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58593Re: Interest and action

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  • William
    Nov 24, 2012
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      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mary" <josephson45r@...> wrote:
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      > Bill,
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      > I think a continuing interest in a particular philosophy, such as existentialism, directly relates to your comments about hormones and memory. We may think our interest is caused by intellect, but it probably relates more to you what you said about physiology. We stay with our interest, because a feedback loop was established and continues to satisfy. Those events or traumas aren't happening now; we'd probably be dead if they were continuous. I don't like considering the past as my best years; what happens today matters. Existentialism at my age sets each day apart as the best, even when it's the worst. It allows me the dignity to find meaning both apart from and with the crowd. Through interest and action we stay connected with our world.
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      > Mary
      >Mary, so well composed and said. That was a joy to read. Bill
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" <vize9938@> wrote:
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      > > Dick says he is odd. I do not see him as any such thing. He thinks he will soon be gone and he would know more about that than I . He ,like me is not a believer but with time running out he looks to a home in his mysticim. I am happy he has a refuge although I do not understand it. He is being true to his lifes prescriptions and that is not odd, I find it laudable. So his interest and actions are directed toward his view of life.
      > > I am studying peak oil theories and population demographics. I am still in this world and hope to be until my end. The numbers for the next forty years are becomming clearer. For the next forty years growth in everything except population will be near Zero. Environmental degredation will hurt food production .Population growth will continue until 2050 at which time it will begin to reverse. These numbers come from growing standard models and are of interest to me since I could live twenty more years. I have no interest yet in some sort of eternity but that may change when I have greater clarity as to my life span. I see people faced with the certainty of their demise react in unpredictable ways. I think you take what you need to remain comfortable in mind and body and I am still involved in that quest for myself and wife. My interests are propelling my actions and I still have purpose in this life. Existentialism is for those that exist and I hope it holds interest and worth until my demise. Bill
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