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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:53:40 PM »
Transcix has an eternal emotional reaction to anything I write and immediately attempts to trash it while indicating I am an idiot. Understandably, I am not joyous about it.

It is never dissent I object to, but arrogant, unknowledgeable rudeness.
Read his shit again, and see if you can divine why I refer to it as shit.
He wants to be the resident guru, and sees me as a threat.
As any teenager would, I suppose.

He clearly knows stuff about stuff, but has, so far, been patently unable to do anything with it, other than belittle others. Primarily me.

End of unnecessary explanation.


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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:11:55 PM »
Not to the deluded.

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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 12, 2012, 03:57:47 PM »
The wanker returns.
Interested only in showing others his own illusory superiority by attempts to show another's inferiority.
His personal hatred blinds him to all else.
I have learned that the very word 'ego' sets such people off on their ranting hate-fests.
An interesting phenomenon, that.

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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 12, 2012, 02:15:15 AM »
Thank you.
Somehow that distinction had escaped me, until you stated what probably should have been obvious.

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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:53:56 PM »
I posted this same thread on another forum, to compare the commentary that followed.
You fellas really should get a bit more uncivilized, if Death Metal is your thing.
I'm being hung, drawn and quartered by the other lot, and they call themselves critical-thinkers/philosophers.
Maybe they are more sensitive about the subject of 'ego' than you are.

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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 11, 2012, 06:05:14 PM »
Superiority may have something to do with the ego, but not necessarily.
The example of the Buddha is a good one.
One may be superior without seeing oneself as such.

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Interzone / The nature of ego.
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:48:16 PM »
What is ego, anyway?
I'll tell you what it is.
I am an expert on ego.
I used to have one.

Ego is what you pretend you are, when you aren't.
Ego stands in for the substance that is lacking.
Ego makes of you, something you wish you were, but aren't.
Ego prevents you, from ever being what you claim to be.

People often say I am egotistical and arrogant.
What they mean, by that, is that I act 'superior'.
Not realizing that it is not an act.
Because superiority is unknown to them.

It never occurs to the inferior, that they behave as they do, because of their inferiority.
It never occurs to them, either, that what they see in a superior being, is, in fact, superiority.

Superiority means authority. And authority is bad.
Because the one who rebels against authority is immature.
That is why this age of 'equality' will be the death of us all.
Because it cancels out the benefits of superiority.

There are a few who recognize their inferiority.
And seek to leave it behind, as a child outgrows its toys.
But for every one of those, there are a hundred who cling to childhood.

What would you rather be?
Inferior, or superior?
Superiority doesn't appear by claiming it so.
It comes by abandoning inferiority, and putting superiority first.

The real failing of ego, is that when enough people are egotistical, nothing is real any more.
Nothing can be trusted. Nothing is true.
Proofs must be demanded, and the proofs become more important that what they prove.
What are you going to do with proof?

Life isn't about proof.
It is about living.
And proof is nothing, whatever, to do with living.
Neither is ego.

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Interzone / Re: Anti-Atheism
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:51:14 PM »
Try it again, without the sarcasm, and it may well have something to it.

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Interzone / Re: Observation suggests multiple Big Bangs and multiverse
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:47:37 PM »
Science attempts to observe what is, theorize what makes it what it is, then makes an attempt to prove its theories, through duplication.
Observation only delivers results relative to its ability to observe.
Theories play no part in what is.
If a duplication works, even a thousand times, it may well not work the next time.
Thus, science, at best, is an I think business.
It can never duplicate a universe.
Or conclusively prove its workings.

Spiritual adepts, on the other hand, do not merely observe.
They train themselves to perceive.
They do not concern themselves with how it works.
They respond with delighted awe at the realization that it does.


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Interzone / Re: Observation suggests multiple Big Bangs and multiverse
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:45:11 PM »
The universe doesn't operate under human laws.
It is permanent. No beginning - no end.
Humans, wrapped up in the temporal, simply can't cope with that. It makes no sense.
The universe doesn't make sense.
It Is.

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Interzone / Re: Happiness versus serenity
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:56:44 AM »
That's funny :)
You know what I really like?
Being under a roof - just a roof - no walls or anything, when it's pouring with rain.
There's something about that...

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Interzone / Re: Happiness versus serenity
« on: September 27, 2012, 02:18:38 AM »
Serenity isn't a concept most people ever consider, if they even know what it means.
Which is why so few ever head in that direction.
Anyway, not enough happens, for most. It's boring being calm and balanced.
Which, of course, it isn't, at all.
But who would know that, without experiencing it?

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Interzone / Re: What is 'Wisdom', anyway?
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:27:02 AM »
Piss off you little halfwit.
I don't persuade, or argue.
Because I am not like you.
Your patronizing puerility is really sickening. 

There. All done.
Thank you everyone else for an interesting discussion.
I think that probably concludes it.

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Interzone / Re: What is 'Wisdom', anyway?
« on: September 26, 2012, 12:18:38 AM »
You're really very poor at reading people.
Again, you are describing your own problems as if they are somebody else's.
You drone on about my wanting/needing to persuade.
I guess you don't have any concept of offering.
Etc etc etc etc etc...

Think whatever you like. Persuade yourself that you are right.
From our past interactions, as well as this one, I have no respect or patience for you.
I imagine you feel the same about me.




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Interzone / Re: What is 'Wisdom', anyway?
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:37:11 PM »
There was a certain amount of irony there.
Sure, I masturbate sometimes, but rarely, being an old fart.
I certainly don't do it when I write.
It is the reader who inserts such concepts into the act of simple communication.

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