Believing the idea of what ought to be in the face of reality is the cause of all suffering.
Cut the chatter Red 2.
Charles never progressed past "freshman in college" thoughts.
"Without an idea, a counter thought, a concept of how things ought to be, you can not love this world we live and die in."
This is absolutely, utterly, completely incorrect. The earliest primitive religions were universally affirming of existence, despite existence at that time being particularly nasty and unpleasant. What could early humans do, aside from accepting and embracing their short, bloody lives?
It was only with the emergence of Jainism and life-negating mythology, as well as the mutability of Zoroastrianism, that societies storytellers attempted to resist or repair the world around them.
Star Wars sucks. It's not like it was as big as The Breakfast Club or anything.
believing in "Star Wars", Dungeons and Dragons, Britney Spears, Christianity it is all fantasy and manipulating you in some demented way.
"free yourself and the rest will follow"
The kingdom of heaven is within, spud.
Yeah! More Mudede, philosophy, and Star Wars. These are my favorite posts.
I agree. Just like the idea of the Death Star turned out to be far superior to the reality. Cool, you think to yourself, a massive space station that can destroy planets. But then you have to spend crazy money building it, you have to isolate the designers inside the Maw so they don't spill their secrets, you have to hire like a million guys to staff and run the thing, and of course every time you actually blow away a planet the debris dings the shit out of the hull. Oh, and then a bunch of fucking teenagers in these tiny-ass little fighters just slip by all the defenses and drop a proton torpedo down one of the exhaust ports, blowing up the whole station. Christ.
The proliferation of Star Wars in our culture is owed entirely the age of its demographic more that any other factor.
#1, don't forget it's also the cause of inspiration.
I was just thinking it's been a while since we had a Mudede/Star Wars philosophy post.
Stay on target!
Luke, I am your foster brother's stepfather's roommate's best friend ...
I think it's time for a Wookie post.
"Without an idea, a counter thought, a concept of how things ought to be, you cannot love this world we live and die in."
is childish, then I want to be a child.
StarWars did give us the Force, with which we can fight L. Ron Hubbardism. That's a good thing.
It's funny, I said almost the exact same thing about Highlander to a friend the other night. I absolutely love it as a whole series, a whole idea, but if you really look at anything in particular very closely, you're going to find something to complain about, something not to like. And I can see how that's like life somehow. Good job.
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