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Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Geoff-Allen, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Can you answer this question which simply popped into my head while doing some yoga this morning ...

    No prizes for the best answer I am afraid. You might get a like or two for your answer and that is always good for your ego!

    What is the question?

    No. That is NOT the actual question ... here it is -

    "Why does the word enjoyment exist?"

    Feel free to post any response your cotton-pickin mind can come up with!

    Enjoy your day!

    :)
     
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  2. Sunstone

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    The word originated as a euphemism for the study of epistemology. I'm quite sure of it. Had to be.
     
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  3. Brian2

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    Enjoy, Joy, Enjoyment.
    Hmm.
    Joy is a noun and rejoice is the verb that goes with it.
    Enjoyment is the noun and Enjoy is the verb that goes with it.\
    1. Joy seems to be a feeling and more intense than enjoyment, which is the actual process of taking pleasure in something.
    2. It's too technical for me/
     
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    They needed an antonym for ensadment.
     
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  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Because...
     
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    Worldly enjoyment exists to make it a real challenge to ignore it, so that Spiritual Joy emerges ... remember ... "The road is narrow"
     
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    You had the word "enjoyment"?! You were lucky! We had to make do with "barely tolerable" and we were grateful for that. We could only dream of something approaching "enjoyment", that would have been sheer luxury to us.
     
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    en - a variant of the word "in" - to enter
    joy - a state of euphoric being regardless of the circumstances
    ment - a variant of mental and not menthol - not as in crazy (though you may seem to act crazy by other people) - from the derivative of "mind" a mental state.

    Thus to enter into a place of joy by the will of your mind.

    From the extended Thesaurus of KenS
     
  9. Brian2

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    Enjoyment is the state you are in, (in joy). Joy is the feeling. Rejoice is the celebrating something with joy.
    Enjoy is to experience joy.
    Are these overlapping?
     
  10. Geoff-Allen

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    Thanks 4 all the replies!

    I wasn't sure what 2 expect :)

    I was just contemplating our use of language - something other earth creatures do well without ...

    The intangibles that have to be experienced to really "know" what they mean - such as -

    Love
    Anger
    Curiosity
    Anticipation
    Compassion
    Doubt
    Faith
    Fear
    Ego
    Kindness
    Forgiveness
    Gratitude

    And many many others -

    quotes and quotations contents

    Cheers!
     
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