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    Quote Originally Posted by disTant_eCHo View Post
    FUCK BOOTS!
    OH YOU FUCKIN SON OF A FUCKIN HEAVY THUMBED MOTHER FUCKING FUCK-TARD! :steam:

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    THAT'S IT! I'M GOING BATTLEMAGE ON YOU!!

    YOUR TIME IS UP, GUNSLINGER!!!
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    ... if you don't know who Neil Peart is, then you're probably going to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disTant_eCHo View Post
    THAT'S IT! I'M GOING BATTLEMAGE ON YOU!!

    YOUR TIME IS UP, GUNSLINGER!!!
    BRING IT ON!:steam:

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    This article may help.
    I may be bested in battle, but I shall never be defeated.

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    I've actually read in some place online that shoes aren't strictly necessary, if you take good care of your feet (cleaning them everyday, using lotion, etc). They also mention a lot of health benefits of going barefoot.

    I personally have been known to go barefoot at home, sometimes even in other people's homes if I'm comfortable enough around them. I definitely wouldn't say that it's more comfortable to wear shoes, because it really isn't. What I like about them is the way they look... there are certain clothes (mainly formal) that bare feet just don't "go with." You know what I mean?

    I would not be afraid to walk around indoors in a typical building without shoes in casual situations, if it weren't for the stigma of going barefoot. I admit I've occasionally wished that it was normal for people to remove their shoes indoors like it is in Japan. It makes sense to me to wear them outside, but not inside.

    I own about 7-9 pairs of shoes for different types of occasions, but not several (there are only 4 I wear regularly, though, so I forget the exact number). I have lighter canvas shoes that I wear in fall and spring, heavier tennis shoes I wear in winter, and flip-flops I wear in the summer. I also have a pair of formal shoes for special occasions, and iron-toed boots in case I'm going somewhere dangerous (my father is a contractor and occasionally brings me out to a job site). That's five types, and I have more than one pair of a few.

    Remember, it's easy for you to give up on following social norms, because you're an INTP. In addition to not needing external validation at all, you probably weren't that well-liked to start with, and didn't succeed all that well at ingratiating yourself anyway. So you're not personally giving up much to defenestrate social norms. Some of us would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disTant_eCHo View Post
    Right, that's my argument. I'm not asking that anybody stop wearing shoes. My argument is that in order to function in a society like the one we live in, I'm forced to wear shoes. Well I could probably get a job as one of those people that walk on coal at the casinos but that's really not what I want to do with my life.
    What do you want to do with your life. Will it not allow you to wear "sneakers"?

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    All hail the glorious abandonment of shoes!

    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I've actually read in some place online that shoes aren't strictly necessary, if you take good care of your feet (cleaning them everyday, using lotion, etc). They also mention a lot of health benefits of going barefoot.

    I personally have been known to go barefoot at home, sometimes even in other people's homes if I'm comfortable enough around them. I definitely wouldn't say that it's more comfortable to wear shoes, because it really isn't. What I like about them is the way they look... there are certain clothes (mainly formal) that bare feet just don't "go with." You know what I mean?

    I would not be afraid to walk around indoors in a typical building without shoes in casual situations, if it weren't for the stigma of going barefoot. I admit I've occasionally wished that it was normal for people to remove their shoes indoors like it is in Japan. It makes sense to me to wear them outside, but not inside.

    I own about 7-9 pairs of shoes for different types of occasions, but not several (there are only 4 I wear regularly, though, so I forget the exact number). I have lighter canvas shoes that I wear in fall and spring, heavier tennis shoes I wear in winter, and flip-flops I wear in the summer. I also have a pair of formal shoes for special occasions, and iron-toed boots in case I'm going somewhere dangerous (my father is a contractor and occasionally brings me out to a job site). That's five types, and I have more than one pair of a few.

    Remember, it's easy for you to give up on following social norms, because you're an INTP. In addition to not needing external validation at all, you probably weren't that well-liked to start with, and didn't succeed all that well at ingratiating yourself anyway. So you're not personally giving up much to defenestrate social norms. Some of us would be.
    In all seriousness and rationality, I can understand why shoes are really required to function within a modern society. I just wish there was some kind of an outlet for those of us that live by the 'fuck shoes' way of life. Japan has the right idea, but they need to apply it more, socially.

    I can also see the funtion of wearing steel-toed boots in a construction environment, I used to be a pipe inspector and had to wear them myself, but was never in a situation where my steel-toed boots came in handy. But just because I wasn't in that situation doesn't mean that other people haven't been, so I can see why they're needed.. I just don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    What do you want to do with your life. Will it not allow you to wear "sneakers"?
    To my shame, my ultimate aspiration in life will require me to wear shoes. This is most unfortunate.
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    ... if you don't know who Neil Peart is, then you're probably going to hell.

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    two words: flip-flops!!!

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