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50 Philosophical questions.

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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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For anyone as interested in Philosophy as i am, i thought i would share some questions with you that i once found. Each question has a different answer depending who is reading it, and may require several minutes to fully grasp.

Sometimes a question can be worth more than an answer.


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Which is worse, failing or never trying?

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Would you break the law to save a loved one?

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?

Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?

Why are you, you?

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?

What are you most grateful for?

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

Has your greatest fear ever come true?

Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

If not now, then when?

If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?

Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?

Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?

Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?

If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?

Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?

Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?

When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?

If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?

What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?

What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?

Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?


Feel free to add more, but please be sure they are not already covered.
PS. I will star any question added that is not already covered, and that is philosophically worthy


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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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I love these questions only wanted to respond to save them and come back and answer them when I am sober, this might be a great exercise in reality.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Philosophically speaking?
Why stop at fifty?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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reply to post by NeoVain
 


#1.22



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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reply to post by NeoVain
 


#2.trying.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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reply to post by TerryMcGuire
 


You are welcome to add more.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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reply to post by NeoVain
 


This will take me beyond my level of achievement...too much for ye ole grey matter.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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What is more difficult for you; looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when they are telling you how they feel?


[s&f]


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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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if we are created to expand & destroy, why is it that an act of love forms the main catalyst from which our creation spawns?
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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1. A number of years.
2. Failing (Just because everyone would say never trying)
3. Because we live in the moment. And Money.
4. No. To speak takes a lot of doing such as: muscles moving, brain sending messages to said muscles, thinking about what to say, remembering language etc.. So Your always going to be doing more then you say even if you only ever speak.
5. The destruction of our current monetary system.
6. Porn star.
7. Im settling to the fact that doing what I want would be impossible.
8. By contemplating why I find grandmothers hot now.
9. The life of a natural organism encountres many varibles and enviornmental factors but has the power to decide many aspects of its life.
10. Both
11. Explain their error in judgement.
12. Do not base your opinions on a percieved value set by society.
13. Yes. Breaking the law is merely a part of evolution and the adaption to your environment.
14. Maybe.
15. Think about things without emotion or pre conceived ideas.
16. Because everyone is different.
17. End Religion. Ignorance.
18. My genitals, they have long been placid.
19. Antartica.
20. Sometimes. No.
21. Worried Genius.
22. Because.
23. No.
24. 2nd one.
25. Weed.
26. No knew ones.
27. Not at all.
28. No.
29. Live in the moment.
30. Holidays. Family.
31. When snorkelling.
32. When the ad break is on.
33. Money.
34. Yes. Its called sexual intercourse.
35. Because when someone calls something red when it is obviously blue people call it red too.
36. Opinion is meaningless.
37. Yes. Because if I came into that much money I wouldnt waste it.
38. Less.
39. Yes.
40. Huh?
41. No. See question #29.
42. Maybe for something else but not fame or beauty.
43. Not much.
44. When 2+2=3
45. We dont learn from our mistakes.
46. Be a nudist.
47. After I read the question.
48. Food. Yes.
49. You tell me.
50. Myself.


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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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i shall also answer these questions... wish you would have started with a lower number.

Hell each one of these questions could make an interesting thread.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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bc it is not absolute truth philosophy in being god philosophy and god is truth opposition by definition, what is one to noone

so i guess why 50 is to one, like 10 is one reality so 5 is kind of god creation object in 50 number

although i admit that a lot of those questions are intelligent, which prove how evil is truth opposition not good, that is how evil is smart



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:25 PM
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yea the answer confirm what i just said

plz philosophically speaking why 50?

well plz add more if u want

what philosophy is that?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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I hope you know I love these xD.. Here is one of yours in a different context. Failure only comes when you stop trying.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
What is more difficult for you; looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when they are telling you how they feel?


[s&f]


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Awesome one!



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Now that's, funny.
Thanks.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Oh the great questions, so important they are asked, but it seems only certain people do.

Why are some content to never question and others have to question everything?

It cannot be said that to be a questioner makes one happier, smarter. So why do we do it?




What is more difficult for you; looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when they are telling you how they feel?
Love that FugativeSoul!

Thanks for the thread op.
s&f



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
With my aches and pains, I'd be older than I am. With my spirits, I'd be younger

Which is worse, failing or never trying?
never trying is worse, at leas when you fail, you know one more way not do do something wrong and therefor are closer to succeeding

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
unless we are forced to do things we claim not to like, if we do those things we must like doing them

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
It depends of you were talking or listening

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
I would love for people to be free of their ego

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
research and development

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
Happy wife, Happy life... you can't have your cake and eat it too

If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I would be dead

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
looking back, 100%, looking forward aught to be the same

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Why would doing either cause worry

You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
Thankfully, I surround myself with friends who find it inappropriate and futile to criticize without it being constructive

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Listen before you Open

Would you break the law to save a loved one?
A law that would prevent me from saving a loved one is surely an unjust law and therefor is no law at all

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
daily

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I think

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
It would defeat the purpose of this life on earth

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Fly. Gravity

Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
smoking

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Australia. I would like to see new stars

Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
I push the floor button then the door close button

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Ignorance is bliss

Why are you, you?
The vessel is but a grain of sand on a beach. The beach is beautiful, but without sand it is nothing

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
half the time

Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
You see joy where you seek joy

What are you most grateful for?
Oxygen

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
I would gladly part with half my old memories since I can barely remember half of what goes on now

Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
if the path has been beaten, the challenge is unnecessary

Has your greatest fear ever come true?
I fear fear

Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
No, I won

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
blue, it remains true

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
when I captured a humming bird with my hands and released it to its freedom

If not now, then when?
If you don't know where you are going, you are already there

If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
$260,000

Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
I married her

Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
hypocrisy

Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
is it possible to know without a doubt what IS

If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
Yes



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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Old enough to know better, to young to care
Never trying
It takes a while to learn
Never
A lack of a third arm on a drummer.
Performing Arts
Yes
Not a bit
I have made all the decisions since being 18?
Neither.
If unjustified, offer an alternative view.
Enjoy
Always
Always
Writing (I'm a lefty)
Because
Be filthy rich. Working in local performing arts.
Probably
I don't have to do anything.
yes. no.
simpleton
Life
Only to my friends.
Both
Life
New. Otherwise you're dead.
Yes
No
No
Family
Asking my gf to marry me
Whenever
Nothing
yes
Pride
No
No
Yes to both
No
Now
Myself
Why?
Learning.
Always
I'm not.
Express myself
Every night falling asleep
All. Yes.
Nope.
Maybe


Hard questions next time?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Pelvi
Failure only comes when you stop trying.


failure is always for what keep trying, trying is to b one living, true life is only to absolute reality so none or never any




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