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The Hamburglar

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  1. I just found out you can spin the "The Black Market" white paint text on the top right of the forums, this will hold my interest for a while

  2. Does not even have the decency to use a tl;dr
  3. The meaning of life is to distract you from death
  4. My Essay on Sarte and Individual Consciousness Sartre and Individual Consciousness Jean-Paul Sartre on October 29th, 1945, gave a lecture; Existentialism is a Humanism, to advocate for existentialism and to correct some misconceptions about this philosophy. This lecture made existentialism accessible to a general audience and Existentialism is a Humanism became a fundamental doctrine for the existentialist philosophy. Existentialism is a Humanism defined what it meant to be a human and what it meant to live as a human, it focused on the individual rather than on the general public. Sartre believed that an individual’s consciousness would define his essence from his subjective and individual experience of the world rather than his consciousness being defined by his social structures, because of this Sartre insisted that humans should start from the individual consciousness and not from the observation of larger-scale phenomena like social structures with their historical evolution or socio-economic considerations, but was Sartre wrong in insisting that? No, Sartre was not wrong to insist that humans should start from the individual consciousness rather than social structures and socio-economic considerations. First, before delving into Sartre’s thoughts on a person’s consciousness and why he is correct in insisting that humans should start from the individual consciousness, the fundamentals of his philosophy must be explained to better understand why Sartre focuses more on the individual rather than the general public. For Sartre, the philosophy of existentialism has three central principles for humans, the first and most important of these principles is that “existence precedes essence” (Sartre 22) and “Man is nothing other than what he makes of himself. (Sartre 22). Existence precedes essence for human beings because an individual has to exist first and through their consciousness they create their own values and determine a meaning for their own life because when they are born the person does not possess any inherent identity or value, but through the acts that constitute that individual, they make their existence more significant and create their own essence. Essence does not precede existence for human beings since who humans are, what they are, is not preset or predetermined. Also man has a priority of freedom; life has no meaning in the sense that there is no pre-decided meaning of a person’s life. Life is not scripted. Through practicing this act of free self-creation man will make himself and determine who and what they are. The second principle of existentialism is that man is subjective. Man has “the freedom of the individual subject to choose what he will be” (Sartre 23). This means that man is able to choose himself or is free to choose who and what he will be after he exists since it is not predetermined. The third and last principle of existentialism is that “In choosing myself, I choose man” (Sartre 25). This means that man, when he is making a decision, not only does he choose for himself but he chooses for all men and “at the same time creates an image of man as we think he ought to be” (Sartre 24). This also means that an individual is not just responsible for himself but he is responsible for all of mankind. The third principle of existentialism is better understood with an explanation of anguish. Sartre’s understanding of anguish is that when an individual realizes the inherent insecurity about the consequences of one's actions and that he will be fully responsible for these consequences. This does not lead to quietism because anguish demands action, according to Sartre. Man is forced to take responsibility for his actions and decisions since they affect not only him but all of mankind, so he cannot ignore them. These are the reasons why Sartre focuses more on the individual rather than on social structures and socio-economic considerations. Sartre is correct to insist that humans should start from the individual consciousness rather than socio-economic considerations and social structures because Socio-economic standings are based upon a collection of individuals. A nation cannot be a starving unless a large number of the citizens are starving. Therefore, socio-economic problems are dependent on a large number of individual issues. To deal with a social issue we should focus on it from an individual standpoint since the issue affects a large number of individuals. Humans should start from the standpoint of individual consciousness because when a man becomes aware of himself in the cogito then he will perceive all others. Man cannot be anything unless he is acknowledged by others and he also acknowledges everyone else. This is because one cannot find anything about himself except through the thoughts of another. He is also correct to focus on the individual consciousness because when an individual makes a choice he is not just responsible for himself; he is responsible for all of mankind so man is forced to take responsibility for his actions and decisions, so he cannot ignore them, which is the third principle of existentialism. In conclusion, there are three main principles of existentialism; first, existence precedes essence for human beings because first humans must exist then they create their own values and determine a meaning for their own life. Second, man is subjective; man is able to choose himself or is free to choose who and what he will be after he exists. Third, man not only chooses for himself he chooses for all men and he is also responsible for himself and all men. Sartre is correct to insist that humans should start from the individual consciousness rather than social structures and socio-economic considerations. He is correct because socio-economic problems are dependent on a large number of individual issues that should be dealt with from the standpoint of the individual. An individual cannot be anything unless he is acknowledged by others and he also acknowledges everyone else. Also correct because when an individual makes a choice he is not just responsible for himself; he is responsible for all of mankind. The individual consciousness is more important than any social structure or socio-economic considerations. #BasedCollegeEssay
  5. Most slumlords rarely get on the server, janitors do a good job so it aint a problem. The rules pop up on the chat in game
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWblHYXdhSk
  7. Post videos that you think should be put here, here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H32SIISkc-Y
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=490s689kvpo
  9. you should also put 90s as Gabe Newell
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