• Do you think the world is descending into chaos?

    This question is legit. I hear bad news, bad things happen more and more often. It is depressing. Where's the positive stuff? Why the world is such an evil place now? Even the light of the day is not as bright.
    This question is legit. I hear bad news, bad things happen more and more often. It is depressing. Where's the positive stuff? Why the world is such an evil place now? Even the light of the day is not as bright.
    22 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Are people who don't want kids selfish?

    Are they selfish because they don't want them? If yes, does that not mean that people who have kids are selfish because they wanted them.
    Are they selfish because they don't want them? If yes, does that not mean that people who have kids are selfish because they wanted them.
    26 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why would anyone want to live forever?

    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • It could have been a beautiful life?

    13 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Which is more important: happiness or responsibility?

    I have to decide between one of the two. Before you assume anything, know this; if I choose responsibility, I will not be happy under any circumstance, but if I choose happiness, I'll always feel like I should have been responsible. The happiness path has me get married, have kids, a nice house, no money... show more
    I have to decide between one of the two. Before you assume anything, know this; if I choose responsibility, I will not be happy under any circumstance, but if I choose happiness, I'll always feel like I should have been responsible. The happiness path has me get married, have kids, a nice house, no money problems, the works... But the responsibility path will lead me to do something remarkable and benevolent, while it costs me my own life experience; no friends, no family, no love.
    24 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would you do if you were a turtle?

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  • Is human life overrated?

    I believe it is, where told as kids how wonderful life is and then we grow up as adults we realize how cruel and Bland it really is. Most of us are pushed into a job that we hate that requires to sit behind a desk 10 hours a day.
    I believe it is, where told as kids how wonderful life is and then we grow up as adults we realize how cruel and Bland it really is. Most of us are pushed into a job that we hate that requires to sit behind a desk 10 hours a day.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it a bad trait to be a deep thinker?

    As much as i'm a social butterfly and enjoy talking to people, A lot of people i've knwn have stated to me that they don't always understand where i'm coming from. If you ask me an opinion on things, I go in depth. I think everything must be approached on every angle it can be looked upon as.... show more
    As much as i'm a social butterfly and enjoy talking to people, A lot of people i've knwn have stated to me that they don't always understand where i'm coming from. If you ask me an opinion on things, I go in depth. I think everything must be approached on every angle it can be looked upon as. I'm a very philosophical speaker in my everyday speech and when I'm speaking to people sometimes they stare and say "woah that's deep" and myself personally, I'm like what are you talking about? Of course that doesn't happen all the time, but at the same rate, I feel like people don't think at all these days. opinions?
    18 answers · 3 days ago
  • I think - therefore i am. what does this mean to you?

    what is your interpretation of descartes' theory 'i think, therefore i am.' i believe that you create your own reality - and if you wholeheartedly believe something to be true - then it is - to you at least. i believe that we each create our own reality, but i also believe that there is a sort of... show more
    what is your interpretation of descartes' theory 'i think, therefore i am.' i believe that you create your own reality - and if you wholeheartedly believe something to be true - then it is - to you at least. i believe that we each create our own reality, but i also believe that there is a sort of collective reality. what are your interpretations and opinions? thanks!
    7 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Would you agree that success is the best revenge?

    Success is the best revenge. Right?
    Success is the best revenge. Right?
    7 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Why should we protect the weak?

    If you think about it, why should people who are competent protect people who are incompetent. Why must the weak be protected at the cost of the strong? Weak people meaning mentally disabled. People who can't do anything for the community should just not be a part of it.
    If you think about it, why should people who are competent protect people who are incompetent. Why must the weak be protected at the cost of the strong? Weak people meaning mentally disabled. People who can't do anything for the community should just not be a part of it.
    7 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Is it true that people from oriental culture have master/slave mentality in their dna because of thousand years of absolutist imperial rule?

    How would you advise them to free themselves from such mentality?
    How would you advise them to free themselves from such mentality?
    7 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Is my reality the same as yours?

    Do others see the world the same? Or is reality based on each individuals perspective.? I understand that we can never know how another person perceives the world, but do they see it through their eyes the same way I see it? Does the world naturally exist and our eyes see the same thing or do we ourselves make... show more
    Do others see the world the same? Or is reality based on each individuals perspective.? I understand that we can never know how another person perceives the world, but do they see it through their eyes the same way I see it? Does the world naturally exist and our eyes see the same thing or do we ourselves make up the world we live in?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is the world really real?

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein. "Nothing is as it seems. Nor is it otherwise." Lankavatara Sutra - Mahāyāna Buddhism There is no greater mystery than this; that being the reality we seek to gain reality. Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April... show more
    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein. "Nothing is as it seems. Nor is it otherwise." Lankavatara Sutra - Mahāyāna Buddhism There is no greater mystery than this; that being the reality we seek to gain reality. Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950) Plato’s cave analogy. Inprisoned inside the cave (Us), prisoners see the shadows on the wall and mistakenly view the shadows as reality. Every now and agian someone awakens to the truth and tries to tell others (Us), but the others respond with anger. http://theologicalstudies.org/resource-l... Greek word "cosmos" Meaning "In The World" functioning apart from God And according to Early Christian gnosticism - "Seraphims" Keter - Crown Divine Plan ~ The Angel of Death. (Read John 7:7) Satan is the ruler of this "cosmos" (John 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 5:19) Islam. The Surah takes its title from the sentence, Wa anzalna' l-hadida, of verse 25. (A study of its subject matter) http://www.englishtafsir.com/Quran/57/ Surah Al-Hadid (its title meaning, 'the iron') talks about the reality of the transient life of this world. Hinduism. (Caught up in Samsara – Maya ~ The Malevolant illusion) In which this universe like a snake on a rope imagined appears
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the purpose of the universe?

    Reposting this due to lack of quality from previous post in the religion section. One of the bigger questions to come across. Here are some of my premises that lead up to the statement: 1. The Universe has no obligation to exist- A. IF given that no supernatural being(s) exist(s), (or that which is predominant to... show more
    Reposting this due to lack of quality from previous post in the religion section. One of the bigger questions to come across. Here are some of my premises that lead up to the statement: 1. The Universe has no obligation to exist- A. IF given that no supernatural being(s) exist(s), (or that which is predominant to the Universe itself exists, and/or doesn't have an animus for the Universe or its design. B. The Universe cannot have a dominant purpose within itself, or any results of life due to natural course (i.e. any purpose for the Universe created by man, or other life is void because of the Universe's natural predominance to all beings created by it's own natural course.) 2. The Universe may not have a purpose for itself A. The Universe was created by an super-universal force I. The Universe is in motion II. Things in motion must be put into motion by an object outside of itself. B. The Universe may not create purpose for itself due to it's quality of its "quintessence" being more dominant than itself. (see premise Roman Numeral I and II) Here is the follow-up: 3. There is a Meaning to Life A. The Universe contains intelligent design. I. The Universe's forces of nature meet the guidelines for that which is *needed for life (*based on the size of the proteins needed to create life) See Below: Gravitational Force Electromagnetic Force Strong and Weak Nuclear force Speed of Light Planck's Constant Proton Mass Electron Mass Cosomological Constant Mass density of the universe Carlson energy resonance **Water** Original phase-space volume The Earth being/having: In a galactic habitable zone 26 elements required for human life Composition of elements (other than the 26) In a spiral galaxy mostly circular (eliptical) orbit Curcumstellar habitable zone An uncommon yellow dwarf star a large moon (for lunar gravitation) the mass (size) of Earth Oxygen rich atmosphere Suitable plate tectonics Naturally* sustainable albedo (disregarding damage done to the ozone layer via aerosol) and finally for my last premise, II. The nature of the universe always leans towards an ultimate energy efficiency.
    13 answers · 3 days ago