Posted by SLS on November 24, 2006, at 1:56:21
In reply to Re: It's Treatable. No, it's not., posted by linkadge on November 23, 2006, at 20:02:08
> Happiness is just a evolutionary adaptation to try and get the organism to do what is deemed to be best.
Or, perhaps it is just meant to be a long-term distraction.
> It is impossable to achieve lasting happiness.
Speaking for yourself, of course.
> It is an illusion that you can,
It is evident that others do achieve lasting happiness. This is what I see, anyway. Why look away?
> The brain is so fundimentally flawed. It is wired with feedback loops on its feedback loops, it knows every trick in the book, it is always one step ahead, it cannot be outsmarted.
Perhaps the key is not to try to outsmart it, but to force it to run the right program it already has the software for.
> The only guarente in life is that whatever gives you happiness will eventually fade away.
Not such a guarantee, I don't think. This is probably a function of choice. Of course, it helps to know what choices there are.
> Happiness is only to "keep you going" just as an orgasm is to get you to procreate.
So, then, you do see that happiness can persist.
> Apparently, it is not in an ones best interest to remain happy.
Of course it is. People who are happy live longer and better.
> I am not going to sit here and try to convince you that any drug will ever make you happy because I don't believe it is possable.
Perhaps this is not the right role to place a drug in. A drug does not create happiness, people do. However, a drug can facilitate one's brain to resume functioning in such a way as to allow for the creation of happiness.
There are incorrigibly happy people in this world. This, I can guarantee you. You ought to look into self-actualization. It's pretty cool.