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    The Monopoly on Happiness

    How many of you have heard this from your mother? "No man is an island. In order to be happy you need to find yourself a good women." Or maybe instead you may have heard this from a skirt chaser "Wow this place is a sausage fest. Where are all the chicks at?" implying that you can't have a good time where no women are present. We are conditioned to think like this from an early age. No male protagonist in a Disney movie is without the source of his happiness and the purpose for his heroism. Can you guess what I'm eluding to? It's the Disney princesses, the Damsel in distress, Helen of Troy, etc. The Damsel in distress is the source of the protagonist's happiness and the reason he chooses the hard, honorable, character defining, path rather than the easy one. Beforehand the protagonists may be portrayed as useless, mislead, and/or unhappy. Think Disney's Aladdin before he got his 3 wishes (his last wish being the ultimate source of happiness *sarcasm*) he was a "street rat". Basically he lived day to day struggling to survive as a thief and a criminal. Think Snow White and the Seven Dwaves. The previously grumpy dwarf nicknamed "Grumpy", had magically become happy after the beautiful young princess, Snow White came into their home.

    So in the story of Snow White and Seven Dwarves, the dwarves were competing so earnestly for the love and affection of Ms. White. She was the source of all things "happy". Without her, was a wretched existence without purpose, working day in, day out mining rocks out of a cave. Some men even think that happiness comes from getting laid as much as possible. A recent post made by O.G. revealed a man who was dependent on sex as a method to achieve happiness and satisfaction. Once his bridge to sex was cut off (his youth and getting married), he talked about how depressing and lonely it was. We've been pavloved, associating one with the other. Unlike the sound of a bell, men are preconditioned to feel an automatic stimuli upon seeing a woman. When the two are conditioned together, it may create the illusion that one is inexplicably linked to the other. The unchallenged notion here is that women are the sole conduits of our happiness.

    "Wait... are you suggesting you can be happy w/o a woman in your life? You must be a virgin who lost all hope. Keep trying bro". This is the typical shaming nonsense of the norm and group think you may come across. One of my favorite songs by Guns and Roses, "Say hello to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" is another type of Pavlovian conditioning. I didn't want to bring this up as an example being that it's been one of my favorite songs during middle school. BUT if you listen carefully, you will find that the idea of paradise and pretty girls are linked together in one phrase. It's the same Pavlovian type conditioning where we associate one with the other or one leading to the other. Find the girls ==> Find your happiness and your purpose. Find the pretty girls ==> Find paradise. Risk your life and Save that girl ===> Become a Hero. Speaking of heroes, the only hero who did not have a main female love interest was the old cartoon batman. Isn't it interesting (or should I say unsurprising) when Christopher Nolan wrote "Rachel" into the script for his movies?

    I've many thoughts on this but I will end here less I ramble for eternity. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Women can bring a kind of happiness, or endorphin release, that you cannot get otherwise... however it comes with strings.

    To avoid women is to state, consciously or subconsciously, that the cost of the strings outweighs the pleasure of the female.


    When you pair this up with the fairness calculator in your head, and the reality that some men live in a no strings attached pussy party, and other can only get it by becoming something close to a slave if even that... well.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    I see your Aladdin, who lucks into a genie and gets the girl, Esmeralda. And I raise you a Quasimodo, who saves a girl, Esmeralda, and gets... a warm fuzzy feeling (and, in the book, sees her die anyway).

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    When I was young and pre adolescent, I always hated that many movies always had to add in a woman and muck up the plot. I was a fan of 50's sci-fi flicks and invariably, some dumb woman would be involved causing extra hassle for the men fighting off the giant ants, Martians or other creatures. Come on... a sci-fi movie and there had to be a damsel in distress? I never saw how the dumb broad added anything to the movie and it just got my 10 year old mind pissed off.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Theres always Galaxy Quest...

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Why happiness?

    If happiness is the goal of life, then heroin is all you need. Instant endorphin, instant pleasure.

    Life is not about happiness. It is about meaning. Meaning and purpose. Happiness is a by-product.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Meaning and happiness is intertwined.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Quote Originally Posted by Ardia View Post
    Meaning and happiness is intertwined.
    But they are still exclusive from one another.

    Self ===> Meaning and purpose ===> Happiness

    But there's also

    Self ===> Material things ===> Happiness
    Self ===> Popularity/affection/validation ===> Happiness

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Last edited by COSTPI; May 8, 2014 at 5:51 PM.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Excellent graphics COSTPI.
    Who's Chairborne? Office worker & Army Reservist, into electronic music, drummer in a jam band, table-top RPGs, bicycling, X-country skiing, biathlon & marksmanship, TV-free for 15 years.

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    thankyou

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    women are happyness as much as drugs are happyness.
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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Quote Originally Posted by COSTPI View Post
    "When questions of ideology arise, they often conceal doubts about methods and results..." -- Soviet radio operator, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
    "I live in freedom, under my own flag." - Captain Harlock

    "You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies." - The Doctor, "Remembrance of the Daleks"

    "A man creates, a parasite asks 'where's my share?'." - Andrew Ryan, Bioshock

    "If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business." - George Lucas

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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    Just a random idea-

    What if there was a MGTOW video game where boys had to play the
    fatherly role of any of the seven dwarves, before their sons were
    shit tested by snow white?
    Throw yourself at the ground and miss. -Douglas Adams.
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    Re: The Monopoly on Happiness

    @last
    Actually, that's a very good question
    Last edited by Eiji; November 22, 2016 at 9:07 PM.
    "I live in freedom, under my own flag." - Captain Harlock

    "You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies." - The Doctor, "Remembrance of the Daleks"

    "A man creates, a parasite asks 'where's my share?'." - Andrew Ryan, Bioshock

    "If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business." - George Lucas


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