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Old 19 May 2019, 04:27 AM   #1
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Let's get Philosophical

Dear forum members,

I thought, given the state of frustration, annoyance, anger and possible blood lust exhibited by many forum members regarding the Rolex Shortage, that it may be therapeutic, educational and fun for the membership to get philosophical about it.

Please share with us, from what great philosopher, from Plato to Mom and any and all in between, do you draw wisdom from when confronted with a situation where you can't immediately, or maybe ever, get what you want?

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Old 19 May 2019, 04:32 AM   #2
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My solution: Go Zen.

We have no control over the supply situation at Rolex. We must recognize this simple fact. What we can do is make choices. Delaying the instant gratification we crave is difficult, but it is within our power. Easy? Oh, hell no! I'm a pretty patient guy, but when I lock in on something I fixate. The only way I can get over this is to do research, expand my knowledge, and ensure the object on which I'm fixating is truly the object I want. Often this investigation leads me to broaden my horizon and find alternatives to that elusive thing for which I'm Jonesing.
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Old 19 May 2019, 04:37 AM   #3
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Though you can wind up a watch, don’t get wound up by a watch.
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Old 19 May 2019, 04:51 AM   #4
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My solution: Go Zen.

We have no control over the supply situation at Rolex. We must recognize this simple fact. What we can do is make choices. Delaying the instant gratification we crave is difficult, but it is within our power. Easy? Oh, hell no! I'm a pretty patient guy, but when I lock in on something I fixate. The only way I can get over this is to do research, expand my knowledge, and ensure the object on which I'm fixating is truly the object I want. Often this investigation leads me to broaden my horizon and find alternatives to that elusive thing for which I'm Jonesing.
Very thoughtful, thanks for sharing
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Old 19 May 2019, 04:53 AM   #5
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Though you can wind up a watch, don’t get wound up by a watch.
Amazing, a watch specific credo, very impressive.
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I'm not frustrated with the shortage but with the demand
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Old 19 May 2019, 04:55 AM   #7
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:00 AM   #8
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A classic and as true as the day it was spoken.
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:02 AM   #9
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Greed, i.e. hoarding and pursuit of material possessions, is a Deadly Sin !

That should keep you from lusting for those Daytonas and Sky-Dwellers
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:39 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=Largoshark;9648214]If you can't join em, beat em [/QUOTE

Interesting strategy, I will try to stay on your good side
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:44 AM   #12
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Mick and Keith sum it up best for me . . . .

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Mick and Keith sum it up best for me . . . .

Spot on, Brew. Sums up life completely.
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:51 AM   #15
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Mick and Keith sum it up best for me . . . .

Thank you so much, I really enjoyed that. "Unique and exceptional" they are.
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E Tan E Epi Tas


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Queen Gorgo, told to King Leonidas as he went to fight the Persians August, 480 BCE
This is next level hardcore.
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Old 19 May 2019, 07:29 AM   #20
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I'm very optimistic about my pessimism.
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Old 19 May 2019, 07:50 AM   #21
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I'm very optimistic about my pessimism.
Interesting outlook, thanks for sharing
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Que será, será......Whatever will be, will be..

Doris Day was a lovely soul, may she Rest In Peace
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Doris Day was a lovely soul, may she Rest In Peace
As is often the case, people are enthralled with spectacle as in this case, but the lyrics were dreamed up and written down and put to music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Perhaps they should get the credit.

The saying itself has been around for centuries.
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Old 19 May 2019, 08:04 AM   #24
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Probably almost everyone on this forum owns a Rolex.

How many do you need. 1, 2, 10, 100, all of them?

I'm content with my 1.

I don't really care what Rolex is up to.
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I'm not frustrated with the shortage but with the demand


I like this. Kind of turns it on it’s head.


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As is often the case, people are enthralled with spectacle as in this case, but the lyrics were dreamed up and written down and put to music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Perhaps they should get the credit.

The saying itself has been around for centuries.
Yes, you are correct.

I mentioned Doris Day because she passed away five days ago and took the opportunity to remember her.
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I like this. Kind of turns it on it’s head.


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Member since 2011 and only 25 posts, I feel a sense of accomplishment that I started a thread that got your fingers tapping.
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Yes, you are correct.

I mentioned Doris Day because she passed away five days ago and took the opportunity to remember her.
I know I get it.

But sometimes I wonder if people get so childlike over movies that they forget that the actors are just acting out what is written by writers and directed by a director.

I see it all the time with macho John Wayne nonsense and others who seem to think that these actors actually wrote this stuff instead of some nerdy little guy and his typewriter working in a dark room churning out page after page of gems for actors to parrot to "all those wonderful people out there in the dark".
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Member since 2011 and only 25 posts, I feel a sense of accomplishment that I started a thread that got your fingers tapping.
And on May 24th weekend (Victoria Day Weekend). Must be crappy 'philosophical' weather today in your neck of the woods in Canada?
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It’s just a watch, chill.

Not a life saving organ.
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