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2013-02-18 08:08:22 PM

phlegmmo: Lipspinach: busy chillin': this will be a slight ramble

So pretty much this, then:

SPOCK THOUGHTS
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.


You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.....
Deteriorata! Deteriorata!
Go placidly
Amid the noise and waste.
And re ...


Thank you sir.  I didn't think I said it any better than Rik01 (didn't read his post til after I dropped mine) but thank you all the same.
 
2013-02-18 08:14:31 PM
I'm just happy all you young farkers haven't decided it's time for the euthanasia bus to make house calls on us old farks.
 
2013-02-18 08:14:32 PM
I'm so fark'n happy!
 
2013-02-18 08:15:39 PM
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2013-02-18 08:17:26 PM
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2013-02-18 09:50:11 PM

Jimmysolson: I'm just happy all you young farkers haven't decided it's time for the euthanasia bus to make house calls on us old farks.


Oh, we'd never do that.
You're going to have to walk to the death panel.
 
2013-02-18 09:59:23 PM

Rik01: Could it be because you've discovered that a lot of causes or things you fought for could not be won and you gave up? Accepted your fate to basically be a nobody in the grand scheme of things, where when younger, you figured you'd be somebody?

How many of you did something really good, probably at a cost to yourself, and 20 years later, discover that no one recalls or even gives a shiat?

You've probably discovered that worrying about things usually isn't worth the effort and your actions will not change the world after all. At work, you've learned what battles to fight and which one's to avoid. You know who will take credit for your ideas and who will not. You can watch the 'younger generation' come in all full of pi$$ and vinegar and determined to change the way things are and recall when you were that stupid.

Maybe your mortgage is paid off -- having learned long ago not to jump from house to house. You've finally bought a car that doesn't fall apart in 6 months and paid it off. You plan on keeping it at least 4 more years. You've learned all of the media tricks to entice you to go into debt buying things you don't need. You've had that same cell for 5 years and it works and you find no reason to buy a newer, more expensive type with a bunch of bells and whistles you don't want or need.

Perhaps you learned to avoid buying a home where there is an HOA. You've learned to toss all of those pre-approved credit card offers into the shredder having taken a magnifying glass to actually read enough versions of the fine print to see how they screw you.

You've found an auto insurance company you like and can trust and ignore all of the other ads on TV.

Essentially, you've matured.

It's just too damn bad that the younger generation will not pay attention to any of your words of wisdom and will have to find it all out for themselves in the long run.


This is a major advantage to the Internet: young people are exposed to the experiences of their elders. They don't know the age of the post writer, so they can be more receptive to the message.
 
2013-02-18 10:01:48 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: corn-bread: At 25 I thought I knew what was up.
At 35 I realized I didn't know shiat at 25, but now I got a pretty good handle on things.
I imagine 45 will yield similar results.


People say they wish they could go back to high school or be in their 20's again.  fark that.  I had fun in my 20's, to be sure.  But I was always broke, always one step from one disaster or another, and was limited in options.  In my 30's on the other hand, I've got way more freedom with the cash and resources to back it up.  Life for me has way more freedom now and more options.  These are better days.

/I'm not married and have no kids, therefore YMMV.

Who is talking about time travel? How about a pill or a treatment to bring your body and brain back to their peak, which is unarguably the 20s?

Damn right I want my 20s body back. Flat tummy, endless energy, capacity to eat and drink anything, sleep well, brain working at its peak? Come on. Don't BS us. You can maybe BS yourself but I ain't buying it.


Who wants to die while life is fun?  The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.
 
2013-02-18 10:11:17 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.


Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.
 
2013-02-18 10:19:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.


Come back to me when you are near death and we'll see if you have accepted reality or are the one who is mentally ill.
 
2013-02-18 10:49:46 PM

Lipspinach: busy chillin': this will be a slight ramble

So pretty much this, then:

SPOCK THOUGHTS
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.


Desiderata
 
2013-02-18 10:55:59 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.

Come back to me when you are near death and we'll see if you have accepted reality or are the one who is mentally ill.


So we haven't succeeded in increasing our collective lifespan thanks to technology??? Haloperidol, stat.

Reality is that atoms have no age, biological age is a process. Reality is that we are getting better and better at processing information and making larger and larger simulations of cells. Reality is that being alive is better than being dead.

If that isn't obvious to you, then no further discussion is possible.
 
2013-02-19 12:24:14 AM
If you have lived life punk rock, you'll be happy in the end.
 
2013-02-19 01:15:03 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.

Come back to me when you are near death and we'll see if you have accepted reality or are the one who is mentally ill.

So we haven't succeeded in increasing our collective lifespan thanks to technology???


The mortality rate remains 100%.  Technology mainly serves the function of an estate tax.

Reality is that being alive is better than being dead.

What do you remember about being dead?
 
2013-02-19 01:49:44 AM

ReverendJynxed: And since I view it in the exact opposite manner does this mean my clarity is increasing?

/only gets worse


I don't think things actually get better with age, it's just you learn to stop caring.
 
2013-02-19 02:02:38 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Babbs: Quantum Apostrophe: Finally, some confirmation for my theory of the Middle-Aged Delusional Syndrome.

Sorry, your body is falling apart, your brain can't keep up and nothing is going to get better. Youth is the best time of your life.

So much THIS. I HATE getting old. I can honestly say I was much happier in my youth.

Do you have any idea how rare it is to find someone to admit this? Is it because we have no freaking clue about what aging actually is and how to stop it? So people just grin and bear it? "Oh but aging makes you wise and I don't want to be 20 again" bla bla bla nonsense?

I want at least SOME kind of effort to find out how aging works and how to stop it, or at least treat some of the worst aspects of it. Sure, we can treat symptoms and have very good surgery these days, but it's not really anti-aging.

You on board for some open source biotechnology?


Aging is basically when you start running out of telomere ends, and you start running out of actively reproducing cells. Cells can only divide a limited number of times. There was some talk a number of years ago about trying to fix this, but it led to uncontrolled cell division (cancer).
 
2013-02-19 02:05:48 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: corn-bread: At 25 I thought I knew what was up.
At 35 I realized I didn't know shiat at 25, but now I got a pretty good handle on things.
I imagine 45 will yield similar results.


People say they wish they could go back to high school or be in their 20's again.  fark that.  I had fun in my 20's, to be sure.  But I was always broke, always one step from one disaster or another, and was limited in options.  In my 30's on the other hand, I've got way more freedom with the cash and resources to back it up.  Life for me has way more freedom now and more options.  These are better days.

/I'm not married and have no kids, therefore YMMV.

Who is talking about time travel? How about a pill or a treatment to bring your body and brain back to their peak, which is unarguably the 20s?

Damn right I want my 20s body back. Flat tummy, endless energy, capacity to eat and drink anything, sleep well, brain working at its peak? Come on. Don't BS us. You can maybe BS yourself but I ain't buying it.

Who wants to die while life is fun?  The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.


I would suck to die healthy.
 
2013-02-19 02:18:07 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.

Come back to me when you are near death and we'll see if you have accepted reality or are the one who is mentally ill.


It sounds like you are the one who is not accepting reality. We all die eventually, that's just entropy for ya. Or are you so narcissistic you plan to live forever?
 
2013-02-19 02:20:10 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.


It sounds like you are the one who is not accepting reality. We all die eventually, that's just entropy for ya. Or are you so narcissistic you plan to live forever?

/Sorry BarkingUnicorn, I meant to address this to Quantum Apostrophe.
 
2013-02-19 02:40:51 AM

Abacus9: Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.

It sounds like you are the one who is not accepting reality. We all die eventually, that's just entropy for ya. Or are you so narcissistic you plan to live forever?

/Sorry BarkingUnicorn, I meant to address this to Quantum Apostrophe.


You puzzled but did not offend me. :-)

No, he's not being narcissistic.  He's being optimistic.  I am being fatalistic.
 
2013-02-19 02:59:52 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Abacus9: Quantum Apostrophe: BarkingUnicorn: Who wants to die while life is fun? The sufferings of age prepare us for the inevitable, help us accept death and even welcome it.

Which is why you will eschew any modern food sources, medical aid or knowledge, or indoor plumbing, or soap, or ??? Right?? You are mentally ill. Come back to me when your blessed sufferings actually start happening and tell me how it goes. If you can still hear me, or remember this discussion in your failing mind.

It sounds like you are the one who is not accepting reality. We all die eventually, that's just entropy for ya. Or are you so narcissistic you plan to live forever?

/Sorry BarkingUnicorn, I meant to address this to Quantum Apostrophe.

You puzzled but did not offend me. :-)

No, he's not being narcissistic.  He's being optimistic.  I am being fatalistic.


Nothing wrong with either view, but he mentioned mental illness, which to me sounds like "anyone who disagrees with me is wrong!" It's arrogant and childish for him to pout and get an attitude over the fact that he won't live forever, and if he feels he's that important, than my claim of narcissism stands.
 
2013-02-19 08:20:30 AM
It's called "giving up" and not giving a shiat any more.

It's nice.....
 
2013-02-19 09:39:24 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Reality is that being alive is better than being dead.


Prove it. 

I like to think that death kicks ass. I'm going to the moon first, then off to Orion. Obviously only if it works like that and we become pure energy. If we get destroyed then it doesn't really matter now does it.
 
2013-02-22 01:36:16 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: corn-bread: At 25 I thought I knew what was up.
At 35 I realized I didn't know shiat at 25, but now I got a pretty good handle on things.
I imagine 45 will yield similar results.


People say they wish they could go back to high school or be in their 20's again.  fark that.  I had fun in my 20's, to be sure.  But I was always broke, always one step from one disaster or another, and was limited in options.  In my 30's on the other hand, I've got way more freedom with the cash and resources to back it up.  Life for me has way more freedom now and more options.  These are better days.

/I'm not married and have no kids, therefore YMMV.

Who is talking about time travel? How about a pill or a treatment to bring your body and brain back to their peak, which is unarguably the 20s?

Damn right I want my 20s body back. Flat tummy, endless energy, capacity to eat and drink anything, sleep well, brain working at its peak? Come on. Don't BS us. You can maybe BS yourself but I ain't buying it.



I didn't have a flat tummy in my 20's.

You don't believe it because you invested in your vanity, and now it is leaving you.
Some of us instead invested in developing ourselves.  We smile on your shallow self.
 
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