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Apr
27th
2018

A Treatise on Friendship by Cicero · 1:44am Apr 27th, 2018

When you struggle to come up with new ideas, it can help to go back to the beginning. And here is one of the best philosophical treatises on friendship by Cicero, one of the greatest statesmen and orators of all time. Within these pages are truths universal to all beings that feel friendship, and may aid your own story writing or just living in life day to day.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2808/2808-h/2808-h.htm

Indeed, to quote Cicero himself:

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Mar
21st
2018

Immortality for and adventurer (Philosophy) · 11:02pm Mar 21st, 2018

Good afternoon! Welcome back to Skywards Swords bar and in!
I hope you all are having a fantastic day today in Equestria.... Or it's wasteland. Tonight on the menu is a little something personal I created late one night, admittedly in a bout of intense insomnia. So consider this an experimental brew of inspiration. It didn't help I was getting that adventuring itch with no means to quench it. In any case, hope you enjoy.

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Oct
21st
2017

On the state of my soul · 1:53pm Oct 21st, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was idly scrolling through my usual feed of news, chatter and nonsense, and saw a headline:

Neo-nazi mauled by lion

I didn't read the article - I had no desire to know more details. But what arrested me was my reaction to seeing this headline: for a brief moment, I laughed. It was over in less than a second as the horrible reality of what the headline was saying reasserted itself, but that reaction has been bugging me ever since.

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Report Shrink Laureate · 257 views · #philosophy
Feb
3rd
2017

Heat death · 5:06am Feb 3rd, 2017

Scientists still don't know for sure where our universe is going. And, unless magic results from currently undiscovered forces, Equestria's universe clearly differs from our own. But the current prevailing theory for the end of our universe is heat death: energy equally distributed everywhere. Absolute order. Maximum entropy. The universe will end cold, lifeless, and eternally inert.

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Report Lazy Gray · 143 views · #philosophy
Sep
30th
2015

Are you a human or a pony? · 10:29pm Sep 30th, 2015

I was asked this today, are you a human or a pony? I think they were fishing for a therianthropic/furry reply.

I let my fingers move on their own, as I do when I write.

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Report David Silver · 201 views · #philosophy
May
26th
2019

Essay on education from "Reclaiming the Sane Society" (2014) · 1:21pm May 26th, 2019

ISBN 978-94-6209-605-9 (paperback)
ISBN 978-94-6209-606-6 (hardback)
ISBN 978-94-6209-607-3 (e-book)

You can buy it from 40 euro at Springer. Or you you can use https://sci-hub.se

[...] schools are not producing pins, they are producing people. Therefore, what is
efficient for creating more pins in a factory may very well be inefficient for
developing educated citizens in a school. Fromm explains this phenomenon in
detail:

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Report Andrew-R · 40 views · #education #philosophy
Jun
13th
2018

A theory to infinity. (Philosophy) (Theory) · 1:19am Jun 13th, 2018

From how infinity was described to me as a child, I was told it was like an endless line of string that neither had a beginning nor an end. Although there are two obvious issues with that description, the first being that it never started, and the second assuming that the action we perceive as infinite has enough momentum or energy to sustain itself indefinitely.

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Report SkywardSword · 165 views · #Philosophy #Theory
Sep
30th
2015

Angry Rant about Effort and Presentation (also random legit rage) · 5:53pm Sep 30th, 2015

EDIT: I legit lost my freaking mind in the thread. I haven't been that angry at incompetence since my Ghost Recon 2001 days.


I just encountered a post about a person wanting to write a story. Everything about this poster screamed "never wrote a paper in his life" and, for some reason, it made me particularly angry.

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Report Verbose Mode · 227 views · #philosophy #rant
Oct
5th
2015

Some musings on life · 11:33am Oct 5th, 2015

Life truly is miraculous.
Even if you set aside the idea of a God(which is an idea I subscribe to, but not everyone does so whatevs), our bodies are comprised of around seven billion billion billion atoms, all of which collectively generate the illusion of solidity. The idea that the grouping of these lifeless pieces of matter produces consciousness, produces awareness, that's amazing.

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Report peacevic · 77 views · #Life #Philosophy
May
10th
2016

Welcome to Life® · 6:51pm May 10th, 2016

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some comments:

Lev Protter:

The fine print contains one subtle sentence: once you accept you are unable to terminate your life session.

Zylock:

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Jun
6th
2014

Human nature and other bullshit · 3:51am Jun 6th, 2014

When writers talk about what good stories should do, they almost inevitably conclude something like, "Good stories say something about what it means to be human."

The words vary little. Stories should "tells us what it means to be human," or "describe the human condition." Stories "are, in the end, always about humans."

Bullshit.

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Report Bad Horse · 1,470 views · #writing #philosophy
Apr
7th
2016

Essays Are Magic VI: Explaining "The Gift of Maud Pie" · 3:50pm Apr 7th, 2016

What really transpired in the latest episode of our beloved show, “The Gift of Maud Pie”? What was it really about? Really?

To put the answer shortly, a careful reading of the episode, especially of the logic of the gift it puts forward, offers some intriguing perspectives into pony psychology, which, as must be obvious, is nothing short of anthropomorphic – thus of utmost relevance to ourselves.

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Report stanku · 294 views · #gift #philosophy
Oct
19th
2018

Inspired by Stanku: Cruelty in Fiction and why it upsets Readers so much · 2:36pm Oct 19th, 2018

This is a response to Stanku's blog post in which he comments on his experiences after posting fiction which included sexual violence with pornographic intent. Stanku argued that talking of such a thing as cruelty in fiction does not make sense, since the entity subjected to these cruel acts is not a real one. The response got a bit long, and i

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Report 00_02 · 97 views · #Philosophy #Writing
Oct
1st
2017

Monthly Musing · 3:32pm Oct 1st, 2017

Thought without action is listless. Action without thought is chaotic. Thoughtful action is visionary.

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May
22nd
2016

The Keys of Harmony · 8:40pm May 22nd, 2016

In the season four finale, six objects became keys to the seed-chest of the Tree of Harmony, which yielded the Rainbow of Light and defeated Lord Tirek. He had gained his powers by stealing the inherent magics of the ponies of Equestria, which included their Cutie Marks.

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Nov
14th
2015

I'm a burly dude with a spoon... · 9:58am Nov 14th, 2015

and I just got hit with a shovel. This is more for me than for anyone else, just to remind me about a thought I had.

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Aug
7th
2015

This is a blog. · 12:27am Aug 7th, 2015

Hello, this is my first blog post! So I'm working on a story called The One Who Would Do Anything For Love. It features our favourite shapeshifting parasites and is pre episode 100. So what is Queen Chrysalis planning? Who will save the day? Does my bum look big in this? And should I grow a beard? You'll find out in an indefinite amount of time. Sorry, but no definite dates. Just expect this before the 20th of this month.

Jul
1st
2020

Just horsejoke · 12:18am July 1st

AS found by "Dangerous minds" facebook group. You might also want to check WTF Art Lab

Awfully re-compressed jpeg (jpeg is loosy compression scheme, but smaller, .png and some versions of webP and heif are lossless and smaller, but not everyone can create/see them)

Aug
3rd
2015

Blathering Philosopher · 6:53pm Aug 3rd, 2015

I'm taking a metaphysics course at the moment. This is the branch of philosophy devoted to... Well, actually, one of the first conundra posed in the class is how to characterize metaphysics. So yeah. In any case, I just wanted you all to appreciate just what I'm studying/putting up with at the moment:

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Jun
7th
2020

The Foalcon Question · 9:35pm June 7th

We've been thinking on and around this subject pretty much our entire creative careers, so it's inevitable that we'd decide to try and talk about it eventually.

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Report darf · 735 views · #foalcon #philosophy #question #le
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