How to overcome love of debate?

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Re: How to overcome love of debate?

Postby Fede » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:46 pm

PeterB wrote:Well I suppose I did ask...I wish i hadnt now...

:console:

It's much like 'serious' actresses (Like Dame Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave, Dame Helen Mirren) calling themselves 'Actors' because it gives them added gravitas and makes people take them seriously. Any old gal can be an 'actress'...it takes presence, and attitude to be an 'actoooor'.
And no, I don't want a debate about it, just adding a PoV to Wizard's long and excellent explanation. :)

Is your question now about 'overcoming debate'?
Or are we still on the original point of overcoming love of debate?

Because similarly, many people misquote the Bible and say "Money is the Root of all Evil" when in actual fact, it's "The LOVE of Money is the root of all evil"

So are you now wishing to avoid debate altogether, or to overcome this attachment to debate?
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.... :tongue:

(I think we need to clarify before we find ourselves having a play-mud-wrestle....! :jumping: )
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: How to overcome love of debate?

Postby PeterB » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:49 pm

A mud wrestle ? :smile:
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Re: How to overcome love of debate?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:55 pm

Fede wrote:So are you now wishing to avoid debate altogether, or to overcome this attachment to debate?
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.... :tongue:

(I think we need to clarify before we find ourselves having a play-mud-wrestle....! :jumping: )


Apologies, Overcoming the idea of debate as an attachment. I want to overcome this attachment.
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Re: How to overcome love of debate?

Postby villkorkarma » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:50 pm

if you are at the level of debate you must continue to debat if your concentration gets stronger with time that i think it will you will come out of the joy of debatt and the low state you reach sometimes your tops and downs will get smaller becourse your lifeimpulses will take finish eventually.
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Re: How to overcome love of debate?

Postby Fede » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:01 pm

PeterB wrote:A mud wrestle ? :smile:


Oh dear, there goes his blood pressure..... :rolleye:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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