It is hard to think of a philosopher since Hume who has contributed so much to so many fields.
Forge the Sky June 30, at 2: The difference it makes is remarkable. The bulk of the work is in habituation, mindset, and for lack of a better term ego discipline. Basically, I started with this — a determination to accept the truth, whatever it might be, however little I may like it.
In spite of that, I had quite a few illusions about reality and the world — things that you use to create an identity, basically. For example, I was VERY idealistic about romantic relationships — find the ONE, stick with her forever, make it work no matter what by heroic force of will kinda stuff.
So when I was confronted with a romantic relationship that WAS falling apart in spite of all that, I had to rip all that up and start over.
Ones that made me feel guilty for wanting things. Ones that did all sorts of things like that. I thought that was strange. And so I was being twisted around by them without even knowing it, living in imaginary headspaces, having imaginary preferences, doing things based upon imaginary systems of risk and reward that correlated poorly with ACTUAL risk and reward….
So I began steadily trying to keep myself aware of what my impulses were in the moment. Just go on a random road trip, see the place and talk to the people, spur of the moment.
Go to clubs and dance. Go to a bar and talk to the dudes in the athletic jerseys.
Train for an athletic competition. Make a bunch of videos for YouTube. If it kinda scares you so much the better. Eventually you rewire yourself.
And in the process you got in lots of circumstances that make you less afraid of new things and more competent in general. The anxiety can be just another ghost.
One final thing — I have struggled with biologically-created anxiety as well. It made a huge difference for me, in the end.
Not much can bother you once the roots of your existence have been turned anyways. But I know a few more people like me, and a common thread seems to be reaching some sort of breaking point where all your ego defenses have failed.Absurd: The Absurd is a much misunderstood philosophical category, primarily due to its sense of linguistic finality both in French and English.
To use the expression “that’s absurd!” brings with it an automatic negative judgement and a feeling that all further discussion is thereby closed. Emotions and feelings are often thought of as being one and the same, although they are related, there is a difference between emotions and feelings, and they both serve you in their own unique way.
But the philosophy that killed off truth proclaims unlimited tolerance for the 'language games' (i.e., opinions, beliefs and doctrines) that people find useful.
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To use the expression "that's absurd!" brings with it an automatic negative judgement and a feeling that all further discussion is thereby closed. concerned that a Camus-Bush connection would be misunderstood in the Middle East and but from the many competing philosophical understandings of absurdity, which I review here.
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