A six pack of soda and an entire bag of chips will give you both pleasure and pain.
Not to mention 5 hours in front of the tv …
There’s an old Indian legend about a court jester (sort of – he was considered to be a very wise teacher too) was asked by the king what the greatest pleasure was.
He brought the king to his house, fed him a stupendous feast, with lot of drinks and then offered him a bed to sleep it off. An hour or so later, the king wanted to relieve his bladder. He found himself to be locked in the room! He called, threatened, then plead with the guy to let him out. After “a few” excruciating hours later, the door opened. The king shot out of the room, screaming threats and epithets as he made for the toilet.
On his return, a suitable time later, he ordered the jester to be arrested. Before the mandatory beheading, the king asked if the guy had any last words. He asked, “your majesty, what did you feel when you at last made it to the toilet?”
“The greatest pleasure I ever experienced!”
Junk food, I get, but I’m surprised he doesn’t turn to a digital device instead of TV.
I like Frazz more every day.
I always liked this kid. The stereotypical nerd with a slight touch of cool. Very few geeks can pull it off…
The most overrated thing in the world is sex, and the most underrated is taking a good dump. And if you don’t believe me, try going a week without either and see which one you miss the most.
There are some better things a boy can do to pass the time.
Forensic scientists spend a lot of time trying to reconstruct what happened from the fragmentary evidence that’s left over after the event. Each collection of evidence can have many possible explanations. For example, did she jump, did she fall, or was she pushed? As Frazz says, experience can help you narrow the probabilities, but no post hoc analysis will ever be perfectly reliable.
My favorite example of this is based on the irrefutable observation that the Universe exists. But why? There are 5 main hypotheses to answer the question “Where did everything come from?”:
(1) Some entity made it. (Religious people always claim it was their entity.)
(2) It’s always been there.
(3) It sprang into existence spontaneously (like electron-positron pair production writ large).
(4) It’s not really there; we’re all living in The Matrix.
(5) The question is meaningless, like “What’s north of the North Pole?”
There isn’t enuf evidence available to seriously support any of these hypotheses, so — far from concluding that we must take one of them on faith — the most reasonable position to hold as of 2019 is “nobody knows”.
Blog PostsFrazz15 hrs ·
It sure sounds like having experiences and gaining experience are the same thing. And they are, in some ways, while feeling like polar opposites in other ways. I can’t quite figure it out. But I know this: I sure wouldn’t want to be too experienced in not having experiences.
July 31, 2013