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Is life actually a lot simpler than we make it out to be?
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Are we making things harder, because of the way we perceive things?.....
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Is life actually a lot simpler than we make it out to be?
I don't really know what you mean by the question. In my view, lots of people make their lives unnecessarily complicated by buying and consuming excess amounts due to our rampant consumerist, capitalistic culture. People also procrastinate, making their lives more complicated. They also make illogical and irrational decisions which don't help to further their goals. But, is life black and white? No.

Ethically, life isn't black and white, but people can certainly be more moral or less moral than each other.
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I don't really know what you mean by the question. In my view, lots of people make their lives unnecessarily complicated by buying and consuming excess amounts due to our rampant consumerist, capitalistic culture. People also procrastinate, making their lives more complicated. They also make illogical and irrational decisions which don't help to further their goals. But, is life black and white? No.

Ethically, life isn't black and white, but people can certainly be more moral or less moral than each other.
I mean, we are constantly thinking about our problems and trying to pursuit the solution of these problems. Why don't we look at and understand the cause of these problems first.

I watched this video a while ago, that said, there are only two emotions that humans feel, they are love and fear, hence the title of the thread.

Also aren't we just wrapped up in all these problems because we are not understanding the source of them?
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Basically, yes. But it wouldn't mean anything at all without the grey areas.
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Basically, yes. But it wouldn't mean anything at all without the grey areas.
Yeah well, kids don't seem to have any grey areas, and they seem to get on just fine.
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Yeah well, kids don't seem to have any grey areas, and they seem to get on just fine.
Kids have loads of grey areas, and they're generally really bad at handling them. In my opinion the main grey area in life is emotions and kids are full of them.
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Well, biologically I guess so. You live, reproduce, die.

It's because we have developed morals and etc that means it isn't black and white.

And bloody emotions.
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Kids have loads of grey areas, and they're generally really bad at handling them. In my opinion the main grey area in life is emotions and kids are full of them.
Yes, but, their emotions are in the moment, then it passes where as adults can suppress and hold on to their emotions which isn't good of course.
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No it's extremely complex, don't you do biology OP?
I'm not talking on a cellular level, and for the most part all that stuff happens to you involuntarily anyway. I'm talking, mostly on a psychological level.
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Well, biologically I guess so. You live, reproduce, die.

It's because we have developed morals and etc that means it isn't black and white.

And bloody emotions.
What more of a moral do you need other than to be good?
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Yes, but, their emotions are in the moment, then it passes where as adults can suppress and hold on to their emotions which isn't good of course.
Not true. A deep emotion doesn't just disappear in a child because he saw a packet of sweets that distracted him, it might temporarily go away but once he's sat down eating the sweets it'll hit him like a brick wall again.
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What more of a moral do you need other than to be good?
What is 'good' though- 'good' is a human construct
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Not true. A deep emotion doesn't just disappear in a child because he saw a packet of sweets that distracted him, it might temporarily go away but once he's sat down eating the sweets it'll hit him like a brick wall again.
We are not talking about deep traumatic emotions here, what we are talking about is, which we have slightly drifted off topic is, because we don't deal with the source of our problems we have so much, which causes people to think life is so complicated, unlike how children think.
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I was being facetious of course. Do you mean in a determinist sense?
Oh haha, well I'm not too familiar with determinism, especially as this is the first time I have heard of it, so kind of no (until I understand about it more).
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We are not talking about deep traumatic emotions here, what we are talking about is, which we have slightly drifted off topic is, because we don't deal with the source of our problems we have so much, which causes people to think life is so complicated, unlike how children think.
I agree that we don't deal with the sources of our problems as much as we should do, and that if we did life would be a lot less complicated. But, what I don't agree with is comparing an adults life to a childs. Children do think life is complicated, sometimes even more so than an adult because they simply don't understand why a certain matter is a problem, but they know it is one, let alone finding the source of it and trying to fix it. Get back on topic now
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What is 'good' though- 'good' is a human construct
Good as in GOOD. We both and so does everyone else, know what it means .
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I agree that we don't deal with the sources of our problems as much as we should do, and that if we did life would be a lot less complicated. But, what I don't agree with is comparing an adults life to a childs. Children do think life is complicated, sometimes even more so than an adult because they simply don't understand why a certain matter is a problem, but they know it is one, let alone finding the source of it and trying to fix it. Get back on topic now
I'm using the child as an example of when people have few problems if at all.
When I say children, I speaking about kids of 5 years of age or younger.

Thats why we have adults, to teach/guide the young on how to understand themselves, but, again we are going off the beaten track.
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No, life is gold and white
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I'm using the child as an example of when people have few problems if at all.
When I say children, I speaking about kids of 5 years of age or younger.

Thats why we have adults, to teach/guide the young on how to understand themselves, but, again we are going off the beaten track.
I think you're talking about babies, even a toddler can have problems, they just don't understand them therefore life is complicated for them, even more so than it is for an adult.
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