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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I really should have pointed out, that was using intellectual in a sarcastic manner. But I felt that would have detracted from the post.
    Eh, I kinda got thru that u were talking about fake or phony or mundane intellectualism in the OP, or that u just find intellectuals bland. Without mentioning u were talking about pseudo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    sorry for not being a genius.
    You are forgiven.

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    @ the OP. If you can't get to the point (and the right one) in a sentence or less, you are not really a genius. Don't let the puffed up texts, and snide remarks be mistaken for content.

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    I can relate. It gets too annoying discussing with some people like you described, and as you I will just leave the discussion, because that is not worth my nerves, and I realize quickly when a person does not want to really listen to the other side no matter what I have to say. Usually those are though the people who just think and pretend to be so called "intellectuals" and are usually overly convinced of themselves, but in reality they just understand to hide their just as biased and stuck opinions in a stretched out and repetitive wall of text or an infinite number of posts that no one can answer on in every single sentence. They don't try to win discussions by bringing good arguments, but by exhausting and annoying you until you give up. Real "intellectual" people behave different I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm sorry I will never be an intellectual, it's just not who I am. I still love to learn.
    In the end, that's what really matters. It's far worse to be unwilling to think and learn. Philosophers are simply those who dig deeper into the same issues that effect everybody else, they're not a special breed apart. Heck the father of philosophy, Socrates, famously stated that in the end he knew nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    In the end, that's what really matters. It far worse to be unwilling to think and learn. Philosophers are simply those who dig deeper into the same issues that effect everybody else, they're not a special breed apart. Heck the father of philosophy, Socrates, famously stated that in the end he knew nothing.
    I like philosophy, I'm not good at it, but I still like it. I often miss things when reading philosophy and people are like "blah blah *something I totally missed* blah blah" And I'm like oooh this actually makes more sense and sort of changes my whole opinion on this piece of writing.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Someone's paragraph length of text seems like just a single word for another. Someone can also be such a "nature's child" that all skills beyond walking and breathing seem like high-brow learned activity to them. Someone's half-witted chit-chat can seem like reciting a books worth of knowledge to another.

    Does this seem so incredible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    Anyone else feel this way when posting? Like you're constantly being criticized for not quoting long chunks of texts or reiterating stuff you learned from a book? That you get bored after 2 posts in a debate so you leave, especially when you realize the person you're debating with is stubborn and will just twist your words? That you don't write novels for posts? that what you're curious about, others see as dumb/retarded/useless.

    I'm sorry I will never be an intellectual, it's just not who I am. I still love to learn.
    Well, sometimes I do. Like you, I don't value quoting authorities very much (except when the relevance is obvious), and prefer to write out my own ideas. I used to have the patience to write long posts, but these days I find that I don't care as much... I mean, I can still do it if I force myself, but it doesn't come naturally anymore. Maybe it means I'm finally recovering from all that Ti influence I experienced from my past. Or maybe it's the result of being out of school for so long. These days, it seems like it's easier to just write out a couple of sentences, and not bother with obsessing over clarity. The people who are going to get my point, are probably going to get it with far less explanation anyway.

    Another thing I find myself doing a lot, is quoting my own past posts, especially the ones on repetitive topics that keep appearing, because I feel like they're more complete and lucid than anything I would have the energy to produce now.

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    Yeah, I think quoting is a lot of time intellectually lazy. Sometimes quoting is useful if you need to prove your point. Also I like theory, but I believe theory is only important if you are willing to apply to real world examples and see if the theory makes sense in the context that you are using. and if someone posts something from his/her life that might disprove the theory you can't keep saying your theory is totally infallible with out looking like a cock.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I like philosophy, I'm not good at it, but I still like it. I often miss things when reading philosophy and people are like "blah blah *something I totally missed* blah blah" And I'm like oooh this actually makes more sense and sort of changes my whole opinion on this piece of writing.
    Well remember philosophy simply means "love of wisdom".

    Fortunately, not all philosophy is heavy reading. There are plenty of books out there that explore philosophical issues without the endless pedantry. Among my favorites is the Socrates meets... series; where Socrates meets famous philosophers in the afterlife and debates them. Its intended for light reading, but still has you think deeply. Not to mention there's plenty of humor too.

    Take this excerpt from Socrates meets Sartre:
    SARTRE: Alas, alas, the absurdity of it all, the absurdity of my existence!

    SOCRATES: He is indeed in absurdity, but not because of his existence.

    SARTRE: It is as I thought: my very being is a "being-for-itself", endlessly frustrated in its inescapable and unending attempt to do the impossible, to become a "being-in-itself". But there is "no exit" from this self-contradiction. My own noblest possession, freedom, is my doom: I am "condemned to freedom." I am doomed to failure. I am an eternal Boston Red Sox fan, under a cosmic curse.

    SOCRATES: He attempts to drown himself and his misery in the ocean of his own verbiage. He is right: that attempt is doomed to failure.

    SARTRE: But am I really in Hell? How can that be? "Hell is other people." But I see no other people here, either my torturers or my torturees.

    SOCRATES: That is because your ugly eyeballs are ingrown, like toenails, jean-Paul. Look outside yourself for once! Look here! Look at me!

    SARTRE: Oh, oh. I spoke too soon. Here comes my torturer. O cruel and cursed irony of the gods-my torturer is to be Socrates! Objective truth in a toga!

    SOCRATES: It could be worse, Jean-Paul; it could have been Jesus.

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