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R.I.P Bill Hicks
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Posted 01/23/09 - 3:52 PM:
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Hi everybody I'm new to this kind of thing and I am very interested in philosophy. I've never joined a forum or anything, and I only have a couple of friends who will talk to me about the topics you guys talk about, and it can feel quite loneley in this world when all the rest of your friends, and family seem to only care about seemingly meaningless things, and I have come to accept this....anyways I just wanted to give myself a formal introduction. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with all of you, and I look forward to reading yours.*peace*
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Posted 01/23/09 - 4:36 PM:

hi r.i.p.,

i was really excited to have discovered discussion forums years ago. very few of my friends in the 3D world are interested in discussing philosophy so i'm glad to have the internet to be able to connect with other philosophizing folks.

welcome,
smiling facelib
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Posted 01/27/09 - 1:05 PM:

heheh...this seems to be a common experience. I think the thing is that there are plenty of people willing and ready to have deep discussions about various things, but few who are interested in 'formal philosophy'. IOW, if you want to have discussions with the common folk, you need to engage them on their level. Philosophy, in the end, is a process, a method, and a perspective. Anything can be discussed philosophically, even plumbing and grocery shopping.

My philosophy classes in uni were pretty small--6-7 peopl max, and if there was a girl within 100 yards we'd be lucky, lol. So yes, discussion forums do provide a good outlet to hash out ideas. When I was in uni, my writing and argumentation skills improved significantly because of working through forums like this one. It's great to find knowledgable people who have studied the academic philosophers and know a little about how to talk about them.

Enjoy your time here.

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R.I.P Bill Hicks
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Posted 01/27/09 - 8:28 PM:

Thank you for making me feel welcome. I dont really know what im doing, I think I just crave some kind of knowledge other than the crap that the media is trying to spoon feed me
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Posted 05/21/09 - 9:55 AM:

Hey, R.I.P., one of the best things that ever happened to me was that a guy who was into philosophy put an ad in a local paper inviting people to his house to discuss philosophy. I caught fire and went there, hauling my bike up four floors. His tiny room was full of people. The group continued for a year; we met in various houses and apartments; no dues, refreshments, bosses or other nonsense.

I'm like you: when I don't have anybody to talk to about the real stuff, I begin to perish...

Zum*nerd*
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Posted 05/21/09 - 11:36 AM:

Zum wrote:
Hey, R.I.P., one of the best things that ever happened to me was that a guy who was into philosophy put an ad in a local paper inviting people to his house to discuss philosophy.


Was it in 1980s?grinlaughing.We no more have guys like him herelaughing.I would have loved to be in snobbish skulduggery.disapproval

Zum wrote:

I caught fire and went there, hauling my bike up four floors. His tiny room was full of people. The group continued for a year; we met in various houses and apartments; no dues, refreshments, bosses or other nonsense.
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What does he do now?Has he found an online forum for himself OR married?grin


Zum wrote:

I'm like you: when I don't have anybody to talk to about the real stuff, I begin to perish...

Zum*nerd*


Feedback loops are essential for our growth as intellectual and social beings.Still,it is better to resort to some alternative methods for amplifying your feedback to your own views,in case,you do not come to find a good guy.



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