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18450247 No.18450247 [Reply] [Original]

>like to read
>buy book thinking it's going to be awesome
>turns out it's hard as shit and it feels like work

>> No.18450443

The more you read the more those hard as shit books will be fun to read, and be easier to defer gratification for.

>> No.18450904

everything worthwhile in life is hard work

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18450232 No.18450232 [Reply] [Original]

Was this guy a fraud? Did he actually read all the books that he read?
Did he ever demonstrate real insight of the texts he talked about?

Bought an edition of The Analects recently and I noticed in the blurb Penguin decided to include a comment about the edition by Harold Bloom praising the commentary as 'Serene insight'
Considering everything I know about him, with his school of resentment I'm surprised that Harold Bloom would have even read it but I'll admit that I've only skimmed through The Western Canon so I am pretty ignorant of him

How respected was Harold Bloom? Ignoring The Flight to Lucifer

>> No.18450334

He claimed he could readd 1000 page per hour. Never read any of his books besides The Western Canon so I cant tell you much. Seems to obsessed with Shakespeare and writers nobody outside the anglosphere cares about.

>> No.18450387

Rehashing what the average English teacher might say in school about universally acclaimed books. He liked being on TV, so it is easy for lazy people to pick up ob his stuff through youtube rather than having to read a book by an actual researcher.

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Im laughing my ass off!

>> No.18450418

Samuel Johnson for barely sentient Amerilards

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18450201 No.18450201 [Reply] [Original]

How was one of the greatest books on warfare written by the Chinese when all they did was lose wars

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>> No.18450508

That book is gay, read On War instead.

>> No.18450515

Written, but not read

>> No.18450648

Because it's one of the first books on war. Same with the Greeks - some of the ideas they present are essentially universal truths, but just because they were the first ones to write them down, they are considered to be geniuses.

>> No.18450651


they won the only war that matters
the trade war

>> No.18450706

how? there not one chinese engineered product that is note worthy

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18450185 No.18450185 [Reply] [Original]

Why exactly are women so obsessed with this book?

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>> No.18450590

No mate, there is no way on earth I'm a faggot you stupid cunt.

If I fucked men I'd be a bloke. And if I fucked men and enjoyed it like a woman I'd be a poofter.

There is no way I'm a Faggot, and if you'd read Atwood properly you'd understand.

>> No.18450599

Because not being allowed to be a whore is, like, totally fascism

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>> No.18450630

It's trendy. That's all. It also feeds into the perpetual victim complex whereupon women make themselves more miserable by continually buying into ThinkTank sponsored psyops designed to derail normal human relationships.

>> No.18450638

Checked and this. It's why you get those lunatic feminists converting to the most strict sects of Islam. They've been psyopped into extremism.

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18450160 No.18450160 [Reply] [Original]

>He reads philosophy but ignores mathematics and science

Never going to make it

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I don't read philosophy

>> No.18450169

I started my self education of phil and maths last week and I am going strong till now
alternate days studying both
we will make it bros

>> No.18450171

Be yourself I guess.

>> No.18450259

Go away analyticfag. No one likes your philosophy.

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18450100 No.18450100 [Reply] [Original]

While tripping on shrooms last night I heard the voice of Savitri Devi for half an hour. She was switching between French and English the entire time. I was surrounded by normies who were also on shrooms and I got pretty close to freaking out because of how loud her voice was, I couldn't hear the conversation of the room or tell what was going on at all and I saw vivid images of her life during this time.

Based on this experience suggest me books to read. I've read all of her and Miguel.

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18450088 No.18450088 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

I love you all and wish you the best in life

>> No.18450098

I would have no problem with you killing yourself desu.

>> No.18450121

trumpfags are so pathetic and laughable it's very entertaining to watch
woke left at least provides arguments to think over but the american right wing is so incompetent and retarded you can just see it invites oldies to jerk off their pride

>> No.18450130

Seething but idc anymore
Give me a proper movie to give up my mortality to and I’ll do it faggot

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18450067 No.18450067 [Reply] [Original]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


>The popular Jihad movement with its long path of effort, great sacrifice and serious losses, purifies souls so that they tower above the lower material world. Important matters rise above petty disputes about money, short-term desires and inferior provisions. Malice disappears and souls are sharpened; and the caravan moves on up from the foot of the mountain to the lofty summit, far away from the stench of clay and the struggles of the low ground. Along the path of Jihad, the leadership is categorized. Abilities become manifest from the offerings and sacrifices, and men come forth with bravery and service.

>Do not think glory to be a wine-skin and songstress,
>For glory can come only through war and severe fighting.

Abdullah Azzam (pic related, his first name is in Arabic), from one of his short work on the subject of jihad, “Join the Caravan”. He continues,

>The nature of societies is precisely that of water. In stagnant water, water moss and decayed matter float on the surface, whereas flowing water will not carry scum on its surface. Similarly, the leadership of a stagnant society cannot fulfil its responsibility because leadership emerges only through movement, sacrifice, service and offering.

Lecture on his life

Pastebin of Islamic resources

What Abdullah Azzam is saying is built on a long tradition of jihadist metaphysics articulated in depth by

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>> No.18450788

weirdly enough the soviet support is underlined but not the american support

>> No.18450806

Those aren't my posts

>> No.18450817

>Ibn Taymiyyah. Ibn Taymiyyah differed drastically with al-Ghazali on multiple points, for one, he rejected divine command theory, asserting even someone who wasn't a Muslim could grasp an understanding of justice.
You can't understand a fact separate from God, for all facts belong to God and are his facts. Justice separate from God's justice is not even possible, let alone understandable.

>> No.18450869

>Every single major Islamic group receives CIA training and funding.
Why wouldn't they? Any time you want to overthrow a foreign government you promote internal coups and domestic agitators against the ruling regime.

Does this mean all jihadi groups are sus?

>> No.18450900

What do you mean by justice?

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18450052 No.18450052 [Reply] [Original]

The great debate

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>> No.18450350

I'm going to write an incel manifesto one day, despite despising incels myself.

>> No.18450353


She wrote a play, she gave the only copy to AW to read and I guess pass on to relevant producers. He got drunk and lost it.

>> No.18450358

So despicable signs of feminity? Because Solanas has the power and force of the phallus.

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This isn’t what happened, IRC Solanas struggled with schizo tendencies and wrote a play called Up Your Ass (as vulgar as it sounds) which she gave to Warhol to produce. Warhol rejected it as the play was so pornographic and licentious that he believed it was a set-up by the police (assuming obscenity laws were less relaxed than today). Following the rejection, Valerie Solanas believed that Warhol had begun discreetly plagiarising her work, incorporating aspects of Up Your Ass into his own oeuvre without credit and that’s why she attempted to murder him. Misandry had little to do with it.

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I've been planning to write a detailed day to day blog of a sexually failed and socially ostracized person. Everyone who is such should do the same to spread the awareness.

And everyone attacking me for it will be judged and condemned as INCELOPHOBE.

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18450004 No.18450004 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Abortion is based. I don't care about beings that have never been conscious before.

>> No.18450030

There isn't a good argument against it. I just think those who get them should be sterilized for lacking self control.

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>/lit/ - Literature

>> No.18450059

If you prevent abortion, the poor start reproducing like mad. The food supply is already constrained. We don't need another factor adding to that

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18449991 No.18449991 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

I haven’t jerked off in 4 days and I just read 15 pages, I never read this much without losing interest
Don’t jerk off if you want to be a better reader, especially if you have school shit you need to absorb

>> No.18449999

I jerk off all the time and can read 100 pages in half an hour. Did you ever consider that you just might be stupid?

>> No.18450003

wait a couple more days and you'll start getting boners from curvy letters like B and Q. This is a good plan for a couple days but in reality you just need to have a balanced life. Any addictions will distract you from productivity

>> No.18450025

Nofap + amphetamine = focus, power, freedom

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18449976 No.18449976 [Reply] [Original]

What would he have said about the "I Fucking Love Science!" and "Listen To Fauci." crowds?

>> No.18449981

He doesn't have any real opinions. He just makes really mundane observations. Just repeats the obvious.

>> No.18449985

Have sex with underage boys

>> No.18449997

Something contrarian and bourgeois in public.

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18449972 No.18449972 [Reply] [Original]

I was wrong to say there’s no arman. there might be. I don’t know. I am attached to a wrong view just like the buddha said would happen. I have no idea if there’s an atman or not and i’m sorry for being really mean

Also i’m not guenonfag larping to make himself look good. He’s still a dumbass even more attached to things but i felt like i needed to admit i did something wrong. Peace to all beings

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>> No.18450481

Yes. Learn about catholicism.

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Guenonfag here

I accept your apology

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Another guenonfag here.
You are totally forgiven dude

>> No.18450767

Not related to the thread, but do you have any other images from this series of memes? I've been searching for months, I am sure I've seen them in some other thread a year ago or so.

>> No.18450803

The meaning is to find meaning. What happens when you find it?

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18449965 No.18449965 [Reply] [Original]

There's no rational reason to read any philosophy beyond Plato and Aristotle.

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>> No.18450454

>AI isn't that advanced yet
But it will be in mere decades.
>that's just autopilot
Killbots without human oversight is a bad development.
>the west collapsing is a good thing
Not when what replaces it is a far worse dystopia.
>we'll survive the general mass extinction
Incredibly naive, blind faith position.
Also there's a nuclear arsenal in play and just look at leaders of the US and Russia. Aging equipment too. And resource depletion, etc.

>> No.18450468

7. No one bothers me, I just study in peace and sometimes come here to blow off steam.

>> No.18450470

How would you save us from all of this with philosophy lad

>> No.18450474

I'm not 100% sure yet. But at least I'm thinking about it, instead of blocking it out and pretending it isn't real like the vast majority.

>> No.18450482

100%. But I am an illusion.

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18449927 No.18449927 [Reply] [Original]

How can people be fine with working 8+ hours every week for the rest of their adult lives? Here I am a 27 yr old NEET who reads all day, living the best life. Just messing around with stocks and investments lol. You should read more books on how to handle money so you can be like me.

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>> No.18450729

why that occupation must be a profession?

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>why that occupation must be a profession?
Do you have enough money in order to do what you REALLY WANT TO DO?
If this is true then fine.
I mean, it really sucks being in your parent's house after a while. I don't feel MINE, I don't have space, I'm not confortable here anymore.
I figured I didn't hate life INTRINSICALLY I only hate this way of living.
There's a whole world out there and so much more interesting stuff to spend my time with. And I still think I might be happy in some kinds of jobs and I don't lack the passion for an endeavor like so many NEETs seem to do.
I'm out for a half-period comfy job. The paying is little but is enough. It might be BEARABLE.
Unfortunatelly, Covid hit and messed up my plans. Now I'm in the middle between neetdom and my purpose.

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>How can people be fine with working 8+ hours every week for the rest of their adult lives?
That's like asking why a pack mule is okay with being used, most people are simply born as creatures of labour with simple intelect and lesser souls.

>> No.18450828

>Books that explain the worker slave mindset?
The bible.
The slave is the one enslaved by sin.
Do not covet what your neighbor has.

>> No.18450917

>Do you have enough money in order to do what you REALLY WANT TO DO?
I would like to live a simple life. I need less money than my acquaintances seem to need, so why should I spend that much time for earning what I don't need?
>I don't feel MINE
I don't care. All I need is a room, then I can always go out when I feel like it.

What are your passions? I assume literature?

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18449907 No.18449907 [Reply] [Original]

Has /lit/ ever produced /lit/erature?

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This is unironically high literature and should be studied as a modern-day classic.

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>> No.18450065

The penis was.

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18449897 No.18449897 [Reply] [Original]

>book has 160 chapters

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18449875 No.18449875 [Reply] [Original]

Did you have a /lit/ day?
>wake up
>cigarettes, black coffee
>read huysmans
>lift weights, sunbathe
>flirt with a beautiful woman
>read cavafy
>read pascal
>shitpost on /lit/ for awhile before bed
I'm gonna make it.

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>> No.18450026

Made me chuckle, while i’m literally shitting and posting. Cut my turd in half. Oh well, at least there are spare tp rolls here..

>> No.18450040

Pseudoscience from statistical sampling. Experiments and MRIs show acute cognitive enhancement from nicotine. The same is not true for wine. Just sampling and surprise richer more educated people who consume wine happen to perform better on survey markers in non controlled settings.

>> No.18450050

Look into resveratrol, anon. I'm pro-wine and tobacco. I don't mess with other stuff.

>> No.18450325

holy fuck! that's a fatal burn excellently executed.

>> No.18450374

I like how you had to point out that you drink your coffee black as if that is somehow a statement about yourself

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18449842 No.18449842 [Reply] [Original]

Who are some lesser known indie horror writers from contemporary times? I saw a writer recommended on lit awhile ago that seemed really interesting but I can’t remember his name.

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>> No.18450467

No I looked into him but it’s someone like that. Thanks anyway.

>> No.18450610

OP here, I figured it out on my own. Thanks everyone.

>> No.18450613

Off Season was a bit too edgy for my taste, but the Girl Next Door was a good read

>> No.18450631

Well then tell us who it was. I wouldn't mind a good horror read rn.

>> No.18450643

HP Lovecraft.

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