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Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism

Happiness is a dead end

16 09 11 - 12:43

She gets it half right:

People in the western world uses 'retail therapy' as a way to make themselves feel happy. But the boost is only short-lived and in fact can cause environmental damage

HOW WOULD YOU feel about a 20 per cent pay rise? It would be great, wouldn't it? You could go shopping. Get ahead on the mortgage. Maybe buy a new car.

For all but a very few of us, the idea of more money equates to the idea of a better life. With more money, instead of looking at that thing in the shop window and sighing with longing, we could instead march in, slap down some cold hard, and walk away with the object of our desires.

Then, how happy we would be! Ownership! What bliss!

According to psychologist Dr Anna-Marie Taylor, ownership is appealing because it offers us the comforting promise of control. "We like to own because of predictability. What you own you have control over, potentially," she says. - ABC

It's not ownership; ownership is the means. Its' the goal: personal control, to serve the narcissistic individual.

Individualism does not make us "happy."

Instead, we should shoot for satisfaction, which comes from fitting into our world and improving it.

If you lived in a state of perpetual orgasm, it would soon become humdrum. The same is true of all pleasures.

Attack! Fight! Kill! Create!

seven comments

Communism now! Dave - 16-09-’11 13:20
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From each according to his ability, to each according to his need Big Fat Jew - 16-09-’11 15:04
Hey Vijay, if you dislike equality as much as you say you do, you ought to figure out a way to stop letting retard-proles comment on your posts. The internet is democracy en masse, and on your comment boards it really comes out quite clearly. Brian - 17-09-’11 16:17
Shut up and get on your knees with your mouth open and crawl in the direction of my balls. @Brian - 17-09-’11 17:44
I disagree with the psychologist. I don't think possessing an object is merely a matter of linking it to control. Sure it plays a part, but there's a deeper connection to the human psyche than 'control'. Something more general, and global.
And honestly, I've always hated the anti-materialism in every single intellectual you meet. It's systematic and unfounded substantially.

I buy thing = me happy; no catch, no strings attached. 100% positive.
I just don't get the uncalled for concern for that simple life equation... Yoann (Email ) - 19-09-’11 03:52
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