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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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Freedom, Education and Discipline

The universal calling to limit human suffering in that fundamental authentic and sincere human empathy is there in the basics of the system, but if the goal is to limit human suffering in a Utilitarian Consequencialism, then we have to not only look at other options to limit suffering, but we have to embrace them and move forward with their consequences without falling into an infinite debate. Our collective lives depend on it.

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The Universal Universal is Beckoning

It starts with the fundamental universals, and can be understood in my Fundamental Doctrine of Universal Humanism, and it trickles down as if constructed like a pyramid. The tip of the pyramid is the most simplistic law that is understood clearly and easily, and can be acted on by feeling. To be clear, when called on to answer for yourself, you should know this simple guiding principle. There is no such belief, based on the belief of knowing.

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Meditations #1

SEVERAL years have now elapsed since I first became aware that I had accepted, even from my youth, many false opinions for true, and that consequently what I afterward based on such principles was highly doubtful; and from that time I was convinced of the necessity of undertaking once in my life to rid myself of all the opinions I had adopted, and of commencing anew the work of building from the foundation, if I desired to establish a firm and abiding superstructure in the sciences.

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I Dropped the Religious God By Choice

I want to make this clear, because religious people, for their own convenience leave a significant amount of details missing from the story of life. Here is a perfect example:

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