socratizing

Philosophy

I dunno how many people actually ever took that course in highschool or whatnot, but I’m taking it right now, and some of the shidazzle we’ve started discussing so far is pretty extreme. Which is pretty shit for me considering that I’m still trying to figure out where to buy fake ttc fare (dam the bastards raising the fare AGAIN!!!), finding time to figure out quantum mechanics, and what the hell I’m gonna do with my life (aren’t all universities the same in theory?). Seriously I’m already confused, and now this shit.

Tell me what you think about this…..

There’s a guy who’s name i’ll post later that pretty much spends his life going to different cafés and organizing discussions involving all kinds of people that care to show up. They discuss questions that may not necessarily have to be answered, but actually end up producing even MORE questions. I find the café extremely awesome cuz you get different ideas and theories from people that you didn’t even know could speak English (such as the case in my class). Topics of discussion involve things like “What is bad? Who decides what makes a bad or good person?” or “Why do people keep Fucking DESTROYING the earth? Are we really gonna eventually kill ourselves in the process of development?” , “What do you think about the whole 2012 prediction? Complete BS or should be trust the Mayan gurus?”

So basically I thought about having a discussion thing happening on the net so people could question shit to people they really couldn’t figure out for themselves. By the way…having more questions in the end than you started with actually means progress and development, not DEEPER SHIT.

Socrates once said……”the unexamined life is not worth living” ……so fuking EXAMINE IT people!!!!!

question for the week that has been bugging me alot lately:

“What is insanity? Are we all partly insane or are the crazy people the peeps you find in mental hospitals who climb walls from fear of monsters? If all of life’s properties have a ying-yang type balance then what’s the opposite of insanity? ”

think about it……….

tell me what you think

-Olga

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4 Responses to “socratizing”


  1. 1 happyatom September 13, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Good question. Insanity is ‘a relatively permanent disorder of the mind’. To me, this means that an ‘insane’ person has lost the ability to make proper judgment according to his/her own experience and his actions are now based on either his subconsciousness or something else.
    Kurt Vonnegut referred to insanity as ‘bad chemicals in one’s brain’ which makes a lot of sense to me.

  2. 2 teengle September 13, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Yo very deep stuff Gurts, I hope people read this article and similar ones and like comment and we could discuss these issues further. I personally am up for such discussions and the ones you are talking about sound really interesting. About the insanity question I would have to say we are all partly insane and do a lot of insane things in our daily routines however we look at peeps at the mental institutes as insane people while they may actually be completely normal. Now the real question is who decides what’s SANE and what’s INSANE? and who says those peeps are insane and us supposedly NORMAL people are sane? Look at all the things we NORMAL people do on a daily basis do they seem sane to you?
    anyway I guess I just proved your point about how these questions just end up making MORE questions lol.

    BRAP Teenglers BRAP

    Respect

  3. 3 happyatom September 13, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Quick note, a quote from The Simpsons

    “How can you tell who’s sane and who’s insane?”
    “Very simple, the people with the ‘INSANE’ stamp are insane, the rest are OK”

  4. 4 olgaolgaolga September 13, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    so what’s bad gosha/?? bad chemicals?? maybe one’s subconcious is at times more reliable than what we think as the real,physical world. have you ever heard the theory of ….wat we think are our dreams is REALLY reality, and vice versa??

    too much materialism in this F’ed up world.

    wow wat i said above is really confusing
    enjoy:D


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