greatly
    cal117 cal117 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    No To Paradox. . . Yes To Musings.

    Philosophy could be entertaining. It gives you a free pass to be an observer and to be more of a humorist with a bit of sarcasms keeping up with life's turns, and ups and downs. It keeps your mind away from being idle, and sometimes it lets you act from what is expected or what...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I was shown this today thought I would share.

    .. Look to this day for it is life the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the splendor of action the glory of power. For yesterday is but a memory And tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Charles Schulz Philosophy Applause dies.

    Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. "Don't worry about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2014

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    Even though it is driving me to madness.

    Does anyone know what Riemann's hypothesis is? I know what the answer is.
    Artimas Artimas 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    I love philosophy, but it's a recent discovery

    for me. I don't know what I like about it, maybe its the fact that you are trying to answer questions that don't really have an answer or have an open answer as I like to think of it. It's all about seeing different sides of the question and making valid points to make the...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M Jul 12

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    "And, when you want something,

    all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." - Alchemist by Paulo Coelho I was asked what this means to me in my reality. Each one of us, and every piece of matter we see around us, is made from star dust. This means that every organic and tangible material in our...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I have a deepening interest in philosophy

    and I'm happy talking about it. I'm a big fan of Moses Maimonides, of course, but also Isaac Luria. I like some of the non Jewish philosophers too. Yesterday, my new boss phoned to ask if we could meet and talk about the job. He said we will go to a good restaurant and talk...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses May 31

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    "What if..." followed by a cluelessly inspired

    "Why?" "How can I/we change?" My penchant for crazy conclusions and fearlessness of venturing into deeper thoughts led to the bestowment of my title as the Mental Nomad. Maybe there's more like me on this Earth? Fallen Aliens or Angels or Messiahs. There must be more like me...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 5 days ago

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    As we grow older our past tends to recreate

    itself in our minds. Don't think of the things you couldn't do, think of the things you can do now!. Sometimes we just gotta reach out into the unknown and experience the things that happen to help us grow.
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M Jan 10

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    Philosophy This

    Why do people chose not to read on all the great philosophers? Because there are video games to play or the boob tube, right? Yes... I admit that life can make us lazy so I invested in audio books on philosophers! It's great! You have Aristotle to Plato & then some! From open...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 6 Responses May 14, 2013

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    Pleasure and pain are the two ends of the same

    road. Desirable things start with pleasure and end with pain. Undesirable things start with pain and end with pleasure.
    puppywoof puppywoof 22-25, M Jul 5

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    At the moment of waking up

    before thought rushes in, there is peace. And then almost instantaneously all of our unobserved worries, habits, and beliefs cloud our perfection. Does it have to be this way? No.
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Awkward Conversationalist

    Does anyone else feel perfectly comfortable discussing deep philosophy with total strangers, for hours at a time but find it impossible to make small talk or "get to know" someone? Sigh. Is it being a nerd or is it just that I don't understand language as recreation but as a tool...
    kangaroospy kangaroospy 22-25 May 30, 2012

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    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    The whole of Western philosophy is

    but a footnote to Plato. Get outta' the cave!
    explorationist explorationist 31-35, M Jan 19

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    Jesus said: You are the light of the world.

    I say: The light can not be overcome by darkness. Information can not be destroyed by non-information. Potato-God, that which may be mentioned, are forced to some form of existence. The present is the only thing that can be sensed, the present is the light. Past and future can...
    AcidBrain AcidBrain 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    A little something from me A human life is a

    beautiful thing, we have the ability to convey our thoughts to one another so why use this beautiful gift to spread hate? A life is PRICELESS for if we didn't have life how could you ever put a value on something like paper money?
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Worked Up 0ver Nothing

      There is so much I have to say. So much I can tell you that you don't see. It drives me insane how I wish to tell you and the words begin to formulate and then how the problems begin to pile. So that as I order them they fumble into every place and crevice of thought until...
    JulzDaveta JulzDaveta 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    A Philosophy Of Life

    A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was...
    KinkyJerseyCpl KinkyJerseyCpl 46-50 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    ART

    A graffiti artist and a web designer met at a bar. The web designer asks the graffiti artist, "How did you become so famous?" The graffiti artist says, "Because everyone see's what I paint on miles long trains, over and over and over." The web designer artist says, "I paint over...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Watch your thoughts; They become words.

    Watch your words; They become actions. Watch your actions; They become habits. Watch your habits; They become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -Lao Tzu Lao Tzu born 571 BC, he was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed...
    MarieLucie MarieLucie 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am currently talking about Philosophy with

    people much older than me... would that mean I am more mature than I should be? becase it seems weird
    totorolover totorolover 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    It is bothersome that I find myself in this

    spot, balanced on the precipice of my own tired delusions. The serenity of this rare peace is broken by the flashes of emotion that tempt to stir. It’s been over a year. Yet despite the urge to spiral down that familiar path of temporary insanity I see beyond the present...
    Liliumx Liliumx 18-21, F Aug 7

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    When you are feeling down I want you to think

    about a few things. 1. Faced with something you can't do. Just don't worry about it because there are alot more things that you actually CAN do. Everyone has obstacles in their lives. So when you don't overcome one of those obstacle don't start to think that life hates you. That...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Jul 11

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    For the love of reason.

    . Philosophy is a fools gold in our society.
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M Mar 26, 2014

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    When I was in college I took a couple of

    philosophy and religious courses. I learned a tremendous amount of material about many of our world's greatest philosophical leaders and their beliefs. I am very glad I took them and have applied many thoughts and ideas in my own life. While on other hand, I dismissed some...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 46-50, F Sep 30, 2014

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    Philip of Macedonia raised his son among lions

    to instill fearlessness in him. He also tried to impale him with a spear. Would the ends justify the means? History now remembers that boy as Alexander the Great.
    Spiritsiege Spiritsiege 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    Sophie's World - By Jostein Gaardner

    This is the book to read if you love philosophy.  I haven't read it all yet because I'm trying to digest it slowly.  It's not a very easy read but certainly great for those  interested in philosophy.
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    I took a few courses in college.

    Hegel, Sartre, and Nietzsche are my favs.
    Theodred996 Theodred996 26-30, M Feb 16

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    And am looking for friends

    that do, too. Philosophical discussion is my favourite thing in the world, but is hard to come by in high school. I would love to engage with all of you. :)
    opheliarevived opheliarevived 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    Philosophy and Religion leads to

    such a wisdom, that the common man can not understand. The wisdom in which we understand the world regardless of its set parameters. To go beyond our set boundaries, is what people call crazy. We call it Philosophy, Socrates suffered from it. No no not his court dates and...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    We might hold the noblest of purposes.

    But our self-doubt gives way to the will of the baser minds.
    shoshin shoshin 22-25, M Nov 21, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 6 Responses May 8

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    what if? our solar system is simply a single

    atom in an exponentially larger universe..(universe within a bigger universe)
    xSharp xSharp 22-25, M 15 Responses May 20

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    "The fact remains that getting people right is

    not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. " - Philip Roth
    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F Dec 6, 2014

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    I don't know but, I have this unquenchable

    thirst for reading non-fiction tomes and most of it would be about Philosophy. I know it's somewhat a sin to be an idler... There's just something about Philosophy that enables you to fully, if not partially grasp the occurrences at the present moment. It is as well...
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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F Nov 27, 2014

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    I've always had so many unanswered questions

    and never knew if it was normal to have all these absurd thoughts, but then out of interest I found out that this was all to do with philosophy and finding the answers to them unanswered questions that some people may think about during their every day lives. I can safely say...
    salicaria salicaria 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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    really enjoying this bbc series philosophy a

    guide to happiness.. it's on youtube :D
    sister11 sister11 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Light is darkness

    Darkness is something we can't seem to grow out off. Darkness is a reality that covers us and blinds us from what we see. Darkness overall is a void of space that is inhabited Without a physical present to fill it with light. For a deeper understanding, this is where I'm...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M Oct 18, 2014

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    Have you ever wondered what is time .

    . have you ever stopped and ask yourself what relates the clock to time ? Have you ever wondered if time was real ? What if i told you that time isn't connected to anything real, "time" is only a word of our language and "t" only a mathematical symbol in physics. What if I told...
    Rwnn Rwnn 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    cal117 cal117 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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