Success

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Bowser, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    The successful among us bargain with the future, trading immediate gratification for later benefit.

    Sounds reasonable to me.
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So do the failures. So does anyone with a job.
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    This is one of the ways that human beings display what we call intelligence.

    The most stupid human beings are notoriously unable to make such trade-offs.
     
  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    But at the same time we also trade our youth in the endeavor.
     
  9. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    Can't recall trading my youth

    At 76 I wouldn't mind some back after a hour gardening

    Trouble is nothing to trade

    Still in 8 days girlfriend in Bali will provide me with the mirage of being young

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  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    You didn't spend much of it at work?
     
  11. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    Arrrr well I guess I spent some time in some activities, for which others gave me $'s as compensation

    Much of work was not to onerous. Much was spent in various classes learning

    Two of the hardest times I ever had were 8 hours looking after one patient - prem baby. The mother had been a patient years before and had been a bridesmaid at my second wedding. Saw mother some months ago and while baby still alive is being looked after by her second child

    And a 3 hours resuscitation, unsuccessful, waiting for the rescue helicopter

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  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Healthcare. I imagine it is a difficult profession.
     
  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Alzheimer care givers are usually rotated every 90 days. It is the most emotionally difficult job in the world.

    Being stuck in time is like being in hell.
     
  14. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I worked in a rest home as a teenager...laundry. I couldn't hang with the job because the environment was too gloomy.
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Success is escaping from Groundhog Day.
     
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