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  1. NohHeeChul

    The Bhagavad Drumpf

    Title: The Bhagavad Drumpf, collage shadowbox triptych "Behold, Arjuna, a million divine forms, with an infinite variety of color and shape. Behold the gods of the natural world, and many more wonders never revealed before. Behold the entire cosmos turning within my body, and the other things you desire to see. I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world." I was listening to the DTFH while working on this. Duncan and Aubrey (I think?) were discussing the election and brought up the very idea that inspired this piece. Weird magickal astral shit... As above, so below. As within, so without. As the Universe, so the soul. 93. nohheechul.com
    6 Points
  2. ChairmanLMAO

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    6 Points
  3. 5 Points
  4. Ryan

    This is my thread.

    This is my thread. If I tell you that u have to get out, then you HAVE to leave. I can talk about whatever I want but if u say something and I don't like it u have to change it. Also if I tell u to modify your posts in any way then u HAVE to do it or u have to get out of my thread. This is what my thread looks like:
    5 Points
  5. Final_Form_Ryan

    This is my thread.

    I am finally free.
    5 Points
  6. Letters

    Episode 225 - Jordan B Peterson!

    The pendulum has returned this very day dear friends! The chaos dragon has again returned with a new hair cut and some extra nasty friends this time around. Hark unto thee, dear bearers of the holy latch key! Hark unto thee oh fearless of Chiraq! Hark unto thee multi gendered shockers of bigotry! The hour is upon us all! Unite! Cast away yon squabbles and hashtags of nill worth! Thou must not placate, and befuddle thoust brothers, sisters, and starbellied sneeches a moment more. Do not reapet the sins of your forebearers! Buy naught, Lie naught, Cry naught. Heed the good DrPeterson, and Lord Lavender. Invoke Horus, FIX YOURSELVES, and hold the fuck on.
    4 Points
  7. Letters

    Episode 225 - Jordan B Peterson!

    Sorry Admin wizards for the empty post. My phone is at it again. @pattmayne Where's the pronoun list, and all that? It that just a summary or what? I also doubt this will result in a gulag by the way. And yeah the dtfh still rocks my socks. JPs lectures are indeed way more interesting than C16. @notahater_abuttlover The white privilege argument is sloppy, and racist. It's not a privilege to be accepted by racists. It's a curse. My ramen noodles don't transform into something more nourishing just because I'm eligible for KKK member ship. Despite being raised by a poor Mexican family in a shithole town, fighting redneck racists, having cops point a gun at the back of my head, having black, Japanese, Mexican, Gay, Muslim, and Pagan friends. And being poor myself. Despite all that; My skin color makes me an oppressor. Even if my white background is that of starving, traumatized, Czech immigrants, who lived 5 deep in a shack, and came to America in early 1920's. Then killed actual nazis in an actual war. That's still not good enough. Even contempt for Bush Jr., let alone the coming of Trumpito, is not enough. I'm not the only one who has a diverse back ground, and who has been in the violent, soul draining, disgusting, trenches of unbridled actual racism and bigotry. But we're all monsters because a law makes us leary. Sjws are one of the prices of the internet. It's my perhaps addled supposition that they are perhaps the result of an excessively sheltered life. That's not a new hypothesis, but I'll elaborate on that by saying that being sheltered while envying the chaotic freedom of slightly older Bush Jr. era latch key kids. Who were very rebellious. So the actually privileged new generation had to up the anti in order to build they're developing ego's. Which all happened at lightspeed via unprecedented technology. In addition to the effect of the first black president. Which made it more difficult to easily formulate rebellion. Plus technology helping the valid rebellion of the now exposed element of police brutality and racism. In the 90's grunge fasion was quickly exploited by corporate America. Similar to todays quest for rebellion being exploited by politicians. And to have the older generation hop on board mutes rebellion and forces the youth to up the anti even further. The ever present paranoia of being labeled a bigot makes the already difficult process of the Phoenix nearly impossible. The process is nearly destroyed when infantilization is provided and endorsed by the very universities that used to aid the process. "Saferooms" with toys and puppy videos are an ultra version of belittling macho blood thirsty marine recruits. Which was already done shortly after 9-11 by counter culture youth. Again a case of upping the anti. Human rights made it so that children are not allowed to work. They are underdeveloped. So are these gender philosophies. They're only 4 or so years old. Which is why they should be at least examined before given the power of law. Especially when sjws are positing neo-bigotry. You can't make friends when you call people their own enemy. Even though my own identity is disregarded because of my race, gender, and sexual preference I still endorse my accusers to create all kinds of new beings and believe they should be treated fairly. But they can expect alot of justified opposition when they group anyone questioning something they haven't even figured out themselves in with actual bigots. Sometimes ya gotta admit your just trying to be cool.
    4 Points
  8. adamantium

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    Probably the best guest so far. Mind blown.
    4 Points
  9. Ryan

    Free Will.

    Do I have it? honestly I never cared or really understood the question of it until like two months ago. now I can't stop thinking about it. or perhaps I'm just upset that I can't stick to meditating when I wake up in the morning. like even if I leave myself notes on my bedroom door I will look at it, go piss, make coffee, and surf YouTube until I have to go to work. I have zero focus. I have Zero. Focus.
    4 Points
  10. european

    Episode 224 - Derek Waters!

    I liked the story Duncan told about the obese guy and comparing that to the spiritual wiggle you sometimes have to do. Start small, gather momentum, keep going.
    4 Points
  11. ThatNinja44

    Episode 224 - Derek Waters!

    the bit about the Taekwondo master and the drunk cheered me up
    4 Points
  12. Hey guys, I just checked my youtube subscriptions and lo and behold Jordan Peterson posted a very sincere and moving video: To those interested about the title of the thread, then in his video he announces, that he will be debating Sam Harris on January 16th on Harris' podcast 'Waking Up'. Both of these men are extremely intelligent and interesting to me, so this will most likely be the high point of my month, can't speak for all of you. Peterson does a very good job rationally explaining his personal 'Religion', to an extent, that you can't really argue his logic(read: I can't). Sam Harris always does an excellent job explaining and unpacking(lol) complex ideas and logically exposing faults in them. If these two men would find common footing and mayhaps even like each other so much, that they would like to collaborate in the future, it would be a dream come true. If you liked Jordan Peterson on JRE: Just imagine what this level of topic will be with Sam Harris as the counterpart!! Happy new year! http://jordanbpeterson.com/category/reading-list/ A reading list from Jordan Peterson. He also has started turning his lectures into podcast form on 'The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast', I highly recommend. http://www.selfauthoring.com/ What Peterson talks about on JRE, a program of reprogramming yourself through writing out your influencial life experiences through reverie forms (Picture shows in your head) and drawing out meaning from these and finding connections to your present self. I am currently doing the past authorship program and highly recommend it, I have found my own obvious personality flaws and have been able to even come up with ways to remedy them. I find it, thus far, to be an extremely valuable tool for self improvement.
    4 Points
  13. TeenKonceptz®

    are NPC's real?

    Grade-A Koncept®!
    4 Points
  14. jenkins

    I love you guys

    Haven't gotten to know many of you yet, but you're awesome people Merry Christmas and hail Santa
    4 Points
  15. pattmayne

    The Christmas Thread

    I don't know if we need a Christmas thread but MERRY CHRISTMAS. I hope you all throw off the shackles of materialism and embrace your own souls by the ankles in the new year. This is my family's traditional Christmas Ceiling Spider:
    4 Points
  16. CasualEncounter

    The Christmas Thread

    Mom smashed a glass of mezcal, dad's smoking dope in the garage. Merry Christmas!
    4 Points
  17. Nihil Loc

    Episode 225 - Jordan B Peterson!

    That is Jordan Peterson's core message really: Fix Yourself as best you can, take control of the reigns of your own life, and look to enduring myths of the past and the tragedies of history with reason to establish your own sense of what is good to value. Peterson could just well be a big finger that points to an example of character (his own, or someone elses who we'd like to be). He definitely seems to slide toward the conservative end of values. Above all, do not be consumed and ruined by your resentment or bad faith (my own problem).
    3 Points
  18. ChairmanLMAO

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    "we've had laws in this country that regulate what people can't say, and that's reasonable. But it seems to me that we're in danger of crossing a line with Bill C16 and its surrounding legislation, it's the first time I've seen in our legislative history where people are attempting to make us speak their language, and that's not something I'm willing to do." man, what a hateful bigot.
    3 Points
  19. ChairmanLMAO

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    man actually WATCHING what he is pushing up against has thrown this into a new light for me tonight. Militant radical leftists not listening at all and trying to drown him out with white noise and shutting off his mic. Disgusting.
    3 Points
  20. ChairmanLMAO

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    Why this man look like he about to drop the most fire lecture of 2017???
    3 Points
  21. Blaineleslie

    Episode 225 - Jordan B Peterson!

    This episode has given me a hell of a lot to think about. One question that springs to mind, is why do people want to seek redemption by solidifying or altering identity when Buddhism tells us that attachment to identity is delusion and that identity does not exist in any absolute way?
    3 Points
  22. Endymion

    Episode 225 - Jordan B Peterson!

    I'm about 40 minutes in, and this is a fantastic conversation! Great guest, @duncan! He mentions around 41:00 a book about a woman who lived as a man for a while. The book is by Nora Vincent Self-Made Man. It's an awesome book and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the concept of gender. Dr. Peterson tried to make a point about the experience destabilizing Nora Vincent, but I assume he's misremembering the book or he's operating off of hearsay. The book is pretty clear that what caused the author the breakdown was lying to every single person she was interacting with for an entire year about who she was and worrying about getting caught. The book is not about a transgendered person trying to live the life they want to, it's a journalist trying to understand how the male experience differs from her own, and she lies about who she is and risks her safety in doing so. It's a high stress and unsettling experience, and that's what causes her breakdown in the end--not the fact that she was living as a man when she is in fact a woman.
    3 Points
  23. harry_krishna

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    This should be a DTFH Thread!!! I think there's room for give and take, and he is obviously speaking extremely on one end. BUT, I believe his point isn't quite about pronouns, rather the legislation of mandated speech -- he is against this chaos portal. Many people (myself included) don't have an understanding of what it feels like to be a marginalized demographic, but I think what is important is to not rush past the uncomfortable conversations into rage, vitriol and prejudice. Beyond this, I believe discrimination has been given a bad name, when discrimination is purposeful. Let me explain, if we could not discriminate to detect patterns, then we would be helpless. In Huxley's A Brave New World part of what's imposed by law is promiscuity -- no emotional attachment allowed, and from this discrimination in regards to sexual partners is eroded. That is a world I want no part of. I think many of those speaking out against SJW movements sense that the SJW community is jettisoning criticsim, and yet we only improve from criticism. I understand many of these arguments make dramatic leaps for effect, and am open to all kinds of discussion. We must chose to live uncomfortably and improve or live comfortably and decay. Great insight! @JayDP Maybe this will suffice?
    3 Points
  24. Letters

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    @JayDP I get what you mean. But please consider this: Wouldn't you want your side to be in order before combating right-wing oppression? I don't see a chunk of the left being stuck in sloppy logic being helpful. Especially when their logic validates those creepy Christian "pray the gay away" camps. The idea that gender is a mood. Its not a stretch to imagine the Trump administration making hatecrime laws less strict. In which case people would rightly flip out. One of the rights huge faults is their lack of critique of the alt-right. Which is what alot of liberals do concerning sjws for fear of being labeled as a bigot. And of course; votes. So yeah, a group of morons making LAWS is a big deal. A LAW that will enrage the idiots on the other side. The side who currently has the power. As well as make it more difficult to spot who's an asshole because everyone speaks the same way. Having some macho cop kidnap you, and put you in a box, and take away your car because you can't afford insurance is a LAW. And it sucks really fucking bad. Now imagine you also get fined for not calling someone a pony, or x-men, or zig zag. I'll gladly call someone who's decent whatever they want. And cheers to them for being brave and shaking up the status quo. That stupid law won't make Canada the Gulag anytime soon. But what's gonna happen when thousands of stupid ass skinheads start getting fined? Whatever it is, it's gonna make focusing on all the oooold problems more difficult than it already is.
    3 Points
  25. Rokcast Episode 5: Standing Rock!! Woh dudes, I get real ultra spiritual in this one. I talk with Kelly Daniels who is a photographer in my area, and we get into the insane police tactics against the people at standing rock and the divine intervention that is going on with the prophecies of the BLACK SNAKE (HMMM Oil pipeline?) That the natives talked about years ago where all tribes would unite and and age of tranquility enters the consciousness of mankind.
    3 Points
  26. self_medic

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    I really appreciated JP's sharing the story of his transcendent experience. Has this happened to any of y'all? Mine happened when I was alone at home and not on psychedelics, and although it was a glorious, blissful experience...I thought the same thing Peterson and @duncansaid - how could I belong in the world or let alone walk down the street in this state? What would have happened if there were other people around? Would I have ended up in a mental hospital? Idk...it's really comforting to hear this and I wonder about how many people I come across have had a similar experience but are hesitant to talk about it, like I am.
    3 Points
  27. JayDP

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    Does anything have a specific time stamp of when he stops railing against Post-Modern Marxists as if they're the most malevolent and powerful political force in the world today? I do want to give this guy a shot because people talk very highly of his self improvement stuff but I find his SJW shit soooooo boring and just nuts how much time and energy he spends on this shit in the face of obviously much much much more pressing political matters in the world today.
    3 Points
  28. meheeeen

    Some of my art, my synesthesia series.

    Thanks for looking! Happy to answer questions about my art. I work in a range of media & styles.
    3 Points
  29. ChairmanLMAO

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    it's free on his website! http://jordanbpeterson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Peterson-JB-Maps-of-Meaning-Routledge-1999.pdf
    3 Points
  30. WeepingMonk

    Are mediums legit?

    I always hate when I go to a restaurant and they have their drinks listed and the sizes are 'medium' or 'large'. You need to have at least 3 sizes to list a medium in there. You can't have small/medium or large/medium. You're lying to us. That so-called 'medium' is bullshit, that's a small.
    3 Points
  31. Letters

    How/Where/What do you do to acquire currency?

    Unemployed. The past included; Dishwasher in a Chinese restraint. Learning a few Mandarin words from the chefs. Free green tea! Construction. Hot days on roofs and using a jackhammer. Wrestling cinder blocks while hearing racists blab on and on. Cleaning up train wrecks. One year included a train full of UPS sent Christmas gifts. What a day. Stuffing the funnies in news papers. Paid a penny per paper. Took acid with buddies while working once. The papers were swimming. Quite a challenge. Stage hand for Ironmaiden. Assembled giant monster robots with cranky British roadies. Including an enormous "bloke" named Ashley. Who would go on stage on stilts with a costume and sword. Stocking coolers at a liquor store. Oh the humanity... Sometimes I'd stuff subversive comics I'd make in the cases of Budweiser. Never to know how they were perceived... Moving rich folks into high rises. Carrying couches worth a years pittance. Delivering pizza on the forth of july. Looking for houses amid BA-BOOOMs. Quit after a day due to an annoying fella. Sold drawings to a band of buddies for flyers and a shirt. Blacksmith. Sold a couple small things I made at night. Listening to Duncan while at the anvil. Stoned with inscense burning. I love it. Learned the horrors of office politics copying court papers and hearing 8 hours of podcasts a day. Scraping metal. Nothing like garbage day in a rich neighborhood. One home threw out an entire sauna! Walls an all. Took advantage of a college grant for poor people. Do well and get paid! Chose a course on video game design. Panhandling. Crying to family. The future is gonna be much better.
    3 Points
  32. Nihil Loc

    Jordan Peterson on DTFH? Oh my days!

    Sam Harris is also going to have a discussion with Jordan Peterson on his podcast. I agree the SJW stuff is so damn boring though.
    3 Points
  33. Clarion

    Free Will.

    From reading Sam Harris's book recently I can offer one of his arguments against free will that I hadn't thought of before. Lets say you go to the fridge to grab something to drink. You see a beer but decide against it in favor or water and you drink water. It did not occur to you to drink orange juice even though that was a possibility. You are not free to choose what did not occur to you and therefore the options you believe you have are presented to you by your mind first, not by your free will to do so. I don't believe in free will at all. Not at all. I came to my decision slowly and fearfully and I think the idea is a corrosive and invasive one. Once you've considered it it will become more and more difficult to reject as time goes on. It also takes some courage to accept and at times it's frustrating because the phenomena can't be observed as it's happening. Only looking back can we see free will as an illusion. In the present mind free will is so deeply rooted, like the sense of self, that to witness the illusion would almost defy the laws of physics. Your decisions come from the unconscious a few hundred milliseconds before you become consciously aware of them. Even being told of your decision right before you make it by some all observant machine wouldn't leave enough time to fact-check the premonition before the choice was 'made' by the conscious mind. If your decision could be displayed right in front of your eyes the instant it was created, in the time it would take to read the display your choice would've surfaced from unconscious to conscious. And so the illusion of free will might stay an illusion forever due to lag. I can't think of how we could speed it up.
    3 Points
  34. self_medic

    are NPC's real?

    We are all running a program aren't we? It's obviously in certain ways (heart beating unconsciously, breathing etc.) and less obvious with our thoughts. But they are all programs in their various forms. How often do you truly "pop out" of it and watch your thoughts and see your program running? I personally don't often other than brief instances during meditation and during psychedelic trips I've had. IMO some can do it more than others after consistent meditation practice, and a few may have the ability to watch the programs permanently. But most of us are MOSTLY stuck in our respective loops.
    3 Points
  35. Glenn

    The DTFH Post YOUR Art thread!

    Here is some card art I finished recently for a game I've been developing. I am hoping to be able to program the game into AltspaceVR so it can be played there, but I have never used three.js or a-frame before so that might take a while to pull off.
    3 Points
  36. recently i have gone into a deep sorrow its a feeling in my bones ..sadness, i can barley type this ...i have tried ..i cant get my negative score any higher...in the forums im sure others feel the same. i'm quitting forums its just to much pressure for me peace:)
    3 Points
  37. This just in: User with 8 posts can't find the motivation to push through small amounts of criticism, says final goodbye in broken English. Good riddance
    3 Points
  38. Blargh- Listened to the Rogan ep to see what all the fuss was about- really wanted to like this guy. Could not make it through their hour-plus of yammering about SJWs. It was fine the first dozen times Rogan had on some college professor to whine about SJWs, but it's so tired and completely out of touch with reality. Yes, SJWs are annoying online and yes, sensitive kids pay $40,000 friggin dollars a year for colleges and get their run of the place. And? Meanwhile Trump and his crony Republicans are getting set to fleece the nation. Deprive millions of people of healthcare. Overturn Roe V Wade. The damn House was trying to gut their own goddamn oversight etc etc... but if you got your political news from Rogan the real cultural tragedy is that, conservatively, one out of 100 or 500 people you encounter you might have to use a gender pronoun you're not familiar with- O the humanity! For God sakes Rogan literally even misrepresented the devastating issue of income inequality as people being mad that everyone doesn't literally don't make the same thing, angry that people who "work harder" (vomit) make more... instead of the devastating issue of a handful of people having more money, ownership and power than the rest of humanity, billions of people, put together. Peterson also characterized Marxism and Socialism as literally murderous. Like, it's just impossible for any of these ideas to be implemented, in any fashion whatsoever, without murdering a ton of people. Why? Because Stalin that's why! I know this is a bit off topic but I had to get that off my chest and I find it super hard to take this guy all that seriously- though I'm sure he may have some okay ideas. The self-authorship stuff seems fine, though it also just kinda sounds like a glossy name for "journaling".
    3 Points
  39. 3 Points
  40. Have you tried.... meditation? If you have, then perhaps let meditation try you for a change.
    3 Points
  41. 3 Points
  42. destroya

    Lazy attitude can be changed

    Lazy Attitude Can Be Changed 1. Uninstall all video games 2. Block all porn websites 3. Ice cold showers 3 times daily. 6 AM 12 PM 6 PM 4. Diet consisting of nothing but meats veggies and nuts 5. Meditation and Psychedelics 6. One hour of light or 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day 7. Limit computer/phone usage to only 30 minutes maximum a day Hard Mode -Not masturbating at all -Working at the same time -Yoga 30 minutes a day additionally -Stepping outside your comfort zone daily in any situation Extra Hard Mode -Travel to new countries -Challenge yourself with new relationships and meeting new people -Set realistic goals and achieve them continuously -Become a better person every single day through hard work, focus, discipline, perseverance. Additional Steps But Not Required -Supplements -TCDS (Electric Brain Stimulation) -Cold therapy -Float tanks -Holotropic Breathing/Pranayama
    3 Points
  43. ehhrrwal

    mercury in retrograde

    No interpersonal problems but trying to install chrome on my moms MacBook just took a couple years off my life.
    3 Points
  44. EnergyGem

    Welcome to the New-New Forum!

    Hello, new member here. Look forward to chatting with you all. Looks like a nice place. : )
    3 Points
  45. Frederich Foucault

    The DTFH Post YOUR Art thread!

    Here's something I drew earlier on in the year.
    3 Points
  46. Rokazulu

    Perfect Burger Recipes

    Rokazulu's Vegetarian burger™ 1/3 cup of barley 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 5 tablespoons organic Kansas City's Love barbecue sauce 3 organic asparagus stalks, finely cut 1 cup canned pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed 1/3 cup of spelt breadcrumbs 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped 2 teaspoons of organic soy sauce 1/2 cup of organic silken tofu 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 6 soft buns, split Directions: Prepare the barley as the label directs. Let cool completely. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and a pinch of salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Add the garlic, 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce, cook, stirring, until the mixture dries out slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and let cool completely. Add the barley, beans, breadcrumbs, walnuts, soy sauce, tofu, parsley and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the food processor. Pulse until finely ground with some chunks. Form into six 4-inch-wide, 1/2-inch-thick patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate until firm, 1 to 4 hours. Preheat the broiler. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the patties until golden brown, about 6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, place the buns, cut-side up, on a broiler pan and broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the patties on the buns; top with the remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Enjoy your fleshless bloodless meal, at the cost of a very slightly less sensually pleasurable taste.
    3 Points
  47. 3 Points
  48. sensephage

    The DTFH Post YOUR Art thread!

    flying out of my imagination and into yours here you deal with it! (hope ya enjoy colorpuke) there's plenty more, but i dont know the rules. eeeeeennnnnnnjoy
    3 Points
  49. Joshua

    The DTFH Post YOUR Art thread!

    HORRRRRRAAAAYYYYYYY NEW DTFH ART THREEEAAAADDDD!!
    3 Points
  50. MallowTheCloud

    The DTFH Post YOUR Art thread!

    Nice to see everyone's art! Looking good. Thanks for sharing! I've been feeling slightly undazzled by my desk job I've taken it upon myself to keep practising my passion instead of being an auto-pilot veggie for 8 hours a day, 5 times a week. I take microbreaks throughout the day to work on little pieces of art. I'm still kinda looking for what my "thing" will be, but I'm hoping that the practice will eventually show me. After all "The muse visits during the act of creation, not before. Don't wait for her. Start alone."
    3 Points