Lucid Living

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  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    I read this term online: "Lucid Living." Is it possible to be alive yet not awake?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    You should go into a bar front a drunk and ask him.
    Or perhaps when at the drive thru ask there.

    Or...if you owned everything in the world what would you buy?

    I know you smoke but I thought it was just backy but must be wacky backy.

    Alex
     
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  5. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Do you need be drinking or using drugs to be absent from life?
     
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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Well you could turn to religion if you dont want to take drugs that will do the trick but why do you want to be absent from life?
    You take drugs..backy and coffee are drugs.
    Do you smoke to alter your mental state, do you drink coffee for a little buzz...do you think those drugs help you be absent from life?
    Alex
     
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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Lucid Living is just a phrase to get you to pay attention to your life.

    But if you are really interested in an answer to that question, look up "philosophical zombie". Have you ever arrived in your parking lot at work, with no memory of the drive getting there?
     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I've been called an "airhead".
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    You can be asleep, obviously. Or unconscious for other reasons.
     
  12. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Erm, have you, now?

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  13. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    No, but there have been times when I forgot what I had for dinner the night before. It is kind of embarrassing when someone asks.
     
  14. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    too much negative enegry
    disengaging from interface
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    If we didn't turn a blind eye to most of reality, we'd all go mad.
     
  16. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Our madness might the cause of our reality. I've been following a guy on YouTube who claims that most people are insane, only that insanity is considered normal.
     
  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    For example, homosexuality used to be considered a mental illness - and bullying used to be considered normal.
     
  18. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I've been giving that some thought. To the best of my recollection, during my prime, sex never involved more than a few hours of my time, if I was lucky, once every week. And I do have my preference, but I'm not certain I would claim it as my identity. You tell me, Bob: does your penis define who you are?
     
  19. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Bob, I really want to know, does your penis define who you are?
     
  20. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    What's this? A bid for non-sequitur prize of the month? Or a joke example of bullying?

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  21. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    It's an honest question. Heterosexual or homosexual, does your penis define who you are?
     
  22. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    But what possible relevance does that have to what SideshowBob was saying, which was about the evolution in definitions of mental illness?

    And why ask twice in the thread and a third time on Sideshowbob's profile page?
     
  23. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Personal identity doesn't play a role in the individual psyche? He and I were discussing the insanity of people and life. What better place to start than on the individual perception of self.

    Why are you so concerned? Even you are avoiding the question.
     

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