Deep Thoughts

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  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Oh bugger! Should I come into the thread again?

    Â…NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION! Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms - oh ****!

    I can't say it, you'll have to say it.
     
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    NicePants ok

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    Damn son. I was killin' the game over a year ago.
     
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    You are older than every living chicken on the planet.
     
  5. bostjan

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    And smarter!
     
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    NicePants ok

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    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    From the very second any life is brought into existence, it is continually dying, and each second brings that new life one second closer to it's eventual demise. The only variable is the amount of time each individual will live.

    So, based on the above, why do some fear death?
     
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    Fear of the unknown. We don't really know if what lies beyond death is some unconscious oblivion, eldritch dreamscape, or endless fields of spaghetti, and that's terrifying.
     
  9. asher

    asher So Did We

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    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    To what?

    @Pants - That's crazy talk. Everything in life is unknown. The amount of variables and things that deviate from the main plan are staggering, making every following second of life an unknown. But we don't see everybody talking about how they're afraid for tomorrow.

    I'm not afraid to die, I was just wondering why so many other people listed it as their greatest fear. It was brought up in a class of mine, which is why I was thinking about it.
     
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    TedEH Cromulent

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    Just because something is inevitable doesn't mean it's not something to be afraid of. In fact, I find things to be the scariest when they're just about to happen. People fear death because nobody knows what we experience after that- but also because the process leading up to becoming dead is very likely to be unpleasant.
     
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    Extreme Rhinoceros I like cheese

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    1. When you eat an apple(pretty much any fruit but let's go with apple), you're eating a swollen plant ovary.
    2. I like to think that art isn't 'created' but that there exists an infinite number of possible combinations of stimuli which are 'discovered' and percieved as art.
    3. Cheese is nice.
     
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    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    Everything means something different to everybody. Does that mean each persons interpretations of things is a pathway into their mind?

    To help clarify: Poems/song lyrics generally have a meaning to the writer(s). But everybody that reads/hears the poem/song can find a different meaning in the exact same words. So, if Person A reads a poem and thinks it's about being homesick, and Person B thinks the same poem is about depression, does that mean that Person A is homesick and Person B may struggle with depression?
     
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    Because we don't have the power to come back from it. It is the inevitability of death that people fear. Nonsense, but truth all the same!
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Anything or everything. Material comfort, emotions, life, others, self. I'm speaking in the Buddhist sense here.
     
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    1. People aren't wearing enough hats.
    2. Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source, which act upon a person's soul. However, this soul does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches, it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    1. I look terrible in hats and they give me headaches,

    2. How do you actually define a soul, then? What makes you say we can, I guess, have one?
     
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    Well, in reference to my second point, when I say souls don't develop because people become distracted...

    Hey, has anyone noticed that building there before?
     
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    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    It still just amazes/shocks/appalls/disgusts me how humans nowadays sit and measure their self-worth on social media. They base their self-worth on their number of followers that they have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and on how many daily interactions they have. Are they liked or not? Are they happy or not? Truth is, social media is a false portrayal, and those "followers" don't mean sh*t because they are superficial connections merely for the purpose of narcissistic entertainment and vanity.

    Why do humans measure their self-worth on social media? It is a poison.
     

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