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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    What about 6. Sacrifing brain cells to the beer bong ?
    Whatever turns you on. Or rather...there's possibly an equivalent for everybody around. Just don't be a careless fool about it, m'kay.

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    That went just right over my head :pornstar:
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    Totally embarrass yourself. An exercise in humility is worth learning. Can't say I enjoyed it but it's a good way to reground.

    Ruffle people’s feathers. Errrr...done this uncountable times, sometimes worthwhile, other times a waste of time. Hazards of being an eNTJ, I suppose. Part of the lesson is to learn to pick your battles.

    Follow trends blindly Went through around 3 months of wanting to be a fashionista at 18. Made a number of silly buys that sat in the closet, never worn, and finally realized how idiotic it was.

    Be willing to fail—doing something you love Yes! Being willing to fail not just with something you love, combined with resilience, IMO is the secret to success (success defined as a combination of happiness and attaining your goal).

    Carelessly put yourself at risk Some of the most exciting moments of my life have been through needless risk from skiing outside of the defined areas almost going over a cliff, to being a passenger on a crotch rocket street racing at 140 mph.

    I've since matured and gotten staid but wouldn't trade those experiences for anything since they taught me to not to fear stepping outside of my comfort zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    1. Totally embarrass yourself.
    I dont see the point to this. Should this be to break a persons will ? I think there are better ways of teaching people they aint a King or Queen.

    2. Ruffle people’s feathers.
    Signed, ya that's good . It's good tho one doesnt become a yes-sayer and develops an own opinion. One shouldnt overdo it tho, present company excluded .

    3. Follow trends blindly
    Never in my life. I absolutely see no reason why this would be important. Ok tribe mentality can be comforting and maybe that's what it wants you to see, but I do not see this as mandatory for personal growth (especially not if you can only think a bit for yourself, you'ld know exactly how tribe mentality is).

    4. Be willing to fail—doing something you love
    Signed without comment.

    5. Carelessly put yourself at risk
    Absolutely no. I see 0 points to justify this and cant even make one up.

    6. Drink the beer bong
    Maybe that could go under 5. ? !
    Question: Did you actually read the anecdotes in the article I linked, or just go by the titles?

    In fact, did anyone who responded actually read the article, or did you just fill in the blanks with what you thought the author must have meant by the titles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    I don't understand number 3 though, can't click the link, so I can't see how the author justifies this as a beneficial thing.
    For "Follow Trends Blindly," the person in question basically allowed herself to follow whatever trends were popular until she finally came across the trend she realized reflected who she was... and then she stopped.

    IOW, she used it as a way to explore the world and force herself to try a variety of things, in the process of self-discovery.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Did anyone who responded actually read the article, or did you just fill in the blanks with what you thought the author must have meant by the titles?
    Read it. But following anything blindly just isn't my thing, so I put my own spin on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    Read it. But following anything blindly just isn't my thing, so I put my own spin on it.
    Okay, you get a gold star. But I am gonna spank the rest o' ya!

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    So whaddya think, Jen? Did I hit all five of these repeatedly within the first month you knew me, or what?
    Well, you totally embarrassed ME, not you...!

    But there you go, class -- Oberon is the living embodiment of this wisdom, do you want to be like him?

    Since some people responded, I'll comment on the others:

    2. Ruffle people’s feathers.
    I've been letting myself do this more and more. It's terrifying because I don't know what sort of responses I can trigger, but I see value in it -- not just in contributing, but in feeling more proud and confident in who I am as a person rather than dismissing myself needlessly.

    When I first started over on INTPc, some current members here will still recall, I was so afraid of ruffling feathers I wouldn't even use profanity directly, I would insert asterisks all the time even for the gentlest ones. People found it goofy but endearing on some level, but I was pathetically timid and lacking self-confidence and afraid to use my strengths. I have changed a lot since then, and while I still get anxious sometimes when I stir the waters, I like myself much better.

    3. Follow trends blindly
    Not natural for me -- I reflexively deconstruct -- but for innocuous trends or immersing oneself in pop culture, I think it's good in just staying connected in some way. It's a frame of reference to the world around you, and also leads to discovering some valid enjoyments in life.

    4. Be willing to fail—doing something you love
    One of the most obviously positive items in the list.
    I played it safe all my life and didn't try to achieve much... and now I am trying to fix that.

    5. Carelessly put yourself at risk
    Not intuitive for me, I've always managed risk... but I think the point of the anecdote is that we're a lot stronger than we give ourselves credit for, and it's good to not always try to retain control. We grow sometimes by throwing ourselves into sink-or-swim situations and then we have no choice but to swim (or drown).

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    6. Slave yourself out to something.
    Similar to #5. Sometimes the only way we learn is by shackling ourselves to another person, or a cause/vision, or a movement. The act of commitment draws all of our energy investment and focus into alignment and leads us to excel, rather than being shackled to our own spontaneous whims and momentary pleasures.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Question: Did you actually read the anecdotes in the article I linked, or just go by the titles?

    In fact, did anyone who responded actually read the article, or did you just fill in the blanks with what you thought the author must have meant by the titles?
    Phew well you know me...

    I'll read it later when the coffee's a bit out of my system :/
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    First the spanking? And then?.....
    Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings...Steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you a king

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    In fact, did anyone who responded actually read the article, or did you just fill in the blanks with what you thought the author must have meant by the titles?
    I referred to the article twice in my response.

    I don't know... I think you are just looking for an excuse to spank people! Is this part of you trying out number 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    In fact, did anyone who responded actually read the article, or did you just fill in the blanks with what you thought the author must have meant by the titles?
    I deed, I deed, plse no spankz me.

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