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If not, why?
because of DiS
thanks to reading about it in bill bryson's history book thing.
It's really really interesting and funny and thought-inducing.
I waste the hours between 9-5.
The rest is quite good
if all goes to plan I'll be free within 8 months or so
Not that hard, I don't go hill walking and sky diving, but I do try to think and question a lot.
Is that what you mean?
If we don't think about/question anything then we may as well not be here.
when you are dead how much you questioned wont really matter will it. I think people should just do what they enjoy, because ultimately everything is pointless
Do you work?
in a bar. i like it and it means i have money to spend.
Some things you have to do?
im not into pure hedonism, because ultimately it cannot be sustained. but if this give an indication of what im like, im probably going to choose a less well paid job in the future as i want to enjoy life, over working in a law firm (which i could conceivably do if i worked hard).
Besides if you draw pleasure from questioning and thinking, then isnt that an extension of hedonism?
when you reduce life solely to pursuit of pleasure.
because i think pleasure is often funded by things that arent particularly pleasurable. But i would consider happiness for me and those i care about probably the most important thing to me.
Let's all be trampy like GUY DUBORD
because of cripling social anxiety mainly
because i spend too much time worrying about wether im making the most of my time on earth. its a vicious circle i tell ya
I've been to over one different countries.
because im lazy and arrogant
Unfortunately, 'most' isn't very much...
i want to travel and see everything. and read more. and learn more. and do more things. but.
i need money.
is based on how much potential you think you have. right?
but they'll only take you so far.
an "inspirational" poster. i can't actually imagine anything worse than being relentlessly mundane.
to not be relentlessly mundane.
i'm unable to work out if i'm basically rubbish or just lazy. it's good fun.
i think it might be both, but im afraid to find out that im basically rubbish.
"people who never give up are people who succeed"
horseshite. people with v. rich parents and a solid genetic inheritance are people who succeed.
second bit means...
that the measuring of success is an internal process? i just don't think it is.
succeed by artificially lowering your expectations?
,if it's an internal process. why does endeavour matter at all? can't you just not try and be happy with it???
should be dedicating time to WORK at being content with FAILURE?
It's a really strange attitude to me.
'Don't compare yourself to others. They're better than you anyway..'
And that it is the endeavor that is important.
what's so good about failing?
But acknowledging and accounting for the possibility of failure is essential.
are people talking about endeavouring for here, anyway?
Curing cancer? Learning Italian? Cycling coast to coast?
utilising failure in its completeness is better. Accounting for it does little. Thats like saying realisation is an end, which it isnt.
but probably not
I suppose making the 'most' of being alive is just making as big an impact on things as possible. I'm trying to do this.
By learning as much as I can and trying to think about things in a different way I hope to be in a strong position to impact upon the planet in a positive way.
That sounds ridiculous. I only just woke up.