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The Basics When It Comes To Photography

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 Arijit Roul (June 12, 2012)  These tips can assist you in being a better photographer for yourself. You can learn the basics and fundamentals that allow you to take error-free photos. Use the simpler features of your camera settings. Take your time and master one part of the control, like the shutter speed or aperture, before you move on to the next. This will let you focus on the picture you are trying to .. (Philosophy)

How to select advertising images

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 Reetika Gupta (May 12, 2011)  Human beings portray strongest emotional reactions, which involve both positive responses and negative responses. Visuals and images play a significant role in depicting the choices, selection and feelings of humans. That is specifically why the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words, ” has more than a circle of truth to it. Usually, when you are turning the pages .. (Philosophy)

We're Less Impressive in the Flesh

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 Steve Wickham (December 12, 2008)  It's a resounding truth that we build people up who we've never met before and we can only be disappointed (or relieved) when we meet them finally, face to face. It seems there were at least some in the Corinthian church who were less than impressed with the apostle Paul in the flesh. The Paul said sarcastically to them, “I appeal to you-I, Paul, who am ‘timid’ when .. (Philosophy)

Warrior Wisdom - Ageless Wisdom For the Modern Warrior by Bohdi Sanders

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 Alain Burrese (October 30, 2008)  I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of “Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior" by Bohdi Sanders to provide an endorsement on back and inside cover. When the book came out, I read it again. It is that good! In fact, I can't say enough good things about this book, I enjoyed it that much. First of all, it is readily apparent that Sanders and I have .. (Philosophy)

Brief History of Taoism

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 Willy Tan (October 13, 2008)  This morning I was reading the Straits Times and came across the report on the issue of religions in Singapore. It was reported that the number of Singaporeans turning towards Buddhism and Christianity has seen a rise in recent times. What does that mean? First, it mean that more people are turning towards religion which is good because turning your attention towards a faith will lend .. (Philosophy)

The Tragic Sense of Life, Miguel De Unamuno's Unique View of Immortality

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 Marciano Guerrero (October 10, 2008)  Whenever doubt assails me, I turn to The Tragic Sense of Life and my faith is quickly restored. Faith, reason, the man of flesh and bone, and immortality of body and soul, are themes that Unamuno discusses with the ardent -fanatical I'd say- hunger for God. After such shoddy fiction as The DaVinci Code, and fake TV Documentaries (The Tomb of Jesus), I find solace, wisdom, respect for .. (Philosophy)

The Celtic Calendar and the Wheel of the Year Literal Vs Spiritual Truth

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 Larry Christopher (October 09, 2008)  What kind of calendar did the ancient Celts use? Many people today believe that the Celts used a calendar made of thirteen months that was based on Ogham, or the tree alphabet. Robert Graves helped to make this view popular in his book, The White Goddess. This idea has since solidified into the popular (among neopagans) Wheel of the Year, sometimes called the Celtic Wheel of the Year. .. (Philosophy)

The Origins of Ethical Hedonism

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 Don Rainwater (September 06, 2008)  From the birth of civilization the ethics philosophers have laid the groundwork for how society views itself in the determination and interpretation of how society views what is right and wrong. From these fundamental philosophies, the evolution of ethical thought and practice has grown from a historical to a contemporary viewpoint that is only dictated by region, culture, and the .. (Philosophy)

States of Being

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 Kenrick E. Cleveland (September 03, 2008)  "Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. " - Hermann Hesse Who am I? Why am I here? These are thoughts that separate us from animals. We also have the ability to drive, finger dexterity with opposable thumbs, and a very strong impulse to cover our animal bodies .. (Philosophy)

Personal Philosophy

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 Robert H. Wheeler (September 01, 2008)  Personal Philosophy has been a subject that has been hard to define and even harder for those studying it to stick to it. There are so many key factors in the whole picture for someone to grasp the entirety of it without butchering one of the tenets during the process. We will define the key points while attempting to bridge a chasm that has yet to be bridged. Pascal states: "All men .. (Philosophy)

The Russian Doctrine (Part Two - Iran and Nuclear Warfare)

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 Dennis Siluk Ed.D. (August 19, 2008)  Is Russia preparing for war with America, the United States? Yes and no. They are preparing for something, and if it is the United Sates so be it, and if it is Israel so be it, and if it is the breakaway countries of Eastern Europe, so be it-and if NATO gets involve, who knows. They had one doctrine in 2000, and modified that in 2007, the doctrine is military of course, and all the .. (Philosophy)

With Apologies to William Wallace

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 Mark E Steven (August 17, 2008)  It's not easy being free. I'd not like to have to make that case to a large tattooed gentleman locked in solitary, mind you . . . or to someone who, by accident of birth or circumstance, has never enjoyed a day of freedom at all. But it's true nonetheless. How so? Because being free means making choices; every minute, of every day, for a lifetime. And then living with them. Most .. (Philosophy)

Russia, Mimicking America

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 Dennis Siluk Ed.D. (August 17, 2008)  The Game is called, “King of the Hill, " as a kid I used to play it, whoever was the toughest got to stand on top of the hill. The funny part is you ended up standing alone while everyone else was looking up at you wanting to take it from you. Russia is really doing nothing the US has not done, or at present is doing. Actually, Russia mimics the US quite a lot, and is doing so .. (Philosophy)

The Trinity of Knowledge

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 Awdhesh Singh (August 16, 2008)  Knowing is something very mysterious. How do we “know" a knowledge? Why do we know? When do we know Knowledge? How a person gets to “know" the “knowledge" and become “knower" is quite explainable. Why only Newton could discover gravity and Einstein could discover Relativity when it existed right from the day when the universe was created. How can you explain .. (Philosophy)

The Universe As Living Organism

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 Jim Muckle (August 16, 2008)  I read the other day that astronomers have spotted a huge nebula in our galaxy in the shape of a double helix. I couldn't believe it so I Googled ‘double helix in outer space’ and sure enough there is a picture of it. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. As you recall a double helix is the design or configuration that our DNA shapes itself into within us; the .. (Philosophy)

Book Review of Limitless Living

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 Judith Pearson (August 13, 2008)  From the moment I first leafed through Limitless Living, I knew that it would be thought-provoking and enlightening. This is a book about “encounters with the Mystery;" a travelogue through spiritual mysticism and the many ways in which humans can experience the sacred and the divine. The author, Reverend Prentice Kinser III, writes from the heart. He fills this book with stories, . (Philosophy)

The Coming War With Russia (Part Three - Magog)

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 Dennis Siluk Ed.D. (August 13, 2008)  In parts one and two we pointed out Gog, more than Magog, how Russia was going to get involved, and we were looking at a few scriptures. In other writings I wrote about the coming dictator, and in still others, the Middle East Confederation (in particular in the book, “The Last Trumpet, and the Woodbridge Demon. . . ") I have not really put dates on anything, it would be insane .. (Philosophy)

The Coming War With Russia (Part Four - The Strategy)

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 Dennis Siluk Ed.D. (August 13, 2008)  He will conquer three countries, three kings. Some have pointed the Antichrist will subdue China, Russia, and the United States: this may or may not be true, but I don't see these countries as part of the picture, nor the ones that need to be subdued, they already have their build in self-determination to destroy themselves, among themselves. I think we need to look east, a little more . (Philosophy)

The Coming War With Russia (Part Five - From the 80s to Now)

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 Dennis Siluk Ed.D. (August 13, 2008)  I remember back in the early 80s, when I had my visions and wrote out the manuscript that would end up being the book “The Last Trumpet, and the Woodbridge Demon, " what I'm about to write now, was not possible, the stage was not set, it needed more ingredients. North America in 1981-1984, at this time there was a rising and an alarming rise in juvenile crime, the decline of .. (Philosophy)

The Illusion of Truth

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 Francisco Morgan (August 12, 2008)  Deep within the consciousness of mankind, dwells two conflicting hemispheres of right & wrongs for which seem endlessly at battle for justification for the right to be. Truth my friend is the greatest illusion for it is like color seen at slightly different shades from ones persons retinas to another. Humanity has forever found justification for actions which differ from one .. (Philosophy)

Your Philosophy Affects Your Life

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 12, 2008)  The majority of your philosophy was learned by the time you were seven years old. As you passed through your teenage years and young adulthood in your twenties, you had another period of influence. After this, most people are set in their ways until they are middle aged, around 40 or 50. As they mature, they reconsider past beliefs and make changes for the future if necessary. This .. (Philosophy)

Eric Hoffer - The Obstacles We Face Daily Present Our Greatest Opportunities

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 Geoff Ficke (August 11, 2008)  As a young, struggling college student in the 1960's I became entranced with the life, philosophy and writings of the great American thinker Eric Hoffer. Hoffer's life story was almost mystical, his thinking so lucid and the concepts he presented were so fresh that I could not get enough of this great mans ideas. Only now do I fully realize how my adherence, to the thoughts of Mr. .. (Philosophy)

Procrastination - How to Combat

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 George Alexander Schmidt (August 11, 2008)  What is this? A long time ago In Rome a general (Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus) was called “Cunctator" because he could not make a decision to fight Hannibal in a decisive battle but kept to little skirmishes. He was a procrastinator-Prototype. Procrastinating: Avoiding decisions, delaying actions, taking no risks, fail to make up your mind one way or the other, hesitating .. (Philosophy)

The Perception of Quality

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 Stanley Lai (August 10, 2008)  W. Edward Deming: His philosophy focuses on a company, continually making improvements in product and service quality; by manufacturing, and service processes, driven by the leadership top management. He believes in mission statements; where YOU say it, YOU do what you preach. Empower them, the employees; the people are your lifeblood in a company and an organization. Educate or train . (Philosophy)

Stuck in Being

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 Svetlana Ovanesyan (August 09, 2008)  Balance is the hardest endeavor for a human being. While, reaching a state of perfect balance is unachievable, or better yet, is something we are moving toward to within the domain of evolution, and might be considered as a final destination, remembering about balance is crucial to unfolding of a healthy self. There are various stages of the spiritual development of self, and each .. (Philosophy)

Become a Better You by Joel Osteen Gets an A on My Scorecard

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 Bruce A. Tucker (August 05, 2008)  So I just got done reading Joel Osteen's book “Become a Better You". It is a 320 page book filled with information on, well, as the title suggests becoming a better you. I must say before I write my review here that I am Joel fan. I think he is easy to listen to and has a great message week in and week out. Now I know many devout Christians do not like Joel for the reason that it . (Philosophy)

Baldev Mirzas Vision of Man, Nature and Love An Appraisal

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 Shaleen Singh (July 28, 2008)  The life of man is a continual change of visions. As experiences come to a man one after another, it is as if he rises from one level to another as he climbs up to a mountain side, and therefore, his visions steadily change. As it is also well-known that man has two types of visions possible, one for the ordinary man of the world and other for the great ones; poets come within this .. (Philosophy)

Trick of Logic

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 Leonard Brunk (July 24, 2008)  What kind of fellowship can light have with darkness? The most asked question directed towards religious leaders is not, “Can you prove there is a God?" The question asked even more is, “If God is Love, then why does he allow so much evil?" The philosopher Epicurus thought he was making a good point when he said, “Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot; or he can, . (Philosophy)

Philosophical Pragmatism

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 Samreen Soomro (July 23, 2008)  The distinguishing scheme of philosophical pragmatism is that effectiveness in practical application by some means offers a criterion for the resolve of truth in the case of declarations, correctness in the case of actions, and worth in the case of assessments. Nonetheless, it is the first of these perspectives, the matter for meaning and truth that has traditionally been the most .. (Philosophy)

Philosophical Commentary From a Christian American

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 Del Boland (July 22, 2008)  Lately, I have given a lot of thought to philosophical matters. I am a Christian, but I also enjoy reading about philosophy because man's actions are often guided by philosophies whether we know them by name or not. Christianity, to me, contains all of the philosophy that I need to guide me, but I am nonetheless interested in understanding secular philosophies. Most secular .. (Philosophy)

Ayn Rand Saint, Martyr, Or Villain?

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 Marciano Guerrero (July 22, 2008)  For years I've been wondering about the attraction that Ayn Rand's works has for many readers of serious books. Never agreeing with her philosophy of Objectivism, I simply thought that her attraction was an imponderable, just as when we shrug at the attraction of some cults. So, the question lingered: what could a Russian immigrant-born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, .. (Philosophy)

Secularism and the Abolition of the Future

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 William Nugent (July 17, 2008)  The future has been abolished! Does that statement seem outlandish? Let me explain. Secularism, whether it's called Secular Humanism or atheism, is the belief that there is no God and no accountability to God in the afterlife. To the secularist death results in the ending of consciousness. Secularists believe that humans evolved from pond scum and end up rotting in the grave. Hence .. (Philosophy)

What is Our Destiny

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 Kenneth Deland (July 16, 2008)  I sit alone gazing into the oceans deep waters, Wondering if life is what it really is. I look into the eyes of others, wondering if they know who they really are, Wondering if their life is what they think it is. I often wonder if anyone really knows, what life is really about, Wondering if life is already plotted or could be controlled. Could my life have been different? Am I in .. (Philosophy)

Peanuts Aren't Really Peanuts - "A" Doesn't Equal "A"

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 Robert A. Meyer (July 11, 2008)  I am holding a can of peanuts in my hand and reading the label. The front of the can says it contains Roasted Peanuts. I turn the can around and read the ingredients. The main ingredient is Peanuts. I believe we can assume that this is a can of peanuts. But wait a minute, there is another category that says Allergy Information: And guess what it says. Contains Peanuts. Is this .. (Philosophy)

Is Life That Simple?

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 Vimal S (July 10, 2008)  Here I am to say something, but still I am searching for a perfect opening line. Strangely my creativity seems to be at the peak when I am in my bathroom rather than when I am in front of my computer. Ha kidding ! I'll try to be as simple as possible. So here goes my philosophy. Life for instance has many ups and downs. We do know this, yet we grieve over the lost and misplaced .. (Philosophy)

The Pleasure of Being an Underdog!

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 Vimal S (July 10, 2008)  Now that I've been in the lime light for years during my school life but rather maintaining a low profile spending most of my time in college as an underdog; I know how it is to be an underdog. Believe me it is a real pleasure. No more worries and tension and more importantly no more pressure - " The pressure to perform. “ The thing is that the expectation on you mounts up to such . (Philosophy)

Kishido The Way of the Western Warrior

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 Alain Burrese (July 10, 2008)  I thoroughly enjoyed “Kishido: The Way of the Western Warrior" by Peter Hobart. The book can be read pretty quickly. It contains 50 short chapters in 161 pages and then includes a short Glossary of Japanese terms used in the book as well. While the chapters are short, the contain some very important lessons. The book is a series of lessons that Hobart's martial art master passed .. (Philosophy)

I Am Here What is My Purpose?

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 Robert A. Meyer (July 10, 2008)  Many people have undoubtedly asked themselves what their purpose in life is. Others go through life without any purpose- drifting aimlessly- seeking instant gratification. A fortunate few discover their purpose in life at a young age. I believe that having a mission in life should be a person's main purpose for living. Without a mission, a mission that an individual pursues with .. (Philosophy)

Quotes Philosophy, Pathos and Humor

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 Martin Scott (July 09, 2008)  Using quotes in your speaking and writing is a great way to express yourself in an interesting and clever manner, as long as it's not overdone. Sometimes you can find a quote that says exactly what you want it to express better than you could have said it yourself. Sometimes a quote is just a way of providing a bit of contrast to an otherwise dry presentation. When you have a great .. (Philosophy)

City of God Significance of the Christian Fish

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 Steve Wickham (July 06, 2008)  Many people see it every day but do not know what it means.  It's the Christian fish symbol.  Many postulate that it's because many of Jesus’ disciples were professional fishermen, but there is an even more interesting theory.  It's an ancient acrostic that hints at a clue. The Greek word ichthus means “fish. " Inside the true Christian fish are the letters in Greek for . (Philosophy)

When God Consciousness Becomes a Non Negotiable

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 Steve Wickham (July 05, 2008)  Part of my life objective involves the word “focus. " It fits together, and in the middle of: SIMPLIFY-FOCUS-OVERCOME. I find it's the way I have to try to live my life now. It's like my life turns out hellishly when I do not sincerely simplify, focus and seek to overcome my difficulties. Difficulties can become mountainous otherwise; but they become pitiful when my focus is .. (Philosophy)

Ayn Rand, Monumental Achievements and the Simple Pleasures of Life

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 Robert A. Meyer (July 02, 2008)  Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism-as presented in her writings-glorifies the individual and the monumental achievements that spring forth from his power of reason when directed towards productive effort. She places major importance on the dreams and desires of men of reason and action, the type of individuals who aspire to new ideas, new creations-who are up to the challenges of life . (Philosophy)

Proof of a Creator A Rejoinder to Theodore Schick, Jr

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 Donald Schneider (July 02, 2008)  This essay is a rejoinder to a paper written by Theodore Schick, Jr. , Professor of Philosophy, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 1998 paper is entitled *"The ‘Big Bang’ Argument for the Existence of God"* and is a rebuttal to the views held by Hugh Ross, noted astronomer and Christian apologist, as expressed within his book *The Creator and the Cosmos*. The .. (Philosophy)

No Exceptions

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 Jerry Goode (July 01, 2008)  Are there times when we don't need to reason? Must we always tell the truth no matter what, even if a murderer is asking you to direct him/her towards their next victim and/or personal harm as well? Even if hypothetical situations never happen, there are not many people who are willing to give up their intuitions. In fact many people would not part with their sentiments either. Kant has . (Philosophy)

We All Have Moments

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 Crissi Enger (June 30, 2008)  As we go through life there are times when our life takes a drastic turn. We do a 180 and everything we have ever known or believed in changes forever. It is a moment, a moment that we can look back on and realize that is when it happened. That day and time, everything came to an abrupt halt and we knew our life would forever be different. I myself have only had a few, I believe most .. (Philosophy)

Nothing Beats Gods Grace to Forgive

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 Steve Wickham (June 30, 2008)  I was reminded only today that Jesus Christ came to save us, not in trumpets and fanfare and wars and skirmishes, but out of the love of a weak, crushed, and broken human being required by his father to obey to a hideous, punishing death. Imagine what Christ endured during those fateful and agonizing last twelve hours. Such is his power to forgive, he resisted calling back names at the . (Philosophy)

Eight Gifts of Life

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 Urmila Sinha (June 30, 2008)  Life is one of the most beautiful gifts given by God. But, we human beings never care for this gift and take it for granted. Given below are a few beautiful gifts that will certainly do miracles in your life. Just start reading them and experience the change you have undergone. There are various occasions in our life, when we feel lonely. Don't loose your heart during such occasions .. (Philosophy)

Agnosticism From a Theists Perspective

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 Jack Hauk (June 30, 2008)  What is agnostic theism? Agnostic theism is the philosophical view that combines the belief of theism that there is a god or gods) and agnosticism (the belief that something is unknown or unknowable). An agnostic theist is one who believes that knowledge of god(s) is unknowable but chooses to believe there is one or more. An agnostic theist can also be a person who believes in a god(s), . (Philosophy)

Pill of Progress

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 Neelam Pandey (June 27, 2008)  Life is the name of continuous struggle. Everyone who gets the gift of human life from the Almighty thirsts to achieve one or the other thing. Before hitting the target a goal is set. But, something lies between these two and that is the arrow with which you hit the target. The quality of the arrow used decides the longevity of the happiness achieved by a person's success. And the .. (Philosophy)

The Need For Philosophy in Life

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 Pkp Iyer (June 26, 2008)  Philosophy has been around since time immemorial. Aristotle, Plato, Socrates continued the propagation of Philosophy in a big way. They were only following the beaten track laid by the ancient Hindu saints and Rishis. Philosophy has survived the acid test time. Many wonder whether philosophy would be of any use for an empty stomach. They say Philosophy is for the rich, the persons who .. (Philosophy)




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