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  • Except that link with the review says that as far as he sees there is no foundation with Freud.

    And for Write, the left/right brained stuff is a myth: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/right-brainleft-brain-right-2017082512222

    Not to mention that personality has no impact on what kind of image you see in the optical illusions, it’s almost like…[Read more]

  • Write, that video is absolute nonsense. What clinched it was the whole left/right brain bit. But then again it’s from bright side sooo……

  • You have not given evidence. I showed you the link which states what I was talking about and you didn’t really present data that proved it wrong, it was mostly just your say so. Again I don’t want this guy to be right, but I haven’t seen data that shows otherwise.

    And the more I think about it the more it seems to be the case. I didn’t realize…[Read more]

  • As I have mentioned before I haven’t seen specific evidence against what he is arguing so I can’t really just throw him out, much as I do wish I could.


    And Bob I think there is a reason that channel has so little views.

  • Lausten, the length of it showed that he read it all and gave details about the book. A lot of the five star ones did honestly. As much as I want to throw him out I can’t ignore that or that the other reviews weren’t as long.


  • Those were his replies to me trying to reason with him on the matter.

  • Those reviews weren’t as long as the one I quoted.

    Also in regards to the topic at hand is a conversation with a guy on youtube:

    i’m reminded of those two men almost touching fingers in the biblical painting. Me thinks your mind is dominated by thoughts. thinking about your self. Self ish thoughts. The ”I” and the ”me” in a constant battle.…

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  • Write, this is about the link that essentially claims everything people are arguing to do as “living life” is not normal.

  • There are still indigenous people in this world. I’ve been to their casinos and I’ve done rituals with them. You could learn a lot more reading the book in the link I gave (which on the site that you pointed us to), than you could going around cherry picking a paragraph or two that agrees with what you already think is true.

    It’s not what I think…[Read more]

  • Then rather than going with it, being wowed or not, at least thinking about it a little, you shit on it and the person who simply wanted to share some friendly ideas with you.  After all you are here inviting this discussion.  Or?  Lighten up on us and yourself a little.


    You make me think of Dungeons and Dragon Masters version of public di…

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  • NO my link was about that specific work which has given me trouble, not the other one on the page you were talking about. The one with wandering god was on about how balanced people don’t do any of the things that our current society regards to be normal. That is what I am talking about.

  • Xain replied to the topic Music conspiracy in the forum General Discussion 5 days, 2 hours ago

    Sounds like bull to me.

    “Musical conspiracy”, honestly.

  • Write, that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

    Also Lausten I looked at your link but I’m not sure what you were getting at since that wasn’t the link that I showed you. The one where it said that balanced people don’t strive for things or seek to lose themselves in sex, romance, prestige, etc.

  • You missed the point Rat. What IS is irrelevant to what I want or what makes me happy. In case you haven’t noticed, the link shows how much of what you are talking about isn’t normal and stems from an imbalance as a result of degraded child-rearing practices. Wanting to be happy pales in comparison to the facts as they are, which don’t really care…[Read more]

  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    Also you’re better off responding to the actual review since that blurb doesn’t sum anything up

  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    I want to be happy but that is irrelevant to what IS, and as the block quote said what you guys are talking about is not normal and is only sought  by humans because of an imbalance in us.

  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    Rat you miss the point yet again and so do you Bob. Misery isn’t a choice. I just can’t unsee the things that would bring me back to being happy.

    And Rat you misunderstood that line as everything mattering is essentially saying nothing matters. Also you neglected the rest of the text which shows that much of what you and everyone else on here are…[Read more]

  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    In Wandering God, counterculture scholar Morris Berman goes counter-counterculture, taking on such hallowed figures as Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Following the lead of Bruce Chatwin’sSonglines, Berman discovers the natural state of humanity in our nomadic origins, taking us back not to the early civilizations and their myths but to our…

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  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    Beyond its explicit topic, which is fascinating in itself, what stands out to me about this book is Berman’s dedication to exploring ideas of the greatest practical import while refusing to indulge in any kind of simplistic ideologizing. This rare combination turns out to be the real “message,” and makes this probably the most nuanced, thoug…

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  • Xain replied to the topic On Discussing the Self in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago

    It’s not about being positive it’s about being honest. Hence the “nothing matters” at the basest level of everything. That’s what’s so hard to deal with, that nothing is worth the value we give it because meaning is just something that we imagined.

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