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#163 - darthblam (01/04/2013) [-]
I dislike ideas such as this... it's as if it implies you must remove your humanity and individuality to achieve happiness... that's not happiness.. that's just detaching yourself from the world and ignoring reality...
#240 to #163 - adgymous (01/07/2013) [-]
I think you inspired some butthurt. You'd do Ayn Rand proud.
User avatar #241 to #240 - darthblam (01/07/2013) [-]
Hm.. think you could elaborate a little? I don't know much about this Ayn Rand..
#242 to #241 - adgymous (01/08/2013) [-]
She's an author and some would argue that she's a philosopher. She's responsible for developing objectivism. The important information here might be that she heavily supported rational egosim, and to a lesser extent, ethical egoism. Rand despised any form of collectivism.
I don't think that you'd be in full support of objectivism, as few are, but your comment is one of the essential arguments behind the philosophy.
#243 to #242 - darthblam (01/08/2013) [-]
Yes.. I looked into this woman just a little bit after commenting, I see the connection, I agree quite a bit with some of the basic ideals of objectivism. But yeah.. not all of it.
#244 to #243 - adgymous (01/08/2013) [-]
There's actually a split between Objectivists on the subject of collaboration and compromise. That may be more in line with an actual rational person.
#228 to #163 - anonymous (01/04/2013) [-]
then you don't understand buddhism
#224 to #163 - gingershavetrolls (01/04/2013) [-]
That's the whole idea behind Buddhism. The "reality" you speak of is a lifestyle full of values, morals and priorities given to you at birth by society. None of it is necessary for true inner peace or enlightenment (which is the ultimate goal for any Buddhist).

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
#211 to #163 - anonymous (01/04/2013) [-]
User avatar #176 to #163 - alexwise (01/04/2013) [-]
Maybe... maybe...
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