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This should answer your question SolarCross.
SolarCross wrote:I am not watching that right now because I am listening to viking music but I have seen it before. The makers of the videos are suffering from misanthropy, is this the character trait you think is typical of humans? There is a lot misanthropy going around lately but taking the broad view I don't see that as a normal or classic human character trait. It is more like a disease of the soul and I think it may even have non-human origins.
SolarCross wrote: What is our species character?
SolarCross wrote:...is this the character trait you think is typical of humans?
Sivad wrote:"the gap between a Plato or a Nietzsche and the average human is greater than the gap between the chimpanzee and the average human."
Potemkin wrote:I would dispute that. The possession of language and the ability to think symbolically is a huge advantage which even the dullest human possesses over even the brightest chimpanzee. After all, a human can read Plato or Nietzsche, which no chimpanzee can do. Whether they understand them or not is, of course, another matter. But nonetheless they can at least read them. Lol.
Sivad wrote:That doesn't actually dispute it, it doesn't really even address it. I agree with you that the gap between the average person and a chimp is quite large, what Mackey is saying is that the gap between the average person and "the true artist, the saint, the philosopher" is even larger.
Potemkin wrote:"Even larger"? By what metric?
Sivad wrote::lol: When the real natural adepts use words like "profane" "blind" "dead" they're not just like gratuitously insulting the masses, they're offering an invaluable truth to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Potemkin wrote:Ah, I see. So you're one of the Ascended Ones then...?Yes, I am.
Potemkin wrote:Ah, I see. So you're one of the Ascended Ones then...?
Potemkin wrote:Jolly good.This is a screenshot. Fall of 2014 I had an experience. Searched online, couldn't find a narrative to match the experience. Went through medical journals, couldn't find a scientific report to match the experience. Moreover, since my experience, I've gained (I don't know if gained is the proper word to express what I think is accumulating over time) forms of extra-sensory perception (precognition, lucid dreams, strong intuition, reading situations-people-animals, etc). What's most curious about my experience is the fact that I have a witness and co-experiencer... We experienced the same thing at the same time... Total loss of reality, akin to ego death. I know you'll laugh it off and say the usual, but no drugs were involved...
RhetoricThug wrote: What's most curious about my experience is the fact that I have a witness and co-experiencer... We experienced the same thing at the same time... Total loss of reality, akin to ego death. I know you'll laugh it off and say the usual, but no drugs were involved...
Everything dissolved, could see bright white-ness... I could see my buddy (remember, this occurred to both of us simultaneously), but I didn't know who I was or who he was, I/we felt comfortable though. The only definable form was his body which looked like a black energetic silhouette. When reality returned, we immediately recognized something had occurred. We didn't know how much time had passed during our anomalous incident.
SolarCross wrote:Of course human beings are highly individually variable so each individual has a unique character so one may wonder how one can evaluate the average or typical character of humans as a whole species. Many other animals are also individually variable but we can recognise the baseline character of the species, for example we might recognise that cats are playful and ruthless. Rabbits are timid and gregarious amongst their own. So it should be for own species homo sapiens. What is our species character? I think curiosity is a major character trait. What else?
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