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  1. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    I fully agree KA. It's the act to try and overcome your fear that is brave, whether you overcome it or not is inconsequential to the act itself and therefore inconsequential to being brave. Even when you fail to overcome that which you fear, defying that which you fear is the act of bravery. Some might say it is even braver to continuously fight against a fear, without any hope of overcoming it.
  2. King Athelstan's Avatar
    Indeed, it's part of what makes life so wonderful, though sometimes fears can't be overcome and be brave throughout, one just have to accept it. Which in itself is a form of bravery per say
  3. Flinn's Avatar
    @ Turka

    yes it's a sort of loop actually, you are right It's a never ending fight actually, fear has many faces
  4. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn
    There's even a better way of saying this.. if you want to be a freeman, you need to have defeated you fears, so.. only brave people are really free
    Yet without fear you cannot be brave. The overcoming of fear is the very definition of bravery, once fear is conquered you don't need to be brave anymore. The biggest cowards have the greatest potential to acts of bravery.

    A wonderful summary on fear Flinn.
    It's a prison at whose bars I have been bashing for my entire life (still very short but it doesn't feel like that tbh) now. It's a fight that never stops, or so it seems. We still persist though.
  5. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CommodusIV
    I'm honestly inspired to make a succeeding blog on apathy to this line of thought.
    apathy?
  6. Flinn's Avatar
    Also, courage is the strongest of all the virtues, remember this... as trite as it is, this is a great truth: only brave people are really free.
    There's even a better way of saying this.. if you want to be a freeman, you need to have defeated you fears, so.. only brave people are really free
    Updated March 13, 2020 at 05:27 AM by Flinn
  7. CommodusIV's Avatar
    I'm honestly inspired to make a succeeding blog on apathy to this line of thought.
  8. Flinn's Avatar
    Just be happy is indeed, in my opinion, the essence of it. Simple in its premise, difficult in practice for those who have not achieved it but once achieved it will be very easy to be maintained (mainly because there is no maintenace if you have achieved true happiness, you just are).
    precisely, that's why I say that it's that easy

    Glad to be part of the conversation Flinn.
    And I'm glad you are mate, your input is totally appreciated and always feel free to jump in and add yours in my blogs
  9. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    It would be strange if we were the first generations of people to think about such things. In my opinion it's mostly beneficial to return to the viewings of the past and see if it still apllies or applies but in a slightly different way, which it often does. At the least it's interesting to explore these things.

    Just be happy is indeed, in my opinion, the essence of it. Simple in its premise, difficult in practice for those who have not achieved it but once achieved it will be very easy to be maintained (mainly because there is no maintenace if you have achieved true happiness, you just are).

    Glad to be part of the conversation Flinn.
  10. Flinn's Avatar
    @ Turka & KA; thanks for reading and commenting, the both of you

    @ Turkafinwe.. I totally got what you mean with "illusionary walls" believe me.. anyways, wisemen have been discussing and considering about such things for ages, literally.. I'm not telling anything new of course, but I also believe that modern times are those with the highest level of stress ever, stress that requires us a lot of efforts to contain it.. then so, why not putting those efforts in being happy, rather than trying to not to be unhappy?

    @ KA, definitely bro, though always remember one thing.. it has to be an easy thing, otherwise if you have to stress yourself on it, it won't work in any case.. just be happy, that's the secret
  11. King Athelstan's Avatar
    That's a good way of putting it mate - you yourself is wholly responsible for yourself, and expecting everything to just happen won't cut it
  12. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    A very relatable way of thinking, at least from my perspective and experience. The difficult part, I find, is breaking free of those "illusionary walls" (I can't describe it any better, those earthly desires you described are among the things that I mean with those walls) that keep you trapped in a downward spiral. Healing, primarily, comes from within and I too do believe, that to be happy you first need to want to be happy and choose to be happy. That does not make you happy instantaniously of course and you need a lot of willpower to start feeling happy after a long period of unhappiness. It is hard work to change how your mind works but the possibility is there if you want to use it.

    Ultimately only you have the power to make yourself happy and satisfied in life, if you have the will to be happy. Finding that power is something entirely else of course.
  13. Flinn's Avatar
    When I started to post these "thoughts" I didn't have in mind to make a specific series of blog posts out of them, but here we are now..

    in case you missed them

    - The Dude's thoughts - To fall in love vs to love...
    - The Dude's thoughts - Memento Mori
  14. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan
    I'm an old scout though, and this being Norway and all I'm used to packing lightly and going camping in the snow, a foldable cot bed seems very luxurious...
    That's exactly what this blog is about man, making yourself fully comfortable
  15. King Athelstan's Avatar
    Damn, the food you make here looks better than the one I make at home

    I'm an old scout though, and this being Norway and all I'm used to packing lightly and going camping in the snow, a foldable cot bed seems very luxurious...
  16. Flinn's Avatar
    Another rather long chapter, this time I included few pictures more

    As usual, if you any question, just ask!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusitanio
    Impressive, one of the best texts I have read, at least this year x)

    Well done Flinn!
    tnx Lusitano

    I'm glad you liked the post.. I know that death isn't a popular argument...
  19. Lusitanio's Avatar
    Impressive, one of the best texts I have read, at least this year x)

    Well done Flinn!
  20. Flinn's Avatar
    hello mak, thanks for reading and commenting! Unfortunately not a lot of people are open to talk about death.. and I don't blame them, since the natural instinct makes us stay away from death as much as we can.. and certainly death is a bad thing .. the whole point is that we should not be influenced by it, and the only way to do that is to accept it...

    A lot of people ask me how to be happy in life.. well the first thing to do is certainly accepting death and cope with it..

    however, music helps me a lot in general, only recently I started to listen to Tool



    last sentence:

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion.
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