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OfflineDavid_Scape
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Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy...
    #2000396 - 10/11/03 05:07 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

...personality?

Or is there a difference between a realistic and healthy state of mind?

I have my own defition of what a healthy and realistic state of mind are, but i want to hear what you guys think on your terms. The question may be a little ambiguous too, just think about what im asking.


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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: David_Scape]
    #2000435 - 10/11/03 05:20 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I think I understand.

If someone is ugly (physically unattractive), and they know they are, is that a healthy state of mind to go through life thinking "I'm ugly physically," or a realistic mind. Would a healthy mind still think that the body it uses is ugly, or would it being healthy entail that it either finds the body attractive or ignores that aspect of its existence? Or to show another example, if someone isn't that intelligent, and they actually think to themselves that they aren't intelligent, is that healthy being that a healthy mind would think its powers adequate, or realistic?

I beleive that a healthy mind entails knowing the truths, but not letting them detract from the experience of life, or damage the mindset of seeking eternal wisdom and happiness. I happen to think this is one of the tougher aspects of dealing with the mind. It's hard when certain inadequacies can make you devalue yourself and your potential, but you must know them and rise above them.


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    #2000438 - 10/11/03 05:21 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: Hefex78]
    #2001164 - 10/11/03 10:29 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

for the guardians yes, me, I'm a husbandmen, all I have to worry about is a harmonious soul.


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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: start25]
    #2002858 - 10/12/03 06:05 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Perhaps if you are struggling with being ugly or fat or have some shortcoming from your ideal of perfection, you should remember that your body is a holy temple, the vessel in which you're going to live out the rest of this trip. The holy temple should be maintained and kept relatively healthy so that it may continue to experience a higher form of consciousness uninterrupted on this Earth.


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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: TheEggman]
    #2002968 - 10/12/03 07:02 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

its all about balance.





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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2003079 - 10/12/03 07:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

i agree with the balance.


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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: soylent_green]
    #2003237 - 10/12/03 08:40 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Well, physical attractiveness is a completely subjective thing. That scenario would also depend on the emotions the person associates with the "fact" that they're ugly. If it depresses them and adversely affects the way they relate to other people than it's probably not healthy or realistic.

And using intelligence as an example, if someone "knows" they aren't intelligent is that really true, or are they excusing themselves from being informed and thinking deeply? If they "know" they're unintelligent whats the point in trying right? That's not healthy or realistic either. I don't think intelligence is necessarily something you either have or don't, a mind is something you work on- something you expand, so if you "know" you're not intelligent it's more likely that you're just lazy or insecure.



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Re: Is there a difference between a realistic and healthy... [Re: NiamhNyx]
    #2004307 - 10/13/03 03:01 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

"physical attractiveness is a completely subjective thing."

Yes, and unfortunately most of us "subjects" are contaminated :wink:


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