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How did you become the version of you, that you are today?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Seeker of White Light, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Be who ever you want

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    Not sure this is the right section of the forum, so staff feel free to move it if needed.

    So, what make you the way you are today?

    What formed your life to be as it is?
    Who inspired you to be this verson of you?
     
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  2. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    A lot of different texts in the Western secular tradition of what it means to be a human and how to know that.
     
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  3. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Be who ever you want

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    Do you read much philosophy ?
     
  4. The Hammer

    The Hammer Wyrd Wide Web
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    Books.

    Me.

    The three Norns and weavers of the web of Wyrd: Urdr (The Past), Verdandi (What Is), and Skuld (What Shall Be).
     
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  5. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    Yes and no. I have read a lot of texts going through the primary texts and comparing them. The trick as I have learned it is not to concentrate on one author, but look at the whole field and do comparisons.
     
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  6. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I'm just the sum product of the environment and circumstances.

    It's all pretty straightforward.
     
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  7. Hockeycowboy

    Hockeycowboy Well-Known Member
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    Through much failure!

    LOL.
     
  8. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    As long as that includes you as some of the the environment and circumstances.
     
  9. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    Passion. Training. Discipline. Sacrifice. Visualization. Focus. Effort. Action.

    True Will.
     
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  10. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    I do it differently for some of the words.
     
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  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    My upbringing by a pair of hippy farmers, what better childhood
    Rejection and ridicule by christians eventually turned me atheiest
    Terry Pratchett honed my humour.
    Time at University, sure builds relationships and character
    Living in Moss Side for a couple of years, wow a real eye opener.
    My company and it's responsibilities
    Six months of living hell during which i considered suicide as an escape no further comment
    Learning how to raise children.
     
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  12. sayak83

    sayak83 Veteran Member
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    An encounter with the transcendent when I was 11 years old or so.
     
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  13. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying
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    In 2004 I had a massive and dramatic nervous breakdown while I was away at university, ended up on a psychiatric ward

    At some point in this time The Projection began talking to me :eek:
     
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  14. PureX

    PureX Veteran Member

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    Everything that went on before today led me to today.
     
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  15. Hermit Philosopher

    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

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    By understanding that I did not have to remain/be the result of other’s actions towards me.

    Humbly,
    Hermit
     
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  16. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    The sum of all things that happened before me.
     
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  17. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    All that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts.
    - The Buddha
     
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  18. gnomon

    gnomon Well-Known Member

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    Cellular reproduction with a stereo level input of information that has so far held together some semblance of identity.
     
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