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Updates... [May. 5th, 2006|11:20 am]
New update at LongHairedWeirdo. I actually have a few updates, and I haven't been bothering to post them.

It's been a long week, and I've been tired through most of it. Yesterday, though, I felt good again for the first time in a while. I'm trying to nurture that.

I'm once again remembering the key part of my philosophy. Happiness and satisfaction are key to a productive life. Every time you have to force yourself to act, that's a little bit of willpower you're burning, a little bit of energy you don't have any more. If you're happy, you can work hard to get through an unplesant chore to get on to more pleasant things; if you're unhappy, you just don't have the same motivation.

I'm also learning that I still believe that happiness does not occur by fiat. It takes work. To overuse a metaphor, it's like role playing gaming. In an RPG, the players have to wortogether to make for a fun, exciting game and an outcome that makes everyone feel good about the session. But it helps if you have a good, solid base of well played RPG sessions to start with. Experience with being happy helps.

Huh? Oh. Yeah, I guess I could have used sex as a metaphor, but I already recently used sex as a metaphor for RPGing with kightp so I figured I'd use another.

[User Picture]From: nsingman
2006-05-05 08:27 pm (UTC)
Nice essay on Colbert, John. I saw some of it on MSNBC (I think it was MSNBC), and I predicted that there would be those complaints.

In fairness, though, there are fair weather warmongers who oppose the current war because it's Bush's war, and others who oppose it because it's going so badly.
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[User Picture]From: siliconivy
2006-05-05 08:36 pm (UTC)
interesting thoughts on happiness. was just discussing that with someone earlier today. nothing good comes easy.
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[User Picture]From: barbarakitten_t
2006-05-05 09:14 pm (UTC)
i wish i had access to the happiness patrol...sounds like you need a purple visit from /*.

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From: kightp
2006-05-05 09:39 pm (UTC)
But, darlin', sex can be a metaphor for almost *anything*.

And vice (so to speak) versa.

(Um, and anything I can do in aid of that "experience with being happy" stuff ... just holler.)

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