Poly Lingua

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About Poly Lingua

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  • Birthday 03/06/1996

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    “Language is the most extensive and inclusive magic we know, a magnificent work of unconscious generations that holds us all together.”
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    Language, Linguistics, Music, Writing, Reading, Learning, Science, Maths, MLP, Adventure Time, Pokemon

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  1. Perhaps some people aren't meant to have friends?

    1. FFF

      FFF

      No everyone should have a friend I'll be your friend if you want

    2. Misscellanio

      Misscellanio

      I'll be your friend too

  2. I think therefore I am... anxious. lol That's what Descartes meant to say.

  3. Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson is amazing.

  4. Again I am really sorry...I took a break from this place to avoid negativity...Now I'm glad I'm back.

    1. Poly Lingua

      Poly Lingua

      It's okay :) Good to see you back!

  5. In our world where what’s what is wearisome and vain, my heart bleeds with tears of idle longing in pain. A place of madness, a place of magic, 'tis where I want to go. But whence does the door open, does anyone know? Wonderland, oh, Wonderland, how I yearn for you so.

  6. The words of promise leave my lips in harmony and fade into darkness.

    1. Brobocop

      Brobocop

      My lips speak of the darkness. Those around me see that darkness as evil...

      This darkness is not evil. This darkness is truth. My lips speak truth, and hardly anyone wants to listen to the truth.

    2. Poly Lingua

      Poly Lingua

      Mine's more of "Take my word with a grain of salt". I'm too dynamic/changeable to keep promises or say something with certainty, so it's nothing personal. :P

      And my lips also often speak of the darkness you describe...

    3. Brobocop

      Brobocop

      That's understandable. ^^

      I was personally trying to give a test of my own "dynamic language". I'm guessing I did a pretty good job.

  7. Well, last night was interesting...

    1. Emiko Gale

      Emiko Gale

      I've been told alcohol makes everything interesting.

  8. My mind exploded today with so many ideas and creations! Now I just need some way to write them all down and explain them...

  9. I played Minecraft today for the first time in over 2 years... I must've been bored. :P

  10. Ah, yes, Pon-farr. That's true. I guess not even Vulcans can achieve Kolinahr or the total elimination of their emotions. I think you may be right. Even myself, I tend to suppress or disregard emotions, sometimes coming off as callous or rude on accident. I don't like my emotions and I ironically feel embarrassed when they do show themselves. On the rare chance they do show, if it's negative, it's like an atomic bomb going off and it can often lead to disaster. And if it's positive, then I can overreact and get too excited, possibly doing something very reckless on impulse. You are correct that basing my argument on a fictional race is pointless. However, there is most likely no experimental evidence to support any argument as to what would happen if we had no emotions. In the end they are just speculations and more or less subjective opinions. It's very probable that I'm wrong, and life without emotions would lead to no advancement or growth as a race, maybe even self-destruction. Competition, the feeling of success and accomplishment, the persistent curiosity of asking "why?", yes, emotions can and often lead to accomplishment and discovery. But they also can contradict it; the security of having faith to easily answer complex why's, the anger one can feel in an argument causing them to discredit any evidence brought forth, uneasiness from the unknown... Emotions can also get in the way of experimentation and gaining knowledge. I think that perhaps without emotions, if people could come up with some other "drive", some kind of philosophy or reason, to base their lives on and live by, then it could work. And living without emotions would be neither "good" or "bad", you wouldn't feel happy or sad about it since you wouldn't feel at all; so just as there would be no enjoyment or compulsiveness in one's work and life, there also would be no displeasure or frustration in one's work. But then again, a life without emotion would probably be different depending on the individual; a person who relies on their emotions a lot would probably have a more difficult time living without them, versus someone who is less emotional and relies more on rational thought.
  11. I'd like to disagree. With Vulcans, for example, they rid themselves of emotion, yet they base their existence around logic and gaining knowledge off which they can base their logic. The reason we have emotions in the first place is because their an adaptation that allowed us as a species to survive and procreate through the natural use of chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, norepinephrine, etc.; you feel lonely when your alone because you're more likely to survive (and have sex) in a large group, you feel happy when you succeed because it will make you want to succeed again, you feel attached or 'in love' with someone because it makes you more likely to reproduce and protect your young and mate, etc. But we've also developed logic and the ability to think rationally and not rely entirely on our instincts to survive. I think ridding ourselves of emotions would allow for more rational thinking, greater cooperation, and problems would be solved much faster. One could argue, why would we solve problems if we have no emotional motivation to do so? Well, logically our biological duty as a species is to procreate and prolong our species for as long as possible, and in order to do that we would need to further our knowledge and understanding of the universe, and to solve any major problems that would arise and possibly harm our species or kill us. Having emotions makes people reckless, they can get offended and become irrational and fueled by anger, or they can become euphoric and do something they may regret when they are in a more rational state of mind. Those are the extremes of course, but even on a mild level emotions can become a nuisance and cloud our rational thought. So yes, the arts would probably cease to exist as art often plays on one's emotions. I also think that religion would cease to exist if we were to expel all emotions, as religion also plays on one's emotions and ego. However, science would probably flourish, we would be able to work together, to debate logically and create logical solutions to problems, and who knows what else. Do we really need emotions to live? Well, as an individual living in our current human society, probably. But as a species? Probably not. But is it even possible for an individual human being to accomplish expelling their emotions (if he/she wanted to)? Or is it too deeply ingrained into our brains as a species for one to ever gain true liberation from their emotions? (And I'm not saying emotions are good or bad, I'm simply saying they often lead to irrational thoughts and impede on logic. Some of our emotions feel "good" to us on purpose because our bodies evolved that way, and some feel "bad". I think it's kind of like an easy, automatic way of determining whether something is good or bad for you; does it feel good? Yes, it must be good. Or no, it must be bad. Logic, on the other hand, goes above this, it takes in and assesses more objective information and asks more questions based outside of ourselves than simply this primitive, subjective question of "does it feel good".)
  12. Is it possible for a human to completely rid themselves of emotion? I'm not talking about controlling emotion and its expression, but the actual expulsion of feeling emotions. Vulcans from Star Trek have violent emotions that run even deeper than human emotions, yet through the teachings of Surak they have found ways to conceal or even rid their emotions, replacing them with logic. According to the teachings of Surak their are different levels to this (numbered in degree of difficulty): 1.) A control level of one implies that a person is capable of controlling the facial expressions normally exhibited due to an emotion the majority of the time, but still feels the emotion. 2.) Level two implies a person can control all expressions of emotion the majority of the time, but still feels the emotion. 3.) Level three is where emotion is there, but not expressed, or even felt. It has no influence, the majority of the time. 4.) Mastery level four is complete mastery. In this state, the emotion is completely cast out, and is no longer a part of you. This state is also referred to as "Kolinahr". So do you think it would be possible for a human to achieve Kolinahr or come close to it? And would it even be logical or beneficial for a human to attempt this? Without emotions, one would not be able to laugh, to happily smile, etc., which could make socializing very difficult and could affect their relationships, possibly career, and other aspects of their life. Human society expect us to have emotions to some extant despite how they can sometimes make us reckless and impulsive, much different from Vulcan society where it is expected to have no emotions and being emotionless is considered 'normal'. So what do you think? (And I don't mean through surgically altering the brain, so lobotomy doesn't count.)
  13. I'm so ready to go back home and relax within my own room... I still need to put on my play, then pack my things, and then make it through the plane ride and airports. Why can't we just have teleporters already?

    1. Emiko Gale

      Emiko Gale

      Yeah...I want the ability to teleport.

  14. Heya...I remember telling my boyfriend earlier that, I cannot truly consider a person a friend unless I talk to a person often in private message. Well Poly Lingua, I must say...You are my friend...A wonderful friend.

    1. Poly Lingua

      Poly Lingua

      Thank you! :) You're a wonderful friend too!

  15. How do you make yourself feel satisfied enough with your day to be able to readily go to sleep without an unexplainable feeling of regret?