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Being content versus being happy
08-05-2018, 04:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-05-2018, 04:22 PM by Mindy.)
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Being content versus being happy
Eric Sloane has said that being content is not the same as being happy, and this is echoed by other notable persons in history.

In ttotc, on one page, it mentions that if F’s goal had been to be content, he’s been successful. Then on a page very close by, happiness is the pot in the game of life.

The Oxford English Dictionary:

HAPPINESS Good fortune or luck in life or in a particular affair; success; prosperity. The state of pleasurable content of mind, which results from success or the attainment of what is considered good.

CONTENTMENT Having one’s desire bound by what one has (though that may be less than one could have wished); not disturbed by the desire of anything more, or of anything different; satisfied so as not to repine.

An interesting psychological perspective:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychol...tent%3famp

So, it’s interesting to me that happiness was the pot in the poker game, but contentment is what F claims to have attained. And makes me wonder why he used the two words as he did, and why he would hide the tc knowing that the majority of people would have the mindset that if they could just find that treasure, they would be happy.

People with money know that money doesn’t buy happiness or contentment. F surely knows this.

When I first parsed the poem and did research on the word meanings according to their parts of speech, I found some interesting things that maybe provide a glimmer of what you’ll find if you happen to find the tc.

I don’t think brave means “courageous,” but “mad.” Like REALLY mad. And I don’t think “the cold” means temperature.

I’m not very good at explaining exactly what I’m thinking sometimes, and this is one of those times.

Buddha said:

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

And:

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. —Bernard Williams

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.' —Dalai Lama


Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man's idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.—Charles Spurgeon

Contentment is the only real wealth. —Alfred Nobel


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08-05-2018, 04:49 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
Brave means a few things by definition, one of them being a steep and abrupt grade in terrain. Cold also means a few things by definition, a color such as a light grey, is an example. Many definitions are used at the same time that seem to weave the poems words together in relation to physical references. All answers to the poem are found in the definition of each word. The poem explains itself, otherwise it would make no since to put in unneeded words.
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08-05-2018, 04:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-05-2018, 04:56 PM by Mindy.)
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Being content versus being happy
I believe the contentment versus happiness is also why F said he was badly scared when he dreamed of looking for treasure.

“I dreamed the other night that I had been reincarnated as Captain Kidd and went to Gardiner’s Island LOOKING FOR THE TREASURE. It scared me so badly I was jarred awake and don’t remember whether I found it or not.”

IMO, the “it” that scared him so badly was that he went looking for treasure, when he was already content.


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(08-05-2018, 04:49 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Brave means a few things by definition, one of them being a steep and abrupt grade in terrain. Cold also means a few things by definition, a color such as a light grey, is an example. Many definitions are used at the same time that seem to weave the poems words together in relation to physical references. All answers to the poem are found in the definition of each word. The poem explains itself, otherwise it would make no since to put in unneeded words.

Could be, but I am confident there is some bending of words to make them fit according to his imagination. Some twisting word-play.


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08-05-2018, 10:44 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
(08-05-2018, 04:49 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Brave means a few things by definition, one of them being a steep and abrupt grade in terrain. Cold also means a few things by definition, a color such as a light grey, is an example. Many definitions are used at the same time that seem to weave the poems words together in relation to physical references. All answers to the poem are found in the definition of each word. The poem explains itself, otherwise it would make no since to put in unneeded words.

I've found where bold means something like steep terrain but not brave. Can you confirm you intended brave in that sentence?
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08-23-2018, 02:43 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
Lol! Looks like F is reading and misquoting me! Smile
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08-23-2018, 02:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-23-2018, 03:02 PM by TheLastCrusade.)
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RE: Being content versus being happy
I just read your portion about happiness and content.

All the definitions you used for both words are correct.
By this, I mean they are all used at the same time. This is how I believe the poem is decoded. It's simple.

"They may look like simple words.."-F

(08-05-2018, 10:44 PM)antigroove Wrote:
(08-05-2018, 04:49 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Brave means a few things by definition, one of them being a steep and abrupt grade in terrain. Cold also means a few things by definition, a color such as a light grey, is an example. Many definitions are used at the same time that seem to weave the poems words together in relation to physical references. All answers to the poem are found in the definition of each word. The poem explains itself, otherwise it would make no since to put in unneeded words.

I've found where bold means something like steep terrain but not brave. Can you confirm you intended brave in that sentence?

Yes I will provide you with the link to the dictionary I used for my solve. This is the only dictionary I like to use.

In my solve adj.1-6 are all used at the same time to corelate with the previous and next words. Describes action, location, direction, and conjunction.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Bold

Like I said, nearly all definitions are used at the same time.
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08-23-2018, 04:18 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
(08-23-2018, 02:48 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: I just read your portion about happiness and content.

All the definitions you used for both words are correct.
By this, I mean they are all used at the same time. This is how I believe the poem is decoded. It's simple.

"They may look like simple words.."-F

(08-05-2018, 10:44 PM)antigroove Wrote:
(08-05-2018, 04:49 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Brave means a few things by definition, one of them being a steep and abrupt grade in terrain. Cold also means a few things by definition, a color such as a light grey, is an example. Many definitions are used at the same time that seem to weave the poems words together in relation to physical references. All answers to the poem are found in the definition of each word. The poem explains itself, otherwise it would make no since to put in unneeded words.

I've found where bold means something like steep terrain but not brave. Can you confirm you intended brave in that sentence?

Yes I will provide you with the link to the dictionary I used for my solve. This is the only dictionary I like to use.

In my solve adj.1-6 are all used at the same time to corelate with the previous and next words. Describes action, location, direction, and conjunction.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Bold

Like I said, nearly all definitions are used at the same time.

Your link is goes to Bold not brave.
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08-23-2018, 04:37 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
Bold and brave are synonymous.
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08-23-2018, 04:45 PM,
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RE: Being content versus being happy
(08-23-2018, 04:37 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Bold and brave are synonymous.

The synonym relation is not transitive.
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08-23-2018, 04:53 PM,
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Being content versus being happy
(08-23-2018, 04:37 PM)TheLastCrusade Wrote: Bold and brave are synonymous.


I don’t think they’re synonymous in the poem.


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