I'm sorry you know how I can be, we've fought in the past. My problem is that when I see someone, that I respect, for their thoughts in other threads, where I agree with them, but I'm not involved, and then we finally exchange words, and they don't get me, I get frustrated, with them because I feel that they are arguing just for the sake of arguing, because surely what I have to say is universal, easy to understand, as I try hard to be as clear as possible, believing that what I have to say, surely everyone already knows, and that I'm merely reminding them. If you asked anyone that I know, they'd say that I have ALWAYS believed that I am not special, that I know nothing that others don't. Or I see that what I do know is so basic that surely everyone is aware. I cannot get a job because I don't know how to sell myself, of maybe it's because I refuse to be braggadocios, It's like I don't know what I know that makes me what I am. I have never taken the time to promote myself to myself, and it feels wrong to do so, I am not conceited. I've always accepted anyone that accepts me, I don't care what differences they have. Of course that was what I was all of my life, now it's different, I have no friends because I'm a hermit, I trust no one because I'm finally aware that people are so selfish that they'll screw you over just to make a dime. I trust no one because people only want you for as long as they can use you, there is no such thing as a friend. Even at 55 I do not consider myself a man, I believe myself a boy, probably because I have seen what men can do and hate it. I see that I shall be a child until I die. When people hear me on the phone, they never believe that I'm as old as I am. So then this is what you have to deal with, or not!Arising_uk wrote:What are you talking about? I tend to accept what people say on this forum as being true. So I believe CW when he says he's had cancer and treatment. As such he's had to face the very real possibility of death and dying, this I think would have given him a fair idea of what fear is involved in the idea of death and dying.SpheresOfBalance wrote:Supposition, as you do not know enough to make that call, as to it being fair, so as to actually know with certainty, but of course you can say anything you want.Given CW says he's faced the reality of cancer I'd say he has a fair idea of what fear of death entails.
What I meant to say was that just because you know what it is that he said he's undergone, and then you decide how it was, that he dealt with it, you are merely projecting how you believe you would have dealt with it, had you undergone the same ordeal. It is impossible for you to know, with certainty, how he dealt with it, or how you truly would, for that matter, if it became actual for you, because everyone, to some extent or another, tries to save face. I have seen no one here reveal the truth about themselves such as I have, mainly because they FEAR being laughed at, ridiculed, for being less than. They FEAR giving another ammunition so as to be discounted as some sort of weirdo. At this stage in my life I could give a fuck anymore, I see that if someone looks down their noses at me that it's just because they FEAR being vulnerable, and are selfish to the point of taking any morsel they can find to qualify their own existence, so they can feel better about their own FEARS that they so judiciously keep hidden in the closet.
I am the way I am because of what I know about homo-sapiens. I know only too well what they mean when they say that ignorance is bliss, as I have striven to know ever more, and it has made my life more complicated, for sure, such that I do not feel comfortable living amongst the rats in this RAT-RACE! I find that it always surprises me when I meet someone that seems overly nice, pleasant, and altruistic. And for a second I think, well maybe there's hope for us yet, if it would only last for more than a second.
Yes this is a rant, a release. Thanks for all those that listened, if you pick through this you may find something that is enlightening, that gives you insight as to human nature, or old crazy bastards, i guess it all depends on your current state of understanding, doesn't it?
And as to the topic...
Well I see that in truth, everyone should take Socrates words into account before they commit to argue, and of course like a broken record, I 'm referring to: 'I only know that I know nothing.' which to me says that we should all proceed with caution, as knowledge is not so clearly defined, such that we can bank on definitive statements, designed to preclude other points of view, so as to be necessarily any more truthful than any other, with 100% certainty, as surely humankind is not all understanding of our universe...
And I see that once we are, there shall be no arguing at all, as everyone shall know of the universal truth, as that is what shall be taught.
I wonder if our craniums will actually be bigger or like newer cpu's our brains will just be based upon a much smaller architecture.
And I guess that would be my ultimate wish, to witness life on planet earth from it's beginning to it's end. As long as, like a Hollywood movie, it ends well.