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Have you ever read a self-help book that you were able to improve your life with?
the bible
Doesn't the bible fall into the "work more" camp of self help books?
Bible/stocism. knowlegde is self improvment. if you want to improve yourself learn to practice virtue in your daily life.

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How much longer before English is a dead language?
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Learn some North Caucasian language like Chechen or learn an indigenous American language like Quechua and contribute to Amerindian revival.

>double, plus, un-
It's more-more more no-good
POC can be tolerated not speaking proper English when DCP are tolerated not speaking proper Somali.
>muh language should change to my snowflake needs
No. Fuck you. Language does not give any single fuck about your snowflake feelings. Keep your filthy descriptive grammar in the dialects which niggers and subhumans who wish they were a nigger use and fuck off.
>debating americanigger english
Let american english die. UK English is where it's at.

Write what's on your mind
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But I feel so hopeless at this point that I feel my only other option would be to work a wageslave job until I die alone feeling depressed and unfulfilled. I'd rather do something that at the very least could be a transformative experience or die young in the attempt to do so without having to worry about a life time of suffering.
> “I once heard you’re only as healthy as you feel.”

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go to Mass
sure, there's plenty of parishes here

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>"Every scientific man in order to preserve his reputation has to say he dislikes metaphysics. What he means is he dislikes having his metaphysics criticized."
How can STEMbugs contend?
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A. Zeno is eleatic. I would argue he is the most constructive Eleatic philosopher in argument - why do you abandon, take it off such an important guy from Eleatic like AA battery
B. That paragraph is often considered as Whitehead's opinion on his conception of Space and Time. you can see he took the epochness of time so his view on process can be well applied - so you would react this as a part of his coherent theory of metaphysics - and much more effort to refute it.
C. If you took out Zeno then there's no much left then. There is a one who try to improve by "well Parmenides said sphere but it should be not sphere" - and that's much it for Eleatic.
Then only one left - Parmenides. However, one of the most INFAMOUS feature of Parmenides is the fact that everyone takes a different interpretation on him, and that interpretation is so different that it doesn't even get improved even in right now. 2500 years passed and their scholars still debate on whether his book is about cosmology or ontology.
I just don't get whose interpretation is that - and what even "coincidence of being" is related on any of Parmenides - can you cite On Nature directly to where he made this claim?
that's due to a lack of understanding of ethics, not metaphysics
also you literally can't escape metaphysics. it literally shapes your entire frame of thought and how you experience the world.
The existance of the doctrine of the simultaneity of thought and being is well attested and almost universally affirmed as speaking of ontology (there's a reason why Parmenides is said to be the first ontologist-proper). You evidently haven't read On Nature. I suggest you do, it's relatively short. See Robin Waterfield for commentary. I believe Greg Sadler recently released a video on the matter too.
I'm a STEMfag in a biology/chemistry field and I think all of those idiots are bunch of twats

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How can we take a philosopher seriously if they don't live up to their philosophy and shame themselves?
Nietzsche and Frued and Stirner come to mind.
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more like GOYFRIEND lmao!
get it!
Nah, I'm fine.
Video link plz
Klonopin is the trade name for clonazapam (like how Prozac is the trade name for fluoxetine).
I was really looking forward to it but it ended up just being so damn bizarre.

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Starting a crit thread, saw the last one is archived. I'm pretty pumped because this is the first thing I've written in a couple of months, also the first I post here, I know it's probably very bad.

His huge crystal wings, floating too close to the ground.
The end, no more than a magmatic explosion - an effluvium of climaxing ecstasy, a scent of pleasure embodied in the outbreak of all that exists and ever was. Every moment experienced by each individual as a frame, lava that begins to leak out, images that overlap to form a perfect clear picture and BOOM: all becomes one and acquires meaning in retrospect. Would you wonder about the meaning of an incomplete picture? Of a Work-In-Progress book? This universe, the Angel lives it as a violent impulse to destroy, a call-back to the end of the Opus, an eccentric splash of color on a majestic canvas, an off-site sketch capable of giving a new flavor, the unexpected event that made the career of Pollock and the like.

The great leveler: the awareness of acting free. Me and you, moved by obvious but incomprehensible threads; him, who saw it all and knows how to rewind the film and change it, what little is enough to leave an imprint.
Seeing the terminus is not quite like reaching it. The Angel is leaving traces unknown even to himself, only a kaleidoscope of possibilities. Cones of colors to choose from, a different species. A static rain dissipated by an umbrella of pure imagination.

A single purpose: to preserve that head, that third eye that saw beyond by birthright so that his signature does not remain approximate, unintended. The difference between voluntarily lending oneself to chance, to the mercy of one's own impulses and suffering destiny. Deviating from the pact creates new possibilities but unforeseeable dangers.

English is not my main language so please be kind :(
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Okay, thanks for the extensive feedback. never knew people paid that much attention to punctuation, Guess I'll go back looking into that.
Someone please read my erotica from last nanowrimo and tell me what you think
>>13855378 You made it a private paste. Only you can read it.
>>13854314 It's very basic feedback really. I could have done a lot more.
whoops, fixed now

The book of styxhexenhammer ? This Book Loves You by PewDiePie? The vaginismus girl vagina monologue? I just wonder what other youtube memoirs are out there. Please post them.
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wtf is vaginismus?
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I love vaginas
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Casiraghi trio, you're all cunts

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>book is over 400 pages
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I work IT for a local municipality.
Does anyone else find that they take the same amount of time to finish a book no matter its length.I will read a 900 page book in a week and then read a 300 page book in a week.When i book is shorter i just read less.
i read faster if it's interesting
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>book has massive footnotes spread across several pages
>dude just skim

What are some books that debunk the following talking points?
>Straight, white, cis male privilege is real
>You have internalized misogyny
>Affirmative action is a good thing
>Anita Sarkeesian's impact on the video game industry is positive
>Trans athletes have no advantage over cis athletes therefore it's fair
>Trans people are not mentally ill in any way
>Gender is on a spectrum because tom boys and girly men exist
>Sex is on a spectrum because of excessively rare chromosomal mutations
>Egalitarianism is basically Feminism
>Equality is only possible through social equity
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Do people who make these "books that prove me right?" threads even read the books they're given, or do they just get tossed in as citations? I'm wondering if I could make a title for a non-existent book, pretend it proved popular belief X, and get believers of X to start demanding other people go read it despite the it not existing. The ultimate pseud check.
Ayyyyy I have that book! Good taste anon!
Why are political non-fiction readers always the worst?
just read nietzsche imo
worked for me
The sex spectrum people disprove themselves when they use the term intersex since it means between the sexes and therefore implies the existence of dimorphic sexuality with everything else just being some fucked up unnatural state caught between.

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does true love only exist in fiction
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A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the girl's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the girl, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the girl he called is not the same girl he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the girl's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MC's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
That connection that's so subtle and deep that when the person leaves for good or dies it hits you like a train.
I think so. If you have any humanitarian and historical grounding you'd know most marriages are two people trying to deal with each other well enough to tolerate their presence. That's why modern society has high divorce rates: everyone expects this disney romance that has never and shall never exist.

Even when you have "love" it's usually fueled by other feelings in reality. Infatuation, lust, guilt, some sort of idealization of the other into a type of god/goddess. Neither is in love with reality, with the real person, only this set-up delusion of what the other is which exists only in their mind, circumscribed atop the real person. Even relationships like that are, ultimately, no different than waifuism.

The only love that's truly possible is with a 2D. Embrace the husbandopill.
The greatest modern love story ever told.
Yet, nevertheless, underrated.
Idealised love does.

I’m tired of wasting my damn time reading philosophers who were wrong or had stupid ideas, and it seems like all of them do! The fuck!? Give me one (1) philosopher who was right about everything. I’m fucking done wasting time reading idiots who were wrong. Who finished philosophy?
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>"I'm a fag" - the quote
he sounds like one of those mega-boomers who thinks that the internet will change the world and the way humans relate to one another (even though he doesn't realize that most of the internet's true potential is in the spread of shitty dank memes and pantu-wearing astolfo fanart).
I don't know why, but I've kinda gotten the feeling that the average social scientist or philosopher who dedicates himself to "studying" "cybernetics" or the online world has never spent anywhere near 30 min. on reddit or 4chan, and just speculates upon what they'd get to see in science fiction movies.
It is mostly ethics, actually. He takes a Kantian approach to the ethics of AI and robotics such as when he criticises how politicians and marketers are using us interfaces to take our votes and money, not as actual ends in ourselves. He also takes a formal epistemic view, where justified true belief is replaced by useful information. He also writes a lot of social theory based on his conceptions of inforgs, onlife, and hyperhistory. You should watch his debates and lectures on his youtube channel.
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Cioran was correct about literally everything.

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is it true.. what they keep telling me.. do i really have to learn german in order to not be a pleb.. pls /lit/ tell me it's not true.. german scholarship and lit are memes, right....
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The cog started up again
>Anger when spoken to
u think i'm just gonna stop breathing cuz some guy on the internet (4chan) told me to? ur out of your mind dude :/
learning G*rman is absolutely essential for training dogs.
Stop overthinking simplicity you fucking idiot
to be honest, english is better than german

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Wtf was he trying to say, /lit/?
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*with Verlaine
Unabomber - Letter to a Turkish Anarquist.
His poetry is marvelous. I'm afraid it's you who lack aesthetic sensibilities.


On n'est pas sérieux, quand on a dix-sept ans.
- Un beau soir, foin des bocks et de la limonade,
Des cafés tapageurs aux lustres éclatants !
- On va sous les tilleuls verts de la promenade.

Les tilleuls sentent bon dans les bons soirs de juin !
L'air est parfois si doux, qu'on ferme la paupière ;
Le vent chargé de bruits - la ville n'est pas loin -
A des parfums de vigne et des parfums de bière...

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>Nuit de juin ! Dix-sept ans !

Why is Japanese literature so based? Why Are Japanese people so based in general? They seem to exist in an ascended level outside our reach
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>3. unless you speak japnese, then you can't be a proper judge of their literature
>1. japs are cringe
>5. japnese lit is gay and anime is trash

and the worst offense of all:
>6. asian w*m*n are yucky, stop posting them on my board
I’d argue you’re both correct. Shintoism is definitely at their core and gives them a great sense of natural wonder and sense of place as humans in the world (humans aren’t the center of the universe), while Zen defines their focus on impermanence and minimalism. A fantastic combo that isn’t really found anywhere else.
I don't know, but my gut feeling is that it has something to do with the way their society simultaneous occupies two positions on opposite ends of a spectrum, being highly parochial, conservative and traditional, and at the same time a specimen of late capitalism as terminally progressed as any.

How do I stop browsing /lit/ and start reading books again?
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opin buk
You just really like posting this, huh
But... the (You)s... I need to see the (You)s...
Willpower & Asceticism

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