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    The Lazy Rabbit...

    Native American Legends [Ableegumooch, The Lazy Rabbit] An Algonquin Legend In the Old Time, Ableegumooch the rabbit was Glooscap's forest guide, and helped wayfarers lost in the woods. However, as time went on, the people and animals learned to find their own way in the...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    An Examination of Eastern Philosophical Ethics

    and New Age Morality Many people today believe that there are "many ways to God." Or in another sense "Many Ways to Truth" and that knowledge is subjective. Yet I would have to disagree. I would contend that both of these are unnecessary presuppositions. Forgive me for trying to...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Sometimes I feel as if life is more

    predetermined than predestined. Does anyone have any ideas about this ?
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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

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    The enthusiasm with which people rush to

    demonstrate their understanding of obscure nomenclature leaves me vexed. It is distasteful, not merely because it is esoteric and digestible solely by a privileged few, but because it is language very carefully used within only those social contexts that render it...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Hope This Makes Some of You Mad

           “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 6 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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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

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    It's always nice to have deep,

    sophisticated conversations about various topics that most people don't even discuss about. Even having friendly debates about philosophical ideas can be a lot of fun. It's a way of understanding the world and also yourself. It's rare to find individuals who love talking about...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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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

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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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    For the love of reason.

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

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    The Knowledge of Causes

    I have always been a fan of philosophical inquiry. Wisdom is a worthy thing to pursue.
    Kashi Kashi 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Sophie's World Became Mine!

    Since I've read Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder five years ago, I've been hooked on philosophy...I've always perceived my thought patterns to hold a certain propensity towards philosophical thinking, but this book just pushed the snowball down the proverbial edge.
    dawkirst dawkirst 19-21, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2007

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    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

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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 1 Response Sep 30

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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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    Philosophy makes us deazy cause it make us

    think too in depth . Some things are not meant to be thought by normal human beings , things like the supernatural and god cause no want know the answer. By typing these u already see I am crazy ahahahahahjaja help me I. Turning I can't cromyriels.bkak ksmjodsDanns
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    The Greatest Philosophers

    Here are some great philosophers ; Karl Marx considered the Father of Communism and is one of the fathers of Economics. He most famous work is Capital a Critique of Capitalism and The Communist Manifesto which he wrote along with Friedrich Engels. Friedrich Nietzsche whose...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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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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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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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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    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

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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

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    As a upcoming and aspiring philosopher I google

    random **** and everyone I've ever come across From the music I listen to all the way to random questions and thoughts I always find myself googling something After recently discovering one of my past idols (Left Eye from tlc) was a believer in numerology I googled it And...
    YungPocahontas YungPocahontas 13-15, F Jun 5

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    My brother is 15 years older

    than me, and the most intense bookworm I have ever known. Some of my earliest memories are of him just constantly reading. He even taught me how to read early on. One particular night, he challenged me to go above and beyond and read something difficult - a passage from one of...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M Oct 16

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    I heard a thought in my head.

    Life is like a custody battle between a husband and a wife in the middle of a divorce. In their first season of Passion, Mother Nature and Father Mind conceived a child - Spirit. As soon as the child came forth, passion lost they decided to part ways. But both loved their...
    elektricfeather elektricfeather 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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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

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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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    I need advice. My friend has been talking to a

    guy who hAs a family. The girlfriend confronted her via social media. Should she stop talking to him. Plus she works with him.
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 1 Response May 1

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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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    Human Nature: Progress and Appreciation(a Very Long Read)

      It’s not perfect; there are some contradictions and idle sentences, but I would like to hear (read) what you think. Please comment!!!   Seeing something beautiful and devoting your time to admiring it. Is finding beauty in the simple things really such a...
    Issac95 Issac95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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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 41-45, F Sep 30

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    Here we are in this world.

    Never asking to exist, since something has to exist first before it can 'ask' for anything. Forced to adapt to the world's standards in order to survive. Humans. We talk about what we see, smell, taste, hear, and feel. We talk about what we want or desire. We tell people what to...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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

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    The limits of perception are always astray on

    the abyss of perspective and the conviction of such in its acceptance of an unceasing, gorgeous, streaming cocktail of sensory stimuli, "unequivocally" or so perceive by many as the very definition of truth. Ironically the myopic acceptance of such “truth” presents a...
    Tristishominis Tristishominis 22-25 1 Response Aug 15

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    Movie Quote - Yvonne - Munich

    Marcuse says Hegel's "Philosophy of Right" does not assign a moral category to "wrong". Free will inevitably causes wrong. That's written by Marx. The blind anarchy of capitalism. You have to be prepared to reconsider right and wrong. Because basically those are just terms...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Instead of typing some well chosen Nietzche

    quote, instead i shall elaborate why Philosophy is so interesting Philosophy covers so many topics in such a well structured, rational and intelligent way, every topic always gets me thinking hard and long, but i love what others bring to the table during a discussion. I'm very...
    LocalPedestrian LocalPedestrian 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Recreating my perspective

    while shape shifting at night.
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 2 Responses May 24

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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...
    thelivingdoll9 thelivingdoll9 22-25, F Jan 12

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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

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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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    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...
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    This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. --Dalai Lama
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I have just started to get into philosophy and am so intrigued! Could anybody recommend me any good books to read on the subject or anything to research, would really appreciate...
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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
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