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Forum Post: Inspiring Words from Schopenhauer

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 10, 2011, 1:33 p.m. EST by infonomics (393)
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"Every man assumes his limits to be the limits of the world."

When the opposition decry your efforts, they do so because they have exhausted their own creative limitations. They cannot imagine anything beyond. To them, what is, is necessarily so. But often what is becomes what was as almost everything gives way to progress. For example, the post office is being supplanted by UPS, Fedex, and the internet. Brick and mortar schools will be eventually replaced by the internet as well. The workplace as we know it now is changing radically for the better. I, for one, have worked at home for the last six years, compliments of the digital world. Prior to that, I spent many years transforming the workplace from paper to digital. Indeed capitalism itself is not assured in the advance of civilization.

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[-] 2 points by EnemyOfTheState (26) 2 years ago

I think it unfortunate that most people in these parts have affixed to their cranium the notion that advancement is the procurement of diverse technologies and industries. Advancement in Eastern philosophy was, and still is in some places, the positive, forward development of man's ability to find peace and harmony with his surroundings.

As technological advances go, what exactly have we really gained?

Increases in time to ourselves to pursue higher goals, while being more affluent? Most people I know either work 2 jobs or their spouse has a job also, or both. They couldn't try to own a home, car, FOOD if they had only one job. In short, we have "advanced" from free people, to slaves.

A better understanding and symbiont relationship with our world, nature and our own spirituality? We may know more about our world and the lifeforms that inhabit it, but knowledge is not advancement. Diverse species of animals and plants become extinct at a far greater rate today then in any time in history, well, save for the ice age. More and more people feel a greater separation from the world, nature and god then ever before. "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." Robert M. Hutchins

Has our rights and prospects become more lofty and open? We are at a point in our history where the oppression of mankind is at an all time high. Riots and wars are breaking out everywhere. At one time it was possible to appeal to the conscience of our governments and get actual results. This new wave of dictators has no conscience and is completely unsympathetic to the plight of anyone, save themselves and their benefactors. John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” That has never been truer then today. I think it's time to forget about the parks and find the guns. That sounds scary, I know, but there hasn't been a real and peaceful resolution to our problems since the 60s and 70s..I'm thinking that "peaceful" just ain't working anymore.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

The USPS was supplanted by a last ditch effort by Bush, to destroy it's unions.

At least get the facts straight.