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#1 4 years ago

In this respect, I'm referring to a type of day or annual celebration that you do with family or friends that makes you feel decent for a little while.

For me, a warm, sunny day in the middle of spring or summer, but with a nice breeze will do the trick. It feels kind of organic and free, like I can just forget about dress codes and just dress comfortably. Not to mention it's a good day for looking out over the horizon. Another compliment to such an occasion would be a BBQ or cook-out at somebody's house with lawn chairs and citronella torches failing to keep mosquitos off us. Then top it all off with a fireworks show if it's the fourth of July.

So yeah...that's just one example.


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#2 4 years ago

A nice walk in the woods during spring/summer time.


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#3 4 years ago

Odd though this may seem: My work. At least when I'm reasonably awake.

Feeling useful - like you're doing something worthwhile, and like you can refine what you're doing to make it better and do more good tomorrow and next week. It's cathartic, calming. Some mornings I get up and I can't wait to get into the office to see people I like and get to helping folks out.

I've been lucky in that regard, and I know it. I was at a much lower point in my life than I am right now, and I did a fair bit of volunteer work for a group I trusted, directly under people I trusted. And it paid off for me without my really expecting it to, both in terms of getting money coming in and in terms of building my character up a bit.

I wish I could bottle that feeling up and share it with some of the people I meet sometimes. Like, I don't believe in karma, or gods or anything - but one of the really beautiful truths in life is that what you shine towards the world at least a part of the world sometimes shines back at you. Some of the people I meet don't seem to have that faith. You sorta just wish you could hug them and give it to them somehow - even just a little to tide them over until they could prove it to themselves.

When I was younger people, primarily people who didn't like their jobs very much, used to beat me over the head with the idea of hard work. Often including the statement that it was it's own reward. Like it was something virtuous that would make you a good person to do things you hate. Well, if it's its own reward, why did it feel like shit all the time? Even when I was young I didn't believe in the value of hard work.

And I still don't.

It's the wrong way to talk about it. It's missing the faith side of the thing - the feeling that what you're doing is worthwhile. Without that life is grim and hope is lost.

Even if your light is initially quite dim, you can get warmed up by a small reflection, and that will let you shine a bit more and get warmer. Persistent effort, and finding the right place to stand to get it reflected back at you in a meaningful way.

And also the contrary.

If you're expending your warmth and effort on a dull surface, you don't get that reflection. As the world can warm you it can chill you and leave you empty inside.

I suspect a man can go a long way in life, not necessarily towards riches but certainly towards happiness, just by knowing the difference between the two. That while the former doesn't offer any guarantee that any single action will reward you, the latter never will.

If there were only two lessons you could teach your past self, those are the two I think I'd choose. Persistent effort and a place to stand. No-one should blame you for trying to find somewhere you can feel more human.

Anyhoo, yeah. I've blathered on long enough =p




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#4 4 years ago

Getting pampered! Mostly getting my hair washed and scalp massaged, that's pretty awesome, add in a Beer while getting my feet pumiced and massaged, followed by a facial peel with hand massage thrown in. I can be with friends or alone, but it just makes me feel awesome! I kinda wish my fiancé would come with me for getting the feet done, any man could use a little help taking care of his feet :). Plus, who doesn't enjoy a massage?


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#5 4 years ago

M favorite is a summer time party/ BBQ. A specific example would be last June my girlfriend and I spent a week with her family in Los Angeles. Most of the nights her entire family (a samoan family is about 30 people mind you) came over BBQ'd great food and then drank, partied, socialized until the sun stared to peak on the palm trees. I miss those nights.




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#6 4 years ago

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#7 4 years ago
Nemmerle;5733368Anyhoo, yeah. I've blathered on long enough =p

You've also answered all my next "Things we enjoy" thread(s) :p

Still, I suppose I should have made that a bit clearer >_<

Oh well, just makes it it easier to recall for future reference ^_^


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#8 4 years ago

Traveling around, sight seeing, not doing much at all. Either alone or with my girl. :)




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#10 4 years ago

Nemmerle;5733368Odd though this may seem: My work. At least when I'm reasonably awake.

Feeling useful - like you're doing something worthwhile, and like you can refine what you're doing to make it better and do more good tomorrow and next week. It's cathartic, calming. Some mornings I get up and I can't wait to get into the office to see people I like and get to helping folks out.

I've been lucky in that regard, and I know it. I was at a much lower point in my life than I am right now, and I did a fair bit of volunteer work for a group I trusted, directly under people I trusted. And it paid off for me without my really expecting it to, both in terms of getting money coming in and in terms of building my character up a bit.

I wish I could bottle that feeling up and share it with some of the people I meet sometimes. Like, I don't believe in karma, or gods or anything - but one of the really beautiful truths in life is that what you shine towards the world at least a part of the world sometimes shines back at you. Some of the people I meet don't seem to have that faith. You sorta just wish you could hug them and give it to them somehow - even just a little to tide them over until they could prove it to themselves.

When I was younger people, primarily people who didn't like their jobs very much, used to beat me over the head with the idea of hard work. Often including the statement that it was it's own reward. Like it was something virtuous that would make you a good person to do things you hate. Well, if it's its own reward, why did it feel like shit all the time? Even when I was young I didn't believe in the value of hard work.

And I still don't.

It's the wrong way to talk about it. It's missing the faith side of the thing - the feeling that what you're doing is worthwhile. Without that life is grim and hope is lost.

Even if your light is initially quite dim, you can get warmed up by a small reflection, and that will let you shine a bit more and get warmer. Persistent effort, and finding the right place to stand to get it reflected back at you in a meaningful way.

And also the contrary.

If you're expending your warmth and effort on a dull surface, you don't get that reflection. As the world can warm you it can chill you and leave you empty inside.

I suspect a man can go a long way in life, not necessarily towards riches but certainly towards happiness, just by knowing the difference between the two. That while the former doesn't offer any guarantee that any single action will reward you, the latter never will.

If there were only two lessons you could teach your past self, those are the two I think I'd choose. Persistent effort and a place to stand. No-one should blame you for trying to find somewhere you can feel more human.

Anyhoo, yeah. I've blathered on long enough =p

I wish I could find that thing. I haven't felt very good about much in a long-ass time.


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