I do think there are things which are toxic in the environment, depriving yourself of things, such as vitamin D from sunlight, is another factor but I think a toxic lifestyle in the sense of being a chronic people pleaser etc. will no doubt do it too.
Its left field but theorists like Eric Fromm and the other Bionics theorists, they've all been out of vogue for a long time and some of it as a result of how it was presented reads like so much hocum but they had a good idea when they suggested that psychology and biological life where holistically linked.
In the movie lost horizon the guy in Shangrila talks about how people living lives of perpetual struggle attempting to please and placate others are committing slow motion suicide. Now he was talking about principles or precepts but I think taking the holistic ideas into account it could trigger physiological slow death too.
Its a hard thing to accept though because some people who are complete assholes and dont worry about being complete assholes, who've never lost a moments sleep or agonised for a minute about others, and who smoke and drink and bully seem invincible while good people who go all out to help others and take the world on their shoulders possibly refraining from all those things like smoking or drinking alcohol or doing drugs die off.
Its also hard to accept because its something which is difficult to change or overcome or correct, its not like dieting or exercise or whatever its much harder than that and because its so hard it can be a source of stress all by itself.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
10-30-2010, 06:30 PM #7251It is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
10-30-2010, 09:58 PM #7252
I am afraid that my behavior due to the profound stress I have been through this year has driven away some of the people I care about. It's embarrassing and it hurts, too.
10-30-2010, 10:06 PM #7253
I had such a wonderful day that I would do anything for it to just not end.
Anyone else notice that time moves forward when you least want it to?
10-30-2010, 10:13 PM #7254GinkgoGuest
Alcohol is wonderful in moderation.
10-30-2010, 10:38 PM #7255
^ yes, yes it is!
10-30-2010, 11:15 PM #7256Originally Posted by Mystic_Tater[ Ni > Ti > Fe > Fi > Ne > Te > Si > Se ][ 4w5 sp/sx ][ RLOAI ][ IEI-Ni ]
10-31-2010, 12:36 AM #7257
What the hell? Why is it still alive!?
10-31-2010, 02:15 AM #7258
I'm getting sick...I just feel it. My digestive system suddenly became extremely sensitive, super nauseous, painful coughs that are going to end up just being vomit later on. Joy.
10-31-2010, 02:29 AM #7259PhantonymGuest
Contact lens jewelry. Hmmm...interesting.
Eye jewelry. :eek:
Eyeball tattoos. :ouch:
Fascinating really. Would I do it? I'd rather not.
10-31-2010, 09:02 AM #7260