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Old 11-26-2012, 06:08 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by ERhoosier View Post
A true friend of mine would not be offering me dinner in NYC but rather facilitating my escape back to the real world
While I share that sentiment, one can also appreciate that those [crazy] people who choose to live in large cities can also find joy, beauty, and happiness there.

It's a good thing too, because if they all wised up and left then the countryside would get crowded and no one would want to live there anymore.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ERhoosier View Post
Funny but I read this constantly wondering where the "joy" was. However, I am not a "city person". Joy is found in the colorful sunset of a clear desert evening, or the soft distant call of seagulls above the gentle breaking of ocean waves on a warm sunny tropical beach. Dining on a rooftop overlooking the din of the concrete jungle would prompt in me a primal urge to jump off the nearest ledge. A true friend of mine would not be offering me dinner in NYC but rather facilitating my escape back to the real world
Is it really necessary to disparage what makes others happy to be able to find happiness yourself? It just seems like it should be enough to know and enjoy what makes us happy without comparing that to what makes someone else happy.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #23
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In the absence of anyone coming back from the not alive bunch and telling tempting stories, being alive is a good thing.

A walk this morning just great, then nearly home saw our cat Charley playing with clumps of dirt, batting it around. Then taking great leaps to pounce on it. He does not consider the meaning of life. Just enjoys it. I am working on such advanced level of enlightenment.

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