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    Quote Originally Posted by niffer View Post
    LOL are you serious? Why?
    that's more thought than I'm willing to give singularity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertrand View Post
    this is so Ti it pisses me off; heaven forbid I work through my feelings rather than just cut them off in the middle because "if I stop thinking about it I won't be angry" as if repressed anger weren't a thing. I really feel like Sam Harris is kind of an idiot manchild

    this is the kind of non solution that leads to people exploding down the line

    as if anger itself is wrong. like so what if I'm fanning the flames of my own anger? so what if I do something on the basis of it? the consequences good or bad will lead to learning something. yes if I murder someone cause I was angry and it wasn't justified that's bad. but only the person that bottles everything in in the way he suggests reaches that point. if you understand yourself from day 1 in terms of Fi it won't reach that point, because the filth has clean sewers to process it... anger is the proper response to a lot of things. understanding ones own anger is far more important than refusing to acknowledge anything that provokes it. this is such a stunted way of thinking I feel like it falls into the category of "beliefs so dangerous it may be moral to kill the person for holding it" (this idiocism is another Sam Harrisism, for those who aren't following)
    This is super insightful and well-worded (and funny) and I completely agree with this. I have a lot of problems with repressed anger because of bottling it up all my life, in the exact way you describe. Nothing to add.

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    "My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them."
    — Maggie Stiefvater


    "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
    flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
    — Plato


    But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. "
    — Robert Frost




    “Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are.”
    — Frank Ocean




    “You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.”
    — Amy Poehler



    "And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started


    And know the place for the first time."
    — T.S. Eliot

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    I should like to be the landscape which I am contemplating, I should like this sky, this quiet water to think themselves within me, that it might be I whom they express in flesh and bone, and I remain at a distance. But it is also by this distance that the sky and the water exist before me. My contemplation is an excruciation only because it is also a joy. I cannot appropriate the snow field where I slide. It remains foreign, forbidden, but I take delight in this very effort toward an impossible possession.

    — Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity
    “As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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    NURSE
    Jesu, what haste! Can you not stay awhile?
    Do you not see that I am out of breath?

    JULIET
    How art thou out of breath, when thou hast breath
    To say to me that thou art out of breath?

    — Romeo & Juliet: Act 2, Scene 5
    “As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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    "I have trouble socializing with people... but I want to."

    Christian Wolff, The Accountant
    And each lonely vagrant that crossed their path,
    Felt how his heart grew cold.
    Yet he marvelled at their scarred faces,
    So beautiful, distant and old.

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    ''And when everybody is thinking and nobody is living and feeling anymore, you can do whatever you want to the now helpless distracted people, the people who are caught in a self-perpetuating illusion of their minds.

    And since they only operate based on their mind now, I can simply justify every horrible thing I do to them with mere thoughts. It is the law. It is rational. It is moral. It is Science. It is God.

    They may have doubts. Sure. But the important thing is not whether they believe me. The important thing is that they have enough doubts not to stand up for themselves. The important thing is not that they like what I do to them. The important thing is that they are afraid enough not to do anything about it.''
    "...Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly" (the Skin Horse)

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    “Emily is in the parlor brushing the carpet,”
    records Charlotte in 1828.
    Unsociable even at home

    and unable to meet the eyes of strangers when she ventured out,
    Emily made her awkward way
    across days and years whose bareness appalls her biographers.

    This sad, stunted life, says one.
    Uninteresting, unremarkable, wracked by disappointment
    and despair, says another.

    She could have been a great navigator if she'd been male,
    suggests a third. Meanwhile
    Emily continued to brush into the carpet the question,

    Why cast the world away
    For someone hooked up to Thou,
    the world may have seemed a kind of half-finished sentence.

    — Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay” in Glass, Irony and God
    “As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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    I self-consume.

    — Arthur Rimbaud
    “As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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