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by duszek
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: The Catcher in the Rye

Cornholing ? Holden remembers wrongly a line by Robert Burns which is: "When a body meet a body in the rye ... " Holden remembers it as: When a body catch a body in the rye ... He imagines himself hiding in a field of rye while children are playing in it. The field ends close to a clip and so when a...
by duszek
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2265

Re: Why is pride a sin?

When you feel proud of something you celebrate your own greatness. "It´s me who did this. Am I not a wonderful guy ? I am and I love myself for it." This is dangerous and can lead to a slip in the very near future. How can I enjoy a personal achievement in a healthy way then ? Perhaps without discus...
by duszek
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: The Catcher in the Rye

"Stradlater wasn´t hardly listening." instead of Stradlater was hardly listening. This is the kind of bad grammar that irritated me all the time. It is a serious violation of grammar rules. But apart from this the grammar seems to be o.k., just the sentence structure is clumsy more often than not. B...
by duszek
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 125905

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

How can we prevent anything from happening if we have no free will ?

We can just lean back and watch.
by duszek
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: The Catcher in the Rye

Impenitent wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 pm
novels in textspeak will be double plus good

-Imp


Texts reflecting everyday imperfect speach are particulary appreciated by you ?

Speakers formulating their thoughts with awareness are double worth listening to.
by duszek
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: The Catcher in the Rye

Because spoken and written English are two different things. Formal spoken, formal written, informal written, informal spoken, colloquial, slang etc. etc. That doesn't alter the rules. There is nothing wrong with slang, it is a legitimate part of a language. But there are rules about forming a nega...
by duszek
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

The Catcher in the Rye

1. If Holden is so good in English (as Salinger probably was himself) why does he speak using bad grammar ? Even non-native speakers are able to notice. Or is this the level of English of a 16 year old person attending a prep school ? 2. Everything makes Holden puke. Especially everything and everyo...
by duszek
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2265

Re: Why is pride a sin?

It´s conceitedness that is the sin, as I learned in my childhood. The seven deadly sins are tought by the Catholic church. In French it´s l´orgueil. The angel Lucifer was very gifted, he challenged God and fell. It is probably all right to be a proud follower of Jesus but one should not be conceited...
by duszek
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: We need to talk...
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: We need to talk...

Why is it important to anyone here to save face ?
We are all anonymous, aren´t we ?

We have no faces worth mentioning, we have no reputation either.

I for one don´t mind being wrong. Nobody knows me here, nobody from my real world knows that I argue here.

I come here to clarify my own thinking.
by duszek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: How much is enough?

Adding new information without a system in one´s mind is not as surprising and rewarding as exploring the contents of one´s mind (in slow motion) and making connections and if a new intriguing hypothesis shows up one can check it by research sharpened by this particular aim. The knowledge in our min...
by duszek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 6241

Re: Anhedonia

I remember a book by Paulo Coelho (who was himself in a mental hospital in Brazil three times) about a woman who decides to die ("Veronika decides to die"). She attempted a suicide, was delivered to a mental hostpital and the therapy was that the doctors lied to her about a damage to her heart cause...
by duszek
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 6241

Re: Anhedonia

Is a letter so much different from just holding a speech in one´s empty room ?
by duszek
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 6241

Re: Anhedonia

Tonglen practice ?
by duszek
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 6241

Re: Anhedonia

How about the microbiom we contain ? 5 kilograms or 10 pounds of bacteria and other microorganisms every adult. They influence our feelings of pleasure. It´s good to stay on good terms with them and to greet them daily, saying for example: Hello little darlings, how are you today ? What dainties sha...
by duszek
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 6241

Re: Anhedonia

Is a surprise a pleasure ? For many of us, it. We can arrange circumstances in our lives for surprises to happen. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I read a book about self-developement through drama techniques. One of the numerous exercises is to write a letter to someone, being unusually honest. One is ...