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On "Pain"ful Adversity

The completeness of pain is uniquely human when coupled with our perception of time. However domestically abused the domesticated animals we exploit, the realization, the angst and suffering is intensified in the prefrontal cortex area of the human mind.

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On "Pain"ful Adversity

These are the times that try men's souls.

—Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

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On "Pain"ful Adversity

Inspired by Thomas Paine (1737-1809)'s quote, "These are the times that try men's souls". The titled responsion is...

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Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.
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The completeness of pain is uniquely human when coupled with our perception of time. However domestically abused the domesticated animals we exploit, the realization, the angst and suffering is intensified in the prefrontal cortex area of the human mind. Mind you, the simplicity of doing the harder thing is a virtue.

Dine well my friend

Inspired by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)'s quote, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well". The titled responsion is...

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Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
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Bah, bah, white sheep, have you any wool? All so that we can sleep? Well, think again! Dinner comes at a price, domesticated perhaps but this numerology makes you think. Or does it? Awareness is expandable, some say transcendental. Whichever heuristic makes sense, take advantage!

What You Think You Know, You Really Don't

Inspired by György Lukács (1885-1971)'s quote, "The highest degree of consciousness, the crassest form of 'false consciousness' always manifests itself when the conscious mastery of economic phenomena appears to be at its greatest". The titled responsion is...

György Lukács - planksip
György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and one of the founders of Western Marxism, an interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxist ideological orthodoxy of the Soviet Union.
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For Lukács, consciousness is economic manifestation. The ridiculousness of this claim is not without value. From a biological perspective, consciousness is a felt experience, and from an economic perspective its a reflection of your monetary worth to society. The former is proximal, the latter is distal, both "material" is their own respect.

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