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 Post subject: Zen Proverb that I like
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:47 pm 
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The obstacle is the path.


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This statment is so true in many cases of life, Because the journey is the biggest concern when trying to achieve your goal.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:18 am 
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Tommy GS wrote:
The obstacle is the path.


isn't there one that's like 'without no obstacles there is no path'?


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I suspect there is something like, but I'm not entirely sure it's true. I could be wrong, of course, but I think everyone looks for a "path" that doesn't have obstacles. E.g., cheating on a test, backing out of a relationship, etc.

It's possible that there is a path without obstacles... The heir to a great fortune who doesn't need to work and wastes his life in shallow waters. ("About A Boy" anyone?) But, I would suggest that those who take the easier route are less happy with their lives. There is more satisfaction in studying for the test and getting an A+, or working through a problem in any type of relationship and getting closure and moving forward.

Otherwise, I would consider it more likely that no path is without obstacles. The fact that there are no obstacles would be an obstacle! This is probably why the rich blow their brains out more than the poor do.

Oh! If it doesn't have obstacles, it's not a path!

Eh? Ehhhhh??????


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Tommy GS wrote:
I suspect there is something like, but I'm not entirely sure it's true. I could be wrong, of course, but I think everyone looks for a "path" that doesn't have obstacles. E.g., cheating on a test, backing out of a relationship, etc.

It's possible that there is a path without obstacles... The heir to a great fortune who doesn't need to work and wastes his life in shallow waters. ("About A Boy" anyone?) But, I would suggest that those who take the easier route are less happy with their lives. There is more satisfaction in studying for the test and getting an A+, or working through a problem in any type of relationship and getting closure and moving forward.

Otherwise, I would consider it more likely that no path is without obstacles. The fact that there are no obstacles would be an obstacle! This is probably why the rich blow their brains out more than the poor do.

Oh! If it doesn't have obstacles, it's not a path!

Eh? Ehhhhh??????


Well you replaced the word 'obstacles' with 'problems' and I think that makes a difference you know. Your morale is right and all but that doesn't mean that it;s related to this. I think an obstacle would be like drawing without a pencil (use something else) I think this quote means think outside the box to get somewhere... Or maybe I'm on the wrong track DX


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:idea:

Good thoughts.


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Morale? are you happy Tommy?

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:lol:

My morale is high. :D


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Tommy GS wrote:
:lol:

My morale is high. :D


what's the last nice thing you've done then?


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What's the last nice thing I've done?

Oh, I don't know... made small talk, smoked a fag with my buddy, and enjoyed the rain. It was pretty nice.... :mrgreen:


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If you're hungry, eat.
If your're sleepy, sleep.

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Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
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If you're playful - play.

If you're naughty - naught?

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Niceness and kindness are two different things.

This is a good article, and there are many more like it that contrast niceness and kindness. http://www.inmalafide.com/blog/2009/10/ ... -a-virtue/


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It is bitter, cynical and conceited articles like this which actually contribute to changing the meanings of perfectly good words. "Nice" has many different, concise and apt meanings, none of which indicate blatant hypocrisy.

Very grumpy GT :(

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Best described author.

The biggest problem posed by the interweb, a bevvy of tossers.

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