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Vatman Offline
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All things in moderation

I am tired of the moderisits (and yes I just made that word up!!!)

People today are afraid to take to extremes everything has to be balanced. Diet, passion, work, fun, hobbies....Why though? Why cant we jump into the rapids and let go, enjoy the ride while we can. I say you only live once, if you love Anime, watch Anime. If you love skateboarding, skateboard. Its our mind that complicates life, unless you know the meaning of life and care to enlighten me...well then. I say there is no reason to not enjoy what time you have.

People preach against extremes with such devotion that their moderation has actually become...an extreme.

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12-07-2007 12:43 PM
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Balance is a nice idea, but it's been taken to extremes, as you said. (I like how that sounds) Biggrin

I see no reason why someone should stop doing something they want to do, just so that they can do something else for the sake of "doing something else". Unless they WANT to do something else, of course.

I have a weird way of balancing though. One week I obsess over one thing, and don't want to do just about anything else, the next week I obsess over something different again, and it goes in circles until I've done enough of everything and then it starts over again. It works for me Razz

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Moderation is good.
But I think you can live decent as long as you don't do something so much it gets in the way of eating, sleeping, and using the restroom enough to function.

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12-08-2007 08:30 AM
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Everything in moderation, especially moderation.

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12-18-2007 11:28 AM
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Re: All things in moderation

Vatman Wrote:I am tired of the moderisits (and yes I just made that word up!!!)

People today are afraid to take to extremes everything has to be balanced. Diet, passion, work, fun, hobbies....Why though? Why cant we jump into the rapids and let go, enjoy the ride while we can. I say you only live once, if you love Anime, watch Anime. If you love skateboarding, skateboard. Its our mind that complicates life, unless you know the meaning of life and care to enlighten me...well then. I say there is no reason to not enjoy what time you have.

People preach against extremes with such devotion that their moderation has actually become...an extreme.
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12-18-2007 11:36 AM
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Re: All things in moderation

Vatman Wrote:I am tired of the moderisits (and yes I just made that word up!!!)

People today are afraid to take to extremes everything has to be balanced. Diet, passion, work, fun, hobbies....Why though? Why cant we jump into the rapids and let go, enjoy the ride while we can. I say you only live once, if you love Anime, watch Anime. If you love skateboarding, skateboard. Its our mind that complicates life, unless you know the meaning of life and care to enlighten me...well then. I say there is no reason to not enjoy what time you have.

People preach against extremes with such devotion that their moderation has actually become...an extreme.

I agree whole- heartedly. You can't be afraid to live.

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Derchin Wrote:You can't be afraid to live.
Unfortunately pretty much everyone is. Where's the fucking sense in living your entire life afraid of dying, or worse, simply experiencing anything? "Safety first" can kiss my ass.

This may be off-topic, but kids aren't even allowed to be kids anymore, or even play on the monkeybars or whatever without their mums standing under them afraid of them falling. For Christ's sake. Let your kid be at least a little exposed to the dangers of life... maybe then they'll actually learn something. You don't have to be a fucking helicopter or they'll be helpless for the rest of their lives.

But then again parents think their kids can learn in school...and that takes me back to the reason I joined this forum. Cuckoo

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03-20-2011 09:27 AM
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"Neither, extremism in all forms cannot lead to justice. Only a sober mind and calm heart should hold power. One must never assume total conviction in anything. There is after all, always room for greater enlightenment.

That's the quote I try to live by and I always try to view arguments and ideals from several sides.

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Do whatever the fuck you want nuff said
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Don't move so much you could hurt yourself.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

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