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“At the heart of the nature of things, there are always the dream of youth and the harvest of tragedy. The Adventure of the Universe starts with the dream and reaps tragic Beauty. This is the secret of the union of Zest with Peace: That the suffering attains its end in a Harmony of Harmonies. The immediate experience of this Final Fact, with its union of Youth and Tragedy, is the sense of Peace.” (Whitehead, Adventures of Ideas)

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Is he crazy or not?

If a man shouts, “somebody who had killed a person in the Moon was arrested in the Jupiter.” Is he crazy or not?

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Is it true or not that missing some events in the past is the expression of the dissatisfaction of the current life?

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Human beings could choose almost everything including even death, but it is the very their birth that they can never choose. They can miss all their remembrances which they can remember in their lives, although they cannot remember their birth processes. Who knows, however, if there would be one person who would have really excellent remembrance?
However, it is an obvious fact that nobody can remember or miss before the birth. Human birth is already given to each individual person. It is a kind of gift, on the one hand, since they receive something which they never expect. It is a kind of enforced perplexity, on the other hand, since human birth is what they never ontologically, voluntarily choose. It is thus both the gift and enforced perplexity.

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Why do you believe in God? Why are you willing to know God? Two questions must be different approaches to God. Whereas the one is about faith, the other is about knowledge or epistemology. What could be your answer? The form of your answers may be like this: “Because….” Can you give the same one answer for two different questions or different answers for different questions?
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

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“Through the perishing occasions in the life of each temporal Creature, the inward source of distaste or of refreshment, the judge arising out of the very nature of things, redeemer or goddess of mischief, is the transformation of Itself, everlasting in the Being of God. In this ways, the insistent craving is justified—the insistent craving that zest for existence be refreshed by the ever-present, unfading importance of our immediate actions, which perish and yet live for evermore.” (PR, 351)

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What if we can see phenomena of consciousness of others like a film?
What if we can write all phenomena of our self-consciousness?

It is my self-consciousness that makes me myself.
I cannot have your self-consciousness in my self-consciousness.
Of course, although I can share with others the products of my self-consciousness, you cannot stop my thinking in my self-consciousness and I cannot stop your thinking in your self-consciousness, so that you cannot become me and I cannot become you.

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