/yu/ - All right anons, I wanna build my philosophy a little more, so please say anything about what is your belief, if you have any morals, your thoughts on them, and why do you want to keep them, or any stories on how you got those beliefs and ideas about life.

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All right anons, I wanna build my philosophy a little more, so please say anything about what is your belief, if you have any morals, your thoughts on them, and why do you want to keep them, or any stories on how you got those beliefs and ideas about life. We can also talk about what we disagree on and build it from that point.
I'll start with mine, my belief is heavily religious, like being gay is a sin and all that, my morals is to help anyone, even if it's an enemy if I can, and my thoughts on them is that I'm still learning about them, why I do want to keep them is that it has help a lot of my friends, and some family members if I can, also some people that I don't really know since I feel from my past, it has hurt me so much letting out my anger and holding on into something I see negative so much that I was keeping myself away from others, which cause me to become more lonely, even if I was enjoying it. After that, I fall into depression once I make a mistake in my life that someone shamed me for, and a second one as well. I moved on, but I learn to thank that person for that, since it cause me to want to learn about my beliefs, morals, and ideas more to make sure it fits me perfectly without hurting anyone, since it has helped me become who I am here, which got me into philosophy that also help me alot, with it causing me to find people that I really thank for helping me build my sense of care, love, and my ways of helping others, and lucky, found you guys from it. I don't care if you have different beliefs than me, since just being here meeting new people is already welcoming, it has been 7 months since I've joined, and I enjoy being here if I've been active.


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This is going to be a blessed thread, calling it now.
My personal philosophy is heavily shaped by a few figures that I admire greatly. Incidentally, most of them would be considered madmen by common folk. One of the greats is Joshua Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
As a young man, he found great success as a businessman in 1850s San Francisco. However, he found himself almost completely destitute after a swift and unfortunate change in the price of the rice he traded. In lieu of this tragedy, Norton walked off into the desert. When he finally returned roughly a year later, he promptly declared himself Emperor of the United States. He walked up to a tailor and ordered him to make some royal garments. And you know what? That's just what the tailor did.
Joshua had no money, no reputation, absolutely nothing. And yet, as far as everyone was concerned, Norton was indeed emperor. Policemen saluted him as he walked by. He maintained correspondence with such figures as Queen Victoria. He was an inspiration to prominent artists such as Mark Twain, who used him as inspiration for his character The King in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Once an angry mob of rioters marched towards chinatown with blood on their minds. The Emperor stood in their path, all alone. And what did he do? Did he command them to disperse, rant and puff and turn red in the face? No. He sat in the middle of the road and simply recited the Lord's prayer. And so the mob dispersed.
When he died, as all men must, he received an emperor's funeral even though he didn't have $10 to his name. Many people make pilgrimages to the site of his burial every year. He was a legendary madman, as I hope to be.



Oh wow I never his whole story.
I don't know if it's me, but after his desert incident, I feel like he couldn't have been himself. His entire life had just been smashed into a pulp in front of his eyes, so he fled to the desert for the comfort of solitude.
When he came back and pulled off his "stunts", he had already lost a large chunk of what he had been before.

But his whole story man... the way he acted it almost feels like he was in a dream.
Like a dream where you can do whatever you want, and for once it all goes right.
He shed his shell, and just did whatever he wanted to.
He was free, but at what cost?

Just feels like a living fantasy, and yet an ominous nightmare.


My main philosophy is kinda weird? Not sure how to explain it well, but I'll try my best! I think that one of its main aspects is this "optimistic nihilism", if that makes any sense. What I mean by this is that nothing inherently has any value or meaning. But because of this, we are free to give it the meanings we choose. The fact that everything was born without meaning does not mean we are forced to keep it that way. In terms of belief, I guess I would be categorized as pantheistic. I don't really think there is some god, but if there is, I don't really care. However, I do see the universe itself as some form of holiness, but I don't really think that it's really a "god", or possesses any form of will. It's just following the laws of nature, and for that, the universe is an art. Everything follows this cosmic, mathematically perfect, beauty to it. And when I say "the universe" I don't mean just space. When I say "the universe", I mean the universe. That includes us, it includes you and me. It includes the clouds and the sky, the sun and the moon, the crisp air after a rainy day, the smell of the goods at a bakery, the sounds of the dry leaves underneath your feet, and the gently falling snow. It includes the proteins, molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, and neutrons that make up our very being. I believe that the universe is the highest form of beauty, and that we are manifestations of it. We are manifestations of nature. We were put in this world with no purpose, and left to explore the rest of it and to indulge in its beauty. To create, to destroy, to dream, and to exist. The universe is yours to give meaning to.



Yeah man. When someone cries the ole "but we're so insignificant to the universe", my internal response is just "so what?". Yes we're physically small, but our views of the universe are just as intricate as on any other scale of proportion. We're tiny in the grand scheme of things, but we don't live in the grand scheme of things. We live in our own lives. The sharp image of a lone tree on a blue sky in a field of grass; the little bright colored lights and the noticeable but ignored hum coming from our appliances during the night; animals bewildered by humans; people halfway across the globe with ideas and ambitions that you'll just never get to know.
Just so, so much we have yet to observe.

"... the more I see the less I know..."

The meaning of life is to find one ourselves.

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