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FistOfStone: i wonder how many people's deepest motivation in life is one of Doing, achieving something, making a difference, making an impact on the world, living a moral or compassionate life, etc ... vs how many people's deepest motivation is one of Having, having a happy and harmonious life, having money or pleasure, having love, having community ... and i wonder if one is healthier or more self-actualized than the other

my deepest motivation is Having, Doing is secondary
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FistOfStone: the nail that sticks out gets pounded down
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Mewski_: painfully so
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Punchy: Well dammit
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Mewski_: thank you
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FistOfStone: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/work-life-who-broke-the-way-we-work/id1480059697?i=1000465917420

This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we tear apart how work came to rule our lives—and what some in the business world are doing to fix it. Basecamp CEO, remote work enthusiast, and Bezos-approved founder Jason Fried explains why today’s idea of a work/life balance isn’t doing us any favors.
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FistOfStone: also on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7nc7OQdPTekErtFSRxOBKh?nd=1
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FistOfStone: "The desire to know each other's nakedness is really the desire to know the other fully as a person. It is the desire to know and to be known, not just sexually but as a total human being."

- Frederic Buechner
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tularcitas: I think this is very accurate.
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Punchy: Did you just ask us to get naked with you fisty.
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FistOfStone: "But surely the Bible is not first of all a book of moral truth. I would call it instead a book of truth about the way life is. These strange old Scriptures present life as having been ordered in a certain way, with certain laws as inextricably built into it as the law of gravity is built into the physical universe. When Jesus says that whoever would save his life will lose it and whoever loses his life will save it, he is ... making a statement about how life -is-. When John writes that he who does not love remains in death, he is ... pronouncing ... a universal insight into what it means to be human.

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Not to love -is-, psychically, spiritually, to die. To live for yourself alone, hoarding your life for your own sake, is in almost every sense that matters to reduce your life to a life hardly worth the living, and thus to lose it. These are living truths of which morality, necessary as it is for keeping us from each other's throats, is the bare, dead bones."

- Frederic Buechner
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thewalkindude: I actually prefer the bible in this case, it is much less literal to say someone is "remaining in death", a temoprary state, than that you die flat out "Not to love -is-, psychically, spiritually, to die"
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FistOfStone in reply to thewalkindude: i don't personally see the image that way, but i can see how it could have that effect
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Punchy: I'm with walk on this one fisty...the dude just really cheered me up given I've lived a solo life, mostly with zero to little love involved but not on my part. This man is a douche who has very little understanding imo
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FistOfStone: in joy there are two elements that seem to be one, like two layered projector slides giving one image: fulfillment of desire and eternity ... and since i glimpse the eternal most clearly there, i think i need to have what i want in order to have the eternal, so i grab a hold of fate and try to bend it to my will, which of course only ends up bending -me- ... but the eternal is always there, even in agony - the work, then, is to come to be able to see it
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FistOfStone: life certainly affords plenty of practice
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Perspicuity: Plato would say that wisdom consists in desiring what is intrinsically good
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Perspicuity: (Goodness itself, an eternal form)
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SkyWonder12: Is that dinner? I hope you don't break your teeth lol
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SkyWonder12: I see you have a bottle of wine to go with it
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Mewski_: Look like homemade pumpernickel
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Mewski_: you hit the nail on the head..
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