Started by Absurd Atheist, August 20, 2017, 07:25:25 PM
Quote from: Baruch on August 20, 2017, 09:53:57 PMAs borrowed from Rudyard Kipling? I am so triggered by 19th century British Imperialism ... not really.
Quote from: Absurd Atheist on August 20, 2017, 07:25:25 PMJust came across this silly poem I wrote a little while back after discovering Absurdism. It's a little embarrassing but I thought you guys might have a good laugh. Don't ask why it's missing the last two lines.The Wise Oneâ€™s BurdenA).Take up the Wise Oneâ€™s Burden, to question the vast unknownEmbrace the stark absurd, to interrogate the worlds we ownRelease the world from meaning, yet revolt against despairPurposeless the world may be, yet that is the burden we bearB).Take up the Wise Oneâ€™s Burden, to accept the human conditionOne world in which we think and live, another we view with suspicionFaced with the problem of time, we depend on hierarchy of powerTo escape trials of reality, weâ€™ve created this Ivory towerC).Take up the Wise Oneâ€™s Burden, the war that lasts foreverTear down this stained masquerade, a painful and failed endeavorReflect with heavy heart, on the house weâ€™ve built on sandForgive the lies once told, and crude thoughts we now reprimandD).Take up the Wise Oneâ€™s Burden, and solve the terminal soulIn memory, we last forever, but only as part of the whole
Quote from: Cavebear on August 26, 2017, 02:41:49 AMLost me at the 2nd sentence. "World's We Own"?
Quote from: Absurd Atheist on August 26, 2017, 10:34:46 AMI interpret this as referring to the perspective world which we think in, versus the world around us which we live in. The interrogation might be belief systems, actions, etc. which are all fabricated within the mind.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 26, 2017, 10:56:34 AMWhew, deep! And not joking. How does the perspective world we think in differ from the world around us we live in? I can guess but you have thought about it.
Quote from: Absurd Atheist on September 05, 2017, 12:57:44 AMHmm, the way I see it the perspective world "creates" and the other world "exists". Think of it as a canvas and a painter. Your mind is the painter and paints whatever it feels on the canvas of the world thus constructing reality. So the world as we know it (America, religion, law, language) is really just a big piece of art on a previously blank canvas.Take the language barrier for example. In the perspective world, these symbols have meant something for English speakers. ã—ã‹ã—ã€ã"ã,Œã,‰ã®ã,·ãƒ³ãƒœãƒ«ã¯Both sentences "exist", but if you don't understand Japanese this just means your perspective hasn't learned a "created" sense of meaning. Language to me is another form of mental painting using sound and writing and mutually agreeing on the meaning of otherwise random phonetics and symbols.Even simple concepts like "up" and "down" are oriented according to perspective and wouldn't exist without a mind to experience and "create" the sense of up and down. I don't know if this made sense but it's how I understand the world of the Self and the Other.
Quote from: Cavebear on September 07, 2017, 04:36:01 AMSome directions have no universal meaning. Up and down in a on gravity situation, for example. But right and left do.
Quote from: Absurd Atheist on September 09, 2017, 03:57:34 PMRight and Left have a universal meaning?
Quote from: Cavebear on September 11, 2017, 02:51:13 AMBy definition... Bi-lateral symmetry defines it. I wouldn't matter to a starfish, of course.
Quote from: Baruch on September 11, 2017, 01:28:31 PMOdd number of arms or even? That is the bi-lateral symmetry but still cut a starfish with an odd number of arms, and the two halves can't be matched.
Quote from: Cavebear on September 11, 2017, 01:35:14 PMBut a cut arm can grow a whole new starfish. It's Quinteral symmatry?