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The nature of influence.
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(07-23-2016, 09:46 PM)labmonkey Wrote: Since I don't believe in souls, I think you can read that word as "humanity".

So everyone is a ginger to you?

Google said, when I asked "what is a ginger"?

gin·ger
ˈjinjər/Submit
noun
1.
a hot fragrant spice made from the rhizome of a plant. It is chopped or powdered for cooking, preserved in syrup, or candied.
2.
a Southeast Asian plant, which resembles bamboo in appearance, from which this rhizome is taken.
adjective
1.
(chiefly of hair or fur) of a light reddish-yellow or orange-brown color.
verb
1.
flavor with ginger.
"gingered chicken wings"
2.
stimulate; enliven.
"she slapped his hand lightly to ginger him up"


Something tells me that Google Search was the wrong person to ask.

If ginger means they are okay with me... unless I hate them for some other reason... like that they drive too slow in front of me... then yeppers. They're ginger.
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(07-23-2016, 10:07 PM)PleaseReportToTheFrontDesk Wrote: Google said, when I asked "what is a ginger"?

You asked the wrong people.



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#13
Quote:Define "genuine individual".

I think it comes down to believing what you want without allowing yourself to be told what to believe. The only way to do this is by abandoning the concept of truth. When you know there is no truth to be had, you can have whatever belief you want, and so you are genuinely you.

Mostly genuine individuals are what the generic plasticine people call crazy.
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#14
That's interesting.

It sheds a lot of light on your perspective.

But it seems to me that you're mixing up some things there, and using will as a fundamental concept where it may not be warranted.

I'm a big fan of thinking for oneself, but that doesn't mean for me that we have to reject outside information/other people's views on principle. And I certainly don't agree that you have to reject the concept of truth.

And, there's a big difference between "influence" and "control" - you seem to be conflating those two.
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#15
Family is our first and deepest influence, in some ways.

For me, the process involving that was to first just absorb their influence sub-unconsciously, then to question/reject it and look for what had been missing, and then to come back and re-integrate the parts of my upbringing that were good and valuable to me with the other things I'd found.

I imagine that most people who want to develop their own views go through some sort of similar process with that.
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#16
This new editor influences me to complain
"For if man has lost his freedom, and is forced to serve sin, and cannot will good, what conclusion can more justly be drawn concerning him, than that he sins and wills evil necessarily" - Martin Luther.
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(07-24-2016, 06:01 AM)jafs 2 Wrote: truth



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#18
Now, Liberty, surely you're not trying to "influence/control" me with your propaganda, are you? You don't believe in that sort of thing Smile
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(07-24-2016, 01:25 AM)Liberty Wrote: I think it comes down to believing what you want without allowing yourself to be told what to believe.   The only way to do this is by abandoning the concept of truth.  When you know there is no truth to be had, you can have whatever belief you want, and so you are genuinely you.

Mostly genuine individuals are what the generic plasticine people call crazy.

How do you really know you are believing what you want?


Quote: When you know there is no truth to be had, you can have whatever belief you want, and so you are genuinely you.


I think you are trying to influence me. Wink
"Some people have a way with words. Others...oh...not have way." - Steve Martin
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