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The Stoic ethic espouses a deterministic perspective; in regard to those who lack Stoic virtue, Cleanthes once opined that the wicked man is "like a dog tied to a cart, and compelled to go wherever it goes." A Stoic of virtue, by contrast, would amend his will to suit the world and remain, in the words of Epictetus, "sick and yet happy, in peril and yet happy, dying and yet happy, in exile and happy, in disgrace and happy," thus positing a "completely autonomous" individual will, and at the same time a universe that is "a rigidly deterministic single whole".
originally posted by: Charlyboy
a reply to: GeneralMayhem
I think we have entered a time where people en mass desire to see the end, their lives have become so empty, so devoid of meaning that even a catastrophic termination to their reality is better than the one they are living. Enter unfulfilled religious prophecy, the minimum wage, un-realised dreams and general malaise.
I just look forward to melon season in Australia....
originally posted by: TexasTruth
Something IS going to happen on September 23 this year that has NEVER happened before! Jupiter to going to emerge from the vagina of a constellation that someone decided looks like a lady virgin. The moon and sun lined up with it. On the head is another constellation that looks like a crown or something and it's happens to have the right number of heads or points (something), but only if you add in a planet that happens to be looming by.
That is where this stems from. The 23rd all those constellations line up to match a verse out of revelations. Use the google or YouTube for specifics. Or you can trust my Mr. Garrison breakdown, either way that's what happens. Jupiter spent 9 months floating around in the virgin constellation belly at exits The Who-ha on the 23rd.
*(takes dramatic bow)*
Thank you, thank you