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    How should life be?

    If you were a god, how would you design reality?

    I would put sentient beings everywhere.
    Permit freewill.
    Encourage love, peace, and happiness.

    Be seen and heard but untouchable.

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    Life should be 30% sleep, 30% work and 30% play


    NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telstra View Post
    Life should be 30% sleep, 30% work and 30% play
    That adds up to 90%.

    What should we do with the 10% left?
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    10% cum ....


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    10% cum ....
    Testra, May I please trade 10% of my work time for 10% more cum time? If I can, let's go out and play.
    See how beautiful we are and blessed, too. Together we are excellent.

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    That adds up to 90%.

    What should we do with the 10% left?
    I'm guessing it's paperwork.

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    Serious replies would be a bit of downer. So, we joke.
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    The worst thing...is not energy depletion, economic collapse, conventional war, or the expansion of totalitarian governments. As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired in a few generations. The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.--e.o. wilson

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    Life is what we make it to be when living it as if it ends tomorrow.

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    It seems to me that the question assumes that life should be different. Would anyone say it should not be any different? That life is just fine the way it is?

    I think most will think that, yes, life should be different.

    Should it be just a little different than it is?

    Or a lot different?
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    You, and me, are different...yet, share much in common.

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    Perspective informs us that life is often viewed through different, and differing lenses..so to speak:

    This short video clip sheds some light on perspective:


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    Re: How should life be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Narvin View Post
    If you were a god, how would you design reality?

    I would put sentient beings everywhere.
    Permit freewill.
    Encourage love, peace, and happiness.

    Be seen and heard but untouchable.
    I would forget I were Me and roam forlorn a plaything amongst My own creations.
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    I think it is exactly as it should be....

    It is a plane of existence that is necessary to experience and evolve in order to reach another plane....

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    ^But what do you think about thalidomide babies, baboons tearing apart live antelopes, Dr. Mengele, harlequin ichthyosis, serial rapists, stuff like that? Would you say Pol Pot's killing fields are a feature of the world exactly as it should be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    ^But what do you think about thalidomide babies, baboons tearing apart live antelopes, Dr. Mengele, harlequin ichthyosis, serial rapists, stuff like that? Would you say Pol Pot's killing fields are a feature of the world exactly as it should be?
    I think everything is a yin/yang...has polar opposites.....

    Nature has surprises....abnormalities....some are good...others not so good....but I don't think you can have one without the other....

    If we want a paradise...we can have one..or work toward one..but a paradise will include the good, the bad..and the ugly....

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    ^I respect your point of view, but I don't share it. I think that life should be different, and even dramatically so. I imagine a world entirely without Pol Pot, a world never having known him or his ilk, and believe that's a solid way life "should" be. We should even enjoy lives in paradise. Or, failing that, we should in the very least not suffer all the agonies we do: dumbness, cruelty, hunger, cold, pain, filth, want, etc.
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    All is a matter of perspective. Every coin has two sides. Without "The Bad", we would have nothing to reflect, and allow us to discern, "The Good".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyanimal View Post
    All is a matter of perspective. Every coin has two sides. Without "The Bad", we would have nothing to reflect, and allow us to discern, "The Good".
    Must the bad be proportional to the good in your estimation? That is, must the amount of joy and virtue equal the amount of horror and despair? Or, is it possible that there could be an abundance of goodness, and only a little bit of bad?

    Are you saying we couldn't know what happiness and virtue are, for example, without having known the holocaust?
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    ^ Without the Dark we would not realize that Light is its exception. We would not have the concept of Night vs. Day. It would just be Night, or Day, all the time, and we wouldn't know there was a difference.

    As for Good vs. Evil, I do not hold there has to be a 50/50 split to appreciate the contrast. It's simply that without one, we wouldn't comprehend the other.

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    ^I respect your point of view, but I don't share it. I think that life should be different, and even dramatically so. I imagine a world entirely without Pol Pot, a world never having known him or his ilk, and believe that's a solid way life "should" be. We should even enjoy lives in paradise. Or, failing that, we should in the very least not suffer all the agonies we do: dumbness, cruelty, hunger, cold, pain, filth, want, etc.
    I see the Earth Plane as one of seven planes of existence..the third one. I believe that in order to evolve to the next plane we go through many lifetimes and in the process we are newborns/young/mature and old souls...sometimes transcendental souls are needed to help with roadblocks...

    I also believe that in order to evolve we MUST have free will.....

    I also believe that God and the Devil are spirits and both reside in everyone....and Mother Nature and the Planet itself and every living thing from rocks to plants to animals have spirit and life force and we constantly have to negotiate a path forward..and each new path has special challenges and rewards...

    I believe in balance..some people call it karma...but with balance....it isn't good or bad..it is just is what it is....

    The enemy of paradise inside and outside of ourselves is IMAGE. Images can be very dangerous....and the seed of most everything wrong with our planet....and we all help create and sustain them and they will eventually capture us as they have in the past. Images of truth..of beauty...of knowledge....pretty much everything. We are all part of a group thought plane of existence..until the end when we either evolve or don't.

    For instance...who is to say the person who is born without limbs isn't the most beautiful soul alive?...and the one we all bow to as the most beautiful image isn't the ugliest soul alive? Perhaps the one born without limbs is here to teach the value of seeing things with your soul instead of with your conditioned eyes....

    ...and I do mean perhaps...

    I could go on for pages...but in the end...it is just what I believe and I am not really a fan of trying to make anyone else believe what I do. The free will thing though.....it is my bottom line.....my foundation....

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    Re: How should life be?

    It seems like there is an idea that life could not be any different.

    Is this world of agony the world as it necessarily must be?

    If this is the way the world must be, why must it be this way?

    Or is it possible that things could be different?

    (I think things could be different, I think.)
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    ^^ eastofeden



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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    It seems like there is an idea that life could not be any different.

    Is this world of agony the world as it necessarily must be?

    If this is the way the world must be, why must it be this way?

    Or is it possible that things could be different?

    (I think things could be different, I think.)
    Anything is possible...but from my POV...free will must be part of the equation.....

    As for images...I will use the Image of Success to give an example...

    Some of the brightest bulbs and most intelligent and SUCCESSFUL HUMAN BEINGS with kick ass bright and vibrant souls and beautiful spirits I have met have been homeless or considered crazy...or ugly....and one might feel bad for them when they actually are far more successful than the people feeling bad for them in pretty much every way.

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    ^^ zoltanspawn

    I do not hold there has to be a "Must". There are always exceptions if only we manage to see them, and take action to alter that which we may be presented with in order to make it what we would prefer.

    I do believe in Free Will.

    However, it is up to us to Exercise it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastofeden View Post

    Some of the brightest bulbs and most intelligent and SUCCESSFUL HUMAN BEINGS with kick ass bright and vibrant souls and beautiful spirits I have met have been homeless or considered crazy...or ugly....and one might feel bad for them when they actually are far more successful than the people feeling bad for them in pretty much every way.
    From all of my experiences I can only agree.

    "Success" is only a matter of perception. And, can often be wrong when it comes to what Really matters.
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    Zoltanspawn.....here is an excerpt from a man I consider my guru...I have followed him my entire adult life...I LOVE this man....and this excerpt might help explain better what I meant above...and maybe answer your question about what has to be ....or must or must not be...

    When an old tree in the rain forest dies and topples over, it takes a long time to decompose. As it does, it becomes host to new saplings that use the decaying log for nourishment.

    Picture yourself sitting in the forest gazing upon this scene. How do you describe it? Would you dwell on the putrefaction of the fallen tree while ignoring the fresh life sprouting out of it? If you did, you'd be imitating the perspective of many modern storytellers, especially the journalists and novelists and filmmakers and producers of TV dramas. They devoutly believe that tales of affliction and mayhem and corruption and tragedy are inherently more interesting than tales of triumph and liberation and pleasure and ingenuity.

    Using the juggernaut of the media and entertainment industries, they relentlessly propagate this covert dogma. It's not sufficiently profound or well thought out to be called nihilism. Pop nihilism is a more accurate term. The mass audience is the victim of this inane ugliness, brainwashed by a multibillion-dollar propaganda machine that in comparison makes Himmler's vaunted soul-stealing apparatus look like a child's backyard puppet show. This is the engine of the phenomena I call the global genocide of the imagination.

    At the Beauty and Truth Lab, we believe that stories about the rot are not inherently more captivating than stories about the splendor. On the contrary, given how predictable and ubiquitous they are, stories about the rot are actually quite dull. Obsessing on evil is boring. Rousing fear is a hackneyed shtick. Wallowing in despair is a bad habit. Indulging in cynicism is akin to committing a copycat crime.

    Most modern storytellers go even further in their devotion to the rot, implying that breakdown is not only more interesting but far more common than breakthrough, that painful twists outnumber vigrous transformations by a wide margin. That's just absurd disinformation. Entropy does not dominate the human experience. Even factoring in the misery in parts of Africa and the Middle East, the Global Bad Nasty Ratio never exceeds 50 percent. And here in the West, where most of you reading this live, the proportion is lower. Besides that, the fact is that a vast majority of the people on this planet love to be alive, and the preponderance of their experience is a YES, not a NO.

    Still, we at the Beauty and Truth Lab are willing to let the news media fill up half their pages and airwaves and bandwidths with poker-faced accounts of decline and degeneration, misery and destruction. We can tolerate a reasonable proportion of movies and novels and TV dramas that revel in pathology. But we also demand EQUAL TIME for stories about integrity and joy and beauty and bliss and renewal and harmony and love. That's all we ask: a mere 50 percent.

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    I'm not super educated about free will. My understanding of it is that the notion began with Augustine as an answer to the problem of Evil (which I'm raising here) and has lived a vibrant life since, in Christendom. The issue of free will doesn't really come up in the East, because there the problem of Evil doesn't loom as large.

    • If life could be different (better)
    • shouldn't it be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    I'm not super educated about free will. My understanding of it is that the notion began with Augustine as an answer to the problem of Evil (which I'm raising here) and has lived a vibrant life since, in Christendom. The issue of free will doesn't really come up in the East, because there the problem of Evil doesn't loom as large.

    • If life could be different (better)
    • shouldn't it be?
    Well...you have to define better..that is free will..and you should work as individuals or groups to make "better" happen...another act of free will...

    My use of free will is about evolution ...not really a Christian thing for me...

    The way I often sum it up...I can be part of the problem or part of the solution...

    The thing is..I have to define each one..the problem and the solution..and my definition of one or both might/will vary with different people....

    ..which leads me to another thing I believe...being true to yourself. I think it is essential...to be true to who you are. That is the ultimate exercise as an individual in free will.

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    Rather than the question "How should life be?", I think it would be more appropriate to ask, "How great can we make life be?"
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    ^That's a positive response while always being aware that life has its own ideas, when we are making our plans.

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    ^ Life happens while we're busy with other things.

    All the more reasons to ... No Matter What ... Seriously ...

    Keep Smilin'!!
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    Gentlemen, let's not let all this cheerfulness about things get out of hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    Gentlemen, let's not let all this cheerfulness about things get out of hand!
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    There is alot of beauty all around us...and inside of ALMOST each one of us...if we want to see it.

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    It is my duty to remind us that children are tortured to death on a regular basis. Moreover, this is the nature of our world, that such terrible things are a standard feature of our situation.

    We may respond with courage and levity--indeed we probably should--but the fact remains.

    Sometimes, I think we can be too quick to seek our anodyne against that fact, when it is worth regarding in itself.

    I think Buddha does a good job of recognizing this. Before moving on to consider origins, means and ends of the problem, he simply states it: life is imperfect. This is the first noble truth of four, preached in his first sermon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telstra View Post
    Life should be 30% sleep, 30% work and 30% play
    My response is not a joke if you think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    It is my duty to remind us that children are tortured to death on a regular basis. Moreover, this is the nature of our world, that such terrible things are a standard feature of our situation.

    We may respond with courage and levity--indeed we probably should--but the fact remains.

    Sometimes, I think we can be too quick to seek our anodyne against that fact, when it is worth regarding in itself.

    I think Buddha does a good job of recognizing this. Before moving on to consider origins, means and ends of the problem, he simply states it: life is imperfect. This is the first noble truth of four, preached in his first sermon.
    Imperfection encourages improvement by learning from our experiences.

    You are correct to remind us that each of us is flawed, and none more so, than I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    ^I respect your point of view, but I don't share it. I think that life should be different, and even dramatically so. I imagine a world entirely without Pol Pot, a world never having known him or his ilk, and believe that's a solid way life "should" be. We should even enjoy lives in paradise. Or, failing that, we should in the very least not suffer all the agonies we do: dumbness, cruelty, hunger, cold, pain, filth, want, etc.
    If I were God I would want a perfect world for mankind as you said without suffering. It is true that to know that things were good, we would have to intrinsically know about bad but without having to suffer it. More or less a Garden of Eden with knowledge. However, I know that this is an ideal and perhaps not practical.

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    ^ Without the Dark we would not realize that Light is its exception. We would not have the concept of Night vs. Day. It would just be Night, or Day, all the time, and we wouldn't know there was a difference.

    As for Good vs. Evil, I do not hold there has to be a 50/50 split to appreciate the contrast. It's simply that without one, we wouldn't comprehend the other.

    I always hope for an overabundance of virtue and happiness.
    Hmmm... this sounds familiar... where have I heard it? Oh yeah, Bob Ross.

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    ^ Who's Bob Ross?
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    Success is always in the process of making our life worth living, when sharing our abundance with those in need.

    “I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
    The media daily indulges our curiosity by introducing us to another success story of a celebrity winning another contest on a television reality show, with photographs testifying to the happiness of the successful contestant.

    The dozen other competitors who did not make the mark are forgotten, for they failed..or, so it appears.

    Apparent failure to make the grade is also success, for in participating in the race we succeed in overcoming our fear of failing.

    Fear will often tap us on the shoulder inviting us not to bother, reminding us that there are those who are more able, equipped with star appeal guaranteeing their success.

    Fearful of failure the seasoned traveller takes the road least travelled knowing that their journey of self discovery is the result of having the courage to start afresh each morning, to meet the sun as it travels across the sky to meet us at the end of our day.

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    From the terms, I presume that "a god" means I'm not the Creator, just a lesser being possessed of great powers over the world and is immortal.

    So... recognizing that we have terrorism and other evils, I think I'd live as a human with special advantages and fight those evils as best I could. I'd probably major in turning invasive species to dust and transforming their seeds into seeds for native plants (preferably edible yummy berries), and minoring in changing the minds of those who drive terror (with the god-equivalent of Jedi mind tricks).

    I wouldn't go about and be like Star Trek's Q and solve entire problems with a wave of my hand; people have to take responsibility.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltanspawn View Post
    It is my duty to remind us that children are tortured to death on a regular basis. Moreover, this is the nature of our world, that such terrible things are a standard feature of our situation.
    I can deal with being tortured in three primary, one secondary and three tertiary institutions... the real cruelty towards children comes from the fact that the prognosticated lifelong gainful employment to be acquired thereby is normally as fictitious as the Easter Bunny. Moreover the torture chambers must ultimately be paid for by the torturees themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harke the Boeotarch View Post
    I can deal with being tortured in three primary, one secondary and three tertiary institutions... the real cruelty towards children comes from the fact that the prognosticated lifelong gainful employment to be acquired thereby is normally as fictitious as the Easter Bunny. Moreover the torture chambers must ultimately be paid for by the torturees themselves.
    I think you're really talking about cruelty towards adolescents -- children rarely have any concern about gainful employment, lifelong or otherwise.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    I think you're really talking about cruelty towards adolescents -- children rarely have any concern about gainful employment, lifelong or otherwise.
    They tell em to cooperate so as to attain the latter from a real early age.

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