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Thread: A Flow Chart for Life

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    Default A Flow Chart for Life


    Could it really be this simple? Explain your answer.

    I posted this in Philosophy because of the looming philosophical undertones surrounding everything about life. On the other hand, you could take this infographic to be the simple and good advice that it is.

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    I wish it were that simple, but I think the problem is in the "change something," and the subjective nature of "good." What if you don't know what to change to make life good? And what is "good"? Good is so relative and it can change on a whim. It's like asking if someone is happy, I suppose.

    Not to knock your graph, at all - but life to me is neither good nor bad; it just is...and sometimes change won't make things good.

    I think it would be better to ask, "Do You Feel Apathetic" because then everything you've posted would work.

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    Unfortunately, the Flowchart is missing an arrow from 'good' back to 'is life good?' because everything doesn't stop at good; things keep changing, which is the tricky part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivetti View Post
    I wish it were that simple, but I think the problem is in the "change something," and the subjective nature of "good." What if you don't know what to change to make life good? And what is "good"? Good is so relative and it can change on a whim. It's like asking if someone is happy, I suppose.

    Not to knock your graph, at all - but life to me is neither good nor bad; it just is...and sometimes change won't make things good.

    I think it would be better to ask, "Do You Feel Apathetic" because then everything you've posted would work.
    Plants are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post

    Could it really be this simple? Explain your answer.

    I posted this in Philosophy because of the looming philosophical undertones surrounding everything about life. On the other hand, you could take this infographic to be the simple and good advice that it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rat1 View Post
    Plants are good.
    Wellll...unless you're a fly, and the plant is a Venus Flytrap. Then,,,well, it's good for the plant! xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivetti View Post
    Wellll...unless you're a fly, and the plant is a Venus Flytrap. Then,,,well, it's good for the plant! xD
    unless you are a suicidal fly who has seen all his brothers die and you're the last remaining one of the family, and you simply want to be eaten by a venus fly trap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rat1 View Post
    unless you are a suicidal fly who has seen all his brothers die and you're the last remaining one of the family, and you simply want to be eaten by a venus fly trap.
    ROFL! Well said. *Bows.* All in the eye of the bee-holder.

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    God. They made me do a 5 year ishikawa diagram once. It's pointless!!!!

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    I prefer this flow chart:


    Absurd: You Ti dominants sure say things I don't really know where to put.
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    I don't get flow charts.

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    GET OFF THE COMPUTER FUCKHEADS

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    of course its not that simple, but if it helps motivate you then its useful, sure. i don't think it works as a coherent philosophy of life or anything. its just true enough to make a certain point.

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    Just because you change something doesn't mean something will get better, maybe it was actually more a type of thing of you just accepting some immortal truth that will always be here so when thought about logically it doesn't work too well. However, it's on the right track.

    The best advice I ever got in life to handle life's many emotional struggle moments and times where you just want the world to eat you whole is this: Be a river. Not a lake. A lake will absorb everything in and sink heavily into the ocean. Dead and heavy and buried... they will just drown. It doesn't mean you have to try to make something different happen (because realistically things aren't going to get better with one good decision), it just means you have to allow and accept when it does. (and yes sometimes it does go from good to bad but it also goes from bad to good... it's a rushing energy feeling of everything.)

    A river flows fast and understands everything changes. You feel like shit today? Well you won't always feel like shit. You won't always be down. It's just how you are in the moment, it changes... but you can't see that if you just sink deeper into it you know. If you think it defines you or 'who you are' then that's sorta the path of ego/self-hatred. And self-hatred is where all evil things lurk in the brain.

    It works the other way around too: When you feel like crap it's just a lesson that you shouldn't have attached too much to a good feeling. It's natural to try to hold onto the good as much as the bad... but either way you just sink. So it's a trap, to hug something and hold it too tightly. (I had a porcelain doll... I held onto it so tightly but when it broke I swore I'd never hold onto anything so tightly again. Don't let to go to your head.)

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    I guess the complexity starts from the "change something" bubble.

    1) what thing?
    2) how and when to change?

    We need to has new flowchart for that bubble

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    well the design is fantastic overall. i'd remove the white highlights, though. they attract too much attention. focus should instead be on those fine yellow lines.

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    chart would be better if it displayed that no matter what evaluation one makes, the change comes of its own accord.

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    Defining "good" and "bad" is mostly subjective. Changing something "bad" often requires a period of feeling uncomfortable where one could get into "bad" habits to cope. Depends on how long the change takes, but for the most part I like this and tend to follow it in my mind.
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