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Is it better to be great and unhappy, or happy and insignificant?

>> No.17231649

>>17231641
NIGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

>> No.17231690

>>17231649
goddamn you

>> No.17231781

>>17231641
Why not fail at both like OP?

>> No.17231800

>>17231781
what, and implode?

>> No.17231935

>>17231641


YOU MEAN: «PLACID», NOT: «HAPPY»; HAPPINESS IS AN ILLUSORY IMPOSSIBILITY.

>> No.17231946

>>17231935
why?

>> No.17231951

>>17231935
Howdya do that arrow thingy?

>> No.17231986

>>17231946


HAPPINESS IS A PERMANENT STATE OF MERRY PLENITUDE; SUCH STATE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN THIS KOSMOS; THE KOSMOS IS IMPERMANENT, DEFICIENT, AND THE ONLY TYPE OF ACTUAL PLEASURE IS JOY, NOT MERRIMENT, SINCE MERRIMENT DERIVES DIRECTLY FROM PLENITUDE.

>> No.17232006

>>17231986
>HAPPINESS IS A PERMANENT STATE
who the fuck told you that?

>> No.17232011

>>17231951
It's quotation marks for frogs

>> No.17232014

>>17231641
According to Achilles it is the latter

>>17231986
Smooth brain CÆMGENVS strikes again

>> No.17232178
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17232178

put the heater up before we dicuss this.

>> No.17232185

>>17231986
why are you such a nigger

>> No.17232210

>>17232178
it's up

>> No.17232247
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17232247

>>17232210
shed the heater. make it smooth now.

>> No.17232253

>>17231641

75% chance she'd break her wrist firing that.

>> No.17232372

>>17231641
happy and insignificant.
Anybody that says otherwise is a narcissistic megalomaniac

>> No.17232396

>>17231641
How it's that even a question, what's the point of greatness if you don't even like it. At that point it's just an addiction

>> No.17232415

>>17232396
Idk, service to a greater purpose seems pretty cool. Like, giving your life for something that will positively impact many others.

>> No.17232450

>>17232415
>pretty cool
so you go back to happiness
Generally, finding a way to lasting happiness solves everything.

>> No.17232494

>>17232014
>>17232006
filtered

>> No.17232554

>>17231641
the most lasting happiness is gained by moving from discomfort to comfort or meaning. Many people struggle to find meaning in today's hellscape of a planet, but if you can that is what will bring you joy. Perhaps by pursuing that meaning you will become significant. Who knows. That's for you to find out

>> No.17232665

>>17232372
greatness doesn't have to about being admired or adored, ambition is not narcissistic

>> No.17233781
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17233781

SHOW ME THE HAPPY PEOPLE —WHERE IS IT?

>> No.17233808

>>17233781
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIwZWMu2R0&ab_channel=PetShopBoys

>> No.17234846

Both are worse, as the Slovenian Meme Man says.

>> No.17234999

>>17232253
Not with a weighted barrel like that unless it's chambered in something stupid like .500S&W.

>> No.17235017

>>17231641
Happy and insignificant. Most significant people are mediocrities, plebs being unable to appreciate true greatness.

>> No.17235084

>>17231935
FALSE. THE WORD HAPPINESS DESCRIBES AN ACTUAL FEELING. IT WAS NOT INVENTED TO DESCRIBE AN IMAGINARY FEELING, AS ANY FEELING THAT CAN BE IMAGINED IS REAL. AS A RULE, NAMEFAGS AND TRIPFAGS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO TYPE IN ALL CAPS, ARE WRONG.

ALSO

*COSMOS

>> No.17235089

>>17233781
Is the caps lock key on your keyboard broken or something?

>> No.17235589
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17235589

>>17231641
The latter.

>>17231935
NO.
>>17231986
NO.

>> No.17235621 [DELETED] 

>>17231986
>>17235017
oh shit trip fight!

>> No.17235660

>>17231641
I can't even imagine what it feel like to be content with life
Better to be great if I'll be unhappy anyways

>> No.17235673

>>17231641
How can one be happy and not great by their own estimation? The greatest greatness is the ability to endure existence while retaining yourself.

>> No.17235712

>>17231986
based

>> No.17237064 [DELETED] 

b

>> No.17237075

>>17235017
>Most significant people are mediocrities
what the hell does this mean? it's a direct contradiction to itself

>> No.17237091

>>17235673
>How can one be happy and not great by their own estimation?
Easily? A person can be happy and aware of the fact that he'll never effect more than his small circle of existence.

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>>17233781
>>17231986
>>17231935

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