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fear, anxiety , apprehensions rule me. books that explore the nature of such emotions.
not looking for self help lobster books. what are some so fearful and some peeps so carefree
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Please learn to English.
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>>12646819
Thus spoke zarathustra
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>To understand the limitation of things, desire them.
practice not-doing

http://pure76.com/taoteching/#home
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>>12646826
>learn to English
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>>12646819
>Set your mind at work to solve its problems; teach your intellect to work for you; refuse longer to be dominated by fear like an unthinking animal. Your mind should be your courageous ally in the solution of your life problems rather than your being, as you have been, its abject fear-slave and the bond servant of depression and defeat. But most valuable of all, your potential of real achievement is the spirit which lives within you, and which will stimulate and inspire your mind to control itself and activate the body if you will release it from the fetters of fear and thus enable your spiritual nature to begin your deliverance from the evils of inaction by the power-presence of living faith.

Urantia 130:6.3

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Why did great writers like Hemingway, Hunter S.Thompson and David Foster Wallace kill themselves?
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>>12647291
>He uncharacteristically wore a Fila sweatsuit, the kind that looks like it's made from the same material as parachutes, and trainer sneakers with a matching bandana. That was his pussy hunt outfit apparently. Several times a week, same outfit, I'd see him hitting on women in it. I once saw him wearing it while carrying an identical outfit from the dry cleaners, he had like 4 sets of same Fila sweatsuit.

as a tracksuit aficionado who once - full cringe disclosure - dressed in a full adidas suit (shoes/headband included) for a 2nd-year uni class; respect.
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>>12646453
>Hemmingway
Agree
>DFW, HST
Disagree
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>>12647291

Pretty good pasta
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Because despite being "successful" they were still fucked up human beings that suffered, hence the alcoholism of Hemingway, the drug use of HST and the narcissism of DFW.
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>>12646749
Which pasta are you talking about?

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ITT: Male narrators written by women or female narrators written by men.
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>>12647501
That's not by a woman author.
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>>12647879
What do you mean?
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>>12647895
The post it was responding to was about women writers, but that book is written by a man.
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>>12647501
lel
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>>12646497
shit book

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Definition of a scientist: a man who understood nothing until there was nothing left to understand.
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so a white man who loves zen?

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Is Cormac McCarthy a life affirming writer?
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somehow yes he is
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>>12647703
>t. non-lifeaffirming anon
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>>12647647
The Road is the meaning of life.
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>>12647875
The Road is his most life affirming work, the rest are way more nihilistic.
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>>12647647

Yes, absolutely. Read Suttree. He's one of the few who has explored the nature of evil to depths that would scare away any other writer, and while in some books that seem to result in despair, it is nor nihilistic. Only someone who truly knows evil and bitterness can talk about the beauty and tenderness of life - and when he does, he draws you to tears.

>Supposing there be any soul to listen and you died tonight?
>They’d listen to my death.
>No final word?
>Last words are only words.
>You tell me, paradigm of your own sinister genesis construed by a flame in a glass bell.
>I’d say I was not unhappy.
>You have nothing.
>It may be the last shall be first.
>Do you believe that?
>No.
>What do you believe?

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Books on dealing with the dealing with the overbearing loneliness of the void?
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https://www.readbrightly.com/50-best-books-11-12-year-olds/
here you go
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>>12647901
I know this post is intended to be a snarky shitpost but I'm going to take it sincerely and actually chceck out some of these books.

Thank you.

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Is this worth reading?
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I thought it was fine. That sensuous Mediterranean vibe... perfect.
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I thought it was fine. That sensuous Mediterranean vibe... perfect.
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>>12647870
>>12647885
Fuck, sorry for posting twice. On my phone and the connection is a bit iffy.

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Why is this board so sexist?
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>>12647149
see you tomorrow kid
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>>12647160
Is this really Feminister ? Pretty bangable but not as much as I'd imagine.

Also didn't we get images of different girls all supposedly representing her ?

I'm still convinced Feminister is a ruse fabricated by a bored gay man.
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>>12647492

You are Objectively the worst poster on /lit/.

OP, a tiny percentage of the worlds men have written the greatest literature in history. For various reasons, women make up an even tinier percentage of good literature historically.
The average female writer, like the average male writer, writes absolute shit. It just so happens that the very best have been men by a majority. And this board is about literature.
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>>12647149
Please do. You are the worst poster on /lit/. You are even worse than butterfly
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>>12647844
This doesn’t address sexism on /lit/, anon. Congrats you’re the word in thread

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>secular morality
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>>12646008
that was a great post lol
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>>12645884
You have no foresight for the suffering people endure and the choices they have to make. I hope you've prepared yourself for the worst.
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>>12646008
What a scholar.
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Philosophy was created by cultural clashes in southern italy and greece colonies to have intercultural debates and to explain the world and societal norms. This had previously been done with myths, but myths were insufficent for argumentation and truth. As christianity is just another form of myth, it seems as if religion can't establish a philosophical answer, becuase philosophy and myth are two different kind of discourse, meaning that a religious morality is an oxymoron.
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>>12646008
>Constanzaical
>not Constanzan

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Anyone read this or other works from Fowles, 300p in and im really hooked.
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looks interesting, gonna try it. Thanks for rec op
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fowles made a comment on this one, and i always think of it when i see it come up on here
he said something to the effect that the only people that really love this book are teenaged boys
and i think that is precisely the mental age you have to be to fully inhabit urfe's psychic state; where you could affect along with him his arrogance, his condescension; and be genuinely surprised at where he ends up, and to learn something from the treatment he undergoes.
if you are young, read the original; if you are older, read fowle's later, corrected edition.

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Why are all of the classics full of poopoo peepee jokes?
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>>12645585
*since before antiquity
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>>12645371
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>>12645371
childhood memories + capitalism
shit is a common symbol for money
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up
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>>12645585
Literature is about exposing drumph as a peepee slave?

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Do you still feel any sexual desire? Have you quit masturbating and taken a vow of celibacy? Have you dispensed with self-gratification to immerse yourself entirely into your work? How devoted to your goals are you, how far are you willing to go to achieve utter bliss?
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>>12646986
>volcel
>celibacy is unhealthy
You're willingly unhealthy?
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>>12647371
he's not actually a volcel, he just uses that label because he doesn't realise he's actually just a lonely shut in who's basically given up trying to get sex
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understanding how womens minds evaluate men has suppressed most sexual desire i have
sometimes i have rape fantasies but they are about power, not sexual gratification
i havent transcended sex, but have a pathological hatred of it
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>>12646102
I refuse to be blackpilled on women through faith alone
I know some girls who seem sweet and wholesome and one day when I've got a decent career lined up and I'm capable of providing for a family I'll find the right one to be my wife, and it won't be a shitty mess like 4chan greentexts because I'm not a fucking autist nor a pussyworshipping bitch
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the promiscuity of thots, I shall fear no evil
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>>12646146
Yeah not possible, woman only love what they cannot have and/or you only if you are socially/economically/emotionally successful enough for there own position.. sorry to say but if options are available and a man is in a better position than your own they will leave you or be on the verge of doing so - perhaps they have kids or whatever and there morals kick in. Love for women is condition based, it is different from our own that we experience being that we can love even the flaws of a girl.. sad truth but a reality we need to accept as men in the current times

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>— To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
>Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
>To the last syllable of recorded time;
>And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
>The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
>Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
>That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
>And then is heard no more. It is a tale
>Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
>Signifying nothing.

How do you respond to that? How do you keep living after having such a perfect attack on life as meaningful?
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>respond to
Bruh it’s a fictional play lmao don’t base your life on fucking fiction
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>>12647682
>How do you respond to that? How do you keep living after having such a perfect attack on life as meaningful?
Depends. Have you recently usurped the throne of your country by killingg your king and cousin in his sleep at the incitation of your wife ?

If yes, then wait for an army of men dressed as tree to come and take your life.

If not, then proceed to kill your king and cousin in his sleep and wait for the army of tree-men.

If you have no political leader as cousin or that none of your country's political leaders are kings your death will be as utterly meaningless as your life, so instead of ending it right there just forego the quest for meaning and strive instead for adjustment.
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Check out Vacillation by Yeats

Wheels by milk-white asses drawn
Where Babylon or Nineveh
Rose; some conquer drew rein
And cried to battle-weary men,
'Let all things pass away.'
From man's blood-sodden heart are sprung
Those branches of the night and day
Where the gaudy moon is hung.
What's the meaning of all song?
'Let all things pass away.'

An Englishman putting words in the mouth of a Scott will only get part of the truth right. To complete the image, you need an Irishman that pretended to be English
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>>12647682
>>12647836
>anglo """""""""poetry""""""""""

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Picked this up today, how would /lit/ rate it?
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10 out of goddamn 10, don't listen to these plebeians. Hobbes' prose is some of the most beautiful English out there.
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blackpilled
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Extremely boring.
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>>12645420
10/10 for anagram value
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Hobbes was the original enlightener. Everyone after him were just inferior imitators.

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>start learning french one evening, just for the meme, and because I want to read Count of Monte Cristo in the original language someday
>it's really fucking easy, aside from the pronunciation
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>>12645769
french gender is so fucking stupid
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Faggots trying to learn baguette, fuck off..
Learn German, the superior language!
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Je suis un chien
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>>12647336
German sucks, I'd rather learn Italian. At least they have Dante.
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>>12644883
t. europeasant who actually needs to know languages

in murica theres just no reason to learn and foreign films and tv suck for the most part


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