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    Default Desire: Should we rise above it or embrace it?

    On the one hand Eastern philosophies tell us that desire is the source of pain and suffering, I think they have a point. But on the other hand, desire can cause us to not only long and crave things, but it motivates us to acquire these things we want, and I think this drive is key to a person achieving some of the happiest moments in their lives.

    What do you all think about the issue?

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    nothing was ever accomplished from contentment.

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    erinavery makes an interesting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    nothing was ever accomplished from contentment.
    That's a nice succinct way of putting it.

    But, if it's true that "wanting things" is the cause of all pain and suffering and emptiness... how important is accomplishment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    That's a nice succinct way of putting it.

    But, if it's true that "wanting things" is the cause of all pain and suffering and emptiness... how important is accomplishment?
    You can be wise enough to only want the most important things.

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    you have to feel the pain to want the pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    You can be wise enough to only want the most important things.
    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    you have to feel the pain to want the pleasure
    Yeah, both these posts make sense. But sometimes I wonder if the most advanced Buddhist monks meditating on top of a mountain lead the most content and happiest of lives.

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    I think that it's all about balance. Where's the chance to grow if we don't give in to our desires sometimes? Though giving in to them overly much can be just as unhealthy as not giving in at all. We're here to live and learn. So live and learn.
    I have no idea who I am. All I can say is let's rock hard.

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    i think they absolutely do...but that's their path
    everyone's is different and equally important

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i think they absolutely do...but that's their path
    everyone's is different and equally important
    Absolutely.
    I have no idea who I am. All I can say is let's rock hard.

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