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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Humor for the BIP
« on: January 27, 2007, 09:57:46 pm »

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: SBOTD: Lost in Stagnation
« on: January 03, 2007, 03:45:20 pm »
Because:

-I would much rather spend every hour of my life every day doing something that brought me joy, rather than sacrificing 40 hours a week to do work that means very little to me personally.

That's 40 hours a week if you're lucky.  Most people put in hours and hours of "overtime" just to keep food on the table.  Just so they can put enough gas in their truck to go back and do it again tomorrow.

Personally, I like my job most of the time.  I get to define my own schedule, and I'm doing things that I like to do.  But still, there's that "well, that's what THIS me likes to do, but my actual self... couldn't really care less."

But really, I think one thing that's severely lacking in Western society is some relative of 'empty nest syndrome.'  There's this (ridiculous) sense that everything is fine in this part of the world, and there really is no more history left to be made.  It's a lie, of course, but it plays well into the complacency we're supposed to have.


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: SBOTD: Lost in Stagnation
« on: January 03, 2007, 03:30:59 pm »
because:

- in order to survive (in our culture, 'survival' adds up to a lot more than eating and sleeping), you have to make money.  to make money, you have to have a job.

- the job is the central aspect of life.  it is the single most time-consuming activity (for most people).  the fact that you spend so much time doing it necessitates that you adjust to the belief that it actually IS important.

- reconciling the "pursuit of happiness" with the "security of survival" has always been a big factor in human life.  what one wants as opposed to what one needs and what one is expected to contribute to society, is a central theme in almost every genre of every form of expression we have.

but i really like your writing. i need to make one... but i can't seem to get it flowing :/

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Bring and Brag / Re: Nature vs Nurture
« on: January 03, 2007, 05:12:25 am »
vote 1 for n0bs.


(this forum has nice n0bs)

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