Abundance and Scarcity


Some people have an abundance perspective, where the world is viewed in terms of there is enough for everybody, and if people work, there can be more.  Others have a scarcity mentality, where the idea is that there just is not enough to go around , and I need to scheme such that I can have a share.

People who possess the abundance perspective very often are net positive contributors to society.  People who possess the scarcity mentality are often net negative consumers of goods and services.

Since men have been traditionally been the workers, and women the consumers of much of his work; it is relatively easy to see who is more likely to be who in this situation.

Now consider which viewpoint is best for society as a whole.  This should not be difficult.  But what view is encouraged through welfare, through victim group spoils, through the soft bigotry of low expectations?

Furthermore, the scarcity mentality people are typically less happy.  They feel that they have less control over their lives, and probably have to be ruthless with other people.  This a happy person does not make.

In my own personal experience, I grew up with very limited material possessions.  Almost all of the other kids had more.  But I made some choices.  I was going to be happy with what I had.  Furthermore, I would be industrious in procuring, building, creating what it was that I wanted.  In the end, I grew up in a scarcity environment, but without the baggage.   Presently, I operate under an abundance mentality.

But my journey would be more difficult today, with the government all but encouraging the other path.  This goes double for girls and young women.  What is to be done?

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85 comments on “Abundance and Scarcity
  1. Cill says:

    What is to be done?

    The rest of the world, led by white women, will always damn you for being a heterosexual male. So go hunker down in your own place, and don’t let them know where you are. Build your own stronghold where you can be as abundant as you like without the rest of the world screaming “priviledge” at you in particular. And turn a deaf ear to the MSM. If you are at a movie and detect any ideological bullshit, walk out. Avoid Disney movies like the plague.Be the master of your soul.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Avoid Disney movies like the plague.

    Disney property I now am.
    Avoid me you should not.
    But otherwise correct you are

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  3. Yoda says:

    So generate abundance and keep for oneself one does suggest?

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  4. Yoda says:

    The rest of the world, led by white women, will always damn you for being a heterosexual male.

    To function in this world a white male better he must be.
    Perhaps not worth it it is

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  5. Cill says:

    “Disney property I now am.”

    No. The impostor who acts as Yoda is Disney property. It takes a mountebank to own one.

    The impostor exposes his mountebankery by his frequent failures to end his sentences with a verb. It’s very rare for the real Yoda to end his sentences with anything other than a verb, or the word “not”.

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  6. Padawan says:

    Surprises me it does, that the real master Yoda would know this not.
    Renders my loins loose with misgivings it does,
    so that my knees against each other smite vigorously they do.

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  7. Yoda says:

    True, the real Yoda I am.
    But all people think of the screen Yoda they do.
    As if not existant I would be.
    Consult me for the new movie they did not

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  8. Padawan says:

    Identity Crisis (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    To which Master Yoda did my forelock I grip,
    During my Jedi apprenticeship?

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  9. Padawan says:

    Allay our Suspicions Master Yoda Should (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    Suspicious we are until proof we have seen,
    The real Yoda’s gonads are verdant green.

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  10. Padawan says:

    Jedi Whakapohane Good Idea it would be (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    To show us all his intentions are good,
    Yoda do a “down-trou” now he should.

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  11. Yoda says:

    Another green Disney property this is

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  12. Padawan says:

    Saves Face for Yoda Padawan does (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    A quick flash from Yoda it could have been.
    Quicker’n the eye could possibly’ve seen.

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  13. SFC Ton says:

    Way I reckon things are a man should have neither an abundance perspective or a scarcity mentality

    He should have a reality mentality. Some things in life are abundant; pine trees and sand in North Carolina. Some things are not. Like fresh water in California

    the soft bigotry of low expectations? isn’t that called reality?

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  14. I have always operated with an abundance mentality but learned the hard way some others do not. I still have an abundance mentality but am more guarded now who I let in. Scarcity folk need not apply…

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  15. Cill says:

    “To function in this world a white male better he must be.
    Perhaps not worth it it is”

    This world is not worth it. This world is crap… unless we’re talking about the real world of sun and storms and Dog and Horse. Fembots are irrelevant among the peaks and troughs of the utterly unfeeling sea. Why enslave yourself to ideology when you have the relentlessly life-giving, life-taking sea?

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  16. Cill says:

    Rain and storms in Godzone. I launched the keeler and hoisted a sail and enjoyed the living fuck out of myself on the furious ocean. Back home, things seem small after that.

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  17. Cill says:

    Charged up I am, zinged with ions from the flung spume and blown spray.

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Those who produce can make more. Those who consume, take. Better to be a producer.

    As for abundance and scarcity, it would seem the script flips when the opposite sex is considered. Many problems stem from this.

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  19. SFC Ton says:

    Women are natural born abundance mentality on a lot of issues. Easy to be when guys do all the SMP work, do the nasty work that keeps the wheels on this fucked up train and what not

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  20. Yoda says:

    Those who produce can make more. Those who consume, take. Better to be a producer.

    Sure of this you are?

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  21. Yoda says:

    Women are natural born abundance mentality on a lot of issues

    Perhaps not in the old days this was.
    Gubmint makes it true today perhaps

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Bees produce honey and the hate it when I take some. At least, I leave them able to make more.
    As for the government, they give women a glass floor.That negates a lot of risk.

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  23. Yoda says:

    As for the government, they give women a glass floor.That negates a lot of risk.

    Negates much incentive it does

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  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    The whole matter does bother me. While women want to make themselves independent of men, they make themselves dependent on the government. What are men to do? Find pastimes and other ways to entertain ourselves?

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  25. Yoda says:

    Now consider which viewpoint is best for society as a whole.

    Now consider which viewpoint is best for society as a whore.

    Fixed that for you I did

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  26. Yoda says:

    Hillary and what say you can

    That’s a little taste of what will happen in the general election, but we conservatives have to face the heat and tell the truth. Imagine Supreme Court litigator Ted Cruz (or whoever) on the stage at a debate with Hillary, when everybody’s watching and she’s minimally able to rely on the media to save her. Hillary starts talking about what a friend to women she is, and Cruz comes back with her shameful treatment of the women her husband abused. Yeah, I expect the moderators to pull a Candy Crowley and screech and intervene to stop it, and the next day the mainstream media will be full of pearl-clutching outrage about the Republican daring to bring up a subject that they’ve decreed was off-limits. But normal people will ask. “Hey, wait a minute. Hillary did what? Why are we only hearing about this now?” And the fact that we have an alternative media – talk radio, Twitter, Facebook, the net in general, means that we can get our ideas and our views out there. They can’t gatekeep her track record of perfidy forever.

    Thank you Don Lemon, not only for bringing me an ungodly amount of attention and making me a conservative martyr, but for revealing the mainstream media’s tactics, techniques and procedures to silence conservatives and keep them from telling the truth about your gal Hillary. We have the truth, Republicans – let’s not be afraid to tell it.

    http://m.townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2015/12/28/dont-let-liberals-tell-you-what-you-can-and-cant-say-about-hillary-n2097253/page/full

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That wasn’t a typo.
    It would seem from my small travels through this corner of the internet, that men’s attitudes have turned to pessimism. What may be done to turn them to optimism? Pessimism does not spur action that benefits.

    Seriously, one commenter over at Sunshine’s new blog told me what she thinks the fembots will try next. They will try to convince married women that engage in sex that they are not entirely enthuiastic about that it was rape. That may be the end of marriage.

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    What will happen when only fembots support Hillary? Hillary has to be seen to crash and burn politically and, hopefully, take the fembots with her.

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  29. Yoda says:

    They will try to convince married women that engage in sex that they are not entirely enthuiastic about that it was rape

    Can see this coming I can.
    May be the stake that kills marriage it does.

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  30. Cill says:

    “They will try to convince married women that engage in sex that they are not entirely enthuiastic about that it was rape”

    It’s effectively that way now. All she has to do is say he didn’t have her consent, and he’s fucked. The victim deserves to be believed. Hilary said so.

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  31. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I would not care to see it come to that but, marriage is skating on very thin ice as it is. It is the only way I know of to put a man and a woman into a figurative boat and get them rowing in the same direction. Trying to replace husbands with government checks can’t work except on a limited basis and for a limited time.

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  32. JDG says:

    The solution is simple, yet probably impossible to implement now that Pandora’s box has been opened. Woman was made for man, not the other way around. Patriarchy worked well when the woman helped the man see through his goals, and the man provided her the security and resources she needed. We can’t really help the way we are created. All the social engineering in the world won’t change the hard wiring.

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  33. Yoda says:

    Human nature strong it is.
    Pretend it exists not they do
    Silly they are

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    What is a boy bear to do? I guess, wait till the girl bears figure out what they did wrong.

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Back to the original post, can a person be content in the modern materialistic consumerist world?

    If so, how?

    How to train youngsters to be able to do so?

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Women are natural born abundance mentality on a lot of issues. Easy to be when guys do all the SMP work, do the nasty work that keeps the wheels on this fucked up train and what not

    I could see how one could view it this way. Men have to do, while women just have to be.

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  37. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    In a recent video, Captain Capitalism made an observation that revealed the obvious that I had overlooked for years. He said that he and his buddies could never figure out where the girls hung out. They tried everything, The conclusion they came to is that they go home and don’t come out.
    Anyone else have any thoughts?

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  38. Tarnished says:

    Furthermore, the scarcity mentality people are typically less happy. They feel that they have less control over their lives, and probably have to be ruthless with other people. This a happy person does not make.

    One can also see this same occurance in modern relationships. The concepts of Happiness or Love as consumable resources seems to be how many people think nowadays. If one half of a partnership is happy, it certainly need not be due to the lack thereof on behalf of the other. Believing that such things are zero-sum is confusing, to say the least.

    Also, this comment makes me wonder if those with high Dark Triad mentalities can ever actually be happy? Or are they just content when their manipulations/dealings pay off? Or, as I’ve read on some PUA sites involving men who have had to learn to be DT/aren’t naturally DT, are they dissatisfied and only being thus because the alternative is worse to them?

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  39. Tarnished says:

    Back to the original post, can a person be content in the modern materialistic consumerist world?

    Probably only if one is already of the consumerist type. I don’t think many of us here are, though we all likely have some family or coworkers who are.

    He said that he and his buddies could never figure out where the girls hung out. They tried everything, The conclusion they came to is that they go home and don’t come out.
    Anyone else have any thoughts?

    Heh. Sounds a bit like me. Unless I have a trip planned I’m quite comfortable being a “homebody”. Like today…
    I had my first full day off in a little over 2 weeks. I slept in til 8am, made breakfast, did 1 hour on my stairclimber, walked to the grocery store, then came back home and did a load of laundry, played videogames, read a new book I got, made a few meals for the work week, and even got to take a nap! (It’s not really so much tiredness, just that I postively love resting in a spot of warm sunlight, lol. 🐱)

    I’m already forcibly social, perpetually cheerful, and helpful at work, which takes up the majority of my waking hours each week. I can absolutely understand wanting to be home, especially if one is a not-as-naturally-social personality type.

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  40. Tarnished says:

    Men have to do, while women just have to be.

    I still don’t agree with this 100%, but am currently unsure how much of the issue I take with it boils down to personal anecdotes and experiences. Like Sumo said many posts ago, sometimes one has to work harder to prove oneself and eliminate assumptions that others make. Perhaps that’s the difference?
    Those who don’t care about “just being” vs those who want to be recognized as more? That would account for the discrepancy…

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  41. JDG says:

    Back to the original post, can a person be content in the modern materialistic consumerist world?

    If so, how?

    The rare individual who has learned to be content in all situations can. All others can not. Most folks can be temporarily happy, but not remain so.

    Also, the modern materialistic consumerist society does not produce people who have learned how to be content. Learning contentment happens in spite of the influences of a modern materialistic consumerist society.

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  42. JDG says:

    As to the how, here is what we Christians believe:

    “11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    I laughed…a couple of times…

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  44. Spawny Get says:

    May contain traces of sarcasm by the bucket load (especially from 3:15 onwards)

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  45. Liz says:

    “Abundance mentality” is from Stephen Covey, isn’t it?
    🙂

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  46. Liz says:

    JDG, I think a big part of contentment is gratitude. Praise is a large part of worship.

    I’m a big proponent of positive habit pattern, and although I agree with you that the current materialistic society doesn’t promote contentment, I hope that you are incorrect about the “Most folks can be temporarily happy, but not remain so” part.
    I’m pretty much happy all of the time, with rare exceptions.

    Mike and I watched a disturbing movie (based on a real story) a couple of nights ago. It was called The Bling Ring. Bunch of teenagers raised in LA, acting like completely worthless parasites on humanity. They’d rob other parasites (aka celebrities). It was disturbing how remorseless, abjectly worthless, clueless, and completely self-absorbed, materialistic, and simultaneously self-entitled these teenagers were. It was like watching a horror show and at the end Mike and I decided we are very glad we aren’t raising kids in LA. I can’t think of any worse environment than what was portrayed in that film.

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  47. Yoda says:

    Affluenza teens they would be.
    Worthless to the world they are

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  48. Yoda says:

    May contain traces of sarcasm

    Famous British understatement this is

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  49. Yoda says:

    I think a big part of contentment is gratitude

    Agree more I can not

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    After around the six minute mark, M makes some decent points.

    The research helped further explain why Becky’s original tirade failed to get much momentum. That and the state of her vagina. No wonder she’s pissed orf

    Basically, no one respects the opinions of ugly, angry chicks.

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  51. BuenaVista says:

    If we misunderstand how the world works, the world works against us. Mild happiness, let alone joy, is inconceivable. Most of the train wreck men in the ‘sphere are men who cannot believe yet that their lifelong efforts and aspirations were in the service of a lie.

    However, both Stoic and Christian teachings suggest that some consolation and are available to those who will encounter the world as it is. False worship of false ideas (idols) just assures cognitive and emotional trauma.

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  52. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I have to wonder about Rebecca Watson’s relavence. Having killed the athiest community, what is left for her?
    I also have to wonder about this study she refers to. A dooughnut says it wasn’t very large. Lots of feminist friendly studies are like that. It’s almost as if the results are pre-ordained.

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  53. Yoda says:

    If name Emma Warson she had,
    then more attention receive she would

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  54. Yoda says:

    A dooughnut says it wasn’t very large.

    A big bet for a bear this would be

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  55. Yoda says:

    Ms. Watson’s attitude the big killer it is

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  56. Spawny Get says:

    Mind you, ugly and angry works hellishly well in fembot circles*

    (* not code for vaginas)

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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Do not get on an elevator with Rebecca Watson.
    Yes, it would hurt to lose a doughnut.

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  58. Liz says:

    From Pimpin’:
    Tyrone asks Adelina, Italian ho:
    “What’s dat on your plate?”
    Adelina ho: “It’s carne di cavallo. Dat’s horsemeat. Want some?”
    Tyrone: “I never eat anything that wears whores’ shoes”

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I found out something interesting.. Tomorrow, the first Monday in January, is expected ti be the busiest day of the year in online dating. I am a little ctnical about it. It’s past the gift giving season..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3379915/Dating-sites-dubbing-busiest-day-Black-Friday-relationships-singles-log-festive-break.html

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Fluffle Puff is so sweet.

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  61. Cill says:

    Hmmm. Molly and my sister had their drinks spiked at a motor camp, along with a dozen other young women.

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  62. Cill says:

    Thumping headaches. They both vomited it out early, fortunately for them. According to security, it happens every year. Live and learn.

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  63. Spawny Get says:

    That pastime sounds unwise. Spiked with alcohol? Or something else?

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  64. Liz says:

    That sucks, Cill. 😦
    Did this just happen?

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  65. Cill says:

    It happens every year in the VIP area, the security now tell us. Someone had spiked their drinks (not alcohol). Only attractive young women were targeted. They were in a remote scenic area, miles from help apart from the locals. The other victims were more badly affected than molly and my sister. Memory loss, hallucinations, extreme headaches.

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  66. Spawny Get says:

    Fluffle with the chainsaw was what made me laugh

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  67. Cill says:

    Most of the other visitors there were foreign tourists, and most crimes of this nature are committed by foreigners.

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  68. Drinks spiked? With what? What’s a motor camp?

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  69. Spawny Get says:

    ‘now tell us’ WTF?.

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  70. Liz says:

    That’s scary, Cill. 😦
    Glad they are okay.

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  71. Cill says:

    A motor camp is a park with facilities for vans, and where hikers and sight-seers pitch tents, usually high class, not to be confused with squatters in a trailer park. This park had buildings for tourist accommodation as well. At this time of year there are always bus-loads of tourists at these places. Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, you name it. We don’t yet know what drug it was.

    Anyway, molly and sis are okay. They are keen that I don’t go there, which is usually a sign there’s something they’re not telling me. Nothing to do with their behavior; they’re both very sensible. I reckon they have an idea who did it.

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  72. The idea that happiness = stuff or that owning this or that will make one happy has been shown time and again to be false. Materialism reduces happiness, not increases it.

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  73. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  74. Cill says:

    I don’t much like a pampered life. I go out into the back of beyond and live it rough.

    Happiness is a state of mind. Unless we’re in dire straits, we decide if we’re going to be miserable or happy. Some of the happiest people I’ve met have been in the poorest parts of the world. The ones with strong positive culture and traditions are happy. The feminist countries are doing their utmost to destroy our culture and traditions because they associate them with the Patriarchy.

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  75. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    That someone would do that to Molly and her sister is terrible. That the the nett effect of this was to make them sick enough to throw up, seems counterproductive. If the security there have such a cavilier attitude to their customers welfare, you have an equally cavilier attitude to the motor park’s reputation. Tell lots of people.

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  76. SFC Ton says:

    I live in the same materialist consumer society as the rest of the world, yet I am content(which I value over being happy; happy being fleeting and based on some occurrences; content being a lifestyle of satisfaction in yourself, accomplishments etc

    Its about again about Frame and reality ie realistic expectations

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  77. SFC Ton says:

    I have been happy when in in dire straights ( always think of the band when I hear that phrase)

    The up side of getting knocked down so many times is you know you’ll get back up

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  78. Cill says:

    Come to think of it, I’m happiest when in dire straits and I couldn’t be miserable if I tried. The “dire straits” part of my comment “Unless we’re in dire straits, we decide if we’re going to be miserable or happy” applies to most other people but not to me. Funny that.

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  79. Cill says:

    “Happiest” is not quite the right word for it. I’m “most alive”** when in dire straits. That’s better.

    ** “Most full of life?”
    “sharpest”? “Keenest”?

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  80. Spawny Get says:

    Dire straits, is that just over from where your brother (who has not been named) was held captive? You went there too?

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  81. Cill says:

    Yeah mate.

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  82. Yoda says:

    Dire Straits

    The Sultan of Swing rules over them he does.

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  83. molly says:

    His mother “all my boys have the adventure gene” she said, mmm?

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  84. SFC Ton says:

    “Happiest” is not quite the right word for it. I’m “most alive”** when in dire straits. That’s better.

    ** “Most full of life?”
    “sharpest”? “Keenest”?

    Whats the difference? Like I said in my last post over at my place, that shit makes my cock hard. When I was trying to become special I was stoked every time things sucked and dudes dropped out because I was making the cut and feeling great about it

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  85. Cill says:

    “that shit makes my cock hard”

    Yep.

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