There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year oldís life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
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So your solution is "become a sociopath?"
To extend your biological metaphor... have you ever heard of these animals called "elephants" ? They're a somewhat rare species restricted to parts of Africa, India, and public zoos, so you might not have encountered one before. Anyway, these fuckers are big. They're bigger than any other extant land animal. They're like organic tanks. They have teeth that are, I kid you not, like a meter long. Why on earth do you need teeth that big? Even T-Rex only had teeth about 8" long, and it ate dinosaurs.
So what do elephants eat? What prey has it evolved to take down? Grass. 50% grass, plus assorted other veggies, and fruit when they can get it.
But that's ridiculous! you say. How can that much meat go around just eating grass? Why hasn't a naturally superior predator come around and eaten them all millennia ago? Survival of the fittest, right?
Well, yes, but "fittest" doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. "Fittest" doesn't mean "lean mean killing machine." It means "fittest." And elephants are smart - they stick together. They know there is no land animal (besides an armed human) on earth that can kill an adult without getting very, very lucky, and none that can take on a group of elephants (humans usually aren't dumb enough to try, but sometimes they are desperate.) When lions show up, gazelles scatter, but elephants form a phalanx, young in the middle, warriors on the outside. An elephant could kill any other extant land animal - but they don't have to (except people. Indian elephants make an exception for people and raid villages periodically.)
The solution is not to become the perfect predator. When a predator runs out of prey, it dies. When it gets slow, it dies. Predators are cowards - they go after the easy prey because they know if a prey fights back and injures it, it won't be able to catch the next one.
The solution is to find a group that will stand behind you, while you stand behind them in return. Or, if you can't or don't want to, become so big that nothing can hurt you if you don't wish it. Become so flexible that you can roll with any blow.
Jesus fucking christ, you ruined it for everyone!
Know what's one thing I love about this place? If I put Fuck You as an option to a poll, the majority of people will take it. I'm not being sarcastic. It's funny as hell.
I don't think he was saying that abortion should be outlawed. In fact, I know he wasn't.
Spoken like a true man who never intends his GF to read this site. Or who has a GF with an unprecedented sense of humour. My money is on #1
In unrelated news, I once peed in my own mouth when I was five.I swear I've seen that video of you.
not practiced at showing sympathy
Just vomit your emotions into the keyboard. It doesn't have to be coherent.
When I do that, it tries to be funny. I'm guessing that would be bad right now.