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OfflineSeussA
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An example of attachment and desire...
    #1748589 - 07/25/03 04:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Ok, you give me a low rating, I give you a lower rating. That's right, this is a ransom note. If you ever want a 5 shroom rating, then acknowledge that what you call youthfullness should not detract from my rating. MY brain's flavour is more complex than most, not inferior. You don't like my approach cause you're an old dog and I'm a new trick. I'll be watching my rating page for the delivery.




I found the above passage in a user rating and thought I would use it as an example of attachment and the power of ego.

Why are people so concerned about ratings? I see that they have a benefit for new members, helping them figure out who is helpful and who is not, but I do not understand why people feel the need to be at the top of the mushroom totem pole?

When we die, is it going to matter that we had three shrooms instead of five shrooms in our rating? For that matter, tomorrow when I get up is it going to make a difference?

Attachment leads to unhappiness. If I need five shrooms to feel alive, to feel needed and wanted, to feel good about myself, then I have become attached to some meaningless category. If I then get a one shroom rating, I feel bad. The badness that I feel is not because of my rating, but because of my perception of the ratings meaning.

Many children throw temper tantrums when they do not get what they want. When they grow up they realize that there is more to life than throwing tantrums. They realize that life is what they make of it, not what other people make of it for them.

To all the people that worry about mushroom ratings, or post counts, or anything else, I recommend that you step back for a while and take a deep breath. Life will go on. Go sit on the beach, or near a river, or under a tree, and enjoy living for a while.

Life is too short to become flustered by what others think. Know yourself; be yourself. Let others worry their own worries.

I'll be watching my rating page for the delivery.

To think that somebody would give me such much power over them. No wonder drugs are still illegal.

(Please note that I did not include names. This is not an attack on any person but rather a discussion on the illusion of attachment.)


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: Seuss]
    #1748671 - 07/25/03 05:23 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm attached to not being attached...hehe
Seriously, I agree with this school of thought. Our own programming results in our emotions, not anything else. Its our reactions to the surroundings, not the surroundings themselves.
Peace.


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1749570 - 07/25/03 11:34 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

seuss: you really moved me with that post, i was so concerned about shroom ratings before i read your thoughts. Now ive realized thats its all an illusion created by my ego.

thank you. I hope you are enjoying nirvana, friend.


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OfflineSweet_Stoner
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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1749584 - 07/25/03 11:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I don't even know what significance the shroom ratings have...being an unrated member, i just want to talk to people, i don't really care about how many shrooms i have...


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: Seuss]
    #1749594 - 07/25/03 11:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yes, of course it's silly
personally, I don't see the point of ratings beyond trade ratings. What is it a measure of, anyway? Your worth as a shroomery UBB member? Your popularity? Someone's opinion of your personality? It's interesting to read some people's ratings.. but I wonder why? Mostly I see a drama attraction in it, I can sense, or at least think I sense, hidden connections and meanings...

interesting, but futile.





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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: ]
    #1749924 - 07/26/03 02:18 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I know this isn't really the point, but I find the 'ransom note' in question to be very, very funny. I think you've got a trickster on your hands. I hope.


Edited by Elvish (07/26/03 02:19 AM)


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: Elvish]
    #1749962 - 07/26/03 02:37 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I don't really care about the ratings, per se, but I got a bad one the other day and I was real pissed at first just cuz the dude said some hurtful stuff.

but it was only because I was pissed that I made an effort to talk to this guy and attempt to clear up the dispute. didn't help my rating much, but it made me feel a lot better- I mean, dude had a problem with something I said, and I wanted to clear it up with him. what's wrong with that?


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1751138 - 07/26/03 06:50 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Hey Seuss, I suggest you let go of the ego and attachment to ratings. They don't mean anything. Breath and take pleasure in life for a while.. look at nature, experience your body. I suggest not worrying about this silly person who rated you what he did, don't worry about it, just let it go. Try opening your third eye and some chakras.


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Re: An example of attachment and desire... [Re: Dogomush]
    #1755301 - 07/28/03 08:40 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

:smile:


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