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Old 11-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #121
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #122
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Interesting video. I'm not unfamiliar with the ideas.

What are we humans suppose to do with those ideas though? What practical application is there for them?

I don't know if we can evolve into anything kinder. I just think we have to work toward making things better.

There is no way for people to acknowledge a perceived truth as a group and do anything useful unless it is to join a proactive group such as humanitarian aid and wildlife conservation groups.

Otherwise it's just an intellectual safari that leads people right back to where they started.

....because once a perceived truth is recognized by more than five people in close contact with each other, and they do not find a practical helpful application for it, they become something like a religion, group,cult, following or whatever.


People will make up rules and enforce ways of thinking. It either becomes restrictive and oppressive or crude and freely indulgent.
People for the most part are group minded and they will start acting and thinking within the constructs they have put forth and they lose the very thing they sought to find.

Well maybe monks and Buddhists can but still they devote 100 % of their life to overcoming inertia and as far as I know they aren't producing any baby Buddhas. (baby Buddhas? lol)


We can't evolve as species just by acknowledging a perceived truth. We can perceive it and appreciate it but we don't have the tools to be internally conscious of it for more than a few seconds.At least I don't.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #123
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I think some humans probably should have been drowned at birth.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #124
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I think the video mentioned spontaneous drownings at the hands of other humans too.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:39 PM   #125
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Humanity i love you





Humanity i love you
because you would rather black the boots of
success than enquire whose soul dangles from his
watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both
parties and because you
unflinchingly applaud all
songs containing the words country home and
mother when sung at the old howard

Humanity i love you because
when you're hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink and when
you're flush pride keeps
you from the pawn shops and
because you are continually committing
nuisances but more
especially in your own house

Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it's there and sitting down on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity

i hate you

ee cummings
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:49 PM   #126
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:20 PM   #127
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Humanity i love you





Humanity i love you
because you would rather black the boots of
success than enquire whose soul dangles from his
watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both
parties and because you
unflinchingly applaud all
songs containing the words country home and
mother when sung at the old howard

Humanity i love you because
when you're hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink and when
you're flush pride keeps
you from the pawn shops and
because you are continually committing
nuisances but more
especially in your own house

Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it's there and sitting down on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity

i hate you

ee cummings
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #128
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I could have posted 'My Father Moved Through The Dooms of Love'

There aren't many enlightening humanity themed poems out there.

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:24 PM   #129
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Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:08 PM   #130
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Very nice poem joe.


my favorite part

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:21 PM   #131
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humans...mostly I choose not to deal with them. more lately than usual.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #133
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #134
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