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 A question...   
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, September 28 2004 @ 02:41 AM PDT
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LifeWhere does one draw the line between infatuation and an abject fear of bodily harm?



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  • Depends which side you're on.
    Authored by: Dan4th on Tuesday, September 28 2004 @ 09:24 AM PDT
    If you are the one infatuated with someone, you'll probably draw that line
    somewhere around several days after the restraining order is enforced. For
    the third time. Sometime in that holding cell, you gotta think to yourself:
    "Gee, maybe this isnt working out."

    If you are the object of infatuation, I'd worry if the infatuated person 'just
    happened to stop by, being in the neighborhood" two days in a row, or three
    times in one week.
    Re: Depends which side you're on.
    Authored by: matt on Tuesday, September 28 2004 @ 04:53 PM PDT
    You're not thinking nearly masochistic enough.

    Think of the infatuated one as the one in fear of bodily harm.

    To use a metaphor, does a person tame a lion, run screaming from a lion or become a lion?
    Re: Depends which side you're on.
    Authored by: Dan4th on Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 12:27 PM PDT
    ah. What do you do when you're a moth, and the light is so damn attractive.
    hrm....

    Learn to enjoy the smell of scorching wings?
    A question of intent.
    Authored by: Dan4th on Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 12:39 PM PDT
    On deeper thought (and with the clarification given) I need to know whether we're talking person and lion or moth and flame. If the person who really wants to chill with the big cats gets gnawed on, well, mostly you blame the person, but the cat has some responsibility in it, too. If the moth gets charred, it's really only the moths fault.

    Is the object of infatuation going to by its very nature be harmful or is it that the object of infatuation has a lowered harm-trigger threshold?

    If that makes any sense.... I guess I'm just trying to do a cost-benefit analysis.

    A question of intent.
    Authored by: matt on Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 02:27 PM PDT
    I think the moth/flame metaphor is too binary.

    It's really a matter of solving for $beast where:
    $beast >= ferret
    and $beast <= dragon

    . o O ( "...crunchy and good with ketchup." )