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OfflineSpecialEd
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Do better
    #2874131 - 07/09/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2874299 - 07/09/04 10:17 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Eh...I'll try  :smirk:


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2874316 - 07/09/04 10:24 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

To do "better", I would have to compare what I was doing in order to try to achieve being better to other experiences, and then I would start ranking and filing all my experiences in the category of which one I was being better in, and so forth, and it ends up being an energy-draining, mental routine that probably actually distracts me from being "better", as it drains focus away from what it is that I am trying to be better in, which makes me worse.

.... or something like that. :lol:

Simply do. :wink:

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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2874490 - 07/09/04 11:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I figured that I couldn't do any better after I met my wife. But in other areas of life...


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2874566 - 07/09/04 11:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

???


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2875359 - 07/10/04 06:29 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I've been working on it my entire life. When I die I will have done my best. Hopefully it will have been good enough.


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Re: Do better [Re: eve69]
    #2875360 - 07/10/04 06:32 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

That's not good enough, do better :lol: jk


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2875387 - 07/10/04 07:09 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You're right, I should.

You know, I was meditating yesterday, and then I felt this hellish fear settle over my mind as it does sometimes on a worse day when I think I'm a loser and I have wasted my entire life pursuing things that weren't really what I wanted. Some people would maybe call it a mid life crisis, though a few years early for me. I felt confused about whether I choose the right path since I always wanted to study Sri Vidya, and yet I converted and made vows to Buddhism. Now I look at Sri Vidya like at a sexy longlegged beauty that I'll never have. So many conflicts, but then.

But then, I just said fuck all this conflict, I am just going to get to the heart of it all and do something good for someone. So I took a book that I cherish and gave it to someone who wanted it, even though I didn't want to, and dedicated the merit to all those who suffer, and forgot about it.

My point was that I did better than I would have, as motivated by my confusion and conflict. I dared to do good instead of bad or stagnate. I chose to do better. Don't clap or give me kudos. I'm just yakking.


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Re: Do better [Re: eve69]
    #2875389 - 07/10/04 07:11 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I enjoy giving my things away freely.


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2875584 - 07/10/04 10:33 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I could do better.  I am an undisciplined fuck, at times.  I hate that.  I give in to gluttony and sloth at times.  Woohoo!  :grin:

But I could do better.  I keep telling myself that I will start doing better, but I keep indulging in this lazy, unedifying conduct.

Life is short.  That I would waste even just one night of it playing pool, drinking, and carousing is the loss of a chance to learn, to create something, etc.

Changing behaviors is simply about changing patterns. 

Hi, Ed.  Good topic.  :grin:


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2875622 - 07/10/04 11:21 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

:bow: :yesnod:


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Re: Do better [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2880099 - 07/12/04 01:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

SpecialEd said:
I enjoy giving my things away freely.




I'm learning the joy of this.  :thumbup:


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Re: Do better [Re: eve69]
    #2880112 - 07/12/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm learning the joy of this.

Yes! I love the reaction I (generally) get from people when I give them something and then refuse anyting in return! I'm not sure why so many people find such an action to be strange...it feels like the "normal" thing to do for me.


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Re: Do better [Re: Frog]
    #2881929 - 07/12/04 01:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

"Life is short. That I would waste even just one night of it playing pool, drinking, and carousing is the loss of a chance to learn, to create something, etc."

That is nonsense. One night occasionally spent this way is cool...every night spent this way is a waste. Moderation in all things is the key. Someone who spends EVERY hour contemplating and worrying about religion, work, or school is engaging in gluttony, just as if they were out getting high and eating too much every day...it is the same. Overindulging in any behavior is gluttony.


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Re: Do better [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #2891897 - 07/15/04 01:57 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Well, of course you're right.  :grin:

That's why last night I kicked Renegade's ass at pool during a night of unedifying conduct.


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Re: Do better [Re: Frog]
    #2892269 - 07/15/04 04:55 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm glad you are contributing to this thread, Frog...it was inspired by you :lol:


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