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Our Thought Life

If I say “Don’t think about zebras”… you just thought about a zebra didn’t you? You probably even pictured one in your head.

If I say “Don’t think about heroin”… you just thought about heroin didn’t you? 59 more words

The Meaning of "Necessary" Versus "Contingent" Truth

There is a long history in philosophy of distinguishing between truths that are “necessary” and truths that are “contingent.”

A necessary truth represents a true statement whose negation must imply a contradiction in reality, such that the negation would be impossible. 1,579 more words

Ayn Rand

Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy

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Philosophy

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom is one of the most eloquent and beautiful stories I have been lucky enough to read. 524 more words

Book

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What is the etymology of your ancient telepathy that speaks to me in cosmic dreams across sacred seas? I want to understand the meaning behind your wordless words, the way you thought-speak with such conviction, the mind to mind sermon from your divine pulpit within the metaphysical domain. 111 more words

Poetry

Releasing Inner Demons

Deep resentments in our subconscious minds always filter out into our actions and interaction with life.
To understand these feelings, and how they shape our perception of others and ourselves, can release so much pressure.
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Writing