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Jenne:
So, what happens to ideals in the BIP?

Are they allowed?

Are they used as a noose?

I think most of the people on this forum have them. Are they a new rope to hang yourself with? I often wonder how much we enslave ourselves to them when they are hidden so well within our own mindsets. They creep out unbeknownst to even the most discerning self-aware thinker (beware the psychobabble sprecht--sorry, have no other way to describe it atm--I'm sure I'll learn more lingo to use anon).

Anyway, I'm just wondering what folks hereabouts would think about so-called Ideals/Idealism. It does exist here...it fairly echoes throughout the forum's halls. For a place that decries much of the preset notions that society forcefeeds us, there's a fair bit of dogma (catma, wevertf) nevertheless that creates a soupcon of rigidity to what is to be known/unknown and sought/left behind...

Benaclypse:
Idealism is great.  I wish more people were idealistic about breaking down the barricades of Eden.  Paradise is something to strive for.

Jenne:
But, is "paradise" attainable?

And what IS "paradise"?  I'm betting it varies, person to person.  And I'm also willing to bet each person is weighted down by a notion of "paradise" that's carried from childhood-on.

Hangero:
I don't know if it's an ideal, because I don't know if it will ever bring me happiness (or if that even really exists), but the endless pursuit of Truth and Knowledge drive me.  It might be an ideal or not.

Ideals usually leave me bitter because so many of them are impossible, but I think sense a definite ideal behind all of this (The board, BIP, PD, and so on), even if it is as simple as waking people up.

The Good Reverend Roger:

--- Quote from: Hangero on December 07, 2006, 05:09:15 am ---I don't know if it's an ideal, because I don't know if it will ever bring me happiness (or if that even really exists), but the endless pursuit of Truth and Knowledge drive me. It might be an ideal or not.

--- End quote ---

I'm just in it for the cheap laffs.

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