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    Our ego keeps us safe while pursuing advantage. And our ego depends upon a context which we take for granted.

    Our largest context is the Creator of the Universe and perhaps our smallest is mbti.

    Neither context is based on evidence and reason, but that doesn't matter because our ego is only concerned with what is of advantage or disadvantage to us.

    To mature it is necessary to learn to think not only in terms of advantage but also to think in terms of contexts.

    This is impossible for the ego to do.

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    Translation: We all suck, according to mole.

    How helpful!
    It is our duty to create meaning.

    If only it were that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post

    Neither context is based on evidence and reason, but that doesn't matter because our ego is only concerned with what is of advantage or disadvantage to us.
    This honestly probably helps with survival quite a bit. Not always a bad thing, though can be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    This honestly probably helps with survival quite a bit. Not always a bad thing, though can be.
    This is true, and in prosperous democratic countries we are making the historic change from surviving to thriving. And to thrive we need to learn to think in contexts as well as properly valuing our ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    This is true, and in prosperous democratic countries we are making the historic change from surviving to thriving. And to thrive we need to learn to think in contexts as well as properly valuing our ego.
    We'll see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    We'll see.
    Thinking in contexts is exciting and enlarges the mind and the heart. Difficult to resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Thinking in contexts is exciting and enlarges the mind and the heart. Difficult to resist.
    Then what's wrong with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    Then what's wrong with it?
    It's the next level. It contains the ego but is invisible to the ego.

    And when the ego is frustrated, it becomes angry and aggressive and nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    It's the next level. It contains the ego but is invisible to the ego.

    And when the ego is frustrated, it becomes angry and aggressive and nasty.
    You mean, context?

    I thought you were saying context was bad.

    Maybe I misunderstood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    You mean, context?

    I thought you were saying context was bad.

    Maybe I misunderstood?
    It's like the book contains the manuscript, the movies contain the theatre, and the context contains the ego.

    We are looking at Russian dolls, one inside the other. So rather than being good of bad, the dolls contain each other.

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