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abmann
Spam as pick-me-up.
What's up Reji,

If i recollect correctly, you weren't feeling well yesterday and I thought
you'd be able to use http://www.cheakepaearenad.com/t5r/.

This site is a cyber dipensary with great options. Immediately you'll agree
that it's down into data packets with unique serial numbers. A universal lookup table
or an IP referenc. others were crying and looked generally upset because
they hadn’t realised how much rumours could .

has been estimated that one third of the land in Tropical Africa is
potentially

Take care,
Williams


Spammers care about me so much.

I'm feeling better today. Having a relaxing evening and a good night's rest makes things better. Also my clothes are snazzy as today is a big customer forum at the Terrace. I don't think I'll be going to any of it today but better safe than sorry. annan_dum is correct, though; dressing up can make you feel better.

I haven't come to any new revelations but I'm more comfortable with that. I'm still learning that I can't be everything to everyone; that's not fair to anyone involved. When everyone is happy it's better, far better.

If you remember that what is now is good and what is tomorrow will be better, it becomes better now. It's taoist. Wu wei, while potentially fatalistic in translation is about living in the moment, appreciating the moment and acting when the ripe is ripe - not before or after. To do so, one must be aware of what is happening now.

I think understanding and appreciating what is now makes it better for everything. Now, I'm sure nathan_lounge has lots of funny and cynical things to say about Taoism because he understands it better than I do. I just pick and choose bits I like. :) This seemed particularly applicable today.

PS: I was worried about one of the test I took last week. Turns out I got the best score so far on that test of all the others. Go figure.


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Edit: Friday I have a paid half day holiday. Apparently Good Friday is good to non-Catholics too...
What a strange day to have off in a private corporation...
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 11th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOVES!!!!

You are your own assistant. I am my own evil villain. Is this some sort of not-so-subtle hint?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I work with myself, yuo work against yourself? MAYBE!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 11th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm....
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: April 11th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. I have all of Friday off. But it is a Catholic hospital :)
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curse your random luck that you clearly have set against me!
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 11th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're feeling better.

Yay paid half-holidays.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad too.

My team mate informed me of the holiday. That would have be sad were I to stay all day.
No insult to Taoism? Did I get my points right?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 12th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I have much love for any religion predicated on chilling out.

You've pretty much got it from what I understand, though to be fair, it's been a solid two years since I studied Taoism in any kind of depth.

Aristotle makes a distinction between X qua X and X qua Y. It's a way of parcelling out ends and purposes. For example, you can take a walk in order to get to the store (X qua Y) or you can take a walk in order to take a walk (X qua X). I think the point of the balance in every day life is to understand the connectivity of action, but ultimately to be performing every action for its own purpose. This is kind of what I was getting at the other day with respect to working for the sake of fulfillment. A farmer, for example, can spend his season tilling, planting, growing, and harvesting, all for the purpose of producing the grapes to make the wine that he will sell to provide for himself and his family. But that farmer will never truely feel content with life because life will always be dependent on a singularity. That point in which he has accomlished his end goal. But life is a continuum. There's no such thing as an end goal. So while he spends every moment of his year preparing for the day when he can ship his wine, he finally reaches that point and must start over. In a sense, every day save one will be spent working and worrying for that last day. On the other hand, the farmer who farms as an end in itself will do all the same work as our first friend. he'll till his fields, plant, grow, and harvest. he'll go on to press his grapes and ferment his wine. And in each act, he will find the contentment of that final point because every second of every day is lived for its own purpose with a reverence paid to the connection between seconds. Our second friend will feel for his entire life, what our first will only taste, but once in a year.

I'm not sure why the parable was necessary. Maybe I'm just sleepy. But it seemed like the thing to tell.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: April 11th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was right about something ELSE!?!!? Holy shit, I'm on a roll!!!
Now time to celebrate with some organic peanut butter!
abmann From: abmann Date: April 11th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The world may be ending. Or you may just be cool. I'm not sure which.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: April 12th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I freaking love that icon, have I mentioned this yet?
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