my pleasure vs. my pain…and the winner is…???

January 12th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

Doing some random middle of the night reading, I found this question by fellow thinker Adam Smith quite intriguing…”What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience?”

I have a love/hate relationships with finds like these.  I love them because they really expand my mind, but on the other hand I’m like….damn, how am I suppose to follow that, which I can’t hate on it to much because it also drives me to think of ways to follow that.

Pleasure versus pain…how does one tell the difference of what truly defines them?

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  • 1. HollyWood Benjamin  |  January 12th, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Happiness is as such, a state of mind or being. Those three things are a large portion of ones life, however they do not account for all happiness. You have day to day occurances that would disturb any man based upon the morals or code in which he conducts his life by.
    With that said, is one ever truly happy? Or are those just blissful moments that mask the sadness by which one lives their life? Or is sadness just a temporary emotion that simply accentuates the beauty that is life?
    Can one really be happy without sadness or melancholy and vice versa?

  • 2. tt143me  |  January 14th, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Knowledge of self….

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