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Mar. 12th, 2008

What if this is what I am, and I'm no longer becoming?

Would that be so bad?


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Mar. 13th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)

Mar. 13th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Not a bad thing at all. But I don't think we stop becoming if we keep thinking about it and working at it. If that's something you still want to do.
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
To go with the Jewel above, I feel obligated to offer this (ignore any references to grouchiness :-) ):

Mar. 13th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Your moment of Zen
We are always becoming. Change is life. Being is a fallacy.
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Your moment of Zen
That's the positive way of thinking of it, which is good, because the reaction I had had is "you stop becoming when you're dead". To me, people who stop growing are merely waiting to die, and I feel like people's mind will helpfully oblige them by speeding up that process.

Put much less morosely, the only constant in life is that there are no constants. Nevermind what the physicists say about the speed of light; I'm enough of a romantic that I think there must be a way to violate that. :)
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: violating the speed of light
There are. We just don't have the l33t engineering and physics skillz to implement them yet. :)
Mar. 13th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: violating the speed of light
Nonsense. We just have to slow the light down. Then you can go faster.

And we've done that.
Mar. 13th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: violating the speed of light
Water has been doing that since the invention of ... well, water.

Allow me to rephrase the OP point. We have yet to go faster than the maximum speed of light. :)
Mar. 13th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Your moment of Zen
exactly -- It's OK to be content and satisfied with your life, even if you strive for more. And it's OK to say "you know what, I like this life. and I'm not *settling*, I just am."
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
It never stops, it does, sometimes, slow down.

And no, it's never bad to just enjoy where you are right now.
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