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Old 07-22-2010, 07:29 PM
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Hello peoples..

My P.A.D went home again...
i dont know why but , today it was like i did get the P.A.D, and i really dont know what to do. Nothing really helps. I hope someone can help me
i got the song: I see you- Leona Lewis.. in my head all the time, guys, i need some help here!

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:16 PM
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I know the feeling. Do tell, though, what facet of Avatar is causing your PAD now? The way humanity is going? The longing for Pandora? The Na'vi lifestyle? Once we know, we can help.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:39 PM
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PAD means different things for different people. Please be specific with us and we can help
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:23 PM
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The cure for Pandora PAD is ironically Earth.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:16 PM
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The cure for Pandora PAD is ironically Earth.
My point exactly.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:57 AM
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PAD is generally a sign that something is missing in your life. Something that we see in Avatar - adventure, true love romance, a sense of connection to the environment, one or more of these aspects. Please tell us what's on your mind the most.

I'm reading a book on happiness. It centers on a discussion between a western psychotherapist and the Dalai Lama. The western therapist talked about how many people think that external factors - what car you have, how big your house is, what planet you live on - are ultimately what bring happiness. Of course, this western idea always ends in failure. Instead, the Dalai Lama believes internal factors are what determine how happy, or depressed, we are. I guess what I'm getting at is this Utopia is not a planet, but a state of mind. Overcoming PAD depends on how well you develop this state of mind.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:12 AM
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For me... Earth is the problem.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:39 AM
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For me... Earth is the problem.
Honestly I don't think Earth is the problem. Like I said above, external factors only account for small changes in overall happiness. It's the attitude and perspective in which we view things that ultimately determine our level of happiness.

Sure, I'd do just about anything to get to Pandora, but that doesn't guarantee happiness. I think a lot of people have this preconceived notion that life on Pandora would bring unending pure happiness and excitement. At the same time - take myself for example - all I do is lie around for most of the day. Who's to say I would be any different on Pandora? There's opportunities all around me to walk through the woods, go on a bike ride or swim in a lake, but I don't. Why would I on Pandora? Why would I be that much happier on Pandora then I am now?

And the answer is I wouldn't be because Pandora is just a change in setting; It is not a change in who I am or how I view things. That's how you bring real happiness - change how you view things. Like I said, internal factors, not external.

If you don't believe me, look at Christopher Reeves. I like using him for an example. After he became paralyzed he was very depressed. However, not too long after the incident he considered himself "lucky". He changed how he viewed things, and external factors like not being able to walk didn't matter. Life was good. He was happy.

So my brothers, I recommend looking to the inside to find happiness, not the outside. I hope for the best for both of you.

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Old 07-24-2010, 02:42 PM
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I thinks it's because it's our dream to get on pandora, and in that way, it will make us happyer
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:39 PM
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I understand. It would be a dream come true. But I think that dream also includes being happy and appreciative of the world around you. The dream includes living an active and adventurous lifestyle that means something. It has a one thing worth fighting for. The dream includes being in love and having a community around you. And these are all things that we assume life on Pandora would give us and then we could therefore be happy. However, you don't need Pandora to have all of these things. Changing what planet you're on doesn't change who you are. It wouldn't make you more adventurous or appreciative or any of those aspects. It's just a change in setting. However, if you can learn not to want what you don't have, but want what you do have, then it doesn't matter what you have because you're happy either way. It's this kind of thinking that will make you a happier person, and of course end the depression.

Trust me though, I understand, its tough thinking like that. I had PAD real bad a while back. I'm curious how others feel about what I'm saying. Dreaming of Pandora and Advent are right. The cure to PAD is not wanting what you don't have but wanting what you do have, which is Earth. It's all about creating an appreciation for your own life rather than longing for another.
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Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I personally can't sit back and just accept the life I've got, a pawn within society. I need adventure, and love, and a thing worth fighting for, whether it be on Earth or Pandora. I've swallowed the proverbial red pill, I've seen something better - a life free of money and economics and social demands and all the crap that modern life brings - and it is something I must fight for. I've seen the life I need, whether it be on Earth or Pandora. I can't just swallow the blue pill now, I'd be betraying myself if I did.

And I don't think anyone is assuming that Pandora guarantees happiness, but Pandora has fewer obstacles to happiness on it than Earth. I think I'd be happier in a place that doesn't have a government or an economy or global society looming over me.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:13 AM
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I understand. It would be a dream come true. But I think that dream also includes being happy and appreciative of the world around you. The dream includes living an active and adventurous lifestyle that means something. It has a one thing worth fighting for. The dream includes being in love and having a community around you.
Sounds like one thing that could help many of us here is such a community of people for each person. Not necessarily here on the internet, but IRL. A fulfilling community of people that each person can actually meet and do things with. I once read a quote from someone saying something like "We are each other's Pandora" - that's what's needed.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:17 AM
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A Na'vi commune on Earth?

I kinda like it.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:28 AM
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I'd definitely check out such a place

Though since people have been affected by Avatar in different ways, I'm sure there's more examples of possible communities that a person could join with respect to his/her desires. One person might want to join a commune, another may want to join an environmental advocacy organization... I guess the point would be to figure out what's missing from your life, then find the people that could fill in that hole for you, and your new friendships would fill it!
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:38 AM
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That sounds fine, i will look at it :i

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