This happened some time ago... but I still think is worth telling.Saturday 8:04 some years agoI was going to attend to class, a guy I will call Mr random asked me for the hour, so I pulled up the…Continue
"Alpha and beta ARE CHOICES! We can change if we desire. Betas tend to be the victims, alphas deal with there problems head on. Betas don't change often because it is
2. May cause pain or the contemplation causes fear or a perceived…"
"Sounds like a bunch of betamale mangina "Mens' rights movement" types trying to philosophize an end-run around their inability to compete or perform. The kind of gutless wonders' who wax poetic about how it's a…"
"I seldom carry cash and my wallet is a piece of crap lately. The most valuable thing would be my stamped card at the sandwich shop I frequent, working toward my next free sammich.
I would have let him have it and gotten the hell out of there. I have…"
"Uh...I think we have different definitions of mugged. Mugged usually means having someone force you to give up your wallet, such as threatening you with a weapon, striking you etc.
Or maybe you meant "mugged," as you…"
"Most of the guys that I knew who mugged a lot of people did it regularly enough to be very good at it. They cracked skulls like chefs crack eggs. They knew how to take people out quick and violently. Pick your fights with care."
"I'm not sure the silence meant nobody cared. I wouldn't know what to say after hearing someone I knew was robbed! (In casual conversation, I'd express sympathy and ask details. But this was in class.)"
"Mr. Random would never had seen my phone or wallet. But if we fastforward to the wallet bit. I'd just give it to him. Maybe your story sounds heroic to others but I just think its stupid. What if he had a knife or friends? Is your life worth…"
"Sounds more akin to a purse snatching than a mugging. "mugging" implies you either took an ass whippin' or came very near it. This poof just snatched your wallet out of your hands and tried to run for it.
Aint everyone cut…"
"Some time before that my brother got voilently robbed and so my mother. So i said to myself "When it happens to me, I'll fight back"
In other occasions I've played the game "I'm not worth your time" by showing them…"
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More
"Sorry, but I think the whole discussion lost reason long ago. I am just not sure at what point. I abandoned political parties after I read what George Washington prophesied abut them. Every bit of it has come true. I despise…"