Thread: Random Thought Thread
03-13-2015, 10:05 PM #50141
03-13-2015, 10:08 PM #50142
03-14-2015, 04:23 AM #50143
Tomatoes growing faster than we thought.
03-14-2015, 05:56 AM #50144
Stupidity by its nature seems to masks itself with certitude and dominance.
If a person is too sure of themselves, there's a good chance they are an idiot.
Or more softly put…
"We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt." Richard Feynman
03-14-2015, 07:02 AM #50145
I've known a lot of social work service managers who actually WANT to be the model of selfish, ruthless, heartless, brutalism their corporate equivalents are known for. Even its only one or two they have consequences far beyond themselves.
03-14-2015, 07:09 AM #50146
I've experienced it on this forum when I've tried to get people to think again about some of their own sacred causes but its just "you are 100% bigot, hater" and I've encountered it on other forums and I've encountered that saying that is often enough to shut things down, still the experience has left me more skeptical when people attempt the same tactics with other opinions so perhaps it has made me more interested in reading unpopular opinion so its not all bad.
JS Mill wrote in relation to economic reform when universal sufferage was looming large in his day, and he feared it, about how he thought eventually the world could get locked into ignorant change and ignorant opposition and I think that'd be a terrible prospect. I like thinking about things. I've got to thinking that others dont and prefer that others would just nod agreement if they air any opinion what so ever.
03-14-2015, 07:12 AM #50147
The nutters hiding in my house, still. How is that even conceivably possible?
Leaving this matter officially to God.
03-14-2015, 08:50 AM #50148
I am tired of overly aggressive personalities and am ready to match their level of dominance at least in text. I grew up in the "wild west" which is filled with dainty cowboys. So many people love to act externally tough, but are wimpy on the inside. I certainly have faults, and I could write them out almost endlessly. I've also changed my entire inner construct of reality more than once in my life. People expect the quiet or accommodating person to "know their place" and submit to any nastiness. Wow, if you push back at all, these same types of people get really pissed off. From an empathy standpoint, the feeling they convey when pissed off doesn't hurt nearly as much as the entitlement they feel when you submit to their dominance. To share that feeling with them is quite vomitus. Everyone is not equally stupid, and everyone is not equally mean, or equally flawed. We are all the products of our genetics, environments, and hopefully our choices. Those elements are not equal and the outcomes are not equal.
I used to adore people who seemed objective until I learned from 20 years of living with them, over a decade of trying to communicate with them online, and of course a lifetime of employers (as well all have endured), and I've found that coddling people only makes them worse irl - at least the ones I've encountered which could be a statistical anomaly, but could also be representative of the larger whole. That remains an unknown. If they are tough enough to dish it out, then they are tough enough to take it, and that will remain my assumption about people, because even if it is a flawed assumption, it still seems fair.
03-14-2015, 09:23 AM #50149
03-14-2015, 09:30 AM #50150Perfectly robust chickens
Run laps a lot
Pee on the garden
Leap over fences
Cock is a word for rooster
Hen is a type of chicken?
Kit kats are good
Nice chickens don't belong in the