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contentment or excitement?
that's how you make your decisions?
If i wanted to do what I thought was most exciting i'd steal a car, drive down to london, get a job somewhere and raise enough money to get a flight to New York where I would steal another car, drive across america a la Kerouac before settling down in San Fran.
It's really a head v heart situation. I'm too much of a wimp to do that.
some parts of life call for excitement, others call for contentment, and having a balance of those will probably lead to the "better" life
i'm never sarcastic. ask anyone.
to make it sarcastic. god. i feel like that guy on Kids In the Hall..you know?
That's really funny!
Aiming for excitement all the time can lead to stress and disapointment. Being able to settle for contentment once in a while should lead to greater happiness over all.
Constantly chasing excitement never leads to happiness, whereas if you're content with your life, you can create that excitement in many ways. In fact, surely contentment incorporates a certain level of excitement..? Because if you had NO excitement in your life at all, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be content......
i guess i mean..placidity?
what word am i looking for?
if i was content i'd have no need for excitement. plus excitement scares me because it means the unknown and i hate surprises. and if you promise that i will always be content then i'll never get bored so that's fine.
almost by definition.
is not really the word i want there..but i don't know what word...blah
Like knowing you'll always have a roof over your head and have enough money to get by and stuff?
But I don't really like pressure. Is pressure a necessary part of excitement?
things are a lot more hectic and/or new with Excitement, so there's more things to deal with hence more pressure.
and i cant' decide which way to go. it's been driving me mad. and i messed up this thread by using the word "contentment" so now i've not getting the right input i wanted...*sob*
Excitement would be nice, but only if it eventually leads to contentment.
of when you have to choose one or the other..
go for either one at the moment.
Cue emo joke
contentment is nice and all but people become so boring when they are content
and as a result my life tends to be a jump from one peak to another, which can make things tricky if you get stuck in a valley.
I find it hard to be contented though, I get bored easily and have an undercurrent of fucked-offness which drives me both artistically and emotionally.
i guess what i meant was a life of security which is supposed to equal a life of contentment, when i said Contentment :)
blah.blahl i'm going to bed.