08-28-2013 04:59 AM
Next time someone tells me it's okay to beat your kids, I'll just take off my belt and beat them into submission because apparently that's how you get people to respect (read as: fear and resent) you.
Just following their logic~
people who expect a change
who can't throw away their humanity
who stay idle in growth
who won't dirty their hands
those are the most terrifying of monsters
08-28-2013 06:29 AM
I'm glad to think that someone else asks those questions, I also add the list of questions whether or not, because "failed by the system" is often deployed as a judgement upon the individuals who operate as "the system" and also a resource question, ie "more money/spending needed".
Originally Posted by Webslinger
There are some situations or legacies which I think more spending or more resources per se will not change or ameliorate, these are the social equivalent of health problems which are of an order for which palliative care can be the only response, the ways in which increases in spending are managed can be part of another unacknowledged "system fail" too for people working within the system and people receiving services from it.
The other point about judging those individuals who constitute "the system", I think this is often a kind of "magical" thinking, expectations can be wildly inaccurate and impractical of anyone who is considered complicit in someone being "failed by the system", people are only human and despite great efforts to correct it often the service anyone receives has more to do with "the individual and not the office".
I do think that there is a moral imperative to eliminate avoidable suffering, although whether any sort of suffering is avoidable or unavoidable is a question for discussion and even disputation, some sorts of suffering are simply natural consequences, seeking to eliminate those is a dead end, doing so can cause some sorts of suffering to persist, perhaps not in the individual but as a social phenomenon.
Does suffering, on merit of being painful and above all other considerations, morally obligate the alleviation of it as soon as possible, by whatever means necessary? It's not just a question for innocent little girls to bump into. It's also a question we deal with on a great scale, that cultures vacillate over and mediate.
08-28-2013 06:47 AM
I'm just feeling really lucky that I get paid to do what I do. So excited to translate for parents today! Is this real life?! Hopefully none of them are from the Caribbean though, or I'll be kinda screwed. I have a really hard time with Spanish from that region.
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
08-28-2013 07:54 AM
hey ma! got a tatoo
I can't help but thinking of the walgreens commercial every time i hear down on the corner-creedence clearwater revival. the first 5 seconds anyways. damn you walgreens
08-28-2013 08:17 AM
Maybe I should've gotten a truck instead. That way I'd have a durable enough axle to drag whoever scratched it through a gravel road.
08-28-2013 08:28 AM
hey ma! got a tatoo
I wonder why: when i wake up hyper like i did this morning, why coffee levels me out mostly
08-28-2013 08:44 AM
I want a Tesla Model S. Not having the funds makes me want to kill the shit that did this.
08-28-2013 08:45 AM
hey ma! got a tatoo
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BORRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDD DDDDDDDDDD SOMEONE SHOOT ME BUT DON"T KILL MEE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
08-28-2013 09:02 AM
YES! I'm not ecstatic that our AC crapped out during the hottest spell of the summer, but I am pretty thrilled that I get to work from home in the afternoon to wait for the repair man!! (Luckily we have a window unit in our bedroom, and the basement stays pretty cool, so I won't have to swelter while I wait!)
08-28-2013 09:38 AM
I wish it was easier to find and join a gun club here than it is, I'd love to be some sort of world class marksman.
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