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  •  In what way, Timaeus? n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  Soul and spirit and body. (1+ / 0-)
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      In that order.

      I respect your question very much, but I just can't give you a proper answer right now.

      But it's out there!

      I did try my best to point in the right direction with my first two sentences.

      A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.--Bertrand Russell

      by Timaeus on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:02:33 PM PST

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      •  Personally, I agree; soul, spirit and a good mind (1+ / 0-)
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        are more important to me than the physical package they're wrapped up in. But not everyone feels that way and it's not necessarily a conscious choice -- just the reaction they have to a less than perfect body, especially the ones who are fitness freaks/perfectionists. That's the first thing they see.

        Shallow, sure. But I value honesty too; I'd prefer they tell the truth from the beginning. And heaven knows, I wouldn't want to be involved with a perfectionist anyhow!

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