Good is an actual quality like water that we need to "drink"

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by MattMVS7, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    lol...must have been 'srooms.

    Which argues against the rumor of marijuana as a gateway drug. You just have an adventurous mind.

    I tried a small dose of LSD once and went to see a movie. In a particular scene, I burst out in an uncontrolled howl of sadness, it was embarrassing. Never had any desire to repeat the experience.

    I like to be in control of my mind. I hate beer, unless it is mixed with V8 juice and then only on a hot summer day, but I once or twice a year I'll have a glass of wine with dinner . A social gesture to my guests.
     
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  3. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    It seems odd that we should need a substance to feel better.
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I am fortunate to feel generally great even though I am getting older.

    But I have friends who literally suffer chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis and the resulting depression that comes with it. So they tend to eat sweets, which is not doing them any good either.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yep. It's called tapering. Tried it, several times - over months. Very bad.
     
  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds much like my addiction to tobacco, I want to quit, but I can't get that monkey off my back. It does look like I will be quitting in the near future though.
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Why? Continuous happiness is an unnatural state.
     
  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    That might be true, but is there value in sadness, too. Why do people listen to Blues music?
     
  11. river

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    To recount their past emotional trauma .

    No problem , sort of ; but it can lead one to being " stuck " in the past .
     
  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Possibly, but is there gratification in the feelings it provokes?

    reincarnation. Yes, that can be a problem, reliving past pain.
     
  13. river

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    Nothing so far .
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Have you seen Inside Out? Excellent film.
     
  15. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    is it on netflix?
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Prolly.
     
  17. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    it's not. i checked.
     
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  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I thought so too before seeing it. It transcends 'just' a cartoon.
     
  21. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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  22. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    You don't

    If you try something and it does make you feel better that is NO indication of a NEED

    You may reflect on the feel better and turn it into a WANT

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  23. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Taking a drug is more than a passing fancy. It's an attempt to alter the mind with a foreign substance, Though I wouldn't equate marijuana with heroin, the purpose is the same.
     

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