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InvisibleSwami
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Feeling Superior
    #4145124 - 05/07/05 06:17 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Too many here complain as if that were a bad thing because they read it somewhere. I contend it is only bad if one is delusional.

Should Lance Armstrong tell himself and others, "I suck as a long-distance bicycle racer!" or should he rightly be proud of his phenomenal accomplishment? Should Ali have proclaimed, " I AM THE WORST!"?


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4145140 - 05/07/05 06:29 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sounds (like a) Complex....  ::::puzzled::::    :wink:


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4145143 - 05/07/05 06:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

The only problem I could see is if a person was so focused on their accomplishments or their abilities, that they would be unable to see their own faults and weaknesses, or any other aspect of reality that such a state of mind would obstruct...

But, of course, you already conditioned that out with:

Quote:

Swami said:
I contend it is only bad if one is delusional.




...so hell ja. :grin:

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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4145254 - 05/07/05 09:05 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

If you need to feel superior by claiming you know best, then you haven't the slightest what superiority is about.

Take that as you wish, do with it what you like. It's not my life we're talking about.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4145676 - 05/07/05 12:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

"I'm good enough,
I'm smart enough,
And doggone it
People really like me!"

Stewart Smalley


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4145829 - 05/07/05 01:22 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
Too many here complain as if that were a bad thing because they read it somewhere. I contend it is only bad if one is delusional.

Should Lance Armstrong tell himself and others, "I suck as a long-distance bicycle racer!" or should he rightly be proud of his phenomenal accomplishment? Should Ali have proclaimed, " I AM THE WORST!"?




I think people mainly don't like arrogance. I think arrogance mixed with a bit of humility would be okay. With regard to Ali, I think he was spontaneious or impulsive when he proclaimed that, and it was arrogant. But why not? He was at the pinnacle of his career, and he WAS the greatest at that time.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4145858 - 05/07/05 01:27 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Huehuecoyotl said:
"I'm good enough,
I'm smart enough,
And doggone it
People really like me!"

Stewart Smalley




LOL :grin:


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Icelander]
    #4145996 - 05/07/05 01:49 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

people who regard braggadocio as a negative are plain and simple losers. Green with envy they know they will never ever be even second place so they curse the gifted.

there is only enough room in this world for one cowboy at a time. Everyone else is an imitator, shit masticator.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Doom]
    #4146180 - 05/07/05 02:16 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Doom said:
people who regard braggadocio as a negative are plain and simple losers. Green with envy they know they will never ever be even second place so they curse the gifted.

there is only enough room in this world for one cowboy at a time. Everyone else is an imitator, shit masticator.




Than you must be the greatest man of all time. I been watching your posts and you've got nothing important to say. All you have left is bragging. Go for it, nobodys listening. :thumbdown:


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4146212 - 05/07/05 02:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

OMG! :shocked: not one comment about ego-loss.

Some mistake arrogance for confidence, it isn't necessarily an actual expression of superiority, as much as it is a projected expression of it.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4146243 - 05/07/05 02:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It's a useless expenditure of energy though, feeling and claiming your superiority. If you were excellent at something, you wouldn't need to constantly tell others and yourself, "I am the best!" You wouldn't even need to bring it up. You follow your natural instincts, and you get what you get. As you get older your abilities decline, and if you were arrogant in your youth, telling others you were the best, now you start to become the worst and your arrogance may come back to bite you in the ass.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Ravus]
    #4146301 - 05/07/05 02:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have become very aware of this lately, no matter how well I care for the psysical body, it's fate is decay. All the power of youth is fading. What is left? I choose to change directions now. Instead of trying to fight a losing battle with life. I am learning a new art, for a different kind of task. The art of surrender and the art of unconditional love. :mushroom2:


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Icelander]
    #4146341 - 05/07/05 02:41 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

/me stretches his 20 year old arms in the air.

:tongue:


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"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Ravus]
    #4146357 - 05/07/05 02:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

"It's a useless expenditure of energy, feeling and claiming your superiority."

It's useful to be secure in your accomplishments, feeling proud yet humble.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Icelander]
    #4146403 - 05/07/05 02:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have become very aware of this lately, no matter how well I care for the psysical body, it's fate is decay. All the power of youth is fading.



Don't be a pussy!


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4146415 - 05/07/05 02:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have his picture on my wall.

Did you know he's dead now. :sad:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Icelander]
    #4147093 - 05/07/05 04:48 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Who is that guy? He's ripped for an old guy.


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Swami]
    #4147118 - 05/07/05 04:52 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
Too many here complain as if that were a bad thing because they read it somewhere. I contend it is only bad if one is delusional.

Should Lance Armstrong tell himself and others, "I suck as a long-distance bicycle racer!" or should he rightly be proud of his phenomenal accomplishment? Should Ali have proclaimed, " I AM THE WORST!"?




He can say he is good or best, but he should also know that it isnt a big deal, everything is big deal to some, and not to others.

Whatever you do in this universe is so small that it almost made no change whatsoever. What is the importance of a bicicle race in history of the universe? nothing

Being delusional is not ones fault, yet being an ego maniac is


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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4147136 - 05/07/05 04:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, He's from a poster entitled: Growing Old Isn't For Sissies.

Of coures he never left the gym for the last twenty years of his life and had a stroke straining on the shitter. :tongue:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
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Re: Feeling Superior [Re: Icelander]
    #4147168 - 05/07/05 04:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I wouldn't have wanted to tangle with him.


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