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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Sounds like fun. I'm getting ready to leave for a few hours, but I might print it up to take with me so I can follow the parallels and see where you are when I get back.
    That sounds like a plan... Better yet, if we feel VERY bored, perhaps we can write it for each of the four Keirsey archetypes.

    Are you going to your renaissance group today? Have fun!
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    Sounds like a depressed INFP who hasn't quite gotten misanthropic yet; if I ever saw an NF write like that I'd feel really bad for the person. It's almost like "I give up", something I've been so close to more often than I'd like...

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    Nice thoughts but very Idealistic.

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    Hmmm yeah didn't inspire me...didn't feel very NF like at all. I think someone said above like a call to duty. Caring for and about people is not a duty for me...it just is. I'd like to see the rewrites...if I wasn't so exhausted after this weekend I'd add my ideas...might do it anyway if I wake up from a long nap before heading back out AGAIN....
    for my life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhash View Post
    Nice thoughts but very Idealistic.
    Yeah....? I don't think it very idealistic at all.
    for my life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.

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    That poem reminds me of Fitter, Happier, More Productive by Radiohead. More like a to do list of how one should act than anything else.

    Fitter, happier, more productive, comfortable, not drinking too much
    Regular exercise at the gym, 3 days a week
    Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries at ease
    Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats
    A patient better driver, a safer car, baby smiling in back seat
    Sleeping well, no bad dreams, no paranoia
    Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole
    Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then
    Will frequently check credit at moral bank, hole in wall
    Favors for favors, fond but not in love
    Charity standing orders on sundays ring road supermarket
    No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants
    Car wash, also on sundays, no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
    Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate nothing so childish
    At a better pace, slower and more calculated, no chance of escape
    Now self-employed, concerned, but powerless
    An empowered and informed member of society, pragmatism not idealism
    Will not cry in public, less chance of illness, tires that grip in the wet
    Shot of baby strapped in back seat, a good memory still cries at a good film
    Still kisses with saliva, no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick
    That's driven into frozen winter shit, the ability to laugh at weakness
    Calm fitter, healthier and more productive a pig in a cage on antibiotics
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlelostnf View Post
    Yeah....? I don't think it very idealistic at all.
    Sooooo, what do you think it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhash View Post
    Sooooo, what do you think it is?
    Honestly?

    I think it's advice a fair number of unnamed Thinking types should take to heart.
    Who rises in the morning, looks in the mirror and says, "I think I will do something stupid today?" -- James Hollis
    If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWing View Post
    NFs, you dont have strong opinions concerning ideas this poem invoked in regards to how a life is best lived?
    The ending was a bit too Hallmark for me. I prefer Blake or Wordsworth myself.

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    Maybe it needs a reggae beat....
    Who rises in the morning, looks in the mirror and says, "I think I will do something stupid today?" -- James Hollis
    If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma.

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