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#331    joc

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 08 February 2013 - 07:56 AM, said:

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Two Thumbs up because I almost agree on everything you wrote here..
Where we differ is the real definition of Human..

IMO, The real definition of a human is not just to be..

To be is consiousness..
The real difinition of a human imo is to Imagine, Invent, Inspire..
When we imagine, invent, inspire...are we not creating Ego?  Example:  I imagine a world free of violence, free of hunger, free of pain...the reality of our world is never going to be that...but in imagining it...have I not created a subtle Ego that says, I know the way the world should be?  And, as a result of that Ego, we might formulate a plan to bring about our imagined world into reality.  Does that not then create another less subtle Ego that says, I am the savior of the world?  Perhaps that Ego then inflates itself and begins to control the plan in such a way as to create yet another non-subtle but very much in one's face Ego that says, I am God worship me or die?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

View Postjoc, on 09 February 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

When we imagine, invent, inspire...are we not creating Ego?  Example:  I imagine a world free of violence, free of hunger, free of pain...the reality of our world is never going to be that...but in imagining it...have I not created a subtle Ego that says, I know the way the world should be?  And, as a result of that Ego, we might formulate a plan to bring about our imagined world into reality.  Does that not then create another less subtle Ego that says, I am the savior of the world?  Perhaps that Ego then inflates itself and begins to control the plan in such a way as to create yet another non-subtle but very much in one's face Ego that says, I am God worship me or die?

hmmmmmmm, we're not creating ego if we're not allowing ego to control our Imagination, Invention or Inspirations..

Imagination isn't projected into the world like ego normally is. It is internal, subjective and introspective.. I think in learning to control Ego this is the root because there are self indugent though streams which is ego stamping it's authority on your self. thought's, when they do occur have multiple points of origin.. Not all thoughts are yours believe it or not, some belong to societies Ego, some belong to your own layers of Ego.. Take for instance your own thought stream of "the reality of our world is never going to be that" that, is imo something of a Overtangle that is creating a self defeating purpose.. That line of thought makes you a defeatest.. & hey, I might be wrong, I've only been aware of Overtangles for a few weeks now, you might find this interesting http://www.wholistic...m/83SwackJudith ..

Invention is projected physically into the world. The intention behind the invention speaks of whether it's egotistic or not. If the invention is self serving it's likely to be egotistic. If it's purpose is serving others or the rest of humanity then it isn't imo.. (There's more to this, lot's more that I don't really understand myself.. Take for instance Nicola Tesla's inventions, which were intended for the service of others. They were turned against humanity by J.P Morgan,) This I think has a lot to do with EGO levels of consciousness from Overtangles or Wetico psychosis) http://www.realitysa...eatest_epidemic

Inspiration is projected emotionally through physical means.. A piece of art, a well worded phrase, these are the things that enguage emotions in others and if said emotions one is targeting through these arts are of the disempowering kind, then ego is controlling it. If not, then again we're talking about something born of the true self..
Check out this  art thread http://www.unexplain...pic=237524&st=0
The Intention behind most of my art is showing Aliens in human situations, showing them in a human light of understanding rather than anything negative (which is how most of hollywood likes to portray them)

P.S.. If you like my first post in the Art thread It'll end up on the most liked page..Woooo Whoo! (Not that I'm projecting a self indulgent Ego intention or anything..... :ph34r:...... ok, maybe a little...)

Edited by Professor T, 09 February 2013 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 09 February 2013 - 08:55 PM, said:

hmmmmmmm, we're not creating ego if we're not allowing ego to control our Imagination, Invention or Inspirations..

Imagination isn't projected into the world like ego normally is. It is internal, subjective and introspective.. I think in learning to control Ego this is the root because there are self indugent though streams which is ego stamping it's authority on your self. thought's, when they do occur have multiple points of origin.. Not all thoughts are yours believe it or not, some belong to societies Ego, some belong to your own layers of Ego.. Take for instance your own thought stream of "the reality of our world is never going to be that" that, is imo something of a Overtangle that is creating a self defeating purpose.. That line of thought makes you a defeatest.. & hey, I might be wrong, I've only been aware of Overtangles for a few weeks now, you might find this interesting http://www.wholistic...m/83SwackJudith ..

Invention is projected physically into the world. The intention behind the invention speaks of whether it's egotistic or not. If the invention is self serving it's likely to be egotistic. If it's purpose is serving others or the rest of humanity then it isn't imo.. (There's more to this, lot's more that I don't really understand myself.. Take for instance Nicola Tesla's inventions, which were intended for the service of others. They were turned against humanity by J.P Morgan,) This I think has a lot to do with EGO levels of consciousness from Overtangles or Wetico psychosis) http://www.realitysa...eatest_epidemic

Inspiration is projected emotionally through physical means.. A piece of art, a well worded phrase, these are the things that enguage emotions in others and if said emotions one is targeting through these arts are of the disempowering kind, then ego is controlling it. If not, then again we're talking about something born of the true self..
Check out this  art thread http://www.unexplain...pic=237524&st=0
The Intention behind most of my art is showing Aliens in human situations, showing them in a human light of understanding rather than anything negative (which is how most of hollywood likes to portray them)

P.S.. If you like my first post in the Art thread It'll end up on the most liked page..Woooo Whoo! (Not that I'm projecting a self indulgent Ego intention or anything..... :ph34r:...... ok, maybe a little...)
I have to agree with your entire post.  :yes:
When we create...we create...when we deem ourself to be 'creator'...then we create something else...a definition of ourselves that lends itself to ego.
I haven't studied much about the ego at all really.  But you obviously have and you know your stuff...so ....kudos for that.  Mostly what I have concerned myself with is how the Emotion of Anger plays out.  I usually find through introspection that the emotion of anger was the direct result of a 'roughed up' ego.  When someone cause me real pain, it seldom angers me...but when someone strikes a blow to my ME...ooohh, that is something else entirely!  And then, the entire mindset of Forgiveness is for the Forgiver comes up...but that is probably better left for another thread...except for the aspect that 'forgiving' is a great moderator and controller of ego.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

View PostPurifier, on 07 January 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

I've been working on taming my ego for years, but haven't always been successful. The trick is, not just humility, but not living under labels. In certain esoteric circles they call labeling oneself, selfsabotage. Anyway, that's were it usually starts, even from childhood, by someone giving us labels and us labeling ourselves as we grow up. Therefore, we define ourselves under "i" and the labels follow from there on out.

It's very tricky, but you haft to observe yourself from outside yourself and how you react to other people. You don't really ask yourself any questions, you just observe and take notice.
Ego is a play on words, "Eeeh, go!". It means, let go of your prejudices, and think innocently.

Your ego is really this crying baby that thinks other people should take care of your body, mind and soul for you.. And actual babies do need that, but growing up is all about becoming self-capable of taking care of those 3 things. That's why resources like the internet, friends, tv, social media, are all vital to good health.

The crying baby can get really intelligent about it's needs, but the noble choice is always to learn how to take care of things on one's own.

But uhh, ain't nobody who never cries on the inside, so don't think there's anything wrong with tears.

Edited by JeremyjJstone, 10 February 2013 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Crying is one of the body's ways of removing the brain chemicals that we experience as sadness.  The relief it provides is temporary.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

View PostJeremyjJstone, on 10 February 2013 - 07:54 AM, said:

Ego is a play on words, "Eeeh, go!". It means, let go of your prejudices, and think innocently.

Your ego is really this crying baby that thinks other people should take care of your body, mind and soul for you.. And actual babies do need that, but growing up is all about becoming self-capable of taking care of those 3 things. That's why resources like the internet, friends, tv, social media, are all vital to good health.

The crying baby can get really intelligent about it's needs, but the noble choice is always to learn how to take care of things on one's own.

But uhh, ain't nobody who never cries on the inside, so don't think there's anything wrong with tears.

Not trying to belittle what you are saying,but just seeing the internet,tv,social media,are vital to good health just makes me lmfao hahaha.Having friends is about all i can agree with right there.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

OK, this is quite sad, and sorry if someone's already figured out how to do this and posted it here (it's a long thread and I can't make the time to read it all), but for older members (those who have been here for a long time), there is a relatively easy way to find out your own percentage of likes, similar to the table Professor created (at least I think it was him who created it).

If you go to an advanced forum search and type your username into the 'find author' text field, then highlight the 'As Posts' in the 'Display results' field, after which you click the forum search button, it will bring up all your posts. Or at least 40 pages of them. There are 25 posts per page and the date that the 'like' system was brought in was the 28th of April, 2012. So if you trace the pages all the way back to that date, then multiply the number of pages by 25, adding or subtracting any stragglers, you have your total number of posts since that date.

After which you now have total number of posts and total number of likes. (Likes / posts) x 100 = percentage of likes.

I feel pretty pathetic right now. Not because I have a low percentage or anything, but because I felt an overwhelming urge to find that out. Lol.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 08 January 2013 - 03:49 AM, said:

Come on. I joined years before the like system! I realise that im not entirely popular on this site because of some strong views or controversial posts i have made, and i have to admit that since the like system my ego has taken a bit of a dive.

Especially when you make a post that you think deserves a like and no one will oblige you. But i am happy in my real life and have an interest in the unexplained so where else will i hang out online?

Edit to add. I wonder if the like system has killed off a few members who realised they weren't quite as popular online as their ego thought?

I wouldn't worry about it mate, according to my calculations you have 68.83% :D


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

View PostExpandMyMind, on 10 February 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

I wouldn't worry about it mate, according to my calculations you have 68.83% :D

With that rating I might be more popular than Prof T. My Ego is skyrocketing B)

Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 10 February 2013 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 10 February 2013 - 10:24 PM, said:

With that rating i'd be more popular than Prof T. My Ego is skyrocketing B)

More than mine, which is at 63%. Hehe.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

View Postjoc, on 09 February 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

I have to agree with your entire post.  :yes:
When we create...we create...when we deem ourself to be 'creator'...then we create something else...a definition of ourselves that lends itself to ego.
I haven't studied much about the ego at all really.  But you obviously have and you know your stuff...so ....kudos for that.  Mostly what I have concerned myself with is how the Emotion of Anger plays out.  I usually find through introspection that the emotion of anger was the direct result of a 'roughed up' ego.  When someone cause me real pain, it seldom angers me...but when someone strikes a blow to my ME...ooohh, that is something else entirely!  And then, the entire mindset of Forgiveness is for the Forgiver comes up...but that is probably better left for another thread...except for the aspect that 'forgiving' is a great moderator and controller of ego.
Lol, I'm no expert that's for sure.. Thank's for the Kudo's though..

View PostExpandMyMind, on 10 February 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

OK, this is quite sad, and sorry if someone's already figured out how to do this and posted it here (it's a long thread and I can't make the time to read it all), but for older members (those who have been here for a long time), there is a relatively easy way to find out your own percentage of likes, similar to the table Professor created (at least I think it was him who created it).

If you go to an advanced forum search and type your username into the 'find author' text field, then highlight the 'As Posts' in the 'Display results' field, after which you click the forum search button, it will bring up all your posts. Or at least 40 pages of them. There are 25 posts per page and the date that the 'like' system was brought in was the 28th of April, 2012. So if you trace the pages all the way back to that date, then multiply the number of pages by 25, adding or subtracting any stragglers, you have your total number of posts since that date.

After which you now have total number of posts and total number of likes. (Likes / posts) x 100 = percentage of likes.

I feel pretty pathetic right now. Not because I have a low percentage or anything, but because I felt an overwhelming urge to find that out. Lol.
That's Awesome!!!!!!!! :clap:
The "Overwhelimg Urge" was your Ego going "WTF!!! Where am I on this list!!"
What an awesome example of Ego in action.. :lol: & Ego controlling you..

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 10 February 2013 - 10:24 PM, said:

With that rating I might be more popular than Prof T. My Ego is skyrocketing B)

You migh be right...
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I am finding that when I make posts that are honest, from the true self, and ignoring other peoples ego's that I dont get any likes at all..
I've been trying to post without Ego.. When this happens, err, well, some of my posts could easily be misinterpreted as offensive or even as flaimebaiting..

Edited to add: Let's face it, sometimes we edit our comments down because we don't want to offend or bruise someones ego... but what we really want to say cannot be said without offending Ego's half the time.. well, at least I know I do..

Edited by Professor T, 10 February 2013 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 08 February 2013 - 07:00 AM, said:

This conversation has been going since i started here,and its not politics so instead of reading through all the pages what's this all about haha

Here we're discussing what makes most of human society tick.. Ego..

Think of Ego as The program's that makes most human computers tick..


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 10 February 2013 - 11:42 PM, said:

Here we're discussing what makes most of human society tick.. Ego..

Think of Ego as The program's that makes most human computers tick..

Ahhhh......... I have no ego,yet i have plenty!I plead zen haha

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 10 February 2013 - 11:57 PM, said:

Ahhhh......... I have no ego,yet i have plenty!I plead zen haha

Well PFFFT! We only have to look at your avatar to see what size ego you have! (Only joking :D ! Welcome to UM)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

I can't understand all the posters who are getting their collective knickers in a knot about 'likes' ....... has it never occurred to you that the people giving you 'likes' could well be real d!*ks, whose opinions you despise? :lol:

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