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This is a discussion on The (stream of conscious?) venting thread for INTJ. within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Squirt I haven’t taken the dive into the origin(s) of this particular belief, but I found that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    I haven’t taken the dive into the origin(s) of this particular belief, but I found that book of short stories.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sum-Tales-Aft.../dp/1491503629

    Now I want to read it again. Another favorite was a perspective of reincarnation where everyone chooses what creature they will be born as next... except, because creatures can only conceive of a life that they are immediately familiar, and not a life that expands beyond their current perception, they inevitably elect to be a creature with progressively less ‘awareness’ over time until they can’t make a decision at all (or something along those lines). So, effectively reincarnating to extinction.

    The whole book is fun thought experiments about the afterlife.
    Link trade!

    I bought this book where a linguist studies peoples' dying words but I haven't gotten to it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    I'm not sure how you haven't already completely gone nuts working at a call center!
    I lost my sanity after working retail for almost 3 years...the call center has nothing on working at Lowe’s on Black Friday at 6am with a fever

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    Quote Originally Posted by stathamspeacoat View Post
    Yes! I had heard about this idea in an audiobook I'd listened to within the last year. There was a term for it - sounded like a word from the Pacific Islands. It was in the epilogue of the book, too, so I totally don't remember which book it was because it wasn't directly related to the rest of the book argh! I wish I could recall because it was such an interesting concept.
    Ok you guys we have a mission now and that is to find this book. I want to read it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brightflashes View Post
    Ok you guys we have a mission now and that is to find this book. I want to read it, too.
    I gave myself a long weekend (I could feel myself burning out) so I'll look through (well, listen to) my audiobooks and see if I can remember which one it was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stathamspeacoat View Post
    I gave myself a long weekend (I could feel myself burning out) so I'll look through (well, listen to) my audiobooks and see if I can remember which one it was!
    I think I found it:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ry_of_the_Dead

    The term for this is "Eternal Oblivion" I believe. I think this might be it though?

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    Bloody mosquitoes!

    ...Literally :'(
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    Back from vacation. Now I need only to call our personal massager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyAeroniel View Post
    Anxiety: Remember that one time in 4th grade you called the teacher ‘mom’

    *stunned* I didn't think that would be a thing (anxious) kids hang onto in their memory. I've had probably at least two handfuls of kids over the past 6 years call me mom and we just laughed about it and moved on. If it helps...it's just cute when it happens. :P

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Quote Originally Posted by brightflashes View Post
    As for the age and the degree thing? I know plenty of people who haven't gotten theirs until their 30s or even 40s and those who haven't gotten theirs at all and all in between.
    Yep. I got mine at 41. My jobs/pay sucked noodles prior to that, but once it was clear it was actually happening (the last semester), I moved up where I was at and my pay started to increase. I ended up getting laid off from that place (they fucked up and lost the grant that paid my salary) and had to lay off three people - I was one of them and had been there 12 years) but I got a different job a couple of months later for a few dollars more an hour. I've been here just shy of 6 years and I'm making almost $6 an hour more than I was making when I was laid off at the other place, and over $7 more than before I started to get the degree. HTH.
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    Speaking of end of life mythology, I keep thinking a lot of a creation myth (probably because I'm watching Myth in Human History from Great Courses, a friend loaned me that and a couple other myth-related ones, and I'm really enjoying it) from a work of fiction. There were four races in the beginning. The gods said they must choose between Chaos and Order. I'm probably butchering it, but it went something like this:

    Race 1 chose chaos because it was from chaos that life emerged and everything would be in chaos at the end of the world.
    Race 2 chose order because while chaos was at the beginning and end, order shaped the path between the two.
    Race 3 chose not to choose, and in so defying the gods were destroyed.
    Race 4 (humans) chose choice itself. Chaos and order lived in the heart of every human, and it was up to each individual to make that choice for themselves.

    I think the tale pairs nicely with one of my favorite quotes:

    “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by EyesOpen View Post
    *stunned* I didn't think that would be a thing (anxious) kids hang onto in their memory. I've had probably at least two handfuls of kids over the past 6 years call me mom and we just laughed about it and moved on. If it helps...it's just cute when it happens. :P
    Oh, if only anxiety were that easily reasoned away.
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