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Daemon
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All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
Wagner Douglas
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Blunt and so very true.

In this quote the words speak for themselves.
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For as one is a part of the nature as is everything else, the basic energies of the nature flow through oneself, as they flow through everything else. It is a perennial philosophical reflection that if one looks deeply enough into oneself, one will discover not only one's own essence, but also the essence of the universe. Therefore, I have to disagree with Sophocles! How can we leave our own nature? ... This precipitates a position that characterizes the inner aspect of things, as far as we can describe it, as Will. Regarding the world as a whole as having two sides: the world is Will and the world is representation. The world as Will is the world as it is in itself, and the world as representation is the world of appearances, of our ideas, or of objects.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (The Will to Live)



über laboratorium dauernd zur Naturtreue
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If man leaves his own nature then he takes someone else's nature... Whose nature it might be that cause such disgusting problem?
Bit
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Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Isn't this about homosexuality?
striker
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a very insightful man
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To: Bit.
This all is about being a politician.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:47:18 AM

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JUSTIN Excellence wrote:

For as one is a part of the nature as is everything else, the basic energies of the nature flow through oneself, as they flow through everything else. It is a perennial philosophical reflection that if one looks deeply enough into oneself, one will discover not only one's own essence, but also the essence of the universe. Therefore, I have to disagree with Sophocles! How can we leave our own nature? ... This precipitates a position that characterizes the inner aspect of things, as far as we can describe it, as Will. Regarding the world as a whole as having two sides: the world is Will and the world is representation. The world as Will is the world as it is in itself, and the world as representation is the world of appearances, of our ideas, or of objects.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (The Will to Live)

Is it Schopenhauer that disagrees with Sophocles, or you, Justin? I'm not sure where the quote ends and you begin, or vice-versa.

The question is asked: how can we leave our own nature? Perhaps that is the wrong question. It may well be that we have the capacity to act in accord with our nature, and the capacity to act contrary to our nature.

If that is true, then we aren't truly acting outside our nature. We can choose, and it seems, often do choose, to act contrary to what we know is the right and proper good to do. This, then, may be exactly what our nature permits.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Victor Alexandre Berto Pereira
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:27:19 AM

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Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Think This is too general to be applicable to all cases... depends what the aspect of that nature is... if it is the killer military deviousness, macho nature, then it is commendable and courageous to leave it.
NeuroticHellFem
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Bit wrote:
Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Isn't this about homosexuality?

Hell no! The Greeks practically invented homosexuality. Couldn't get enough of the Greco-Roman grappling with each other. Whistle

As for the quote: Sophocles seems to me to hold that man's own nature is essentially good, therefore "All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature & does what is unfit." Maybe it's the misanthrope in me.


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
ChristopherJohnson
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Bit wrote:
Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Isn't this about homosexuality?


I do not know, may be.
ὁ Σκοτεινός
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:56:07 PM

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The man is mortal. When he forgets this fact and acts like a god - thus like someone immortal -, he does what is unfit for himself. It's that simple.
Fredric-frank Myers
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So true, as always.......
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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Mehrdad77
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Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Is it delight when a man stays with his own nature to do what is unfit?
pedro
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Daemon wrote:
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)




I'll bet he isn't talking about slavery

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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