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Re: I'm a lab rat and kinda enjoy it!!!

Posted by Athena on October 23, 2000, at 16:49:19

In reply to Re: I'm a lab rat and kinda enjoy it!!! Athena, posted by Buffet on October 23, 2000, at 0:53:10

> So I've been thinking of what I mean by instant gratification...and the answer the keeps popping up in my mind is anything that is outside of yourself. Well almost anything. Working hard at things for a long time to find results surely doesn't qualify as "instant gratification."

I guess I mean that, especially in the American society, we are almost programmed, encouraged, to look OUTSIDE of ourselves for our happiness. Like I said before...a new haircut, new clothes, cars, money, the ultimate diet, and yes, drugs. And in my mind, I do group ADs into this category as well. Obviously I know that you guys may not agree, we have different experiences/perspectives, and that's perfectly cool. That's why it's so interesting to be on a board and challenge each other's intellect & viewpoints. Learning.

I guess my challenge to you guys is not to look outside of yourself for that answer. Our world is full of "quick fixes" and millions of illusions.

So what can we depend on, one of you asked? What can we know is solid and true and will never betray us?

Knowing that there is something greater than ourselves...that none of the bullshit of this world means a damn thing....illusions, all of it. "Change is the only constant." And that's what I can depend on.

I don't even depend on my "image" of myself, because that is fleeting as well. My mind also will send my into the depths of despair, anxiety, suicidal thoughts...So I do not rely on myself, in the sense of this "self-image" as this is yet another illusion.

I seek Truth, and I will until I die...through the depths of hell, despair, even bliss, I seek it, and I want to learn as much as possible...and one of the best places to learn to from other people.

"The more you know the less you need."


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