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Message Subject Proof you will live this exact same life over and over again for all eternity
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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pleasure turns to pain when there is no pain to contrast it with
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41923364

pleasure can be boring,really boring
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41923364

No. happiness is boring. I have been flirting with the idea of using hedonism to justify my existence, or my motive of being and doing. However, rather than turn to alcoholism and whoring and gluttony in the way that pop culture has stereotyped "hedonists" to do, I looked into the matter and read about the paradox of hedonism, which of course centers around a defined difference between the terms of happiness and pleasure.

Why should these two terms be different? Additionally, can I claim to be a hedonist when I cause myself "pain" by making various efforts to ensure a "long term happiness", i.e. putting myself through higher education?

Oh, and one more thing: can I necessarily call myself a hedonist when I can only justify why certain things give me pleasure as being an innate, genetic, biological and therefore not always logical motivation? For example, it's not necessary to my survival to prefer rock and roll to ska, or vice versa, but it just... "appeals" to me, for a nameless reason. How do I rationalize this within my own philosophy?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26691506

I just think ya talking shit mate, each to their own i suppose.
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