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So, today I decided to try meditation again, for the first time in years. It has usually never worked for me but decided to give it a try since my mental state was in disarray after quitting meds.

I listened to a guided mindfulness audio file. Putting all of the mental experiences inside of your sphere of awareness, and simply observing them, something I had already learned to do on my previous tries. But this time, when the session ended, I did something different. Instead of "ending the session", I opened my eyes, and stood up, trying to remain in that state of awareness as I went about my day. And something clicked finally.

I walked around my house feeling not that I am inside the house, but that the house is inside my awareness. There was a half sphere of visual data around me, and an infinite darkness of non visual sensations, such as my body, sounds, and also thoughts. I was observing them all, from the outside, as they emerged and disappeared. I could guide my attention towards any of those sensations, inside this dimension of experience that I was now soaring above of.

Then I wondered, could I do some unpleasant chore, while still being in that state of awareness? And indeed, I could. Reality was now just a window on the wall of my consciousness, that I could look into, or look away from if I didn't want the experience. If before, experience (be it suffering, joy, boredom, impatience, or any other feeling) was like being on the street: within the state of experience, and unable to escape, now it was like looking at the street from the inside: simply observing the experience, whatever it may be, impartially and unperturbed.

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No. 12808
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>>12807
With the bodily perception thing, I find that clenching and unclenching my hand in front of my face tends to lead to an element of depersonalisation for me. Might be helpful for you to focus on the articulation of the meat puppet without actively controlling it yourself. Adds to that layer of perceiving the body by having the perceived body do something almost unbidden.
t. unenlightened neckbeard
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No. 12813
You are just cultivating mental illness, dissociation and depersonalization.
And that is easier to do for people who have a history of drug abuse, which chemically prepares the path to mental disorder.
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No. 12814
>>12813
I have been saying for long that I do not care about notions of sanity, selfness, preserving my health or identity or whatever. Those things, and "staying yourself" are quite worthless when what you are is not what you need to be. So if I need to cultivate a mental illness in order to shape my brain into something that fits my ambitions, then great.

I am not a selfish person, what happens to the self doesn't matter, what matters is achieving what you deem important.
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>>12813
Please, feel slapped across the face without explanation.

Hide No. 12760 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Why is it that, no matter the country, members of the jewish religion/race almost always find themselves at the top/near the top of positions of immense power. It isn't even exclusive to government roles or roles in the private sector - it happens in both! Russia is perhaps the clearest example as so many of the oligarchs are j*was. Now I ain't making value judgements here, but just asking who benefits and why is it so!
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No. 12831
It's because of the IQ gap
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>>12760
Strong culture of family ties and being good to each other. This works with any middle eastern nation. Middle eastern trade traditions play a big role in this too.
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No. 12924
Culture of ambition and knowing how things work.
Culture of solidarity and support among their own kin.
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>>12819
>can't trust nobody but my 'own people
>cooperation preferably among people you trust/like
And yet when whites do this it's raciss and the Jews shut it down.

Ernstchan's a funny place

Hide No. 12754 [Reply]
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Hallo
Ich bin Student und studiere Völkerecht. Können Sie mir bitte mit der Hausaufgabe helfen?
Ich habe 2 Fragen, auf denen ich mit 5 Sätze antworten muss.
  1. Woran es liegt, dass die CSU in den letzten Wahlen in Bayern 10 Prozentpunkten verloren hat?
  2. Warum sind die Grünen in konservativen Bayern beliebt wie nie zuvor?
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>>12754
>Woran es liegt, dass die CSU in den letzten Wahlen in Bayern 10 Prozentpunkten verloren hat?
Unionskrach/Seehofers Streit mit Merkel, Seehofer protegierte Maaßen, Söders Eskapaden z.B. mit den Kreuzen.
CSU-Rechtsaußen wanderten zur AfD (+10%).

>Warum sind die Grünen in konservativen Bayern beliebt wie nie zuvor?
Die Grünen sind eine Partei bürgerlicher und konservativer bzw. neoliberaler Besserverdiener, aber nicht so rechtsautoritär wie Seehofer und Söder. Der Zugewinn, den sie verzeichnen können, sind liberale Merkelfans, die nix mit AfD-Positionen anfangen können. Gilt auch für BaWü und Hessen. Der Aufschwung der Grünen wird sich fortsetzen und möglicherweise noch verstärken, wenn Merz und nicht Merkels Favoritin AKK das Rennen in der Union macht.

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WWI ended 100 years ago to this hour. Imagine the feelings of your forefathers in this moment, European Bernds.
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>>12612
Not genes, just society.
We could use a good, old fashioned war again these days.
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>>12613
But girls looked swarthy and 40yo.
Tough decisions, Ernst. Tough decisions.
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>>12612
Easier life in physical sense. Many diseases are cured, modern medicine allows more and more children to remain alive, who a century ago would just die before 5 years.
Manly men are here, you just exchanged manliness for convenience and modern society.
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I have a great-grandfather who served in the army. He died years before I was born, but some stories about his time in the service have been passed down to me. He was in France 100 years ago today and probably felt immense relief that it was over coupled with sadness over the deaths of the soldiers he befriended.

I know quite a lot about the music from the 1910's, so I'll share some interesting American songs from World War I.

"Joan of Arc" sung by Willie Weston in May 1917.
https://archive.org/details/78_joan-of-arc_willie-weston-bryan-weston-wells_gbia0013578b
This song represents an unusual aspect of American support for entry in World War I - sympathy for France's plight. There has been a historic appreciation for France because they gave important help to us in the War for Independence. Since the fighting in Europe posed no threat to us across the Atlantic, the threat it posed to France was used to drum up sympathy. The singer, Willie Weston was a popular vaudeville performer who came from an English theatrical performing family that immigrated here when he was a child. He frequently participated in entertainment shows at rallies to sell war bonds to help finance the war.

"For Your Country and My Country" sung by Willie Weston in May 1917.

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Hide No. 11400 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old one when kontra.

For days now I'm waiting to get sick but I just stay with a sore throat and some coughings.
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No. 12555
It's raining, so I just stayed inside. It's a bad day.
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No. 12558
>>12536
>I like to pass it off as respect, same way for animals as for humans: if you don't want to be bothered, I assume that you have a good reason for that, so no further opinions from me will follow, and I certainly won't try to force interaction where none was requested.

It's not called forced interaction but caring for someone. You can't and shouldn't care for everyone, but if you really care for someone you will sometimes have something as what you'd call forced interaction. Some people even want that to happen. Force and the will to power isn't a bad thing ok. Imagine, some people even want to be punished, they want their actions to be sanctioned and see that you care about what they do. It might be more hurtful and disrespectful of an other person's feelings to signal that you just don't give a shit and give up so easily which might be seen as simply not caring enough.
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>>12558
Well yes, there's a fine and often blurred line between respect and contempt. At least, my attitude is the same in both cases. Saves a lot of mental effort. Being needy of someone, and also pursuing someone out of a grudge, or even wanting people to need you, I view to be immature and feminine behaviors. It's how women act.

I don't see how somebody not caring about you is a problem at all. Their care or lack of it is their own problem/business. Imagine a stranger walks up to you on the street and says "I don't care about you". Great, the feeling is mutual, so there's no problem.

In general, I don't like to patronize/validate someone as if he was my property or something. Whether he wants to be validated/patronized, well, that's his own problem, innit. I don't see why I owe anyone attention, and furthermore, feeling entitled to other peoples' attention in the first place seems selfish to me.

In general, I trust others to be independent, proud individuals who don't need no authority or crutch or validation or whatever from other people. If they aren't such people, well, that's their problem again, huh.

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>>12555
You live in south?

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Did anybody here get conscripted or join your country's military voluntarily?

What were your experiences? If not what are your thoughts on it anyway?

Also feel free to discuss military stuff in general ITT I guess
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>>12414
I went to the krautchan unit in Calw
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No. 12435
In general military news, Hungary decided to open a new arms factory where we'll be producing licenced Czech armaments. The plan is to manufacture 200k guns over a course of 4 years or something.
Some will go to the Honvédség because they are still using soviet era guns.
It's part of a military modernisation program.
Apparently we'll be buying Turkish tanks too.
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>>12414
Two months. Beginner officer courses. Didn't even finish it.

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Ernstchan Anti-Natalism club
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In the first place if you love your children you wouldn't want them to be forced into living in this shitty world.
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No. 12373
Check out r/childfree, it's the most terrible shit I've seen in a while. Painful to read
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>>12373
There's also r/antinatalism

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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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zero

(dropped school after 9th class, later attended a high school diploma for adults course for a year,
then lost patience and dropped out again)
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No. 12177
Can we use this thread as a general academia thread?

What are you guys currently researching?
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>>12177
Also this site might be of interest for anyone in academia: https://paperkast.com/

relatively new HN-like paper aggregator
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>>12177
You should open a new one that is appropriate, but I think the interest is low so far.

I can only talk about what I read and sometimes have to write about, mind I do humanities.

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Do you know about the "American Nihilist Underground Society"?

"ANUS was started in 1987 by Spinoza Ray Prozak and Chromatic Death, with L.B. Noire, Royal Flush and The Innocent joining one year later. From 1987-1992, ANUS ran a series of highly celebrated free speech/non-taboo bulletin boards that attracted hackers, metalheads, activists and artists.

After several run-ins with the law and others who found the idea of non-taboo/free speech/free thought disturbing enough to censor it, from both left and right, A.N.U.S. regrouped as we tried to find a way to explain our vision. Eventually, the thought process of our founder -- a somewhat unique interpretation of nihilism -- grew into a full-fledged philosophy which we have been trying to explain ever since.

From 1991 to 1995, A.N.U.S. maintained an internet presence through an FTP archive, overlapping a web server from 1993-1996 that was later supplanted by the anus.com domain name. Since 1996, A.N.U.S. has continued growing at its current address and has been busily offending newspapers, governments, wikipedia and keyboard warriors alike." - http://www.anus.com/zine/about/

They have a bunch of really interesting articles - http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/
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No. 11819
Yeah, I remember that from back when I would type silly words into the URL bar.
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>>11819
t. 10 year old
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No. 12146
http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/people/ I found this one very motivating, especially for someone like me who had always a kind of "One is not able to change the world anyway" attitude
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>>12146
I liked the article in a "keep moving forward" kind of way. It's a better option than pic related.

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What are the types of characters you meet in Ukraine or Russia that you wouldn't meet in the west?
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No. 11797
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Characters like this unless you're unlucky.
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>>12077
Funny thing is how much that same lobby has been screeching in Britain about Corbyn and the leftists removing comparisons between Nazi Germany and Israel as actionable "antisemitism"

They're doing everything in their power now to convince the British to vote for conservatives.