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    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew_Z View Post
    A quote from the Zero Effect comes to mind.

    Is it this one?

    "A few words on looking for things:
    When looking for something specific, your chances of finding it aren't very good; because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them.
    But if you aren't looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very good; because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

    *edit* And regarding the op (oops, apologies): All the time. It can be maddening.
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    Misplacing actual items can be like that for me. I don't experience this on any other level.

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    If it's difficult to make yourself remember something, it's because of the way your brain works in attempting to seek that particular bit of information that makes it nearly impossible - and that's why it comes to you later when you aren't thinking about it, like when you're getting ready to fall asleep at night.

    As for concrete items, New Agers call that letting things go to the universe. If you hold on to wanting something too tightly, you aren't surrendering to the universe to allow it to openly come to you. No, I don't have a more logical explanation for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    Is it this one?

    "A few words on looking for things:
    When looking for something specific, your chances of finding it aren't very good; because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them.
    But if you aren't looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very good; because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

    *edit* And regarding the op (oops, apologies): All the time. It can be maddening.
    That would be it.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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    Not really true imho
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    true in every day practical things, not true in other things. I've found in fact that what I need is usually right around the corner, and I usually try not to look too hard for them as that seems to make me miss opportunities. If it doesn't happen, if what I need isn't there, then usually that is because what I thought I needed wasn't really the right thing anyways, and something better will come along, or, coz I first need to sort out other things before that can take place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Have you ever noticed that it seems like it's only easy to find something when you don't want or need it, but then the moment you start seeking it out, it seems to hide and require a lot more work to find, if you can find it at all?
    One day I had a dream.
    Not a Luther King dream.

    I was in the main railway station. That is, the Hauptbahnhof.
    By Marienstrasse.
    A big, bustling city.
    I was there to catch a train.

    The train I was about to catch left without me.
    It happens.
    I waited for the next train. It did not arrive.

    I looked around. Trains were leaving all the time.
    I changed the platform.

    I waited for the next train.
    It did not arrive.
    Around my platform, trains were leaving all the time.

    Some years went by.
    I had become a station porter. I had a uniform. I carried suitcases and stuff.
    In the Hauptbahnhof. By Marienstrasse.

    Why I did not leave the Bahnhof?
    Because I thought I'd catch a train.
    What a fool I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    One day I had a dream.
    Not a Luther King dream.

    I was in the main railway station. That is, the Hauptbahnhof.
    By Marienstrasse.
    A big, bustling city.
    I was there to catch a train.

    The train I was about to catch left without me.
    It happens.
    I waited for the next train. It did not arrive.

    I looked around. Trains were leaving all the time.
    I changed the platform.

    I waited for the next train.
    It did not arrive.
    Around my platform, trains were leaving all the time.

    Some years went by.
    I had become a station porter. I had a uniform. I carried suitcases and stuff.
    In the Hauptbahnhof. By Marienstrasse.

    Why I did not leave the Bahnhof?
    Because I thought I'd catch a train.
    What a fool I was.
    That's exactly how I feel when I'm looking for an opportunity I can't find. Perfect imagery... missing a train, waiting for the next one, seeing a bunch of trains leaving around me, but none of them ever come to where I am.

    But why were you a fool, if you were waiting for a train in a train station?

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