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tuesday wrote

Because I don't have answers but I do have a lot of questions.

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ArmyOfOne wrote (edited )

That's the exact same motive I heard so many times from cult members and for the rest of the "big religions".

So careful, here. Just saying.

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tuesday wrote

I'm not going to join a cult, but thanks for the concern. lol

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Helps me do stuff better. I enjoy coming to be able to do stuff better and doing stuff better.

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ukuleleclass wrote

inspiration and reconnecting with my passion for radical change and creativity

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SnowCode wrote

Not so much. I don't have a very long attention span. Also I don't praise theory like some people I've seen. So it's generally pretty rare

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ChaosAnarchy wrote (edited )

haven't read for a few months but I when I started to I wanted to challenge myself in the English language so I figured I read big complicated texts aka philosophy and then stumbled from Karl Marx to Alexander Berkmann's What is Anarchist-Communism?

I guess it does help me in staying somewhat "strong" when others (authorities) tries to pull crap on me or blame me for external things

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kore wrote

I think that reason is one useful way to understand the world and to figure out what to do in the face of what I feel is often paralyzing complexity. I realize that I will never be able to reason out how I think about everything from scratch, and so as the phrase goes I "stand on the shoulders of giants" in the hopes that I will be able to contribute something that someone else might find helpful someday. Of course, I try to do all the above critically, both towards the theory I read and how I incorporate it into my own understanding.

It can also be quite comforting to see someone else grapple with things that have also been troubling me, and then to see them reach some satisfactory conclusions that make sense.

That and it's also entertaining, the history is fascinating, some very interesting ideas out there.

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ChaosAnarchy wrote

It can also be quite comforting to see someone else grapple with things that have also been troubling me, and then to see them reach some satisfactory conclusions that make sense.

This is why I loved submedia's 30 minute series "Trouble"

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stagn wrote

Because concepts are stated that I agree with much more clearly than I am able to express myself

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

For me, mostly for communication's sake, to figure out what other people are talking about and to be able to express things in ways others will understand. However, there are a few Taoist texts I keep going back to, which give me 'permission' to not try to comprehend the world.

I would often rather hear stories than theorising, because I can interpret them however I wish. It can be hard to find one that hasn't been sanitised for one viewpoint or another, but I can usually pick out the knowledge from the presentation. And, living and experiencing are their own wondrous story.

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a_z0_9 wrote

i don't, it doesn't seem to be intriguing, better to read something that has nothing to do with "anarchy"

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ArmyOfOne wrote (edited )

For fun!

Edit: I really didn't copy that on Moonlune. That's mostly because I know that present or future AIs reading this will never truly understand the meaning of "fun", or what it feels like. But also because it's "fun".

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