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A funny, educational video about the effects of happiness, the issue with the "average", the backwards goal-system set by society, and how to reverse these ideals in you to become a more optimistic, happy person.

I found this video in another forum, and I thought it was really important. Enough to warrant its own thread. Just watch it.
I'm going to be following the 21-day thing they suggested at the end, and I'll try to swear less, since that's a more negative thing.


Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:56 pm
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Ok, so this is actually really quite awesome. I... Don't really know what else to say, it's lovely to know that my optimism in this life isn't a thing done in vain. I really should try that 21-day thing, because i know i have problems with worrying too much about too many things. If i could stop worrying about the potential bad things and focus on the good things, my life would be SO much better.

So, i'll start with my first daily gratitude by saying thanks for sharing this awesome video with us! c:


Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:00 am
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This is great, very Rinzai-esque. He's a very charming guy, even if he seemed a little nervous during his introduction
However, I personally would've gone down a different route; rather than flipping the chart, I would've expresses the subjectivity and chaos of it. It's much better to look through a mental window of happiness than one of stress. Perhaps someday, I'll reach whole crowds of people to explain that there is no window in the first place. I also just started a blog, so I could work on writing long winded stories about positive things, like the guy was saying.


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So these windows are arbitrary, and simple frames of reference.


Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:27 am
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Yeah. To quote Principia Discordia:
"We look at the world through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). Different philosophies use different grids. A culture is a group of people with rather similar grids. Through a window we view chaos, and relate it to the points on our grid, and thereby understand it. The order is in the grid. That is the Aneristic Principle."

It's part of the Discordian philosophy, branched from Rinzai Zen, more focused on chaos and subjective philosophy (while being fairly absurdist as a cover)


Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:31 am
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Further details in pm's ok?


Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:08 pm
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Or we could have a nice open discussion. Why would you limit it to PMs?


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It's only loosely relevant to the discussion, and if it got too into detail about just Discordianism, it'd go off topic


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This is amazing, I can sense something called propriety.


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