“Love dies of indigestion, but never starvation” ~Ninon De L’enclos
Water after a long trek feels heavenly; A return of fair weather makes people happier after a season of either extreme or chaotic weather. The following discusses how pleasure and pain are two sides of the same coin, and that when pleasure comes least and last, it yields the best results.
* Sado-Masochism isn’t a fetish, it’s life.
* Make-up sex is some of the best sex; when things get boring, women instigate little arguments to stir up the dust that has settled.
* Men on the other hand leave women as quick as that woman had sex with him.
* Men routinely play video games for hours that provide constant rejection and varied resistances just to obtain a handful of victories. The more difficult the game, the more proud the victory. The more plentiful the tasks, the more invested the gamer.
* Women chase, drool, and get pregnant by men who are exciting and dangerous, and often no good for them long-term. This doesn’t stop them, of course, for the high-level of suffering also increases the level of pleasure (fear and lust are indistinguishable in women); Stockholm Syndrome is a phenomenon exclusive to women.
* Runner’s High ; Survivor’s Guilt ; Altruism; all are components of human’s masochistic nature. You won’t hear of a person brag about the things they successfully did as often as you will hear them harp on their defeats and problems….as if they enjoyed the pain!
* To be successful with anyone in a long and arduous manner, you must either provide pleasure that soothes an active or harbored pain, or, you must simulate a pain that isn’t currently felt so that you can also provide the relief.
* As a child, my father told me of the Chinese strategy “The Give Before The Take” (The same strategy employed in The Trojan Horse). He spied his next door neighbor getting fumigated for termites. The same exterminator was seen the month before by another neighbor, near the infestation site, but in street clothes. Another example is how you can go into a mechanic for a $100 tune up and come out needing new brakes. Thank heavens he caught it before you went out on the road and hurt yourself.
* Without pain, pleasure is anti-climatic. Imagine playing Tag! or Hide & Seek and no one runs or hides! The sadistic nature of people is sweeter to them after you have offended them and they are afforded the opportunity to get revenge (one of the sweetest stings nature can provide). Psychopaths use this tactic. It’s called trauma bonding. If you show the other person they have an equal affect on you, that their arrows hit you too, it’s no longer an abusive relationship, but a passionate relationship.
In closing, know that pain is pleasure and we all like a good fight. Fight fair and your opponent will enjoy the sparring. But if you are too powerful to fight with, they will enjoy your demise more than they will enjoy the volley of slurs and blows.