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Old 06-02-2011   #1
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I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blanknes

Funny, yet accurate article about the joys (or lack rather) of anhedonia.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/01/2
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

Charlie's bilious raging has - perhaps paradoxically - provided me with a great deal of pleasure over the years.

Judging by his recent enthusiasm for Portal 2, life has regained some of its colour for him since this piece.
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

i have days like that. things neither please nor displease me, and i go through them neither happy nor unhappy, then something amusing happens and i am brought back from anhedonia to the more familiar fields of hedonia where I spend most of my time.
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

‘They make a bit of mess while staring impassively into the middle distance”
– aptly sums up all our eventual fates, really.

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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

Malone, this thread was oddly posted under Contests. Are there any prizes? (Yes, I have won something before in my life... yet I remain a ruthless lover of free swag. Please advise. )

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

G.S. Carnivals, I will offer a free copy of Portal 2 to anyone who can figure out what the contest is, and how to go about winning it.
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

Quote Originally Posted by Soukesian View Post

Judging by his recent enthusiasm for Portal 2, life has regained some of its colour for him since this piece.
Yeah, well, I mean, who doesn't get joy out of Portal?

Anyway, people die...
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

Thanks, Jeff! After some checking, I now understand the Portal 2 reference. I'm not interested in video gaming at all, however. Life's too short, and there are so many Quirk Classics to contrive. , , and !

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Tibet: Gas stations?
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

Quote Originally Posted by Acutely decayed View Post
‘They make a bit of mess while staring impassively into the middle distance”
– aptly sums up all our eventual fates, really.
depending on how you define "a bit of mess," that could be an enjoyable friday night right there.
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Re: I am increasingly concerned that at the centre of my soul lurks a terrifying blan

This thread has been moved to the Philosophy forum. Do I win a thorough psychoanalysis session to be conducted by a channeled Freud by way of a sycophant infested séance? If so, I will pass, as that sounds too much like my regular work routine.

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