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True for some, but I believe everything is relative, so it will not hold true for all, just my opinion though.
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Definitely will not hold true in multiverse, etc.. Some at best.


Thanks for sharing!
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Your reason to find doorways interesting, might lead you to the doors singer Morison's sad demise, that is why people are afraid to figure out stuff, it can be dangerous to experiment with thoughts, as Jesus said there are wicked things in high places just as there is good
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Oh definitely for some, I agree.

Especially when they realize the true irony of existence and cannot handle it.
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That is one of the reasons I like Camus so much. When most fully grasp what is known and what can be understood, the irony of the lack of meaning scares them, but he looks at it completely different and sees the ironic meaningless as a reason to live your life.
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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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No trolling. Sorry. Especially such deliberate and condescending put downs of other member's views or ideas. The Op clearly stated the rules. You have not been banned, but I deleted your message.

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Morning PB!hugs

Nice thread. I say the same things over and over, so I came to read a bit.
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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
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Our life...or multiple lives (as in, re-incarnated)...are akin to school for Gods.

"Does ye not know that ye are Gods?"

There are countless stars...planets, etc., so regardless of our current matter of being, i.e., human, alien/human hybrid, primate...mammal, who's to say that in the future we aren't a being in a different galaxy altogether? Therefore, we can accept that an alien race could have been created by the same creator as us. The electricity that courses through our bodies during life has to go somewhere when we die...where did that initial jolt of power come from to start with?

Gist of it is...our time here is but a blink of an eye in comparison with our immortal electric-consciousness. After our time here, we move on to another place or maybe even time...perhaps some stay and live another life here...I have a feeling that we can choose our next life...I mean, we are immortal and Gods in training after all.

This is all according to me...
I'm probably wrong.
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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.

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I quoted post about life being an amusement park and seeing 11:11, anyway might as well add my 2 cents.

I've been doing some deep contemplation for the past few months and through my past life experiences, which is not many as I'm only 26, I've come to the conclusion that life is a spiritual journey of sorts.

Everyone is on their own journey to spiritual growth all you have to do is not fuck anyone else's journey up and even help others through theirs if needed.

The goal is spiritual growth through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge which is gained by using your brain and soul together through contemplation of past, present and future. Sort of like a parent teacher conference with god.

It seems that the longer you're alive the cherished moments of your past seem more and more brief. This is probably why people are so depressed when they think of the past too much and those who think to the future are optimistic.

That said, life is a absolutely the greatest amusement park conceived. Buckle up and enjoy the rides, just don't be a bad customer!
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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
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Morning PB!hugs

Nice thread. I say the same things over and over, so I came to read a bit.
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Good morning to you as well, and thank ou! I am trying to sleep, lol so hopefully I will be gone soon, but also hopefully some morning folk want to add!

hf
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Our life...or multiple lives (as in, re-incarnated)...are akin to school for Gods.

"Does ye not know that ye are Gods?"

There are countless stars...planets, etc., so regardless of our current matter of being, i.e., human, alien/human hybrid, primate...mammal, who's to say that in the future we aren't a being in a different galaxy altogether? Therefore, we can accept that an alien race could have been created by the same creator as us. The electricity that courses through our bodies during life has to go somewhere when we die...where did that initial jolt of power come from to start with?

Gist of it is...our time here is but a blink of an eye in comparison with our immortal electric-consciousness. After our time here, we move on to another place or maybe even time...perhaps some stay and live another life here...I have a feeling that we can choose our next life...I mean, we are immortal and Gods in training after all.

This is all according to me...
I'm probably wrong.
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nice way to think of it all! Thanks for posting!
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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol.
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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.
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edited. for your further understanding.

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I quoted post about life being an amusement park and seeing 11:11, anyway might as well add my 2 cents.

I've been doing some deep contemplation for the past few months and through my past life experiences, which is not many as I'm only 26, I've come to the conclusion that life is a spiritual journey of sorts.

Everyone is on their own journey to spiritual growth all you have to do is not fuck anyone else's journey up and even help others through theirs if needed.

The goal is spiritual growth through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge which is gained by using your brain and soul together through contemplation of past, present and future. Sort of like a parent teacher conference with god.

It seems that the longer you're alive the cherished moments of your past seem more and more brief. This is probably why people are so depressed when they think of the past too much and those who think to the future are optimistic.

That said, life is a absolutely the greatest amusement park conceived. Buckle up and enjoy the rides, just don't be a bad customer!
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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
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I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.

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Rather than get depressed that essentially life has no meaning, he thinks that is the meaning.

It is beautiful when you understand it. That is one reason I have been trying to get some to read that essay of his, the Myth of Sisyphus.

In Greek Mythology he was a man who out-witted a couple of gods, different ones depending on the era, and as result, was forced to push a huge boulder up a giant hill all day, then when he reached the top with no where to go, it would roll back down and he had to start over, endlessly.
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
 Quoting: Balloons


The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


edited. for your further understanding.
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Thanks will check him out hes not new to me i just forgot what he was about
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Greek myth is strange there is also one that eats his children so they cant take his throne
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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


edited. for your further understanding.
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Thanks will check him out hes not new to me i just forgot what he was about
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Gotya. Well that essay is nothing like his books and novels, nor like any other of his essays. Def check it out!
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...what do you intend to get out of life, or why do you think we, or you personally, are here?
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You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus
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And to this AC who quoted my footer as like the first post, it is so funny how many others have said this in here. It is awesome, at least I think!

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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


edited. for your further understanding.
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Thanks will check him out hes not new to me i just forgot what he was about
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Gotya. Well that essay is nothing like his books and novels, nor like any other of his essays. Def check it out!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


But some of his books are great too, The Fall and The Stranger are two of my favs off hand, but nothing as awesome as that essay I was talking about.

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I quoted post about life being an amusement park and seeing 11:11, anyway might as well add my 2 cents.

I've been doing some deep contemplation for the past few months and through my past life experiences, which is not many as I'm only 26, I've come to the conclusion that life is a spiritual journey of sorts.

Everyone is on their own journey to spiritual growth all you have to do is not fuck anyone else's journey up and even help others through theirs if needed.

The goal is spiritual growth through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge which is gained by using your brain and soul together through contemplation of past, present and future. Sort of like a parent teacher conference with god.

It seems that the longer you're alive the cherished moments of your past seem more and more brief. This is probably why people are so depressed when they think of the past too much and those who think to the future are optimistic.

That said, life is a absolutely the greatest amusement park conceived. Buckle up and enjoy the rides, just don't be a bad customer!
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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
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I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.
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I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I quoted post about life being an amusement park and seeing 11:11, anyway might as well add my 2 cents.

I've been doing some deep contemplation for the past few months and through my past life experiences, which is not many as I'm only 26, I've come to the conclusion that life is a spiritual journey of sorts.

Everyone is on their own journey to spiritual growth all you have to do is not fuck anyone else's journey up and even help others through theirs if needed.

The goal is spiritual growth through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge which is gained by using your brain and soul together through contemplation of past, present and future. Sort of like a parent teacher conference with god.

It seems that the longer you're alive the cherished moments of your past seem more and more brief. This is probably why people are so depressed when they think of the past too much and those who think to the future are optimistic.

That said, life is a absolutely the greatest amusement park conceived. Buckle up and enjoy the rides, just don't be a bad customer!
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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
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I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.
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I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.

I mean, if you believe that, I am happy for you, it is an awesome thought, but I disagree is all. hf

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God , it is all about building the New World , you are here to help build the Kingdom with the gifts given you , nothing more nothing less .
God saw in day of Noah what a mess people can be, so then the flood, then he came in the form of Jesus to see what we feel why we are such a mess and through That sacrifice we can either be of His world or satans in the end.

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God , it is all about building the New World , you are here to help build the Kingdom with the gifts given you , nothing more nothing less .
God saw in day of Noah what a mess people can be, so then the flood, then he came in the form of Jesus to see what we feel why we are such a mess and through That sacrifice we can either be of His world or satans in the end.

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Nice thought! I do not agree, but I am glad you know what you believe!

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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
 Quoting: AnonymousGirl


I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.
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What is "all" to you? Having no morals, lying, stealing...that's not having it all to me. Sorry, but I believe I have far more than they do. :)

You don't have to agree with me, Patrick. These are my beliefs. My "evens out" was in reference to the people you think are "living like gods."
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Another aspect that some mentioned hours ago a little but has not really been talked about is AI. I agree like someone else said, humans are organic robots.

Also the movie AI and the matrix and many more bring up some fascinating ?'s that will have to be addressed in the near future.

Speaking of which, "Her" is done loading, so I will either be asleep or watching it. Thanks for all the responses everyone! Lots of great ideas and thoughts shared, whether agreed or not does not matter!

Hope more people hop on, I will be back later. This movie should be interesting.

hf and Good morning everyone!
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I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.
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I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


What is "all" to you? Having no morals, lying, stealing...that's not having it all to me. Sorry, but I believe I have far more than they do. :)

You don't have to agree with me, Patrick. These are my beliefs. My "evens out" was in reference to the people you think are "living like gods."
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No need to apologize but no, absolutely not. I said all physically, which you must have missed. And no, I disagree, but once more, that is awesome! You repeated a lot of what I said to you in the previous post to you, which is funny, but good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!

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I really liked your post. hf

Remembering the good experiences of the past does the opposite of depress me; thinking of the future does. One thing I have learned, and this happened after my dad was diagnosed with a progressive disease, is to live in the now. Worrying/thinking about the future, serves no purpose for me. It may for others, but not me.
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I like it, also, but personally, I wish it were more true than it is, at least to me. Especially the do not be a bad customer part. The most evil and worst customers on Earth, by far, live like gods compared to the rest of us.
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I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.

I mean, if you believe that, I am happy for you, it is an awesome thought, but I disagree is all. hf

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...what do you intend to get out of life, or why do you think we, or you personally, are here?
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You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus
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Lol, telling me to take his advice that I give everyone else everyday?

It is just fun to discuss, if you can find the right people


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"You will never be funny if you are looking for the meaning of being funny." Anonymous Coward
I offer this corollary of Camus's dictum with the intention of undermining its 'neat' persuasiveness, perhaps because on some level I take it as a kind of rebuke, a charge that all the hours I have spent in reflecting on life, through direct experience, and through art , history and literature, have been somehow wasted. But surely the discovery of meaning, the internally and externally developng awareness of the truths of life is the essential joy of consciousness? For me, Camus's characters have their balls caught in the vice of negativity. His conception of the Heroic is having the strength to live without joy.

I suggest that the human capacity to learn is based on the inwardly pleasurably digestible 'carrot' of good humour that can lead us forward to bear 'the sticks and burdens' of life, in other words, that the pleasure experienced directly within the mind and body as a result of making new/unexpected connections between concepts makes learning and adaptation to an ever wider environment it's own reward.

For some reason, I now want to search for Max Wall and Tommy Cooper on Ytube. How were they so funny without trying?
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I think people have different perceptions of what "live like gods" means. I would never consider anyone in politics, for example, living like a god. I don't envy those people at all. I'd rather be able to face myself in the mirror every day. As twisted as things seem to be, I do believe everything evens out in the end. They may be seem to have it all, but they don't. Not by a long shot.
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.
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What is "all" to you? Having no morals, lying, stealing...that's not having it all to me. Sorry, but I believe I have far more than they do. :)

You don't have to agree with me, Patrick. These are my beliefs. My "evens out" was in reference to the people you think are "living like gods."
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No need to apologize but no, absolutely not. I said all physically, which you must have missed. And no, I disagree, but once more, that is awesome! You repeated a lot of what I said to you in the previous post to you, which is funny, but good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!
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This screamed patronizing to me. Maybe I'm just cranky. 1dunno1
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I would never consider anyone in politics even close to living like a god, but their puppet masters, some I would. One family for example controls well over half of the wealth and money in the entire world. over 50 trillion dollars. Cameras have only been on a couple of their many many mansions. The tech that exists that we get, they do not even use any more. Well not all, but some.

They may not have it all, but compared to anyone here, they do, by a long shot.

Also I do not believe everything evens out at all. look at the poor children born and rape as infants, murdered, genocide, etc in places like the congo. Then the very small amount who have things we will never even know of.

I wish it evened out, but life is not fair by any means, unfortunately.
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What is "all" to you? Having no morals, lying, stealing...that's not having it all to me. Sorry, but I believe I have far more than they do. :)

You don't have to agree with me, Patrick. These are my beliefs. My "evens out" was in reference to the people you think are "living like gods."
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No need to apologize but no, absolutely not. I said all physically, which you must have missed. And no, I disagree, but once more, that is awesome! You repeated a lot of what I said to you in the previous post to you, which is funny, but good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!
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This screamed patronizing to me. Maybe I'm just cranky. 1dunno1
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No not at all! I was saying we were thinking alike even though we disagreed. You said the same things to me I did to you, almost word for word :)

Nothing condescending or patronizing about it, sorry you feel that way, I am not allowing posts like that in this thread.
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The essay is not about greek myth, I was simply explaining the title, lol. This is basically what human life is to us, and he gets really deep with existence and the irony etc. If anything of this sort or existentialism interests you it is a must read and it is only 100 pages or so.
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edited. for your further understanding.
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Thanks will check him out hes not new to me i just forgot what he was about
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Gotya. Well that essay is nothing like his books and novels, nor like any other of his essays. Def check it out!
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What was that particular essay called you mentioned the title did you not?
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cool thread.





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