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There is also overthinking things, Alice. Sometimes the pleasures in life should just be taken at face value. Never look a gift horse in the mouth so to speak. I've always been of the 'I don't know if it's art, but I know what I like' school in all things. And I've found that being much more zen about it all has made me much happier all around. Control, afterall, is an illusion. Lock a cask spigot? They'll just punch a hole in the tank. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. May as well enjoy the ride as best you can while it lasts because it doesn't last long.

And that aside, why are you always sick? Probably the lack of meat. ;)


Maybe it's one of those "You had to be there" moments:

"Aristotle was like the Eisenhower of these (Plato..etc) philosophers."

Alice, I'm pretty well versed on U.S. History, and with a quick look through my old college books, I could probably get reacquainted with the main philosophers.

But, so help me, I have no clue what Abe was going for with this quote. Feel free to enlighten me.

Brigitte Armenier

How can wine be "by nature tragic" when "Hades and Dionysus are the same" --Heraclitus--?

And when it comes to Essence (Aristotle) or Existence (Jewish thinkers), the answer is St. Thomas Aquinas for whom "Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine."

As for a big tragic sorrow, go see Rabelais.

Linus Hollis

Viruses, except for mosquito [why aren't they extinct?] bites, are obsolete for humans: because something in Elderberry juice prevents viral infection of mucous membranes, but raises the immune system, use this protocol: eye drops [1 ml juice in 1 litre of eyewash (or add to contact lens solution) twice daily AND gargle twice daily with 1 ml of the juice. Vegan. Juice available without alcohol. Because the immune system is unchanged in 150 volunteers after 2 years +, this is safe for children, immune irregulars & during pregnancy. Be healthy! How do we protect vines? Working on it.

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