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(Guardian)   Hedonism isn't all it's cracked up to be   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Suffering, Hedonism, Anxiety, Meaning of life, Pain, good time, Good Life, Human  
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2022-01-23 10:56:39 PM  
Jabberwocky (1977) Sin fanatics human catapult scene.
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2022-01-24 4:37:34 AM  
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2022-01-24 5:16:21 AM  
It's called Theirdonism now, Subby.
 
2022-01-24 5:17:07 AM  
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"Says who?"
 
2022-01-24 5:28:18 AM  
It's Hedonism II you want.
 
2022-01-24 6:04:33 AM  
Some folks like a little pain as pleasure.
 
2022-01-24 6:22:14 AM  
"So let there be no way back. From that temptation I sunder us. No more shall man have wings to bear him to paradise. Henceforth, he shall walk."

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2022-01-24 6:40:27 AM  
After all, people willingly climb mountains, run marathons, or get punched in the face in gyms and dojos.

I don't, and I think the people who do are farking insane. I'll take all the hedonism available thanks.
 
2022-01-24 6:49:54 AM  
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2022-01-24 7:11:59 AM  
yet another paen to "truly superior" people to distinguish them from the masses.

The vast majority of people don't like challenges and structure their lives to avoid them. For some, eating something they have never eaten before is a challenge.

( Then again there are the adolescent male mentality types who like to try to prove how macho they are because that's was a common way to get the girls )

Many professions involve problem solving but such challenges are rarely existential challenges to the person trying to solve the problem.
 
2022-01-24 7:18:44 AM  
I disagree, It's one of my favourite tracks by them.

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2022-01-24 7:23:16 AM  
Skunk Anansie Hedonism - An Acoustic Skunk Anansie Live In London
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2022-01-24 7:24:49 AM  
Sade - Feel No Pain (Version)
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2022-01-24 7:25:40 AM  
Moloko - Pure Pleasure Seeker [Pinkpop 2004-05-31]
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2022-01-24 7:38:47 AM  
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2022-01-24 7:48:27 AM  
Blah, blah, blah... reference to Canadian rock bands.
 
2022-01-24 8:13:36 AM  
It's all fun and games until you wake up naked on a picnic table covered in weasel bites. There was a redhead involved in it somewhere. At least, I'm pretty sure there was.
 
2022-01-24 8:16:36 AM  
So I skimmed tfa.

It appears that pain and troubles persevered through in pursuit of pleasure are also lumped in as mere hedonism.

Sorry, but I'm not going to be building character for it's own sake. If our psychologist's life is so easy he feels unfulfilled there are tons of difficult things he can go do.
 
2022-01-24 8:18:24 AM  
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Without the mud there is no lotus.....this is a good read on this conversation.  Good article btw
 
2022-01-24 9:17:56 AM  

Smackledorfer: So I skimmed tfa.

It appears that pain and troubles persevered through in pursuit of pleasure are also lumped in as mere hedonism.

Sorry, but I'm not going to be building character for it's own sake. If our psychologist's life is so easy he feels unfulfilled there are tons of difficult things he can go do.


Yea, these are like the articles about how great it is to be poor and not have anything.

Of course suffering helps define us, but you needn't go looking for it. Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
 
2022-01-24 9:24:45 AM  
The hedonic treadmill is a real.  We're all on it.
 
2022-01-24 9:40:13 AM  
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2022-01-24 9:58:20 AM  
Sounds like someone needs to get laid......if they can.
 
2022-01-24 10:00:22 AM  

optikeye: Sounds like someone needs to get laid......if they can.


He should let me bang his wife while he watches.

I'll enjoy myself for a bit and engage in hedonism, and they can build character through strife by engaging in unpleasantness unmarred by hedonistic goals.
 
2022-01-24 10:38:58 AM  
"Hedonists wouldn't deny that life is full of voluntary suffering - we wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, take the 8.15 into the city"

Thanks for the earworm assholes.
 
2022-01-24 10:53:31 AM  
Why not both?

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Both is good.
 
2022-01-24 11:29:32 AM  
Hedonism might suck, but Hedonism 2 is pretty fun to visit.
 
2022-01-24 12:12:24 PM  
Lots of isms can be bad things.

But not hedonism, as long as it isn't in expense of others.

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2022-01-24 4:03:39 PM  
Right, like shedonism is any better.
 
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