The trick to stopping any addiction is to associate it with something undesirable. For example, if you want to quit smoking, try putting some cigarette butts in a can and inhale from this can whenever the urge to smoke arises. While you are doing this, also picture a guy with a hole in his throat dying on a hospital bed from lung cancer. Do this a couple of times and the urge to smoke will be gone.
Learned this from The Marshmallow Experiment book.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
10-06-2016, 09:16 PM #66371
10-06-2016, 10:41 PM #66372
Self Pavlovian conditioning huh? Neat. I would guess that it would work especially well for Si-Fi/Fi-Si types.The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven - John Milton
10-07-2016, 02:31 AM #66373
10-07-2016, 05:55 AM #66374
Listening to these australian celebrities talking about transforming marriage into a contract it sounds like liberalism has developed into an institutional religion proper.
10-07-2016, 06:30 AM #66375
You know what, after listening...I think I have subconsciously subscribed to this way of thinking for a while. When we talked, it was just the 'labelling' that threw me off.
ie. My love's often mock me for saying that my goal is not to be happy, but content.
I think happiness is elusive and organic. Reminds me of butterflies that fly away when you approach but will alight on your arm if you sit still. I am a highly content individual and much of that has to do with appreciating the small and every-day wonders of life. I REALLY like the quote btw.
10-07-2016, 07:59 AM #66376
So 15 mins ago I was rocking out with my headphones on in my room (1 floor up). And I mean like headbanging. And I look up, and there is a random guys head outside my window. It was the window cleaner. The window was open. And I just stare at him like freaked, and he asks me a question, and I say no, and then he closes the window and then cleans it...while I flee the room.
10-07-2016, 08:01 AM #66377
10-07-2016, 08:23 AM #66378
I always want to post here but I don't have any random thoughts They're always related to something so they are not random any more. Not gonna say they always make sense. They seldomly do.
Well. Now you have a non-random thought. Take it, do with it what you want.
10-07-2016, 09:02 AM #66379
10-07-2016, 09:08 AM #66380
Long live Cornel!
I keep meaning to go and buy something to plant that is actually going to live-unlike an apple tree... I feel like I bought like magic beanstalk seeds that actually didnt grow into a magic beanstalk...wadda dope. But yeah, meaning to buy something that might actually live to plant so I can watch it grow but havent gotten around to it and itll be winter anyways soon so...
But congrats on the new flower! Is Cornell [/i]pretty[/i]?!