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#88 to #95 - zeronoxaeterna (04/23/2012) [-]
Guy pls

**** , I wanted to talk, but there's no way I can on lord knows how many hours of sleep I didn't get.

Until next time.
#89 to #96 - someguyfromazoo (04/23/2012) [-]
Oh...Well...

That was rather short lived...

Till next time.
#92 to #99 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
How've you been as of late?
#93 to #100 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
I've been alright, actually. I'm a little bit sick, but it could be worse.



How about yourself?
#94 to #101 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
I'm doing fine.

There are 3 interesting concepts/things I'd like to test out or try.
I've been wondering in all three directions, but that's about it.
#95 to #102 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
Really?

What concepts?
#96 to #103 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
Well, the last 2 aren't really concepts.

I'll start with 1.
"You ought to learn how to laugh if you're so hell bent on being a pessimist." -Freidrich Nietzsche in Attempts at a Self Criticism, the preface to The Birth of a Tragedy.
In theory, in the supposed ups and downs of life, you can always be happy. One can live his entire life without a touch of sadness.
I'll explain that if you need.

The one's who laugh in the face of tragedy are labeled delusional, mad, psychotic, insane. But they're wiser than the crowd.
Depression of any sort is more an ennui of the soul. It eats away at it without reason.
And it's the lack of activity, it's devoid of occupation.
Laughter reoccupies it for the time being.
Is that not the wise thing to do?
I'll explain this one if you need.

But morality surpasses just beliefs.
It's the herd instinct in our emotions too.
We people are all different, but all the same.
Would we really take the theory into account, and laugh in a real time situation,
or would we cry as everyone does?
User avatar #97 to #104 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
That's really interesting.

But what is it exactly that you want to try? Laughing in the face of danger?

Or overcoming ant depressing event by simply laughing it off?
#98 to #105 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
Refer to Joke's famous monologue in "The Killing Joke" by Alan Moore. (Haha, more literature)

SPECIFICALLY the paragraphs preceding "Why aren't you laughing?"

Enlarge these.
User avatar #100 to #106 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
Well, that's more like the herd mentality.

Anytime there's an event that challenges us, whether it be emotional or physical, we seem to become...less than conscious beings. That's practically what the purpose of shock and adrenaline are. They make us act before thinking so that we can survive.
#99 to #106 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
Yes. I want to test if my logical instinct surpasses that of the herd instinct.

I want to test if my morality is influenced more by myself,
or by the group.
#101 to #107 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
Ah.

I see what you mean.


Well, in actuality, he's right. Everything we do, no matter what it is. It's all trivial. Compared to the grand scale of human history, you and I are less than a speck of dust that occupied the gaps in between time.

But does that mean that we shouldn't make our lives mean something to ourselves, at least?
User avatar #103 to #109 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
That would be quicktime survival.
Tragedy, and emergency are two different things.

But it does vex our logic.
We seem to go more by emotion.
We can choose.
Why choose sad?
Why not laugh?
Why take a bad day the bad way?

If we were to start with two base instincts all people are created with, one would be animal instinct.
Eat, survive, reproduce. He do this normally.
And one would be logic. That's what we use to assign purpose.
So we're all good. We just struggle to tangle with our own logic sometimes.


#105 to #111 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
Well, it's been fun, but I have to go now.



Untill next time.
User avatar #107 to #113 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
Oh.

See you later.
#104 to #111 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
The very threads of psychology are woven by that struggle.

"A man who can fully comprehend every aspect of his existence is one of two things; either a genius, or utterly insane." -My Psych professor

#106 to #112 - zeronoxaeterna (04/29/2012) [-]
Your Psych professor is a pretty cool guy.

I wouldn't mind being either, honestly.
At times, the general people see no distinction between the two, anyway.
#102 to #109 - someguyfromazoo (04/29/2012) [-]
And when we encounter all of the various problems and challenges that surround our world, why should we not face them?

Succumbing to the herd mentality would be to run away and ignore those challenges. And the only way to make progress would be to take them head on.



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