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kleeper1201

Im sorry
« on: 20 Jan 2016, 13:44:15 »
Maa maa, hullo.

Well, I haven't been online recently and I just wanna tell you the reason before it. Oh, and that I'm probably not going to be on the server as often.

This is because I'm too ambitious and too daring and too stubborn. It's because I'm tired of sitting around in a tiny insignificant nowhere with an empty skull and grand dreams. I'm too stupid, and too ambitious, too weak and too lazy. I'm going to rectify this.

I'm going to try to change myself, and my life. I'm going to spend my time studying psychology, philosophy, sciences, maths, and everything I can from the tiny library at school. I'm going to learn martial arts (well to be fair, I already am but I don't think I can face someone in real life cause I'm too slow). I want to cram my head with stuff so technical that I've never even dreamed of it, stuff that feels so wrong and rigid because I want to have a meaning. I want to have an adventure. I am tired of wasting away in a tiny place no one's ever heard of, with fantasies and dreams and demons to keep me company.

sorry for wasting your time this turned out to be a huge rant im sorry

ill still be online once a week tho for like 3 hours i guess because you're my friends and i need you all cause you're the steady factors in my life

sir_Andrew99876

Re: Im sorry
« Reply #1 on: 20 Jan 2016, 13:57:44 »
Good luck with your dreams :D.

Waterworth

Re: Im sorry
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jan 2016, 15:50:02 »
Morning,

Having dreams and ambitions are very commendable indeed, but you must recognise (we all must recognise also) that life is painfully long yet frightfully short. The goals and ambitions that one might have must be achievable and realistic otherwise we are setting ourselves up for failure and misery - We must remember that humans are not machines that can set tasks for themselves that will be completed without digression; often, we rather take serpentine and indirect paths to our goals, for the purposes of motivation and stimulation.

In other words, I would praise this lifestyle that you seek to establish, for I have a similar lifestyle and it is very rewarding (for me personally) but do not set yourself goals that are static and unmoving - this will not work, let your mind take you where it desires to go, whether this be reading, discussing, enjoying or listening. Do not delimit yourself to learning, make time for things such as interacting with your friends on the server and time for your family or whoever else you love.

Furthermore, I would say that, as a caution, confining yourself to an intellectual lifestyle like this is not healthy nor hospitable to your ambitions in life, for lack of fun, excitement and social interaction will very likely dry up the motivation you have for learning. Indeed, as Aristotle said, we are political animals, meaning that we're social creatures that desire friendship and community; as he puts it, Friendship is a necessity to the life of the good man and is the highest of the external virtues. The 'good man' is the man of study, and I would stress that he thinks that this must encompass friendship (love of, friends, family, and partners).

I can tell you from experience, 50% of my life is study and the other 50% social interaction with those I love and it seems to be working well for me, whereas the life of 100% study did not work very well for me. We can gain much from the insights of Plato and Aristotle on this subject and indeed the The Good Life, not as something that merely involves wealth or entertaining but that which seeks to understand the world in itself in addition to wealth and entertainment.

To sum up, I would say that this lump of text amounts to one thing: you have plenty of time in your life to do all the things you want to do, you are young still and you shouldn't stress yourself out about these things; that being said, you should also keep your ambitions in mind and make progress on this intellectual lifestyle you seek as life is increasingly short. But, I would tell you that you must make time for simple things such as time to play games, to talk to friends and do other things that you enjoy otherwise the whole project falls down.

I hope this helps, and if you would like me to expand on this (as I realise some of it may contain hidden Aristotelian concepts that I have neglected to mention) feel free to pm me.

Also I do apologise for the emphasis of 'man' in this, this is how Aristotle describes his views and sadly he didn't have great opinions of women.
-James
« Last Edit: 20 Jan 2016, 15:52:59 by Waterworth »

Nariaki

Re: Im sorry
« Reply #3 on: 20 Jan 2016, 16:57:03 »
Morning,

Having dreams and ambitions are very commendable indeed, but you must recognise (we all must recognise also) that life is painfully long yet frightfully short. The goals and ambitions that one might have must be achievable and realistic otherwise we are setting ourselves up for failure and misery - We must remember that humans are not machines that can set tasks for themselves that will be completed without digression; often, we rather take serpentine and indirect paths to our goals, for the purposes of motivation and stimulation.

In other words, I would praise this lifestyle that you seek to establish, for I have a similar lifestyle and it is very rewarding (for me personally) but do not set yourself goals that are static and unmoving - this will not work, let your mind take you where it desires to go, whether this be reading, discussing, enjoying or listening. Do not delimit yourself to learning, make time for things such as interacting with your friends on the server and time for your family or whoever else you love.

Furthermore, I would say that, as a caution, confining yourself to an intellectual lifestyle like this is not healthy nor hospitable to your ambitions in life, for lack of fun, excitement and social interaction will very likely dry up the motivation you have for learning. Indeed, as Aristotle said, we are political animals, meaning that we're social creatures that desire friendship and community; as he puts it, Friendship is a necessity to the life of the good man and is the highest of the external virtues. The 'good man' is the man of study, and I would stress that he thinks that this must encompass friendship (love of, friends, family, and partners).

I can tell you from experience, 50% of my life is study and the other 50% social interaction with those I love and it seems to be working well for me, whereas the life of 100% study did not work very well for me. We can gain much from the insights of Plato and Aristotle on this subject and indeed the The Good Life, not as something that merely involves wealth or entertaining but that which seeks to understand the world in itself in addition to wealth and entertainment.

To sum up, I would say that this lump of text amounts to one thing: you have plenty of time in your life to do all the things you want to do, you are young still and you shouldn't stress yourself out about these things; that being said, you should also keep your ambitions in mind and make progress on this intellectual lifestyle you seek as life is increasingly short. But, I would tell you that you must make time for simple things such as time to play games, to talk to friends and do other things that you enjoy otherwise the whole project falls down.

I hope this helps, and if you would like me to expand on this (as I realise some of it may contain hidden Aristotelian concepts that I have neglected to mention) feel free to pm me.

Also I do apologise for the emphasis of 'man' in this, this is how Aristotle describes his views and sadly he didn't have great opinions of women.
-James

Couldn't have said it better. Good luck pursuing your dreams!

WoodlandWhimsy

Re: Im sorry
« Reply #4 on: 17 Jun 2016, 15:25:32 »
Well said ww. And I just want to say...  I MISS YOU KLEEPER!!!!