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~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:31 am

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Is being at peace with your own company the greatest life skill ever?






I remember seeing a movie with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. I believe it was called Life. It wasn't that good of a movie itself but a part of that movie really connected with me.


Eddie & Martin were in a prison-like setting.

At one point their friends, fellow inmates, usually older, just began to actually fade away within a set frame.

Obviously, the film maker was depicting the rapid passage of time.


But those images, those fading images, really affected me.





Sometimes I try to imagine the multidimensional space, or frame, that I occupy at any given time, usually in the gym, and then I just try to imagine me fading away and the space still continues as if I were no longer there.



You really end-up as an exercise in just trying to stop your thoughts.



We ain't going to think our way out of this so I try to effect my being, my perspective of myself.


The result of this exercise seems to be unexpected moments of peace...









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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by hammock » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:52 pm

Nice to see you return here from that ilovephilosophy place, Bill. Maybe you'll spur things up on some of these dead forums, if for no other reason than provoking others to ask WAYTA.

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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:25 am

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Thank you.


I am frustrated with the Ilovephilosophy forum.


Funny you should mention it.

Really at the end of my rope with them.


Are you on any other forums?










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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by hammock » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:59 am

Bill Wiltrack wrote:Thank you. I am frustrated with the Ilovephilosophy forum. Funny you should mention it. Really at the end of my rope with them. Are you on any other forums?
I lurk at a lot of places, rather than posting / being registered. Including Philosophy Forums, Online Philosophy Club, SciForums' General Philosophy, etc. Noticed some people here at PN months ago wondering what had happened to you, and Lo! -- sighted you in ilovephilosophy later on.

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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:38 am

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Is philosophy in your blood?


What do you enjoy about these forums?


Do you have a life story?








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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by rantal » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:50 am

I was trying to remember what Nietzsche said about being alone, something like "Man men fear being alone."

all the best, urban

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Re: ~ How Do You Relate to This Life Skill? ~

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:45 am

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This is how I feel about myself right now:





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