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I am not a man, I am a subconscious symbol.

You shall know not my name or my age, or my physical attributes that bound me to this rock. You cannot bind me to physical stereotype, as I have no body. To you, I am words. You may not know my meaning, or my intention. You will not know the context was created in, but I am here. I am neither dead nor alive. Until you catch me, I am a concept, an idea that shall live and grow in your mind whether you like it or not. I am a jester, a jester of experience. I go beyond conformity, simply because convention does not suffice. I shall go where I please, for I am the animal of thought. Dictators worst nightmare, an uncontrollable essence.

I give meaning, and take meaning away. I state what is there and what is not. I shall thrive in your conscious as you try to forget me. I shall move on to your subconscious, where I will control you. Your only chance of freedom from me, to stop me from becoming to fixation of your mind, is to embrace what I say, to follow it and temporarily relieve your duty of living.

To experience what sense, how I think and who I am, you must turn irrationally rational. You must achieve what you think, is a state of non-individuation. To come to the realization that through absolute nihilism, no things are differential, as all things are the same. They exist and have no essence. This is a state, which is beyond good and evil, beyond the comprehension of ethics, moral and religion. With no reason or teleology behind this, it is raw logic. It is a state of absolute knowledge, where rational logic can be found. To get there is harder than one might think.

You must first immerse yourself in disbelief from all superstitions, all thought methods and ideas which have been indoctrinated unto you, free your mind. Indulge yourself with your own conscious and try exploring the mind, discover yourself and prepare live life as that person. Once you have done this you are ready for realization.

Realize existence. Look into the core of reality, by realizing the absurdity of existence. With no absolute meaning, the only essence that is true is the essence that we personally give to everything around us. Look at reality through the lens of existence. Realize that existence precedes essence. That everything that exists has no meaning. That reality has a nihilistic nature. That everything that exists is without significance. You must face the daunting fact that no absolute morals exist, no ideological rules or a set way in which you must live your life. No eternal punishment and no true justice. Good things may happen to bad people, and bad things may happen to good people. This harsh and unchangeable truth may be hard to accept, but this is a qualification to reaching a state of "pure knowledge".

Now you have accepted the nihilistic nature of existence, it is time to delve deeper into the core of reality. You must realize the insignificance of everything. Through an overall meaningless of existence, pointlessness reverberates across everything within the realms of reality. Everything mental, ideological, physical, metaphysical and dialectical becomes pointless. This unification of pointlessness along with absolute nihilism means that everything becomes the same. All thoughts, events, objects become identical in meaningless. This is more accessible when you look at the whole of existence, including time, as a bubble. From the inside, where we were created with emotion and instinct, we sense every event and object differently, due to the bias and influence of our emotions on survival and memory. However, once we look from outside the bubble inwards, we notice no change, for outside the bubble, is no emotion, no bias or memory, simply raw logic. This may be hard to understand, from the perspective of subjective and egoist thought, but to go outside the bubble, one must lose all emotion, all memory and all bias. All the features which we need to survive.

Once one has successfully exited existence, another dilemma is faced. Once one leaves our individualized reality, into a state of non-individuation, since one has lost all emotion, one also looses all motivation to seek and find knowledge. However, as soon as one exits reality, automatically they perceive all knowledge instantaneously, as the fundamental principle of outside existence is raw knowledge. Furthermore, one would not note this achievement and could never return to inside existence as their purely logical thought would disallow them to. A purely logical being would not seek to gain imperfection and bias. To this I say one thing, "Hello world!"

All this you have read, is purely metaphorical in describing the identity of an anonymous entity. You shall not criticise a bodiless being. To know answers to an exam is useful, but to understand everything on the paper is priceless. People in modern society underestimate the power and value of knowledge. I may now be free in thought from freeing myself from the constraints and bounds of society, but are you?

I am not a man, but pixels on a screen. I may be white or black, short or tall, fat or thin, old or young, male or female, but it doesn't matter, because it is my words you follow, not what I am physically. I am immortal on paper, on computers. Forever I shall carry on as a thought.  I am no longer a person, I have lost my humanity, I am an idea within your mind now. How shall you release me?

I am a jester of experience; I state what I know, what I think and how I feel. Through this I state truth, the truth of being who I am.
I don't like the use of the bubble metaphor, when such metaphors are used to describe something, it isolates the reader in a way, because they think that such things are impossible to be true. Anyway I hope you enjoy it, I am slightly subjective and hopeful with this piece, be warned!
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
An interesting philosophy.
I can agree that we give meaning to things- that without our perception, things are meaningless, whether its life, love or moral principles- We exist to exist, to propagate and further that existence.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
It is through this that we survive. As animals of instinct we must individuate and give essence to everything otherwise we would not survive, we would not differentiate a hummingbird from a mountain and so forth. In order to hunt, harvest, build, advance, we learned to judge situations in order to survive, to personalize them so that we may react in a specific way. This way of thinking is irrational and impulsive. Irrationality in rationality. To understand the focus and method of existence one must lose impulsive and irrational thought, and dislocate themselves from conventional thought. They must discover raw logic.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
"we learned to judge situations in order to survive, to personalize them so that we may react in a specific way. This way of thinking is irrational and impulsive."-
How is this irrational? Through experience, we realize the difference between the mountain and hummingbird. It would be irrational and impulsive to fear the hummingbird because it is a wild animal. I would think that is the type of irrational and impulsive behavior we need to eradicate- not the judging of situations so that we may survive. Raw logic allows us to judge and assess the threat level of a hummingbird through study.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
To reach raw logic, I believe you must go further, beyond a point of observation and dependency on the senses. Raw logic exists without thought, it is not part of existence, in that we may never experience it. We can deduce some of its implications, but we can never fully conceive its power. When we look at the world through our senses, we mentally distort what is really there, for example, colour doesn't physically exist, it is a mere production of the brain. We perceive the night sky to be littered in stars, when really we simply exist among them. As long as one allows perception, memory, emotion, personal judgement to interfere with logic, then it is not raw logic, it is tampered logic, which i riddled with human thought. One must look at logic as something which existed before humans, therefore, something free of memory, emotion, ect.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Interesting. So with what you saying, since raw logic exists without thought, without humans, can it not be argued that raw logic, or pure knowledge, is what we humans perceive to be "God"?
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Well no, humans created God in their image. God supposedly has human qualities, like morality, power, ect. Pure knowledge is simply the system existence uses to remain existent. Pure knowledge is true science, it is unarguable science where everything is known and not questionable. It is the mechanics of logic, the nature of reality.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
You assume humans created God.
I was meaning more of the perception of God being all knowing, omnipotent.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Do you know how the idea of God/ gods were created? The system isn't omnipotent, it is a system, theoretical, it isn't physical. It is like an idea. It is knowledge, not something which captures and stores knowledge. It is like writing on a piece of paper, it is what it is, we interpret it in different ways due to the fact that if we sense something, we distort the facts of it. It doesn't kill or create, it simply gives context to existence. Without pure knowledge we can never fully understand the complete nature of the universe.
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
I especially liked the "hello world" reference to computing and science (I assume). Personally I believe in magic, which is very different than this even though we have similar beliefs, about absolute justice and stuff. It sounds like the bubble theory seems difficult in the same way Kantian theory is difficult: you can't escape the mechanism of thought in considering objective reality.

If we lived in the same area, I bet we would have good conversations about this haha.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Definitely aha, I tried to throw in a whole bunch of references but yea, the danger in using the bubble theory is that since it sounds so absurd and is hard to convey, when using an actual bubble to describe existence it puts people off because they know that it is impossible for reality to be a bubble as such. However, modern magic fascinates me, we should have a conversation on it anyway, don't let the absence of a physical body stop the advancement of knowledge!

True about the thought. This universe was made in ways which contain so much entrapment.
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
Ha yeah. That last sentence is a really good quote. But sure let's talk about it. I'll have to write something about it and go from there.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yea ok, sounds like a plan. A quote, by who? I just made it up. aha
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
"This universe was made in ways which contain so much entrapment." is a really good line, I meant. :D
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Oh, well thank you! :D
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Not bad. Halfway through I thought I should be back in the sixties and seventies (though I didn't exist back then.) One of my classes is going over theories right now so I know that in reality, knowing this stuff would become unimportant if society were to digress or if we were to have that apocalypse everyone has been talking about. In fact, the only important parts to my major are the movement of the human body, its components, and how our body works like a machine. That I can apply, theories can only be proven true or untrue, used to organize knowledge and depict patterns.
But if you need a necessity, does it really need patterns in it?
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You are a fan of science, as am I! It appears you enjoy the philosophical implications of science. Have you looked into the molecular parts of the body, not so long ago I helped to conduct research on finding a cure for liver cirrhosis, through a drug which was supposed to kill the scar tissue around the liver, thus curing it of the cirrhosis. However, as the drug, ABT 737 had no protein tracker, instead of specifically destroying the scar tissue, it began to destroy the normal tissue around the liver. Bad idea. Despite this, we changed it to add a protein tracker to the scar tissue and the cells that create it, but I wasn't there long enough to discover the results. In addition, I learn of the immense complexity of the body. For the liver alone, there are so many processes which go on, from a molecular level, to the liver as a whole and its communication and relationship with the rest of the body. To fine tune this detail to a polymath understanding of the body has massive implications. Despite, the grand and amazing construction of the body, there are also many flaws, just like in any machinery. An imperfect machine: The human body. In physics we discover patterns and trends, we interpret these and theorize them. However, it is the anomalies that physicists get excited about. For when an anomaly is discovered, explaining its existence is what leads to revolutionary changes and advancements in science. Like the discovery of universal expansion, the existence of dark energy, ect. They are all derived from explaining anomalies and unexplainable occurrences.
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
My major is Kinesiology and I am planning on going into Physical therapy, occupational if I cannot and holistic after since it struck my fancy into what we used to do for cures before modern medicine and how fine-tuned it has become today.
Most of my classes have overlapping themes so I know how all the body systems work on the basic chemical level and have been taught the Kreb cycle three, soon to be four, times. Each organ of the body is rather important and only lifestyle changes can make up for some of the ones we can live without but without a liver, we have trouble with insulin which will lead to higher glucose levels. The pancreas, for example, can be taken out of the body and the subject can live just fine so long as they avoid foods with high fat, even if it is good fat, because they no longer have bile storage and therefor the breakdown process is more like a scratch-card than a seek and demolish.
The human body is amazing and that is why it will probably take another fifty years at most to complete making mechanical copies of organs to use to save more lives. Labs can create an entire bladder from cells but the neurons in the brain are harder because in our lives we only make more and more connections between them, never making more. There is a certain disease, can't remember the name right now, where the growth that was originally classified as a tumor is actually the body creating more and more neurons. It will harm and eventually kill babies who have it but they take out one of the hemispheres and observe the cells and the recreation process that occurs in a blood-enriched environment. They are still in the stages of experimentation but if all goes well, there might be hope for brain damage victims.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Amazing, how the fine details all come together to create something so magnificent. I have witnessed one illness, where the connections in the brain, instead of all joining to a centre cord in the brain, there are connections from every place to every place, thus making the thought process of the person more effective. They were able to peform calculations like a machine, instantaneously.

I also find the philosophical ideas of Friedrich Engels on sythesis and analysis and it's implications. How we can break the body down into specific parts, to allow us to understand it easier, for example organs, organ syatems, ect, however, to truly understand the role and context of that specific part in the body, one must also look at the body as a whole, from a sythesis point of view.

What exactly would the occupational aspect include?

People undervalue the power of science and it's needs. They thing that little can be gained from science, unless it creates something profitable. The world we live in is too focused on power, wealth and hierarchy, than advancement and progression. All advancements and aids countries have made or given have been done, because there is something to gain, friendship with other countries, superiority, power, ect. When will the world realise that progression is made through passion for advancement, not seeking to gain something over others.
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I think education, not just science, is undervalued. We put doctors at the top of the peaking order (nothing wrong with that) but then we put the people who try to help people achieve those positions closer to the bottom.
"My child isn't doing well in school and it's because you aren't a good teacher!" As my parents would say: even if the teacher can't teach, there is still something to learn. If the kid really doesn't want to learn, they really don't want to learn. It is part of the parents' responsibility to be sure their child finds education to be important and to go to school until they can determine themselves what works for them.
We also say we, in the US, are in a race against other countries for the latest innovation and put higher priority on science and yet we reward those who do well in sciences and look down upon those who have yet to understand.
Actually, for education, watch this guy: [link]
I do agree though that many things are being treated as businesses, as a way to make more and more money. The reason I wanted to be a physical therapist was because I thought, and still am thinking, that it would be a good fit for me and it was in a field that was showing growth, not because of money. As long as my education is paid off, I can provide for a family, and every now and then get to travel, I don't care how much money I make. The people I hang out with are the same: money is just a bonus.
Some of the people who are all about the gains usually come from worlds where it is dog-eats-dog. They strive to gain because it makes them feel secure but it is becoming infections and that is why people can make money off of selling get rich quick schemes. The founder of Wal-Mart was a prime example that wealth is accumulated across a good idea, effort, and time. Heck, most of the people on DA aren't here to make money but to make art and do commissions as a way to improve themselves while also getting a little something extra. That I don't mind at all. Why can't real life be like that anymore?
Oh, and occupational aspects of the body use both whole and individual views. For example, one of my teachers pointed out that a person could have lower back pain from something we don't normally look at: work-stress, heavy lifting, abdominal weight, but what about an overhand toss? If you lock up your body because of a recent shoulder injury, it begins to spread the pain to other sections of your body. Or what about prosthetics? Yes, they are probably only missing one limb but how does that affect the rest of what they do? With walking alone we have lift off, weight shift/hip manipulation, leg swing, and heel strike, leading into a foot roll into another step while the other leg is in the air. I will have to find the videos of the prosthetics and abnormal walking patterns I have around here somewhere...
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Personally, as you might know I'm a communist, but only through my philosophy and science. My political and philosophical beliefs are dictated through science, generally String theory and Quantum mechanics, more than anything else, and their philosophical implications. A example of a non profit scientist was Nikola Tesla. You may know how he had designed plans to supply the entire world with wireless energy, the invention was never built because tycoons like Edison thought that there was nothing profitable to gain from it. Tesla also began designing renewable energy sources, that could harness clean energy. This was over 100 years ago now but similar problems still exist.

Fair enough that one cannot survive as a socialist or communist in a capitalist state, but to try and advance and cause progression isn't impossible. Segregated, we are disposable, but united, we are unbeatable.

I believe that a unification and general understanding and shared wealth would benefit all. To humble the greedy and empower the weak. Communism offers security, equality and progression, even by today's standards those are "good". I do not believe in it for the sake of a fake morality, I believe in it because I know how the masses are exploited, the suffering the are dealt and the corruption they are forced to cope with. Yes communism has never worked perfectly and in many cases it has failed, but is that through communism, or the greed and corruption of men?
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
The internet is somewhat trying to fill that unification gap. The problem is that people don't think they are interested because they have either been told they will not understand by their educational system or that those around them say it doesn't suit them. I am not sure I like communism because not everyone works to deserve what they have and at some point, they stop working to deserve what they have. In the end, greed can also come from the habit of always having money.
My uncle, for example, has never had a steady job in his life and his family has depended upon my grandma for support for the entirety of his marriage to my aunt. They are getting divorced, finally, but he has managed, after about fifteen years, to finally hold a job but as my mom puts it, he is wanting custody of the kids not because he loves them but because he wants my grandma to keep paying for his way of living for the rest of his life. It is people like this who should not benefit from the equality of communism, though there are some people on welfare over here that also take advantage of the system.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
There will be those who try to abuse the system, but that's why what I am creating stop such things from happening. I believe that a communist society should have a number of protocols and safe-guards to stop a single person from gaining power over the people, which has sadly happened in so many countries. I do it because I believe in freedom for everybody, from entrapment by bourgeois capitalists who alienate and control workers lives. It's hard to understand the point on the worker when you aren't one, but when you realize their exploitation, you realize that change is needed. I will never be easy to create the perfect society, impossible in fact, however, I do think that equality for all is a basic principle and human need.
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Enerqy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Hear hear! The definition of self is an illusion!
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Am I a person with emotional capabilities, or am I a raw logic which exists as letters. Is the character you have perceived me to be a person or a concept. A concept that is spread across more than one aspect of knowledge and existence. Can you be sure I exist as a person, or can you only be sure until you see my flesh? I may be one of over 7 billion people. Or I could be a glitch in life. I may be a many, or an individual. Who am I?
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Enerqy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I see you're delving a tad into solipsism there (which is inevitable). How I can be sure you exist as a concept or person? Perhaps you're just a figment of my imagination helping me to realize something, or nothing at all.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Yea, personally I'm not a solipsist, but disproving some aspects some parts of it can prove quite tricky. I, what you read before you now, am raw expression of thought, not a living person, simply a compilation of thoughts and ideas. That's why I love being on here because I can express in ways which are simply impossible physically.
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Enerqy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
However, I would like to see your take on it. And existential nihilism. I'm torn between that and Absurdism as my personal belief system.
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Why choose one, when you can choose both? I believe in them both, however, especially the Absurd, the way I believe it is derived from Existentialism rather than its own philosophy. That statement alone may seem stupid but I believe that believing in the Absurd through Existentialism is vital, as it adds more "context" to Absurdism. Furthermore, one can state that finding the meaning of life is futile, because there is no meaning to life. One cannot find something that doesn't exist. This would then unify both Absurdism and existential nihilism.
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Enerqy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I've never thought of it that way. Thanks for the elucidation!

By the way, I've replaying the Knights of the Old Republic series lately. The first one has aged terribly. The second has aged rather well. And there are very interesting elements of nihilism and determinism that I had not noticed before (I was 14 at the time). I think you should give it a look!
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deviant-nom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Yea, sometimes we don't realize symbolism, even if it hits us in the face. I shall have to check it out sometime.

I have to admit, when speaking to you I have to use a dictionary a lot, but it increases my range of vocabulary! Linguistic high-five aha.
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