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Old 03-05-2016, 09:35 AM
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Life has no meaning.

You're suffering from a very human bias, as we're hardwired to see patterns and put clues together to figure things out, but somewhere down the line this very trait that made us so successful at survival went berserk and started giving meaning to things that had none.
The natural need for understanding so deep seated in human psychology gave us many religions, each tailored to fit the culture they were born in. Each trying to make sense of a world that's based on randomness.
It's the same natural instinct that pushes us towards scientific discovery. Understanding is a pillar that keeps our mind healthy, and anything that doesn't makes sense scares us, so we make up stories to give coherence to existence. Or, in the case of science, study it.

Health is a gift, having luck is a gift. Life is just a neutral state of being.
I prefer being aware of the neutral state. But pain feels good sometimes. I think I get it.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2015...ain-feels-good

I agree with number #6

http://becrobbins.com/blog/top-10-re...-pain-is-good/

"6. Emotional pain amplifies pleasure

The more we know emotional pain and all the varying flavors of it (hopelessness, betrayal, anger, shame) the more deeply we can come to appreciate the emotions we enjoy feeling (love, compassion, gratitude). This is the nature of contrast. If we had no night, we would not as deeply appreciate the day and vice versa. Pain actually enriches our positive emotional experience. As well the more capacity we have for pain the more capacity we have for love."

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Old 03-05-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Kingdom of pain, Southern Europe
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But pain feels good sometimes.



On a serious note:
It's true that the lows will make the better moments feel more worthy, but it's hard to manage emotional pain in a culture that doesn't teach mental self-care and shuns the negative so harshly. It makes the bad moments last longer than they should, 'cause you're not given tools to deal with the lows, you have to pick them up as you go.
 
Old 03-05-2016, 02:06 PM
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On a serious note:
It's true that the lows will make the better moments feel more worthy, but it's hard to manage emotional pain in a culture that doesn't teach mental self-care and shuns the negative so harshly. It makes the bad moments last longer than they should, 'cause you're not given tools to deal with the lows, you have to pick them up as you go.


Yes for sure it can take a long time to unwind a knotted ball of yarn and make sense of it.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WrWA9lO-Tg...0/DSC03667.jpg
 
Old 03-07-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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On a serious note:
It's true that the lows will make the better moments feel more worthy, but it's hard to manage emotional pain in a culture that doesn't teach mental self-care and shuns the negative so harshly. It makes the bad moments last longer than they should, 'cause you're not given tools to deal with the lows, you have to pick them up as you go.
You'll do just fine. You worry too much.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Kingdom of pain, Southern Europe
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You'll do just fine. You worry too much.
Look, sir, I want to debate the emptyness of those words and why they're as senseless as everything you've said so far, but you've gained +5 points on cuteness for trying so I'll leave you alone.

Do not tempt me, though.
 
Old 03-08-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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Since I did a thread about how much Latin Americans love Blonde people with blue eyes, I want to know about how Europeans view people with black hair and brown eyes, do they find them exotic or what?
The most good-looking Northern Europeans are those with dark hair, dark eyes and a good complexion.
 
Old 03-09-2016, 01:36 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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The most good-looking Northern Europeans are those with dark hair, dark eyes and a good complexion.
Your posts just get more and more bizarre as time goes on!! Are you suggesting that all dark haired Northern Europeans look like Sean Connery or Catherine Zeta Jones!! lol (of course what you say is true in my case though).
 
Old 03-09-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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Your posts just get more and more bizarre as time goes on!! Are you suggesting that all dark haired Northern Europeans look like Sean Connery or Catherine Zeta Jones!! lol (of course what you say is true in my case though).
Didn't I say the most? Sean Connery in his younger days would have so many women falling for him. Women as a whole usually prefer the "tall, dark and handsome" type than a tall, pale, ginger or blond man. Catherine Zeta was a gorgeous brunette in her younger days, thus would be appealing to a Northern European audience, while blonde women are more appealing to a Southern European or even South American audience.
 
Old 03-09-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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Your posts just get more and more bizarre as time goes on!! Are you suggesting that all dark haired Northern Europeans look like Sean Connery or Catherine Zeta Jones!! lol (of course what you say is true in my case though).
Lol! Why are my posts bizarre, because of the truth?
 
Old 03-09-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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Since I did a thread about how much Latin Americans love Blonde people with blue eyes, I want to know about how Europeans view people with black hair and brown eyes, do they find them exotic or what?
The truth is that opposite attract. See, in South America, even in East Asia, blonde, red-haired or other fair-skinned people are seen as the ideal attractive people. Many women in Japan, South Korea avoid too much sun to keep their skin pale, others even bleach their skins. While in most of Northern Europe, blondes are not that special, many blonde are wrongly stereotyped as "dumb" or "naive", while brunettes are stereotyped as being "stable" and "intelligent".
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