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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Suggestion #2

Having an excellent memory and being entirely realistic about future events seems to be the ideal recipe for making one utterly utterly neurotic.

5 comments:

Dale said...

Indeed so. And yet -- as with so many infirmities -- knowing the symptoms is a long, long way from doing anything about it.

god-free morals said...

Dale
Thanks for visiting and commenting.

I'm starting to see it less of an infirmity (and thus something worth further worry) and more of a way of living, i.e. my own.

However, perhaps this might constitute finally doing something. If acceptance is an activity.

Dunno.

Claude said...

To remember nothing, and to always hope that things will be better, is madness. I prefer neurosis. It's a bit saner....

Paul Sunstone said...

Given those circumstances, could one avoid neurosis if one gave up hoping for something better?

god-free morals said...

Claude
As Einstein said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

In a mad world only mad are sane. I think Akira Kurosawa said that.

Sanity is overrated. I said that, but then so did a lot of people.

Paul
False imagining is not hoping.

Hope is something more.

To falsify one's memories (over emphasis on the good [or bad]) and apply this in a false logical sense to the future is still so far distant from what hoping for the future is. One is a distorted sense of reason through belief, the other is pure insight.

Although I've almost given up myself, I would still say 'never give up hoping for something better'.

P.S. (to all) thanks for all you comments so far, starting the actually feel like rebooting the blog wasn't a bad idea.