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21802664 No.21802664 [Reply] [Original]

When Herman Melville was writing Moby Dick, he wasn’t writing about a man looking for a whale. He was writing about a man trying to find his higher Self. He said these words:

>for as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man lies one insular Tahiti full of peace and joy but encompassed by all of the horrors of the half-lived life

In every moment of your life as you leave here today you have this choice, you can either be a host to God or a hostage to your ego.

>> No.21802669

Really you want to be a hostage to a tall Maōri man.

>> No.21802678

Wrong. He wrote it about whaling and sailing because whaling and sailing are based.

>> No.21804436

>He was writing about a man trying to find his higher Self
Anon, he was writing about a man looking for a whale

>> No.21804675
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he also wrote these words:
>"this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out."
so i think you're full of shit.

>> No.21804677

He was actually just an overly elaborate barafag.

>> No.21804735

But if you look at what that whale represents and what the lane represents you’ll be able to stop being a pseud.

>> No.21804786

I wasn't asking. I told you how it is. If you can't comprehend, that's your problem.
The problem with the intellectual type is that he reads too much, and then starts arguing, instead of putting what he read in practice and acquire wisdom.

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