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So, I was feeling a bit down for a while and Saturday night the mother and father prayed for me, anointed me with oil and were just like y'know asking God and Jesus to help guide me and lift me from despair and stuff. It was really nice just like, though Im not a Christian the stuff they were saying was transferrable. After the father was saying that it seemed like I needed to find a philosophy to live by than the one I have, that it didn't have to be faith, just yeah.

Mine don't seem to be working too well, I don't think: So I'm wondering what are your life philosophies?

A society that takes itself too seriously risks bottling up its tensions and treating every example of irreverence as a threat to its existence. Humour is one of the great solvents of democracy. It permits the ambiguities and contradictions of public life to be articulated in non-violent forms. It promotes diversity. It enables a multitude of discontents to be expressed in a myriad of spontaneous ways. It is an elixir of constitutional health. J. Sachs in Laugh It Off Promotions CC v SAB International (Finance) BV t/a SabMark International (Freedom of Expression Institute as Amicus Curiae) 2006 (1) SA 144 (CC)
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post Aug 31 2009, 11:53 PM
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I could have written a short novel by this point

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See, I count 'annoying' people as 'harming' people, but realize people have to act as they please, even if they totally embarrass themselves by doing so. Honestly, if you want to go around making an ass of yourself by being really obnoxious and justifying it by "Well, I don't care what you think.", then go for it, I'll laugh at you from the sidelines. I don't really know what it's like to not care what people think. I mean, I've been in that state of mind, but it generally doesn't last any longer than what's causing it. It's good to live your life with little influence from others (like regarding popular trends, peer pressure, etc.), but you should still pay attention to other people's judgment. If you're totally fine with doing what you want at the extent of other's happiness, then no, not cool. If you're fine with being uncool (as defined by my rules), then whatever.

Izzy's Rules and the Order In Which They Ought to be Followed:
1. Do what you want, but hurt no one else (this includes the planet) while doing so (don't hit anyone, don't kill anyone, don't f*ck with anyone's head, etc.)
2. Realize others also have the right to do what they like, so as long as they aren't unknowingly harming themselves (out of control drug-abuse (which is different from WANTING to over-use), suicide threats/attempts due to impaired judgment or emotional problems (different from WANTING to just stop living, not because of any problems, just because life is meh, etc.), don't attempt to interfere. Discussing the situation with the person if it comes to the extremes to understand it from their point of view is encouraged.
3. Don't lie to yourself. Lie to others only when it's in the best interest of all involved.

Umm, and more to come if I think of them.

Ethical hedonism ftw?

Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget God. The stars died so that you could be here today. ~Lawrence Krauss
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- funked)out_frog   Life Philosophies   Aug 31 2009, 01:51 PM
- - elphaba2   Do what makes you happy. Try to be happy in what y...   Aug 31 2009, 02:05 PM
- - Mata   It's Taoism all the way baby! The tao tha...   Aug 31 2009, 02:18 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 31 2009, 03:18 PM) I fo...   Aug 31 2009, 04:21 PM
- - Cath   I think mine generally runs along the lines of ...   Aug 31 2009, 04:37 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Cath @ Aug 31 2009, 05:37 PM) I fe...   Aug 31 2009, 06:08 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   There's a poem hanging in my doctor's offi...   Aug 31 2009, 06:26 PM
- - Yannick   Do whatever you want as long as your actions don...   Aug 31 2009, 07:12 PM
- - Daria   Happiness. Essentially, strive to make others hap...   Aug 31 2009, 07:24 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 31 2009, 08:24 PM) Hap...   Aug 31 2009, 07:41 PM
|- - IrishGuy   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 31 2009, 03:41 PM) QU...   Sep 1 2009, 04:48 AM
- - I_am_the_best   I wouldn't say that I have a defined motive be...   Aug 31 2009, 08:42 PM
- - Hobbes   I know an awful lot of people that have a self-mot...   Aug 31 2009, 10:41 PM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 31 2009, 11:41 PM) ...   Aug 31 2009, 11:16 PM
- - Yannick   See, I count 'annoying' people as 'har...   Aug 31 2009, 11:53 PM
- - gothictheysay   Still trying to look for a "life philosophy...   Sep 1 2009, 01:56 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Sep 1 2009, 02:56 ...   Sep 1 2009, 05:43 PM
- - Mata   Another one that I like is 'lead by example...   Sep 1 2009, 12:43 PM
- - crazymat   I like this poem http://www.fleurdelis.com/desider...   Sep 1 2009, 06:28 PM
- - Yannick   Haha, it's like TJ made a video for this threa...   Sep 1 2009, 08:41 PM
- - Hobbes   Ludwig Wittgenstein: "I don't know why we...   Oct 3 2009, 07:00 PM
- - Tarantio   For the last few years I've been loosely follo...   Oct 5 2009, 07:28 AM
- - bjgupta   Pl refer to booklet titled ‘Philosophy of life and...   Nov 23 2009, 05:06 PM
- - Mata   Uh-huh... BJ, since you have advertised this book ...   Nov 23 2009, 06:27 PM
|- - bjgupta   Mata, This is to confirm that I am interested ...   Nov 24 2009, 03:18 PM
- - Yannick   I think we should start asking suspected spammers ...   Nov 23 2009, 08:09 PM
|- - crazymat   QUOTE (Yannick @ Nov 23 2009, 08:09 PM) I...   Nov 24 2009, 09:11 AM
- - Mata   Well, when people register they now have to answer...   Nov 23 2009, 10:53 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 23 2009, 10:53 PM) ther...   Nov 23 2009, 11:09 PM
- - Mata   Thanks for coming back BJ. Can you summarise the m...   Nov 25 2009, 11:33 PM
|- - bjgupta   Mata, Following is a para on 'Philosophy of ...   Nov 28 2009, 02:12 PM
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|- - bjgupta   Notion and wish that good should happen to only go...   Nov 29 2009, 09:29 AM
- - Cath   Something my mum just chucked under my nose which ...   Nov 29 2009, 01:22 PM
- - Miss-Smiley   Interesting thread. Have an optimistic approach t...   Dec 1 2009, 01:30 PM
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