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Dec 31, 2014, 11:40p - Poetry

is the pain
of emotion.

Both persist
to effect
their removal.

They are then
as suicidal states,
their appearance
their very destruction.

But what
if relief
is not found.
Does the mind
recognize its masochism,
and terminate the interminable?
Or is it insulated
from the effects
of its motivating

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rosa - Feb 12, 2015, 10:13a
so, i'm not sure that they are unique ... there's a sense in which all motivations/goals/desires are like that. a desire is satisfied when you no longer have it; once a goal is achieved it's no longer relevant.

this guy (teaches at MIT) argues that we need some interminable goals in order to feel like life has meaning/is worth living:;idno=3521354.0014.031

nikhil - Feb 14, 2015, 6:13p
I think you are right. If I think about another emotion, anger, it seems like it exists also to cause its extingushment. I act angry so that others might behave differently, so that I will stop feeling angry at them. Perhaps all negative emotions have this self-destructive drive? Positive emotions, like satisfaction, should motivate the prolonging of their existence, e.g. if I am satisfied, i should keep doing whatever i did to make myself feel satisfied so that i can feel satisfied longer.

So maybe negative emotions should motivate their self-destructive, while postive emotions should motivate their prolonging?

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