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The Dino Unbeliver by Hedda Biffingwater - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:46:21 EST ID:qCFL3x7b No.205044 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I also am 420 JENK ADDICTED The Dino War, also known as the Dino Wars (after the recent War on Dino), is an ongoing global war that has lasted from 2014 to the present, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Belivers and the UnBelivers. It was the most widespread war in internet history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire alchoholic, industrial, babble and scientific capabilities behind thier war effort, erasing the distinction between unuseful and useful resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the non beligerent powers and the strategic clogging of whole web sites (during which approximately one million people were killed, including the use of weapons of mass confusion) it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made The Dino War the deadliest conflict in human history.[4]
The Empire of Unbelivers aimed to dominate /Dino/ /B/ /420/ /Sports/ /Jenk/ /Hooch/ /H/ and /Weed/ and was already at war with /Chem/ in 2013 but the war is generally said to have begun on 13 Febuary 2014 with the invasion of Dino by Scientologists and subsequent declarations of war on Dino by the allies powers of the UnBelivers. From late 2013 to early 2015, in a series of campaigns and treaties, the UnBelivers conquered or controlled much of continental 420chan, and formed the Eternal Alliance with Hooch and Sports. Following the Liturgian Pact Hooch and the 420 partitioned and annexed over 15 boards of their imediate neighbours, including Jenk, Del, Dis, M, and Hist. Dino was the only Allied forces continuing the fight against the UnBelivers, with campaigns in Jenk as well as Hooch as well as the long-running war in IRC. In June 2014, the UnBeliver alliance of The Earth launched a massive invasion of Dino opening the largest land theatre of war in history, which trapped the major part of the UnBelivers military forces into a War of Attrition. In October 2014, Sports attacked /B/ and Dino youtube videos in the colorado serves, and q…
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Jack Dandleworth - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:32:56 EST ID:leZP6eTF No.205058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You have my sympy
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Ernest Pittshaw - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 01:06:28 EST ID:g4Mk1c0l No.205140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205044
what?
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Nathaniel Wishshit - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 01:29:04 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.205141 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205140

Why the fuck did you bump this?
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Betsy Bocklefoot - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:29:38 EST ID:ojaHPOuC No.205152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205141
why did you? nb
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Jack Bonderwill - Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:06:48 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.205155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205152

I didn't; it was at the top of the page.


Precognitive dream by Esther Crigglewill - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:19:11 EST ID:ZNob/F5/ No.205084 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I recognized (deja vu, but then immediately remembering the dream vividly) that I had an exact precognitive dream of me doing some certain things within a timespan of around 10 seconds. The dream was 2-3 weeks before.

What does this mean for philosophy/science?
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Priscilla Horrykad - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:40:28 EST ID:TAvy0lYl No.205088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205084
probably nothing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9j%C3%A0_vu#Explanations
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Jack Gupperstock - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 23:00:24 EST ID:ZNob/F5/ No.205091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205088
*tips fedora*
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Thomas Buckleforth - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:42:50 EST ID:OecPaKWi No.205136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205091
*adjusts trilby*
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Lillian Decklewell - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 02:36:11 EST ID:AMrgzVmy No.205145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that we are captaining a ship of choice through time, steered by the constructions of a biological computer


why should marijuana be industrialized? by kris - Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:27:34 EST ID:mr8ua9v+ No.202812 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I know little about this subject but would like to learn more. I think the commodification of cannabis, seeing as how it's literally a weed, is pretty fucked up and it should be freely available to all (for its medicinal benefits and low-risk recreational use).

Please let me know your thoughts and disagreements. Thank you!

>A former Microsoft executive is planning to create a marijuana enterprise that he hopes will dominate the legal cannabis industry... much like Starbucks dominates the coffee industry.

>The businessman worked at Microsoft for six years until 2009, but now believes that the pot industry will join the ranks of the world’s largest corporations.

https://www.rt.com/usa/microsoft-manager-shively-marijuana-brand-093/
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Cornelius Fommercocke - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:19:56 EST ID:1iJ/Y3fp No.205055 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205054
There's trolling and butthurt, but there are occasionally serious discussions. Try it out.
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Martha Pillerkure - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:23:09 EST ID:vESNchwV No.205066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>202812
Let them tr to dominate the industry, who gives a shit? it grows about everywhere on this planet and a growcloset is easy as fuck. I'm pretty good with plants and working with them is my passion, i'd even love to start a counter-seed company for free and good genetics

>seeing as how it's literally a weed, is pretty fucked up and it should be freely available to all (for its medicinal benefits and low-risk recreational use).
This should be with every plant the case.

Fuck rich assholes who try to own plants, fuck them hard in the ass all of them.

>pic , i love these guys and their seeds
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Polly Dasslelock - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:32:31 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205055
Lol dude /pol/ is 100% butthurt but at the same time I will admit that sometimes, actually pretty often, people come into fights with serious links and evidence, shedding light onto new things. /pol/ is definitely more professional than /pss/, because they do usually use links in /pol/ where as here nobody wants to post sources for anything, which is a bad thing.
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TX Dog - Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:16:11 EST ID:hGyuk28u No.205110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hmmm...nuthin, guys? Ive been gone for a couple of weeks and was fearing missing out on a good discussion, but alaS, no fucks given on this one, apparently....
>Fuck rich assholes who try to own plants, fuck them hard in the ass all of them.
AGREED, FRIEND X10!
Well, I will say this, I think the Texas Reggie Market will rise again, many benefits to be reaped in the coming months..... woo!
*click* *bubble bubble bubble* *whew* yup....... :)
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Oliver Crovingshit - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 08:22:28 EST ID:loX9z3IE No.205193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>202819

You can literally gorw it in a potplant with little to no effort.

That being said the more effort the stronger the weed, but thats how theyre gonna getcha, gonna get you hooked on super dooper high thc weed so when you grow your own you dont bother so you remain a good consumer.

Seriously, i planted 2 seeds in a bush during the right season and just went back every now and then to keep and eye on it and i got a pound of decent weed, i called it bubba kush purp dragon throne because i know how you americans love your brand names.


The shepherd tends his flock because he, too, is hungry by Priscilla Crirrydetch - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:08:54 EST ID:M2bcxwEP No.205037 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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But he too, would forget his own nature. Casting about and finding naught but himself, he sought to return man not to God, but to himself. Such a thing is not possible, after all man is a deathless being and will inevitably return to God.

However, man is apt to be distracted...
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Isabella Sobberwater - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:20:21 EST ID:CRXjpaVf No.205077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205037
at least there's hope :)
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Graham Puzzleson - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:57:53 EST ID:FM6grCjU No.205078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205071
I thought Dino was a botnet after the unbeliever was thrown into the mike Tysons internet hell.

>I remember dino back then its was literally Jenk # 2... no joke
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Hedda Bammleworth - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 03:25:01 EST ID:M2bcxwEP No.205093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck are you guys on about?
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Albert Nickleshit - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:25:20 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205093
Dude idk, but /pss/ has been fuckin boring lately. Nobody talks about anything and a handful of people won't shut the fuck up about dinosaurs in like every thread.
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Bombastus !lnkYxlAbaw!!7zlcjO/U - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:16:19 EST ID:gm9dPrV5 No.205095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205094
Then start one. There are two options when a board gets boring:
  1. Start some conversation
  2. Leave

I did the second option.


Reality by George Dravinghood - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:52:50 EST ID:CApodD9S No.204783 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is "Real"? What is "Illusion" or "Delusion"?

How does one live life with the absurd understanding that we will live and die never truly knowing one way or the other, and who is right or wrong?
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Priscilla Crirrydetch - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:45:36 EST ID:M2bcxwEP No.205038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204974
You present a very interesting idea of anarchy. To live "without rulers, not without rules."

One wonders if people truly have an inherent sense of morality. For all of the selfish and corrupt behaviors that people exhibit on a daily basis, often those same people are driven to incredible acts of goodwill in times of crisis. As though incredible stress can break through our externally enforced morality and tap into an inherent desire to do good. Without deeper understanding, people may quickly revert to their usual, comfortable modes of thinking. Someone who has lost the beliefs that ruled their lives would doubtless be disoriented and unable to fathom an internal system of morality.

Perhaps I should spend more time thinking about the morals that have been impressed upon me, and of those which lie buried underneath.
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Cyril Cruffingstid - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:42:06 EST ID:6Hcvcu4y No.205065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205021
So you're saying you're the Dino dude?!!!! Holy prancing pony on a pogo shit!!!
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Jack Fanstock - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:04:27 EST ID:xWdZfKYd No.205079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204974
the thing is none of those things resulting in making you unlost.

You aren't hoping to find your old god, and realizing it's chaotic gives you no way to navigate anything.

Assuming that life is chaotic and isn't ruled by the control or order you had, doesn't remove the consequences that achieved the apparent order you have lost grasp of.(So as not to come to the conclusion there is no order or not.)

You still will be surrounded by the illusionairy world you believe isn't there. And will now appear disconnected and be treated with hostility. The same way any person is who seems to be lost on a highway or not turning on a traffic light the same time everybody else does.

That's how you will be treated. Go ahead and come up with an answer for that before you go around cheating the idea that one's beliefs should be let go of.

That's the only thing keeping you sane, safe, and happy.

The truth of anything is always hoped, and hope is always dependent on will.
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John Lightridge - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:58 EST ID:PMR6/8EW No.205081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>How does one live life with the absurd understanding that we will live and die never truly knowing one way or the other, and who is right or wrong?

Because the reality is so mind bogglingly complex that things like good and evil, right and wrong, seem immediately egotistical and having only to do with YOUR own personal concern with YOUR own personal life. Which, that kind of concern itself seems a bit absurd in itself. You dont have to know WHY it's wrong to kill a child, for no reason. There is an inbred mechanism in most people that just tell them it's wrong. Like jacking off into your own mouth, or eating your own poo. It's the same mechanism at work. Now whether or not these intuitions connect with some higher metaphysical plane is another question entirely, which might grant them some higher or different degree of legitimacy. But as it stands, we seem to be thrust primarily in some shared, large, physical reality, and when these mechanisms of avoidance become perturbed, that's when people do fucked up shit, so just concern yourself with maintaining your own purity of self, and you should be set. That's all you can really do.
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Nell Femblenene - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:36:09 EST ID:Vl9Bj1se No.205082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204783
> What is "Real"?
Any description of reality is incomplete, outdated, and taken out of context.

> How does one live life with the absurd understanding that we will live and die never truly knowing one way or the other, and who is right or wrong?
You get over it and accept that knowledge, though imperfect, can still be useful.


Reading list and general PSS discussion by Shitting Bunkinman - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:52:37 EST ID:1iJ/Y3fp No.205026 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As my knowledge grows, I notice that I have concepts and terms to describe and make sense of things I've seen and thought about, but could never properly put into words. I have become acutely aware of my lack of education and want to rectify this. I would, therefore, like to ask /pss/ to recommend books, lectures, documentaries, articles, whatever else that will serve as a sort of primer for the Humanities. I want to expand my knowledge and avoid the pitfalls of pseudo-intellectual misinterpretation and misunderstanding.
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Phoebe Hadgeson - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:02:41 EST ID:1iJ/Y3fp No.205073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205072
>>205070
>>205069
I just realized that Sophie's World is from Norway, and Toki Wartooth is as well. That's awesome. Thank you for the suggestion, it looks interesting. Now I just need recommendations for other disciplines. Maybe I'll look up some videos later as a sort of primer.
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Walter Trotwell - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:44:08 EST ID:JQnDFS+M No.205074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205073

Sophie's world is more of a novel where the main character gets a solid introduction in philosophical canon. Solid enough so the reader gets educated by it. Also the twist is a classic philosophical one.

If you want raw philosophy you could start with Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche. Not that it's a hugely important book in the canon, or an anchor to start your studies with. However he poetry is great, it's written as a holy book so it's a joy to read.
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Augustus Shakecocke - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:51:49 EST ID:iZ6Xd/0D No.205075 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205026

I think Man in the Modern Age by Karl Jaspers is really good. Check that out.
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Isabella Sobberwater - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:17:48 EST ID:CRXjpaVf No.205076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205074
seconding zarathustra. i really didn't understand it thoroughly after my first time through, so it's perfect for rereading. i think it sparked my love for philosophy in general, but also for the poetic style of philosophy. definitely recommended; it's thick but keep chugging. it'll be worth it further down the road
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Charles Niggerfoot - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:57:53 EST ID:kdt/L4mb No.205108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205076
I liked Jumanji better but now Robin Williams is flying with Desmond in hell


Philosophy of Mind documents by Sidney Tillingdale - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:57:12 EST ID:sviFT3nS No.204646 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftu76wglll3n05v/PHILO%20268%20Spring%202015%20%282%29.zip?dl=0

Here's a bucket of articles that we went over in my philosophy of mind (/philosophical psychology) course.

Thought you guys would enjoy it since this board loves to talk about consciousness and free will and stuff. There's some good stuff in there, some classics, some basics, some more obscure things, whatever. If you have articles of your own, feel free to post. No hippie bullshit though
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Cyril Fillystock - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:18:21 EST ID:RAT68MOH No.204730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204646
Best paper? quick quick!
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Clara Claydale - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:42:12 EST ID:CsL3tdzS No.204732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204725
>comes on thread
>demands op give a reason for making a post
>starts yelling cause he didn't
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Faggy Shittingfuck - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:05:28 EST ID:wxf+2ypx No.205046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This thread is great.
OP dumps 'documents' but won't elaborate why we should look at these documents. People get mad at guy who asked for info on the documents.

>wat
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Wesley Sanningwill - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:47:09 EST ID:yXptVoXS No.205047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205046
Guy dumps 'chocolates' on the table for people to enjoy but won't elaborate why we should eat these chocolates. People get mad at guy who asks for info on the chocolates.

>wat
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Shit Hizzleman - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:21:20 EST ID:NI2sEp7n No.205048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205047
well what are these fucking chocolate things? why did you put them here? I've never seen them before in my life!!


The quest for the meaning of life by Phineas Bovingneck - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:35:44 EST ID:0tZygr1W No.204987 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I guess this stems from this post >>204958 I don't want to derail the thread into a big existential debate.

Anyways, I know it's futile to try and unearth the meaning of life. It's something we can't ever comprehend. Well, maybe we will, hundreds of years into the future with science and the like. But as it stands for our society at present we do not and cannot truly understand the cosmos. So I guess this discussion is more geared towards finding peace with life. Mindfulness.

Thinking about all this stuff has consumed me the past 3 years. I've had to go to therapy because it used to give me crippling anxiety to the point where I'd randomly break down crying and just generally freak out. I'm a bit "better" now, but despite all the thinking and reading I've done I'm so far from satisfied. How can a lowly primate as me have an awareness of how expansive, ancient and mysterious the cosmos is, and expect to just idly live my life and not think about it? I don't understand how everyone isn't collectively freaking out and banding together to come to terms with it all. Sure, that's what religion is for I guess, but we all know how that turned out. I know I have one life, I should enjoy and live it because once it's gone, it's gone. My body and mind will re-absorb back into the universe, and I will both cease to exist and yet exist forever in some shapeless, thoughtless form of energy. I just can't accept that everything I've ever done and will do essentially means nothing. I know it means something to ME and those around me, but in the grand scheme of things one can't even quantify how meagre and meaningless our actions and life is.

I watched the first episode of de Grasse Tyson's Cosmos documentary last night and he put it into perspective a bit. Let's take the history of the cosmos and put it into a calendar year, with each month roughly representing 1.1 billion years and each day representing 40 million years. Human society - everything we have ever known, created, breathed, lived, killed and so on has existed for a mere 14 seconds of that calendar year. When I look at it like that I can't help but feel that …
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Jack Pondershaw - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:37:22 EST ID:RGmFZtRU No.204998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204988
Thanks for the reply man. Yes I hear you out completely. We may not have a meaning, but we individually have our purposes and it's up to us to fulfill them. I know all this stuff. I know I know I know. Everything has been said to me, I've thought everything through. But I still can't settle my mind.

And yeah, I have passions in life. Music mainly. It's what keeps me going every day. I play 2 instruments and I just spend my days getting lost in the music. My main life ambition (in addition to getting a good job after college) is to became a master amateur musician. So it's nice to be able to focus all this energy somewhere. I gotta say, this existential crisis has definitely helped my musical capabilities haha... dat escapism

But still, I feel that I won't ever be truly satisfied until I can accept death. I know that I should live my life and put my energies elsewhere, but I feel like that's brushing it under the carpet, only for these thoughts to resurface again. I guess, in essence, what I'm seeking is enlightenment, and an acceptance of death. How I achieve these things I don't know but I'd fucking love to.
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Jack Pondershaw - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:42:58 EST ID:RGmFZtRU No.204999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204998
Like do people ever accept death? Or do we humans live our whole life in fear of the unknown? I know some people claim to not fear dying - but how much of that is true? My mother rang me today, and she said "Oh god, it's my 51st birthday soon... I feel so old! I don't like it". It got me thinking of how old people always complain about being old and cringe at the thought of their birthday - is it because they're one year closer to death? My aunt's husband also died recently, at the age of 88. I can't stop thinking what it must be like for her. To spend her entire life with someone, and then have that person go forever, and her spend every night alone from now, until she dies, which could be any day, just patiently waiting... Same with my grandfather. My grandmother died 12 years ago, and although he is quite old now, he never does anything. He just sits in his chair, stares into space. It's almost like he's just waiting for death to come knock on his door - whether he wants it to come, whether he's ready or not, I don't know. But I can't stop thinking of that mentality, and how I'll be like that too.

Like I've said previously I guess all I can do is my life to it's fullest extent, so by the time I'm old I'll be hopefully be ready and willing to die, but is anyone ever ready to die? Only time will tell...
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Phoebe Dranningridge - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:54:43 EST ID:Dn8Stae3 No.205000 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Ivan_Ilyich
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Sophie Gacklepore - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:37:09 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204999
Most people fear death and the unknown. And OP will probably always fear death and the unknown, too, because that's normal. It's part of our survival instincts. But, thanks to intelligence, we can override instinct. If you think about all the reasons why you should and shouldn't fear death, well eventually death stops feeling like an issue. The way I see it, I'm not worried about what happens to me because I understand that fear is human, but once I die I will cease to be human and I (all my matter) will be recycled.

You don't wanna fear death? You gotta accept that it's coming, like actually accept that it is coming and not just accept the idea that it's coming, and you need to realize that death is beyond comprehension and that nothing you are now will pass through death, but instead something truly unknown will happen to you. But it'll happen no matter what, and fearing it only makes life feel shittier, but embracing your time limit suddenly makes everything seem more significant. Focus more on death and everything surrounding it if you want to get over it. If you simply try not to think about it the rest of your life, you'll always be upset by it when it surprises you, which it will.

I'm not afraid of death. I'm actually kind of excited about it, because I know it'll be something completely new and none of my worldly pains will be there. Try to think about more reasons to be happy about your incoming death, and it'll feel better.
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Hugh Hongerkack - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:37:51 EST ID:bBWCO7SU No.205028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Our time on Earth is very short indeed. Stories tell of people dying, being embraced by a loving warmth. Yet memories and relatives urge them to stay on Earth, because their time has not yet come, and as they're being pushed back into this world they feel a reluctance - they have grown accustomed to this otherworldly life and are eager to explore it more.


Revisionists by Charlotte Pickshaw - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:47 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.204862 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's talk about Revisionists, more specifically those who revise language.
How do you feel about some of today's most popular revisions? Do any of them stand out to you as good/bad?
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A Wizard - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:40:48 EST ID:0GUlOPB0 No.204930 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's all doublethink to create the new world order! It was all layed out in the "doublethink manifesto" a PDF virus online America online!
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Shitting Drackledock - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:26:27 EST ID:jqm0dLbV No.204937 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I have never touched a dictionary
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Sophie Gacklepore - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:39:23 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204930
George Orwell had a lot of good insight into a low of problems we're starting to face today.
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Hedda Fongerchud - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:49:59 EST ID:SvONg1DG No.205007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEQixrBKCc
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Doris Sammerhall - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:49:25 EST ID:JQnDFS+M No.205009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205005

Don't forget Huxley and his infantilized brave new world.


Why do nationalities have differing social traits? by Basil Hoffinglare - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:18:14 EST ID:0tZygr1W No.204864 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why are some nationalities/ethnicities more reserved than others? Similarily, why are some more polite than others, why are some more hospitable, some ruder and so on? Why do Swedes not sit down beside a stranger on a bus even if there's a spare seat beside them while Irish people are curious and open when it comes to strangers?

I don't know, I'm living abroad at the moment, and this is my 6th month here. It's just very interesting to see how people act interact with each other differently. Over here, people are very polite and friendly, yet difficult to truly befriend, whereas at home it's very easy to make friends, even if ultimately they turn out to not be your friend... in a non-malicious manner, just more like a "oh, guess that friendship didn't work out, moving on".

I know there's a huge amount of factors in play. An entire nation's history is what defines one's psyche and such, so I guess in a way it might be a bit of an impossible question. But if anyone is interesting in shedding some light or insight please do.
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Frederick Gimblestone - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:16:54 EST ID:GJdHVJcG No.204973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204868
> ideas like nations and ethnicity has only been important in the lives of people for the last 200-300 years
tone the zealotry down, man
http://history-of-macedonia.com/2009/12/25/identity-ancient-greeks-jonathan-hall/
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A Wizard - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:46:08 EST ID:OGmKKYhX No.204986 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204973
That's all that I see taking place in the future is the dirt farmers will rise up against the west and obliterate them with space lasers and then it will usher in the Empire of Aquarius...
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A Wizard - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:12:59 EST ID:/qIPrPet No.204993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204986

Farming is a respectable and important trade. Without farmers, we'd have no bread, so fuck you, we need them.
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Fuck Cloffingmag - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:11:02 EST ID:litYsN1t No.204994 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204888

Rome's complicated because it depends on which time period you're looking at. Early on you could be in the "Roman Empire" but in actuality local lords ruled your lands and you just paid your taxes. Nothing Roman about being a dirty Spaniard surrounded by other tribal Spaniards. As time goes on Rome changes and so do the fringes of their empire. Like all things tied to culture, it changes depending on what time period you're talking about, what region you're in, and (in my opinion) the realities of your political experience (how you're ruled).

Civic nationalism is fine but I won't try and bullshit people, and most here would be lieing to say otherwise. But I do treat people outside of my 'ingroup' differently. Even if its not immediately noticeable on introspection. You can be an upstanding American citizen from the North West or the deep South, you'll behave differently if you grew up in either region. Yeah, we're harmonized quite a bit, but there are still very large cultural differences between us.

Idk what i think on the origins of cultural identity. But if i was going to throw a dart I'd say that some % of it is certainly influenced by the political world you are under, the region you live in/weather/pop density/etc. I think it's a very complicated soup, because people are fucking weird. those are just my 2 cents
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Jarvis Seddleforth - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:42:04 EST ID:nmUQgXEH No.204995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204994

Citizens of Capua etc. weren't considered 'Roman' for a long time. Even as Rome gained hegemony over the Italian peninsula and expanding into an empire 'Roman' generally meant citizenship to the city.


Meditation by Phoebe Goodforth - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:45:31 EST ID:/XQxUE3u No.204775 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys I'm just starting to learn how to meditate. So far I can go up to 3 minutes and after that I can't focus any longer. But, I'd say I'm starting off good.

How many of you here meditate on a daily basis? In what way does it help you? What is your favorite type of meditation?

I'm learning sleep meditation and zen. I want to broaden my horizons and love myself again. With this meditation I hope to achieve a higher level of being and be able to like myself and have a positive outlook on life.
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Frederick Cobberfon - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:17:38 EST ID:fqcz0pLm No.204981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204979
>Well, would you not
Boredom can't really exist when your potential is near infinite.

>You could take 200 years to live and work in every country in the world for about a year but that would get old eventually too
I'd much rather do that and get bored instead of getting just one chance in just one country.

>And yeah we kind of need old people to die off in order for things to progress in any meaningful way.
Alternatively, immortals could be the agents of progress. The above poster makes a good point about property and jobs, but if I were immortal, it would only be a matter of time before I became wealthy enough to simply give a home away every once in a while. Imagine if the youth of today didn't need to worry about rent or morgages? As for employment, after enough time alive I wouldn't even need a job to get by. Just save up for a few years, quit my job and share centuries of experience training and educating the younger generations.

As for voting, I think immortality would be amazing for democracy. The biggest flaw right now is that nobody can see beyond their immediate desires. After enough time on earth you begin to understand exactly how it all works.

The biggest argument against immortality is that it would see an insane inflation in world population, but that is not a problem we cannot solve. Make a law that immortals can't procreate, or a law that allows them another 100 years if they want to have children.
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Hannah Sunderfere - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:04:51 EST ID:V/Li2TYu No.204982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204981
Elders are just as much agents of progress anyways new ideas come from old people and old ideas as well as young people and nowhere(I.e. Not out of an old idea)
What is learned over time is a whole nother mechanism of thought as well and higher anticipatory capacity as well.

You get crystallized knowledge and it's up to your continued practice to keep the ability to have fluid intellegence active.
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Nicholas Sottingfield - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:16:26 EST ID:nmUQgXEH No.204983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204981

Wouldn't it be the opposite? You wouldn't have the sense of time that you have in this reality.
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A Wizard - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:41:34 EST ID:OGmKKYhX No.204984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204982
Whoa
-Neo the matrix
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Nigger Billinglock - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:53:14 EST ID:xWdZfKYd No.204989 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204984
you now know kung fu


Levels of consciousness? by Fucking Hinningmere - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:01:30 EST ID:0p7U580/ No.204533 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It is generally agreed that animals share a lower sort of consciousness than humans, what do you think a higher form of consciousness would entail?
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Sophie Cuvinggold - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 19:00:58 EST ID:m6MvBwY5 No.204599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>204533
Higher or lower consiousness/intelligence is pretty lame IMO

Higher according to what? The elephant will be the best at being an elephant but no way he can beat the ant at being an ant
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Archie Chugglechidge - Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:46:54 EST ID:fm1S8rNj No.204606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204599
>The elephant will be the best at being an elephant but no way he can beat the ant at being an ant

But neither of those things can contemplate the nature of the universe as well as a human, and neither of them will ever develop the technology to extend their life expectancy or even escape their own extinction. What's lame about that?
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James Smallhall - Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:15:54 EST ID:m6MvBwY5 No.204615 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204606
>But neither of those things can contemplate the nature of the universe as well as a human
That's not really revelant because their perception of the universe is completely different, They don't feel the need for it i guess.

But i guess being human is weird and all
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Simon Sandlekitch - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:31:09 EST ID:SqLZF4U3 No.204976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204533
something further along the continuum of mind than us might have extra senses. but being restricted to the senses we generally all share, it's hard to say what those might be.
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A Wizard - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:43:04 EST ID:OGmKKYhX No.204985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204976
No it's not hard to say because economic really is a constructed theory


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