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idkmybffbill
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9/9/2009 7:48:35 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Walter Benjamin

What is the meaning of this quote? I was going to use it for one of my cases, but I needed help with the meaning of it just to make sure that this would really connect to my case. Thanks so much! (:
leet4A1
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9/9/2009 7:50:51 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/9/2009 7:48:35 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Walter Benjamin

What is the meaning of this quote? I was going to use it for one of my cases, but I needed help with the meaning of it just to make sure that this would really connect to my case. Thanks so much! (:

I think it's pretty self-explanatory: In this guy's opinion, happiness is the ability to truly get to know yourself without fear of what you may find. I think I agree.
"Let me tell you the truth. The truth is, 'what is'. And 'what should be' is a fantasy, a terrible terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago. The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is." - Lenny Bruce

"Satan goes to church, did you know that?" - Godsands

"And Genisis 1 does match modern science... you just have to try really hard." - GR33K FR33K5
idontbelieveit
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9/9/2009 8:22:43 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/9/2009 7:48:35 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Walter Benjamin

What is the meaning of this quote? I was going to use it for one of my cases, but I needed help with the meaning of it just to make sure that this would really connect to my case. Thanks so much! (:

No asking homework questions
Cerebral_Narcissist
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9/10/2009 2:50:37 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
It means what it says,

True joy is only possible by naming your children after cheeses.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
Kleptin
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9/10/2009 2:47:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/9/2009 7:48:35 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Walter Benjamin

What is the meaning of this quote? I was going to use it for one of my cases, but I needed help with the meaning of it just to make sure that this would really connect to my case. Thanks so much! (:

This is a complicated quote. Walter Benjamin is obviously making a bible reference here. In the Bible, the phrase "knew" was used as connotation for sex. As in "They were married and he knew her, and she conceived a child". Being aware is the same as knowing.

Obviously, to "be aware of oneself" is to engage in masturbation, and we all know that it sucks to be disturbed during masturbation. That's what the "fright" part means. "To be happy" at this point, is self explanatory.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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9/11/2009 8:01:25 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/10/2009 2:47:31 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 9/9/2009 7:48:35 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Walter Benjamin

What is the meaning of this quote? I was going to use it for one of my cases, but I needed help with the meaning of it just to make sure that this would really connect to my case. Thanks so much! (:

This is a complicated quote. Walter Benjamin is obviously making a bible reference here. In the Bible, the phrase "knew" was used as connotation for sex. As in "They were married and he knew her, and she conceived a child". Being aware is the same as knowing.

Obviously, to "be aware of oneself" is to engage in masturbation, and we all know that it sucks to be disturbed during masturbation. That's what the "fright" part means. "To be happy" at this point, is self explanatory.

EXTREMELY creepy, but makes a little bit too much sense O_o
Body's breaking, drive me crazy
This is not your place
No, this is not your playground it's my heart
We were stupid, we got caught
Nothing matters anymore
So what? Here we are Juggernaut
- Coheed & Cambria

NOTE: WHEN SHOOTING A MIME, DO NOT USE A SILENCER OR HIS FRIENDS WILL HEAR YOU.