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    Things you need to know about Dopamine.

    Dopamine is a human neurotransmitter which is released by the brain when you feel "rewarded" like the moment you achieve a short term goal or you discover a new kind of music. This Dopamine is required for increasing the concentration, helps in staying motivated and controls...
    DrPothead DrPothead
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Jun 15, 2015
    robzalacain robzalacain
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Alan Watt's anyone? Did you know his philosophy

    has some influence in Spike Jonze's film, "Her".
    HelloCleo HelloCleo
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 20, 2013

    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
    5 Responses May 14, 2013
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    3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    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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    6 Responses May 8, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    My personal philosophy is do it to them

    before they do it to you.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    There's what LOOKS good

    and then there's what IS good, it's distinction between them that's dangerous.
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93
    22-25, M
    Mar 24, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    cal117 cal117
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    '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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    My training is mostly science.

    I've always loved hands on learning so I like things I can do - science kits, field trips, and such, but I have had serious problems with my colleagues. The idea that science can tell us everything sooner or later has always seemed very wrong to me. For one thing, science works...
    WolfVanZandt WolfVanZandt
    61-65, M
    Feb 13, 2016
    Kyleinfj Kyleinfj
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    Recently, I was searching hard

    for the meaning of life, via both internal reflection and external sourcing. Whilst searching, I recall a famous quote by Thoreau (sometimes attributed to others): "Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention...
    benthicflare benthicflare
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    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, 2015
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    "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...
    anomalia27 anomalia27
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    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, 2015

    If someone offered you the chance to know

    everything, would you take it? You would know how the universe came to be and what is out there, far from our solar system. You would know every secret of the human brain and every language of animal tongue. Every microscopic organism on this planet would have a name to you, and...
    dunwithall dunwithall
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    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
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    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, 2015

    what if? our solar system is simply a single

    atom in an exponentially larger universe..(universe within a bigger universe)
    xSharp xSharp
    26-30, M
    13 Responses May 20, 2015

    East And West

    Religions, cultures and philosophies can be separated into two distinct groups i.e. eastern and western. In simplistic terms, the difference between these two groups is that western ideologies are linear and place their emphasis on progress, whereas eastern ideologies are...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 11, 2015

    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.
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    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
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    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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    1 Response May 20, 2015

    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...
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    What makes a human? What is a human? Today I started to think about it from a recent horror psychological sci fi game called "soma" based on the fact the main protagonist got into a car accident, thus causing him to have injury to the brain. So a "Doctor...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    My philosophy is that

    if you can still see straight than you haven't drank enough.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 7, 2016

    I personally believe

    that you should do what u say,stand by what you do, and have a real picture to back it up.
    Vell2u Vell2u
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 26, 2016
    cntfkkwidthesebtchstheysheisty cntfkkwidthesebtchstheysheisty
    18-21, M
    Feb 18, 2016

    Human beings have 3 major components of health

    that is physical, mental and spiritual health. Now a days the prime focus is the physical aspect, while the remaining two are greatly ignored.We need to understand that if any one of the three component is 'out of tune' You can't function properly. Spiritual health is considered...
    DrPothead DrPothead
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    We might hold the noblest of purposes.

    But our self-doubt gives way to the will of the baser minds.
    shoshin shoshin
    26-30, M
    Nov 21, 2014

    For the love of reason.

    . Philosophy is a fools gold in our society.
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    Mar 26, 2014

    I eat whatever please me.

    That's my philosophy and it works cause I'm feeling good.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 6, 2016

    "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
    1 Response Sep 30, 2014
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