+  2023-02-11 16:43

The “argument by fuzzy concept” fallacy is second only to ad hominem… An #argument of intellectual indoctrination, laziness and dullness which, if pressed, degenerates into circular reasoning, requiring, at best, a definition by negation (“#Love is not hate, not lust, not n…”)

Got a World #Peace problem? #Climate Change? Egocentrism? Self-esteem? Happiness? Solve it all with LOVE™.

Let’s quote the Wikipedia definition, worked out by a committee of thousands:

“Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest #pleasure.

The color wheel theory of love defines 3 primary, 3 secondary and 9 tertiary love styles, describing them in terms of the traditional color wheel. The triangular theory of love suggests ‘intimacy, #passion and commitment’ are core components of love.

Love has additional religious or #spiritual meaning. This diversity of uses and meanings combined with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.”

Difficult to define? So, that World Peace or Self-Esteem problem? The solution is? Oops! 😂

 +  2023-01-18 13:33

“I run every single morning. That’s because that’s the one thing I hate to do more than anything in the world” — #DavidGoggins an ultramarathon runner and triathlete

I wonder whether people who worship him realize the common pattern of self-#abuse and #hate in our culture?

A retired US #military, the man is still at war 24/7.

I, too, run every single morning. That’s because I #love #running. I also work every day because I love my work.

Love vs hate? Which one do you choose every single morning?

If you’d like a much… erm… smarter outlook on ultrarunning, also from a childhood-abuse-survivor, better read Scott Jurek’s book “Eat & Run”

I’m genuinely happy Goggins has resisted against all odds, he’s still in the loop of #violence.

(Might find interesting, @firstshowing)

 +  2023-01-15 14:13

“Do something useful for #humanity. Solve their problems. You’ll get #love, appreciation and #money

Leibniz: differential and integral calculus, formal logic, binary number system (allowing me to send you this text).

Humanity: 1 person attended #Leibniz’ funeral—his secretary.

 +  2022-01-23 19:01

We #love you. On our terms. 👨🏼‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️

 +  2022-01-22 18:15

Do you know how the aviation industry improved to become the safest mode of transportation? Debriefings of incidents and accidents.

Do we debrief our failed #love / #friendship #relationship? No. Do we improve? No.

We get into the same cockpit of a 1970s McDonnell Douglas DC-10 saying “oh, forget about that asshole / bitch” and rev up the engines for the next take-off.

— Oh, but, Anatoly, love, and friendships, and #feelings… not the same.
— Read the transcripts of the surviving pilots having terrible feelings during those #debriefing s. So, no. We deliberately choose to play on repeat.

 +  2021-01-29 00:19

“Love is not a feeling or an #emotion. Because loving someone can feel sad when they’re absent. Happy when they’re present. #Jealous when there’s somebody else around. Angry when they’re neglecting you.

#Love is a modal way of being.”

— @vervaeke_john

 +  2021-01-26 21:38

“As we begin to re-experience a visceral reconnection with the needs of our bodies, there is a brand-new capacity to warmly #love the #self. We experience a new quality of #authenticity in our caring.

Which redirects our attention to our #health, our diets, our #energy, our time management.

This enhanced care for the self arises spontaneously and naturally, not as a response to a ‘should.’ We are able to experience an immediate and intrinsic pleasure in #selfCare.”

— Stephen Cope, “#Yoga and the Quest for the True Self”


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