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From in general a rather anticlimax  lecture, suddenly: "Happiness is the feeling of moving in the right direction." Exactly what I think. That's maybe why when one reaches what was so desired one does not feel happy,  having instead that strange feeling of a loss. It is a (temporary) loss of direction.

Date: 2010-12-21 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Точно!! Здорово!

Date: 2010-12-21 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Чья такая мудрая мысль? About loss of direction? Твоя?

Date: 2010-12-21 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Yes. Actually, it's a rather helpful idea.

Date: 2010-12-21 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Очень правильный анализ в ситуации сбычи мечт. Типа, а дальше что? и как?

Date: 2010-12-22 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So concise and true.
We have a journal club with friends, where we meet once a month to discuss articles on some topic. The last one was about happiness, and I was putting together a reading list for that one, so I just read lots and lots of stuff on happiness research, from whether money make people happy, to the role of genes in happiness, to why having kids makes people miserable :), but this phrase is sort of the best way to sum it all up.

On a totally different topic: I am not sure in whose court we left the ball after our last conversation. Did I not do something I was going to do, or was it you who decided now was not quite the time to pursue it?

Date: 2010-12-22 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
None of the above:) That was me who mssed the time to act though I still believe I should. Allka - thanks, and I will e-mail you.

Date: 2010-12-22 03:30 pm (UTC)
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I don't think this kind of thing has an expiration date. :)

Date: 2010-12-22 02:52 am (UTC)
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Interesting. Both: the idea and your thoughts. For me, however, it would be a loss of motion rather than loss of direction that matters :)

Date: 2010-12-22 02:59 pm (UTC)
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But of course! For me too. If you lost the motion then you are not moving any more :)
It is important to both move and eel that the move is in the right direction :)

Date: 2010-12-22 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Remember Hemulen from the Moomin saga?
When he's got the last stamp and completed his stamp collection? someone (I think Snuffkin) commented that the problem was he stopped being a collector and became an owner--which is a totally different thing.
That's motion (I don't think there's much directon there).
When one reaches some goal, one just becomes an owner of her accomplishment--which may be commendable-- but is not interesting any more (or is it just me?). Or maybe it's just that I normally don't have much sense of direction -- and you do?

With love from the snowy mountains :)

Date: 2010-12-22 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
exactly, so do I


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