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Events

It's truly intriguing how a single occurance can influence one's life, and potentially that of others. A mistake, a split-second decision, an emotion, a regret, or even something as mundane and commonplace as a wrong step. One lone event can deploy endless ripples throughout your personal ocean of life.

I don't preach to be the most philosophical individual living on this planet, nor am I the most intelligent or wisest amongst our race. However, in my nineteen years, I find that I have attained a wisdom of the world and life that the vast majority of my generation will either experience when they are much older, or never know in this lifetime. This wisdom hails from specific events in my life, and that of past lives, that have irrevocably altered the way in which I view both reality and fantasy.

I sobered to the irrefutable, adamantium-clad laws of the universe at a young age, matured shortly thereafter, and continue to build upon my wisdom with each passing year, every month, every week, every day, every second. I learned from experience what to recognize as honest truth, and what conceals itself as an intricate lie. With such intimate insight into reality, one fact will inevitably unfurl before your mind and embed itself into your very soul: Nothing is outside of your grasp. A great myriad of goals becomes attainable, for you have learned to differentiate what is real, and what is not. Anything, and everything, can be yours, with determination, patience, and wisdom.

Ultimately, even this truth can become stifled by the metaphorical wrench in your plans, the roadblock in your path. Even this most grandiose of realizations will elude your sight once more, should a single event occur. Everything can be changed by the occurance of one small, unrelated event.

One event can destroy even the wisest of minds. One event can shatter lifelong progress before your very eyes. One event, truly, will rule the course of your life. That is all it will take. That is all it ever takes, every single time.

Nothing can change life's ultimate, and most vital of laws:

Events shape the path that reality takes, for better, or worse.

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Quote:One event, truly, will rule the course of your life.

Why just one?

And why can't an overwritten realisation come anew at the hands of a new event? Lessons can be replayed.

Anyway, I don't put much credence into this. Deep changes never come from a brief moment of epiphany, and a lifetime of tragedy doesn't spark in a second.

It's the long, grey, complex processes that shape us, not meaningless, spur-of-the-moment events.

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Faby Wrote:
Quote:One event, truly, will rule the course of your life.

Why just one?

And why can't an overwritten realisation come anew at the hands of a new event? Lessons can be replayed.
I guess I worded that pretty crappily. On the other hand, I'd also just come in from the scathing sun, so I probably could've typed this entire thing out a lot more coherently.

What I mean is one event can change things, but it's not the only one. Obviously more can come after it, overwrite the progress. If it couldn't, it wouldn't make any sense to begin with.

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Re: Events

Leon Kinotolian Wrote:
Faby Wrote:
Quote:One event, truly, will rule the course of your life.

Why just one?

And why can't an overwritten realisation come anew at the hands of a new event? Lessons can be replayed.
I guess I worded that pretty crappily. On the other hand, I'd also just come in from the scathing sun, so I probably could've typed this entire thing out a lot more coherently.

What I mean is one event can change things, but it's not the only one. Obviously more can come after it, overwrite the progress. If it couldn't, it wouldn't make any sense to begin with.

It doesn't make any sense to begin with. That is all.

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That was very beautiful random cat and so very true..
Vatman would be peeved that somebody is taking his spot and have you seen the movie falling down?

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That was quite a lot of bragging for one post. Razz

It's true though, one seemingly small event can have a huge influence on everything that comes after that.

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SoulRiser Wrote:That was quite a lot of bragging for one post. Razz

It's true though, one seemingly small event can have a huge influence on everything that comes after that.

I believe him though. At least, that's the way it seems. The majority of our peers, when you talk to them, seem like they aren't concerned with truth or philosophy, what's real or what's happening, only what football team is winning or which team everyone supports. I don't mean to be braggish, but go out and tell me I'm wrong... I feel as though you'll find, at least if you come to my school, very, very few people who think about things outside of the small bubble of reality school, T.V and family has created for us.

And that might be o.k, but I, like most of us here, prefer to think on a broader scale.

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Quote:The majority of our peers, when you talk to them, seem like they aren't concerned with truth or philosophy, what's real or what's happening, only what football team is winning or which team everyone supports.

The funniest thing is I have noticed that aside from children (like under 10) most others are like this... philosophy doesn't interest them. Sometimes it ruins my game when I am at a bar and I get too into philosophical discussions lmao

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UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:
Quote:The majority of our peers, when you talk to them, seem like they aren't concerned with truth or philosophy, what's real or what's happening, only what football team is winning or which team everyone supports.

The funniest thing is I have noticed that aside from children (like under 10) most others are like this... philosophy doesn't interest them. Sometimes it ruins my game when I am at a bar and I get too into philosophical discussions lmao
I guess it's not really just philosophy, but the overall understanding of things outside of the mindless bubble that is daily life in the system. And I guess your right. I've seen a shitload of adults act the same way with sports and things like that.

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I guess I was the only one who ignored the bragging.
Guess I'm to used to it.

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HeartofShadows Wrote:I guess I was the only one who ignored the bragging.
Guess I'm to used to it.

Sure, but is the bragging not justified?

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I like to think I'm smarter than other people, and that I think about things other people don't, but I don't actually like the fact that I think of myself like that. I think that it's dangerous to think too highly of myself, if I get too convinced that I'm smarter or better than other people, I won't be able to handle it if/when someone else comes up with a better idea than me. Or is smarter than me in some way. And I won't want to admit it when I'm wrong... and I will be wrong about stuff. I'll be too convinced that my explanation for something (which I might call 'truth' if I'm feeling particularly arrogant) is the correct one, that I won't even be willing to think about other possible explanations.

So... yeah, it kind of irks me when people talk/write in an arrogant sort of way, or use the word 'truth'. Even when they're right about all the stuff they're saying...

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I see were your coming from, but still. I don't think I'm the first person here to claim that the masses aren't paying enough attention. And when someone says the masses aren't paying attention, it usually implies that the person stating that IS paying attention.

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Still, it's possible to do that without sounding arrogant.

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That's no fun. Laugh

I concede.

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