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    This thread gives surprising revelations of character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    This thread gives surprising revelations of character.
    What are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nights and Days View Post
    What are your thoughts?
    It won't surprise you to know that I follow the dictum, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, which leads me to support liberal democracy based on the limitation of power.

    As well, as an Australian, I have inherited from the British aristocracy the jealousy of power, in that we routinely cut down tall poppies.

    Our sense of humour is deprecatory, and not just self deprecatory. And this serves to deflate the sense of importance conferred by power.

    So we have a tragic view of life - in that we recognise the natural love of power is limited by liberal democracy.

    So the Australian view is essentially tragic, in the same sense as an Ancient Greek Tragic play.

    We see life is inevitably tragic. Quite unlike the Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    I agree, but hardly find it unfortunate.
    I find it unfortunate because I know it's not everything. And it's what I default to. I would like to default to love...but I just innately don't.

    One might as well ask, what is life without darkness? Night is, after all, the other half of day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    It won't surprise you to know that I follow the dictum, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, which leads me to support liberal democracy based on the limitation of power.

    As well, as an Australian, I have inherited from the British aristocracy the jealousy of power, in that we routinely cut down tall poppies.

    Our sense of humour is deprecatory, and not just self deprecatory. And this serves to deflate the sense of importance conferred by power.

    So we have a tragic view of life - in that we recognise the natural love of power is limited by liberal democracy.

    So the Australian view is essentially tragic, in the same sense as an Ancient Greek Tragic play.

    We see life is inevitably tragic. Quite unlike the Americans.
    What do ya think of Canadians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nights and Days View Post
    What do ya think of Canadians?
    When I was a little boy, my father told me we had a large and powerful friend across the Pacific. I said, America? And he said, Canada.

    We have always got on well with the Canadians but recently we have decided to have closer relations with Canada.

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    Powerful love for intellectual beauty?!

    Beautiful love for powerful intellect?!

    Intellectual love for powerful beauty?!


    Dunno

    Ok, I say power defined or understood as having the ability to influence the world around you, to act rather then just react to it, the power or ability to create, share and enjoy beauty, give and receive love and take up on intellectual endeavors. Furthermore I agree with the statement that power doesn't corrupt but rather it shows such inclinations, it reveals character, at the same time it can be perceived as the highest expression of freedom.

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    I'd say I'm morally obligated to take power, but I'd rather take intelligence because it would be so fantastic to see how a real genius sees the world. Not to mention the experience would eludicate once and for all what makes a genius; I'd be able to compare before and after.

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    Though this wouldn't be intelligence in every sort of area, right (say, emotional, social and cognitive and more nuanced levels between)? Because it'd be awful if I had nothing to learn from other people.
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    Just give me the beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urarienev View Post
    Unfortunately intelligence.

    Reason being: knowledge is power.

    So really, it's power.
    If that was true then we would all be ruled by INTPs. Instead they are highly payed bug collectors.

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