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  • Family

    8 13.56%
  • Religion

    1 1.69%
  • The pursuit of truth and/or knowledge

    18 30.51%
  • Relationships and/or socialising

    10 16.95%
  • Your work

    2 3.39%
  • Nothing, but I'm searching for something

    5 8.47%
  • Nothing, and I couldn't care less

    4 6.78%
  • Other

    11 18.64%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasz View Post
    the big ones missing in the poll are "to contribute to the greater good" and "to contribute to society".
    I didn't vote cos I couldn't choose between them. If this was one of the options, I'd probably have voted for this. And there's different ways of doing this particular 'contribution to the greater good/society' (mine is an impersonal contribution, compared to say, working with the disadvantaged in society).

    It's also all interconnected for me as well. Obviously, the obsession with new knowledge and insights is a major part of me. But it doesn't drive me like the 'contribution to the greater good/society' motivation does. But my job is the 'contribution to the greater good/society'. And my job appeals to me because it's a very rich source of information and knowledge for me. Feel free to disentangle that .
    ...so much smoke pouring out of each chromosome.

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    I operate on momentum. I get wound up every so often, but those times are hard to predict. I sit here, trying to cope with precession, hoping that my next winding comes before I fall over.
    I'll get you my pretty, and your little hermit crab too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushranger View Post
    I operate on momentum. I get wound up every so often, but those times are hard to predict. I sit here, trying to cope with precession, hoping that my next winding comes before I fall over.
    What seems to get you wound up? And how long might these moments last for you? : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan235711 View Post
    What seems to get you wound up? And how long might these moments last for you? : )
    It could be anything, but it often involves a feeling of change, or something genuinely new. Anything that lets me feel that I am moving forward. It can last months, it all depends.
    I'll get you my pretty, and your little hermit crab too!

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    Donuts!?
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    Donuts!?
    If this is truly the case, then you are guilty of the most terrible self neglect, for I see that you have gone without for a period not less than five years.
    I'll get you my pretty, and your little hermit crab too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushranger View Post
    If this is truly the case, then you are guilty of the most terrible self neglect, for I see that you have gone without for a period not less than five years.
    I know. And I feel bad about myself for that.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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    Free time brings value to my life ... time to spend with people I care about or doing things I enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Family
    God/religion
    Understanding
    Same here. Family; God/Spiritual Life and looking for truth within that spiritual life. Learning, I love learning.
    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay one invincible summer."
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    "The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou.
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    I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" Gandhi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    What do you mean by this? Crafting yourself to reach some pre-determined ideal?
    Mm, not really.

    It's hard to describe. I've changed huuuuge amounts in the past few years, and I can't imagine myself being any different in that regard. There's nothing more satisfying than having taken an action that, even years later, is a relevant and positive force in your life. I have three or four of those. I worked for them, I earned them, and no matter who I am, they'll be a part of who I am.

    I'm not attatched to a lot of stuff. I own nearly nothing, and I like that.

    Since I change a lot, any pre-determined ideal I could come up with would change with me, it doesn't seem like a good idea. But I can take present opportunities, and I can work my ass off to take advantage of them in ways most possible "mes" would benefit from.

    One of my guiding questions is "If I don't do this, will I regret it?" If the answer is yes, I'm willing to take bigger sacrifices and risks than most to take advantage of it, and so far, it's paid off. Also, "what kind of person takes this action?" and "what opportunities will I miss if I do this? What will I miss out on if I don't?"

    I want to be the sort of person who, on my death bed, only regrets there isn't more, I guess.

    Sorry for being longwinded, it's difficult to explain.
    Let's do this thing.

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