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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
Posted 9/29/10
How is it that when a dream is achieved, there is always some higher price to pay? Such as if a man becomes successful with women, he then has numerous other challenges to deal with. As it has been said, a good thing costs much more than the price. Or suppose you believe that when a very large sum of money has been accrued, all your problems will be vanquished. Nothing is of higher value than seeing things beyond naivete in this situation.
Posted 9/29/10
Well, one's desire plays a role to one's problem.
Bill Gate is already rich but he still goes to work everyday.
However, a retarded person is not preoccupied of what's ahead of him.
You can just give him a Scobby-Doo lunchbox and he'll be happy as hell.

Should we lessen our worldly desire to lessen our problems?
Does everybody need a smart phone, a PS3, or a sports car?
How many weeks of labor for you to afford a smart phone or a PS3?
How much is being cut to your total pay so you could afford to maintain a monthly payment to your sports car? Do you still have enough money after that?

At the end, all these thing is up to you. It's up to you how do you want to live your life and how you handle it.
Posted 9/30/10

Northerner wrote:

How is it that when a dream is achieved, there is always some higher price to pay? Such as if a man becomes successful with women, he then has numerous other challenges to deal with. As it has been said, a good thing costs much more than the price. Or suppose you believe that when a very large sum of money has been accrued, all your problems will be vanquished. Nothing is of higher value than seeing things beyond naivete in this situation.
Well just look at whatever that's being advertised as desirable, while what we have to loose in order for us to obtain the capital to even own all those stuffs. That ironically damage us by them demanding attention away from ourselves, all the while we couldn't even rest and let our natural healing cycle begins.

When we can't even master our own selves, our own rampant desire will be the end of us.
Posted 10/8/10
Eh, you could be an autotelic.
Or you could have your dream-car.
I prefer the latter.
Posted 10/8/10

GheyDeer wrote:

Eh, you could be an autotelic.
Or you could have your dream-car.
I prefer the latter.
And how would you know that's really your preference? When you don't even know how and why your own dream has to do with cars.
Posted 10/8/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:

Eh, you could be an autotelic.
Or you could have your dream-car.
I prefer the latter.
And how would you know that's really your preference? When you don't even know how and why your own dream has to do with cars.


Well.
If the two options were put before me in the form of two gift-boxes with the cute little Christmas bow...
I would pick the car one.
Posted 10/9/10

GheyDeer wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:

Eh, you could be an autotelic.
Or you could have your dream-car.
I prefer the latter.
And how would you know that's really your preference? When you don't even know how and why your own dream has to do with cars.


Well.
If the two options were put before me in the form of two gift-boxes with the cute little Christmas bow...
I would pick the car one.
That didn't answer my question, as in how and what was your own mental thought process that led you pick out the car. When you could only knew about the cultural value of cars through socialization.
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Posted 10/9/10
Just when you think you have achieved something, whether the field is in romance, finance, or goals - more problems come your way. This is the beauty of life; you're never quite finished.
Posted 10/10/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:

Eh, you could be an autotelic.
Or you could have your dream-car.
I prefer the latter.
And how would you know that's really your preference? When you don't even know how and why your own dream has to do with cars.


Well.
If the two options were put before me in the form of two gift-boxes with the cute little Christmas bow...
I would pick the car one.
That didn't answer my question, as in how and what was your own mental thought process that led you pick out the car. When you could only knew about the cultural value of cars through socialization.

Well, a car that's fast would get me to my destination in a shorter period of time.
And that's useful.
Posted 10/10/10
Well, that's life in general. Everything has a price, whether it is money, love, friendship, etc, but It's a beautiful struggle.
Posted 10/10/10

GheyDeer wrote:


Well, a car that's fast would get me to my destination in a shorter period of time.
And that's useful.
So why is useful thing desirable? Why is being fast "useful"? Why would you ever wanna get yourself to any "destination in a shorter period of time"? Why would you even wanna go there? Why can't you just go anywhere else?

Your life is your own journey, not a designation nor a race defined by others. For you to think otherwise is you letting yourself being manipulated by the whims of others.
Posted 10/10/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:


Well, a car that's fast would get me to my destination in a shorter period of time.
And that's useful.
So why is useful thing desirable? Why is being fast "useful"? Why would you ever wanna get yourself to any "destination in a shorter period of time"? Why would you even wanna go there? Why can't you just go anywhere else?

Your life is your own journey, not a designation nor a race defined by others. For you to think otherwise is you letting yourself being manipulated by the whims of others.

Well, if I there was an approaching natural disaster, I would want to drive away from it as fast as possible.

I don't think my fear of death has been defined by anyone else.
Posted 10/10/10

GheyDeer wrote:


Well, if I there was an approaching natural disaster, I would want to drive away from it as fast as possible.

I don't think my fear of death has been defined by anyone else.
Guess again:

I recently applied for a free smoke alarm from the London Fire Brigade, who insisted that it could not put the device in the post and risk me fitting it incorrectly; a trained firefighter would visit my property to do the job. However, I was warned that "the Fire Brigade has a legal duty to provide a safe working environment to protect the health of its staff" and that "if a smoke-free environment cannot be provided, our staff will need to assess the situation before proceeding". This shows an eccentric attitude towards danger, to say the least. While fire-fighters are expected to tackle infernos created by burning plastics and industrial solvents, God forbid they should ever catch a lungful of Marlboro Light.

According to Dan Gardner, such madness demonstrates that the modern world is too much for the Stone Age brain – or "Gut" as the author calls it – to comprehend. The modern mind – or "Head" – is locked in a battle with the gut to react rationally to the supernormal stimuli the media throws at us. Our instincts evolved to cope with a far simpler environment and their sense of proportion is easily thrown. This happened after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when, according to one calculation, an extra 1,595 Americans died on the roads as a result of avoiding domestic flights. If a jet flew into a tower every month for a year, then someone who flew once a month would have a 1 in 135,000 chance of being killed in a hijacking compared to a 1 in 6,000 of being killed in a car crash.(citation)
So good luck coping with a faster track to your own death with your own choosing, Chicken Little.
Posted 10/10/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:


Well, if I there was an approaching natural disaster, I would want to drive away from it as fast as possible.

I don't think my fear of death has been defined by anyone else.
Guess again:

I recently applied for a free smoke alarm from the London Fire Brigade, who insisted that it could not put the device in the post and risk me fitting it incorrectly; a trained firefighter would visit my property to do the job. However, I was warned that "the Fire Brigade has a legal duty to provide a safe working environment to protect the health of its staff" and that "if a smoke-free environment cannot be provided, our staff will need to assess the situation before proceeding". This shows an eccentric attitude towards danger, to say the least. While fire-fighters are expected to tackle infernos created by burning plastics and industrial solvents, God forbid they should ever catch a lungful of Marlboro Light.

According to Dan Gardner, such madness demonstrates that the modern world is too much for the Stone Age brain – or "Gut" as the author calls it – to comprehend. The modern mind – or "Head" – is locked in a battle with the gut to react rationally to the supernormal stimuli the media throws at us. Our instincts evolved to cope with a far simpler environment and their sense of proportion is easily thrown. This happened after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when, according to one calculation, an extra 1,595 Americans died on the roads as a result of avoiding domestic flights. If a jet flew into a tower every month for a year, then someone who flew once a month would have a 1 in 135,000 chance of being killed in a hijacking compared to a 1 in 6,000 of being killed in a car crash.(citation)
So good luck coping with a faster track to your own death with your own choosing, Chicken Little.

Well, I was talking about natural disasters.
I was thinking more like hurricanes, than extremists crashing planes.

I mean, I COULD get into a car accident while driving away from a hurricane.
But I'd take my chances with colliding with a cars driving toward the hurricane, than being one of those cars headed for the hurricane.
Posted 10/10/10

GheyDeer wrote:


Well, I was talking about natural disasters.
I was thinking more like hurricanes, than extremists crashing planes.

I mean, I COULD get into a car accident while driving away from a hurricane.
But I'd take my chances with colliding with a cars driving toward the hurricane, than being one of those cars headed for the hurricane.
Before we went off topic any further, how's your own rational reasoning to survive has to do with your own irrational desire for fast car? I mean everyone knows that to avoid hurricanes completely, all you need to do is living on higher grounds away from the oceans.
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