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    My Philosophy of Life

    Why is it so terrifying that life doesn't come pre-packaged with "meaning"? Usually, this idea assumes that we are all part of a divine, ongoing plan and that's why our lives have purpose. So for those who think life is "meaningful", what/who we are is understood only in terms of a larger...
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    I’ve been thinking on your question for a few days and I appreciate you asking! First of all, I should say that after 6 years of training Jiu Jitsu, I’m still a blue belt, but this points to one of the most important things I’ve learned from my training. It’s the newfound tenacity and strength...
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    :) thx... And about pipe smoking... you know the great thing is that if you talk too much while you’re smoking a pipe then your pipe will go out. It reinforces listening over talking... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    If you are referring to the relationship with my ISFJ spouse, then yes and quite well. I jus asked her today why it’s still working after 12 years and I agree with her answer: Each of us recognizes that we are difficult (as humans are), and allow for the nuances. And each of us has had our share...
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    humor me for a moment

    There are plenty of examples of religious people working together to make a better society, just as there are examples of atrocities committed in the name of a god or religion. In my thinking it all comes back to a common, primal drive within us to protect our own survival through a tribal...
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    You know you're an INTP when you find a forum post from 4 years ago and finally reply... :teeth: I'm still training jiu jitsu and am relatively uninjured most of the time, though something is always "sore". So to answer your question, now with 4 more years of experience to support my claim...
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    What are you all reading?

    I've been reading a shit-ton of Stephen King the last year or more and I've got to get my non-fiction groove back on. I'm reading... A Brief History of Thought by Luc Ferry now, and occasionally I'm picking up The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by André Comte-Sponville (though I'm...
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    Extreme ideas

    I’ve regularly envisioned myself moving to the northwest and getting out of the hell hole that is TN. But I need money to do it and money when I get there. All of my ideas lack that important element. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Do you have, or have you ever had, a phobia?

    Lighting completely creeps me out. It is so random and can blow your head apart with no warning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I've been lurking. Thought I should introduce before posting... What is your name? Jason Where are you from? I am from Nashville, TN in the United States. How old are you? I am 42, as of the writing of this post. What's your gender? Male How did you find out that you were INTP, or...
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