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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Awesome. Yes I remember that now.
    Yup.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    OOooooo I didn't know we had this thread for super smart people like me.

    Here's why both Nietzsche and Evee took a strong disliking to the bragging thread...


    We are like shop windows in which we are continually arranging, concealing or illuminating the supposed qualities others ascribe to us - in order to deceive ourselves.

    from Nietzsche's Daybreak, s. 385
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    If you're society's shadowy reflection, authenticity doesn't always work. Let me put it like this.... I ask too many questions, and too many of the wrong questions, and that makes most people uncomfortable. They'd rather be happy than think about something so depressing. On internet message boards, I run into the danger of being accused of trolling when that's not actually what I'm doing.

    What is seen as good within the context of our society is the "holy fool," like Forrest Gump. People who ask too many questions or have confidence in their own knowledge are seen as egotistical, snobby and arrogant. I could live with that, but not when there are bigger problems. People claim to care about certain problems, but they don't like when other people make them feel insecure about their lack of knowledge or understanding of said problems. They prefer their own mental framework, and will often go to extreme lengths to protect it.

    Silence is a cloak of protection.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    If you're society's shadowy reflection, authenticity doesn't always work. Let me put it like this.... I ask too many questions, and too many of the wrong questions, and that makes most people uncomfortable. They'd rather be happy than think about something so depressing. On internet message boards, I run into the danger of being accused of trolling when that's not actually what I'm doing.

    What is seen as good within the context of our society is the "holy fool," like Forrest Gump. People who ask too many questions or have confidence in their own knowledge are seen as egotistical and snobby. I could live with that, but not when there are bigger problems.

    Forrest Gump sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starry View Post
    Forrest Gump sucked.
    It did... but I don't know if that's a popular opinion.

    What I noticed is this:

    People claim to care about certain problems, but they don't like when other people make them feel insecure about their lack of knowledge or understanding of said problems. They prefer their own mental framework, and will often go to extreme lengths to protect it.

    Silence is a cloak of protection. It can also guard against words being misinterpreted by those of ill intent, many of whom are quite good at concealing themselves.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    I think that I VI like Nietzsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    I think that I VI like Nietzsche.
    Yeah, but the thing to remember about Nietzsche is what Nietzsche's sister did.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Yeah, but the thing to remember about Nietzsche is what Nietzsche's sister did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    People claim to care about certain problems, but they don't like when other people make them feel insecure about their lack of knowledge or understanding of said problems. They prefer their own mental framework, and will often go to extreme lengths to protect it.
    yup.


    Silence is a cloak of protection. It can also guard against words being misinterpreted by those of ill intent.

    Silence is a form of control. And while I used to have a great deal of patience for it...today I just can't find the time. I'm over silence.

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    A personal fav

    "The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free." Baruch Spinoza (Ethics)
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