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    Pain shapes life. There is no living without it. Living is striving, something that is what we are, before we had self-consciousness. Pain informed us then, of danger, of need. Now we are at odds with our own pain. Our needs aren't always what our bodies think we need, what we need isn't always what THEY tell us we need. This creates profound anxiety.

    Anxiety is actually the most painful part of pain. Not the sensation, but the thinking about the sensation. That's why a person can undergo surgery under hypnosis.

    I'm not so fast to curse a God who created me, even when I'm in pain. I like existing.

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    You know I'm not spiritual, but when I was younger someone told me a story once about a man who asked God why life was suffering and full of despair and sadness, apparently God replied "I could never figure out how to make one without the other, how can one be happy if there is no sadness?" or something along the lines of that.

    Personally, I believe that life is brutal because of the way our universe works, its mathematical, efficient, and unsympathetic. The universe is an algorithm trying to solve itself and reach net equilibrium, and it will do anything to achieve such efforts, be it the unfortunate and distasteful demise of one's life in a gruesome manner or the mere quarrel among friends. It's utterly beautiful and tragic.

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    HOLY SHIT, I just clicked post and that image took up all of my screen instantly, I don't scare easily, but I just had a heart attack and almost fell out of my chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Can I time travel and stop witches from being burnt?
    And again, you can try to say that their burning now is arbitrary, simply because well, it's over. But what about the good things in life? When you're finished with your epic Christmas celebrations imminently ahead, will it all be meaningless just because it's over? Or will you have pictures to capture the significance of that event and what it means to your life as a whole? Will you also not wish to see a recording of your root canal, just so you won't have to relive the pain? My point here with all of this is that the dynamic and seemingly 1-directional nature of time takes everything away from us, and what appears to be like a "present" for us at 1 moment becomes a curse the next, just to be replaced with yet more in never ending cycles. The temporary nature of it all is evil.

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    Well, according to Camus, suffering comes from expectations. Don't live on expectations... just try to engage life for what it is. I think that was the overall message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    Well, according to Camus, suffering comes from expectations. Don't live on expectations... just try to engage life for what it is. I think that was the overall message.
    Sounds like something that Tony guy would say.
    [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 RaptorWizard View Post
    And again, you can try to say that their burning now is arbitrary, simply because well, it's over. But what about the good things in life? When you're finished with your epic Christmas celebrations imminently ahead, will it all be meaningless just because it's over? Or will you have pictures to capture the significance of that event and what it means to your life as a whole? Will you also not wish to see a recording of your root canal, just so you won't have to relive the pain? My point here with all of this is that the dynamic and seemingly 1-directional nature of time takes everything away from us, and what appears to be like a "present" for us at 1 moment becomes a curse the next, just to be replaced with yet more in never ending cycles. The temporary nature of it all is evil.
    The only thing that is truly real is the present, and the present is always changing. The future and the past are ultimately only abstractions. If the universe ends long after I'm dead (and what if we're wrong about that), it will be outside of my experience anyway.

    We are not chasing things anyway, we are chasing emotional reactions. Is what matters that the thing changed, or is what matters to us our reaction to that thing?
    [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 Glycerine View Post
    Well, according to Camus, suffering comes from expectations. Don't live on expectations... just try to engage life for what it is. I think that was the overall message.
    Look, I read your blog, and you depicted how you were having your leg hacked at with a chisel, for crying out loud, and then you went on to call it a humbling experience! Trust me, we all know what pain is, but if I had to sit through something like that, my already insatiable drive to bring the refiner's fire to this living simulation of hell would be so powerful, that my drive to achieve what the adversary could never accomplish would completely obliterate any remaining patience for being at peace. Buddha is an idiot, sitting naked under his tree and doing nothing while the world burns.

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    So what's your design for a fire extinguisher? I haven't seen one I liked the look of. I feel like I'd be one of the people up against the wall 9 times out of 10.

    The Revolution certainly worked well for Robespierre, didn't it?
    [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 msg_v2 View Post
    The Revolution certainly worked well for Robespierre, didn't it?
    Remarkably well.

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