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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake View Post
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    You have such a way with numbers and you're so at ease with yourself. You really captured the essence of the experience!

    At first, I thought your name was @Lark, but then after I read your post I realized, no way! Lark speaks and acts with confidence. He has the inner strength to express his true self and initiate a real conversation. He doesn't need a cheesy countdown. He simply pushes the launch button.

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    Who should play Scout (20 yr old), Boo, and Atticus in the sequel? I'm thinking Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Scout, John Malkovich as Boo, and Matthew McConaughey as Atticus.
    "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented." President Trump, speech to the UN General Assembly, Sept. 19, 2017

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    Camera one closes in, the soundtrack starts, and the scene begins. They're trolling you now. Take a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laterlazer View Post
    Sociology doesn't only confirm that but also recognises that our social environment isn't the only factor that comes to play. Like I said, just cos there's a probability and it's most likely doesn't mean it's definite. A person's psychology naturally plays into their behaviour as well.
    Yes. This is a psychological site. We are learning how to change our psyche, and we are learning how to change our psychoclass.

    Of course we meet resistance. We meet resistance from those from the authoritarian psychoclass, often concealed in religion. And we meet resistance from those from the abusive psychoclass, which is usually expressed in personal insults.

    Both the authoritarian and the abusive psychoclasses use psychological defences, such as rationalisation, denial and trivialisation, all under the guise of 'having fun'. But of course it is having fun at another's expense.

    The helping psychoclass results in empathy and creativity. Why not seek it out and adapt to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Yes. This is a psychological site. We are learning how to change our psyche, and we are learning how to change our psychoclass.

    Of course we meet resistance. We meet resistance from those from the authoritarian psychoclass, often concealed in religion. And we meet resistance from those from the abusive psychoclass, which is usually expressed in personal insults.

    Both the authoritarian and the abusive psychoclasses use psychological defences, such as rationalisation, denial and trivialisation, all under the guise of 'having fun'. But of course it is having fun at another's expense.

    The helping psychoclass results in empathy and creativity. Why not seek it out and adapt to it?
    I'm not here to change my psyche. The only thing I'll be doing is developing it.

    You don't need to change your circumstance to live a certain way, you change your approach.
    It's all well and great if you can change your surroundings and grow from the new environment, but external situations are not left to us and some people are unable to escape undesirable environments. Instead you can learn how to adapt within the situation you're in. Hard, but not impossible. Not everyone is privileged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laterlazer View Post
    I'm not here to change my psyche. The only thing I'll be doing is developing it.

    You don't need to change your circumstance to live a certain way, you change your approach.
    It's all well and great if you can change your surroundings and grow from the new environment, but external situations are not left to us and some people are unable to escape undesirable environments. Instead you can learn how to adapt within the situation you're in. Hard, but not impossible. Not everyone is privileged.
    I was talking to Badger the other day and he told me that the important thing was not to understand the psyche but to change it.

    And the best way to change the psyche is to adapt to a new environment, and why not a privileged environment?

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    I know a weird trick to change your psyche in just 15 minutes!
    "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented." President Trump, speech to the UN General Assembly, Sept. 19, 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    I know a weird trick to change your psyche in just 15 minutes!
    Temporarily or permanently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan of Beans View Post
    Temporarily or permanently?
    I bet it's murder. Or systematic abuse. Or a sudden influx in material wealth. Or conversation with a person you feel strongly positive/negative about. Or being in a situation that would cause PTSD. Or problems inherited from parents/past family. Or being severely physically or mentally damaged. Or.....
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny-Love View Post
    You have such a way with numbers and you're so at ease with yourself. You really captured the essence of the experience!

    At first, I thought your name was @Lark, but then after I read your post I realized, no way! Lark speaks and acts with confidence. He has the inner strength to express his true self and initiate a real conversation. He doesn't need a cheesy countdown. He simply pushes the launch button.
    I've seen that before, people creating accounts which are the same as or resemble closely and are likely to be mistaken for the accounts of other users.

    Its generally for the purposes of trolling and messing about but I dont know if it is on this occasion or not.

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