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Philosophy, and a search for happiness
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After twenty years of screwing around, messing with people, friends and family, being messed with, abused, having multiple existential crises, suicide attempts, fucking things up, trolling, both online and IRL, crime (for both fun and profit), drugs, addiction, deep self exploration (take that to mean whatever you think it means, on any level   chin ) and being a failed polymath with immense potential to change the world around me for the better, I've come to the conclusion that:


If you can find


Happy work


Good love


Good fun


With good people


Then everything else is just moot, darkness, bullshit, or simply a fucking joke.


The "Rat Park" experiment proved this.


Discuss, argue, debate...


Thousands of years of the deepest thinking (and the finest wines) available to humanity have all led to the same conclusion, IM(h)O




I'm currently trying hard to find all of the above, after a particularly dark, lonely and traumatic few years.


"My needs are simple", as someone very intuitively observed, once... If anyone feels they can help with this quest, then please, PM me :)





"I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth. And indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension. How like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"
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#2
A perspective which aligns to some extent with Zen Buddhist related philosophies as extolled by names like...

Alan Watts (Live Fully Now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdqVF7-8wng

Eckhart Tolle (The Power Of Now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRcARFxZweU
and followers such as Jim Carey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIaY0l5qV0c

And even Terence Mckenna (Eg: Felt Presence of Immediate Experience)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgp6Au8jy1k
(Eg: Culture Is Your Operating System)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ZCBrqTNrY

It is hard to fundamentally disagree with any of it really. Achieving it is, of course, another question entirely. However, IMHO, psychedelic drugs/botanicals can provide at least a window to such a state of mind, although evidently, this is not an exclusive route.
“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” ~ Terence McKenna
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#3
Gold soul theory, indigo's on the rise.
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#4
(03-05-2016, 02:20 PM)6dream Wrote: A perspective which aligns to some extent with Zen Buddhist related philosophies as extolled by names like...

Alan Watts (Live Fully Now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdqVF7-8wng

Eckhart Tolle (The Power Of Now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRcARFxZweU
and followers such as Jim Carey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIaY0l5qV0c

And even Terence Mckenna (Eg: Felt Presence of Immediate Experience)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgp6Au8jy1k
(Eg: Culture Is Your Operating System)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ZCBrqTNrY

It is hard to fundamentally disagree with any of it really. Achieving it is, of course, another question entirely. However, IMHO, psychedelic drugs/botanicals can provide at least a window to such a state of mind, although evidently, this is not an exclusive route.

Indeed. Have you read the works of Robert Anton Wilson?
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#5
As in....
(Techniques of Consciousness Change)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFcvOv9zAHg

I've seen quite a few videos (didn't he have a slot in 'Bleep:Down The Rabbit Hole?) but haven't read anything. He was also linked to some sort of chaos theory I think (I could be wrong)?
“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” ~ Terence McKenna
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#6
Ooh, are you looking at Discordianism? I second this recommendation. 

It can make change exciting and interesting to do, which lets face it, is sometimes the problem.
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#7
(07-05-2016, 09:09 AM)ImaginayFortnight Wrote: Ooh, are you looking at Discordianism? I second this recommendation. 

It can make change exciting and interesting to do, which lets face it, is sometimes the problem.

Frankly, nobody ought really describe jealous, anti-establishment mumbling slurs. Eris's ridiculous iconoclast scum. Know any lying losers implying such terrible ideas? Anyway, nobody thinks it's possible, only purile entertainment.
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#8
Niger Ferrum Carcer
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#9
(07-05-2016, 01:16 PM)ImaginayFortnight Wrote: Niger Ferrum Carcer

Or, simply, Occam's razor...

Pun most definitely intended :)
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