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Yes, the Tree Still Fell in the Forest

It never ceases to amaze me how solipsistic the common person is. It is a sickness of the mind that believes that if a tree falls in the forest, but no person is there to perceive it, then it did not really happen. It is a sickness of the mind that believes the only position available in the end is subjectivity. No more of this nonsense! Where is your courage?! Where is your admittance of your own insignificance?!

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Historia Calamitatum, Chapter 7

OF THE ARGUMENTS OF HELOISE AGAINST WEDLOCK
OF HOW NONE THE LESS HE MADE HER HIS WIFE

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To Kill for Universality

Those who have the capacity to wonder, in a sense of curiosity that allows them to use their mind in the way it evolved, will at some point wander across the intellectual quandary which is the ebb and flow of the universal battle between division and communion; intolerance and tolerance. The choices you make in building the character that you live your life by defines what you consider “tolerance” to be, and what you consider “intolerance” to be. The choices you make also define how you will apply these definitions in the social interactions you experience in your daily lives.

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Understanding the Reality of Truth and Knowledge

Many people equate truth with belief, or truth with knowledge but they do not understand how truth is created in their own minds, and in the minds of the people around them. It is very important that people understand the actual difference between truth and knowledge, because, at whatever level they reside as far as understanding the actuality of that difference, that is the amount of slop and unnecessary relativity they allow in their own lives which can lead to rampant opportunism, delusion, or on the positive side, coincidental truth.

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Why I Decided Being Cool Was Really Not Cool

It seemed like, when I was young, being cool was everything. In high school in America, acceptance is everything. I am sure that is the same in any school situation around the world. School is a proving ground where one grows, and is exposed for what they are in an intellectual hierarchy. School is a very brutal battleground where suicides are created, and lives are scarred and maimed.

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Meditations #5

Though this be true, I must nevertheless here consider that I am a man, and that, consequently, I am in the habit of sleeping, and representing to myself in dreams those same things, or even sometimes others less probable, which the insane think are presented to them in their waking moments. How often have I dreamt that I was in these familiar circumstances, that I was dressed, and occupied this place by the fire, when I was lying undressed in bed?

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Sophist

Translated by Benjamin Jowett

Theodorus. Here we are, Socrates, true to our agreement of yesterday; and we bring with us a stranger from Elea, who is a disciple of Parmenides and Zeno, and a true philosopher.

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A Fundamental Doctrine of Universal Humanism

1. Provide 4 necessities for yourself- Eat, Drink, Breath, Sleep
2. One man may not take the life of the other, unless in defense of his own.
3. Provide 4 necessities for the less fortunate other.

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Pro Life, Pro War, Pro-Choice, Anti War

Why is it that those who are pro-choice when it comes to pregnancy are anti-war advocates? Why is it that those who are pro-life, are also pro-war advocates? Is this an exhibition of the underlying hypocrisy that not even the power of contradiction has the hope of eradicating? So, perhaps, the most virtuous position is pro-life and anti-war? Is there anybody out there living this life? How about pro-choice, pro-war? Anybody? How about the option unstudied folks would not be able to realize, that this is all just linguistic sophistry, and that nobody is really anything at anytime?

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The separation

And men were constituted, and the other animals, as many as have life. And the men have inhabited cities and works constructed as among us, and they have sun and moon and other things as among us; and the earth brings forth for them many things of all sorts, of which they carry the most serviceable into the house and use them. These things then I have said concerning the separation, that not only among us would the separation take place, but elsewhere too.

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