catchy title. i know its a partial repost but i have only seen up to the bleak part not the whole thing The man without any books (or knowledge) sees a false pe
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catchy title. i know its a partial repost but i have only seen up to the bleak part not the whole thing The man without any books (or knowledge) sees a false pe

i know its a partial repost but i have only seen up to the bleak part not the whole thing

The man without any books (or knowledge) sees a false perception of the world and seems quite happy in it however the man with the small pile of books sees the world as it is, but with his limited knowledge only sees the bleak, dark part of it, but the man with the largest pile of books and most knowledge sees the beauty above all that is bleak in the world because of it. (Chris Gallagher)

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#29 to #21 - darrensankari ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
banned
#64 to #29 - guanyu (11/06/2013) [-]
Now you posted it too.
#67 to #64 - darrensankari ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
Oh god, what have I done...
#41 - wliia (11/06/2013) [-]
User avatar #48 to #41 - takesomemorewater (11/06/2013) [-]
Beat me to it. **** reminds me of The Matrix
User avatar #54 to #48 - mranldestroyer ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
thats the point
User avatar #89 to #54 - takesomemorewater (11/06/2013) [-]
Hence: "Beat me to it"
#7 - anon (11/05/2013) [-]
Don't stand on books.
User avatar #1 - thesovereigngrave (11/05/2013) [-]
I like this version better.
User avatar #75 - ImmortalBaconEater (11/06/2013) [-]
Find beauty in darkness and you will never have to be afraid again.
User avatar #106 to #75 - IamWhoIam (11/06/2013) [-]
"There's nothing hidden in the dark that isn't there in the light"
#59 - tarekmig (11/06/2013) [-]
Reality
User avatar #94 to #59 - laspussy (11/06/2013) [-]
sad part is this is actually how the money is distributed between classes in society
#97 to #94 - spltfire (11/06/2013) [-]
So the wealthy should have the same amount of money as the poor? That makes no sense. Classes are based on money, so yes, having money will make you rich... how could it not?
#99 to #97 - laspussy (11/06/2013) [-]
I was referring to this chart. Obviously the rich will have more money than most but never expected the rich to own about 80% of the money in the economy in America. If the rich only had about 1/3 of the money then it wouldn't seem as disturbing.


Wealth Inequality in America

if you want your sauce there you go
User avatar #76 to #59 - trollins (11/06/2013) [-]
Money doesn't make you happy, you closed-minded pisswasser.
User avatar #78 to #76 - tarekmig (11/06/2013) [-]
Money doesn't make you happy, The things you buy with money do.
User avatar #79 to #78 - trollins (11/06/2013) [-]
They sometimes can, but it isn't an overall satisfying happiness. Eventually I just got bored and started helping other people, it was a lot more fulfilling and made me happier than ever before.
User avatar #81 to #79 - tarekmig (11/06/2013) [-]
You can help people by donating money, buying things for them with money, and much more...
User avatar #82 to #81 - trollins (11/06/2013) [-]
But you don't need money to help people. Anybody can walk into a shelter and help people.


I think you know you're acting small-minded and just want someone to tell you that life is fine without wealth.
User avatar #86 to #82 - tarekmig (11/06/2013) [-]
>Donate money
>People that donate body parts will get more money ( Some do donate body parts for money and some don't )
>More people will donate body parts for a bigger value
#91 to #79 - fuckedbyapony (11/06/2013) [-]
If money didn't make you happy can i have it?
#108 to #76 - anon (11/06/2013) [-]
User avatar #83 to #76 - shadowbreech (11/06/2013) [-]
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a big yacht to sail right along side it.
#96 - infinitereaper (11/06/2013) [-]
Except that the guy with the most books is doing to die of oxygen deprivation and elevation sickness.
Except that the guy with the most books is doing to die of oxygen deprivation and elevation sickness.
User avatar #98 to #96 - danyoung (11/06/2013) [-]
The moral of a fable, never read or you will die.
User avatar #105 - nimba (11/06/2013) [-]
The UK's new space program
#74 - superfake (11/06/2013) [-]
“I'm growing fonder of my staff;
I'm growing dimmer in my eyes;
I'm growing fainter in my laugh;
I'm growing deeper in my sighs;
I'm growing careless of my dress;
I'm growing frugal of my gold;
I'm growing wise; I'm growing--yes,--
I'm growing old.”
― John Godfrey Saxe
User avatar #100 to #74 - rapsuskiller (11/06/2013) [-]
That watermark kills the deepness
User avatar #10 - desuforeverlulz (11/06/2013) [-]
Holy **** , this is completely accurate for me.

I used to be one of those guys who was completely disgusted with the way our civilization has turned out, so fed up with the government and the religious, the bigots and the naysayers, violent criminals and those who seek to tear others down to boost their own ego. In that order of importance (most to least).

But today, I am still progressing on a mindset that only sees the beauty, while simply recognizing the ugliness of our world as a mere product of chaos, and something that shouldn't be dwelt upon.
#45 to #10 - anon (11/06/2013) [-]
fag
User avatar #57 to #10 - krobeles (11/06/2013) [-]
I'm gonna go ahead and say you're probably an American. None of the issues you mentioned are even remotely ******* releant to a European...

Dont say "our civilization" as if the entirety of civilisation has the same issues. America and Europe are part of the same civilisation, but they certainly dont have the same issues, either in detail nor scope/magnitude.
User avatar #110 to #57 - desuforeverlulz (11/06/2013) [-]
I only listed a couple things, there are major flaws to humans and human societies everywhere, every country.
User avatar #60 to #10 - HarvietheDinkle (11/06/2013) [-]
Do you live in a first world country?

Because it's easy to think that if you do.
User avatar #90 to #10 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
If you fail to understand ugliness to such a degree that you'd rather not even think about it, the world has taught you nothing. Please rethink your beliefs system. Again.
User avatar #109 to #90 - desuforeverlulz (11/06/2013) [-]
I understand it perfectly good sir, I just choose not to let the facts of reality affect my happiness. Make sense?
User avatar #116 to #109 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
Okay. What is chaos, in your definition? I usually see it as an inscrutable force of nature, certainly describable but entirely unpredictable (as it should be). Maybe that's why I don't agree with you, because the way you've worded it makes it sound like ugliness is also a force of nature.
User avatar #102 to #10 - garymotherfinoak (11/06/2013) [-]
i want to talk to you more.
User avatar #11 to #10 - jaysnk (11/06/2013) [-]
one of those guys huh
User avatar #12 to #11 - desuforeverlulz (11/06/2013) [-]
Well, I didn't mean to say it like it's a bad thing. Just that compared to how positive and happy I feel now than when I did focus on those things, I can't help but think of them as "disgruntled".
User avatar #26 to #10 - rmehandru (11/06/2013) [-]
Ignorance is bliss
User avatar #37 to #10 - daentraya (11/06/2013) [-]
Oh, i just saw some George Carlin and now it's just amusement to me. Humans are hilarious. Especially ww1, i mean, this is what i'd expect to find in Douglas Adams Hitchhiker
#24 to #10 - efdfssdfsd (11/06/2013) [-]
Why is beauty worth dwelling on but ugliness isn't? If it's purely because it makes you feel better, than that's great, but it's an arbitrary distinction to make. The world sucks and it doesn't. Nothing makes sense.
#35 to #24 - ratherfastblackman **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
nice point
User avatar #92 to #24 - meganinja (11/06/2013) [-]
Why must you dwell on the fact that the world sucks? I look around and I see beauty everywhere I go. I see a world so massively vast that whenever I begin to comprehend it, my mind is innundated with the mass. Yes, there is ugliness in this world. I choose to avoid it, as it does not concern me unless I make it.
User avatar #42 to #24 - sabcy (11/06/2013) [-]
One must only dwell upon the crud on the top as long as it takes to enjoy the mundane.
#93 - cazabrow ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
The man with the small amount of books realizes that Fallout is coming.
The man with the small amount of books realizes that Fallout is coming.
#112 - lordleto (11/06/2013) [-]
i posted this yesterday and got like 3 thumbs, today you're at 796 and counting ಠ_ಠ   
timing really is everything..    
 happy for you though
i posted this yesterday and got like 3 thumbs, today you're at 796 and counting ಠ_ಠ
timing really is everything..

happy for you though
User avatar #122 to #112 - meierme ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
sorry bro i didnt see yours. i feel bad now
User avatar #124 to #122 - lordleto (11/06/2013) [-]
don't be, im happy for you (:
User avatar #6 - unusualember (11/05/2013) [-]
...And then he died.

Books are still awesome though.
#8 to #6 - darkguitarist (11/06/2013) [-]
Love that movie
User avatar #3 - infernalinsolence (11/05/2013) [-]
That's beautiful man.
Also very johnny depp.
User avatar #13 to #3 - messerschmidto (11/06/2013) [-]
More like Johnny Deep
#107 - alexdoostdashtani (11/06/2013) [-]
Just like Plato's Analogy of the Cave. The man who seeks knowledge receives knowledge of the Good, whereas as those who stay behind remain trapped in the world of Illusion.
Pic not related.
User avatar #103 - badsamaritan (11/06/2013) [-]
And all of funnyjunk feels like they are the man on the biggest stack of books. Or the fact that the man probably has a bunch of overdue library slips.
User avatar #115 to #103 - demonican (11/06/2013) [-]
Actually i'm stuck on the second pile...
User avatar #4 - insulation (11/05/2013) [-]
[catchy comment]
User avatar #104 to #4 - nimba (11/06/2013) [-]
so edgy
User avatar #22 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
This is really accurate. If you pay attention, you can see how ****** up the world is, but if you're truly enlightened, you can see that it doesn't matter.
#61 to #22 - HarvietheDinkle (11/06/2013) [-]
"truly enlightened"   
   
How do you know you're truly enlightened if it's a self-measurement?   
   
Also, coming to a conclusion that makes you happy isn't enlightenment. It's just escape.
"truly enlightened"

How do you know you're truly enlightened if it's a self-measurement?

Also, coming to a conclusion that makes you happy isn't enlightenment. It's just escape.
User avatar #118 to #61 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
I never said I was truly enlightened. I'm clinically depressed, and a large part of the reason why is because I'm still the guy in the middle. I just know that in the grand scheme, whatever worries we might have on this planet right now are tiny and fleeting.
User avatar #119 to #118 - HarvietheDinkle (11/06/2013) [-]
I meant "you" as a general figure of speech, but ok.

As for the "tiny and fleeting" part - is that because of our mortality? As for tiny, it depends on your values. If you live in the Middle east and are a girl trying to go to school, receiving death threats isn't a "tiny" problem to you. In contrast, people living in the first world would more likely feel that problems are "tiny" as they don't really have any huge problems, in general, to begin with.

I can't say with certainty that I'm depressed, but I am going to see a psychologist soon to get tested, so I'm going to root for both you and me, and hope that I'm terribly wrong in my above arguments.
User avatar #120 to #119 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
No, you are right, you just don't see the whole picture yet. For the girl receiving death threats, that's a huge problem to her right then, but that lifetime is only one of many that she'll experience, and her current problems will soon be nothing but a dormant memory.
User avatar #121 to #120 - HarvietheDinkle (11/06/2013) [-]
So are you religious, and believe in reincarnation?

Because, even beyond religion, I'm agnostic, so I'm not committing to anything.

Or is the argument that the pain will go away?

Because, as with rape victims, or people who undergo multiple traumas throughout there lifetime, for some people it doesn't.
User avatar #123 to #121 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (11/06/2013) [-]
No, I am not religious. I do believe in reincarnation, but I think that religion is counter-productive because it assumes to have all the answers, when life is a constant learning experience. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I do believe that there is much more to our existence than our current lives on Earth.
User avatar #126 to #123 - HarvietheDinkle (11/07/2013) [-]
to each his own.

Also, only certain religions - and even then, only the extremists - claim to have all the answers
#28 - persevs (11/06/2013) [-]
What's wrong with this place? It kind off has a bleak beauty and it's not as dull as the one on top either.
#32 to #28 - steveiscooland (11/06/2013) [-]
i agree, but i dont think that its saying that its bad but you see the world for what it really is beauty and dangerous all in 1
User avatar #49 to #28 - improbable (11/06/2013) [-]
its a wasteland
#53 to #49 - persevs (11/06/2013) [-]
And this is clouds and a sun. The metaphor doesn't really give any clear difference in anything but aestethics and based purely on that I prefer the wasteland.
#68 to #53 - improbable (11/06/2013) [-]
you can dwell in the post-apocalyptic wasteland if you want to

im gonna fly in the clouds and listen to yoga music
#85 to #68 - shadowbreech (11/06/2013) [-]
**shadowbreech rolled a random image posted in comment #7 at That face **
Fallout has prepared me for this day.
,-IDC what I get
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