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    Quote Originally Posted by 00c View Post
    [...] the more tyrannical always stand out. <snipped rant>
    Yes, your tyrannical post did stand out. You have a right to define happiness in your own life; not define it for anyone else according to your personal opinion or a book you just read by a guru, or even Dr. Seuss.
    If you want to keep ranting like a petulant child, here's the thread for that:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    You have a right to define happiness in your own life; not define it for anyone else according to your personal opinion or a book you just read by a guru, or even Dr. Seuss.
    If everyone defines their own meaning you don't have the right to limit how they determine their own meaning even if that meaning limits your rights, but that would mean I don't have the right to limit how you determine meaning even if that meaning limits someone's ability to determine their own meaning... except that I have the right to determine my own meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    If everyone defines their own meaning you don't have the right to limit how they determine their own meaning even if that meaning limits your rights, but that would mean I don't have the right to limit how you determine meaning even if that meaning limits someone's ability to determine their own meaning... except that I have the right to determine my own meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    If everyone defines their own meaning you don't have the right to limit how they determine their own meaning even if that meaning limits your rights, but that would mean I don't have the right to limit how you determine meaning even if that meaning limits someone's ability to determine their own meaning... except that I have the right to determine my own meaning.

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    People's rights to define things simply can't trump each other.

    You can define things for you but that doesn't stop me from defining things for me and vice versa. Both happen at the same time and it's pretty simple really.

    You have the right to THINK you can determine things for me, but good luck actually accomplishing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    People's rights to define things simply can't trump each other.

    You can define things for you but that doesn't stop me from defining things for me and vice versa. Both happen at the same time and it's pretty simple really.

    You have the right to THINK you can determine things for me, but good luck actually accomplishing it.
    Well... then doesn't it just come down to might makes right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Well... then doesn't it just come down to might makes right?
    The opposite really, because neither can impose anything through might.

    If someone punches me in the face enough times that I start to agree with them, that doesn't mean they win, it means I want to stop being punched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    If everyone defines their own meaning you don't have the right to limit how they determine their own meaning even if that meaning limits your rights, but that would mean I don't have the right to limit how you determine meaning even if that meaning limits someone's ability to determine their own meaning... except that I have the right to determine my own meaning.
    Say that 10 times real fast.

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    You have the right to THINK you can determine things for me, but good luck actually accomplishing it.
    Indeed.

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    I really don't believe life is inherently meaningless. After all, life does actually come with a directive, to live. Life also comes with other directives depending on the circumstances of your birth, your genes, your surroundings, etc. We're a kind of melody, accidental or not, searching for a tonic.

    People like to think that they are these wisps of absolute free will. I think this makes us feel powerful, but actually causes quite a bit of anxiety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I really don't believe life is inherently meaningless. After all, life does actually come with a directive, to live. Life also comes with other directives depending on the circumstances of your birth, your genes, your surroundings, etc. We're a kind of melody searching for a tonic.
    Isn't that saying the meaning of life is... life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Isn't that saying the meaning of life is... life?
    A meaning of life is to live. That's an entirely different thing all together. To do things, conduct one's self, refrain in such a way to feel as if you are: provided for, engaged. What makes one feel like that isn't really decided by one's self, but there are definite choices on how to proceed.

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