Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Let's discuss, Bob. A person's level of happiness / suffering - do you think it is on the list or not?
That in my view is one of the things that is provisionally on the list. People have more influence over it than they generally think, but most people probably have less influence over it than you think.
Permit me to mangle Shakespeare: Am I not a man? Do you cut me and do I not bleed?
People who laugh at funerals are considered inappropriate jerks.
I am just trying to understand what happens when the disconnect between what is happening to you and what you are feeling becomes total.
I am also trying to understand how practical it'd be to be in a state of bliss all the time. I've heard more than one person talk about cultivating the state of bliss with some successful consistency, then getting fired from their jobs because they are space cadets.