The alternative New Year's message. Free yourself from the shackles of delusion.

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Life is utterly meaningless (most people come to this realisation in their mid 20's). Everything you see around you is man-made - love is nothing more than mutually compatible self-interest, personality is a perception someone else holds of you (i.e., it doesn't actually exist), New Year is just a day on the calendar, the Gregorian calendar is just one of many available options, and to round it all off...you're going to die. Fairly soon too, relatively speaking.

You are but a tiny, miniscule, insignificant speck of dust. You are part of the human meat market - if you happen to be male you'll spend the rest of your natural life being told you're only to be valued for your utility. They tell you they want to know how you feel, but trust me, in a world defined by self-interest, they don't really. No-one wants the truth, everyone wants to hear what they want to hear. Your problems are your own and your feelings are, like it or not, absolutely irrelevant (no-one actually cares).

Everyone is defined by self-interest. Every single thing anyone has ever done has been an expression of self-interest and everything you see around you is fundamentally, unquestionably, impermanent. This year, defy the odds and do something truly remarkable. Do what no-one else does: learn to accept before you hope, plan before you dream, observe before you perceive and think before you feel.

Accept it, all of it, and your life, and your year, will be infinitely easier. Happy New Year!
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Well that's ruined my year.
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Day 1 of 2016 and i've already cried
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it's my great granddads 100th birthday today so the new year is so far so good
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Well that's ruined my year.
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Accept before you hope. Today isn't any different from yesterday. 'Want' - wanting the world to be something other than what it is - is what keeps you from being 'happy.' Don't 'want' - accept. Your day will be what it will be, your year will be what it will be - it won't be anything else.
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lmfao. This is one of the most pathetic threads I've ever read - take your overly dramatic, fake cynicism elsewhere. People that believe they have somehow achieved enlightenment by believing the world is 'oh so crap' or 'oh so fake' are ridiculous and quite frankly you need to grow up.

Happy New Year
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(Original post by TheCitizenAct)
:hnn:

Accept before you hope. Today isn't any different from yesterday. 'Want' - wanting the world to be something other than what it is - is what keeps you from being 'happy.' Don't 'want' - accept. Your day will be what it will be, your year will be what it will be - it won't be anything else.
You're in a really philosophical mood, it suits you

I am happy, but you can still strive to change things. Accepting "que sera, sera" is often just an excuse for laziness and the lack of social awareness...
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bruhh.
capitalism teaches us that the only good life is one of excess.
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Those are the words of a man who has given up.....
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Lmfao I'll continue dreaming of the day I drive my goddamn 458 Italia and look ****ing cool doing it
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Those are the words of a man who has given up.....
Which part is indicative of 'giving up'?
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(Original post by TheCitizenAct)
This year, defy the odds and do something truly remarkable. Do what no-one else does: learn to accept before you hope, plan before you dream, observe before you perceive and think before you feel.
This is actually quite nice, it's just a shame about the rest of it!
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bruhh.
capitalism teaches us that the only good life is one of excess.
No, it doesn't. It teaches us that every single thing you do, or have ever done, is an expression of self-interest. Name something which isn't.

Socialism teaches us that the individual isn't actually an individual at all, he or she is dehumanised, a category of people, and his or her own economic outcomes aren't her own, but belong to the state.
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i've just watched The Sound of Music. get a life OP.
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You're in a really philosophical mood, it suits you

I am happy, but you can still strive to change things. Accepting "que sera, sera" is often just an excuse for laziness and the lack of social awareness...
Cheers.

However I'm always philosophical, it's just more often than not no-one actually notices - they're too busy tripping over their hysteria and their desire to lob personal abuse (while yelling 'compassion' and 'tolerance').

In what way do I lack 'social awareness'?
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Cheers.

However I'm always philosophical, it's just more often than not no-one actually notices - they're too busy tripping over their hysteria.

In what way do I lack 'social awareness'?
Sorry - I didn't mean to sound as if I was talking about you. I was on about some people's mentality, that the fact that they are a small part in this world means that they have no effect on the whole, and how they excuse themselves from taking part in trying to solve injustices. Not aimed at anyone - just an observation.

I'm an extremely hysterical person...
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Tbf, parts of this are true, but I think you should just stick to racism.
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(Original post by Vicky628)
Sorry - I didn't mean to sound as if I was talking about you. I was on about some people's mentality, that the fact that they are a small part in this world means that they have no effect on the whole, and how they excuse themselves from taking part in trying to solve injustices. Not aimed at anyone - just an observation.

I'm an extremely hysterical person...
No worries.

So, they have a positive duty to act? That's actually in opposition to Kantian philosophy and many definitions of universal human rights, i.e., people are an end in themselves, not a means to an end.

The problem with this line of argument is I now have to ask you which social injustices you are referring to.
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It's the sort of stuff I came out with when I trying so hard to be a rebellious teenager. Then I matured and learnt not to take myself so damned seriously.
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