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Interzone / Re: Humility. What is it?
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:53:49 AM »
Yet look at what you've learned.
The fuckups made of you what you are.
What you are is making you what you will become.
Comfort and safe choices could never have done it.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:25:02 AM »
You started this. Not me.
Read all the above again and apply it to yourself.
Then try a simple apology.
It's easy.

Interzone / Re: Humility. What is it?
« on: March 22, 2013, 02:46:39 AM »
You're a monster then? Maybe not, if you are unlike the monkeys you describe.
Part of being humble is not recognizing it in oneself.
I confess, the only time I even think about it is when somebody uses it to attack me.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 22, 2013, 02:41:49 AM »
I'm never high, but I often play.
Interrupt any time you like. Astute observations!
I aim to coax the lurkers out, once the battlefield is won.
Lurkers often have the most interesting things to say.

Interzone / Humility. What is it?
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:42:33 PM »
It comes to my attention that the notion of humility has morphed from what it is (was), into an attack-term to lay waste to others. Which is interesting. Does anyone even remember what humility was, before this mutation occurred?

Humility comes as standard to anyone who knows that life is not about them.
Which is almost nobody, in modern times.
There is this odd belief among people, and especially among the young, that life should conform to whatever they think it should, at any particular moment. That life should be to their specification.
Written down, like that, it looks absurd, doesn't it? That anyone could actually behave in such a way.
But strangely, that absurdity is invisible to each individual that manifests it.

Why in the world would I care about appearing to be humble, anyway?
No reason occurs. None. Because humility has nothing whatsoever to do with appearances.

Humility is a state, not a circus, in which the one who is humble, is aware that the universe does not revolve around them. No more, no less.
In this rather obvious knowledge, the humble one behaves accordingly. And is humble.
He may be Conan The Barbarian, or he may be Pope Pius. How he appears does not matter.
He may turn the other cheek, or he may be taking no prisoners. Still, this is no indication of his inherent humility.

Humble is an attitude towards life. A stance. A viewpoint.
It is a core component of conservatism.
Without it, one is a monster.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:19:48 PM »
I wonder how you can possibly imagine you might know how an enlightened person might behave.
You gratuitously insulted me.
Insult people, and they either don't respond, which is a major problem on forums, leaving only the unchallenged insulters, or they give it right back, like I sometimes do.

Defensive, not. Derisive, yes.

Who are you to judge the value of things you clearly do not understand?
Your own dire lack of humility is reason enough why you feel so comfortable accusing others of it.
You recognize this thing in yourself and assign it to others.
I feel like annihilating you, for this and previous slights.
Engage at your peril.
Or be unusually clever and STFU.

Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:06:58 PM »
Your words, while sometimes not symmetrically fluent, convey meaning very well.
Then again, I am a crow. Crows would have no trouble understanding you.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:31:36 PM »
Posturing is what you do. That is why you see it in others.
I have no need to posture. Why would I? It's been a long time since I was an insecure, immature idiot.

I am what I seem - to you - to be posturing as.
Whereas you - as you again mirror in me - have nothing of any value to contribute.
Which is actually one reason I remain: to identify those who do nothing but attempt to tear down the contributions of real contributors, thus restricting this forum to little more than a minuscule club of offer-nothing-douchebags that drive anyone else away.

Prior to the grand spring-clean. Who will still be here afterwards?

Interzone / Re: What 'thinking' actually is...
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:13:44 PM »
Very true.

What's the matter with you? You're supposed to call me stupid!

Interzone / Re: Here Now
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:27:21 PM »
I worry about you sometimes.
Vegas will eat you.
Not far from its perimeter is a town with the unlikely name of Pahrump :)
I spent the night there, once, scowling at the monster in the distance.
Then it was off to Death Valley, where a man may discover he is a man.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:23:40 PM »
You want an opinion on this?
Since I see opinions as comments devoid of any actual knowledge or understanding, I feel well-placed to give mine.
Gustav Mahler is great, man!

On the other hand, had you asked for considered observations about Gustav Mahler, I would have had none to offer.

Interzone / Re: Building brains biochemistry
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:20:33 PM »
I've finally gotten it beat:
Last week, butter was bad for you. This week, it's good.
This week I will eat buttered gluten-free toast. Last week, margarine.
Last week, milk was good for you. This week it's not.
This week I drink only Jack Daniels. Last week it was milkshakes.

It works like the garbage-collection schedule: you only have to remember that the schedules work on a six-day week, when the moon is waxing, and a forty day week when the moon is waning. Take into account that this is only true in times of neap tides, and everything suddenly becomes simple.

Then again, it goes some way to explaining the hordes of grey-green, brain-dead zombies that have almost completely replaced humans.

Interzone / Re: Ashkenazi and the male bag
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:13:11 PM »
Human flesh+virus=explosive growth. Not necessarily a good thing.
Human flesh+radiation=explosive mutation. Not necessarily a good thing.
Human flesh+human flesh=non-explosive growth. Probably a good thing.

Same+same=more of same. But in a sustainable way. Usually.
Same+nothing remotely same=who knows what?

Shit happens, from time to time, in nature.
But nature doesn't go out of its way to make sure shit happens.


Interzone / Re: So nobody's making any poop comments?
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:00:46 PM »
Black smoke means nobody knows.
White smoke means some people think they know.
Meanwhile, a seagull sits on the chimney and could care less.
I find I have more in common with seagulls than the Catholic Church.
Or, for that matter, with humans in general.

Interzone / What 'thinking' actually is...
« on: March 21, 2013, 06:59:21 PM »
Thinking is taking what is real and replacing it with a token.
This token may be manipulated in any way at all.
It is, in fact, a simulation of reality.
This serves to project what might happen, if...

A useful tool, then, to gaze a short time into the future, to see what is likely to occur.
Or a short time into the past, to determine what went wrong.

It is far more practical, often, to design a house on paper, before physically building it with no idea of what the result will be. Unless, of course, you are so certain of your ability to improvise and problem-solve, that plans become wasteful of time.

The big trick to thinking, and the thing that has been almost universally forgotten, is to reconvert the tokens that comprise thinking, back into reality, after the thinking has taken place.
Remember: thinking is the conversion of reality into easily-manipulated tokens of reality.
To complete the process, it is necessary to re-convert those tokens back into reality.
Or you end up existing in a hypothetical world of tokens which have completely replaced reality.

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