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    What is Fun? Is Fun always somehow illicit or at the very least naughty or irresponsible?
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    I ask because my drinking has been getting me into trouble a lot recently. Is Fun necessary? Can you live a happy and fufillied life without it?

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    Are we ever really having fun or is it a lie we tell ourselves in the aftermath? Maybe it would have been better to have a meaningful conversation?

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    how important is fun? i put more in store with satisfaction than fun. i'm not talking pipe and slippers - more like the pleasure of a well-constructed thing.

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    I think that kind of enjoyment is vital and irreplaceable but I'm wondering if fun is a pressure valve in a way that kind of enjoyment isn't and can't be.

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    See I always regard enjoyment as something disparate from fun. You can enjoy partaking in food, but its not necessarily 'fun'. Fun is the reward from the activity's performance. So you can have fun dancing at a concert but you only enjoy the music.

    They can both come from doing the 'wrong thing'. So you enjoy getting drunk from the effect, but the act of getting drunk and its ritual might be fun. Depending on the circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I think that kind of enjoyment is vital and irreplaceable but I'm wondering if fun is a pressure valve in a way that kind of enjoyment isn't and can't be.
    certainly i make do with less and less fun it can't be a good thing.

    perhaps dangerous sports is your answer

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    Can a meaningful conversation be fun, is meditation fun ? maybe it is , is being an alcoholic fun , what the fuck is fun. btw best thread ever.

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    meditation and meaningful conversation can never be fun. Enriching but never fun. I suppose I'm trying to root out whether or not fun depends on risk and transgression. And if it does, whether it is worth the risk. Every time i emerge unscathed from a big night I think I've cracked it then by next week I'm asleep in a pool of blood in a doorway somewhere or whatever.
    One thing my cousin said to me that's always stuck is you have to know when the party's over. I think that's probably the crux of it. Easier said than done of course.

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    Taking the piss out of people is fun

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    Erotic asphyxiation or breath control play is ......... fun?

    it is dangerous and transgressive

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    Over eating is fun

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    does laughing while doing the activity denote fun? or can fun be serious as in seriously good fun, the more dangerous the more fun?

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    i.e we had fun that time we drank whisky in my flat and you drew a cock on my meditation diary lol

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    The less fun I have the happier I am.

    "the rush is said to be no less powerful than cocaine, and highly addictive"

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