Flakey chicks (why I like them)  

rm_connor696 61M
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8/12/2006 9:48 am

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Flakey chicks (why I like them)

Curious minds make for curious lives.

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/13/2006 7:25 am

    Quoting PreciousOrchid:
    Well no woffel there but I hope you're in no way feline x
Curiousity hasn't killed me yet, though it has put me in a jam or two.

But the nine lives thing sounds okay. (Court is still out on the ability to lick one's naughty bits.)

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/13/2006 10:03 pm

    Quoting Pheonix_Dragon:
    I suppose that's why prime time TV is full of flakey people.
Okay, I confess: you lost me there. (I had meant that people who are curious about the world ending living unordinary lives--lives that might make others call them flakey.)

But I was probably too cryptic for my own good. Or maybe I've seen the wrong TV shows!

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/14/2006 7:34 am

    Quoting humboldthonni:
    ruminating on that.....I have been called flakey more than once in my life....I guess I can shed jabs like flakes off heavy stone.

    I once was called 'queen of the slip stream' (from the van song0 and I liked that a lot better...more appropriate
Jab? I hope you take it as a compliment!

See you in the slipstream (between the viaducts of your dreams?), your majesty.

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/14/2006 7:46 am

    Quoting rm_Ineedit560:
    Oh yes, I agree with you. I'm amazed at the number of people who are NOT curious and who live very ordinary lives yet who seem much happier than I am....are the curious condemned to live endlessly in search of an constantly unreachable dream?

    BTW, I just found your blog, and immediately marked it as a favorite. Thanks for the stimulating thoughts
Yeah--that may go some distance toward explaining alcoholism and drug addiction among smart, creative sorts.

John Stuart Mill claims that it is better to be an unhappy Socrates than a happy pig, mainly because he thinks that Socrates would not choose the pig's doltish happiness. The pig, of course, may see things differently; there is that passage in Huxley's Brave New World where the "betas" chant that they prefer to be betas because the alphas have such deep, intractable problems and weighty responsibilities.

And truly, the connection may run pretty deep. The pragmatist philosopher Charles Pierce argues that curiosity is always born of discomfort. Something bugs us, needles us, and we begin to consider how we might get to a better place. I think Pierce may be overly conservative, though. Surely sometimes curiousity is merely the free play of creativity for its own sake. At least I hope so.

Thanks for the kind words.

vegetablematters 70F
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8/16/2006 10:08 am

Just a note: It's CURIOSITY, not CURIOUSITY, folks.

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/16/2006 10:51 am

Thanks-I need to proofread this stuff, but that's usually last on my list. (Although, in baseball, at any rate, .333 isn't too shabby! )

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
8/16/2006 9:25 pm

    Quoting Pheonix_Dragon:
    To me flakey means not so bright. We all have our moments but some people make the moments. THEY ARE THE MOMENTS! That's why they're so interesting to watch. They're often curious about things (that we aren't) because they know so little about so much. It's the curious or comical results of their experiences that draws us in. (Someone who knows better isn't really that interesting.) Practically every TV sitcom is based on this. We even love to watch curious animals do stupid things. It's in our nature. Now by your definition I'm definitely flakey!
Heh. By my definition, I'm flakey, and so are most of the people who comment on my posts. But that's just fine. I use it as a phrase of approbation, not opprobrium--kinda like those people who want to rehabilitate terms like "queer" and "slut."

curiousinlorain7 60F

8/20/2006 7:44 pm

did someone use the word..'curious'...twice

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