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When you read some smart books
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#2 - minutes ONLINE (05/19/2013) [+] (69 replies)
Welcome to reality, where the smartest people are the saddest and the dumbasses are happy.
Welcome to reality, where the smartest people are the saddest and the dumbasses are happy.
#40 - slashendrix (05/19/2013) [+] (4 replies)
"These Snozzberries taste like Snozzberries.
User avatar #1 - konradkurze (05/19/2013) [+] (11 replies)
yeah reality sucks bigtime, but its better than ignorance
#8 - vegetatheprince (05/19/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I don't need books to tell me that the World is a hopeless, desolate, shit hole. They just explain it in detail.
#86 - tacogrenade (05/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
**tacogrenade rolled a random image posted in comment #63 at bus ** MFW I Dont read books..
**tacogrenade rolled a random image posted in comment #63 at bus ** MFW I Dont read books..
#7 - canadianguyeh (05/19/2013) [-]
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#25 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
#41 - heroicpenguin (05/19/2013) [+] (6 replies)
ignorance is bliss
ignorance is bliss
User avatar #148 - frienderman (05/20/2013) [+] (18 replies)
But if you read even more books, you can climb over the wall and begin to fix the messed up world.
#46 - stallwallwriter (05/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I actually had to come on Funnyjunk to distract myself because I'm making my way through War & Peace and it was making me cry.

But the thing is, even though it made me sad, even though it made me think about death and injustice, it was beautiful. Really beautiful. And I guess, well, maybe happiness isn't the most important thing. I can give some of that up, if I feel like I've seen more because of it.
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#103 - thebritishguy (05/19/2013) [-]
sometimes death and truth is kind of beautiful, like how a plastic flower is so much less valuable than a real flower, the real flower grows and lives and we see it get more and more magnificent every day until it starts to shrivel and die so that it releases nutrients for more flowers, it is valuable because it grows and you only have it for a limited time which makes it special. The plastic flower looks nice but that's about it really.
#318 - zaggystirdust ONLINE (05/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Every time I learn some sort if depressing factor about life I always try to fine the goodness inside it.
So yes, call me an idiot for being happy.
Call me ignorent for not accepting the sad reality of the world.
But, to me, the one thing that matters is that I'm enjoying the time I spend on earth.
I could use my time to research something that could aid society or find a cure to a disease.
I could use my time to just sit in the grass and look at the sky.
It doesn't matter to me, as long as I enjoy doing it.
You may want to live life to the end and push yourself all the way to becoming intellectual among others. And that's awesome, but hopefully you should be doing it because you want to help people or find the field of study interesting, not because you just want to be smarter than other people to fill your ego.
I'm not too bright of a person, but I tend to think about life too much.
The problem though is that people don't realize that they are the only ones who can decide whether they're happy or not, regardless of intelligence.

My advice would be to just find the good side to everything and enjoy the ride of life while you can.
#12 - infinitereaper ONLINE (05/19/2013) [+] (6 replies)
The thing that I hate most are the people who so blindly believe that humanity is on the right path and headed towards a great and bright future without knowing the facts   
   
Drown yourself in enough research for years on end and the obvious truths become a lot clearer.    
   
There is hardly a damn thing that isn't inconceivably twisted or corrupt to the point its hard to tell if things are even salvageable.   
   
33% of the population is starving, the largest nations on Earth via both landmass and population and heavily corrupt, corporations reign supreme, profitable recessions, carcinogen pollutants and additives in food, increasingly all powerful governments, laundering, the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, outsourcing, oil speculation, endless deficits, illegal arms trading, sex slave trafficking, overpopulation, destruction of the biosphere, deforestation...   
   
the list goes on and on, and that's only the beginning. Only fools think the world has more good in it than bad, but they are wrong. What makes things like "good" "kindness" and "justice" so precious is that they are rare.   
   
TL;DR The world is headed towards dystopia while every idiot is content to just let it all happen in ignorance.
The thing that I hate most are the people who so blindly believe that humanity is on the right path and headed towards a great and bright future without knowing the facts

Drown yourself in enough research for years on end and the obvious truths become a lot clearer.

There is hardly a damn thing that isn't inconceivably twisted or corrupt to the point its hard to tell if things are even salvageable.

33% of the population is starving, the largest nations on Earth via both landmass and population and heavily corrupt, corporations reign supreme, profitable recessions, carcinogen pollutants and additives in food, increasingly all powerful governments, laundering, the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, outsourcing, oil speculation, endless deficits, illegal arms trading, sex slave trafficking, overpopulation, destruction of the biosphere, deforestation...

the list goes on and on, and that's only the beginning. Only fools think the world has more good in it than bad, but they are wrong. What makes things like "good" "kindness" and "justice" so precious is that they are rare.

TL;DR The world is headed towards dystopia while every idiot is content to just let it all happen in ignorance.
User avatar #17 to #12 - traelos (05/19/2013) [-]
Drown yourself in research for like 15 minutes and you can realize this guy is full of shit.

If 33% of the world population is starving why isn't the world pop declining? We don't have a 33%+ Birth rate, so even if starvation was literally the only way people died that still wouldn't make sense.

The most populous country on earth is China, the largest by landmass is Russia even after dissolving the U.S.S.R.

90% of the "problems" he listed have been occurring for several thousand years, or something very similar has, so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

In fact, our world pop is growing and technology is increasing so at least in the immediate future we're not going to collapse in on ourselves.

As for a world devastating war, we kinda lost our chance when Russia went bankrupt, after watching that it's unlikely anyone is willing to get themselves into that position anytime soon, and 1000 years from now when they've forgotten about it people will still be sensible enough not to destroy the entire planet in one fell swoop without having an exit strategy first.

As for "Good" "Justice" and "Kindness" please note they are not the same thing. A "Good" society is one where you have the opportunity to act in "Kindness" and "Justice" isn't necessary. As of right now we're closer to that ideal then we've ever been before.

TL;DR People who believe in a dystopic future should

a) Read a history book
b) Read a sociology book
c) If after a&b they still believe the world is hell, they should put a bullet through their head, it's better for everyone that way.
#185 - absolyst ONLINE (05/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The lightbulb text detector thingie stopped at expectation
I don't know why but that struck me as oddly deep
#113 - IamSofaKingdom (05/19/2013) [+] (18 replies)
This is something they knew thousands of years ago. King Solomon (supposedly the smartest man who ever lived) was quoted saying, "He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow; not in others, but in himself".   
It isn't some sort of revelation or modern realization. I guess it is just the ignorant becoming learned and then coming to terms with this fact....I am sorry I started rambling halfway through.
This is something they knew thousands of years ago. King Solomon (supposedly the smartest man who ever lived) was quoted saying, "He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow; not in others, but in himself".
It isn't some sort of revelation or modern realization. I guess it is just the ignorant becoming learned and then coming to terms with this fact....I am sorry I started rambling halfway through.
#66 - crazyolitis (05/19/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I love books.
User avatar #30 - alfjnn (05/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Sartre.
Nuff said.
User avatar #16 - SACKMONGER (05/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think the primary purpose of your life, of my life and the entirety of the human race's is just to blindly consume to support a failing economy and a faulty system, forever and ever until we run out of every resource and have to resort to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival. I don't think we're supposed to sit by idle while we continue to use a long outdated system that produces war, poverty, collusion, corruption, ruins our environment and threatens every aspect of our health and does nothing but divide and segregate us. I don't think how much military equipment we are selling to other countries, how many hydrocarbons we're burning, how much money is being printed and exchanged, is a good measure of how healthy our society is but I do think I can speak for everyone when I say,

WE'RE SICK OF THIS SHIT

~Rou Reynolds
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