Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:33 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Painless Life
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:17 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1744
Location: SEA
If you are to live a life without pain and burden, would you consider yourself fortunate? Thanks.

_________________
Life is a lesson. Learn from it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:03 pm 
Offline
DedeKorkut
DedeKorkut

Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:36 am
Posts: 831
Location: Turan
no.see odin.his sacrifices and the pains he suffered made him a god.

pain,suffering etc... they forge us to create a great piece of art.

_________________
"God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
Voltaire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Painless Life
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:45 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:28 am
Posts: 4297
arrow wrote:
If you are to live a life without pain and burden, would you consider yourself fortunate? Thanks.


Yes, but that is because I'm not relativist.

_________________
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
~Bertrand Russell


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:00 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:07 am
Posts: 49
Location: http://bcheap.com
no idea if i would consider myself fortunate cause me no prince of lalaland... but anyways i guess for all other people like us who are stuck in competition against each other pain is part and parcel cause no pain no gain...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:21 am 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 140
Location: Savannah, Ga
I would totally consider myself fortunate. While the pain and suffering has, indeed, forged me into the person I am now, I'd have liked the opportunity to become a different me without the pain.

The only reason people accept their painful pasts is because to do otherwise is to be miserable and unhappy. We need to somehow justify the suffering we endured so we say things like, "I wouldn't be who I am today without those experiences."

Awful things happen, and we need to accept them and move on, but to be given the opportunity to live a life without them would be a priceless gift beyond measure.

Some people live noodle-salad lives.

_________________
The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:05 pm 
Offline
The Sceptic
The Sceptic

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:07 pm
Posts: 1811
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Some pain and suffering makes the good moments better.

_________________
"The Truth may be out there but the lies are in your head"
"I tend to think if God wanted us to believe in him he'd exist."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:02 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:49 am
Posts: 1201
Location: UK
You can't appreciate the highs without the lows.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:38 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 140
Location: Savannah, Ga
Moshei wrote:
You can't appreciate the highs without the lows.


See, I don't believe that at all.

I'm pretty sure I'd still love my son and daughter with all my heart even if their older brother and sister hadn't died in a fire....

_________________
The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:23 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:07 am
Posts: 49
Location: http://bcheap.com
but you miss them the same...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:36 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:16 am
Posts: 3140
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Knowing loss makes me appreciate that which is left more.

_________________
السلام عليكم


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:51 am 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:51 pm
Posts: 3071
Location: University of New Hampshire
Menolly wrote:
Moshei wrote:
You can't appreciate the highs without the lows.


See, I don't believe that at all.

I'm pretty sure I'd still love my son and daughter with all my heart even if their older brother and sister hadn't died in a fire....


But whose highs and lows are we talking about? We see suffering and pain around us all the time, and very little of it actually touches each of us (comparatively), yet we appreciate our gifts more when we see the pain and hardship that all those around us go through.

_________________
Sanctuary: a small safe place in a troubling world


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:50 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:58 pm
Posts: 234
Location: Looking at the ocean
A very large part of me wants to agree with Mellony, that to live without pain would be ideal, but I figure that pain is inevitable, so we might as well embrace it as noble suffering.

_________________
"I learned to stick up to myself today, you're not angry are you?"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:32 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:28 am
Posts: 4297
The-Holy-Dark wrote:
A very large part of me wants to agree with Mellony, that to live without pain would be ideal, but I figure that pain is inevitable, so we might as well embrace it as noble suffering.


I don't embrace pain, hell no, and I don't need it nor want it nor desire it nor want anything whatsoever to do with it. Pleasure and pain are what they are because they are relative, sure, but relatively speaking there is no doubt at all that I prefer pleasure, hands down, no doubt about it.

_________________
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
~Bertrand Russell


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:35 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:28 am
Posts: 4297
And yeah, I know what pain is. Now that I know what it is, I certainly don't need anymore of it to prefer pleasure. You can have your pain if you need it. I can do without it. I'm a hedonist. I love pleasure.

_________________
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
~Bertrand Russell


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:12 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:58 pm
Posts: 234
Location: Looking at the ocean
See, my problem is I'm a hater. I've grown up surrounded by rich kids and airheads, and when I was younger I figured that they knew nothing of true suffering and that I did, so I hated them. Now I'm staring to realize that it's me who's never seen any real pain in life, and I kind of want to.

_________________
"I learned to stick up to myself today, you're not angry are you?"


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DyncDocaovala and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group