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My introduction: The Tao of the wanderer

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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 04:08 AM
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Life... brought us all here or rather the questioning of life's meaning/truth while at the time receiving insufficient answers by those in charge; and even worse but no fault of their own by those who love us. Boy! This life can be quite lonely and confusing, my first 30 years is characterized by loneliness and confusion.

I've been blessed to have learned so much in this first 30 years , admittedly ( wishing I could stop at learned so much haha)most of it has been forgotten and weirdly yet equally surprising relearned and forgotten again at the same time knowing I've forgotten some important #! Alas, I am hoping I have not forgotten the art of a coherent delivery. Thankfully life is humourous as well lol.

One thing ive learned is that Life is a metaphor and through the experience of its description we relate to one another, and feel.. not so alone. In my opinion solving lonelyness is right up there with things like solving world hunger, beauty pageant level ambition. Peace of mind is briefly attained when we answer life's mysterys even if we forget we can make loneliness the lonely concept; a forgotten pain that happened to us and is not in the process of happening. In this vein we find platforms such as ATS, and god bless all of you, btw I'm not religious and just recently developing spiritually so when I say lord or God please do not take offense, infact before June this year I called myself an atheist but I sincerely
believe that ATS isYy doing the lords work 😉 .

My name is anathema's effgy, of course that is not my mother's given name. although, it's a fitting description of how I've seen myself in comparison to society, certainly from the veiw of my internal critic. OK I've been saying first 30years I've only lived 28 but we can round up and still be telling the truth, right ? Here's a quote that describes my thoughts well,

George Elliot-" Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."

wait wrong one, I'm begining to think the quote book that I`m pulling from might be parodying me... dammit! OK here's the quote I want

"I call that mind free which jealously
guards its intellectual rights and
powers, which calls no man master,😚
which does not content itself with a
passive or hereditary faith, which opens
itself to light whencesoever it may come,
which receives new truth as an angel from Heaven."-
WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING
1829

That is the beautiful expression of how I try and aspire to live my life now.. doing everything almost exactly the same as before, but knowing why I do it; why right is right, or simply why I do anything at all. with all that and saving a lot for later -as all things have a good time and place, and seeing that right now it's 1:48am while writing my introduction thread, I will leave off with a question to you that I'd love to know yalls answer to..

I want to make clear that I am in no way alluding to my discovering or foreknowledge of it or it's answer, this is not a trick question. here goes, If you discover the secret to life, revealing all its knowledge and truth if you told someone else that secret, would it still remain a secret?


is the mere telling of a secret even if only once a breach of contract, null and void?I think yes, that it is.. assuming there's even a secret to life or an answer, and that someone did or could discover it, if they told anyone then it would no longer qualify as "the secret to life" it would just become one of the millions of fortune cookie answers people give when they don't want to hear or help fix your problems,yet wanting to appear knowledgeable. having said all that if any of you have found it! don't tell anyone!


I'm hoping this was not too lengthy or verbose and that my silliness yet non silliness is easily understood thanks for reading and having me here, ask me whatever and I'll always try to give you about a 70%honest answer. have a goodnight /morning 😃
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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 05:51 AM
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hi



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Hello, it's nice to meet you, how's your day/night going?



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 07:09 AM
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originally posted by: AnathemasEffigy
a reply to: musicismagic

Hello, it's nice to meet you, how's your day/night going?


Well its night time here in the land of chopsticks and I'm out of non alcoholic brew. A buck a can, kind of high/expensive/たかい。 But I guess life will go on.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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Yea, it's a lil long winded. Welcome, remember most on here want read a wall of text. So with that said, see ya on the boards.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262

I do apologize, but i might have misunderstood this

"remember most on here want read a wall of text. "

Surely your not saying most want to read a wall of text? Wont read makes more sense but on my phone i have it spaced in paragraphs. Hopefully didnt screw it up



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: AnathemasEffigy

Welcome. It will be interesting to see you search for the answers to loneliness. Please bring us along for the ride and share your discoveries.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: ClovenSky

Thanks and ill do my best to give you any knowledge i can about it, but In my veiw existance as defined as a seperate thing is answering the problem of lonliness and its juxtposition to freewill. so we will all know the final score to that problem, god willing not looking at the clock to much



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Not to be dickish.....it's the internet, it's a conspiracy theory site, it's 2017, and most folks see more than 3 or 4 paragraphs without some "purty pics" they just...move along. ATS has stumbled badly as of late......Hope it turns out to be what it is you want it to be.a reply to: AnathemasEffigy



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262
I apologize its become this way, i promise its all for the better



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: AnathemasEffigy

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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: AnathemasEffigy

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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: AnathemasEffigy

That was a great introduction post. I think you will enjoy it here as there are some fine minds on ATS.

Regards (and a little flag) midicon.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: midicon

Thank you for your kind words, how are you doing today?



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: AnathemasEffigy
a reply to: midicon

Thank you for your kind words, how are you doing today?


I am doing fine...so far! Regards a 'wall of text', you didn't really do that. It's a reference to posters that fail to break up a lengthy post with paragraphs etc. It can be difficult to read and puts everyone off.

Kudos for the sense of humour in your OP.




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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: midicon

Ah thank you for explaining, and hopefully even those who wont read find whatever it is they are looking for and then something else as well and onward. Although i really do wish i had the intelligence and ability to deliver just what i now know about life in short words if i had to say one sentence i would say...

"i think ive found the something in nothing"

This being the most accurate but probably the most easy to missunderstand. My humors getting better or maybe i just realize now how ridiculous i am and love that now
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posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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"i think ive found the something in nothing"


Well you have come to the right place!



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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This being the most accurate but probably the most easy to missunderstand. My humors getting better or maybe i just realize now how ridiculous i am and love that now


I've learned through my own negative experiences that humor and being ridiculous can cure a lot of evils.
Welcome to the ATS family.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Thank you



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: AnathemasEffigy

For the millionth time, study game theory.

GAME THEORY!!!

Religion is malware.

And most of you people on here are criminally insane and don't even realize it.



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