Thursday, January 29, 2009

This Happens So Often It's Scary...

A timely reminder for us to remove the log in our own eyes before we attempt to pluck the speck from our brother's.

And to always examine ourselves for double standards

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1 comment:

Y. Kang said...

Happy life simply needs instincts:

(1) VALID HAPPINESS (love, sense of beauty, symbiosis (conscience, justice, moral, helping and teaching others as well as vice versa…) bravery….) must be the feeling of things being a step better for our propagation.
(2) WELL-BEING is the ongoing feeling of things going well step by step for our propagation.
(3) VALID SUFFERING (hate, ugliness….) must be the feeling of things being harmful to our propagation and calling us to prevent or rectify or remedy it.
(4) SOUL (including: personality, inspiration, etc.) is the computation results of both our instinct and pre-instinct data-programs in our brain.
(5) LIFE GOAL is to propagate.

All these above are our instincts (ancestors’ successful experiences saved on DNA).

Socrates’s “happy pig” lives on instincts, but people who suffer from unvalid happiness do not.

Plato’s the true, the good, and the beautiful are based on instincts.

Tal Ben Shahar’s “Six Tips for Happiness” also simply requires instincts:

1. Give yourself permission to be human. When we accept emotions -- such as fear, sadness, or anxiety -- as natural, ..... (Instinct No.3)
2. Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. ..... (Instinct No.1)

3. Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind,..... (Instinct No.1,3,4)
4. Simplify! .... (Instinct No.1)
5. Remember the mind-body connection. ... Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and healthy eating habits lead to both physical and menta health. (Instinct No.1,4,5)
6. Express gratitude, ..... (Instinct No.1. Symbiosis)

This conclusion can be deduced retrogressively by our common sense.

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