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Everything posted by Carl-Richard

  1. I've heard all of their songs way too many times
  2. Porcupine Tree is my favorite band I love metal at the gym, but my taste has gotten mellower over time, leaning more towards rock/jazz.
  3. Incredible explanation of how telepathy is a "visual language" in the first 15 minutes. Psychedelics increase the awareness of changes in face, body, emotions and context (visual aspects of communication) to such an extent that telepathy (communication without deliberate signalling) is possible. In other words, the increased ability to empathize (to "feel the other") melts the interpersonal boundaries into a shared experience. It's not so much an ethereal transmission of thoughts as a synchronous cognitive construction caused by the increased fidelity of stimuli/perception and similar dictionary units (hence why friends and relatives are better at telepathy than strangers -- and empathy for that matter).
  4. In theory, technology is not simply a product of human brains. It's a product of geology, climate, flora and fauna, culture etc.
  5. Ahh I see. I had some intuition about that but I'm a bit dense πŸ˜‚. So you don't get an average score by being placed in the middle of the distribution, but it nevertheless tells you about your placement in that distribution.
  6. Acting like a normal human: not going too long without food, overeating, creating tension in the body, subpar posture, don't sit too still, keep your mind occupied at all times. The worst part about this is that I always feel resistance against fully immersing myself in a song or a movie, and feeling emotionally detached. It's not good for my health. The way I describe it is that a normal human maintains their sense of self by having a natural resistance to some things but less to others (which they're not conscious of and don't have to think about), meanwhile I have to maintain a steady baseline of resistance which is generally much weaker and has less fluctuations but which doesn't allow me to have deep, discriminate passion for particular things (which used to be music and guitar). Because what happens when I get too immersed in guitar playing, I start sliding down the path of ego death πŸ˜”
  7. Gotta say there is a great diversity of interpretations of the results πŸ˜‚ A score of 2.1 is an average score, not "50% above average" (whatever that means).
  8. I was given the choice during an university lecture 1.5 years ago, or rather it jumped up behind me and tried to force me into submission, but I kept holding on, really hard. I spent a full year of silently struggling to regain a sense of self, and I'm still on unstable grounds. Basically, the choice you felt you were given and had to turn down in fear, for some it's not just a choice -- it's a reality. What you said, "May I one day have the courage to give up my own will for God's. This is the ultimate act of faith.", resonates with me deeply. This is my quest.
  9. @IAmReallyImportant Again, no idea what you're talking about
  10. You're not average just because you fall within the green area. You have to take all the data into account to determine the average, which means it will actually be somewhere outside the green area.
  11. If you score higher than 50% of people on either metric, that means you're exactly average compared to the rest of the test takers. I have no idea what you're talking about though.
  12. The percentage says exactly what it says. I don't see what is so hard about it πŸ˜‚
  13. You're average if you score higher than 50% of people, which seems to be about 2.5. Higher than 50% of people also means lower than 50% of people
  14. I wonder how the conservatives parse their freedumb stance on vaccines with the draft in the Selective Service: "all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service to be drafted if needed". We're somehow fine with putting individual lives in danger to protect the country against a military threat, but when it comes to protecting ourselves against a pathogen, it suddenly becomes so abstract and complex.
  15. ...very postmodern
  16. It's not that surprising, because there are still many unvaccinated people. They lifted all restrictions in June, and the delta variant is still a thing.
  17. πŸ˜‡
  18. On a second thought, he might just be a very inquisitive and agreeable Green. Nevertheless, he was very fun to talk to. What struck me as Yellow in him was his non-dogmatic feel, like he wasn't pushing a particular contracted perspective. He is in one of my psychology courses at a Norwegian university
  19. I think I found a random Yellow person today (either that, or my mind is just starved from talking to intuitives). We talked for an hour about metaphysics, epistemology, holism, collectivist vs. individualist societies, ideological lenses, integrating different perspectives, trauma, Freud, Jung, Plato, cognitive theory, karma, personal relationships, the relativity of perspectives, Eastern vs. Western religions, theology vs. mysticism, near-death experiences, psychedelics.
  20. You can't Neil deGrasse Tyson this shit.
  21. Then again, they say childbirth is the greatest thing you can ever experience. Is it really a punishment?
  22. Yes. It's infinitely inclusive. Why not both? It's infinitely inclusive. The end of suffering is when you realize that not suffering is not better than suffering.