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    On a beautiful sandy beach where my soul was once connnected to another. The latter I was not engaged on a spiritual level where I could think only of the sand between my feet. A river my friend this yes this would be challanging.
     
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    Makes me think of the Justin Timberlake song.

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    Sex with a riiiiveeeeer
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    On a somewhat more serious note, still speaking of rivers, here's (again) one of the most awesome philosophical aphorisms ever.

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    Wyote Con Risa Absoluta
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    Too bad whoever designed this wasn't being awesome

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    Haha, I think the not awesome person here is me for picking that version out of hundreds other ones... woops :isitsafe:
     
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    It is a pretty picture tho! :)
     
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    Oh, thanks! :kisslove:
     
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    Here's my awesome

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    When you contemplate retrospectively let it fuel your growth don't crash.
     
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    The concept is awesome I really enjoy that quote.
     
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    I agree, it's great. Here's another good one (this thread is turning into a Heraclitus fanclub session):

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    Matt3737 Similes are like songs in love.

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    As it should be!
     
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    If your philosophy is not intelligible, then you are not a good writer. Its that simple. Steven Pinker wrote about this in his book: The Sense of Style. Consider anything from Karl Popper. Is his work difficult to understand? If you have a college education, his work is exceedingly easy to understand. And he was an exceedingly original thinker.
     
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    Depends on writing style. If it's not easy to understand maybe the person is most comfortable with that form. Then someone else comes along and breaks it down for the general community. I wouldn't say it's one way or the other, it just is. Much like the gears of a watch they work in unison for the greater purpose of keeping time.
     
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    No that's just an excuse. Consider anything from Malcolm Gladwell. He makes complex ideas seem obvious. Thats how good he is.
     
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    I don't think you can look at something black and white as you do with most of your statements. That's how indoctrination works.
     
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    Defending clear style is not the same as indoctrination.

    That's how straw men work.
     
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    I guess so. I think it's good to keep an open mind just the view from my world.
     
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    I get that, man, I just think that we ought to show caution when labelling people. 'Indoctrination' is a pretty strong word.
     
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