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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Yes, yes, so this proverb can be mined for meaning if you strip away all of the literal elements that make it unique from any of the other funny little bits of "wisdom" we always hear. "Protect the ones you love" and such. Why do it, though?
    That's how proverbs work. "Many hands make light work" doesn't mean that you go and hire an octopus (they don't have hands anyway) and "Too many cooks spoil the broth" doesn't mean 'get out of my kitchen!'

    Conventional wisdom is not to be taken too literally. Otherwise we'd be in deep shit when a masochist who loves pain hears the phrase "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    That's how proverbs work. "Many hands make light work" doesn't mean that you go and hire an octopus (they don't have hands anyway) and "Too many cooks spoil the broth" doesn't mean 'get out of my kitchen!'

    Conventional wisdom is not to be taken too literally. Otherwise we'd be in deep shit when a masochist who loves pain hears the phrase "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you."
    And that's why they're about as useful as a asshole on your elbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    And that's why they're about as useful as a asshole on your elbow.

    I'm sure that would be good for something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    I'm sure that would be good for something.
    You're right, it'd probably be more useful than a particular proverb that fails in both the usefulness/truth and beauty categories.

    It's of equivalent value to "it is what it is."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    You're right, it'd probably be more useful than a particular proverb that fails in both the usefulness/truth and beauty categories.

    It's of equivalent value to "it is what it is."
    Wow. That's pretty cold. That's like, frickin Spartan cold, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Confucius say

    Spooning lead to forking
    Forking lead to poking
    Poking lead to pregnancy

    Therefore, bind the feet of the woman and beat her

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    That's so nice.
    "..And the eight and final rule: If this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight."
    'Men are meant to be with women. The rest is perversion and mental illness.'

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    Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    The problem is that "yin and yang" is still assuming very distinct "feminine" and "masculine" people. But there can certainly be 2 people in a relationship who are both "feminine" (of any sex) or "masculine", or people who don't really identify with either sort of "energy" (*hand raised*, barf), or people who are both "masculine" in some areas and "feminine" in other areas (or times of life, or situations, or etc).

    Once you accept that truth, then talking about "Yin person should do this and Yang person should do that" is pretty silly. Why do we need to separate people into arbitrary categories instead of saying "everyone should support, protect and inspire their partner as needed"?
    Well no we don't have to separate people into polarities, things just work best in balance. And if one person is extreme in one area, it's usually best for their partner to balance them out. Usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andante View Post
    I read your WOT. Apologism for a lot of fluffy nonsense in order to validate the gender construct.
    I hardly think it's fluffy nonsense. I'm basically saying people work best in balance. Is that concept fluffy or nonsensical? If you want to reject all nice sounding notions of human relationships, you might as well throw out half of philosophy and all of spirituality. Which maybe you want to do as an NT, but most of the population doesn't work that way. And you're not really providing any counter argumentation. Disqualifying an entire set of paragraphs with "nonsense" isn't very logical.

    Glad that way of thinking works for you. I asked for opinions and now I know how some people think. A bit sad really.

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