Monday, April 27, 2009

What is a vicious circle?

When a bad thing leads to another bad thing and so on so forth until it leads to the original bad thing which leads to another bad thing...

Therefore when you have a sadistic side punishing your masochistic side, it's just about as vicious as it can get.


SoPPy~! said...

"Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop."

One of my favourite quotes off GA

vulnerable toes said...

masochism to a sadist or sadism to a masochist can't be considered "bad" nor "vicious"?

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soppy: I don't watch GA. But if somebody says that and mean it, I think it's quite a worrying thing.

VT: It is precisely because relative to each side, they are "virtuous", hence they can go on and on. The key is that good or bad, it's all relative.
It's something like a rational choice may not necessarily be the efficient choice.