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[14 Apr 2004|09:45pm]

Are you a completely non-religious person who still believes that morals are not relative, but that there is a definite right and definite wrong? Or do you know of such a person?

I'm asking because I've never known a person who believed in definite right and wrong who wasn't somewhat religious, such as believing in karma, etc.
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[26 Mar 2004|03:20pm]

What is the difference between loving someone, and being in love with them?
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yeah, um, i have a question... [19 Jan 2004|06:32pm]

[ mood | good ]

i've been thinking a lot lately about living alone, as opposed to having roommates/significant others/family members living with you. until 8 months ago i had never really lived alone, and i always kind of wanted to. but when i finally got an apartment by myself, it was bittersweet. i mean, it's nice that i was able to finally feel confident about paying bills on time and not having to worry about people deadbeating me on money, and also not have to worry about roommates messing up the place or breaking my stuff. but really, most of the time it was just lonely.

i certainly need plenty of alone time, and i think if i live with roommates again (which it's looking like i will be once my current lease runs out) i will spend a lot of time in my room. but i want to have the option of going and hanging out with people, and not just feel like i'm stuck sitting alone all the time. when you don't have the option, it's a really suffocating feeling to be constantly alone.

my question is--how do you feel about living alone as opposed to living with roommates? do you think that the whole living alone thing just isn't a good idea for humans in general, or do you think it depends on the person?


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Community Suggestion [10 Jan 2004|10:31am]

[ mood | breakfast ]

Since I originally created this community to generate conversation about the sort of questions I can never find an answer to, or even the kind of questions that everyone is afraid to touch, and simply because asking pointless or stupid questions can be fun; and also in an attempt to get this community on its feet again -

I propose that any member of this community be willing to ask one question a week. I don't care what it is - if it's stupid, if it's silly, whatever. The only criteria is that it be a question. It can be a question you've never had a decent answer to, it can be a question you hope no one can actually answer, or something as random as - why are veggie tales able to pick things up without hands? Ok, maybe not quite that silly - but you get the point.

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[12 Nov 2003|06:30am]
do you think you could grown in a mindframe that accepts both fate and non-fate?

that this life you're living could exist as a finished episode in space without time, and so each choice we make is already made. but that it could not exist as a finished episode if we did not make those choices to begin with.

so are we just experiencing an episode, or formulating it, or both?
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Six Feet Under [10 Sep 2003|11:53pm]

I've only recently discovered Six Feet Under. I don't generally watch TV, or even have one, much less cable. So we've downloaded all the episodes. You should do it too, but I think I may be the last to discover it. The first season has amazingly intelligent writing.

Anyway, I'm browsing my communities. I've never posted here. I suspect almost all of you also love the show, or should. I have little to ask or say about it at the moment, though. Isn't it fun the way someone dies at the beginning of each episode? It makes you wonder how you'll die. But you probably already did...
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This still scares me after 33 years!! (x-post) [02 Sep 2003|06:37pm]

05:59pm 02/09/2003
Okay-I'm finally posting my story(sorry, I am lazy). My uncle died in an auto accident as a teen back in the late 50's way before I was born(I was born in 1966). When I was 3 or 4 years old my family was visiting my grandparents overnight & I woke up in the night and saw someone in the mirror glowing!!! It was glowing very bright green & seemed to have a bright orange cap or hair. I blinked & it didn't go away. The apparition seemed to be holding something & had an open mouth. Very scary. At the time I thought it looked like an evil clown with a broom in his hand. Finally, I screamed & my mom took me to sleep near her. I knew nothing of my uncle until I was older. I found out that I was sleeping in HIS bed with HIS old teddy bear. My mother just told me this yr. "Grandma never ever got past it" So the room was pretty much full of his stuff. My brother now lives in that house with his family. My grandparents are long dead and supposedly there have been no other occurrences. Once in awhile I dream about that house and about him. Has anyone seen anything similar?
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Another Wanderer [24 Mar 2003|10:11pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Greetings All,
I just stumbled across this community, and realised that I'm not the only one with this many deep and meaningful (or meaningless) questions... the sort you try to talk to your partner about late at night, only to realise he's fallen asleep on you.
See, at least everyone here is so far away, I won't know if I've bored you all to sleep or not! *grin*
Ok, here's something that's been on my mind. I've been thinking of past lives, and what may have been, and what may be... and I have a feeling that the lives I have lived/will live are not in chronological order. For example, my next life may be in Tudor England, and then the next in the 30th century, and the next in Ancient Egypt... does that make sense? Does anyone have a similar idea, or any ideas on this subject?

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[06 Mar 2003|02:24pm]

[ mood | creative ]

once again i have neglected this journal *hides*

however, in an attempt to jump-start it - -

was there anything your parents used to tell you all the time as a child, that, now that you are older - you realize just wasn't/isn't true?

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[04 Feb 2003|04:23pm]

with valentine's day coming up, i feel this is a perfect time to ask several questions:

do you believe in love?
if so, how do you define it? if not, why not?
does valentine's day seem to have a point in any non-materialistic sense to you, or do you find it a stupid and disgusting orgy of consumerism (not to phrase the question in any way that would indicate bias or anything...)?

i'm also curious about how others have relationships. i know that i seem to be single as much or more of the time than i'm dating anyone, but when i do date it lasts a long time. but i've known other people who were very different in their habits. how is it for you? do you like it that way? why do you think it is that way?

please respond, i am curious.
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mi amor falso [01 Oct 2002|09:18pm]

Why are songs and movies so based on love? Every song I hear on the radio is related to "love" one way or another. I mean I understand why that theme is used but why so much. Is it due to all those urges and the animal nature in humans? Or cause people have been brought up and thats all they see and are exposed to? Maybe it's cause people find some comfort in the idea of someone that will come to them and love them and take away their pain?
I can also understand why the companies would market love related songs and movies, because basically is sells. but why does it sell. Why are people so drawn to the idea of love and finding that someone? Why do you guys think?
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[09 Sep 2002|03:53pm]

in my religions of the world class, when asked what we thought religion was, one person said it was 'balance'. he said he tries to live a balanced life. so that, while nothing really great will happen, nothing really bad will happen either. first, i think this would be a hard way to live, probably because i'm such an extreme person... very passionate and emotional. second, i think this is a sad way to live, because looking back, the horrible downs have been worth the incredible ups in my life.

any thoughts?
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[08 Aug 2002|10:42pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

hi, i'm new to the community. a few things to ponder:

can you choose who you love?

is anything free?

does anything last forever (besides perhaps a DIAMOND)?

do you believe that today's beauty magazines degrade women?

just wanted to hear the opinions of other people.

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[10 Jul 2002|10:18pm]

someone was telling my today that their friend is upset with the fact that the guy she is engaged to hasn't given her a ring yet. That she is "disturbed/discouraged' by it. Does the ring mean ANYTHING? it's a hunk of rock and metal. Would having it change the meaning of the words said, the emotions felt, and the connection/understanding? Especially when it has to be the biggest and best ($3000 in this case). Materialism.. it's plague... it ruins so much... what would be the difference of a $3000 ring and having one of those little twisty tie things you get off a bag of bread around your finger? I mean if it's possible and it's just one of those "cuz I want to" things.. then cool... but is having a big shiny (and if it is a diamond, blood splattered disgusting *ask and I can explain; one word DeBeers) ring make it any BETTER? I mean when I get to that point I'd like to be able to get my "love" something that would represent the beauty of it all.. but.. blah.. all this damn materialism... it's sad... It's like the difference in worshiping a spiritual entity or a materialistic article like a door knob, a pitchfolk, or statue... I'd like to think that somethings are just more important that "what I get out of it"...
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question prompted by recent events, and memories of past ones.... [06 Jul 2002|10:30pm]

thoughts? stories from your life?
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[27 Jun 2002|10:26pm]

is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? i never used to think so. now i am starting to change my mind. i enter into things that may totally crash and burn around me in a short time because, i tell myself, it is better to have had something good for that short period of time than to have gone on like i usually do, and not ever felt those highs.

anyone else have an opinion about this?
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I know, I know... [21 Jun 2002|03:28pm]

This is a pretty cliche question and I'm sure it's been asked here before but what is love these days? The definition of it has definatley changed within the past 100 years; for me the term has lost alot of the impact nick at nite and watching the princess bride too many times made me think it had, but I want to hear what you guys think. I'm not looking for a description of an ideal of love, I'm looking for what it means today when you look someone in the eyes and say "I love you".
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Here's one [21 May 2002|12:00pm]

I've been trying to do alot of readin' and watchin' on any thing that somewhat relates to the american dream. Overall I feel like I've found a viewpoint that's pessimistically hopeful on what the american dream is, but now I've started deciding to directly ask people how they define it: most people just say it relates to money, what do you guys say it is?

Define the american dream
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[14 May 2002|09:44pm]

Why do people get married these days? Sure I understand those who were raised in a strict christian upbringing that preaches "Wait until Marriage". However, teh majority of them don't anyhow. I attempted to look up the statistics on this however, could not find any.
Are they just simply under pressure of the other partner and family. Do they feel that in today's society you aren't a real citizen until you have that ring on your finger. 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Why bother. If you love someone BE with someone. Why must you sgn documents. As if signing that sehet of paper means you will be faithful. In todays soceity this is not a reality.
What ever happened to the slogan "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" Most couples I know that have been together YEARS and don't want to get married actually, appear happier. True, I don't know what goes on behind closed doors. But, In a way it makes sense.
You have the false impression of being free. True, In any relationship (married or not) you are free to make your OWN choices. Most people let the other speak for them, make their choices, etc. But, That is by choice. Perhaps, it is the idea that you could leave easier without going to court and fighting over your possesions.
Perhaps, I am just disgruntled that I realized 75% of my friends are married. Hmm....any thoughts on the subject?
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[29 Mar 2002|10:20am]

I shouldn't be here.. I'm trespassing. Mia culpa.

I go in wanting simply enough to turn off the facet that drips this thick black obsession into me.

But it is more... the exceedingly perfect feeling of more.

I'm submissive after all and there is no resistance found to the unyielding power of the subconscious.

I tip toe and slowly open the medicine cabinet not forgetting lock the door behind me. I know what to look for instantly. I'm in! Fumbling as I rush to shove my pockets full of prescription bottles of experience, perception, secrets, fear and beauty kept hidden away. One drops and bounces against the square blue tiles, it sounds like thunder crashing. The label reads "introvert" how ironic. I pick it up and double check to see if anyone has noticed. My heart quickens and the voice in my head whispers..."Be quiet! You really must practice more, you are becoming far too obvious. Sloppy almost, do you want to be found?"

And for a moment
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