what type of knowledge allows us to say that there is a difference between future and past — Metaphysician Undercover
I am never afraid of the past.What makes the memory of an event different from the anticipation of an event. — Metaphysician Undercover
Anyway now that I realize it no alternative would work because anything that measures value would be susceptible to corruption. Thanks. — TheMadFool
I am not even sure that the voices of the mentally ill and generally distressed get heard or responded to — Andrew4Handel
This prejudice against death, however, is a kind of xenophobia. Discrimination against death is simply assumed good and right. — Heisman
Most people are so prejudiced on this issue that they simply refuse to even consider the possibilities of death.
Viviocentric provincialism is exposed through an enlarged view from our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and the limits of our knowledge of the larger cosmos we live in.
Overcoming the prejudice against death, then, is only an extension and continuation of the Western project of eliminating bias, especially biologically based biases (i.e. race or sex based biases).
a profound statement. — Andrew4Handel
the pleasure of bathing is only felt when the participant is bathing. — Purple Pond
Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's thoughts, feelings, and condition from his or her point of view, rather than from one's own. I am asking in terms of how accurate that is. — BitterClassroomixo
Quite an absurd response, black people need to be aware that cops will be more likely to shoot them and if they're not aware they are in mortal danger? I do hope you're not serious. — Judaka
I am often persuaded by a good argument (that is, until I hear a more persuasive argument that is more nuanced from another side.) — Noah Te Stroete
So what’s my identity? — Noah Te Stroete
she might have chosen a better way to say it because an alternate and more more literal reading is that being white is something to be ashamed of. — Hanover
it's only important if you focus on racial differences. — Judaka
it has more cultural weight here. — Moliere
who do you think, in the case of these acts, are the demagogues? — Moliere
So, would she have preferred to have been born non white and underprivileged? — Teller
I have a tendency to go off-topic — Baden
I may have linked this paper once before. — Moliere
... social practices are indicative of an emergent and pernicious form of subjectivity, which is here deﬁned as self-defensive. — abstract
America as the place where people jostle for their 15 minutes of fame. Germane or not? — csalisbury
The rush of attention to a mass shooting should be mentioned if the goal is to try to understand why close to the same scenario keeps repeating. — frank
I didn't call you silly or hysterical. I called the Viking argument silly and the public and media reaction hysterical. — T Clark
Trolling the thread = Disagrees with me. — T Clark
On the other, eeeevvvvveerrryytbody knows we need to reduce the number of firearms in the US. So that's another drama that seems to especially fascinate non-Americans. Who knows why? It's dramatic, I guess. — frank
And yes, I do have an axe to grind - I think this kind of hysterical reaction to this type of event hurts the country. — T Clark
Please tell me why the deaths of 120 people out of a total of 2.8 million is significant. — T Clark
You're not going to save a significant number of lives by any action you take. — T Clark
We're more like the British, I would think. — Bitter Crank
I think the Viking theory is silly. Again, it's people trying to say something to make themselves feel better, more in control of frightening things. — T Clark
One should think the reason, regardless of demographics, behind the murder is frustration. — Hanover
Good job no one said then, because a lack of perspective is a major symptom of incipient mass murder.To try to say this is some kind of epidemic of Viking berserkers shows a lack of perspective. — T Clark
The guilt precedes the crime. As a kid might act out to give concrete object to Dads angry sulk, that kid not being able to comprehend the idea of nursing a wound brought home from work. — csalisbury
So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land! — J.M.Barrie
whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. — op
But still there's something about the post of yours I've quoted above which seems different than that.
As Bateson says the cycle will continue until a deeper nonwilled change happens. The idea of preparation seems to both admit the powerlesness of oneself to stop a cycle by force, but leaves room for a different kind of thing, an attentiveness maybe while it goes on and on, to maybe change things in little ways just enough to leave a little space for something outside to come through? — csalisbury
Think back to your earliest memories, then ask yourself, is this the start of me? Or did I begin when I entered this world? When did I enter it? When I remember, when I was born, when my parents first gifted me with moral consideration, or when I was conceived? If I had been lost before I was born, would I have caused my parents the same grief as if I’d died at the age of 1? — Mark Dennis