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Old 11-20-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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Appears to belong in the Philosophy forum. We're the lunatic fringe here but I like it anyway.
That's phobosophy!
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Every life ends in tragedy.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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Not really. Lots of people go to bed with a smile on their face and die in their sleep. It may be a tragedy for the survivors but not necessarily for the one who dies.

I was always fascinated with Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude. In the play Sam marries Nina, the girl of his dreams, and they have a beautiful son. Unknown to him Nina has never really loved him, having lost the love of her life in WWI. Also Sam's son is not really his but the result of an affair Nina has had with her physician. Inspired by his luck in having the "perfect family" Sam becomes financially and socially successful, and has a picture perfect life. After the happy news that his son who rows stroke for his college crew has won a big race, Sam dies of a stroke while sitting in his easy chair and revelling in his son's victory, never having learned the truth about Nina or his son.

I often wondered if Sam's happily ever after wasn't a charmed existence. Ditto for guys like Nelson Rockefeller and Errol Flynn who had very successful careers, fame and fortune, and supposedly died while having sex.

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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No one ever said life was fair. Oh, wait... I forgot that children are brainwashed from an early age by schools with participation trophies and no one keeping score.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Just make marijuana legal and light one up with me and I'll show you how to live happily ever after
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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Every life ends in tragedy.
All lives matter anyway?
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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No one ever said life was fair. Oh, wait... I forgot that children are brainwashed from an early age by schools with participation trophies and no one keeping score.
No. No one did say life was fair. That seems to be your focus, but not the focus of this thread. Not mine anyway...
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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They got to participate instead of being cut from the team and feeling like losers. Which is better?

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Old 11-29-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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They got to participate instead of being cut from the team and feeling like losers. Which is better?
Just back from traveling and spending time with family for Thanksgiving and a 50th wedding anniversary celebration...

While away, pretty much by the day, lots more on the news about all the emerging sexual harassment claims. To think these are only the ones having to do with prominent figures. What of all the executives, managers and supervisors in the work place? What of all the incidents that will no doubt never go reported or addressed?

In the context of the question that begins this thread, here's another case of how women have been dealing with an issue that stands in their way of "living happily ever after" that once again is an issue that white males not only don't really need to deal with but all too often are responsible for!

These are the sorts of issues/injustices that were on my mind when I started this thread, and/or how our government plays a role in helping our society achieve that sort of "playing field" that allows everyone a decent shot at the pursuit of happiness, as equal a shot as possible.

Instead what do we get and/or allow? Public funds used to defend public figures accused of such claims? Male government representatives preying on young women? Even a POTUS who publicly admits women will let you fondle them when you're famous?

Oh HELL no!
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