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uratan

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Date Signed Up:12/06/2009
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don't post much, don't comment much

only do when I think of something clever, which isn't often

but hey, no ones perfect

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#22 - windscrotum (05/17/2016) [-]
Openmindedness on FunnyJunk?

It isn't dulling the emotions so much as honing one's ability to control them. They still happen, and they still mean something, you just have more control over their intensity. You can make them into signals rather than mandatory states of mind. I'm fairly sure it's never made me look robotic or insincere, though I may not be the person to ask about that. I have to say that I thoroughly disagree with your idea of how one should feel about failure. Failure isn't a punishment. It's a lesson. Wallowing in distress from failure is as miserable and ineffective as deluding oneself into believing that they'll live a great life without going out and taking it. What does work is developing the necessary control over one's emotions to fail quickly and recoverably. That's how you learn and adapt. That's how you stay alive.
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#19 - windscrotum (05/17/2016) [-]
Senecan stoicism doesn't mean defeatism. It means feeling negative emotions in small, regular doses so that you're less sensitive to them, and you can appreciate the pleasures of everyday life. If you promise yourself that the sun will come out tomorrow, it'll really hurt if you're wrong. If you dare the fates to put out the sun, slaughter your family, and cripple your body, and believe that you'll live a great life in spite of any such trauma, even if you only do an okay job, you feel pretty good about it. If you believe that your life will go perfectly smoothly it's because you're lying to yourself. The truth hurts, but only a little. It's denial that can kill you. An optimist expects to overcome easy challenges and prosper. A pessimist expects to fail easy challenges and be shamed. A Senecan stoic expects to overcome extraordinarily difficult challenges by the skin of their teeth. They rarely need to, but they're always mentally prepared. It sounds like a new height of edgelord autofallatio, but only because it acknowleges the grimmest, and therefore most important possibilities to prepare for. I embrace it, and it hasn't made me an unkillable badass, nor yet monetarily successful, but it's made me a happier, better prepared person, and I highly recommend it..
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#20 - uratan (05/17/2016) [-]
That's one way to look at it. It also means you're forcing those thoughts onto yourself when they may never come to pass. Dulling yourself from the emotions of loss is not always a good thing. Being sad because of failure isn't bad. People dislike it because it can make them seem very uncaring and unemotional. Honestly though I think both courses are just as healthy as the other, in fact every person needs to learn how to deal with life in their own way, whether it be through pessimism or optimism.
#22 - windscrotum (05/17/2016) [-]
Openmindedness on FunnyJunk?

It isn't dulling the emotions so much as honing one's ability to control them. They still happen, and they still mean something, you just have more control over their intensity. You can make them into signals rather than mandatory states of mind. I'm fairly sure it's never made me look robotic or insincere, though I may not be the person to ask about that. I have to say that I thoroughly disagree with your idea of how one should feel about failure. Failure isn't a punishment. It's a lesson. Wallowing in distress from failure is as miserable and ineffective as deluding oneself into believing that they'll live a great life without going out and taking it. What does work is developing the necessary control over one's emotions to fail quickly and recoverably. That's how you learn and adapt. That's how you stay alive.
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