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Post by Ben » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:59 pm

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For that matter, DW as well.

If it sounds like you, it's probably time to log off and do what needs to be done.

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: Special announcement

Post by sattva » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:57 am

:jumping:

I think I need to post that on Facebook!

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Re: Special announcement

Post by tiltbillings » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:05 am

sattva wrote::jumping:

I think I need to post that on Facebook!
That is where Ben found it.
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Re: Special announcement

Post by Dinsdale » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:39 am

Facebook is the spawn of the devil, no comparison to the sublime sophistication of DW. :tongue:
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Re: Special announcement

Post by samseva » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:14 pm

Maybe the arguing that is referred to is from political or some other heated topics I usually avoid, but I still consider debate an important part of learning. You get to weed out incorrect understandings you might have thanks to the help of more knowledgable people, and if what you know is correct, you can help out others.

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Re: Special announcement

Post by Mkoll » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:39 pm

Thank you, Ben. That is important. Personally, I've gone through phases of arguing with people here and not arguing. At the moment, I am not arguing and I'd like to keep it that way because it is less troublesome, conducive to practice, and conducive to freeing time to be spent on more important things.

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Re: Special announcement

Post by samseva » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:10 am

Mkoll wrote:Thank you, Ben. That is important. Personally, I've gone through phases of arguing with people here and not arguing. At the moment, I am not arguing and I'd like to keep it that way because it is less troublesome, conducive to practice, and conducive to freeing time to be spent on more important things.

:anjali:
I agree. I'm kind of past that point. It is very draining and the current and opposite situation is so relieving and much more peaceful.

I still like interesting and calm debate though. However, if I start getting emotionally invested (even a little), it is usually an indication I should be doing something else.

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Re: Special announcement

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:41 am

Greetings,
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Special announcement

Post by Dinsdale » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:05 am

Mkoll wrote: At the moment, I am not arguing and I'd like to keep it that way because it is less troublesome, conducive to practice, and conducive to freeing time to be spent on more important things.

Oh no it isn't! :tongue:

( only joking, you make a good point )
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Re: Special announcement

Post by Kim OHara » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:34 am

Paul Davy wrote:Greetings,
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” [punctuation fixed]
Metta,
Paul. :)
Hi, Paul,
I disagree with almost everything Nietzsche wrote, and don't like the way he wrote it either, but in this case I can agree with him.

:thanks:
Kim

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