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The comment about the " olympic runner " is the comment that doesn't make sense. If you think that you are a olympic runner it proves that you exist otherwise you wouldn't be able to think your own lie. The quote of Descartes is about existence because you think ( no matter what you are thinking ) and not about your thoughts of something. If you understood the quote ( and I'm sure you don't ) you would have said " Just because you think you are an olympic runner, doesn't mean you exist ". Does that make sense to you?
After analysed every radical doubt he came to the conclusion that one thing is sure ; that he exist. His saying " I think therefore I am " was true even if he was dreaming, even when his senses played tricks with his mind.It was even necessarily true because it's impossible to deny it without being in contradiction with yourself ( if you're saying that you have doubts about your existence it proves in fact that you exist otherwise you wouldn't have a doubt to begin with ). You can't ignore the existence of your thinking because it's with your thinking that you can get doubts. Therefore thinking and I ( my existence ) are the same. A proven selfidentity that has a body and mind.
Doesn't even make sense. Just because you think you are an Olympic runner, doesn't mean you are.
Pretty bland sentiment on sentience. Most life forms have it.V 1 Comment
To live life to the fullest, sacrifices has to be made
Just clever for clever's sake. I'm not sacrificing jack today because my tomorrow will be enriched by not sacrificing it.
Stupid! Like you know what day will be tomorrow? You can be dead tomorrow. I say ; Carpe Diem!
Everything is controlled by the brain. Everything! The reason people talk about 'heart and soul' is because the heart is a palpable organ that you can feel at work. You might as well say liver or pancreas instead.
It is evident that we can not see God and His angels also the prince of darkness cannot be seen though we see the effects of this powers
The existence of reality doe not depend on sight
This is one of those sayings that you have to believe in blind faith because the quote itself doesn't prove anything true. Medical science knows for instance when you take a substance like LSD what mechanism in your brains does you see things that aren't really there. Bodychemicals like dopamine, serotonine, adrenaline, nor-adrenaline and neurotransmitters of glutamate will alterate your toughts, memories, imagination etc.. Even when the substance is not in your body anymore you can have afterwards imaginary toughts ( flashbacks ). In other words, we know how the mechanism in our brains works for the things we see or imagine to see.V 5 Comments
I have spent my life being hated for what I am but as Socrates said in Apology, "and I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speak in your manner and live." I would rather be hated for what I am and hope that someone out there loves me for what I truly am than deceive someone by having them love me for what I am not.
I'll take whatever love is thrown my way before whatever hate is thrown my way any day of the week.V 1 Comment
Whoa. Never heard of that one, but it's a good one to explain how people can do evil in the name of good.
Hmm... N never share your troubles in front of anyone except your CREATURE...
Hmm... That almost broke my heart... - Britgirl
You can run all you want, but you cannot hide.
That's true...but I don't like itV 1 Comment
Surely there us judgement day. We'd better search for God in Jesus Christ.
It sounds like a side-swipe at religion to me.
Sounds like a cop-out to me.
This is one of those quotes that Nietzsche would reply as " Christianity is the religion of slaves, sheeps who follows the flock ".
So true. It's a shame that Lenin has tried to eliminate the " opium " with radical acts. Karl Marx was a pacifist and wrote this just to make a point about organised religion that was part of the political structure at that time which people followed blindly without thinking about the hypocrisy of it. It prove that he was right after all when you see that nowadays most of the confrontations in this world are still religious conflicts.
Karl Marx was at the first place a theoritician. His writings about the revolution was not about starting a war but about a unite of the proleterian class ( the working class ) through unions ( those were still theories ) and that once the united class would be big enough it would be inevitable that a transistion of power would accure. Organised Religion had much power over people and in politics in those days. An atheist like Karl Marx was aware that as long people believed in " organised religion " a lot of people would never follow his theories about socialism just because he knew that religion works like a very addictive drug ( opium in this case ) in the mind of those " addicted or brainwashed to god-theories " people. The alienation ( Hegel ) of yourself and worship of a outside-human power created by the people works like a drug, like opium ( Feuerbach ). We all know that those two philosophers were a major influence in Marx's writings ( dialectic materialism as opposed to ...more
Not a pacifist, more to the contrary. He believed that a revolution, which is a forceful transition, was inevitable, and the only right continuation of society. Religion dulled the workers pain and postponed this transition, most the same way a drug like opium would have.
This is much similar to Nietzsches way of thinking regarding both religion but also alcohol, as these things work as anti-catalysts to change - they make oppression and bad situations tolerable and delays change.
"he described what kind of leader he was.
Yes! It is idealistic, but how I would live complete control over my destiny.
In other words : Karma. But does it really exist or is it really true? I've never had any proof of it. A nice quote but also a fantasy.
I wish it were true.
But negative thoughts aren't generally entertaining. Critical thoughts can be entertaining, but they just get moved to the Comments section, or deleted all together.
Killed it that's a master piece prince garreth mokoena and tapiwa takavarasha
Well, Quantum Physicisists claim that if you miraculously had infinite lives and infinite attempts you could jump from the Empire State Building and free fall through the concrete ground below, so all Quantum Physicists should start literally putting this theory to the test. Hint: Concrete is ALWAYS as hard as concrete, no matter what.
Ponderous and pointless. There's plenty of things that you can't determine the outcome of.
Best thought-provoking quote ever.
Love this quote, so simple.
So many of the motivational words and phrases are aimed at the removal of the rusted shackles of inaction or depression draped over our beautiful silvery spirit.
Even when we are given the keys to freedom there is still a dark passage to traverse to arrive at the place we dream of.
The words are absorbed into our brains but need to connect with spirit, will, heart, desire and convert to action. These are all encountered in the dark passage. This is the most difficult part of the journey and the most rewarding.
Like most things in life it's only when you let go that you achieve your nirvana. It's not hard... You just need to believe that what we call fail is just another fork in the road.
Get on with it.
That's a classic! It's like all those questions for instance about god. Nobody can't proof his existence ( even if you believe in god ). So, why bother? Why should you fear if he exist or if he doesn't exist? You don't know, so, don't know the truth will not affect you or do you harm.
Written more than two Thousand years ago but it still apply for today.
And the right thing is? More ponderous nothingness that doesn't take into account life's complexities and diversity of opinions on what is right and wrong. I think the world desperately needs to go nuclear, but watch the opposition. What about gun laws? Drug use and decriminalisation?
Ths worst enemie and battle is fighting with yourself, exactly do the rigbt choice.
One life, one chance, and this procrastinator implies you do nothing with it. Comedy gold.
Hey, I'm down with laziness and apathy.
Well, go poop yourself at a party then.
Lol! Funny. I don't mind arguing with idiots - it's good sport.
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2. Gandhi: Live simply that others may simply live
3. Socrates: I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing