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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    libgen has already made it so i have more books than i could read if i started reading now and only stopped to eat and sleep, what a load of horse shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's not a race and most, like 99% most, are garbage

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing as I just made a thread on Martial, I leave this here:
    Quisquis ubique habitat, Maxime, nusquam habitat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Quisquis ubique habitat, Maxime, nusquam habitat.
      so true french gay

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i agree, but ive just realized how much time ive been squandering recently... You can always go further in realizing the preciousness of each day (unless you have a full-time job, that is).

    Ive devoted hours, maybe 100+ hours over the past few months to watching that stupid grifter Nick Fuentes, watching him react to discussions between other mediocre ecelebs like alex jones and tucker carlson, watching him rant his mean-spirited, judgmental ideology. He's funny, but man, what a waste of time, what a waste of energy. Almost wake up with a kind of hangover, a kind of bitter taste in your mouth, after throwing away a precious evening like that.

    Anyway, i'm gonna go read now, but I just wanted to post this to encourage other anons to try and discover how they're wasting time, and to realize the preciousness of each day by devoting more time and energy to reading and other passions.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can't figure out what's a waste of time and whats not, everything is so complex and so stupid at the same time.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What sorts of things are you thinking of when you say this?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Like how philosphy is this deep body of work that supposedly takes people years to penetrate but when we get down to it many of the ideas become reduced to semantic arguing between nerds or little interesting truisms and quotes. I can't tell if it's meaningful or not. Like how physics and math are these endless fields of deep exploration that no one ever seems to fully understand but then it seems like the more you learn and the more you put into them the more you just become an old guy writing papers no one understands or uses.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ah yes I see what you mean. Tbh this kind of thing is why I've generally turned away from "knowledge" and "truth" and more towards beauty in one form or another as I've gone on in literature. I can't really feel like I've wasted my time reading classical poetry, as opposed to philosophy, because the value is so immediate, so undeniably real. But I understand that probably isn't a satisfying solution for everyone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wish /misc/ would just get deleted.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why, so they can flood every other board?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. And then ban them. Containment boards don't work. As it painfully obvious.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reproach to science: this world is not worth knowing.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No way, just went to browse GR and I saw this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Listen to your synchronicities, you know what you must do: learn about the myriad ways in which Frank Zappa was a useful idiot of dark powers

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anyone else ever feel like there aren't actually that many good books? you never really run out of good things to read sure but I feel like after you are done with the main masterpieces, which there aren't that many of, you pretty much get the very large portion of what literature has to offer. from there on out it's diminishing returns.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is why I’m interested in the literature of all major cultures. There’s a limited amount of “space” in a given culture/language for masterpieces and foundational works, but once you look at the broader picture you see that each little world is complete unto itself.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind.

    In order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited.
    Arthur Schopenhauer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Arthur Schopenhauer
      >Telling others to avoid bad books
      Ironic

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