"To me, the situation is also relevant. Part of what you (should) learn as you grow up, which, it seems to me, is decreasingly appreciated in our culture these days, is that different situations have different standards of behavior.
When I get…"
"I think that there's some truth to the essay, but I think that overthinking ways to reform that aspect of things can exacerbate that very problem. Trying to contrive artificial ways to get people to bond is exactly the kind of thing that…"
"I see the change as less an elevation of political issues and more a lowering of traditional religious ones. If you look back to "the old days" when churches, to a large extent, were the communities in which people lived, communities…"
"I have a handgun and a concealed carry permit. I don't ordinarily carry a gun. I've never been in a situation where I would have used it if I had had it, and the odds of such a situation arising are, for me, usually…"
"I'm in more or less the same situation with a friend. My approach was to tell him exactly what I thought, once. That time, while being as polite as possible, I bluntly told him exactly what I thought. And I'm not going to…"
"It's hard for people to grasp that marriage ages, child bearing patterns, etc., have been in constant flux. People think that we wait a long time to get married now... Who knows what they would think if they were dropped into England in…"
"You might be looking for a deeper response than this, but do you have a car? If so, offer to give him rides places, even if it's just to hand out with his friends. On the way home, ask him if he wants to get ice cream, or a…"
"I wouldn't count this as any sort of mandatory Christian belief, but I believe that the state should be a small and limited part of a more robust society. I think that those Christians who are on my side in this need to reassert our…"
"I like Christie as governor of New Jersey. I'd probably like him as governor of my state, too. But, I don't think that he's the savior of the GOP. Christie's not as conservative as I am, but he's in…"
"I see the push for gay marriage as part of a broader push to mandate stupidity. No one actually thinks that the union of a man and a woman and the union of two people of the same sex are the same. They don't function the same way,…"
"I'm certainly not vegan, but I have done my homework. And, recently, I've added sprouts to my diet.
Alfalfa sprouts are ridiculously easy and quick to grow, and contain up to 35% protein. Quinoa contains all 8 basic…"
"Georgia. the new South Carolina.
IMHO, this will go nowhere. While Article V presents several mechanisms for modifying the Constitution, it also makes it a formidable challenge to do so without the changes originating in Congress.…"
In plain english, you earn respect by earning it. Prove yourself. Be knowledgeable, talented, or whatever is required. Do it. It's an issue of action, not necessarily one of planning.
If you just want…"
"I've never gone vegan, but conventional wisdom is you keep up the protein with beans.
I'll leave that alone, since that's all I have to say. I will say a few things that my wife and I do during Lent (vegetarian but not vegan):…"
"Without being flippant, which is more important to you, lifting or your faith?
If you aren't taking in enough calories to support the physical work load, you will get weak.
Should no vegans write in, you may wish to check out a Seventh Day…"
"I'll give you the same response as I've received because I posted a very similar discussion.
No need to draw things out if you've spoken to this girl before more than just ordering tickets or popcorn from her. Get to the point and ask…"