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Definition of DECADENCE

Definition of DECADENCE
May 11, 2010, 03:40:14 PM
This word seems to be a tough one to define sometimes.  How do you ladies and gentlemen define it?  With Nietzsche in mind, the broadest way I can define "decadence" is:  life, itslef, has become a burden and a problem.

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
May 11, 2010, 05:19:58 PM
Decadence is the end result of civilization.  A world in which you are completely cut off from nature and all is provided for you is a life that is not life at all.  Your soul can only enter into the worst of bordoms and then fall into the most meaningless of crimes.

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
May 12, 2010, 03:45:33 AM
Belief that positive stimuli (happiness is the most popular one right now) is the purpose of living.

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
May 12, 2010, 05:10:47 PM
One I noticed just the other day: inversion of values.

It is now good to be "bad" and being good is just lame.

Deconstruction (to escape judgement) is appreciated over the seeking of value or beauty.

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
May 13, 2010, 04:36:56 AM
Belief that positive stimuli (happiness is the most popular one right now) is the purpose of living.

good thinking.  Pleasure, comfort, and safety are the values of the Englishman!  ;)

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
April 25, 2012, 07:38:13 PM
An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person's gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to an opinion issued on April 20 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The opinion, experts say, could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation.

The opinion came in a decision delivered on Monday, April 23, to lawyers for Mia Macy, a transgender woman who claims she was denied employment with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after the agency learned of her transition. It also comes on the heels of a growing number of federal appellate and trial courts deciding that gender-identity discrimination constitutes sex discrimination, whether based on Title VII or the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the laws.

http://www.metroweekly.com/news/?ak=7288

Britain has the third highest proportion of sexually active teenagers in the world as well as some of the worst levels of harmful underage drinking, it has been revealed.

Shocking statistics published in the medical journal the Lancet show that youngsters are more at risk from binge drinking, drug taking and sexually transmitted diseases than ever before.

The research found that sexual activity among 13 to 15-year-olds was highest among girls in Denmark followed by Iceland, the UK and Sweden.

Greece and Denmark had the highest rates among boys.

The lowest rates in boys were in Belgium, and for girls Israel.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134762/Britain-highest-proportion-sexually-active-teenagers-worst-levels-underage-drinking.html

Re: Definition of DECADENCE
April 25, 2012, 08:16:35 PM
Decadence is the abandonment of life in the natural world, in preference for life in the anus.
Once one enters one's own anus, of course, the natural world just plain disappears.
Anus is all.
Amen.