Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Poll

Do you think you can feel happy without knowing what is sadness first?

18 comments:

Adrian said...

Yes.

Abby said...

Yes.

carmen said...

erps. no.

Anonymous said...

no.
coz everything needs comparison.
if you've never seen anyone taller than you, only people that are shorter, you'll think that you're the tallest bla bla.

cheneille said...

that would be like guessing a mango is sweet without tasting it first. u may be right, but u'll never know exactly how it tastes like.

Merenwen said...

Babe this is totally unrelated to your post but... DON'T GO AUSSIE LEH!!! I want a good clubbing/shopping buddy!

Kidding lah. Good that you're furthering your studies. Gonna miss you though. =(

Injenue said...

there is no light without darkness, no sweetness without bitterness, no laughter without tears and no happiness without sorrow...

Adrian said...

Bullshit lah. I'm laughing at your foolishness now without tears, you cock. >:)

Jared said...

My only possible scenario of a happy life without sadness is that of a farm, where you rear your livelihood and have little or zero connection to the outside world.

In reality, i think its not possible la. There's no way you gonna experience happiness throughout. Life is a box of.. you know what.

simplicate said...

Life is like a box of condoms.

Anyway happiness and sadness are just two words to measure the magnitude of an emotion, each on the far side of the scale. You can be very happy, a little happy, or, not happy, totally not happy. Sadness and happiness are of the same entity, cannot be compared. Hence, if you know happiness you know sadness, and vice versa. As long as you possess the ability to feel the emotion, you will be able to gauge the emotion at different magnitudes. How's that for crap? (:

sandstone said...

Reckon you do feel happy even without having felt sadness before.

But happiness feels more precious, more defined, and more real, if you've felt sadness.

Jared said...
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Jared said...

"Life is like a box of condoms."

Winner!

Thanks ah. I know condoms comes in all sorts of flavours like chocolates do too. So hypothetically you're correct!

ei|een said...

yes.

but you truly appreciate happiness and the little things in life after knowing what sadness, suffering and misery is like.

thats the way my life has been. :)

Heavenly Sword said...

yes and no...

yes because most babies (i would think) are born happy, and grow up happy...until more and more terrible things start happening in their lives...

no because extreme sadness may cause one to no longer be able to feel happiness for the rest of his/her life...(e.g. a traumatic event, or a series of setback, causing him/her to be utterly disillusioned with life)

So, it's yes and no...depending on the intensity of sadness that has been felt.

YellowPony said...

Yes. The End.

Anonymous said...

hm dialectics dialectics! read william blake "the human abstract". very enlightening!

Erin said...

Well Id think that you can feel happiness, but without knowing what sadness was, you wouldnt be able to understand what you were feeling.