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Reasonable Emotion

s-anthony
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2/16/2015 8:56:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The human brain has developed past the brain of reptiles, which is primarily ruled by its emotions. With the development of the frontal lobe, the rational mind, that which was once rudderless has become guided by reason. It is our passions, our desires, and bestial cravings that have given us the fire which burns within our bosoms, a heart that is aflame with life, itself. Yet, a fire even though much needed can do much destruction if left to its own devices. It's not enough to have a fire; one must use the fire to his, or her, advantage; he, or she, must have intent and invention for its use. He, or she, must craft its wild flame in such a way it becomes creative and not merely destructive. The heart is a fire, and the mind is its lord. It is the rational mind that must define one's passions. The mind does not put out the fire but takes in the fire; it feeds and clothes the fire; it gives it a place to call home. The mind takes that which was once wild and tames it, making that which was once a beast of prey into a child of civilization.
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2/16/2015 10:06:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/16/2015 8:56:59 PM, s-anthony wrote:
The human brain has developed past the brain of reptiles, which is primarily ruled by its emotions. With the development of the frontal lobe, the rational mind, that which was once rudderless has become guided by reason. It is our passions, our desires, and bestial cravings that have given us the fire which burns within our bosoms, a heart that is aflame with life, itself. Yet, a fire even though much needed can do much destruction if left to its own devices. It's not enough to have a fire; one must use the fire to his, or her, advantage; he, or she, must have intent and invention for its use. He, or she, must craft its wild flame in such a way it becomes creative and not merely destructive. The heart is a fire, and the mind is its lord. It is the rational mind that must define one's passions. The mind does not put out the fire but takes in the fire; it feeds and clothes the fire; it gives it a place to call home. The mind takes that which was once wild and tames it, making that which was once a beast of prey into a child of civilization.

The Fool: Getting with the rhetoric . Good job. I will try and reply.. I avoid your post only because I feel it would be a long reply and go on for a while after.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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2/16/2015 10:06:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Fool: Getting [better] with the rhetoric .
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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2/18/2015 8:37:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/16/2015 10:06:03 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 2/16/2015 8:56:59 PM, s-anthony wrote:
The human brain has developed past the brain of reptiles, which is primarily ruled by its emotions. With the development of the frontal lobe, the rational mind, that which was once rudderless has become guided by reason. It is our passions, our desires, and bestial cravings that have given us the fire which burns within our bosoms, a heart that is aflame with life, itself. Yet, a fire even though much needed can do much destruction if left to its own devices. It's not enough to have a fire; one must use the fire to his, or her, advantage; he, or she, must have intent and invention for its use. He, or she, must craft its wild flame in such a way it becomes creative and not merely destructive. The heart is a fire, and the mind is its lord. It is the rational mind that must define one's passions. The mind does not put out the fire but takes in the fire; it feeds and clothes the fire; it gives it a place to call home. The mind takes that which was once wild and tames it, making that which was once a beast of prey into a child of civilization.

The Fool: Getting with the rhetoric . Good job. I will try and reply.. I avoid your post only because I feel it would be a long reply and go on for a while after.

Thank you.