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    Default What's the point?

    I was once asked by a member if I ever got depressed, because I always seem so happy. No, I'm not, and right now is one of those moments.

    What's the point of it all? Life? Relationships? Before I go into some depressing, cynical rant, I want to hear other perspectives.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Smile The Point and the Sense

    There is only a point if we have a point of view.

    And it was literacy that provided us with perspective and a point of view.

    In other words, literacy privileged the eye, and gave us perspective, a point of view, and gave life a point.

    And so life is pointless as we cease to privilege the eye and engage all the other senses.

    Of course we find this disorentating and we are inclined to long for the point of it all.

    So as our eye loses its privileged position, and all the other senses come out to play, we come to our senses, and it all starts to make sense.

    So the point is replaced by the sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    There is only a point if we have a point of view.

    And it was literacy that provided us with perspective and a point of view.

    In other words, literacy privileged the eye, and gave us perspective, a point of view, and gave life a point.

    And so life is pointless as we cease to privilege the eye and engage all the other senses.

    Of course we find this disorentating and we are inclined to long for the point of it all.

    So as our eye loses its privileged position, and all the other senses come out to play, we come to our senses, and it all starts to make sense.

    So the point is replaced by the sense.
    Great. Time to invoke the sensing function.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    Great. Time to invoke the sensing function.
    Or why not mourn your loss of a point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Or why not mourn your loss of a point?
    If I mourn it, I am giving power to my point, no?
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    If I mourn it, I am giving power to my point, no?
    I am afraid the point has gone and lost its power over you. And it is this loss of power that you miss.

    So why not allow yourself to miss the point?

    Allow yourself to mourn the loss of the point.

    Allow yourself to feel the pain of loss.

    Allow yourself to mourn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I am afraid the point has gone and lost its power over you. And it is this loss of power that you miss.

    So why not allow yourself to miss the point?

    Allow yourself to mourn the loss of the point.

    Allow yourself to feel the pain of loss.

    Allow yourself to mourn.
    I find it hard to mourn something I can't put my finger on.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    I find it hard to mourn something I can't put my finger on.
    Sure, mourning is a feeling. And we can't put our finger on a feeling.

    And it seems to me that you are experiencing an unpleasant feeling and you don't want to experience this feeling.

    Can you feel yourself blocking this feeling and reaching hopelessly for some other feeling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Sure, mourning is a feeling. And we can't put our finger on a feeling.

    And it seems to me that you are experiencing an unpleasant feeling and you don't want to experience this feeling.

    Can you feel yourself blocking this feeling and reaching hopelessly for some other feeling?
    Yeah, blocking the feeling that there is no point and reaching for a point.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    Yeah, blocking the feeling that there is no point and reaching for a point.
    So what is the feeling you are blocking?

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