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  1. onesteptwostep

    Why don't men watch TV?

    This is an international forum. I haven't watched tv since high school, personally, which is like a decade and a half ago.
  2. onesteptwostep

    What do you embody?

    Self: Wise Old Man: 73% Caregiver: 71% Hero: 70% Persona: Joker: 72.5% Hero: 71.5% Wise Old Man: 70.5% Gotta say, I haven't taken a quiz like this in years lol
  3. onesteptwostep

    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    That's more or less what I feel about Schopenhauer. He seems more clear headed about reality and doesn't fall victim to romanticisng his view of the human condition. I would say most people, whether they realize it or not, have a loose acceptance of reality that aligns with Schopenhauer's. He's...
  4. onesteptwostep

    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    There isn't a philosophical tradition that was left by Nietzsche, unlike Hegel or Marx. Nietzsche's philosophy is more of an outcry against the nihilism he felt, not an actual affirmation of life. He's more or less a dead end philosophically, much like Camus.
  5. onesteptwostep

    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Taken head on in isolation of the philosophical tradition, I guess that's true, but German "philosophers" who fashioned themselves after Schopenhauer usually took on more suicidal tones, like you well know, Mainlander. Nietzsche was a huge fanboy of Mainlander, even after foregoing Schopenhauer...
  6. onesteptwostep

    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Schopenhauer's pemissism is simply a road to suicide. This only happens when you divorce the good transcendence of life from life, in whatever form it's in. To me life is contemplation. But after that, I think only a trandscent mode of life can really season our lives- thus religion. "You are...
  7. onesteptwostep

    Psychoanalyse the Avatar above you

    'I like single player.' =D
  8. onesteptwostep

    Feeling very depressed about life.

    What kind of job do you have? Traveling a lot should give you lots of things to talk about. Generally when meeting new people you shouldn't really expecting anything at all, but keep a cordial manner and be able to banter. Just be interested in the things they talk about, etc. And tbh...
  9. onesteptwostep

    Feeling very depressed about life.

    Make friends at work? Where are you situated? What are your interests? Try volunteering?
  10. onesteptwostep

    can matter and everything in universe eternal

    On the train one day, I thought about Kant's conception of time and space, which are more impositions of our sensory perceptions on reality. This means that time in itself does not exist, but only within our sensory perceptions. Perhaps that means each moment is eternal, because time is just a...
  11. onesteptwostep

    Cravings to kill and schizophrenia?

    One common trait of schizophrenics is that they feel overly scrutinized and feel persecuted. The need to kill is an irrational decision made consciously due to that intense and delusional feeling of persecution. It has nothing to do with a lack of empathy- their sense of fight or flight...
  12. onesteptwostep

    How you overcome depression

    Find things you like, make a routine. Change your scenery. Find things to be grateful for, and call up friends you haven't heard from in a while. There's a reason why our ancestors practiced rituals.
  13. onesteptwostep

    On the cultural heritage of Christmas

    https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2019/12/24/have-a-dickens-of-a-christmas/ Came across an article I thought people might appreciate. Merry Christmas!
  14. onesteptwostep

    Star War: Rise of Skywalker

    Looks like I'll be waiting for the torrents to come out. Arigato Jenny (b'')b
  15. onesteptwostep

    Discussing Nietzsche and the Will to Power

    Meh. His moral philosophy is sort of self-defeating in my opinion. Not everyone can be a Nietzschean, and if they were, society would not function. Some part of society has to be subservient to the ubermesh, just by consequence. I think he just had a very elementary view of life, because of his...
  16. onesteptwostep

    Binary logic propositions applied to non-atomic elements

    Well, it isn't reasoning, in the first place- is what I would argue. A statement about will or will not something will happen is not a statement of probability, and a statement of probability is not a type of reasoning. A statement of will something will happen or not also is not a type...
  17. onesteptwostep

    Death of Anonymous

    I'm actually the opposite. I tell myself "ah, they finally left this rundown town, and into the world.."
  18. onesteptwostep

    Any link between INTP personalities, or general Intellectuals and Depression.

    Most intelligent people are those who were unplugged from their domestic culture during development, meaning there is less of a social network which leaves him or her more vulnerable to loneliness. But depression isn't something that's rare these days. I would link depression more with economics...
  19. onesteptwostep

    How would you become the best version of yourself?

    I'm not sure what the best version of myself would be, but I do have several interests which I would pursue if money isn't a problem. Not in any particular order, but first, have a general understanding of the philosophy of religion in the contemporary world. This I would pursue by enrolling...
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    Ah yes, anime, good times. There's another messaging board I used to frequent, where the anime enthusiasts would wait for an episode to come out then torrent it like mad.. good times. It's been years since I've seen anime, but from what I hear the general themes are lighter now. They say there's...
  21. onesteptwostep

    e_e am I ENTP?

    Ne, the ENTP dominant function is extroverted iNtuition, which, intuition, is introverted in nature. ENTP is just an inside out INTP, if you see their cognitive functions. Ti-Ne, Si-Fe into Ne-Ti, Fe-Si. They're mostly similar but generally an ENTP is more goofy. Both are more or less inept at...
  22. onesteptwostep

    Theories on Storytelling

    Nier Automata is probably something you'll enjoy, cog. Here: "How NieR: Automata Tells the Ultimate Humanist Fable"
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    Marx doesn't really have a 'philosophy of materialism'. His philosophy was the rejection of the metaphysical, but doesn't really give a reason as to why he rejects it. The philosophy he creates is more of a philosophy of history, that society messes up and then gets better again through the...
  24. onesteptwostep

    My take on MBTI

    @Kormak Oh haha, I see. Typology to me, isn't something that's set. I also affirmed myself as INTP, (and interestingly INTj on socionics myself), but over time and phases and experiences, it seems like the types change. Types to me more are descriptions of circumstance rather than a set...
  25. onesteptwostep

    My take on MBTI

    @Kormak It's always good to see new blood on the forums. What do you think your type is?
  26. onesteptwostep

    My take on MBTI

    After reading this topic, out of curiosity I took a test again on 16personalities. This time I got ESFJ-A, with the percentage distributions all in the 40%~60% range. I guess I'm a short-sighted retard ape, who's unreasonable and unstable and preachy, but also a masturbator and a narrow minded...
  27. onesteptwostep

    Egocentric "Natural" Morality

    I see that Cog still fundamentally misunderstands profoundly what religion is. Religion is not ethics, nor is it an ideology. Religion isn't a question of ought, they dogmatically lay out what is, then tries to answer them. There is suffering. Why? I exist. Why? I feel like if you leave this...
  28. onesteptwostep

    The future...

    Oh, I mean Hegelian in regards to his Absolute Spirit notion. "Humanity" seems more like a word that is charged with energy, something that's going forward with a goal, like his Absolute. I was just musing that it's more abstract rather than something that's physical, that is, the species.
  29. onesteptwostep

    What is the limit of secular tolerance?

    I'm not confident in saying this, but I'm not sure whether 'the secular' is in the domain of the irreligious. The secular is simply a domain of our shared community and culture, to the extent that it can be shared, between all the streams of cultures within society. The 'secular' is irreligious...
  30. onesteptwostep

    Why philosophy sucks

    Like Serac said, philosophy is just a fancy way of saying 'reasoning' or 'argumentation'. First philosophy, the "philosophy" of the pre-Socratics, was basically a mash up of ontology and chemistry. Everything.. is water... or air.. or fire, and so on. Any meta-scientific debate, any political...
  31. onesteptwostep

    The future...

    I don't have anything to add, but I'm just wondering if the term 'humanity' is inherently a Hegelian term. What is humanity? All the collective homosapiens in the universe? If we're talking about the future of the homosapein species, I guess we won't be extinct? If we're talking about the...
  32. onesteptwostep

    How do you arrive at you morality?

    For me morality is more emotion than logic. I'm a bit inclined to David Hume's position on the matter. So basically, morality is ingrained in us- the ontology of the imprint is a much more interesting question. Why do we have it.. where are we going with it, etc.
  33. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

    I've been listening to this piece every time I go out for an evening walk lately. Serene.
  34. onesteptwostep

    What is your end game?

    Dying with no regrets and a clean conscious. It also depends on whether I have children at this point too. I also want to write something philosophical about time, and something about the philosophy of history.
  35. onesteptwostep

    Why are you blind to beauty?

    We're in a postmodern age. We don't believe in art.
  36. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  37. onesteptwostep

    The Random Thoughts Thread

    I want to go to the moon and throw rocks.
  38. onesteptwostep

    Favorite poem?

    "Poetry" It is the way I can relish a line of poetry, laud it like a teenage girl in love, and have missed that the rhymes aren't right. The prose is deep purple. This "poet" has no; idea what a semicolon is or when to break a line--and it becomes readily apparent that anyone, given a pen or...
  39. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  40. onesteptwostep

    What is one superpower that u would have?

    The ability to shutdown the internet on someone's electronic device. At will. I'd basically become the Pope in today's terms, being able to excommunicate people from the "community".
  41. onesteptwostep

    Are you responsible for infecting other people with a cold

    In Japan it's social etiquette to stay at home if you have a cold. I think it's bollocks though.
  42. onesteptwostep

    Hello. Returning user.

    Most of the members here got Thanos-snapped out of existence.
  43. onesteptwostep

    Not sure where to post but struggling a little

    Hi, welcome to intpf. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of married couples on this forum. There's a few a the top of my head but they seldom post here now. I would recommend a bigger place like reddit. Good luck. :)
  44. onesteptwostep

    General theme of some movies/shows

    Maybe it's because war unites people? It brings the audience into the conflict.
  45. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    I'm glad we've established that you're just here to troll.
  46. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    No, I'm pretty sure it's epistemology. Empiricism is a branch of epistemology, that our knowledge is only acquired by the senses. I'm afraid you're categorically, flat out wrong.
  47. onesteptwostep

    How's the weather lately for everyone?

    Yeah, thanks for the suggestion. People have been suggesting that but I never really took it to heart.
  48. onesteptwostep

    How's the weather lately for everyone?

    The weather's been erratic lately for me and my body's having a hard time adapting.. my perception is cloudy most of the time with all the lethargy attached to it. Everyone else enjoying whatever season you're in? It's spring here.
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