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InvisibleIcelander
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What is man?
    #4049794 - 04/13/05 12:31 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

A person is not a ready-made being; they  will become what they make of themself and nothing more. They constructs themself through their choices, because they have the freedom to make vital choices, above all the freedom to choose between and inauthentic and an authentic modality of existence.... In order to pass from inauthentic to authentic existence, a person has to suffer the ordeal of despair and "existential anxiety," the anxiety of a  person facing the limits of their existence with its fullest implications: death, nothingness. :mushroom2:


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


Edited by Icelander (04/13/05 12:49 PM)


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Re: What is man? [Re: Icelander]
    #4049802 - 04/13/05 12:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

A human regardless of sex or age; a person.


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Re: What is man? [Re: Gomp]
    #4049835 - 04/13/05 12:38 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Of course, sorry honey! :grin: :heart: It's fixed.


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


Edited by Icelander (04/13/05 12:50 PM)


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Re: What is man? [Re: Icelander]
    #4050372 - 04/13/05 02:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, that's a stage that must inevitably be experienced. Existential angst, nihilism, relocation of one's world model. The chaos of uncertainty must be embraced...to form a new belief an old one must first be discarded. Free fall for a while, then you'll find yourself. The fundamental bottom will catch you.  :heart:


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Re: What is man? [Re: Icelander]
    #4050869 - 04/13/05 04:28 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

A concept open to all definitions.


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: What is man? [Re: Icelander]
    #4053155 - 04/14/05 03:28 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Amen


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