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#119820 - Yes 06/19/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#119818 - Yes  [+] (2 new replies) 06/19/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +3
#119819 - sixmillionjuice (06/19/2016) [-]
So the Catholic who attempted to blow up the protestant king of England is a communist?
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#119820 - marinepenguin (06/19/2016) [-]
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#119802 - I'd read it.  [+] (10 new replies) 06/18/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#119803 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
I call it 'The Line, the Other, the Self'.

Imagine yourself as a two dimensional creature in a two dimensional space. And yet the space is blank, as a piece of paper. A canvas that has yet to be filled. A world within which you exist, but all others, and all external logic and conventions, are cast out. It is a world of total, unadulterated freedom in the metaphysical sense. You are able to move about and do totally as you wish.

In this circumstance, does accomplishment have meaning? Do you possess a point of reference for the self?

Now imagine a line. You stand upon it, and can no longer do totally as you wish. This line is a representation of the fundamental restrictions of reality, immutable laws which cannot be altered. It is as ink upon the paper, whereas you are graphite. You as an individual will fade, whereas the line will always remain. It is what always was, always is, and always will be. In this circumstance, does accomplishment have meaning?

Yes. It is by the very nature of the line to limit your freedom over the world, yet to encourage freedom of the self, if not over the self. Without limitation, accomplishment means nothing because it is as an unstoppable force; it meets no resistance. And so we must come to the conclusion that the true virtue of accomplishment is not to be found in the action itself, but in the overcoming of limitation and adversity.

In this circumstance, do you posses a point of reference of the self?

No. There is you, and there is the line. And yet you do not fully comprehend the line by merely observing it, nor do you comprehend the self. After all, your only external point of reference is the line itself. You understand that you are fundamentally different from the line, and yet you do not know it, nor why. Are you not fundamentally different from the line after all? Do you impress limitations upon the line as it does to you? Is the line asking these very same questions of you, as you do it? The line, by the workings of the solitary mind, now represents the gap in perspective the self is born into, and which a solitary mind preserves.

Now imagine that there is another. The laws of the line apply to the other, as they do to you. You now posses by the mere existence of the other a perspective of the line, how it functions, and what it means. You know that you are different from the line because the other observes you to be different from the line, as you do for both it and yourself. The existence of the other corroborates the existence of the self.

And yet the other is not wholly the same. It's different from the self. So much so, in fact, that it possesses it's own self. And so, yet another limitation is placed upon individual freedom: the designs of the other. And yet it is by way of these differences that the positive effects of the other on the understanding of the self is maximized; through interaction with the other, we gain perspective of it, and built upon the point of reference for the self that it gives. We learn what we are by learning what we're not; we are not the line, and we are not the other. And so, we are we.

I think, therefore I am. Yet they think, so I am therefore not they.

In closing, it is by interacting with limitation that achievement is given meaning, and it is by interacting with others that the self is given perspective. Obstacles were born to be block the way, and people were born to lead it.
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#119809 - PopcornViking (06/18/2016) [-]
are you asking whether we think its eventually possible to feel pride in a scenario with no points of reference
or telling us its not possible
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#119810 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
What does pride have to do with it? This is more concerned with meaning and perspective.
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#119811 - PopcornViking (06/18/2016) [-]
pride in the individual
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#119812 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
What about it?
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#119804 - drastronomy (06/18/2016) [-]
What does two-dimensional space have to do with accomplishment?
Why would the value of accomplishment be determined by its longetivity?

Achievement is giving meaning by self-imposed limits, not external ones. If you base their value on how much better or worse others are, the achievment is for their sake and nothing more.
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#119805 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
It's thought experiment, the two aren't literally related.

The meaning of accomplishment is found in overcoming difficulty in general, bot external and internal. If it's easy, it doesn't mean much.
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#119806 - drastronomy (06/18/2016) [-]
"Easy" is relative to the individual
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#119807 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
Even overcoming subjective difficulty has value as long as the value is legitimately there (ie running a marathon with a fake leg, for example).
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#119808 - feelythefeel (06/18/2016) [-]
*relative
#11838302 - Oh boy here we go. 06/18/2016 on Happy Little Board 0
#46310 - I was depressed, introverted, and not confident in myself befo… 06/18/2016 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
#142180 - It would matter because we aren't real in a sense. People woul… 06/18/2016 on Religion Board 0
#142177 - I doubt we would, assuming the beings are constantly ahead of …  [+] (2 new replies) 06/18/2016 on Religion Board 0
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#142178 - platinumaltaria (06/18/2016) [-]
Well if we're in a simulation with that level of complexity what does it matter anyway?
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#142180 - marinepenguin (06/18/2016) [-]
It would matter because we aren't real in a sense. People would feel as though we were less human, for some it would be an absolute existential crisis. What's our meaning if we're simply some alien beings plaything?

I think it would be interesting, because it kind of combines religion with our scientific understandings.
#142175 - But so far we've calculated pi to like the 5 trillionth decima…  [+] (4 new replies) 06/18/2016 on Religion Board 0
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#142176 - platinumaltaria (06/18/2016) [-]
That's just it; there is no end of pi. If we were to encounter one that would prove we weren't in a real universe.
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#142177 - marinepenguin (06/18/2016) [-]
I doubt we would, assuming the beings are constantly ahead of us in terms of tech and they are "updating" our Universe so to speak.

But if we were to find the end of Pi, that would be quite the addition to that idea.
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#142178 - platinumaltaria (06/18/2016) [-]
Well if we're in a simulation with that level of complexity what does it matter anyway?
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#142180 - marinepenguin (06/18/2016) [-]
It would matter because we aren't real in a sense. People would feel as though we were less human, for some it would be an absolute existential crisis. What's our meaning if we're simply some alien beings plaything?

I think it would be interesting, because it kind of combines religion with our scientific understandings.
#142173 - No I think we're confusing each other meanings. I'm saying a c…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/18/2016 on Religion Board 0
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#142174 - platinumaltaria (06/18/2016) [-]
Well yeah it can use the number, but that's not the same as knowing what the number is.
#119791 - Picture 06/18/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1