posted on May, 14 2009 @ 07:43 PM
Hello ATS. I am here to do what I do best (at least in my head) - talk about philosophy. Not a material object, or any object at all, unless of
course you count the little waves inside your brain as one.
Going through all of the threads here on ATS, it is easy to tell we all have our own ideas on how to live life. Whether it be through religion, a
teacher we once had, our parents, friends, whatever. We ALL have some sort of goal, and it is something in our head. The key is outside somewhere in
the world, but the treasure is right in our heart. What I enjoy most here is not necessarily the debates, but the values within those debates. So,
this thread is for all of us to share on how you live your life. Why you live the way you do, and for what purpose. I shall start...
Life's just a game
A game to me is something that is challenging. Something that rewards you for doing whatever. While I can get frustrated at times, I KNOW that I
will be rewarded in the end. The frustration never lasts because it is just a game. There is no need to be mad. You lose focus, concentration, and
most importantly - your happiness. If you see life as me, just as a game, you will have no need to be mad. The goal is to always complete the next
challenge, advancing to the next. To become the best at the game. But in reality...that is impossible. That is what makes this philosophy so grand.
To never be mad, always be working to better yourself, and for it to continue until death. There will ALWAYS be a rough patch, but we all must
remember this - Tomorrow will be a better day. Say it when you wake up, when you go to bed, and when you think the world is coming down on
An eye for an eye? Something similar...
Ghandi once said an eye for an eye will make the world blind. Couldn't be more true. I would have had many broken bones if that were the case. But
should we forgive everyone? There is a line that no one can make distinctive. We should forgive those who forgive themselves first. That though, is
the line we all see differently. Once a murderer always one? Once an idiot, always one? Well, I believe in evolution and that alone gives me enough
evidence that people can just "change". It is hard, but possible. An eye for an eye is not practical. Punishment is not always the best answer
either...it invokes vengeance. Ignorance is a criminals best ability. You teach them, and instead of leaving them with a grudge, you cure them. I
also believe there are those who are to stubborn to change, and have mental problems. That is the line I spoke of before. It is for you to judge,
but before punishment, *try* to forgive. It will make you stronger.
Religion is to Science as Science is to Religion
I will make this simple. Science is the process of applying logic to help understand things. Religion was the very first part of this. It helped us
visualize the impossible, and it has grown to be a part of our culture.
There is something awesome out there. I really have no idea what it is. I will do what I think is best though for our species. These are the
moral's I live by. It is my own religion. I am the god, because *I* control me.
Ignorance is bliss, but not happiness
This is a short one. Thinking you know something when you do not will make you think you are right, but actually knowing the truth will give you a
feeling far greater than bliss. A real feeling of superiority, because all of those living in a world of bliss will eventually be hit by the hammer
and have a heartache.
I see color, but above all, I see equal rights
There are genetic differences, physical differences, and chemical differences between races. We ARE NOT THE SAME. But, we should all follow the same
rules and treat each other like a decent human. Those who do not see "color" are blind. There is a large culture gap between races. How to solve
(if its even a problem) that is beyond me, and that is why I am not a politician.
To sum it up...
I really hope those who come into this thread read my thoughts and post their own. Question mine, share yours, and let us all mingle our minds
(sounds like some sort of alien intercourse deal). Thank you.