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by alice144
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

Oh dear, you've caught me red-handed.

Unfortunately, if I want to feel smart, all I have to do is step outside and take a walk. I much prefer to feel humbled.

Well, it was nice while it lasted. Until later then, and hopefully under happier circumstances.
by alice144
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

ALL THE TIME.

Why are you hiding Dennis? Why the unprovoked resentment? What is holding you back from having an honest discussion?
by alice144
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

That's a silly way to argue.
by alice144
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

In other words, alice, your presence that is not languaged is that which your languaged self is built upon. Yes, but how much of our "selves" is truly languaged? Judging from the difficultly I exhibit in converting thoughts in feelings into a form that others might understand, I would guess not ver...
by alice144
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

Oh, I can't argue with your own personal direct experience. I don't know if I'm as immediately judgmental as you claim, Dennis. Often I don't know how I feel about things. My "yeses" are more like, "I thinks" or "probablies" or "most likelies" or "the pieces of the puzzle fit together seeming to sho...
by alice144
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

I'm perhaps not being clear enough. Well, the people I spend time gravitate towards a more concrete expression. So I'm having a little bit of trouble particularly with the way you use words, because I feel like you are more abstract thinker. Also, I'm being kind of argumentative. I wonder if our di...
by alice144
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

deaf to nondualism! deaf to nondualism! Some of the people who I talk to have very little imagination in their language. You can also speak almost entirely in terms of cliches and stock-phrases, as Mike Leigh so kindly demonstrated to us in his first feature film, Bleak Moments . Making a statement ...
by alice144
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

That's such a broad definition of language. :) If we narrow "language" down to just what you are reading on your screen, and ignore other factors which might influence communication such as tone of voice, facial expressions, etc. my argument makes so much more sense. Saying "a person is a sum of his...
by alice144
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

Who says that I think in terms of language? I've always thought those passages in novels where the character's thoughts were italicized, and then something is written as if he were having those thoughts in his head were a bit contrived, anyhow. I'm fairly certain that my thought-process is primarily...
by alice144
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

No, I'm a plant. :) To be excessively clear, we are both equally handicapped by inanimates. I'm not interested in how my thoughts may or may not be shaped by language, that's outside the sphere of my original argument, although the meaning of words under the present day lexicon isn't entirely irrele...
by alice144
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

You are using the English language, the internet and a specific forum to state you are defined by yourself? I make do with the tools I am given... Whether or not these things affect my expression is irrelevant as I could not have communicated my thoughts to you without them. You have to use the Eng...
by alice144
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

These identities are conventionally 'true' or believed in. 'True', as in people agree to them between each other. Consensual. Habitual. I doubt it. In the same way that others foist identities on me, I foist identities upon them. I do it sometimes just to be an asshole. Of course it's generally ent...
by alice144
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

Dennis Mahar wrote: Quit lying please.
You recommended a pattern to stop looking for patterns on the basis patterns don't exist.
Illogical.
Lol. Yes, that was exactly what I meant.
by alice144
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

That is your recommended pattern is it? More an observation. That is what something can be done about. I think that assigning meaning to something which is essentially meaningless will only leave you frustrated. Especially the more far-flung and varied your experience becomes; you've got to come up...
by alice144
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Which is the most Inferior...Ignorance or Ignoring?
Replies: 15
Views: 3165

Re: Which is the most Inferior...Ignorance or Ignoring?

If being ignored is not a universal cause for hurt it should be. Being ignored can create anger, hostility, hatred, and anger can lead to violence, and violence can lead to jail time, all because ignoring is an acceptable thing to do to people. I think people should be forced to listen sometimes, i...
by alice144
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: are you smart?
Replies: 131
Views: 22682

Re: are you smart?

Thanks Blair for the definition, it was extremely poignant and meaningful and helped me see myself in a new light. Now; get to work on resolving your own, personal bitterness.
by alice144
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

That's what I said. conditional. self-serving. Yeah, but when they hurt me they are considering their own self-interest to the detriment of my own. When this imbalance goes too far, I no longer want to continue the relationship. Perhaps they are not spiritual enough beings, as yourselves. Perhaps I...
by alice144
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

cognito ergo sum
(decartes)

respiro ergo sum
(alice144)
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: are you smart?
Replies: 131
Views: 22682

Re: are you smart?

oxytocinNA wrote: A specific point in that analogy causes it to fail.
Oh goodness. I wonder which one that could be. ;)

Naw, I'm pretty sure that this thread is smart. It even has the word "smart" in the title!
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: are you smart?
Replies: 131
Views: 22682

Re: are you smart?

I waited two pages in to reply, because it is necessary to read first, before writing. Hi Trevor. Typically your own standards apply most accurately to yourself, and not so much to other people. Mind your own business, eh? You didn't even bother to so much as read the introduction to this forum Hey...
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

How can that which is [already] whole be a "better" [or worse] whole? Possibly then the purpose of the effort is not to create a more whole self, but then to share our own very, extremely whole selves. From the bounty of our inner wholeness, we want to make other people feel whole as well. It's a g...
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

Dennis Mahar wrote: totally misunderstood.
I understand that you may need another parakeet.
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16243

Re: "I am" my reason

hi alice, welcome. you're missing the point. Maybe, maybe not. People are discussing reasons for existence. It's quite possible that there is no reason for existence. It's also quite possible that we create our own reason for existence; that our reasons for existence are entirely subjective. It's m...
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: are you smart?
Replies: 131
Views: 22682

Re: are you smart?

You could try knowing a little about your students before trying to teach them lessons. Thanks! I'm actually a couple years away from earning my teacher's certification but I'm really flattered all the same! It's true what they say, teachers are born, not made; training only gets you so far. No, bu...
by alice144
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Altruism
Replies: 42
Views: 11240

Re: Altruism

The problem with altruism is that it only works if everybody is altruistic, meaning you can either hope for a utopia or you can plan for a bleak future where altruistic people are presumed weak and passive. Oh, I don't know about that. I think that we can look at altruism as being on a sliding scal...