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Unfolding Nature Shop: Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order

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Re: Happiness Delusion? Depression Sane? [Re: Phluck]
    #2107190 - 11/14/03 07:18 PM (17 years, 8 months ago)

"A pessimist is just an informed optimist"

I always liked that quote because it seems so true (at least from my perspective). I think depressed people are more 'in tune' with reality because, well, look at this way.

Everybody wants to be happy (i know thats a generalization but bare with me). Depressed people aren't happy, they tend to focus on the negative aspects. However, that doesn't mean they are oblivious to the 'happy' aspects of life, its just harder to internalize. Happy people, on the other hand, are already happy, so why should they pay any attention to the negative in life? These people would have the tendency to be deluded individuals because they simply disregard the depressing things around them. Pardon my french, but if something ain't broke, don't fix it. These people are already happy so what do they care?

Depressed people are directly confronted with the negative in life. Being immersed in that world causes unhappiness which inturn promts said person to analyze what the problem is, and how they can fix it. EDIT: The happiness they can see but have problems internalizing is the motivating factor behind the quest for a solution to that problem.

When you think about it, everything created in this world (by us) is the solution to a certain problem. If it takes a depressed person to be more intune with their environment, to search out the problems and find answers, then how can that be considered a disease? (I'm not saying that all inventors are depressed, just that a depressed person is more capable of searching out problems) I hope that made sense....

"this lebowski he called himself 'the dude'. now, 'dude', that's a name no one would self-apply where i come from but there was a lot about the dude that didn't make sense to me...."--the Stranger

Edited by TheDude (11/14/03 07:21 PM)

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Re: Happiness Delusion? Depression Sane? [Re: Phluck]
    #2107617 - 11/14/03 10:13 PM (17 years, 8 months ago)


Phluck said:
"I think alot of people who are depressed just realize how fucked up everything is, like society, the world, life, etc, maybe im just rambling now, but it's somehting to think about."

Thinking that the world and society is "fucked up" is a judgement that you could only make if you thought that there is a different way that the world is "supposed" to be, which would require some sort of faith.

I don't know how it's suppost to be. But it sure as fuck shouldn't be like this.


"What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?" - Bill Hicks

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Re: Happiness Delusion? Depression Sane? [Re: barfightlard]
    #2108335 - 11/15/03 03:59 AM (17 years, 8 months ago)

Edited by Xibalba (09/30/05 01:27 AM)

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Re: Happiness Delusion? Depression Sane? [Re: Xibalba]
    #2108368 - 11/15/03 04:18 AM (17 years, 8 months ago)

"...when a couple of guys were up to no good,
started makin' trouble in my neighborhood.
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared,
she said, "You'll move in with your aunti and your uncle in Bel Air."

i am another you

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