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The crisis with Mortality and Immortality

The crisis with Mortality and Immortality

Religions, Political Ideologies, and Sports Teams all provide us with sturdy hero systems where participation ensures symbolic immortality.

Religion may promise an afterlife allowing us to manage our death anxiety and continue to deny it.

The corporate success ladder tells us that financial success or career competence will symbolically protect us from death.

Having kids can be seen as an attempt to transcend our biological mortality an attempt to extend our genetic lineage to keep a little bit of us still going.


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The healthy person, the true individual, the self-realized soul... is the one who has transcended himself. 



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How does one transcend himself?

How does one transcend himself?

By realizing the truth of his situation, by dispelling the lie of his character, by breaking his spirit out of its condition in prison.


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Heroism: One of the reasons we felt alive

Heroism: One of the reasons we felt alive

Society has always been a symbolic action system. A structure of status and roles, customs and rules of behavior, designed to serve as a vehicle for earthy heroism. 

We care about ourselves above all else cuz we like to see ...


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Some ideas about individuality and crisis of life and death.


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