Life Philosophy

L (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago

Hi,

I wrote a Life Philosophy a while back, aiming to provoke some thought. I have yet to share it with many people. If you have some spare time and an interest in this area, you might enjoy reading it. You can find it by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. Please let me know your thoughts, criticisms, or whatever you might have to say – I’d love to know.

This seems a great place to possibly meet some like minded people; HighExistence is a genuinely good idea.

http://www.larromba.com/content/Life%20Philosophy.pdf

Thanks,
Lee.

Peace, love and music.

February 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm
wayner (6) (@wayner) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

My personal life philosophy is to be alive. Be alive in everything you do whether it be going to your job, venturing into nature, be alive in it. I enjoyed some of the points that you made and it will give me something to ponder. Enjoyed it man.

Wayner

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L (10) (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@wayner, I agree, being alive in whatever you do can only be a positive thing.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Joe (10) (@bluescream) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Well written, the quotes are well chosen and a nice way to help illustrate your point.

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Eliot (5) (@eliot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Very inspiring and enjoyable read, obviously written by someone who has seen deeply into life. Well done.

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L (10) (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@bluescream, @eliot, Thank you for the positive comments – it’s great motivation to write more.

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L (10) (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@eliot, great picture by the way

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Ed (40) (@orange) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@larromba, Totally Groovy doood! :P I’m not sure about the whole belief thing, I have no beliefs. I see what I see, I smell what I smell ect.. but I don’t have a belief that it’s there, I simply perceive it. For example, I don’t believe that America has a fucked up government, that just seems to be the clear case. If anything is possible, how can you believe in something? Perhaps I’m misinterpreting your definition of belief, what do you mean by belief?

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Eric (59) (@eric0127) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I would like to say, I just finished the “free thinker” portion of the writing and am scared how similar our views are.

I actually try to open my friends minds up to new and different ways of thinking and, as you noted, the new, strange view point is shot down and argued against.

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L (10) (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@orange, Hi Ed – that’s an interesting point, thanks. In this part of the text, what I’m essentially trying to explain that once you’ve managed to think freely, are starting to figure out what life is about for yourself, and understand your situation to the best of your ability, you should believe in yourself and not doubt the things you think and feel, if you think and feel that is the right thing to do.

Lets take your point whereby you state that you trust your senses, but don’t necessarily believe in them, which I can understand. If we argue that your senses and your internal experience of these senses are your only real sense of the reality around you, then consider this crude example: you’re looking at a great view that you think is beautiful; you don’t know why, but it makes you happy. You’re standing with a friend who tells you that what you’re looking at doesn’t really exist and that beauty is only an illusion, so it shouldn’t make you happy. If we imagine you’re at a point in your life where you think freely, have figured out that looking at seemingly beautiful things is what you live for, and that you don’t care weather or not reality does or doesn’t exist – then it should not matter what your friend thinks, as you trust (or believe) in the happiness you feel, in yourself; you shouldn’t need to let your friend change your opinion, it’s what you have chosen to live for – and perhaps the beauty you see is something that only you feel, unique to you in the entirety of existence, so if you didn’t believe in yourself, and let someone easily convince you otherwise, would it still exist?

In this point I’m trying to explain that, for example, if you have chosen to feel it’s okay to not believe in anything, then there’s no one out there, other than yourself, who can change this viewpoint, if you believe it. The point of the ‘believe’ section is to explain that all of us have the freedom to enjoy and think about whatever we choose, if we are spending time freeing ourselves from what might be other people’s opinions by a process of constant reevaluation.

Arguably it does sound strange that if anything is possible, then how can you believe, but maybe this is something you clearly see and understand, so there’s nothing wrong believing in yourself enough to keep believing in the point you’re making.

I hope this helps to answer your question.
Lee.

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L (10) (@larromba) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@eric0127, Thanks – I’m glad we share a similar viewpoint. Yes, it’s something I experience too. However, all I can think is that sometimes people need time to devour what you say; maybe it attacks the very essence of their nature, or maybe it digs up a part of them they’re not yet ready to face. It might just be that some people prefer to contemplate in depth about the context of what you say in private, in their own time.

Either way, I try to appreciate that other people might not want to explore more than what they’re comfortable with; it’s their choice and as such it can feel inappropriate to force it. It doesn’t hurt to try though.

Sometimes when you feel in the minority with something, it can hinder the enthusiasm you have for it, but I’d suggest not to let that happen; there are often a multitude of people in the world who will reciprocate the way you feel; it’s just a matter of finding them.

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Ed (40) (@orange) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@larromba, Yes.

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