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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    Who Works for Fun? Doesn't everyone hate to work? I know I can get Lazy when I have to do boring work. And if you say you don't mind hard, boring work then that's only because you're choosing to do it out of some enjoyment you get somewhere from it.
    IMHO; One can find small openings of nirvana or 'clarity' when performing the most mundane tasks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    IMHO; One can find small openings of nirvana or 'clarity' when performing the most mundane tasks....


    "It's alright mending fences and chopping wood, but this potato business is decision after decision."
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    I'm reminded of a decision I recently made, to try and buy something on Ebay, it went like this:

    Satellite receiver remote control to work with TV problem.

    Google answers, find several other people with same problem, no answers..

    More googling, find several answers which list X number of answers and specifically state there are no more answers than X !

    I try X answers, none of them work..

    So go to Ebay and bid on a new remote control..

    Whilst eating dinner I google again and discover another answer, that works !

    But I've already bid on something on Ebay..

    Luckily a few days later, someone outbids me, so I don't end up buying something I didn't really need !


    So, how do I know next time, when to stop googling for the answer..


    Kinda reminds me of another problem, of which I've asked 200,000+ people and got the same answer, now will it take me the 200,001st person before they give me a different answer, or can I be confident that the next 100 million people will give the same answer !
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophicDrippins View Post
    In a philosophy class the professor asked the class if the man who helped little old ladies across the street because has feels it's his duty or the man who simply enjoys doing it is the better man. Who is more dependable?
    I would say that they're both pretty much the same thing. Both equally dependable. Both equally responsible human beings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    IMHO; One can find small openings of nirvana or 'clarity' when performing the most mundane tasks....
    I agree. I can get into some deep, absorbed thinking about Life that helps put things into perspective. I can 'lose myself' in this way sometimes forgetting about the present. Can be quite meditating in a way ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTuber View Post
    So, how do I know next time, when to stop googling for the answer..
    When you get an answer. Either you find an answer that solves your problem or you find an answer that definitively tells you it cannot be solved. If you can find neither, then you have to answer for yourself on when you believe you have exhausted all possibilities. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy another remote than use all that time researching. Once you decide to buy a new remote, then don't waste your time researching something you intend to replace. It seems to me you bought a new remote before you had thoroughly given up on researching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    I would say that they're both pretty much the same thing. Both equally dependable. Both equally responsible human beings.
    What if the one who likes helping sudden finds he no longer likes helping? What if it becomes a chore to him?

    What if the man who is helping because it's his duty suddenly finds he enjoys doing it?

    So the dutiful man does his duty whether he enjoys it or not, but the joyful man may lose his joy and then we have to wonder what happens next.

    But the dutiful man only does his duty because he enjoys being dutiful, so what happens if he loses that joy?

    Maybe you're right. Maybe they are the same. We never got to the bottom of it in class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTuber View Post
    I read a few times that in forums, only 2% of the active population ever say anything, the rest stay silent and read/listen.

    This might explain why over the years I've had folk email/message me asking me to ask a question on their behalf because they are too scared to say anything in public, in case anyone notices them and starts to hate on them.
    Yeah, somebody here asked me if "they're listening" when I was talking about how I wasn't only just talking to Neil but the whole world out there.

    So I guess I was right and that other member here is wrong.
    "Change is almost always negative. Things degenerate." - Woody Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophicDrippins View Post
    I've been following this blog for nearly a decade, Zero Hedge | On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero , but wouldn't dare comment. Most of the time I skip the article and go straight for the comments. So I take and never give back. Well, it's the whole "throwing pearls before swine" thing.

    It's lucky (or unlucky) that there were no mods here and only a few people to hate on me or I wouldn't be here now.

    I was required to signup at quora to be able to read the answers to questions, but I would never post an answer and subject myself to that. To hell with humanity; let someone else do it.

    You have to wonder how Molyneux and other youtube personalities can handle all the hate. They would have to be a little bit narcissistic or something.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle, an ENTJ according to Celebrity Types.
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    "Change is almost always negative. Things degenerate." - Woody Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    I agree. I can get into some deep, absorbed thinking about Life that helps put things into perspective. I can 'lose myself' in this way sometimes forgetting about the present. Can be quite meditating in a way ...
    "Loosing ourselves" through meditation, self reflection, performing routine tasks, connecting with nature, are all ways that we can use to "find" ourselves....

    Forgetting about the present is counterproductive IMO, because the present, this very moment is all there is, is all we have any control over...it takes some practice but 'being in the now' or 'present' is the end goal anticipated when performing meditation....but if we anticipate or 'think' about it too much the benefits can be fleeting or nonexistent.....
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