"Very true, all of it.
It is, however, pretty easy for people to let themselves think they have no choice but to do the wrong thing; even when they do know right from wrong. They're almost always sorry, and right away, but then the…"
"Good question. I imagine Hitler thought he was doing the right thing, so it's not an easy thing to be objective about.
I don't hurt others intentionally. I try to be honest and fair, and kind when I can be. It really…"
"I think dueling arose as a solution to failings of the societies of the time. Certain nobles could get away with doing whatever they wanted because they either owned the law, or they came from powerful families that would crush anyone who…"
"Between 12 and 14 I had to rub a razor under my nose once a week or so to get rid of that ridiculous dark fuzz (I have dark brown hair). When I was 18 I had a workshop job so I decided not to shave for the whole summer, and grew in some very…"
"Agreed on all counts. Yes, I was giving two lines of advice; it's up to Paul how he wants to go. If he's just looking to have a few tools and learn how to use them, no point going top-shelf. If, on the other hand, he has…"
"Play it way cool. She's not going to be in a state of mind to jump right into dating if she's got this mess hanging around. A cup of coffee is still a friendly, non-threatening suggestion. Be a friend to her and maybe…"
"I used to smoke a lot of weed. I started in my teens, and really smoked a lot in my twenties. In my early thirties, I got into the line of work that has become my career, married my girlfriend, bought the house, had kids, etc. I…"
"You're over-complicating the whole thing. On a day when you can do this, on the way out the door of the class ask her if you can buy her a cup of coffee. Then apply Napoleon's maxim; "On s'engage; puis on…"
"All of the previous comments are great advice. I'd add, Don't just tell people what to do and how to do it. Show them why to what in what way. Help people understand how what they do and how they do it affects everyone…"
"I understand what you're saying. It certainly applies to right-bias as well. In general, I think that when I don't see a bias, I really need to perk up my ears and go digging. Because the bias is there; it just may be…"
"I agree with you. But I would add that I've seen the same thing in the right-wing media, and everyone has examples of omissions in the "mainstream media," which in the US is center-right with a pro-corporate bias (on a…"
""Reputable News Sources." There are a lot of contentious elements in those three words. I'm reminded of an old Soviet-era joke. Some Americans went to the Soviet Union on some kind of exchange. They were amazed…"
"And you're back to confusing empathy and pity.
My suggestion, my sincere suggestion, is to go find a dictionary. I truly don't believe that you understand the meaning of the word on which your argument hinges."
Briefly dabbled basically a form of nihilistic anarchism (was raised in a "orthodox" religious sect, and bought into some of the New Atheist criticisms of religion, feeling that religion or established mores were a means of oppression and dishonesty, particularly literal interpretations of the Bible). Didn't consider myself an "atheist" but was against "organized religion" - got disillusioned with it pretty quickly when I realized most of the New Atheist followers were far-left socialists and…See More
"It is a difficult question. I always ask myself where should a man live. I left my hometown 9 years ago, and I moved to the capital. It was a big change in my life, I started the uniersity, but after I got my ba degree I stayed. I always loved my…"
"Rick, I agree about not wanting your pants too loose. I usually wear pants that a belt isn't even required to keep them up, I just wear a belt for more style. I'd use it as a weapon because the buckle is hard metal and the…"
Figured I'd start the discussion off. Any thoughts on his life?His dominant place in history as a conservative? as a Supreme Court Justice?Sen Cruz filibuster to stop any nomination?Should the rest of the R's stop any nomination until the election?See More
Hi there, I'm struggling to make up my mind regarding a job offer which if accepted would be life changing for me, and would appreciate others' input, as I've been unable to reach a decision despite thinking about it all weekend.My current situation is that I live and work in London, England managing peoples' investments. I struggled for several years to find a firm where I could grow a client base, which is what I have been able to do at the present firm. So I am very grateful to have a job…See More