c'eux qui s'amusent aux chats peuvent pas maudire les giffres...

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    May 12, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    c'eux qui s'amusent aux chats peuvent pas maudire les giffres...
    (literally: those who amuse themselves with cats can't curse the claws)
    (roughly: people who play with cats shouldn't complain about being clawed)



    it's one of my favorite french idioms/proverbs/nuggets of wisdom. i used it today in one of my postings, and i started thinking about it more closely...

    so, it begs the question:

    why, when we know a situation is potentially damaging/dangerous/destructive/painful, do we persue it with fervor/relish/glee/joy and then curse in surprise and indignation when that which we knew would transpire actually does?

    what is it about familiarity/attraction/risk/adventure/danger that excuses the inexcusable? (e.g. if you know you're attracted to people who aren't good for you, why do you continue happily on down the familiar path towards drudgery, knowing the relationship is doomed, and then regret the destination you knew you were approaching the moment you started your voyage?)

    in what ways do you persue chaos (intentionally or not)? if you know you do it, will you do anything to reduce/eliminate the habit?

    i, unintentionally, persued chaos by repeatedly ignoring red flags and hoping that boyfriends would be the good people i thought they ought to be. my method for eliminating this, flawed though it might be: stop dating and focus on creating stability for myself first.

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    May 12, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    one difinition of insanity is engaging in the same behavior repeatedly expecting a different outcome.

    maybe you're crazy...

    OR maybe u likey the bad boys!!! icon_twisted.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    May 12, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    All I know is that I'm chasing after someone, holding a torch, but too afraid to get it... damn I can't ask anyone out on a date! I'm soon gonna hurt myself! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • Squarejaw

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    May 12, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    Or, as Joey from "Friends" would say after his French lesson with Phoebe:

    "Bluh, bluh bluh bluh bluh, bl-bluh, cats."