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Offline Vizier

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Something to think about
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:07:37 AM »
Yes this really is a non cawk, animal, porn, meanwhile in <xxx> thread from Viz.

I found this video a few days ago, and it made me think and for a large part of my life I have done what is said here. It really is something to think about.

What if money were no object?

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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 12:36:51 AM »
Interesting, tho i wish there was no money at all, and that ppl could "share". short life with things you live > long live and working qft
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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 01:07:32 AM »
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To be quite honest with you... In my opinion this video is pure BS.

It's a false choice.

The essence of the video is this: ”better to have a short life, that is – full of what you like doing – then a long life spent in a miserable way". (1:40)

But is it really?

The choice of doing what "you like doing" is most likely shitloads of hours spent doing stuff that you don't want to, at the same time that having a job that is not perfect for you most likely contains good reasons for you to have exactly that job. There is no trade-off between a short fun life with a great job dieing hard, and earning money till you are old.

I agree - Its good to have a job that you love and you make shitloads of money on. But most people won't get that luxury, even when trying hard.

If you really want to take something from this video, it might be that money isn't everything. And that's true. I'd rather have a job paying somewhat less, then the best paying - hardest working - one.
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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 01:55:36 AM »
Well you do have a point Docine, the lecture is clearly biased towards people living in the west.

And one can't take it literally, not everyone can be a astronaut obviously. But that still don't change the core message. Like I got quite a lot of friends that hate their work, and they do the same shit every day just so they can get to that magical weekend. Some of my friends even refuse to contemplate the possibility that you can find a job that is rewarding, work is work and for them it is a negatively charged word.

So what do they do? They spend 5 days a week, 8 hours a day hating what they do. To me that is exactly what Alan Watts is saying. 

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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 03:24:28 AM »
I like sex.  But that's like, super unproductive, simply reproductive...
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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 09:02:57 AM »
I like sex.  But that's like, super unproductive, simply reproductive...

Thongs, I'd reproduce with you any day of the week. Unless you are poor and living in a 3rd world country, because that would lead to nothing.

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Re: Something to think about
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 01:02:37 AM »
I like sex.  But that's like, super unproductive, simply reproductive...

Thongs, I'd reproduce with you any day of the week. Unless you are poor and living in a 3rd world country, because that would lead to nothing.

Aww you're so sweet.  Marry me Viz!! Nao!!
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