Your Relationship Insights: The Bipolar Question of the Week

John McManamy Health Guide October 05, 2013
  • This is a quick post on relationships ...   Okay, so today I was in the supermarket check-out line. “Don’t take too much money off of me,” I joked to the cashier. But when you run out of five flavors of tea bags at the same time, you know you are going to get hit hard.   T...

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  • Anonymous
    Margaret
    Oct. 06, 2013

    We know when our mood is about to shift. Warn the other person. Ask them to love you through it.

  • Cathryne
    Oct. 05, 2013

    The only "relationship" that I have is with a work "friend". R.  She's great and we agree on everything except the importance of people in the entertaiment field.  She idoloizes them (hasn't gotten over Heath Legers death yet, I swear)I don't care one way or another.  I don't have a TV and don't go to movies.   I just read Candide for...

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    The only "relationship" that I have is with a work "friend". R.  She's great and we agree on everything except the importance of people in the entertaiment field.  She idoloizes them (hasn't gotten over Heath Legers death yet, I swear)I don't care one way or another.  I don't have a TV and don't go to movies.   I just read Candide for the fourth time.   But, we both have Pinterest boards and so I send "pins"  to her pinterest board on celebrities just to show her I am paying attention.  Makes me sort of nuts to do it but I do it never the less.  

    • John McManamy
      Health Guide
      Oct. 05, 2013

      Hey, Catheryne. Funny you should mention Candide. You probably saw my earlier post today. I don't have a TV, either, so now I have more time for the important things in life.  

    • Cathryne
      Oct. 05, 2013

      I did see it.  I had never ever heard anyone say that they had read it.  I thougt I was all alone.  But, my internet connection went down on Thursday morning and always find Voltaire worthwhile so I reread it.  And I was able to finally tune in today and found you referencing it.  And your reference to that study-I had heard the outcome...

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      I did see it.  I had never ever heard anyone say that they had read it.  I thougt I was all alone.  But, my internet connection went down on Thursday morning and always find Voltaire worthwhile so I reread it.  And I was able to finally tune in today and found you referencing it.  And your reference to that study-I had heard the outcome of that study a while back and kind of watched my own decisions during mania, verses depression and yes, my decisions during depression were much more reality based. At the very least I learned to not make decisions while manic, and I learned that when I think I can do something that I have never actually tried before, I am more than likely manic  So that study, plus of course, Pangloss, have been quite helpful.  

       

      Do you know that Voltaire rejected Alexander Pope's positivism (Essay on Man) and also rejected going into law along with his father and brother. I just thought it interesting considering your references.  Smile Ah, yes, Voltaire. 

    • John McManamy
      Health Guide
      Oct. 09, 2013

      Hey, Catheryne. I've read Candide twice, but I'm long overdue for a re-read. Last year, I downloaded the Bernstein musical, so maybe that counts as a re-read. I had to look up the A Pope-Voltaire connection. So Voltaire was not just going after Leibnitz. Ah, makes sense. You mentioned the Pope Iliad translation in another comment, I think. The Iliad is one...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hey, Catheryne. I've read Candide twice, but I'm long overdue for a re-read. Last year, I downloaded the Bernstein musical, so maybe that counts as a re-read. I had to look up the A Pope-Voltaire connection. So Voltaire was not just going after Leibnitz. Ah, makes sense. You mentioned the Pope Iliad translation in another comment, I think. The Iliad is one of my favorite works. Last year, I went online and skimmed Pope's translation. Off the top of my head - it's a huge challenge to convey the pure mad raw emotion of Achilles in heroic couplets, and my first impression was it can't be done. Of course, my quick skim supported my prejudice. But then I found this highly favborable NY Times piece:

       

      http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/01/books/on-reading-pope-s-homer.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

       

      So now I need to undo my prejudice and give Pope the consideration he deserves.

       

      Back to Voltaire: I loved Zadig even better than Candide. :))