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add your own top motivational quote and share with the world.

TeachingWRONG teachingwrong 15/07/17(Fri)19:09 No. 12240 ID: 5d8155 [Reply]

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how do you teach "wrong"

for all ages.

as you're aware. our world is filled with rulers. professionals. bee's. losers. that have never learnt "wrong".

SHARE your IDEAS of how to TEACH the POWERS THAT BE, what being WRONG means and NECESSARY DISCIPLINE it's method.

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Anonymous 15/08/14(Fri)13:49 No. 12264 ID: 358f52

They learned what wrong was. People just don't fucking care. It's in our nature. When we think we can get away with bad shit that gives us an advantage 99% of the time we're gonna do it. When you've got lots of power and money, it's even easier to get away with that shit so they do it more.

Sure, you get some people who are better than others at not doing bad things and avoiding that temptation, but that's why we consider those people saints and hold them up as exceptional people rather than the norm.

Anonymous 15/08/19(Wed)17:48 No. 12269 ID: 5ba37e

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This site explains how to do it all wrong.
This is why merican kids are tarded now.
So much failure in this idiot led system.

Pic maybe related. Maybe not.

Anonymous 15/08/20(Thu)04:28 No. 12270 ID: ca3ceb

Guess my joke sucked.
OP is still a faggot.

circumventingSTUPID fearofstupid 15/08/14(Fri)21:30 No. 12265 ID: cb07aa [Reply]

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Has anyone managed a way to PREVENT STUPID from BEING STUPID?

EVER ( really? honestly?)


we all know everything. just not usually at the same time. sorry for reminding me and you. we all know everything. remember that. remind me one day.

as for robo-sapiens. we all know what they think right now. bless. i had their manual installed years ago. this is for people who are actually really alive. not the "look for an opinion" take that cookie cut opinion from the "i think im alive" thought tree made by the arab zion.

the magic stick turns around...

"was this what you thought after my speech..."

heckler: "how do you know my opinions?"
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Anonymous 15/08/15(Sat)02:46 No. 12268 ID: 66f931

u schizo m8

POST Relgion religious discussion? alittlenothing 15/08/01(Sat)02:59 No. 12253 ID: 1b874d [Reply]

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It's like a chan but.. weird

Anonymous 15/07/19(Sun)18:42 No. 12244 ID: 92fb0c [Reply]

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Free will and fate can co-exist. It doesn't matter which path i take, if i am to reach a particular destination.

Anonymous 15/07/20(Mon)04:26 No. 12248 ID: ca3ceb

Meh. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

This thread failed to provoke my thoughts because I've already provoked them myself.
You've accomplished nothing of importance with this thread.
I dare say you've only accomplished bringing forth a response in which I tell you how you've only brought forth this response.

Worst shirt ever by the way. Shit wasn't even screen printed.

Anonymous 15/07/22(Wed)11:46 No. 12251 ID: 92fb0c

If everything is pre-determined then importance holds no meaning.

Anonymous 15/07/25(Sat)06:43 No. 12252 ID: ca3ceb

It's been predetermined that you have the choice to care.

Your move.

Anonymous 15/05/17(Sun)03:02 No. 12192 ID: 4e42b8 [Reply]

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I was listening to this Sam Harris talk in which he tries to explain the idea of non-duality of experience with "headlessness":

From what I understood, we don't experience non-duality because we see life in 1st person. If we try to imagine what experiencing life in the 3rd person would be, we see that there is not 'really' an observer, like for example in the video below:

Am I misunderstanding something?

Anonymous 15/06/05(Fri)23:43 No. 12212 ID: 18b905

We see life in first person, but we remember it in third person. Memories are not exact recordings, but lists of details and patterns. Each time you recall a memory, you brain must take those patterns and reconstruct what happened. It's akin to when you read a book and use the words to picture the scene.

When I remember things that happened to me more than 20 years ago, they're all in third person.

Anonymous 15/06/07(Sun)12:43 No. 12214 ID: 650c4c

To simply my understanding of it:
We have blind spots of where our non-ending is.
They're cut off due to our limited perspectives, and we perceive those blind spots, those cut-offs, as beginnings and ends.

I liken it to this: A storm cloud of particles that create storm-cloud-particled eyes, but these eyes are not structured well enough to see the particles themselves, but rather the shapes they make on another less-accurately represented material level.
When the eyes can not detect the cloud, it presumes a beginning and end. It has blind spots and misinterprets them.

>If my answer is stupid and infuriates you, I do apologize, this is (obviously) part of my limited attempt to make sense of the material

Anonymous 15/06/07(Sun)12:45 No. 12215 ID: 650c4c

*To put it simply,

Anonymous 15/06/02(Tue)11:23 No. 12209 ID: 8eb7e6 [Reply]

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Sartre asserts the importance of individual freedom – as expressed in ‘Existentialism is a Humanism’. Argue how far do you think we can genuinely stay true to the particular sort of freedom Sartre thinks is important and if not – why not?

Anonymous 15/05/28(Thu)09:30 No. 12201 ID: 1b02b6 [Reply]

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A time before I am concerned to do by what implores whatever that which was said of them, but why, given that the frame for which none other but from the middle between their concerns shall be disregarded and bolstered with a keen eye? Furthermore, to go so far as determine think for that below the face of reason many should pot to be stirred to stir more than stir can go? I wonder no.

Still, by head of wrap a large blanket to say more than "I Am Confused" can exist, but for that being a crumble of words no stranger to the dictionary can see will the words of that which I am capable to bringing forth wont match or maybe so just not now. No? Thoughts?


Anonymous 15/04/19(Sun)10:27 No. 12141 ID: 1b02b6 [Reply]

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I'm looking for people who will toss aside the rash decision making for just this thread and calm down. Clear your mind.

In inquiring for your thoughts, it is simply to affirm a possibility that it may be true. I've taken into account more times than I can conceive that this is entirely delusional and is nothing more than a product of my distaste for the world. I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm a conspiracy theorist in that I actually care that the things that are thought are happening--it simply doesn't concern me. What concerns me is the truth; trying to find a reason that actually makes sense of and explains why the great, great, great majority are behaving the way they are. You could argue that this could/should go to /x/, but because my intent is to provoke more thought than immediate dismissal and laughter as is generally thought towards those who advocate conspiracy theories, I think that it is more appropriate here.

The premise begins on the idea that people can be easily manipulated: Take, for example, Hitler. He promoted his propaganda to an enormous group of people and won their personal assent and thus belief from his rhetoric. He even stated himself, "By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.", and, "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.". This is true and propagates through every aspect of humanistic behaviour. This is by no means intended to offend, but an example is the folks of western society (or any society for that matter) who believe that their social perception of reality is the only possible one because that is all they know/have been taught/ have been raised to believe. Tell a woman you find unattractive that she is beautiful enough, and despite the social norms that predominate that culture to suggest otherwise, she will start to consider this proposition and start to believe it--gaining confidence. Have someone influential like Obama say, "____ are trying to take over the world, we need to act now", and just like in the case of Hitler, the vote would most likely be in favour of Obama's declaration and a general agreement would be made despite the lack of evidence to support his claim.

With this said, why is it so necessary to immediately deny the proposition that there may exist a controlling body/force that guides the global decision-making by rhetorical, "clue-like" means? The strangest idea to me is the idea that most humans today put a stigma on the things that are naturally pleasurable, like sex (when naturally, someone coming up on the street and touching you should be exciting, as they are stimulating your genitalia by their personal acknowledgement of it and the rubbing of their hand up against it). The only thing that I know does this is the bible. And such a rhet Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Anonymous 15/04/27(Mon)19:07 No. 12179 ID: 1b45da

Not gonna read your contrived garbage anymore. You're retarded and boring. I already understand what you're trying to say, but all of us that don't have brain damage have the ability to intuit from birth that touching people without consent is a no-go. If you lack this faculty I feel bad for you son, but it's not the rest of the universe's problem. It is not social conditioning that leads to this trait, it's inborn with our biology. Being 'unique' and apart from your fellow man does not make you 'superior', this is evidenced by your barely functional social retardation.

Go touch more people without consent, tell them you mean them no harm. Maybe one of them can knock some sense into you, because holy fuck none of us can. And I implore you to consider: this is the truth; you are retarded and there is not a worldwide conspiracy against you because every other normal human on this planet wants their personal space respected. Jesus fuck, just accept this on a whim, recheck your 'logic', appreciate why you are wrong. If you can't then please list what medications you are currently taking because they are not working (and I know you're on something, people don't get to be so strange without help).

Anonymous 15/05/04(Mon)17:34 No. 12186 ID: 0a6349

OP is a pretentious moron with no concept of personal space (if he touched any of my female relatives I'd kick his ass,) but there's a good question buried in there. Somewhere.


If you're saying social norms are all based in evo truth and the way things are now is the best possible outcome of human biology so far? Nah. Not true. Too many instances in the history of the world that go against that, too many contradictions to justify a scientific pattern to why a social rule is what it is. Social rules create order to keep people from killing each other, sure, and humans are social animals so we're wired to do what everyone else does by instinct, but beyond that...it's arbitrary. Maybe in the beginning some rules are based in practical issues for the time and place, but they get ingrained and become instinctive because people are built to go along with the group regardless of whether a social norm is directly practical or not. Because it's still part of survival to fit in, to protect yourself from outsiders and competitors, even if fitting in involves something completely goofy that looks pointless to an outsider. So conformists have the most evolutionary fitness (sorry to all the freaks with a god complex...) but the social order is for its own sake.

The only way out of it is to become a literal beast that can survive completely on its own, but then you'd still get shot by humans with guns if they got sick of you stealing their livestock.

Anonymous 15/05/15(Fri)00:22 No. 12191 ID: 40ad3b

No strangers want your hands on their junk, and no one needed the bible to figure that out.

>With this said, why is it so necessary to immediately deny the proposition that there may exist a controlling body/force that guides the global decision-making by rhetorical, "clue-like" means?

No one denies that this is happening, what they deny is the insane notion that it is some evil secret group that has been manipulating mankind. The body/force you speak of is just people doing what people do, lying, cheating, and manipulating for profit and gain.

>Under what circumstances would humans, against their own will, put a stigma on the very things that give them pleasure?

People put stigma on pleasurable things all the time, because they are easily manipulated. You talk about how Hitler convinced people to commit a genocide, but you can't understand how opinions of public figures and the opinions of the general public can influence people to stigmatize pleasurable things.

I mean you answer your own question.

Anonymous 15/04/26(Sun)21:37 No. 12174 ID: 275052 [Reply]

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This is a story inspired by real-life events, but I believe it also serves as a parable on the pursuit of knowledge:

The last few shits I have taken at home have been at least two-flushers (there was even a three-flusher in there somewhere). I wouldn't be bothered by the occasional two-flusher within a routine of normal, smaller-sized shits, but when this becomes a steady pattern I start to get concerned that either there's something wrong with me or something wrong with my toilet.

To answer the question of whether it was me or the toilet I decided to take my next shit in a different toilet. At first I was relieved because this one only took a single flush to go down, but then I considered that public toilets may not be the most valid comparison. Most of those are designed to work on greater volumes of water at higher speeds specifically to prevent large messes, and the greater expense of using more water per flush is justified by employees not spending more of their time and effort cleaning the toilets when they could be doing something more productive.

However, there is a certain level of discomfort people have about both shitting in someone else's house and having other people shit in their house. Overcoming this awkwardness has a relatively trivial thing, though I do wonder what if any effects I've had on my interpersonal relationships merely because I shat in their toilet. It's a foolish thing, to be judged by where one has shitten, but since when has foolishness stopped people?

As of right now I'm still looking for an answer to my original question, but along the way I seem to have pushed a valuable lesson on the processes of learning and epistemology out of my asshole.

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