Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Post by poptart » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:15 am

I was watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Larry David sitcom, recently and it occurred to me that it is really about a man who is driven entirely by ego. Of course this is what gives rise to the funny situations he ends up in, but his obsessive worrying about insignificant details is very familiar because these are the thoughts the ego keeps generating in everyone's mind all the time.

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Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Post by kiki » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:36 pm

Good observation, and a very funny show.
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Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Post by GiveUpTheGhost » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:06 pm

Great show, it also demonstrates how absurdly complex human relations are in the mind-identified state. To paraphrase Eckhart "most human interactions are an exchange between four entirely conceptual entities: who you think you are, who you think the other person is, who the other person thinks they are and who the other person thinks you are."

This gives rise to the countless 'rules' that must be followed to facilitate smooth social interactions and avoid causing offense, when someone can't wrap their head around this insanely complex rulebook they are labelled aspergers or autistic, or they become a comedy writer :lol:
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Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Post by smiileyjen101 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:03 pm

I don't think that's here yet, but does anyone see the irony?
Conscious being/doing = acceptance, enjoyment, enthusiasm.

Is it the 'curb your enthusiasm' - is the enthusiasm in this light?
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