RichardY

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  1. High Neuroticism: High sensitivity to pain, but as has often been said "no pain, no gain". Can see various portraits of continental philosophers some like Nietzsche and Schopenhauer don't look very happy, in pain even. A sloth: Very low sensitivity to pain, looks very mellow, only comes down from the trees to take a crap. Matthew 6 :34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Pop Eye or Shaolin? Apparently if someone is tortured they'll eventually give into the pain and become very relaxed and contented, have heard of a few events. "At which point you are supposed to kill them."(..as the torturer) - Alan Watts. Scary Movie 2 "please lord help me to release this demon."
  2. Not really negative thinking, as all thinking is positive. But from a depressive side I can understand. I guess there is diminishing returns with forums. Do you do anything else to learn or add to your knowledge? I mean there is a lot of books out there you can read etc Blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang I look into the sky (the love you need ain't gonna see you through) And I wonder why (the little things you planned ain't comin' true) Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight ELO - Telephone Line.
  3. I think if the absolute truth were easily accessible, it would be something like Raiders of the Lost Ark. I guess the Ark is a symbol for Absolute Truth. The whole Descarte Dualism about the primacy of experienced reality i.e is there another layer of reality, brain in a vat scenario. I resolve by going with the primacy of consciousness, with matter and animals exhibiting different levels of consciousness. The Dualism of reality argument also implies infinite regress which would also have to be accepted, as well as the Euthyphro scenario (whether the gods love the pious because it is the pious, or whether the pious is pious only because it is loved by the gods). Instead of just being. Psychologically though I think most people act as though Dualism is actual, Yes or No, Choice, Personal Freewill, Determinism etc.
  4. Yeah can't personally really relate much to intense pain. Maybe answering the question. Who are you baring the Pain for, might help and Why? I've noticed that when I've cut my leg on a thorn and not noticed, I've felt no pain (clean cut). But seeing the wound provides a simulated pain and throbbing. FOLLOWING VIDEO IS PRETTY GRAPHIC.
  5. Poverty. Death will come when it will come. But, poverty is more soul destroying for lack of better words at the moment. Poverty is not equal to being poor, I think with being poor you have some awareness.
  6. Businessman or Entrepreneur? If going down the Entrepreneur route how can someone be enterprising? Over half the companies in Spain have no employees, so probably small business or tradesmen.
  7. May sound odd, but I was thinking about how Unicorns are perhaps a projection of non-duality. A Devil often has 2 horns(Dualism) and sometimes a pitchfork perhaps representing choice. Makes me think a bit of the film "Legend" with Tom Cruise. Horses are often seen as symbols of the unconscious(In Jungian Psychology), whether it's a Trojan horse, or The horsemen of the Apocalypse. I wonder what symbols/projections Native Americans may use and whether it would be possible to work back somehow from the projection or no longer project. Also a thought occurred in whether the Right Brain comes up with things and the Left Brain Rationalises(as part of a larger system, perhaps Egoic) after the fact. Like in the Movie the Matrix Reloaded. Where the Oracle says, that you already have made the choice, I'm here to help you understand why you made it.
  8. @default identityI do to, at least I still act like I do, though conceptually, things seems to unravel. Makes me think of a quote from a Star Trek movie The Final Frontier "I need my pain". I wonder if anyone has any ideas on Ego inflation? Late where I am, so signing off.
  9. I believe that the pitchfork of the Devil is actually a symbol for choice(fork in the road) , when in fact there is none, this is not Determinism however.
  10. @B Clear Strangely I was thinking about NLP and the Subconscious yesterday. A similarity between NLP and "Snow White" occurred to me with the "Magic Mirror on the Wall " often said as "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall". Another similarity between Narcissus, the pool of water and Echo. http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/10/the_story_of_narcissus.html Trust - involves an element of vulnerability, though not recklessness. I wonder what the distinction between trust and naivety would be? Theta Healing - Is that like Anaesthesia? How does that heal? Ayn Rand Objectivism and the Subconscious."The Virtue of Selfishness" Didn't go too well for her later in life. I believe the Freudian Unconscious model is the far more accurate, as opposed to the Subconscious. Few thoughts, not really sure how to structure them more thoroughly. Maybe there's an agony aunt or someone you can correspond with, sometimes being alone, is not really being alone.
  11. @Alexo45 If you managed to quit smoking, start going to the gym and eat healthy. Maybe you should stick with what works, i.e grounding yourself in your body. Instead of studying your life purpose go more at it from a discovery angle, field trip, road trip, something practical.
  12. "Vulnerability" and Distraction. The Mask, The Truman Show, Liar Liar. Not saying he is necessarily like that in everyday life, but why act all the time on TV as well.