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What reality is this? by Sophie Backlefuck - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:06:49 EST ID:C6QsteKY No.195991 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you ever feel like your sense of reality is changing? What I notice is people around me are experiencing what they think is reality but It feel like very time I see them it is different. Even I can't remain in a state where reality appears constant to me and yet I know lifting the veil requires more than just intellectual reflection or logic. Anyone familiar with what i am talking about?
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Shitting Greenhall - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:17:11 EST ID:C6QsteKY No.196066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Yeah I felt this too. You feel like you're on a light dose of LSD all the time, don't you?
I don't quite understand why you opened this thread though. You're worried it's some kind of mental illness? You want some opinion on how this could have happened? You just wanted to share it and flesh it out?

I have felt that I want to better understand the shifts in my own headspace. Right now for example I feel relaxed, sometimes I am more sentient and the world feels more lively. I feel like having a point of reference is useful to gain a sense of reality. Besides, I am completely convinced very few people grasp how I experience reality and I do wonder if it is just me. Yet whatever I am experiencing is more real to me than the immersions that occupies most peoples thoughts. I would say a light dose of LSD is pretty accurate.

That looks interesting. My head space can definitely become very active and those sorts of things can happen but it isn't constant.
Beatrice Packlefet - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:29:36 EST ID:So7PYWge No.196068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Perhaps what you mean is a condition sometimes referred to as derealization/depersonalisation. I experienced something similair. The strange thing is that this was triggered by a fever the likes of which I had never seen before. This happened when I was about 16. I was living with my father mother and brother, and the 4 of us spent an entire week being ridiculously sick. The particular feeling is hard for me to recapture, but I remember feeling completely disconnected from my body and mind. I wasn't able to keep even the tinyest bit of food down.

After this had passed after about a week, I steadily started to notice something about reality had changed. It's really hard to put my finger on, but some "spark" about life just seemed to have vanished. It was like the beauty of everything around me suddenly didn't have as much of an impact on me anymore.It felt very cold, lonely and sterile. Like the connections I was making with people didn't matter as much anymore, everything I worked towards in everyday life suddenly lost its meaning, and everything in general felt very fake and simulated.

It took a couple of years, but this steadily passed. I know this is not attributable to depression or any other psychic condition, because there was no underlying reason for any of that to happen. This in turn frustrated me, because it should be a matter of simply turning a figurative key to a door on which you know it fits, but it turns out it doesn't. I eventually learned to let go of hanging on to why reality manifest itself in the state it does at any particular moment.
Nicholas Feblingworth - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:53:55 EST ID:5q+Zf1cH No.196085 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Everything at my point in space and time has my complete and utter attention.
It's not a matter of attention, really.

How would I describe it? Sometimes, I feel the world is unreal. Distanced and make-believe. As if I were watching a movie. At times, it extends to *my own self*, as in, I am now watching myself do whatever the hell I am doing ("seeing myself see" etc. if that makes sense), usually retaining control over my action; which in itself feels indirect, as if I was a puppeteer controlling my own body.
James Huddlewater - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:51:04 EST ID:F5RtLyIS No.196119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i've felt this before. At some point i worry about going into situations, because i feel others expect something of me that it is more complicated for me to do, and i cannot explain to them, yet i see them reacting to it. It's alot like being the puppeteer and the puppet. But it feels much worse when you encounter guilt over the notion that your controlling people, and when you don't engage with somebody who is understading after you carry that guilt. If you meet somebody else who has a similar feeling, or not even has it but recognizes that way of being it's not that bad.

I only feel bad in any "weird state i go through" when i worry that somehow for the duration of the period i am around people in it, what i will have to do. Because circumstances aren't as easy to control and you may notice them doing something that in thought would be so easy to adress, but now in the movie around you, the scene feels like it will play out differently. Almost like power structures are in play that you have to compete with in order to say "i actually didn't eat that jelly donut"
Hedda Sobbledock - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:37:06 EST ID:EAgu0QPE No.196121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can kind of get what you're saying OP, but not exactly.

I don't even know how to put it into words, so I can't really help you.

If I get time to mull it over maybe I'll come back.

Jerbs by Lillian Munninghall - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:59:30 EST ID:zHt+0y3A No.196102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some commonplace jobs (besides teaching) that falls under the field of social science?
Basil Wannergold - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:01:07 EST ID:w94YaKBw No.196103 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Social work (need an additional degree for that though)

depending on if you live near a major metropolitan area, there are also research jobs for various fields
Nicholas Wugglemen - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:25:27 EST ID:D2ok5s2d No.196104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what would you research?
Nigger Denkinman - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:31:02 EST ID:uweYBJBe No.196106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A lot of statistical research is combined with this.

Herbie by David Goffingfan - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:42:13 EST ID:AnWbxlva No.195198 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Knowing I'm not the first person to wonder this I ask you; if herbie the magic car was one car alive since the 70s and had everything re-done, is it still herbie?

Apply that to humans, stem cells and such. As the body erodes,
In a single-file-line-like manner, we repair those parts.

How can I come back to life in this observing form?
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Albert Fandersed - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:55:22 EST ID:eB4+2hhb No.195578 Ignore Report Quick Reply

well consciousness is never a matter of individual atoms or subatomic particles anyways, consciousness is formed by complex systems of neural tissues, such systems can persist (by at least some kind of understanding of persistence), while replacing individual atoms and molecules regularly

the question is whether this system is not also replacing subjectivity regularly, subjectivity being some relatively mysterious aspect of brain function
anarcho-fascist !JrXZxvnY8U - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:42:22 EST ID:OdXGsg4p No.195579 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So since what we are is our neural cuircuts what if there were a way to link the original and the copy's neurons before the original was destroyed? It would be like having two brains for a second and then poof you're in Thailand.
Albert Fandersed - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:51:18 EST ID:eB4+2hhb No.195580 Ignore Report Quick Reply

yeah, i wouldn't say the teleporter is logically impossible by any means, jsut that it wouldn't be enough to simply recreate the molecular arrangement of the transportee, there would have to be some kind of brain-mind stasis situation as well or you would have the rather disturbing situation of creating people who feel exactly as if they just teleported when really, a subjctive perspective was just eliminated
anarcho-fascist !JrXZxvnY8U - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:18:31 EST ID:OdXGsg4p No.195581 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So stick with me here, assuming we can create an atomic processor with unlimited processing power, could we create an exact copy of your brain in a computer and then simulate every aspect of physics in relation to your brain, so as to create a virtual thinking mind? A living machine if you will. After all, that's all we really are. A vast array of complex nano machines. Getting into transhumanism territory now.
Archie Punninghall - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:39:46 EST ID:5q+Zf1cH No.195582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: A mind like this would go nuts very fucking quickly.
For starters, there are all kinds of "subsystems" that do shit when the brain is connected to the body (breathing rate, muscle tension, that kind of thing), that would have no input and send output into vacuum once translated into the virtual world. If breathing etc. was all that depended on that, then it wouldn't be that bad; however, consciouss thoughts and feelings depend on these as well (which is why, for instance, forcing a lower breathing rate on oneself helps manage an anxiety attack). There's a fat chance that it'd throw the balance of neural processes to the trash if we cut off the bodily connections that impinge upon the brain's inner workings.

And don't even get me started on good ol' sensory deprivation. This theme has been explored a million times before.

So no, it wouldn't last without modifications, because the human brain isn't meant to exist in a virtual environment, at least without a lifelike emulated environment emulated around it.

i just whored it up by Betsy Suttinglat - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:08:11 EST ID:Imxo7Xk0 No.195859 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have a philosopilcal bomb for you
>your on a trolley car and the brakes are out
>In front of you are 3 railway worker who will be killed if you do nothing
>on the other track you can turn to in order to avoid the 3 workers there are 6 midget railway workers and a bologna sandwich

What do you choose /pss/
Doris Dirringman - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:52 EST ID:1heTqcJX No.195860 Ignore Report Quick Reply

do nothing, are you kidding?

>ruining a good sandwich
Matilda Drallytut - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:55 EST ID:Im1aT5e5 No.195861 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Awwww shit
Ian Hoddleway - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:04:57 EST ID:M+LWFwC9 No.196092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>OP, you forgot the video that goes with it!

Holes in economic thought and theory by Nell Brabblehood - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:41:21 EST ID:cojBGgl6 No.196088 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It just feels as if we're missing a general perspective on economics that we once used to have. This is the thread to post facts, theories, figures, and philosophies of important economic thinkers in the past that we may not be paying attention to today.

For instance, whatever happened to the first law of Adam Smith's 'five variations in pecuniary compensation resulting from the variations from the employments themselves'? That first law was that we compensate the wages of laborers and the profits of stock based on the general dirtiness or uncleanliness of the profession or employment, respectively. We clearly do not follow that reasoning today, many professions that are unwholesome or generally unpleasant are under compensated based on this economic line of thought.

There is another Smithian line of thought, while a bit more sociological and less economical, may have some contribution the varying degrees of payment and credibility certain educational institutions have today: "Whatever forces a certain number of students to any college or university, independent of the merit or reputation of the teachers, tends more or less to diminish the necessity of that merit or reputation".

We see that, partially, in how easy it is these days to receive their lectures online through coursera or a similar site. Why then, do colleges and universities still get paid so much for their tuition? If I didn't know any better I would say the educational problem Adam Smith outlined right there in that single phrase is enough to warrant some attention. Instead of valuing WHAT people are being taught, we value moreso WHERE they are being taught it. Self-education, however, can in some cases be even moreso efficacious than taught education.
Molly Criffingdodging - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:26:32 EST ID:FqJYi18c No.196089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We clearly do not follow that reasoning today, many professions that are unwholesome or generally unpleasant are under compensated based on this economic line of thought.

I think the reasoning today is more along the lines that we compensate people based on how valuable they as individuals are. An individual garbage collector is not valuable - he is easy to replace with a similarly qualified individual because being a garbage collector does require much in the way of qualifications. There are literally billions of people who could do the job of a garbage collector. A rock-star software developer IS valuable (most of the time) because his qualifications put him in a group of people that is at least three to five orders of magnitude smaller - tens of thousands in the entire world at most, and there are many 50 such developers in any given city. And how many of those developers are seeking work right now? Not many. Perhaps 1 or 2.

Labour costs are ruled by supply and demand and intervention by external forces just like every other commodity.

>Why then, do colleges and universities still get paid so much for their tuition?

Because what's worth the money is the piece of paper saying that you have the qualifications you do. What's worth the money is the implicit trust someone can put in you - when you say that you are qualified in a certain way, they have better reason to believe you. A degree from a respectable institution says that a bunch of very smart people who know your shit believe that YOU know your shit. That alone is worth something. Maybe not as much as institutions these days are charging for it.
Molly Criffingdodging - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:27:28 EST ID:FqJYi18c No.196090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there are maybe 50 such...*
Nell Brabblehood - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:52:48 EST ID:cojBGgl6 No.196091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This answer, although perhaps fine, does not placate my qualms about the current wages of labor, which are being skewed towards indolent white collar professions.

But regardless, I thank you for the answer.

Progress by Sophie Sosslenut - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:23:01 EST ID:10eS65U3 No.196064 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So guys what defines progress?
Is technology progressful, do you think it could backfire? Is something that succeeds and then backfires progress?
Any allegories about progress?
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Edwin Hinnerford - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:34:13 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.196069 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Now instead of having icky poopy in the rivers we drink out of and bathe in we have devastated and poisoned oceans

Beatrice Cushherk - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:50:01 EST ID:O2x9RNNL No.196074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No doubt, we are trashing the joint.
Like I said, good/bad I dont know. I can keep comparing though.
Subscribe to evolution? We used to be fish.
Again, I think I like being a human, compared to fish.
We get music, love...spices. Though maybe fish get something better.

And I think if we put our minds to it we could at the very least clean up the place.
Ravenfrost !8NBuQ4l6uQ - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:26:46 EST ID:fwtQsfWg No.196081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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True progress is defined by one's inability to contradict inertia, with whatever means or propellant is used to disembark from such sad realities, ergo no one is moving in a straight line, every one is a dot on a map lighting up, one by one
Angus Ninnerham - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:49:09 EST ID:N0ZAuKNY No.196083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is a social sciences board and you are asking what progress is?

It's a concept that can have various attributes depending on who is talking about it.

At the moment it seems to be on technology and economy, but if you look at but Bhutan, they measure growth in happiness.

So anything can be seen as progress depending upon your goals, ruralists see progress in throwing down technology.
Nicholas Feblingworth - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:47:35 EST ID:5q+Zf1cH No.196084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People tend to apply the label "progress" with regards to their own goals and aims, so "progress" is subjective. A change that for one person might be progress, might be a setback for another.

Tyrany Vs God by Charlotte Diffingstetch - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:10:52 EST ID:Ae0/pI3/ No.196071 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The bible states :Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

However what if suddenly communists took over the world and made it a mandatory law to worship the devil?

Do you go to hell for worshiping the devil or go to hell for rebelling against what god wants? Does the devil become god? Does the communist leader become all three?
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Clara Ciblingsedging - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:02:33 EST ID:Ae0/pI3/ No.196076 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So its pretty much you dont have to follow every law even though it says you do so long as your reason is justified? I still see this as a contradiction.

How would we know that all the people sent to the furnace didnt go to hell? It says directly "For there is no authority except from God". Which means god wanted them to worship the statue. If god can manifest himself as human how do we know that the person who the statue represented wasnt god as well?
Graham Cronderbitch - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 23:27:41 EST ID:PPbAMfpd No.196077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it seems lie your looing for a reason to justify not having faith in god. i forget the details but there was a story about jesus and those who followed him traveling around in the east preaching the gospel of god. he was on a ship and he had just tought his followers that dying is not the end and that having faith in him is having security in death. then they traveled by boat and jesus rested and while he was asleep made a huge storm trap the boat they were on and there was rocking so fierce that the boat was liable to break into peices. His followers were screaming an crying scared to die then suddenly jesus woke and said why do you say you would die for me and face death and cower at the sight or thought of it. death is nothing, but the begining of the second life. those who are truly faithful in christ would easily die if it was there eternal life up for wager. eternal life vs. eternal death hmm what to do.
Phineas Hessledudging - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 03:05:52 EST ID:u+wIIp7U No.196078 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>it seems lie your looing

Faggy Sovingdedge - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 05:44:52 EST ID:uDAV1e3q No.196079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Paul is talking about obedience to civil laws, not religious laws. Paul was willing to disobey the authorities on matters of religion and he was put in prison for his religious views. At the time he wrote the epistle to the Romans there had been riots and pogroms, and Paul was concerned that the Christians in Rome did not give the authorities any reason to attack them. He wanted Christians to live peacefully in the state not fight against it. Jews and Christians were minorities that would have been very vulnerable during civil unrest in the Roman empire. This is why Paul is so keen to avoid any sort of civil unrest. When Paul tells people not to resist the authorities he is talking about not starting riots or plotting revolution, he is not saying that Christians should follow the Roman's religion.

Similarly, the Jews in exile in Babylon lived peacefully within the state but kept to their own religion and continued worshiping God. When Nebuchadnezzar tried to force Daniel's friends to worship the statue they didn't resist violently, they just refused and accepted that they would be executed. They kept faith in God and they were saved as a result. The statue did not represent God, the Bible is very clear all the way through that you shouldn't worship idols, it represents the gods of the Babylonians. When Daniel's friends survive being put in the furnace, it shows that God's power is real and the Babylonian gods' power is not.

The Babylonians believed that they had conquered the Jews through their own power, but the Bible makes it clear that the power that the Babylonians had was given to them by God. This is also what Paul is saying about the Roman empire, so the message is consistent.
Wesley Hurringkud - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:47:15 EST ID:vFpEa1Nb No.196080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. He's saying that civil and religious authorities *can* live side by side. Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's. That's not saying that all authority is good, just that it's not necessarily bad.

You are it by Lillian Giffingfuck - Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:44:50 EST ID:xMmvmjRR No.192845 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Cornelius Wicklekudging - Sat, 03 May 2014 00:34:31 EST ID:Lhp1yiVw No.193318 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is what i made up when i was 16 (but i made less inconsistencies because i had no pleb audience); but now i'm cool, edgy, and chill
Simon Dandletire - Mon, 05 May 2014 04:20:24 EST ID:KHq6GlIc No.193338 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Be that as it may, the mental suffering never ends and that idea is only fooling the brain into thinking that you're somehow special and have the power to do things. Reality is far from that and that's why society is how it is today.
James Sovinggold - Mon, 05 May 2014 16:17:03 EST ID:d1wkdiSv No.193347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not going to deny any truth behind this statement as I can relate personal experiences to this sentiment. However this is still an opinion not qualitative evidence to support a claim we, as mere mortals cannot support with quantitative data and it also remains disputable. I have held conversations with several characters and also reflected with those who seek to overcome the insufferable power of de;ath and live forever in this reality; the reality that they perceive within the ether: This is a hardly a lesser spiritual concept to taking shit loads of psychs and feeling one with the world.
Molly Mebbertidge - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:57:49 EST ID:vL38NDWg No.196070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So in saying that are we saying, that we are all part of god?
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It is just discussion about a symbol, conceived by people. 'God' is a symbol and anyone is free to give that symbol any meaning he or she wants. I belive it is pointless to find one true definition of god, or definition closest to the truth. Look at all the misery this simple riffle-raffle caused throught human history over defining this mere abstract symbol.

TL;DR - whatever, mate. Name things as you fancy, just don't force your meaning onto other people.

PS. I love Alan Watts!

Much love!

Feminism and equality by George Shakeforth - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:54:29 EST ID:YCRp0L7h No.195988 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am writing a feature article about the feminism.
Anybody got any opinions on the matter, if so, any good things to put in my article?
Do you think that feminism is dead?
Thx /pss/
Also general feminism thead
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Charlotte Dellymock - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:46:42 EST ID:YsoDro+T No.196048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>much easier to control/handle/work-with than their male counterparts, and I like that.
I know somebody that got turned down for a position within his office for just this reason. He asked the dude why he didn't even get interviewed and he straight up said "You wouldn't do as I say, you'd ask questions and take inititive and I don't need that in an assistant".

Btw it's kinda fucked you think women who can function independently are "trash". You realise that "easy to control" is a character flaw, right?

"Businesses everywhere" huh? If that's true you must have a plethora of sources..
Martin Crollerwater - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:03:55 EST ID:1heTqcJX No.196051 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>"Businesses everywhere" huh? If that's true you must have a plethora of sources..

Jarvis Wickleworth - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:07:16 EST ID:q+dVyNYa No.196054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I mean according to statistics I just pulled out of my ass, men get raped and abused just as much as women!

According to CDC statistics so not out of the ass, as you say. This is why people don't take feminism seriously.

As a gay man, I wouldn't just tell an anti-homosexual trying compare homosexuals with pedophiles that he's a disgusting man and have a kneejerk reaction. I would try to explain to him why his reasoning is incorrect to the point where he is alienated with facts and cannot be taken seriously.
Charlotte Dellymock - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:43:58 EST ID:YsoDro+T No.196056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Martin makes a claim about subordinates
>you post a link about leadership
Doris Buddlelock - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:40:35 EST ID:1heTqcJX No.196059 Ignore Report Quick Reply

no that link also talks about how across the board females and males prefer male *coworkers* too, not just bosses

Rape as a By-product of Egotism - The Masculine and Feminine Archetypes by Sidney Fanwater - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:31:35 EST ID:K7SEPeEs No.195983 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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*trigger warning for rape*
Frat houses are microcosmic boot camps for entrenching the Masculine Archetype; they operate much the same way that gangs do.
•Hazing as initiation and diminishing individuality- as defined as a being which identifies as independent of the group
•A sense of belonging and camaraderie amongst those in the group despite that group's initial cruelty- a feeling arises as though one has earned their place and are now above others outside the group
•Masculinity and fraternity reinforce aggression, dominance, control- all typically egotistical traits.
•As the feeling of fraternity increases, the circle of empathy shrinks- eventually to only include those within the group. (Important to note a strong sense of camaraderie amongst gang rapists as observed most notably in my mind during the Rwanadan Genocide but present in countless other scenarios)
•These super-charged Masculinites then go out into the college environment and naturally attract Feminites (the Feminine Archetype, every bit as insidious and manipulative as the Masculine)
-other examples of this outside of the collegiate realm lead me to believe that the Masculine and Feminine Archetypes reinforce one another.
•Sexuality being what it is in this country- that is, a cocktail of repressed feelings and acknowledgements with a sprinkle of steroidal infusion from societal reinforcement (identity validation through sexual conquest, marketing appeals to hyper sexuality, general pigeonholing of sex as an act that is owed, etc.) -it makes sense that when fused with this type of culture (Masculine/Feminine dichotomy) that the result is a 300% increase in rape
•This leads me to conclude that when the scale is pulled back to individuals who are not so easily typecast within societal boxes, yet still must exist with the institutions of society (individuality inevitably is betrayed by the institutions it operates within), the same basic principle is at work: Rape is absolutely a problem of identity; not solely gender identity, as gender roles are quite fluid (much like identity) but identity at large.
Right now, gender roles play such a large part in shaping identity that it may be easy to become confused as to where the problem originates but I believe that these problems arise from the egotistical hyperbole of the Masculine and Feminine Archetypes.
Rape is about power. Anger is about control. Dominance is the primary function of egotistical action.
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Matilda Blundlebanks - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:07:30 EST ID:H0iuvgD/ No.196019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Confound variables:

Not random sample of people
Girls could be lying more
They're all in college
Maybe they're raped by other peoplet
etc etc

And in the study which is referred to they use an attitude test to deduct the amount of actual rape occurrences from, which is retarded.
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Samuel Gunningbanks - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:11:07 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.196042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, all of that is stupid as fuck.
Rape is natural. It's in almost every mammalian society of higher brain function. I assume rape is so common because our main biological purpose is reproduction. If our main biological purpose is reproduction, you can't deny that the opportunity to force another into letting you reproduce isn't enticing at times.

Sociologists over-think rape. Why? Because it's a hot topic for past and present social justice fags that can't accept that the world isn't all rainbows and fairness and that, believe it or not, not every case of reproduction is consensual, nor must it be when the main agenda is reproduction. You people think humans are some sort of godly figure, but I can assure you, a man is just an ape with a vocabulary.

Dolphins rape the shit out of each other all the time and you don't see feminazis making a big deal about that.
Frederick Blatherman - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:56:11 EST ID:FqJYi18c No.196043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>believe it or not, not every case of reproduction is consensual, nor must it be when the main agenda is reproduction.
>implying that sex in 2014 is only used for reproduction
Frederick Blatherman - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:58:33 EST ID:FqJYi18c No.196044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You people think humans are some sort of godly figure, but I can assure you, a man is just an ape with a vocabulary.

An ape with a vocabulary that could be more than that if it chose to be. To choose to subvert our own nature is a great exercise in will. We can construct a better world, so why shouldn't we? Why should we fall prey to the naturalistic fallacy?

Just because something is "natural" does not mean we need to hold it up as desirable.
Charlotte Dellymock - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:28:54 EST ID:YsoDro+T No.196047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I assume rape is so common because our main biological purpose is reproduction

"Biological purpose" isn't a thing. You meant to say that we have traits which were naturally selected for that make reproduction a high priority.

However, a tiny minority of rapes actually result in reproduction, and rapists do not cite reproduction as a motivation. You conjecture is interesting but utterly baseless.

>you can't deny that the opportunity to force another into letting you reproduce isn't enticing at times
I can, and so can 99% of the population. We honestly do not have those feelings.

Those of us with the desire to reproduce also have maternal/paternal instincts, which is why pair bonding exists. The act of rape goes against this natural bond parents share.

So while raping may be natural, NOT raping is significantly more natural.

Problematic/dysfunctional people - can they change by themselves? by Hannah Wiggleson - Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:49:48 EST ID:pqk06mn6 No.195109 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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can we expect people to change their (self) destructive patterns that are deeply ingrained in their behavior/personality/outlook. should they be treated like children and forced to change, since they may have no motive or ability to conceive being able to change even?
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Angus Nashwill - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:17:36 EST ID:OUwZoYoE No.195875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What if outwardly everything appears as it should be, while inside, you know you don't perform the function you should perform - and what's more, you don't even what that function would be?
This state can be called dysfunctional in the sense that not everything is how it should be - but how does one find out how it should be?
Augustus Wonderway - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:39:47 EST ID:UWYDaXVE No.195876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sometimes the first one, sometimes the second one.

Sometimes even children have the capacity to change themselves for the better. Sometimes adults don't.

It's not a black and white thing.

As with almost everything in life, sometimes it's one way, sometimes it's the other way. This is not a middle ground fallacy, by the way; take an hour to look at how many cases are like this and you'll see that often, not always but OFTEN, things can go either way.
Lydia Bledgenot - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:02:08 EST ID:F5RtLyIS No.195881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's fair, i would say that happens.

But also that another thing similar happens where sometimes your searching for what functionality would be and if it exists, leading you to feel it's abscence. If things are as they ought to be then why are they thus.
Hannah Gonderbat - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:42 EST ID:CDP5PjGT No.195890 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I make a good case study due to being a walking lump of opposites and extremes.

Every person is a lump of opposites and extremes.

People should realize this.
Barnaby Baddlemine - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:09:04 EST ID:9jwuI1ab No.196009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yes. I am dysfunctional and have problematic behaviours and I think Id benefit from an outside force guiding me to a better life. Although I can easily conceive being able to change I just dont know how

The one question to end all questions by Fanny Turveyford - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:54:21 EST ID:3kTcL0Pw No.195882 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is the one question that I think is the most important to answer, above all others:

If we are to assume that life is absurd, that there is no afterlife or soul, and no objective morality:

How does one live one's life?

I like to drink/smoke weed and consider this one question, but even after numerous attempts and having an introspective personality, I still have not reached an answer I like beyond "to live as comfortable, secure, and happy of a life as possible".

But life is uncertain, and the definition of happiness varies from person to person. I've found it is a deeply complex subject.

So, as drunk as I am now, I put the question to /pss/. Answer the question to the best of your ability, because it's a true question as far as modern science is concerned. What do you do if you assume said situation, and don't take a leap of faith into hope or religion? I want to know the Truth (capital T) above all else, yet I know I likely never will, not completely, within this lifetime. We still have a good amount of experimental data to work with, though, which is what I base the question on. Camus is also a good source, and I have considered his work a lot, but I have still not reached a final conclusion I'm satisfied with.

I'm curious how you guys will respond, if at all, if you even can. Pic unrelated and related at the same time.
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Rebecca Clacklefitch - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:18:56 EST ID:FnLSIj6V No.195933 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in a pretty cool way.
maybe if you ask "why the moon got there", i will care. but then you're asking why and i don't have to
Faggy Pockson - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:21:48 EST ID:D8tJ5vV5 No.195934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ugh i don't feel like it, but here's some points anyways. The world is over-populated, fetuses are entirely unintelligible beings with significantly undeveloped senses, if you can kill animals for hunting you should be able to put down a stupid fetus, fetuses aren't sentient enough to have their own rights as they're overly dependent on the functioning off the physiology of another human being not even making consideration of the golden rule worthy here, stupid unwanted fetuses can provide potentially massive health benefits for fully conscious human beings, fuck fetuses, fuck fetuses, fetuses are fucking stupid and it's a waste of energy to let them grow if having a child is deemed undesirable, too many people will just go to back alley doctors or find alternative means of inducing abortion if no legal abortion clinics are available, fetuses might be tasty and worth eating, fetuses don't share the same emotional fear of death a developed human being does, fuck fetuses, fuck fetuses, if you don't go through abortion and set the child you're having up for adoption then you're just creating another miserable life in an orphanage, fuck fetuses, fuck fetuses etc
Hugh Drasslestot - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:25:49 EST ID:4FzMI92o No.195936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What I've discovered is that there is a notion out there so powerful that in effect you could treat it as a cheat code or a systems override, i don't think it's the answer to how you should live, but it's definitely a catalyst, the strongest there is.

I'm talking of suicide here and the (ironically) rejuvenating effect it can have on the body and mind to contemplate it and consider it. I think that in nature we have many possible triggers, you can call them "desperation landmines" that might make us want to kill ourselves. Losing a loved one, getting an infection, poisoning, losing a limb, maybe even being too introspective and hitting an existential crisis.

The main reasons we sidestep thinking about suicide is fear of course, but also guilt, we don't want to make people who love us feel bad about us dying, disrupting their lives or scarring them and if you're inculcated from birth with abrahamic values you feel guilty about suicide because of it being a sin and a path straight to hell.

You can observe very different behaviours from people who don't give as much of a shit about suicide and more broadly i suppose the value of life, psychopaths being our number one example of what it means to live life without fear and guilt, and so basically living life as though you are free to die any moment, no regrets.

Try it as a thought experiment for a week. Convince yourself you have a terminal illness and are not estimated to live beyond the end of this month. It's not desperation and apathy that will be your main staples during this time, quite the opposite.
Shitting Driblingforth - Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:16:55 EST ID:nUYOt2Yq No.195963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>fuck fetuses
no you fuck a fetus, fuck face.
Angus Goodlock - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:40:11 EST ID:3h0ggL7U No.195980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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> This is a repost of a repost

How can we live in today's world?
No one can ever REALLY tell us anything. They can only guide us.

There are a lot of people who need your help. They are HURTING, in ways we can't even conceive of. We are being SILENTLY OPPRESSED, and humanity is lying down CHEERFULLY to it's own death.

We're all expecting the revolution. WHERE IS IT?

the way to fight oppression is through expression.
the way to fight consumerism is through creativity.
the way to fight hate is through love.
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