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by Ben Iscatus
Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

This may be relevant: The urban dictionary defines lawyerese as "the idea that lawyers frequently speak and write in such a way that is difficult, if not impossible, for laypeople to interpret".
Ash is a lawyer.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

Ashvin, the archetype of self-sacrifice has found no home in your psyche. I understand.
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

It's much easier to excuse yourself from all knowing responsibility by saying, "I am going extinct with 99% certainty", but it's also unmitigated arrogance and pride. No pride felt here! Extinction is quite natural - the dream ends, and, in the cold morning light, a dream avatar is transc...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

The human ego simply can't stand the prospect of not being the top tier container of all existence. I don't recognise this description as applying to myself. Personally, I don't want to be the "top tier container of existence". My ego recognises my irredeemable faults and accepts that, li...
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

Come back as a golden artefact -a deathless golden bird singing to eternity, as Yeats said he would. Much prized and unable to suffer. This was apparently inspired by his disagreement with Rilke's image of a poet's death as annihilation - wood consumed by flame.
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?
Replies: 170
Views: 2241

Re: Is it just me who is going through a lot of existential angst about idealism?

I'm sorry Ashvin, but I never seem to be able to understand what IN PRACTICE these things, like "redeeming XY through higher thinking", and "qualitative thinking rooted in a living logic" mean. I read the words and they don't mean anything to me. Everybody has this problem! It's...
by Ben Iscatus
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jordan (H) Peterson chats with Curt Jaimungal about God, consciousness, Jung, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Jordan (H) Peterson chats with Curt Jaimungal about God, consciousness, Jung,, etc.

However, I have also come to realize these things are not up to any individual, they unfold according to... the great Wisdom of the Cosmos
I have to agree with this!
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: Another recent BK interview
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Another recent BK interview

I haven't listened to whole thing yet and have no idea whether my pre-submitted question was asked. I also submitted a question on behalf of Ben. Your question was not asked. The question about Kant may be misplaced, because in the session, intriguingly, BK suggested that Kant was not actually an o...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: Another recent BK interview
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Another recent BK interview

Actually allows a format for the kind of highly nuanced, in-depth, prolonged interactive exploration and/or refutation of a critique It's good on BK's detailed answers, but not so good on in-depth interactivity. The questioners were mostly not very articulate and the format was clunky, often failin...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: If mind's prime directive is to deceive itself, why does it leave means to circumvent this?
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: If mind's prime directive is to deceive itself, why does it leave means to circumvent this?

You see, it is a vicious loop with no exit possible
Well said. Perhaps that's a good description of Consciousness itself?