Archives for the Date December 9th, 2018

satanic-canadian: yermemeblog: That one friend who takes…

satanic-canadian:

yermemeblog:
That one friend who takes sneezing to a whole new level.

A Better Word than Happiness: Eudaimonia

A Better Word than Happiness: Eudaimonia:

scientificphilosopher:

Eudaimonia is an Ancient Greek word, particularly emphasised by the philosophers Plato and Aristotle, that deserves wider currency because it corrects the shortfalls in one of the most central, governing but insufficient terms in our contemporary idiom: happiness.

When we nowadays try to articulate the purpose of our lives, it is to the word happiness we commonly have recourse. We tell ourselves and others that the ultimate rationale for our jobs, our relationships and the conduct of our day to day lives is the pursuit of happiness. It sounds like an innocent enough idea, but excessive reliance on the term means that we are frequently unfairly tempted to exit or at least heavily question a great many testing but worthwhile situations.

The Ancient Greeks resolutely did not believe that the purpose of life was to be happy; they proposed that it was to achieve Eudaimonia, a word which has been best translated as ‘fulfilment’.

What distinguishes happiness from fulfilment is pain. It is eminently possible to be fulfilled and – at the same time – under pressure, suffering physically or mentally, overburdened and, quite frequently, in a tetchy mood. This is a psychological nuance that the word happiness makes it hard to capture; for it is tricky to speak of being happy yet unhappy or happy yet suffering. However, such a combination is readily accommodated within the dignified and noble-sounding letters of Eudaimonia.

The word encourages us to trust that many of life’s most worthwhile projects will at points be quite at odds with contentment and yet worth pursuing nevertheless. Properly exploring our professional talents, managing a household, keeping a relationship going, creating a new business venture or engaging in politics… none of these goals are likely to leave us cheerful and grinning on a quotidian basis. They will, in fact, involve us in all manner of challenges that will deeply exhaust and ennervate us, provoke and wound us. And yet we will perhaps, at the end of our lives, still feel that the tasks were worth undertaking. Through them, we’ll have accessed something grander and more interesting than happiness: we’ll have made a difference.

With the word Eudaimonia in mind, we can stop imagining that we are aiming for a pain-free existence – and then berating ourselves unfairly for being in a bad mood. We’ll know that we are trying to do something far more important than smile: we’re striving to do justice to our full human potential and to work in some small but key way towards the improvement of our species.

egalitariste: feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle: edwardspoonhands…

egalitariste:

feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

edwardspoonhands:

cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”
Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”
Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”
Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”
Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”
Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”
Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”
Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”
Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”
Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsability it giving to me?”

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Etc, etc.
Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.

I also definitely miss the S1 sex but if Sam and/or Cait are no longer comfortable with doing that then I’m fine with that. However I really think this episode needed a sex scene for plot reason to “reastablished” their connection with Jamie giving Claire a new ring just like we needed a sex scene in 2×08 to show their connection after 2×07 and the loss of Faith and 2×11 to show Brianna’s conception. I’m all for sex to move the plot along but they are also not doing that and saying that they are

Yeah I agree 100%. John literally told Claire about Jamie offering himself to him and she was clearly distraught by this. The sex scene was necessary to establish their intimacy even more. It wouldn’t have killed them to make it last 35 more seconds

pissedoffsoka13: Sam Roland Heughan, folks. Shows up in every single scene and kills it. He…

pissedoffsoka13:

Sam Roland Heughan, folks.
Shows up in every single scene and kills it. He owns 406. He just gets better with every single episode.

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