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Ignorance Is Bliss . . .

SuperRobotWars
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1/13/2011 11:26:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Is ignorance truly bliss, or is it a prison for the mind . . . ?
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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
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: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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1/13/2011 11:45:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 11:26:40 AM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
Is ignorance truly bliss, or is it a prison for the mind . . . ?

Why are the two things mutually exclusive, why can't it be both?
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.
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1/13/2011 11:47:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Shouldn't you already know the answer to that question?
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: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
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1/13/2011 12:01:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I've never met anyone who was truly ignorant who was blissful.

Of course, the TRULY ignorant people have no clue that they are ignorant. One in particular claims to be wise and intelligent. Also takes the crown of being the dumbest person I've ever met in my life who wasn't diagnosed with some form of mental retardation.

A truly miserable individual, though this particular person will deny it, even when crying about being miserable.

I think knowledge is the first step towards "bliss", but the rest of it has to do with psychologically conditioning yourself to be content with the present moment.

If you want to go a step further and achieve the state of bliss, amphetamines and reefer.

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Or ecstasy. They call it ecstasy for a reason, amirite?
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gavin.ogden
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1/13/2011 12:15:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Ignorance is the most widely used copout in history. For example:

Oh, well we thought Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Whoops, guess not. Oh well, we were ignorant(or were we?) so forget about the reason we went in there(because it was bull$hit) and now we can just come up with new reasons!

There are many more examples, but ignorance is not bliss, it's just plain dangerous.
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1/13/2011 12:20:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Ignorance is bliss, however, once Pandora's box is opened, it can never be closed again.
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Danielle
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1/13/2011 12:22:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 12:01:07 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
If you want to go a step further and achieve the state of bliss, amphetamines and reefer.

Or ecstasy. They call it ecstasy for a reason, amirite?

Lol. Ain't that the truth.
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Koopin
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1/13/2011 12:22:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 11:48:59 AM, Meatros wrote:
At 1/13/2011 11:26:40 AM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
Is ignorance truly bliss, or is it a prison for the mind . . . ?

I don't know.

Ha ha ha, I got that!
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1/13/2011 12:36:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm assuming you will enjoy your brain being in a vat. You should probably start memorizing this:

From the weakness of the mind, Omnissiah save us
From the lies of the Antipath, circuit preserve us
From the rage of the Beast, iron protect us
From the temptations of the Flesh, silica cleanse us
From the ravages of the Destroyer, anima shield us
From this rotting cage of biomatter,
Machine God set us free

There is no truth in flesh, only betrayal
There is no strength in flesh, only weakness
There is no Constancy in flesh, only decay
There is no certainty in flesh but death
I could give a f about no haters as long as my ishes love me.
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/13/2011 12:48:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 12:36:43 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
I'm assuming you will enjoy your brain being in a vat. You should probably start memorizing this:


From the weakness of the mind, Omnissiah save us
From the lies of the Antipath, circuit preserve us
From the rage of the Beast, iron protect us
From the temptations of the Flesh, silica cleanse us
From the ravages of the Destroyer, anima shield us
From this rotting cage of biomatter,
Machine God set us free

There is no truth in flesh, only betrayal
There is no strength in flesh, only weakness
There is no Constancy in flesh, only decay
There is no certainty in flesh but death

All hail the techno god
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SuperRobotWars
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1/13/2011 1:35:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 12:48:59 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 1/13/2011 12:36:43 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
I'm assuming you will enjoy your brain being in a vat. You should probably start memorizing this:


From the weakness of the mind, Omnissiah save us
From the lies of the Antipath, circuit preserve us
From the rage of the Beast, iron protect us
From the temptations of the Flesh, silica cleanse us
From the ravages of the Destroyer, anima shield us
From this rotting cage of biomatter,
Machine God set us free

There is no truth in flesh, only betrayal
There is no strength in flesh, only weakness
There is no Constancy in flesh, only decay
There is no certainty in flesh but death


All hail the techno god

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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
:
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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1/13/2011 1:50:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/13/2011 11:26:40 AM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
Is ignorance truly bliss, or is it a prison for the mind . . . ?

Excellent question! Over two thousand years ago in the Hall of the Yellow Rose in China, the Master Li Wang Ho was answering questions… Here is one which is much deeper than at first glance:

Glowing Rose asked teasingly: "What is true happiness, dear Teacher?"

"A vain man resembles a blind peacock who has lost all his feathers but still struts about proudly in the nakedness of his ugliness and lack of decent covering for his ineptitude….. which, being blind, he cannot discern. The stupid regard him with scorn; the wise behold him with a smile.
"But he knows neither scorn nor smile in the blindness of his vanity – and stalks along with vapid mien.
"This is true happiness," replied the Sage with a merry twinkle in his eye.