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  • Intermission: Update of Further Disability

    My physical condition seems to be getting worse, despite my feeble attempts at exercising. I like to dance and I sometimes use an exercising machine, but it still seems that it does nothing but only exhaust me further. My mother contacted a lawyer to ensure my survival. What I mean by that is simple; should something happen to her, that lawyer will take care of me, because I am dependent on her as my grandpa is dependent on my grandma. He's related to her current boyfriend and I might meet him someday. After we'll visit the neurologist on the 11th of July (if I recall correctly), we might consider pleading for a bigger welfare check, along with someone to help me around my apartment. I hate to admit it but my Mom's my caretaker, despite my age. My mother, you see, is a perfectionist. Her rough childhood made her want to prove to herself that she is far better a mother than her own, deceased mother. It's thanks to my mother's earned wisdom, that I am in contact with my father (for they are divorced). Any attempt of criticism would challenge her ambition to surpass her mother. Perhaps this is why I am sensitive as well, I guess? It appears that the beginning of my ending has been sealed long ago, when I first began developing the symptoms of the chronic fatigue disease/syndrome. It looks as if I have underestimated the extent of my own disabilities. I guess that, if Mom wants to prove her mother as inferior, then I should perhaps try and prove my own disabilities as inferior as well; By showing the world.... and HER... that I am still able to function! Function in the form of creating and inheriting the Philosocom legacy. I feel ashamed when I see my mother, which is my neighbour, having to come to my house and do the chores I once could've done without a problem. It is shameful both because of my age and because of what you, dear readers, might think of me. I'm not a "Mama's boy", or anything. When I tried going for groceries I returned home with tears due to the anguish this simple task took of me. I pay my own bills! Pay for my own food! I used to walk hours straight before this!! Greater a walker than your average IDF soldier! And I know that, because my relatives served there! I hate being this weak, this tired, and have a certain guest of mine compare me to an 80 year old man, even though I'm in my middle 20's! Rest assured! Despite my exhausted body, my spirit seems to be stronger than ever! My dear readers will be rewarded with content, given with love, and my haters will only whine in the background, incapable of doing anything against me! That is because, as my own "nemesis", said: I "have done nothing wrong". As long as I am on the so-called "good-side of history", things should be going according to plan... The plan to justify my existence through contribution, least I be deemed a leech on my society. No one should be a leech... Such a thought frightens me more than death itself, truth be told.

  • Defining Winning Through Philosophizing A Rap Battle

    In YouTube there is a parody-esque historic rap battle between two sides: The Western side and the Eastern side. The Western side is composed of Socrates, Nietzsche and Voltaire; The Eastern side -- of Confucius, Sun Tzu and Laozi. Their "Rap Battle" is defined by "dissing" the opposite side, AKA, insulting them until there is no retaliation from said team. Rap battles are won by the side who disses the other side the most, arguably, it's a subjective thing, decided by the audience's favour. Do you see the pun in Rap? It is about REPutation. In the video, a state of anarchy was created, where the members of each teams, turned against themselves, thus creating their own independent sub-factions within the major-factions. The video is concluded by the question: "What is winning?" In this short article, I will attempt to solve this rap battle by defining winning: Winning is defined by either one's earn, other's defeat, or both. One can win a solitaire game without the need of the opponent being defeated. However, when it comes to conflict of at least 2 sides, then defeat of either, might decide the triumph of the other. In this case, both sides defeated by themselves. Imagine a soccer game with the teams kicking the ball to their own net, several times. Utter stupidity, but existent nonetheless. Therefore, in relation to the rules of soccer, basketball and so on, the team which defeated itself the least, is the ONE who won. Simply count how many disses the self-defeating sides inflicted upon themselves, and the side which landed upon itself, the least amount of disses, is the one, who won. Winning against an opponent is a matter of numbers going either up or down. In fighting video games, the one who won is often the one whose health or stamina prevails against the same counterpart of the opposite side. If one side reaches 0 HP/Stamina, then the other side wins. If one has more health than the other, and the match is determined by the reduction of time, then one side may win even without the other side's HP reaching 0. If both sides reach 0 HP at the same time, both lose and win at the same time; it's called a tie. In this case, if the self-defeating factions defeat one another with an equal amount of "disses", then none of them win, as they reach an equal ground. I lack the power to count each diss myself. And that, my readers, is how winning is arguably, properly defined. Here is the video in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N_RO-jL-90

  • The Eggman Philosophy -- Utilizing Self-Appreciation

    As I've written before, Dr. Eggman from the Sonic franchise is a very interesting character, despite his constant failures to defeat his arch-nemesis. He very much reminds me of Nietzsche's Overman; a person who is "beyond" the societal conditions and limitations we "lesser" beings are ruled by. Despite his immense power over a global empire, he is a one-man-show, and only rarely he has faithful allies who are more than just nameless robots. This character is one that I am very amused by, despite him basically being a failure. It's not the fact that he has a so-called 300 IQ, and it's not the fact that his personality is appealing. What makes him so inspirational for me, is his ability to serve a threat big enough to threat the entirety of Sonic's world -- and beyond -- with only his own mechanical genius. Only rarely a doctor has such immense power -- over armies, over battleships, over oversized space stations and other overstretched monstrosities, simply because he can; Can, with the mere power of intellect, and at times, with little else in addition. I knew this character since I was a child, as some of us did. He was introduced in the early 90's, and I wasn't even born yet at the time. As to how a single man can gather massive armies and facilities is really beyond me. Can truly a person of such ridiculous IQ level be able to create so much, with his own hands at the beginning? Of course, he's not perfect at all. In fact, he won against the hero only rarely; very rarely. One could think how such powers aren't able to defeat a single enemy or a bunch of enemies, is beyond me. Many in Eggman's stead would give up, seeing their plans foiled over and over again, seeing their inventions reduced to scrap in a matter of minutes or even seconds. And yet, something within him, drives him so much, that he doesn't really see any reason to give up, especially when he was able to defeat his decades-old nemesis (even by a bit). It appears that Dr. Eggman's main source of motivation, is nothing but himself. His own image, his own vision for the world, embedded in his glory. He is truly a megalomaniac of the highest order, and perhaps that is the core thing that keeps him on the move, planning on the next plan, that has a high chance to fail (like the rest of his plans). If you played Sonic games, you could see how self-obsessed Eggman is. Egg Pawns, the Death Egg, and even his own emblem -- all portray him in one way or another. Being egg-shaped, he sometimes shapes his robots as such as well, and due to his overly-large moustache, some of his bases also have moustaches appear in plain sight. He is truly narcissism-incarnate, and should had he been more humbler, and think of worthier things to pursue, perhaps we would have less Sonic games throughout the decades. I only admire this monster of a being only because of his great motivation not give up on his plans for world domination; a motivation, dependant solely on the Ego. Perhaps that's why some of you might consider me a narcissist as well, even though I do not identify myself as such. I do adore the concept of the Ego, the fact that one could be more self-reliant and thus stronger as one. Sure, some of Eggman's machines were doomed from the very beginning, but his defeats do not seem to inflict a single scar on his massive ego. I don't want to have a massive ego like his. I guess that I keep thinking about him due to his near-invincible immunity from emotional harm. Whenever I was encountered by a hater, they planted a seed of doubt within me, and perhaps harmed my mental health a bit. It was the seed that said that it is all worthless; all the articles, the books, the poems; all are a waste of time done by someone who was too stressed to get his philosophy degree. So, yes. Eggman is sort of my role model. A role model merely for his resilience from harm and defeat. We can in general learn from him that nothing ensures victory, but as long as we will aspire to be victorious, we could at least said that we've tried our best, right? So what if he is an absolute outcast from society? The overman from Nietzsche's was too intended to be an outcast. When you are "beyond" society, whatever that actually means, solitude is near-inevitable, and so is rideculation, from those who care less for you. I named my Quora's Space "The Tomasio Base" as an homage to this character; the one who also names things after him. He couldn't care less as to what others might think of him, he doesn't care that he is a weirdo. It is the ego, and its vast potential, that ensures him, the hope of the highest order, to survive and to try and strive against his enemies. His mindset is, therefore, a very practical one, wouldn't you agree? His execution might be very poor, but at least he has the mindset... of a world-conquering god. Wouldn't you want at least a glimmer of that mindset? It is the one, that allegedly grants one immunity... from despair and depression.

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