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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Geoff-Allen, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I much prefer questions to answers.

    Consider how you might answer these questions about the human experience if a hypothetical being asked you to explain yourself ...

    What is an experience?

    What is truth?

    What is an idea?

    What is unconditional love?

    How does it feel 2 experience a sense of awe and wonder?

    What is your potential?

    What is humour?

    What is compassion?

    What is a thought?

    Please feel perfectly free 2 add your own 2 the list ...

    If that aint enuf 4 you ... try this site -

    365 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself This Year

    Enjoy!
     
  2. gottalovemoses

    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    99 point nine percent of my posts.
     
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  3. gottalovemoses

    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    Humour is something I have and what others wish they had.
     
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  4. gottalovemoses

    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    I don't know. I haven't reached it yet.
     
  5. gottalovemoses

    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    Let me think about that one.
     
  6. gottalovemoses

    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    Sorry, I have no diarrhea.
     
  7. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Or how about "What is what?".
     
  8. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    An interrogative word stemming from proto-Indo-European origins which serves to inquire about the nature or identity of an object or an idea.
     
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    Answer to everything, Its a gray area.
     
  10. sunrise123

    sunrise123 The sea remains the sea whatever the drop thinks
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    I'm reminded of three answers. The first is the simple answer "42". And the second answer is the Zen answer: "mu". The third is the answer that someone in legend gave to someone who did not really understand from personal experience what a headache was - a whack to the noggin.
     
  11. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva
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    I'm such a sucker for questions like this.


    Accrued instances we gather throughout our lives.
    Knowledge gained that is relative to our understanding. Most often subjective in nature.
    An mental construct in our minds.
    Love without strings attached.
    Awesome and wonderful.
    Unlimited
    An intelligent criticism that isn't normally seen as being critical but delivered in such a way as to make others laugh. Humor is surprisingly complex.
    The art of living a bountiful life.
    A fragment of an idea. See above.
     
  12. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Smart arse! :p
     
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    Why is it hypothetical.

    An experience? Freebasing enough speed to walk across a train track in the middle of the night.

    What is the truth? Running from an oncoming train to avoid death.

    What is an idea? Contemplating where the hole in my knee came from after jumping off the short end of a train track.

    What is unconditional love? I don't want to die because I love myself too much to walk across a bridge in the middle of night out of my mind. Learned but unconditional.

    How does it feel to experience awe and wonder? All of the above responses.

    What is your potential? To no longer walk across a train bridge at night while high.

    What is humour? See above.

    What is compassion? That everyone laughs at me but they are still there. Because most of them walked across a bridge late at night as well.

    What is a thought? Avoid your past mistakes.
     
  14. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Not sure I really expected many "answers" - I just enjoy the questions :)

    Thanks for the rest of the feed-back people ... may reply individually if/when I have the time & the inclination ...

    Here's one more question:

    Why do some thoughts lead to negative experiences?

    Cheers
     
  15. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I must apologise for any misunderstandings!

    What I meant to suggest is that people might enjoy simply contemplating the questions without seeking a "factual" answer.

    Here's a couple more that I wonder about -

    Where do your thoughts come from?

    If I am a man in this lifetime and I was a woman in a previous lifetime am I male or female or both or neither?

    There's a couple here too -

    Life's big questions :)
     
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    Did you say that with an Aussie accent? [​IMG]
     
  17. Jedster

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    What is an experience? a description of the movement of our consciousnesses at the given moment

    What is truth? the elephant in the room(any room)

    What is an idea? an instance of a new compounding of thoughts

    What is unconditional love? the glowing feeling that comes out of us that is mostly suppressed/denied

    How does it feel 2 experience a sense of awe and wonder? awesome & wonderful

    What is your potential? that which makes me survive

    What is humour? a different angle on situations(or things) that make one laugh

    What is compassion? giving understanding to others' situations

    What is a thought? the primal point of an idea (ye, I know it's recursive :>) )
     
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    Experience is required in order to level up your character. Not all experience is equivalent. You can't expect to gain experience points in your blacksmithing skill line by slaying monsters now, can you?

    (sorry, I just could not help myself on this one)
     
  19. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Never had that before ...

    I guess you could say that love is the ultimate experience - without it life is a real drag!
     
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