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    he's certainly correct here. That's the point I've tried to make. The answer to the spiritual problem is sometimes to trudge right through it, not deny or avoid it. It allows one to move forward, not be trapped by the history. History is past and from a behavioral perspective should remain there.

    Game theory was becoming ascendant during Jung's time and he obviously saw it. It is a failure and a gross disrespect to the human being.
    “Chance is perhaps God's pseudonym when He does not want to sign” Anatole France, Le Jardin d'Epicure

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    I agree. We need to learn to make the choices which benefit all.

    Because then all will actually benefit instead of most of us propping up the elite who already have more than they need.

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    I just had reserved some Kierkegaards books from the library, never read any of them yet.


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    “Chance is perhaps God's pseudonym when He does not want to sign” Anatole France, Le Jardin d'Epicure

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    very good stuff!
    “Chance is perhaps God's pseudonym when He does not want to sign” Anatole France, Le Jardin d'Epicure

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    "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind."


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    No Truer Words!
    “Chance is perhaps God's pseudonym when He does not want to sign” Anatole France, Le Jardin d'Epicure

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    Last edited by Aragorn, 14th December 2020 at 21:12. Reason: fixed your video :p

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    Socrates is one of 'those' guys I actually admire ... Trumps reason and logic ... lol.

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    wow, this is cool ...
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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    Talking about madness, sometimes I find myself bordering on being like The Mad Hatter when I end up being so obsessively laser-focused on the details on whatever topic that interests me, which usually are related to psychology, spirituality, history and symbolism. I wouldn't dare to call myself a genius instead of a nutter, but I suppose that I have the ability of hyperfocus because I'm on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. In his interview with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk said that he was always hardwired differently. When he was a kid he thought he was insane and I can relate to those feelings although I'm not a rocket scientist!

    I don't know if it's a gift or a curse and I don't know if it's something you can really "turn off" or turn on for that matter either. It just happens sometimes, like when you get into the "zone". It's a feature in the operating system (brains), instead of a bug. Perhaps Aragorn might attest to that too. Winding off, meditating and going to the nature can help with that.

    No one never ever taught me these things. I had to learn psychology on my own in order to understand myself, the world around me with it's people. Social interaction, I never really understood that until I started to really study in my early 20's. Things like that can make a person question their validity or eligibility of being a functioning member of the society. What the hell is normal anyways? I'm glad I learned to understand myself instead of choosing the misguided and terrible way of suicide, which too is a choice. As Albert Camus put it; "There is only one really serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Deciding whether or not life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question in philosophy. All other questions follow from that".

    I always felt very different from others and I knew that I was, an alien from another planet? I suppose that many others could sense that too. At least when it comes to young boys, usually their reaction to "difference" is bullying - sometimes quite severe too. That seems to be the nature of man at the current time. How terribly wrong we have gone.

    More thankful I am for my heart though, God only might know how I have loved. Perhaps in my own detached way, but the love is still there. I deeply care, even though time after time I've been stomped on. There's still something pushing me forward. Perhaps it's something greater than me - atman or the soul, if you will - which transcends this silly little small persona with all it's problems and suffering. Within my relative lifetime I've already seen a lot, perhaps even too much of suffering and different kinds of hells. Let alone in past lives, but I shall not get into that here. I think it all serves a purpose though and I hope it has made me a more compassionate person, although I've always been a deeply compassionate person, I see and feel people's pain very deeply within myself. I feel the pain of animals and Gaia too. I feel and see the beauty of all of it too.

    There's the eternal Self, watching all of this unfold and it is me, but it's also beyond me. Beyond the mask of this persona that I call I, me. We all have that, we all are that. That divine, angelic - sublime being. We've just convinced ourselves that we're not that. Yet we are. Divine beings in human form playing this game on this material level which will pull our hearts and minds into many directions. We cannot compromise our hearts nor our soul, for the consquences shall indeed be very grave if we do that. It's like when we talk about God we are putting God in a box or we define it as a concept, yet what we call God in the west is inconceivable, beyond words and human comprehension. It is that which cannot be named! That's where we come from, that's what we are. If we do have to put labels as we humans always like to do, then perhaps God could be perceived as eternal bliss and love, which is the origin of all consciousness.

    I don't like to focus on myself as I strongly dislike the limelight, but I suppose it sometimes serves the purpose of an example. Sorry for my monologue though, just had to let that out of my system.

    [I]"If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done."[/I


    ~ Vincent Van Gogh


    I just read this for the first time, Wind. It felt to me like a long beautiful song or prayer. Revealing and self focused but devoid of ego. It is a true reaching out from someone who understands the depths and wants to bring back what he learned in Hades, to the surface for all to see.

    And yes, we have to remember or at least reflect on the possibility that though we are prone to all kinds of problems as human beings, the bedrock of our existence is love and all reality flows from it, even the negative.

    I have been watching Lex Fridman on youtube and am interested in how he processes the thoughts and ideas of his guests. He's different. I think he is on the autism spectrum. I thought this little clip exemplifies your thoughts.


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