PDQ Mobile wrote:
Cugel wrote:* Avoid debt unless it's limited, controlled and well within your foreseeable means.
* Never gamble. Even a raffle is mentally dangerous to one's acceptance of reality.
* Consumerism is unavoidable but consuming slowly will only make you mad slowly.
* Don't regard driving (or cycling) as a competition unless it really is one (policed by commissars or marshals).
* Eschew the climbing of greasy poles of every kind, especially those needing you to dislodge the other climbers.
* Don't accept who you are if your reputation is "that nutter". Change for the better is possible.
* Become really good at things. Competance is a mental medicine. Incompetance is a symptom of impending mental disintegration.
* Avoid potted ideologies of every kind in favour of agile pragmatism.
Also avoid saving, as lack of interest or negative interest will make you mad.
Save in the Mutual as your dosh is used for proper purposes. Interest at high rates is for bludsucking parasite greedyfolk.
PDQ Mobile wrote:And yet a small flutter that pays off can be surprisingly lifting.
Ha ha - already the unreality has a grip o' yer wishfuls.
PDQ Mobile wrote:Consume moderately and go mad just after you die.
This is impossible as there is no you after you're a dedder to go mad. Mind, your lenders might be hopping and cursing.
PDQ Mobile wrote:Always regard driving and cycling as competitive- winning is so much fun and requires so much skill!
Losing often happens, as in losing a leg, arm, both or your mentals, as the other car minces your parts.
PDQ Mobile wrote:Rock climbing and alpine mountaineering, while rather dangerous are quite character building and can be beneficial to
Agreed. The greasy pole has none of those virtues, especially when a better pole-climber stands on your face.
PDQ Mobile wrote:"That nutter" is a little hard, but "genuine characters are becoming few and far between" (as I was recently assured!) before being given a kindly bit of assistance. So there may be some advantages?
There is a spectrum from "lovable eccentric" to "raving swivel-eyed violent would-be ethno-cleansing nutter". I was referring to the latter.
PDQ Mobile wrote:Competence is laudable but in very short supply nationally IMV; the alternative is:-
"Busy doin' nothin', workin' the whole day through, trying to find lots of things not to do", can be surprisingly pleasant in the right surroundings. Not at all bad for mental health.
Troo, troo - lily of the field and all that. On the other hand, to be busy doing nothing in a successful fashion requires it's own set of competances, including an imaginative range of excuses and their convincing delivery.
PDQ Mobile wrote:With the potted ideologies bit I agree. Though belief in something helps some people, I think that's a given.
Depends on the belief. I refer you to the above-mentioned raving swivel-eyed violent would-be ethno-cleansing nutter.
Cugel, not mad, with several certificates from various Doctors of Loon to prove it!