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    Posted: January 11 2018 at 22:45
Happiness. I can experience it, but not understand it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 22:51
^ I'd say happiness is a feeling rather than a concept, so you either feel it or you don't.   That's what makes emotions different than concepts.

I'd say devout religiousness is something I struggle to fully grasp.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 23:34
Lots of happiness in Yes albums and I love it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 03:26
The less I try to compartmentalize thought, emotion, and action, and start just dealing with "states of being", the more my life flows nicely.

Happiness is a consequence of your choice of perception IMHO. It's not easy to language and very easy to misinterpret and misapply, and throw the baby out with the bathwater and conclude personal growth philosophy is all BS.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 03:28
The uncertainty principle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 03:52
I don't understand religious faith in a modern context.

I also don't understand cold fusion or quantum physics, but that's my fault I guess.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 04:10
Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

Happiness. I can experience it, but not understand it.
There is nothing to understand. Happiness is there to experience.
Most of the things that make us happy are rather nonsensical. Life is truly what you make it. 

Would it make you happier if you were able to talk to a dog while snuggling up against it...or is the notion of experiencing things that cannot be explained through normal communication simply not up to par unless you can decipher it? 
The concept of understanding anything is really overrated compared to experiencing the very same.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 10:18
Oh, I thought it was about concept-albums...

It's silly, but I don't understand the concept of sports.
Can't we have physical activities instead? It sounds less "pricky".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 10:56
I can't understand the concept of feet. I'd rather have wheels.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 11:01
The competitve attitude, that win-at-all-costs mentality.

I never had nothing to prove to anyone and many of these folks bores me to death.

and yes, I'm a loser baby.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 11:46
Oblivion.

Conscious existence, then suddenly nothing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 12:32
Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

I can't understand the concept of feet. I'd rather have wheels.

That would eliminate toe jam. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 12:33
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Oblivion.

Conscious existence, then suddenly nothing.

This. It makes me very curious about what happens after I die. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 12:38
I will never understand the concept of work being the most important thing in your life. People who choose career first is something I will never understand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 13:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 14:00
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

Oh, I thought it was about concept-albums...

It's silly, but I don't understand the concept of sports.
Can't we have physical activities instead? It sounds less "pricky".

Yes, I agree!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 15:15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 17:47
The concept of atheism is alien to my mind.  I could never personally adopt the view.

Edited by ProfPanglos - February 26 2018 at 17:50
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 04:06
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Oblivion.

Conscious existence, then suddenly nothing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 05:37
Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Oblivion.

Conscious existence, then suddenly nothing.

This. It makes me very curious about what happens after I die. 

How did you feel before you were conceived?
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