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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:30 PM

There is a battle of two wolves inside us all

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:40 PM

1. Ego and anger can be useful tools

Really any emotional state has its function, if deployed appropriately.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:43 PM

2. Well fear can be as well, but the more you feed it the worse the outcome

Like all of our stupid wars and terrorism fears.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:16 PM

3. k & r.

Bookmarked.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:56 PM

4. One is a Fox

that constantly feeds the Republicons.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:04 PM

5. This is very good

I have seen this in action. Though I believe anger can be a driving force, if directed.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:12 PM

6. I love this, the older I get, the more sense it makes, thanks for reminding me.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:16 PM

7. i think you need all parts to be whole. anger fear all the so called negative emotions are just as

 

Important to life. The xtremes of both side lead us down roads we probuably are best not travelling.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:38 PM

9. Sounds like you're talking about Aristotle's Golden Mean

where virtue exists in the middle ground between the extremes. The example they always give is between the extremes of recklessness and cowardice lies the virtue of courage. It's in the Nicomachean Ethics.

There's something like it in Confucianism, too. And in Taoism, seeking a balance of Yin and Yang is seen as desirable.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:35 PM

8. Love this!

I saved a copy for myself. Thanks

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:39 PM

10. I've told my kids this as an antidote to the notion that "you can't bottle up bad feelings"

- or that if you're angry, lashing out is better than bottling it up. And so forth - there's a whole philosophy of how that sort of thing works in the mind that is often taken as true and common sense, but its a harmful bunch of baloney.

Exercising negative feelings, expressing them, making them a part of yourself, is feeding the wrong wolf.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:42 PM

11. I have two kittens inside me.

One that bites, demanding, aloof, and pees on the stairs.

And another that cuddles, cleans, and is overall adorable.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:00 PM

12. i have a host of demons inside me that will eat those wolves and wear their pelts

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:07 PM

13. This needs a little change. The 'evil' wolf should become a Republican-demon

Wolves get enough of a bad rap in this world as is and while I agree with the message I dislike the 'Evil Wolf' imagery.


My wolf brethren are not 'evil'. We are more caring than most humans.



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