Tag Archives: life

Life as a test

This life is a test.  It is only a test.  Had this been an actual life, you would have received further instructions as to what to do and where to go.


Life source code

Life would be so much easier if we could look at the source code.


Aim in life

Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.

Arnold Glasow

Death and life

Better clean death than dirty life.

Frank Herbert

Sex and programming

Programming is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for your life!


Being someone

All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner

Thoreau’s Law

If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life.


Being happy of unhappiness

Scott H Young at his blog writes an article on the need of unhappiness also in an ideal life (full article at http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2010/05/24/mental-aikido/).

Scott lists some points on most of which I agree.

Below are my comments:

  • Some Unhappiness is a Necessary to Live Well: at least because if you don’t experience unhappiness you’re not able to appreciate at full your moments of happiness. Unhappiness, in case, acts both as an enabler and empowerer of joy.
  • Uninterrupted Joy is Impossible: true, for the reason above. Our being able of living our life at full goes through our ability to pass into moments of unhappiness to learn and appreciate those at the opposite
  • Pain Pays for Future Happiness: this is quite tricky, because, as i said before, no happiness is possible without unhappiness. But is not true that the deeper is the valley of pain and bigger the climax of happiness. I think that this varies from person to person, but small variations of the level of joy are appreciated, while big differences bring to “strange” reactions
  • Happiness Isn’t the Point: True, also because it ranges a lot from person to person. But I agree, living good is the key.
  • Functional Unhappiness: This one is also tricky, because being so rational to separate emotions is a difficult business to pursuit.

This post as a comment also at http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2010/05/24/mental-aikido/comment-page-1/#comment-420257

Happiness and discovery

An anonymous, reported by Ilead365 (http://www.ilead365.com/) spends some words on joy of living and surprise, saying that “Life is like a page-a-day calendar: some days are more fun than others”.

In these days lived at full pace is extraordinary difficult to find (or at least getting closer) happiness, either we call it authentic or not.

In this infinite search, people tend to get around the obstacle talking of different levels of happiness (higher, lower, pleasure, deeper, temporary,…), but is just like “taking the long path”, because different levels of happiness come all from taking consciousness of everyday discovery in life.

I’m really amazed of how many people tend to confuse the pleasure given by material things with true happiness.

I’m not saying material things are bad. I like them too, and I can be honest saying that are a mean on gratification. But true and persistent gratification comes from real values, real things and the wonder of discovering new things everyday.

There is a way to smile at life in everyday things.

Maybe is not that clear, but if you look well you’ll find it.

Taking decisions in life

You are the only authority on what is best for you.

Hugh Prather

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