Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Question:

How can we take things, specially ourselves, less seriously?
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Moorch:
"The key is a strong believe in something beyond yourself, whatever you call it, so that in times of stress, anger, and desperation you keep your calm and be confident that things will turn around."
Aftab banoo:
I ask myself the same thing over and over again! If you will ever find answer, please let me know!
Daisy:
"This is my approach (sort of, I mean I try...):
1- if you review the events that happened in the past, you can acknowledge that they were not as important and serious as you thought. This will be true for the stuff that are happening now. So don't waste too much energy.
2- Be fearless... or fear less. Everything will be fine.
3- Being too serious is not very pleasant trait because it bring something in you that is not very appealing to anyone. So why you want to be this way. "

Nava:
First of all, I somehow figured this question the other way round, something more like "How on earth can we take ourselves less seriously when it must be more seriously?" But apparently you really meant what you wrote, not with any sarcasm.
Second, in my opinion "things" should be definitely separated from "ourselves". Since not necessarily "taking seriously" happens simultaneously "more" or "less" for these two. In fact in many cases those who take themselves more seriously, take things less seriously...
Generally speaking, everyone should have some type of "sorting and categorizing" for things, and "evaluating" for self. This way, every issue will be taken only seriously enough. Specifically answering your question, sometimes it's enough to believe that the world was not build around one person, and things happen because they happen.
So you see? We are back to our old discussion on "thinking too much" and "just doing it"!
Anonymous:
"By taking tiny things in everyday life more seriously."

7 comments:

  1. I ask myself the same thing over and over again! If you will ever find answer, please let me know!

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  2. This is my approach (sort of, I mean I try...):
    1- if you review the events that happened in the past, you can acknowledge that they were not as important and serious as you thought. This will be true for the stuff that are happening now. So don't waste too much energy.
    2- Be fearless... or fear less. Everything will be fine.
    3- Being too serious is not very pleasant trait because it bring something in you that is not very appealing to anyone. So why you want to be this way.

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  3. G.S. jaan, I am compiling answers.

    Daisy jaan, thanks for your answer, I will add answers to the post.

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  4. First of all, I somehow figured this question the other way round, something more like "How on earth can we take ourselves less seriously when it must be more seriously?" But apparently you really meant what you wrote, not with any sarcasm.

    Second, in my opinion "things" should be definitely seperated from "ourselves". Since not necessarily "taking seriously" happens simultaneously "more" or "less" for these two. In fact in many cases those who take themselves more seriously, take things less seriously...

    Generally speaking, everyone should have some type of "sorting and categorizing" for things, and "evaluating" for self. This way, every issue will be taken only seriously enough. Specifically answering your question, sometimes it's enough to believe that the world was not build around one person, and things happen because they happen.
    So you see? We are back to our old discussion on "thinking too much" and "just doing it"!

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  5. Nava jaan,
    thanks for your response. The question is intentionally vague so that everyone can develop her/his interpretation ... I add your response to the post.

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  6. By taking tiny things in everyday life more seriously.

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  7. Thanks Anonymous, I add your response too.

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