Edit to my question: What do you think is the most compelling argument for why pain and evil exist?
The most compelling argument I’ve heard for the existence of pain and evil is when I was listening to Alan Watts in which he discusses the concept of Yin and Yang - basically that opposites “go together” in that they are polar components of the same thing, and are not mutually exclusive.
Another argument regarding physical pain is that it is useful and necessary for survival. We wouldn’t know something was wrong without pain.
Please share your thoughts.
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Up until then, I could deal with OCD and manage to live a relatively normal life. I've had OCD for over a decade now.
But not anymore. In early march 2020, at about 7pm a cockroach flew into my bedroom from the window. I panicked and killed it. After that, I spent the next 10 hours mopping the floor and cleaning every single object in my room and adjacent rooms. I only finished and crashed in my bed to sleep after the sun had risen.
Then a week later it happened again. I was still mentally exhausted from the first incident. Same thing all over. My mind went haywire. After that, I never ever left the windows open after 6 again. NEVER. After months of complete paranoia, I started calming down and behaving more normally.
Then it happened once again last december, new year's eve. I won't go into detail but it was very painful.
Since then I've become obsessed about protecting myself and my house from cockroaches, I threw away important documents from work because I thought the roach ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
I must say that over my life I have dealt wit some pretty heavy things. When you say there is pretty much nothing you can do to make an over-thinker fall out of love with you, I agree, however I have experienced three things that would. My first fiancee slapped me in the face, and I knew that that wasn't where I was meant to be. The second time as with my first wife when I found her in bed with a guy who's name is also Joe. That made me think a lot about myself and what I could have done to make things better, or make her happier. In reality the only think that can make another happy is you being happy with yourself, and at that time in my life I hated myself for putting myself in many of the situations that I was in. Thusly, I was not able to give her the happiness that she lacked. The third time was when my second wife told me there was no reason for her to stay when my disability got dropped. Love, pain, and heartbreak can manifest in very different ways, and I feel in a sense that... keep reading on reddit ➡
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