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Fulfillment in desire alone ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 14, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    A few months ago someone shared an interesting concept with me and I wanted to get your feedback on such a concept. The point this person was making that some in life are fulfilled in the desire and the ability to have a desire as opposed to the physical fulfillment of a desire and the highest good achived is learning to cope and enjoy it in desire alone. Anyone else fimilar with this concept ?
  2. it sounds like the saying "its not the kill, it's the thrill of the chase"
  3. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    Certainly applies to most cases of GAS, bass related or not. I can spend countless hours investigating a new bass, laptop, amp, camera or whatever. Once the purchase is made, it's usually not nearly as fun.
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I will admit to being a huge masochist when it comes to desire. I will want and want and want and indulge in the lack of something so that it's eventual arrival is even more powerful.
  5. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    Without wishing to quibble (too much ;) ) over semantics, isn't "desire" itself something which cannot be fullfilled? i.e. once you "have" what you desired, some other emotion takes over.

    Or, put another way, if you feel "desire" for something, doesn't that mean that you are unfullfilled in respect of that which you desire?

    Perhaps what you are asking is akin to;

    "Can some people be satisfied with being unsatisfied"?

    In which case, I'd have to say "No, they're just resigned to being unfulfilled". It's a different thing.

    :meh: My head hurts!
  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I totally disagree. I hate desiring. I like fullfilling. I desired my new bass, and I investigated it, tried it out, researched it, and then I bought it. Playing with it is WAY better. Dig it. Same with all other areas of my life. Desiring a new surfboard. Sucks. Riding a new surfboard. Rocks. Desiring a chick. Sucks. Riding a chick. Rocks. Desiring a delicious meal. Sucks. Eating a delicious meal. Rocks. I can contemplate high ideals and philosophical thoughts, but I'd rather not. Maybe it's just me.
  7. The means to an end or..... are the means an end in themselves? Seems similar to part of Emmanual Kant's or Hegel's ideas.

    For me, both.
  8. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    ^Oh yeah, I hated xmas as a kid too.
  9. I agree with you. Life is for living.
  10. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I know what you are talking about. It's called "anti-Buddhism".
  11. ibnzneksrul


    Feb 2, 2007
    So Cal
    Try that with eating and drinking (not the alcoholic kind), and let us know how long you last.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Dr. Jim where did you take Philosophy ?

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