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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2012, 10:10:09 pm »
What makes you not a Discordian?
  • When you take things too seriously
  • When you try to convince yourself you don't really care about what you really do
  • When you allow a rigid self-concept to interfere with spontaneously being yourself

Or maybe "When you act like someone else to please other people".

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2012, 10:52:06 pm »
What makes you not a Discordian?
  • When you take things too seriously
  • When you try to convince yourself you don't really care about what you really do
  • When you allow a rigid self-concept to interfere with spontaneously being yourself

Or maybe "When you act like someone else to please other people".

I'd like to amend this to: When you feel like you HAVE to act like you ARE someone else to please other people.

Or maybe not even that, I'm thinking for instance about that story you told earlier today about telling the cop you were a good, church-going man protecting his daughter from evil SATAN worshippers. Technically you were acting like someone else to please that cop, but if that stunt wasn't Discordian, then I don't know what is! ;-)
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2012, 10:55:27 pm »
What makes you not a Discordian?
  • When you take things too seriously
  • When you try to convince yourself you don't really care about what you really do
  • When you allow a rigid self-concept to interfere with spontaneously being yourself

Or maybe "When you act like someone else to please other people".

I'd like to amend this to: When you feel like you HAVE to act like you ARE someone else to please other people.

Or maybe not even that, I'm thinking for instance about that story you told earlier today about telling the cop you were a good, church-going man protecting his daughter from evil SATAN worshippers. Technically you were acting like someone else to please that cop, but if that stunt wasn't Discordian, then I don't know what is! ;-)

Good point.

I think feeling compelled to act like someone else to please others was what Dok was getting at, though.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2012, 11:40:07 pm »
Oh, yeah, I should add I totally understood what he was getting at.

Just sometimes useful to point at the thing what makes the difference, you know?

And I'm not sure it lies in "feeling compelled" either, btw.

How about,

When acting like someone else to please other people becomes something that you are, identify with, when the "you" that acts like someone else becomes a person you're okay with.

It's gotten too long but I'm trying to put my finger on it, thinking of extreme situations like oppressive regimes where you have to pretend to be someone else 90% of the day, but still cherish that kernel of your own identity, refusing to become what you're required to pretend to be (and all the way back to the cop that can fuck you over, to social situations with groups of not-really-your-friends, etc).
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2012, 11:56:09 pm »
Oh, yeah, I should add I totally understood what he was getting at.

Just sometimes useful to point at the thing what makes the difference, you know?

For sure.


And I'm not sure it lies in "feeling compelled" either, btw.

How about,

When acting like someone else to please other people becomes something that you are, identify with, when the "you" that acts like someone else becomes a person you're okay with.

Maybe "feeling compelled" isn't right either...

It sounds like you could be describing an actor, but that definitely doesn't preclude someone from being a Discordian.

It's a surprisingly difficult question to answer on a somewhat serious level.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2012, 12:46:41 am »
mmm okay, point. How about this:


<all those things said so far> ... and is being a cunt about it.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2012, 01:28:04 am »
Um...wait. I thought none of us are. Isn't that the entire point?

I did log onto the right site here [*checks domain*]...right?

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2012, 01:42:10 am »
Um...wait. I thought none of us are. Isn't that the entire point?

I did log onto the right site here [*checks domain*]...right?
None of us are not Discordians?
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2012, 02:15:20 am »
Um...wait. I thought none of us are. Isn't that the entire point?

I did log onto the right site here [*checks domain*]...right?
None of us are not Discordians?

Technically.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2012, 02:26:07 am »
Um...wait. I thought none of us are. Isn't that the entire point?

I did log onto the right site here [*checks domain*]...right?
None of us are not Discordians?

Technically.
I'm pretty sure my first post here was "I do not identify as a Discordian."
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2012, 03:06:14 am »
Um...wait. I thought none of us are. Isn't that the entire point?

I did log onto the right site here [*checks domain*]...right?
None of us are not Discordians?

Technically.
I'm pretty sure my first post here was "I do not identify as a Discordian."

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2012, 03:53:36 am »
I was a Discordian long before I read that stupid book.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2012, 03:48:00 pm »
You're not the boss of me, and you're not so big.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2012, 03:50:57 pm »
You're not the boss of me, and you're not so big.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2012, 04:02:43 pm »
What I mean is, it doesn't matter which you choose: even if you slap the Kool-Aid out of their proffered hand, you're still gonna have a sticky mess to clean.