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    I feel blahhh when anything reaches the point of being predictable.

    But when I come to think of it, it's a nature of human (you know I'm generalizing) to be afraid of uncertainties. I believe Science was born out of that notion - to minimize variability, and raise the predictability level. Systems, structures, hierarchies, etc. came along to serve that purpose as well. The more mysterious or uncertain things are, the more we want to discover and straighten them out. We are subconsciously attracted to the mysteriousness, while at the same time consciously desire to make the mysterious no more mysterious. Those moments of our own discoveries give us intellectual orgasm. But after thousands of years of civilization, there are not that many mysteries out there to give us that kind of ecstasy. Instead, we get stuck in our own products of those intellectual orgasms :P Now we are all in the SOCIETY haha...

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    Most of us chase after things that make ourselves so predictable, in the illusion that weíll find happiness. I donít know if I should be happy or depressed knowing it.

    P.S. About the mysteries, we are now reaching out and trying to "de-mysterize" the outer space. Isnít it cool heh?
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    I am attracted to risk and profit. i have alot of Se and Ne in my chart. This made me frown upon ISXJs all the more.

    People need predcitabilty to maintain their sense of inner stability. but predictability does not exist in the universe. anything is constantly changing.
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by untypable View Post
    predictability does not exist in the universe. anything is constantly changing
    That's why a lot of ppl miserable
    "Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters"

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    People try to handle constant change by trying to make everything predictable even if it's not possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcea rosea View Post
    People try to handle constant change by trying to make everything predictable even if it's not possible.
    That's why we're Ne heh?
    Ppl talking in a thread in Relationships call us superficial. I guess that's how I am viewed
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcea rosea View Post
    People try to handle constant change by trying to make everything predictable even if it's not possible.
    That's pretty much what Js do. Ps are much more comfortable in changing or unpredictable circumstances.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IEE623 View Post
    That's why we're Ne heh?
    Ppl talking in a thread in Relationships call us superficial. I guess that's how I am viewed
    Ne is the best thing ever happened to me.

    Oh noes! We are not superficial.
    I mean who could be deeper than us?


    Oh well - we'll manage because things shouldb't be taken so seriously.

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    To me, life is like a dice. Some rolls will lead to death, but i still roll it.
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    Conquer your inner demons first before you conquer the world.

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    Interesting OP topic; I think you maybe on to something, IEE.
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    I struggle to make everything predictable as I don't want any unfortunate surprises. ( My J is 67%) It's coming back to bite me though. I seems that it is all very boring now except for the things of uncertainty- and two things I HATE are uncertainty and waiting for thing.

    I have been able to make almost everything predictable, and I'm still not satisfied. On top of that, it drains my energy level from worrying in case something DOES go wrong! I have figured out though that the following just CAN'T be predicted:

    1) Getting a Relationship
    2) Getting a secure job (Career with benefits)
    3) Getting transferred into a new school with a better degree program

    So, I guess I'm stuck waiting. The only thing I have found that can pull me away from all of this (in a good way) is an xNFP girl whom I was interested in, unfortunately, I think she hates me!

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