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Old 01-20-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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What I think he means here is that if we train ourselves to consider mundane activities (sitting through a boring class, or washing dishes, etc), to be as enjoyable as having sex, then we can easily live happy lives. And this is at least in theory, possible.

I've tried this thought for the past few weeks and it seems to work. It also helped me realize that not being such a "pimp" wasn't a bad thing after all.

But then again, this might just be one of those "temporary" solutions I've found throughout the course of my life that only provide a transient sense of happiness, and then once the thought doesn't feel that novel anymore, the feeling disappears.

What do you guys think about this quote?

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Old 01-20-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Did he even have a believable world map or eat anything other than general tao chicken to speak for the rest of humanity?!?!?

Frankly, Confucius can go take a hike up the Brahmaputra
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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What I think he means here is that if we consider mundane activities (sitting through a boring class, or washing dishes, etc), to be as enjoyable as having sex, then we can easily live happy lives.

I've tried this thought for the past few weeks and it seems to work. It also helped me realize that not being such a "pimp" wasn't a bad thing after all.

But then again, this might just be one of those "temporary" solutions I've found throughout the course of my life that only provide a transient sense of happiness, and then once the thought doesn't feel that novel anymore, the feeling disappears.

What do you guys think about this quote?

Well, I'm not a guy................

BUT I will tell you if a man I was with thought having sex with me was as enjoyable as washing dishes......um, Houston...we have a problem!
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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What I think he means here is that if we train ourselves to consider mundane activities (sitting through a boring class, or washing dishes, etc), to be as enjoyable as having sex, then we can easily live happy lives. And this is at least in theory, possible.
How did that quote lead you to this conclusion?

I'm not saying your conclusion is wrong, I just..uh.. am confused. Looks to me like he's saying that sex is better than even the best intangible ideas.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Where'd I leave that "WTF" button ??.......................................
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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Oh, then they haven't met TVSG.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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Confucius is Chinese for CONFUSED. That statement is about as meaningful as a message in a fortune cookie.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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How did that quote lead you to this conclusion?

I'm not saying your conclusion is wrong, I just..uh.. am confused. Looks to me like he's saying that sex is better than even the best intangible ideas.
Well, having read the Analects of Confucius, I can tell you that this is NOT what he had in mind.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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Virtue vs. Sex? Sounds like he's a keen observer of human nature. Think of all the high-profile personalities out there who have found themselves in the same predicament.

Rarely does making the right decision about issues such as marital fidelity make the news. Tiger chooses wife over party girls? Governor avoids Argentine mistress to spend more time with his wife? President dodges willing intern to focus on matters of State?

Umm, it's just not newsworthy, even though there are plenty of people who do make the right decision, we just don't read about it...too boring.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Hmmm I also forgot to add that it seems that if you tell yourself "this is the only thing I've ever known" whenever you're doing something (even if it's as simple as walking or doing history homework), then it becomes that much more enjoyable. As opposed to comparing what you're currently doing with the "better" things you could be doing. Just an observation
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