Jamesh wrote:So Robert, what is it within you that influences you to post jokes?
Might it be the memories you have from experiences of the past, of joke telling releasing tension in your interrelationships with others.
You clearly like to argue for arguments sake, which must cause anxiousness at times. Perhaps this very tension has turned you into a person addicted to posting on forums, as that is where your ego can safely pursue the activities "it thinks" will sate it's desires. When I say "it thinks" I just mean it compares past and present in a computerised like fashion - meaning that the ego leads a person to seek and obtain a present set of experiences that match in a general synchronistic sense some past mental configuration where the outcome at the time, or on a majority of occasions, was emotional pleasure. The ego has an empathy with the past, in fact that is all empathy really is anyway - a synchronistic relationship to one's past experiences.
At times, there is so much obvious desire for revenge in your words. Even the idea of having to "win" an discussion clearly indicates this.
You use forums as a ego tool, and not subtlety like most of us non-enlightened sagelings do - by subtle, I mean that all forms of stating opinions, whether it be simply to alleviate the emotional need to express one's ideas or to even teach others, is still an egotistical activity, in that the pleasure in such activities comes from the relationship of these actions to the ego. The desire for revenge that I sense is a dominant program of your ego, must have been learnt from some set of past experiences. Examine it - find the causality of your revengeful personality, be it an array of others that you felt dominated by when young, or a set of unfortunate circumstances that crushed your self esteem to the extent that you feel using the words of others gives you a superior strength of reason. Know the causes of those same causes, and the causes of those causes ad infinitum. See how all these causes and your present ego are totally interconnected and you may begin to release yourself from the causes in your mind that binds you to a feminine relationship to truth and channels your masculine spirit into games of ego competition.
So James, you chose to ignore the wealth of material available in the thread - Mahayana Buddhism, Daoism, contrasts with Confucianism, etc. - so you could pretend you've got psychological insights worth sharing. I was posting jokes in part because the subject of the discussion was the QRS view of humour, and which you might have observed if you were less interested in passing yourself off as a message board psychoanalyst. Your insight was oblivious.
Absolutely have I come to the (debate commentary) thread to argue and with whom am I arguing? (You don't count.) Again, your insight was oblivious. About what are we arguing? Your oblivious remarks take absolutely none of the content into account and if your ideas are correct they should be borne out in the content, but which you've avoided. Were you afraid of it?
Why yes indeed I like to argue and you should try it. The masculine minded engage in intellectual argumentation about real philosophy and eschew writing that mincing pansy psychoanalysis. Here's a suggestion: Try supporting one of Dan's arguments in the thread instead of just kissing his arse. Lucky for you we won't lower ourselves to consider how in your remarks to Dan your covert acceptance of your Genius Forum status is tantamount to a female 'presenting' to a male animal so she can be mounted.
Take up one of the arguments. Go to it, James. Let's see how you think under pressure rather than how you obliviously pretend you're worth reading.