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by crow
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

Time to start being vigilant against the subtle onset of mental illness.
Of course, if your life is just a movie, what does it matter?
by crow
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: INFP- I need help to choose occupation. Read Please
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: INFP- I need help to choose occupation. Read Please

Stupid or not, anyone who even posts anything here is rare, and so mostly welcome :) Life is a seriously challenging event, and what job one wishes to have is only one facet of that endless struggle. Still, that's life, and if you want to have a life, you're gonna be struggling with it, for most of ...
by crow
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: INFP- I need help to choose occupation. Read Please
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: INFP- I need help to choose occupation. Read Please

Work is something you do to keep alive, not what you do because you like to do it.
Sometimes, some get lucky enough to be able to work at what they like, but this is unusual.
It helps a lot to be able to distinguish between Reality, and what you think you want.
by crow
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

serenesam wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:06 pm
serenesam wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:19 pm
The Black Pill - Brett Stevens
Scrolling down to the comments in the above link sure is interesting. :mrgreen:
Wow. You tracked me down. You can see I'm no fan of nihilism.
by crow
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

Concerning life: no crow thinks it's all about crows; people are the only things that think it's all about people.
by crow
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

When the mind stops trying to figure stuff out, the smog dissipates, and peace reigns.
Resist the urge to try to figure that out :)
by crow
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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In wanting everything to "make sense", one runs the risk of developing the view that everything is something that can, and should, "make sense".
This outlook is a fast-track to lunacy. Reality is not arranged to "make sense" to humans, no matter how smart any particular human is.
by crow
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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Do you ever wonder if reducing the complexities of life to pills of varying colors is a less than optimal approach?
by crow
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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I guess I'm independent in as far as I no longer depend upon doing things in the way people usually do them. Meanwhile, I depend upon my wife, since she is so dependable. After having had a very good and long run as an independent, I concede that it can not last indefinitely. Advancing age suggests ...
by crow
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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What does "independent" mean to you? I'd say there are as many interpretations of the term as there are people to employ it. I've periodically lived completely separated from humans, at great distances from them, penniless, for years at a time. Does this make me "independent"? Especially considering...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

Haha. You may get all you think of as 'knowledge' from books, but I get mine from real life.
See if you can discover the difference.
Don't forget to quote sources.
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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I disagree for there are no end points to Enlightenment. I have no idea what you're talking about. Obviously. The trick is to pay attention to what you don't know about, so that you do know. Enlightenment is Dharma. The encompassing of all that exists: all there is. To become conscious of it all, i...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

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When you say things like 'beyond enlightened', it only demonstrates that you have no idea of what 'enlightened' is. Unlike anything else a human may experience, Enlightenment is an end-point. There is a vast gulf separating what is politically referred-to as 'The Enlightenment', which is nothing mor...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

It's really quite simple: once you discover that nobody knows anything about anything, and that all they are interested in is persuading other people that they do, it becomes obvious that nothing originating from people has any value whatsoever. For value, dismiss the world of people, and instead tu...
by crow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2889
Views: 345565

Re: The Random Notes Thread

Nothing is 'beyond Enlightenment'.