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Interesting, one man pushed the button 190 times "I'm not sure what was up with him" Prof Wilson said

Existence in general is pain though, the 3 most common things most of us have to do at some point for an easier life are painful ie: school, work & exercise & that's even without relationships, accidents, disease, mental illness, murder, rape etc the list is endless.

So in my opinion it's easier to see why people would choose pain over boredom cause that's the point.






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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-08-2020, 06:54 AM
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Happy? I'm not necessarily happy to be alive, but I still have the will to live. Think there's a distinction there.
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-08-2020, 10:51 AM
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Interesting, one man pushed the button 190 times "I'm not sure what was up with him" Prof Wilson said

Existence in general is pain though, the 3 most common things most of us have to do at some point for an easier life are painful ie: school, work & exercise & that's even without relationships, accidents, disease, mental illness, murder, rape etc the list is endless.

So in my opinion it's easier to see why people would choose pain over boredom cause that's the point.
I want to meet that guy. In theory. I don't talk to the Humans.

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I want to meet that guy. In theory. I don't talk to the Humans.
That's a good idea, I'm sure alot of humans would be interested in hearing what you have to say.






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Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,
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At times, absolutely not happy to be alive, and I ask myself why keep sticking around then? But other times, calmer times, I do have moments when, yes, I can say I feel something akin to happiness. It's pretty fleeting but it shows me happiness is possible.
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There's this person I love who loves me back. They're happy I'm alive. I'm happy when they're happy. And that's enough.
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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-14-2020, 08:19 AM
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There's this person I love who loves me back. They're happy I'm alive. I'm happy when they're happy. And that's enough.
That's very nice @DeeAyJay . Very special.
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I am. Then I'm not. Then I am. Then I'm not. A roller coaster. Now I am.

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I have no experience of not being alive, but sure, it is better to be than not to be. It's not that every day is a merry-go-round but we always can have something pleasant like a cup of coffee.
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I have no experience of not being alive, but sure, it is better to be than not to be. It's not that every day is a merry-go-round but we always can have something pleasant like a cup of coffee.
True. Rule #32: Enjoy the little things.

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Yes. Its better then the alternative. But this has been a challenging and difficult life for me in many ways. Some do to bad choices I made and others just to I was not dealt a good hand in life with my genetics and family I was born into.

But I can still have fun and find joy on occasion and that is enough to keep me going everyday
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Much as I complain about my life, my looks, my relationship status, my family life, my personality, I m happy to have life. Is it the life with a wife, a job, a house ? or a mansion, two dogs, days spent on the beach? No, but its a life, imperfect and boring as it is, its a life. Do I sometimes wish I was alive as someone else sure but I'm Chad and this is the life I have and it could be alot worse.

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