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    My attacks on Introductory threads and blogs were just artistic expression of my indignation at human vanity in general. I did not wish to vituperate this or that particular person or influence the way things are done on this board.

    I was a bit too optimistic(I attribute that to Schopenhauer) forgetting that my interpersonal communication skils were not up to date enough to have others clearly see my drift, but I still hope that after all of this some of my readers got the joke.

    Though I do promise that this is where it will stop and my apologies go to those who were disturbed by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    Though I do promise that this is where it will stop.
    I will hold you into account for what you said.

    I fear your jokes mystified half of us. Human vanity... people will be people. Vanity is necessary for fitness... so is social skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    My attacks on Introductory threads and blogs were just artistic expression of my indignation at human vanity in general. I did not wish to vituperate this or that particular person or influence the way things are done on this board.

    I was a bit too optimistic(I attribute that to Schopenhauer) forgetting that my interpersonal communication skils were not up to date enough to have others clearly see my drift, but I still hope that after all of this some of my readers got the joke.

    Though I do promise that this is where it will stop and my apologies go to those who were disturbed by that.
    Well, of anyone didn't know who SW was, they do now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    but I still hope that after all of this some of my readers got the joke.
    Most of us did, it just wasn't funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    My attacks on Introductory threads and blogs were just artistic expression of my indignation at human vanity in general. I did not wish to vituperate this or that particular person or influence the way things are done on this board.

    I was a bit too optimistic(I attribute that to Schopenhauer) forgetting that my interpersonal communication skils were not up to date enough to have others clearly see my drift, but I still hope that after all of this some of my readers got the joke.

    Though I do promise that this is where it will stop and my apologies go to those who were disturbed by that.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outmywindow View Post
    Well, of anyone didn't know who SW was, they do now.
    Well, I might drop the name "Schopenhauer" in casual conversation too...

    ... if I'd been drinking heavily.


    Hooray, SW is sane again (well, at least back to his normal median point). Life can continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Well, I might drop the name "Schopenhauer" in casual conversation too...

    ... if I'd been drinking heavily.


    Hooray, SW is sane again (well, at least back to his normal median point). Life can continue.
    Hang on, here is the connection of Schopenhauer with optimism.

    ''Now if we have so far convinced ourselves apriori by the most universal considerations, by investigation of the first, elementary features of human life, that such a life, by whole tendency and disposition, is not capable of any true bliss or happiness, but is essentially suffering in many forms and a tragic state in every way, we might now awaken in this conviction much more vividly within us, if, by proceeding more aposteriori, we turned to more definite instances, brought pictures to the imagination, and described by examples the unspeakable misery presented by experience and history, wherever we look, and whatever avenue we explore?But perhaps at the end of his life, no man, be he sincere and at the same time in possession of his faculties, will ever wish to go through it again. Rather than this, he will much prefer to choose complete non-existenceThe essential purport of the world-famous Hamlet monologue is, in condensed form, that our state of existence is so wretched, that non-existence would decided be preferable to it.... If we were to conduct the most hardened and callous optimist through hospitals, infirmaries, operating theatres, through prisons, torture chambers, and slave-hovels, over battlefields and to places of execution; if we were to open him all the dark abodes of misery, where it shuns the gaze of cold curiosity, and finally were to allow him to glance into the dungeon of Ugolino where prisoners starved to death, he too would certainly see in the end what kind of a best of all possible worlds this is. For whence did Dante get the material for his hell, if not from this actual world of ours? And indeed he made a downright hell of it. On the other hand, when he came to the task of describing heaven and its delights, he had an insuperable difficulty before him, just because our world affords absolutely no material for anything of the kind?. For the rest I cannot here withhold the statement that optimism, where it is not merely the thoughtless talk of those who harbor nothing but words under their shallow foreheads, seems to me not merely an absurd, but also a really wicked, way of thinking, a bitter mockery of the unspeakable suffering of mankind. And let no one imagine that the Christian teaching is favorable to optimism, because in the gospels, evil and this world are used almost as synonymous expressions.''

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    Fortunato, nothing wrong with a casual mention of famous philosophers during a conversation, but SW just proved my point:

    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    Hang on, here is the connection of Schopenhauer with optimism.

    ''Now if we have so far convinced ourselves apriori by the most universal considerations, by investigation of the first, elementary features of human life, that such a life, by whole tendency and disposition, is not capable of any true bliss or happiness, but is essentially suffering in many forms and a tragic state in every way, we might now awaken in this conviction much more vividly within us, if, by proceeding more aposteriori, we turned to more definite instances, brought pictures to the imagination, and described by examples the unspeakable misery presented by experience and history, wherever we look, and whatever avenue we explore?But perhaps at the end of his life, no man, be he sincere and at the same time in possession of his faculties, will ever wish to go through it again. Rather than this, he will much prefer to choose complete non-existenceThe essential purport of the world-famous Hamlet monologue is, in condensed form, that our state of existence is so wretched, that non-existence would decided be preferable to it.... If we were to conduct the most hardened and callous optimist through hospitals, infirmaries, operating theatres, through prisons, torture chambers, and slave-hovels, over battlefields and to places of execution; if we were to open him all the dark abodes of misery, where it shuns the gaze of cold curiosity, and finally were to allow him to glance into the dungeon of Ugolino where prisoners starved to death, he too would certainly see in the end what kind of a best of all possible worlds this is. For whence did Dante get the material for his hell, if not from this actual world of ours? And indeed he made a downright hell of it. On the other hand, when he came to the task of describing heaven and its delights, he had an insuperable difficulty before him, just because our world affords absolutely no material for anything of the kind?. For the rest I cannot here withhold the statement that optimism, where it is not merely the thoughtless talk of those who harbor nothing but words under their shallow foreheads, seems to me not merely an absurd, but also a really wicked, way of thinking, a bitter mockery of the unspeakable suffering of mankind. And let no one imagine that the Christian teaching is favorable to optimism, because in the gospels, evil and this world are used almost as synonymous expressions.''
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    Quote Originally Posted by outmywindow View Post
    Fortunato, nothing wrong with a casual mention of famous philosophers during a conversation, but SW just proved my point:
    Touche. (<glumly> I just can't compete.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    My attacks on Introductory threads and blogs were just artistic expression...
    Lol, I read that as autistic .

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