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The 100% Sober Euphoria Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Lord-Barrington, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    Here's a thread to reminisce about moments in every person's life when they feel euphoria and boundless joy without the need of narcotics (or, let's also say sex as well):

    My contributions:

    1. After finishing a college exam you studied your ass of for and think you did well on.

    2. Last day of class or last day before Winter Break (Elementary/High School)

    3. End of the last shift of the week in manual labor job.
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Oh, don't mind me, I'm just high on life.
     
  3. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    I like staying in steam rooms and saunas for a very long time. My current gym as a steam room and the complex I live in has a sauna. I use both of them frequently.

    If I drink at night and get a restful sleep, I feel very euphoric in the morning, almost like a runners high.

    That's another one too, runners high.
     
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  4. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    If you go from hot-ass sauna to cold ass shower (or pool) long enough you can come close to being straight up high. Irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness -- the whole nine!
     
  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    well, I didn't want to be serious, but yeah. Runner's high. Funny enough, when I haven't run on a scheduled run day, I'm gloooooooooooomy. Like today.

    But I will say this: there's Runner's High, then there's Long Run Contentment, and then there's Track Workout HELL YES Euphoria.
     
  6. Mandrake9072

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    There was a period of two months during the summer where I stopped taking warm showers and stuck to cold showers only. Granted, it was awful in the mornings initially but after a month I felt *great* after showering.

    If I wasn't such a pussy I would've continued doing that even during the colder months like now. Atm, I end showers with a couple seconds of cold water but that's about it.
     
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    Don't eat for 24 hours. I do that on a regular basis and by the end of a 10-12 hour work day you are high as a kite.
     
  9. phreak

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    Seeing loved ones after a period of being separated
    Catching up with old friends
    Sex with the person you love
    I'm fairly competitive so succeeding in competition gets me off (scoring a goal, owning someone at poker, forehand crush to end ping pong match, etc.)
    Adrenaline (? does this count)

    Euphoric as in being completely content and in the moment physically/mentally to the point where nothing else matters
     
  10. Master Milano

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    aawwwww :embar:
     
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    Straight edger reporting in. I don't know what the non-sober kind feels like...but still.

    - being accepted into business school
    - finding my cat after she was missing for almost a week
     
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    With my life revolving around food, I do this a lot too. Typically if I have a whole week of dinners, I'll just eat dinner and fast for 24 hours.
     
  13. tomgirl

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    Taking a hot bath on a cold night. You big man-babies should try it sometime.
     
  14. Rambo

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    Bath? What's that? I think you're going to have to post a video of yourself so we can properly learn. Dumb, neanderthal men, and all.
     
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    Body surfing
    1st 100 yards and last 100 yds of a run
    improvising (on) music(al instument) - me, it's piano, usually blues, badly, but still.

    riding motor scooter on a sunny morning - okay, lame, but same feeling of freedom as a bigger bike but less chance of stacking
     
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    +1. this is one of kwilk's favorite things to do with me.

    ++++++
    also, stopping after biking for 3, 4 hours up several mountains.
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  17. burningbright

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    Sorry but baths are gross, unless you've showered before hand and then it kind of defeats the purpose.


    Speaking of showers, one of my most euphoric moments was visiting Victoria Falls while working in Zambia and walking upon the footbridge that spans the face of the falls. This was after spending 2 months working non-stop with dying people in HIV/AIDS clinics. To go from being around so much death to abundant life was a very spiritual experience for me. Getting soaked from head to toe by the face of a waterfall nicknamed "the Smoke that Thunders" felt like being cleansed of death. I just stood there, literally laughing the whole time and I didn't even know why.

    As someone who believes in God, the time I spent in the clinics was definitely what John of the Cross would have called a dark night of the soul, but that one hour I spent at Vic Falls was very spiritually restorative.

    Anyway, enough of all that.

    Here's a video that kind of shows you what the experience is like, although this one is during the rainy season when the water level is pretty crazy:


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]





    And no, I couldn't do the Devil's Pool because I was there in July. :confused:

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/devils-pool.shtml
     
  18. Quatsch

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    Playing ball. Being with good friends, and above all playing ball with good friends.

    In particular I was back home playing 5v5 (soccer) with some of my college buddies in August on a crystal clear, 72-degree Sunday and I had the thought that I'd be perfectly content if that game could just go on forever.
     
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  19. stevent

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    Any sort of a hike/trek with a location / view you want to reach in mind. Always satisfying when you get to the summit.
     
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    I was thinking along the lines of this too...

    Top of a summit looking out in each direction.

    Outlook for a waterfall.
     
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