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How has what you consider 'deep' changed over time?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:33 am    Post subject: How has what you consider 'deep' changed over time? Reply with quote

How has what you consider 'deep' changed over time?
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I think as time has gone on the things that I used to think were simple appear deeper and many of the things I used to think were complicated turned out to be personal obfuscation around simple uncomfortable truths.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that, especially the last bit, but perhaps either everything is deep, or nothing is. Maybe it depends on how we define "deep."

If it's just "complexity" then certainly many things are more complex than they appear, but then, each of those elements may in itself be a fairly simple thing, and the complexity comes from trying to get them to work together?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant however you might have defined it in your edgier youth hehe
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avatar is still an edgy youth.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, sadly no longer a youth... Very Happy

I don't think I knew how to define it then either...but I would probably have considered solipsism "deep" and it really turned out to be more egotistical than anything else. Very Happy

I still think quantum mechanics is deep, but I probably know even less about it now than I did then. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's personal choice in what you find to be deep and what you find to be simple. It all depends on how you relate to the subject.

Deep is a matter of how far you are willing to go.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep is an emotional response. Mozart doesn't do much for me. Bach is incredible. I could probably analyze Mozart and find great complexity. But I don't, because the music doesn't move me. Bach is deep because his great complexity moves me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It has deepened.

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