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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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What Do You Believe In?


It could be anything spiritual, banal & etc.

I believe that we don't meet people by accident. Everyone we meet teaches us a lesson.

If someone is cruel to us it could teach us to be stronger and defend ourselves. Or teaches us to be understanding, because we learn that people who bring others down have problems and need understanding.
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I believe that what doesn't kill you makes you really bitter and weak.

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determinism. shouldn't hurt animals. some commitment to utilitarianism. climate change. human incompetence. cleanliness. happiness comes from relationships. physicalism.

I have a personal goddess thing. she's cool.

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Metaphysics of Crystals is what I believe in.
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i believe everything that happens to you in life, good or bad, is completely random. but. there are things you can do to improve your chances toward your desired outcome or away from a negative outcome. a lot of things you can do will make a huge difference. a lot of things you can do will make little to no difference. depending on what you're trying to do/what you're doing about it.
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Just looked up when that came out...... feeling ancient now!

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I believe that everything is material, I don't believe in anything at all remotely supernatural. I believe that our minds are based entirely on what the physical brains in our head acting on the laws of physics and nature are doing. I don't believe in any sort of afterlife at all.
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I have moments where I believe that everything happens for a reason. Or that you receive what you put out into the word. If you put out negativity, you will get it right back. Same if you put out positivity.

But then there are moments where I think it's all bull****. That everything is a coincidence. Everything in life is just completely random.

Maybe it depends on my mood.
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I believe the universe is a cool freaking place. If I could stick to getting lost in the stars or going on nature hikes, I'd likely be a happier person then trying to contort myself into what I'm supposed to be.
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I believe in the power of gemstones and crystals. These are powerful things that have metaphysical energies that get transfered when you're around crystals. My favorite is amethyst cluster.
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For the most part, I believe in what I have evidence for -- whether it's personal experience or data collected by others.

So I believe in the scientific method, rationality and logic. I believe in critical thinking. And I believe that way too many people are woefully underdeveloped in these areas -- because our society doesn't emphasize their importance nearly enough. I believe that many humans are way too gullible.

I believe that humans are nothing more than highly-evolved animals -- and that we're the worst thing to ever happen to this planet. I believe in global warming because I've seen the data. I believe that there's no reason or purpose to our existence, or that of the universe. I believe that all people are inherently self-interested and no amount of platitudes or childish reward/punishment systems can change that.

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I'm sure there are a lot of things I believe, which are absolutely incorrect. I've been wrong far too many times in life to know otherwise, because of that I find it hard to believe in anything at all with significant faith. I place a lot of trust in scientists, mostly because they produce results that work often, but I fully acknowledge scientists often corrects one another and being that I am not in the least bit a scientist I don't fully understand the findings very well. I often find myself shifting my views, to accommodate things I have discovered and it really is not that difficult to do, because I don't have a steadfast belief in very much. I'm pretty laid back when it comes down to it.

I think the thing I probably believe in most, is that humanity has very capable thinkers, and as a result technology is advancing at phenomenal levels. I believe this trend will continue, and we will witness some absolutely amazing things in the coming decades. That is, if we don't experience some massive catastrophe, who knows what could happen. I mean, perhaps we will build an AI that will completely annihilate us all before we reach our full potential.

I think one of the most controversial things I believe, which many of the people I often align with don't, is that free will does exist at some level. I think of choices as more of a choose your own adventure book, you are given a few options, and you take the course that you feel is best, of course there are a ton of variables, emotions especially play a role in decision making and often lead to taking a choice you would rather not. I often hear people say we are nothing more than an illusion, which could be true, and would completely render free will as nothing but rubbish, but I find that difficult to believe, because illusions don't tend to fool themselves. An illusion, fools a sentient being, something with an awareness that can be fooled. That being said, the choices are limited, it is not like I can just choose to flap my arms and rise in to the air, and it is not like a person with no legs can choose to just grow some. A person with severe anxiety, likewise, is not able to just will away the anxiety, just like a schizophrenic is not likely to will away their schizophrenia. We are all limited in some ways, but within those limitations I do think there is some free will involved.

Of course, I could be wrong, like I said, I've been wrong before. It is not like if I am wrong, I had a choice in the matter

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