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Started by phantlers on Nov 1, 2020 4:57:44 PM
What's the point?

Well?

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phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 16:57:51 (#1 of 90)

-10 points if you thought this was started by one of JtT's manchildren in residence.

+20 points if you count me in that number.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 16:58:55 (#2 of 90)

And -30 points to the first person to copy and paste either Desiderata or If.

solomongursky - 01 Nov 2020 16:59:46 (#3 of 90)

What is point?

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machiavelli - 01 Nov 2020 17:00:30 (#5 of 90)

Is that all there is?

browserbutton - 01 Nov 2020 17:02:13 (#6 of 90)

I often miss the point. But I'm always grateful for a tip.

TauCeti - 01 Nov 2020 17:03:28 (#7 of 90)

More to the point, it's pointless.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:06:41 (#8 of 90)

Yes thank you Wibble, just looking for others' musings on what meaning they have found in their (later) lives.

We make mistakes and hopefully learn therefrom but sometimes we might look back and think our first impressions of things were quite accurate.

CarlosFandango - 01 Nov 2020 17:07:27 (#9 of 90)

The point is the sharp end.

Sharp end aka the business end, or for some gloomsters, the coal face.

Assuming you think straining muscle and sinew hewing coal while covered in grime and breathing in unspeakable filth in cramped and dangerous condition is not actually a picnic, of course.

So the point is definitely not a picnic.

I think that covers it.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:08:34 (#10 of 90)

I Iike that.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:10:28 (#11 of 90)

This is either going to die on its backside or there are some essays being typed.

TauCeti - 01 Nov 2020 17:10:32 (#12 of 90)

Ah! that's the point! Nothing to worry about but yes I also on occasion ask myself what's the point; am still looking for it but weirdly can't focus on only one point, somehow.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:11:24 (#13 of 90)

Perhaps you should visit an optician?

TauCeti - 01 Nov 2020 17:12:38 (#14 of 90)

Maybe I will need trifocals.... mmmh... actually I no longer ask myself what is the point as there is no point in asking self pointless questions.

kvelertak - 01 Nov 2020 17:14:04 (#15 of 90)

The point is to defy despair.

bossab2 - 01 Nov 2020 17:14:49 (#16 of 90)

There isnt one.

You live.

You die.

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:14:58 (#17 of 90)

Excellence @ #15

TauCeti - 01 Nov 2020 17:14:59 (#18 of 90)

Indeed; a good point;

phantlers - 01 Nov 2020 17:19:21 (#19 of 90)

Even a vacuous life as described by bossab can have a point, that being the very pursuit of meaning or purpose. Maybe futile, but it's at least a point.

browserbutton - 01 Nov 2020 17:20:26 (#20 of 90)

When I have a good point, I don't always reveal it. Sometimes I prefer to sit on it.

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