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It just so happens that I happen to live in one of the most idiotic, non-literary cities in the U.S. Miami, Florida. so whenever I take the public transit and pull out a book, I get scrutinized and get the weirdest looks. It only bothers me initially and usually just get lost in whatever I'm reading. I don own a cellphone so whenever I'm bored and want to stare at something other than the pleb in front of me I just start reading, but as soon s I do people around me get distraught, sometimes they change seats or simply stare at me with a confused look in their eyes "did dis nigga jus pull out a book? lmao" I do most of my reading at home but my commute to work and back and when I go out I try to get a bit of reading in if i can. anyone else got hrough shit like this? this one time an old dude saw me reading and asked what I was reading; he showed me what he was reading and we chatted up the importance of reading and blah blah blah. that's about the only positive interaction I've had while reading in public. feels bad man.
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This may just be stoner ramblings but I hope it'll turn out to be a coherent read even though it's probably just babby philosophy in the end.
I'd like to have your opinions on these thoughts I had while tripping, I don't trust revelations really and am aware how crazy they may sound even though it felt like being enlightened in the moment. So here:
>there is no past and future, there is only the infinite present, human perception is limited and views time as a linear flow but no thing ever ceases to exist
>that means that when we cause pain or happiness, that pain or happiness is infinite
>there is only one man with a lots of faces, more than that, there is only one thing appearing in many forms (I guess you could call this thing God, but why would you?)
>that means that when we hurt each others or cause pleasure, we do it to ourselves
>that's what Jesus was talking about when he said that everything you do to the least of men you do it to me
>connecting these you can see how a finite sin can cause infinite suffering, (in christianity, that is hell and you're creating hell every time you hurt others)
I'm all for objectivity and part of why I wanted a heavy trip was to understand spirituality and believing in things you can't prove, I'm pretty much an atheist neckbeard type. Now I'm conflicted, I feel like that's what people call a religious experience, maybe even an awakening of a sort but also feel like I'm just being silly and making up a bunch of stuff to entertain myself.
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Gf is makes decent income through paintings, has published poetry, has traveled around living in her car before, and is well read in Marx and philosophy in general, but I'm pretty terribly read, and I currently don't have a job, and I can tell she's beginning to find me a little boring. What can I read to be more exciting for her, and yet nothing too difficult?