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What you can not get is called the “desire” ? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-1-1 22:48:34 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Fayewang90 at 2014-1-5 21:20


Fantasies have to be unrealistic, because the moment, the second, that you get what you seek, you don't, you can't want it anymore. In order to continue to exist; desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It's not the "it" that you want, it's the fantasy of "it". So desire supports crazy fantasies. This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness. Or why we say the hunt is sweeter than the kill or be careful what you wish for, not because you'll get it, but because you're doomed not to want it once you do. So the lesson of Lacan is "Living by your wants will never make you happy". What it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you've attained in terms of your desires, but those small moments of integrity and passion, rationality, even self sacrifice. Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valuing the lives of others.

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Post time 2014-1-1 22:50:09 |Display all floors

Happiness is a difficult problem. Desire is the guide tower on the sea of life. When desire drives us to work hard for it, it once promised us like this: you can be happy if you can get the promotion, fame or her love. Although we are always stuck due to the real world, we at least believe that we are heading for the right way and there is really such a paradise which we just miss it. But the lesson of Lacan tell us that we are wrong, even in the direction: The achievement of desire is the ending of happiness. And you would never happy if you can get whatever you want. Does the truth go like this?

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Post time 2014-1-1 22:53:11 |Display all floors
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Lacan just get a part of the truth. The guidance of the desire light tower is not always right, as well as the guidance of reason as we are not designed for happiness. We always believe that the achievement of the desire would lead to the forever happiness before we achieve it, so we would try our best to get it. But the desire won’t have his word giving us the stable happiness. Usually we would get used to it, get tired of it and then find a new change. Human is a animal fickle in our affection. So we never have much feelings on what we own, no matter poor or rich, but be sensitive about the change.

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Post time 2014-1-1 22:54:18 |Display all floors
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So how to deal with it? The answers given by Buddhism is to realize the illusion of desire and then control our desire. But for us, the common and mortal people, desire is not our enemy, but our weather friends. We need to have the drive, funs and directions provided by them and also remember to avoid their wrong guidance. When addicted in a certain thing, you can find the reason why you want to get it and imagine the situation after the fresh fades. If possible, you can try to have it before your decision which maybe a good way to avoid being misguided by the desire.

  

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Post time 2014-1-2 13:48:54 |Display all floors
Nice pictures
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2014-1-2 13:50:23 |Display all floors
F111 Post time: 2014-1-2 13:48
Nice pictures

Thank you, and the content?

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Post time 2014-1-2 13:51:48 |Display all floors
Fayewang90 Post time: 2014-1-2 13:50
Thank you, and the content?

Your pictures always make me happy
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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