Don't get me wrong. I know what pleasure is. Lately I just haven't been feeling it. I just have to work at it, try new and different things until I get a certain joy again.... I don't feel unfulfilled though. I'm otherwise okay by common standards. It doesn't feel like a hole that needs filling. Rather it feels like there is no hole to fill, so it's pointless in filling it. Does that make sense to you?Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 pm Don't give up hope.
Someone well known to me lost his telemarketing job due to a stuttering problem that developed. He tried speech therapy that didn't work. His MRI (checking for a stroke) came back negative.
Finally was diagnosed as a diabetic and prescribed medication. His stuttering and swelling sensation in his face completely disappeared over 20 years ago (even when he temporarily stopped taking the medication) and he considers himself cured.
Dalek, since you never experienced pleasure, then maybe you're not in such a bad position. Do you feel unfulfilled?
Can philosophers help resolve the real problems that people have in their lives?
That's the one piece of advice, on many levels, that I will heed, henry lol. I can always count on you to keep it down to basics. Thanks bud.
Breathing is not only basic to life, but to stress relief as well, and not panicking. As long as I'm calm, and breathe, I'll have my grotesque humour to soften the blows.
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How can I do that when you don't care?
Seriously though, I will henry. I've tried the other route ages ago, and then lost my brother to it. I'm kicking and breathing till I can't, since then.
It's a danger to take people in these days. Trouble is, if you are waiting for a time when the other feels safe to go - with low wages, high unemployment and underemployment, growing overpopulation and unmanageable rents with dozens of well heeled people attending each opening - then they will never go.
I can see she's trying to better herself, and so I've extended her stay beyond my own good sense. But by next spring, there can be no excuse. I've done what I've can, and I'm sticking to the schedule. She's 39, and has family. They can bust a gut in my stead, if need be.Greta wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:39 pm It's a danger to take people in these days. Trouble is, if you are waiting for a time when the other feels safe to go - with low wages, high unemployment and underemployment, growing overpopulation and unmanageable rents with dozens of well heeled people attending each opening - then they will never go.
There's a reason or many why I didn't have kids or a wife. I just do better alone. I've already got one kid to care for, and that would be me.
So would most people, I imagine, but often it's not a matter of choice. I never could figure out the merit of Dylan Thomas’s most famous line of poetry. If nature offers an easy way out it would be stupid not to take it. If you haven't got a choice it's best to keep the lullabies flowing and not the screams.
There are exceptions but most poets, especially modern ones are among the dumbest people on the planet.