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    meh Array Salomé's Avatar
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    Books are more intimate though, don't you think?
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    mmm, Ne-dom you sure? i'm an Ne-dom. initially found him interesting, now he's starting to annoy/bore me.

    I really think he's Si-dom. At most, Si 2nd. But so much obsession with Si, seriously. An Ne-dom might find the topic of Si interesting for 2 seconds, but devote so many books to this without being an Si-dom......really?

    PS. I was thinking about this and... I think what ultimately annoys me about him is how I sense that the arguments he presents...well, aren't based on his experience, aren't "human", in the sense that they are raw, imperfect, but true. This is what I value as an ENFP. Instead, when I hear him talk I get the shall I explain... that he's being politically correct or even making disingenuous considerations about how he thinks the world should be.

    For instance, I was annoyed by a video I saw of him talking about how you don't need to travel to *find yourself*. Search for it if you will. It annoys me because it's like he doesn't take into consideration to the variety of different people, personalities, ways of being. And his advise is not based on his experience. So it is useless to me. It's just someone extra offering *noise* to the already existing mess.

    Another example, the video you posted: about our anxiety in achieving a social status. Yeah, it's true. But he's being disingenuous again. I read an article where he says he started the whole book writing thing because he wanted to be respected by his distant, "tyrannical" father. So now I have to watch a video of this person talking about the problems of social status in today's society? Really? Is that based on some personal experience or transformation? Don't think so. It's just politically correct. And it's crap.

    Kinda how I feel about him right now. Not an Ne-dom.

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    Exhibit A: “To one's enemies: "I hate myself more than you ever could.” ― Alain de Botton
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft

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