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Old 09-20-2006, 11:20 PM   #21
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I think, therefore I am
- Rene Descartes
Perhaps the greatest example of analytical thought in the history of man.

After that, it's all conjecture.

I would suggest that you not even try to consider your question until you have created and secured on the top of your head the perfect aluminum foil hat.


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Re: existential conundrum
Old 09-21-2006, 05:59 AM   #22
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Re: existential conundrum

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If only I could trade a big bag of existential conundrums for a few million bucks, I'd be having my own existential conundrum right now. As it is, I'm a "wage slave". Things could be worse though.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:24 AM   #23
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If one is not any of these roles, what is one?
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:29 AM   #25
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I have usually given myself a fairly low bar to clear. Get some pleasure, give some pleasure, do a good job on the biggie of being a parent, and shoot for C's on the rest.

I feel basically Ok about this and it seems to stand the test of time pretty well.

When I was younger, like up to my early 20s, it seemed much more complicated.

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Old 09-21-2006, 10:37 AM   #26
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Hmmm, I don't approach this the same wy as many of you appear to. I'm me and always have been. I despise labels and although I have taken on societally-approved roles/labels, I've never been under the delusion that they are "me." When a role/label is no longer of use to me and I can free myself of it, I am happy to cast such a role/label aside.

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