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Sweet Candor
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Posted 06/28/09 - 5:56 AM:
Subject: I am Newbie
Hello Everyone

I have just joined this beautiful forum.

Everyone seems pretty clued up about lots of things here, so I hope I don't embarrass myself too much blush.

I don't have a philosophy as such, I just spurt things out as they come to me instinctively.

I am a school teacher by profession and I wouldn't swap it for anything else.

I am looking forward to meeting you all.
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Posted 06/28/09 - 7:03 AM:

Welcome to the couch! smiling face

Seriously: School teachers are far, far more imporant than philosophers.
We bow to your greatness. wink

Have fun !


PS. As far as I can judge, this certainly isn't your first online forum ? You seem to know your way around a profile.


Edited by smokinpristiformis on 06/28/09 - 7:11 AM
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Posted 06/28/09 - 8:40 AM:

Thanks smokinpristiformis

We bow to your greatness.

laughing

I think I like this place already wink.

No this isn't my first online forum, but it is the first forum like this one. I didn't say I was 'stoopid'! grin

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Posted 06/28/09 - 9:27 AM:

hi candor, welcome smiling face

looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Posted 06/28/09 - 12:33 PM:

Hello Sweet Candor,Welcome on-boardzen


Sweet Candor wrote:

The forbidden fruit is always the sweetest.
Friend of many, fooled by many.
What's on his heart, on his lips.


Good quotes. Do not worry,am not going to rush into psychoanalyzing you,based on these quotes.winklaughing



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Posted 06/28/09 - 5:33 PM:

Wow, a school teacher from Hungary.

Welcome to the Couch Sweet Candor.



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Posted 06/28/09 - 6:46 PM:

Welcome *peace*
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Posted 06/29/09 - 12:48 AM:

looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Thanks librtygirl, likewise.

Good quotes.

How did you know, Thinker13?! eek
You can try to psychoanalyze me if you like, heehee.

Wow, a school teacher from Hungary.

Is this something special for you?

Welcome peace

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Posted 06/29/09 - 1:46 AM:

Sweet Candor wrote:


Is this something special for you?




Hey Sweet Candor,


Those Americans eh... they're just in awe for anything that comes from the old world. grin
Well, they've gotten used to this crazy Belgian, so not to worry. nod

Cheers wink
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Posted 06/29/09 - 4:43 AM:

Those Americans eh... they're just in awe for anything that comes from the old world.

We are not an old part of the world; the USA is always looking to Europe for the latest fashions wink I am sure we could teach them something! laughing
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Posted 06/29/09 - 11:30 AM:

Sweet Candor wrote:

We are not an old part of the world; the USA is always looking to Europe for the latest fashions wink I am sure we could teach them something! laughing


smokinpristiformis wrote:
Those Americans eh... they're just in awe for anything that comes from the old world. grin
Well, they've gotten used to this crazy Belgian, so not to worry. nod

Cheers wink


Continentalismraised eyebrow

Europeanismraised eyebrow

laughinglaughingsticking out tongue

Are you crazy?kooky


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Posted 06/29/09 - 11:49 AM:

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No,I hate itgrinlaughing

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i've never seen anyone take kindly to being psychoanalyzed without being invited to do so smiling face but in the right context, it is extremely valuable IMO

Thinker13 wrote:
Continentalismraised eyebrow

Europeanismraised eyebrow

indeed, are we to be reduced to "us vs. them"? shaking head
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Posted 06/29/09 - 12:06 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

i've never seen anyone take kindly to being psychoanalyzed without being invited to do so smiling face but in the right context, it is extremely valuable


And IMHO,psychoanalysis is nothing new but rather a revival of Socratic method. It is,merely gaining 'clarity of thought process' by drawing forth your perceptions with the aid of an external object/agent/stimuli,which acts as a 'feedback amplifier'. For example,right now,we are,engaging in 'socratic dialogues' and helping each other in drawing forth our perceptions. In case of extremes,a psychoanalyst is needed because person is not capable of attaining any clarity in his thoughts,otherwise,introspection,as well as,practice of 'witness sense',done properly,are enough,and even better,than psychoanalysis.


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Thinker13 wrote:
It is,merely gaining 'clarity of thought process' by drawing forth your perceptions with the aid of an external object/agent/stimuli,which acts as a 'feedback amplifier'. For example,right now,we are,engaging in 'socratic dialogues' and helping each other in drawing forth our perceptions.

effective communication is the foundation for recovery from emotional trauma; this is where psychoanalysis along with counseling and therapy can be especially useful. introspection is useful as well, but oftentimes other people can see things that we ourselves are not able to see.

i've not heard of the practice of 'witness sense'. what's it all about?
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Posted 06/29/09 - 12:41 PM:

Sweet Candor wrote:
I am a school teacher by profession and I wouldn't swap it for anything else.

an admirable profession indeed. what ages do you teach, if i may ask?

also, i see on your profile that gymnastics is one of your interests! that's awesome, it's one of my favorite sports to watch.

smiling facelib
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Posted 06/30/09 - 2:08 AM:

indeed, are we to be reduced to "us vs. them"?


Us poor little europeans are dangerously outnumbered ! We've got to stay strong lest we be assimilated.
grin whee
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Posted 06/30/09 - 11:52 AM:

silliness rolling eyes

staying strong doesn't have to mean knocking other people down hug
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smokinpristiformis wrote:
Us poor little europeans are dangerously outnumbered ! We've got to stay strong lest we be assimilated.
grin whee



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Posted 06/30/09 - 1:24 PM:

A relevant quote:


Division between man and man

Why is there, one must ask, this division—the Russian, the American, the British, the French, the German, and so on—why is there this division between man and man, between race and race, culture against culture, one series of ideologies against another? Why? Where is there this separation? Man has divided the earth as yours and mine—why? Is it that we try to find security, self-protection, in a particular group, or in a particular belief, faith? For religions also have divided man, put man against man—the Hindus, the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews and so on. Nationalism, with its unfortunate patriotism, is really a glorified form, an ennobled form, of tribalism. In a small tribe or in a very large tribe there is a sense of being together, having the same language, the same superstitions, the same kind of political, religious system. And one feels safe, protected, happy, comforted. And for that safety, comfort, we are willing to kill others who have the same kind of desire to be safe, to feel protected, to belong to something. This terrible desire to identify oneself with a group, with a flag, with a religious ritual and so on gives us the feeling that we have roots, that we are not homeless wanderers.


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libertygrl wrote:
i've not heard of the practice of 'witness sense'. what's it all about?


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Posted 07/01/09 - 10:48 PM:

Don't be naughty Thinker13. Please tell me how knew the quotes! crying

indeed, are we to be reduced to "us vs. them"?


No, of course not. I just love americans - they like everything so big.

For example,right now,we are,engaging in 'socratic dialogues' and helping each other in drawing forth our perceptions.


Yes, it's good to share wink

effective communication is the foundation for recovery from emotional trauma; this is where psychoanalysis along with counseling and therapy can be especially useful. introspection is useful as well, but oftentimes other people can see things that we ourselves are not able to see.


I completely agree.smiling face

what ages do you teach, if i may ask?


I teach highschool.

also, i see on your profile that gymnastics is one of your interests! that's awesome, it's one of my favorite sports to watch.


Yes I enjoy that too, but I used to prefer competing myself until I had to study hard at college.

Us poor little europeans are dangerously outnumbered ! We've got to stay strong lest we be assimilated.

It may be you have an abundence of excitement smokinpristiformis, that's all. It makes people see significance and patterns in things which are not actually so dangerous or related. I have mentioned that to Thinker13 already on his thread about Michael Jacko.
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Posted 07/01/09 - 11:40 PM:

Sweet Candor wrote:
No, of course not. I just love americans - they like everything so big.

ah yes, a lot do. not all though smiling face the size of many cars here in the u.s. is quite unnecessary IMHO
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Posted 07/02/09 - 1:48 AM:

It may be you have an abundence of excitement smokinpristiformis, that's all. It makes people see significance and patterns in things which are not actually so dangerous or related.


Please, miss Candor, I didn't mean to mislead you. You really shouldn't take me all too seriously. I am very happy that my american friends on this forum have assimilated me over the years. winkwheenod

As for abundance of excitement - that one is dead on the money, miss. Wheeeeeee ! grin
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