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Post by docrwm on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 9:11 pm

How many watches does it take to achieve happiness scratch

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Post by porschefan on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 9:24 pm

Happiness can't be achieved, with one or many... happiness comes from within, from the happiness given to others.
You may become pleased, or satisfied, with an amount of material goods; but that satisfaction, too, must come from you saying to yourself, "I am pleased..."
Look at some folks around these sites, that talk about how much they want a certain piece, it's their "grail." They've always wanted it, can't stop thinking about it, jocks and movie stars are wearing it... they dump parts of their collection to get it, then keep it for less than a year to sell it for a watch they've never, ever talked about before. Seems like it didn't make them happy.

Or from a couple of guys far smarter than I:

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon
(could he have meant WISdom? Very Happy )

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln


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Post by bodypeersur on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 10:04 pm

1457
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Re: How many does it take

Post by porschefan on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 10:09 pm

bodypeersur wrote:1457

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Post by sixtysix on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 7:22 am

Hmmm....great question, I think one, then you just try to be happy over and again 1457 times!!
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Re: How many does it take

Post by docrwm on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 11:34 am

Well, I never claimed to be wise. Although I prefer Socrates defition of Wisdom to Bacons.

Wisdom is knowing that you do not know.

As for happiness........

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Re: How many does it take

Post by andrema on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:32 pm

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Post by Guest on Tue 07 Dec 2010, 10:22 am

Happiness is based on CIRCUMSTANCE...

Joy and peace are being able to be comfortable "where you are in a situation," be it good or bad...

That said, I have 10 now and not looking for any others (at the moment)...

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Post by barnbuilder on Tue 07 Dec 2010, 12:31 pm

people think that the more watches they have, the happier they will be...only to find out they are unhappy because they don't have the time to wear them all.

most watches are obtainable at anytime, you don't need it in your possession at the moment
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Re: How many does it take

Post by docrwm on Tue 07 Dec 2010, 9:43 pm

So, Dress Watch, Beater, and Casual watch are the essentials? Perhaps a speciality watch too if one dives or needs a chrono?

Max "essential" kit - 4 or 5 watches?

If you had to go to that # which would fill each category for you?

Dress - Bulova Gold 23 Jewel
Beater - Seiko 009
Casual - Mido Multifort Pulsemeter
Speciality - Sinn UTC (I do need a chrono at work)

But that leaves me in a dillema - which watch do I need to dive without a hard suit to depths below 200m? Hmmmm........ :?:

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Post by porschefan on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 7:47 pm

It's not about what you have, but what you enjoy.

Since happiness is different things to different people, it makes it very abstract. Like trying to bottle the wind.
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Post by docrwm on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 7:53 pm

porschefan wrote:It's not about what you have, but what you enjoy.

Since happiness is different things to different people, it makes it very abstract. Like trying to bottle the wind.


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Post by porschefan on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 7:57 pm

nope
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Post by docrwm on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 8:14 pm

porschefan wrote:nope

Ah, just naturally inscrutable .

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Post by porschefan on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 2:02 am

Just as long as you're not leading a life of quiet desperation.
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Post by andrema on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 10:29 am

One of my roomates in college tried to bottle wind...it wasn't pretty!
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Post by porschefan on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 10:42 am

andrema wrote:One of my roomates in college tried to bottle wind...it wasn't pretty!

...especially if there was an open flame nearby...
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Post by andrema on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:48 am

Well...lets just say that there was beer involved and the town wouldn't accept the bottle as a recyclable afterwards...
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