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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Are you going to just post this same glop in every thread?
    It's nonsense.
    I dunno, sometimes it looks like plog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Are you going to just post this same glop in every thread?
    It's nonsense.
    What area would you like to be known as the best at?

    What do you dream of as your best end which nature gave you as a vague goal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funinspace View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Are you going to just post this same glop in every thread?
    It's nonsense.
    I dunno, sometimes it looks like plog...
    Some look wide, some look deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnostic Christian Bishop View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Are you going to just post this same glop in every thread?
    It's nonsense.
    What area would you like to be known as the best at?

    What do you dream of as your best end which nature gave you as a vague goal?

    Regards
    DL

    I don’t need to be known as the “best” at anything.
    I am quite delighted and happy to be simply known as kind, and to be good enough at things to enjoy doing the things I do.

    In my life’s experience, the people I’ve know who needed to be “the best” at something, were mostly toxic narcissists. Whom I now avoid as a smart person would avoid the plague.

    I enjoy my mediocre garden, and I come in last in running races, my house is modest, and my work is exemplary, but not the best.

    I am quit blissfully content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Are you going to just post this same glop in every thread?
    It's nonsense.
    What area would you like to be known as the best at?

    What do you dream of as your best end which nature gave you as a vague goal?

    Regards
    DL

    I don’t need to be known as the “best” at anything.
    I am quite delighted and happy to be simply known as kind, and to be good enough at things to enjoy doing the things I do.

    In my life’s experience, the people I’ve know who needed to be “the best” at something, were mostly toxic narcissists. Whom I now avoid as a smart person would avoid the plague.

    I enjoy my mediocre garden, and I come in last in running races, my house is modest, and my work is exemplary, but not the best.

    I am quit blissfully content.
    Thanks for this.

    I offered my sympathy to those like you in the O.P.

    Regards
    DL

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    Gods are like birds chirping in a dense forest. You walk towards the sound but then it is somewhere else.

    Gods are like a fart in the wind. You know its around but you don't know where.
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    If gods were real it would take all the fun out of believing. No interpretations, he she or it ould just tell you what's what. No picking and choosing right and wrong.

    If Santa were real we'd all get coal in our Christmas stockings.

    Toga party at Gnostic's place next Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    Gods are like birds chirping in a dense forest. You walk towards the sound but then it is somewhere else.
    Even in nature, those birds act in mysterious ways.


    Gods are like a fart in the wind. You know its around but you don't know where.
    l
    If gods were real it would take all the fun out of believing. No interpretations, he she or it ould just tell you what's what. No picking and choosing right and wrong.
    Just curious to how you summed it up by those logical lines? Wondering if you accounted for those gods (gods for argument sake) could still be real whilst at the same time making and creating that 'environment' - making it happen, i.e. so that it becomes the requirement to believe... because they may see it, just as you do, they don't want to take the fun out of it?

    If Santa were real we'd all get coal in our Christmas stockings.

    Toga party at Gnostic's place next Saturday.
    No issues with me with either of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnostic Christian Bishop View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post


    I don’t need to be known as the “best” at anything.
    I am quite delighted and happy to be simply known as kind, and to be good enough at things to enjoy doing the things I do.

    In my life’s experience, the people I’ve know who needed to be “the best” at something, were mostly toxic narcissists. Whom I now avoid as a smart person would avoid the plague.

    I enjoy my mediocre garden, and I come in last in running races, my house is modest, and my work is exemplary, but not the best.

    I am quit blissfully content.
    Thanks for this.

    I offered my sympathy to those like you in the O.P.

    Regards
    DL
    A: You didn’t write the OP
    B: Tell me why you would “offer sympathy” to someone telling you they are very happy?

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    Perhaps you meant post #19

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnostic Christian Bishop View Post
    I see it as a shame when someone stops competing to be the greatest at something.

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    Perhaps that is because you like feeling like you’re a failure if you’re not the best.
    Perhaps you like making yourself abandon something fun and lovely because you’re not the best.
    If your marriage is not “the best,” perhaps you talk yourself into leaving it.
    If your children are not “the best,” perhaps you shun them and tell them they are disappointments.
    If you are not the best at painting, you never paint again.
    Perhaps if you are not the best musician, you chop up your piano for firewood.

    And you see it as “a shame” that I love my children so very much - exactly as they are.
    You see it as a shame that I spend a day creating a watercolor painting that is very fun to do, but not something I would hang up.
    You see it as a shame that I train for and run a half marathon that I cannot win, training in a beautiful countryside and finishing last to cheers and high fives.
    You see it as a shame for a family to go disc-golfing together, when they are all terrible at it, laughing together at all our bad throws.

    So much judgment, so little heart. I’ll turn and walk away from that negativity.

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    Gnostic is a clear cut case of moral ambiguity. We see it everyday in politics.

    Today I am this, next day I am that.

    Just think, in 3000 years there may be people who thought there was a god who lived at the north pole who flew around the world in opan en flying device with no engines doing good deeds.. By then he would have healed the sick and raised the dead.

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