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1 hour ago, Marblehead said:

I never was much for poetry.  To me it seemed that a lot of words were missing.

 

I think you are onto something; Nature has even fewer words than poetry. Closer to the essence. Or, if you want to go with the more words method, that's cool too. There are certainly plenty to choose from.

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Not speaking to the article but I have been accused of deconstruction a couple times.  

 

In my opinion this is the only useful way to determine the "cause" of the "effect".

 

Of course, this also applies to the concept of "all is one".  The only way to determine what "one" is composed of is to deconstruct "one" into its "ten thousand things".

 

"One" is composed of me and of Hitler.  I refuse to be a part of his shit.  Therefore I must deconstruct.

 

 

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I posted these on the Favorite Quotes thread.

Trust quotes

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

---Peter Pan

 

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.

---Nietzsche

 

many many more

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/trust

 

Is Trust a philosophical concern? Yes, it is.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/trust/

 

As a student of the Humanities I appreciate the classics. What makes something truly classic? The sense of Timelessness that touches on the human condition.
Perhaps when you think of CCR other songs come to mind, yet Ramble Tamble transcends existence and comes into Being. check it out.

 

Edit> the video had been taken down by YT, same song, different video. The other was a waitress wa,king out onher job to go on a worldwide journey. 

Those guitar progressions though,,,,,

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Well, for some people, in order to have a different life they must walk away from their old life.  If the environment and conditions can't be changed then the only option left is to change our self.

 

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Apologies in advance :lol:

 

An ancient Greek walks into his tailor's shop with a pair of torn pants.

"Euripides?" asks the Tailor

"Yes, Eumenides?" replies the Ancient

 

 

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10 hours ago, zerostao said:

Eumenides

 

Worst. Joke. Ever.

 

Two friends are walking down the street.

 

Friend 1: You hungry?

Friend 2: Yeah.

Friend 1: Me too. Cabbage go!

Friend 2: "Cabbage?"

Friend 1: I'm tired of lettuce.

 

 

Wait for it....

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On 7/7/2018 at 12:19 PM, Lost in Translation said:

 

Worst. Joke. Ever.

 

Two friends are walking down the street.

 

Friend 1: You hungry?

Friend 2: Yeah.

Friend 1: Me too. Cabbage go!

Friend 2: "Cabbage?"

Friend 1: I'm tired of lettuce.

 

 

Wait for it....

Ok waited long enough, I reckon.

I was thinking about how Marcus Aurelius handled the Antoine Plague; he handled it as a true heroic stoic to be sure.

There are striking similarities in the Antoine Plague experience and our current covid~19.

The heroic stoic spoke to the people,; maintain a calm mind, after all this thing has happened before and will happen again.'

Except the heroic stoic spoke in Latin and/or Greek.

Amor fati& momento mori

 

I like stoics, no surprise there is there?

They big on Nature like I am.

There is an article out 2019, by Man, Andrei-Tudor, The Role of Divination in the Stoic System.

Well it s natural being part of nature.

Looking forward to reading the article.

 

 

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On 7/7/2018 at 11:19 AM, Lost in Translation said:

 

Worst. Joke. Ever.

 

Two friends are walking down the street.

 

Friend 1: You hungry?

Friend 2: Yeah.

Friend 1: Me too. Cabbage go!

Friend 2: "Cabbage?"

Friend 1: I'm tired of lettuce.

 

 

Wait for it....

1 year, 6 months, 27 days later

... I got it

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1 hour ago, zerostao said:

Today is the 250th anniversary of Hegel's birth.

How time flies.....

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/27/germany-finds-it-hard-to-love-hegel-250-years-after-his-birth

 

Hegel's dialectical thinking, double negations, truth is in the practice, wholism, totality, to me was like his brand of Germanized Taoism.  I believe that he understood "being" to a high degree but to really understand what he was trying to convey, I believe one, pretty much, had to live with the guy for a year or two.  Though being a learned Taoist is certainly helpful.

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war is common, strife is justice

all things happen according to strife & necessity 

strife maintains the world

conflict does not interfere with life

in fact, conflict is a precondition of life

there would not be harmony without opposites

opposites are interchangeable

opposites and flux are necessary for life

 

transformational equivalences of opposites

balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wade Davis came out and said, that the root of our current problem, which has resulted in the loss of half of all social, spiritual, and intellectual knowledge, during this last generation, can be traced to Descartes. 

folks, that is a lot of loss in a short time. it is not sustainable.

I am banning Descartes from TDB 

 

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1 hour ago, zerostao said:

Wade Davis came out and said, that the root of our current problem, which has resulted in the loss of half of all social, spiritual, and intellectual knowledge, during this last generation, can be traced to Descartes. 

folks, that is a lot of loss in a short time. it is not sustainable.

I am banning Descartes from TDB 

 

 

I support the ban.

 

Years ago I read Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio 

and a bit later, The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis.  Two of my favorites.  
 
Descartes himself, however, hardly practiced what he preached to others.  In the comfort of his own private life he was an occultist, member of the brotherhood of the Rosicrucians, and kept a secret notebook written in code, which was much coveted by Leibniz who specifically moved to Paris in an attempt to acquire it after Descartes' death.  Apparently it disappeared from under his nose and was never to be seen again.  With a bow of respect to Wade Davis, personally I don't think Descartes' in-the-open message could ever be as destructive as to damage a whole civilization if it was strictly an exercise in philosophy.  No philosopher would ever accomplish that who wasn't a member of this or that influential secret society with its finger in every unpalatable pie we're presently forced to choke on. 
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1 hour ago, Taomeow said:

 

I support the ban.

 

Years ago I read Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio 

and a bit later, The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis.  Two of my favorites.  
 
Descartes himself, however, hardly practiced what he preached to others.  In the comfort of his own private life he was an occultist, member of the brotherhood of the Rosicrucians, and kept a secret notebook written in code, which was much coveted by Leibniz who specifically moved to Paris in an attempt to acquire it after Descartes' death.  Apparently it disappeared from under his nose and was never to be seen again.  With a bow of respect to Wade Davis, personally I don't think Descartes' in-the-open message could ever be as destructive as to damage a whole civilization if it was strictly an exercise in philosophy.  No philosopher would ever accomplish that who wasn't a member of this or that influential secret society with its finger in every unpalatable pie we're presently forced to choke on. 


Descartes also said animals have no emotions or thoughts unlike humans, and did cruel experiments on them such as live vivisection. So he’s a PoS to me.

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6 hours ago, Earl Grey said:


Descartes also said animals have no emotions or thoughts unlike humans, and did cruel experiments on them such as live vivisection. So he’s a PoS to me.

Welcome Earl Grey, 

I trust you are feeling a little better and stronger now?
Your energy is on the uptick.

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43 minutes ago, zerostao said:

Welcome Earl Grey, 

I trust you are feeling a little better and stronger now?
Your energy is on the uptick.

 

I'm between 40-50% recovered--by mid-October, I should be at previous levels of health. 

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"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible."

 

-----Bertrand Russell

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