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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymbirleigh View Post
    I can't understand why some people insist on stirring up drama....
    Neither can I, but I think it has to do with this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    I don't understand people who have an entirely "black-and-white" view of the world (and I mean legitimately unaware of the "shades of gray"). There's almost always a middle ground.
    For a long time, I had thought the same way, but I've since discovered that the simplicity of perception is as often to be found in oneself as it is in the other.

    People have different contexts. Usually, from what I've seen, people do have well-developed and shaded and colored views of the world, but oftentimes see different colors, so to speak. You only see the black and the white of their metaphorical art, and miss the shades ultraviolet and infrared that are totally outside your experience. Upon switching contexts one can see that the ultraviolet and infrared are oftentimes not only adequate for handling the shades of gray, but are in fact far more apt than one's own frame of reference that limits things to mere shades of gray.

    It's entirely possible to have two very smart, very open-minded people accuse each other of black-and-white thinking, if their contexts are different enough. Artists might see math as drab and limited and boring, as compared to the wide world of unrestricted imagination they paint on canvas. Yet the mathematician uses an unrestricted pallet of different kinds of numbers to creatively paint on a canvas of logic, all the while perhaps seeing the artist's world as drab and boring and pretentious.

    In general, there is no "ultimate context" to which we may practically subscribe in order to be "really openminded" and thus confidently say others have lesser contexts that engage in black and white thinking.



    My apologies to the OP if this diverges too far off topic (I kind of went into meta-topic mode). I think it's a brilliant idea for a thread, and I'm glad you made it.

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    1. Anime. Shit makes no sense!
    2. More than two cats. One is enough, three is a mental health issue.
    3. CSI. Why do they carry guns???
    4. Ballet flats. You look stupid.
    5. Billowy blouses. You look pregnant.
    6. Ed Hardy. You look retarded.
    7. Joining a frat. High school is over, get used to it.
    8. American Idol. Karaoke contests to choose our musicians???
    9. Linkin Park.
    10. Church services longer than an hour. Jesus already suffered for this dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    1. More than two cats. One is enough, three is a mental health issue.
    2. CSI. Why do they carry guns???
    3. Billowy blouses. You look pregnant.
    4. American Idol. Karaoke contests to choose our musicians???
    5. Linkin Park.
    6. Church services longer than an hour. Jesus already suffered for this dude.
    The necessary omissions were made.

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    Cliche but the more I learn, the less I understand. For full understanding, it includes not just the conceptual whole but also the underlying detail that populates the infrastructure. Even the most simple things like "what is a rock", once you drill down into it, there's no definitive answer. Strangely frustrating from the perspective of Te/Se but also good mental exercise I suppose, but I like, but it drives me nuts at the same time. What, where, when, why, how, if. Sheer loopiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    1. Linkin Park.
    why?
    "...Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?"
    Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
    "At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland"
    "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting"

    - The City Of Bones

    Here is my blog where I post my thoughts and feelings. Please have a go and comment if you like.

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    Just read Saint Kat's post in Analyze avatars thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Kat View Post
    Synapse, English is my third language and I have ADD, you know. Those long sentences killed me.


    I dont understand how can some language be to anyone Third language??!

    If you have 2 first languages, then foreign should be still your second language!

    it sounds like it's harder to speak third lang than it's second, that's not true, so....... it just sounds braggy to say that something is ur third lang

    :P

    maybe i am missing something

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    1. Anime. Shit makes no sense!
    And martyrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Linkin Park.
    Quote Originally Posted by Einnas View Post
    why?
    That's what I keep asking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    That's what I keep asking!
    oh yeah. forgot what thread it was.
    "...Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?"
    Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
    "At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland"
    "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting"

    - The City Of Bones

    Here is my blog where I post my thoughts and feelings. Please have a go and comment if you like.

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