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The Psychology of Happiness is a Fuzzy Logic
Posted 1/10/10


No matter how far we come academically, we will always truly be red-blooded male humans.
Posted 1/10/10

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



I wonder if animals feel joy on the same level that we do. I think maybe not. They are likely happier. A small bird, for instance, seems happier than any person because it doesn't have to deal with quite as many complicated issues as we do. Security, in the case of humans, I feel goes way beyond simply not being afraid for their lives. We need security on "deeper" levels. Or happiness is maybe not applicable to humans since we have uncertainty. A good feeling might be pain in disguise.

Well today's your lucky day, for someone did gone all the way to answer your question.


Sorry link was not found.


Here's the video again on Youtube(05:08).
Posted 1/11/10

Jiggalo wrote:



No sacrifice... that is very plausible. Since everything we do comes back around to the same result, what meaning is there is sacrifice? I think of sacrifice in terms of throwing one thing away entirely to sustain another. It's like a person jumping in a river to save a drowning child without any regard for his/her well-being. The sacrifice becomes so if that person perishes. Consciousness, which is valued, becomes lost possibly forever in death. Martyrdom I think is just too far-fetched.

I think what triumph over human sacrifice is our undying passion for life itself.
Posted 1/11/10

DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



No sacrifice... that is very plausible. Since everything we do comes back around to the same result, what meaning is there is sacrifice? I think of sacrifice in terms of throwing one thing away entirely to sustain another. It's like a person jumping in a river to save a drowning child without any regard for his/her well-being. The sacrifice becomes so if that person perishes. Consciousness, which is valued, becomes lost possibly forever in death. Martyrdom I think is just too far-fetched.

I think what triumph over human sacrifice is our undying passion for life itself.


not really sure what you mean but if i saw a child or woman in danger/harm I would risk my own life to save that person so that they could live.
Posted 1/11/10


Good. Whether or not a concept exists doesn't really matter in the face of certain situations. You just do what you think is right.
Posted 1/11/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



No sacrifice... that is very plausible. Since everything we do comes back around to the same result, what meaning is there is sacrifice? I think of sacrifice in terms of throwing one thing away entirely to sustain another. It's like a person jumping in a river to save a drowning child without any regard for his/her well-being. The sacrifice becomes so if that person perishes. Consciousness, which is valued, becomes lost possibly forever in death. Martyrdom I think is just too far-fetched.

I think what triumph over human sacrifice is our undying passion for life itself.


not really sure what you mean but if i saw a child or woman in danger/harm I would risk my own life to save that person so that they could live.

But what you forget is the aftermath, that the possibility of one person lost his life to save another. But how could that count as a sacrifice in a mathematical sense? There is no loss when it's actually just an equivalent trade off.

However, there is still an emotional sense of loss to those who associate with the person that passed away, and that loss is as real as you loosing a loved one, a relationship, a limb, or a part of your body. The memories are still there, but your thoughts and feelings can no longer be physically or emotionally reciprocated.

That's the sense of sacrifice via emotional loss. The real depressions of the survivors from a tragic accident, war veterans with the thousand yard stare, and amputees' phantom limb pain. And the only way for those who suffer from their emotional loss caused by their sacrifices to heal and recover, is for them to regain their own passion in life.
Posted 1/11/10


As of now dom I am not really sure i am striving to have a meaning for my life and if my life could be used to save others than I would gladly give it up to save those lives that are in need.
Posted 1/11/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:



As of now dom I am not really sure i am striving to have a meaning for my life and if my life could be used to save others than I would gladly give it up to save those lives that are in need.

Just keep in mind that attitude of yours won't keep you going for too long on the long-road ahead. You gotta have the passion of a man in order for you to feel alive like one.
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