Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the words of Mouse from the blockbuster hit film The Matrix:

"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."

Now...now I only to figure out why it is that I spend every minute of every day doing exactly that.

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  1. To deny our own impulses is to deny arbitrary instincts that have been implanted into our brains before birth. A man chooses, a slave obeys.

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  2. Well, yes, I agree with you, but if I were to act solely on that principle, there would be problems.

    For example, if I ignored the impulse to eat, I would starve. If I ignore my thirst, I would die of dehydration.

    There are some impulses that are certainly worth accepting, so why do I still expend so much energy fighting my desires?

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  3. Wars cannot be won by winning all battles. Choose which desires need to be fought and give in to the ones that create less problems.

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  4. Right there is the tricky part. How do I know which impulses to suppress and which to indulge in?
    The physiological ones like eating and drinking start out seemingly easy enough - but then there's gluttony so obviously it's not that easy for us.
    When these impulses start to involve other impulsive beings then it gets hopelessly complicated for me.
    All I know is that I desire; whether it be food, companionship or quiet. Life seems to be learning the regulation of these desires.

    ..does that make any sense?..

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