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    Simple question

    Is there ever a time when the good outweighs the bad, and even make the bad worth it?
    Feminists are absolutely outraged by rape. Unless of course the victims be men, free speech, or the Constitution.

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    Is there ever a time when the good outweighs the bad, and even make the bad worth it?
    Of course there is!

    It has a lot to do with a chosen perspective. The really cool part is, the choice is yours.

    Example: I spent a lot of years of my life addicted to drugs and alcohol. Those are years I can't get back or live over again: they are gone.

    I could lament about this for the rest of my life, or..

    ...do what I decided to do: make that time count in a way that's positive and constructive by getting my act together and becoming a counselor so that I might help others who struggle with similar issues.

    My work is spiritual. It's fulfilling. I'm not sure I'd feel the same way about it if I hadn't been through what I've been through prior to getting to be where I am today.

    There is always a way to make pain be not in vain. You just have to look hard sometimes to find it.

    "Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."

    "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
    -Albert Schweitzer

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    Re: Simple question

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    Is there ever a time when the good outweighs the bad, and even make the bad worth it?

    Yes.

    For instance...Well this is a simplistic one but...

    Buying a car.

    If you buy the car, you obviously need transportation to get to places such as work.This would be the "good".

    On the "flip side" you will have to spend some of your money to pay for it, gas and up-keep.This would be the "bad"

    Obviously the "good" outweighs the "bad" because without transportation you wouldn't be able to get to the job that pays you, that gives you the money that you have to spend on the vehicle.

    Factor in the fact that having a job is basically EVERYTHING as far as lively-hood goes, wouldn't you say that the "bad" is worth it?

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    Oh lord...Haahoo is reading this thread...lol

    I can't wait to see what he is going to share on this one.

    "Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."

    "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
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    What is this good and bad shit?

    If a man ever gets anything good in his life, you can be sure some fucking woman will come and take it off him!!

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    Oh lord...Haahoo is reading this thread...lol

    I can't wait to see what he is going to share on this one.
    I deleted my original effort before I posted it!!

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    I deleted my original effort before I posted it!!

    "Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."

    "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
    -Albert Schweitzer

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    Of course there is!

    It has a lot to do with a chosen perspective. The really cool part is, the choice is yours.

    Example: I spent a lot of years of my life addicted to drugs and alcohol. Those are years I can't get back or live over again: they are gone.

    I could lament about this for the rest of my life, or..

    ...do what I decided to do: make that time count in a way that's positive and constructive by getting my act together and becoming a counselor so that I might help others who struggle with similar issues.

    My work is spiritual. It's fulfilling. I'm not sure I'd feel the same way about it if I hadn't been through what I've been through prior to getting to be where I am today.

    There is always a way to make pain be not in vain. You just have to look hard sometimes to find it.
    But are the good feelings you get from helping people as good as the bad feelings from being addicted to drugs and alcohol were bad?
    It just seems like to me that when life is good, its good. But when its bad, it can get really fucking bad!
    Feminists are absolutely outraged by rape. Unless of course the victims be men, free speech, or the Constitution.

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    Yes!
    But if the good outweighs the bad then that means the Elite nut jobs are on vacation!
    Our job is to live our lives the best way possible and their job is to spend every hour of the day trying make your lives miserable!

    Just ask these cock suckers!!!!


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    I deleted my original effort before I posted it!!
    Ha. The bad is that hookers cost money, but the good outweighs the bad? :P

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    But are the good feelings you get from helping people as good as the bad feelings from being addicted to drugs and alcohol were bad?
    It just seems like to me that when life is good, its good. But when its bad, it can get really fucking bad!
    Are the good feelings I get from helping people as good as the bad feelings from being addicted were bad?

    Better.

    Now I mean that with all my heart, but at the same time I would never tell someone "go out and get yourself addicted so that one day you can get overcome your problem and have yourself a spiritual career helping others get off drugs."

    I wouldn't say that because the pain is bad and it affects others, and some people don't survive it.

    But the way I see it, those who do (survive it) have a responsibility...an ethical duty, if you will, to help others survive...if they can.

    How would it be to know how to swim but stand on the shore and allow someone who cannot swim to drown?

    And how awesome is it to teach those who can't swim to do it on their own so that they may save themselves (and others) in the future from drowning?

    We're all here for a reason...for a purpose. Figuring out what that purpose is, and living it is the most fulfilling thing a person can do. If that purpose is driven by love, compassion, integrity and faith, what on earth could feel better (or be better) than that?

    "Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."

    "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
    -Albert Schweitzer

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    Ha. The bad is that hookers cost money, but the good outweighs the bad? :P

    I woukld have to say that depends on the hooker

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    I woukld have to say that depends on the hooker
    You're better than that!
    You don't need a hooker!

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    I woukld have to say that depends on the hooker
    I cant remember much about my old whoring days, but It was worth every penny!!

    when it stopped being fun, I stopped doing it!!

    The money is hardly a factor in it.. Its the rapid access to quality flange that is the main thing!

    And the fact that they piss off and dont bother you afterwards!

    Sex is ok, but there are better things in life! And they are free!

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    Sex is ok, but there are better things in life! And they are free!
    Amen!


 

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