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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Some people respond to suffering by being more sensitive to it in others. Some respond to suffering by trying to make everyone else feel the same. I'm not sure what makes somebody do one as opposed to the other.
    One of my burning questions as someone who has gone both ways, even at the same time (e4 can make it happen...). Fortunately the former far more than the latter these days. And going off of that insight how, then, to improve a person's resilience, whether oneself or anyone who is growing up or recovering from something. And how much it can in reality be done.
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    Right even if this movie doesnt eventually have a supernatural element its horror enough with all the depression, trauma and distress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    If you can fit the word "awry" somewhere in that sentence, you'll be my hero.
    I stood there, arms akimbo, wondering, "Would be be apropos to say they are apt at running amok should my plans drift awry?"
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    Today I ate tongue (lengua) for lunch, besides tasting great, just the idea of it is amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    "Akimbo" is another good one.
    I like "infelicitous".

    On one of his trips, P. J. O'Rourke interviewed someone in Jordan from an organization with a name that was an unwieldy hodgepodge of letters. He described the group as infelicitously acronymed.
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    I am done with ideologies and small-minded people. All the isms sound like diseases to me. I'd rather know reality.

    Stoicism is starting to look good to me.
    Winterman is coming through the forest down to his Chrimbus cave inside the woods. Now's the time to tell him everything you want inside your Chrimbus bush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I am done with ideologies and small-minded people. All the isms sound like diseases to me. I'd rather know reality.

    Stoicism is starting to look good to me.
    The -isms are used to shape reality. A small mind is inherently a focused mind. All that is not my bag, but it's really real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    The -isms are used to shape reality. A small mind is inherently a focused mind. All that is not my bag, but it's really real.
    Yes, but the way someone shapes reality should also be based on reality. I agree with certain goals and directions society should take, but I think our current methods are utterly crap. The small-minded can only interpret this as wanting to turn back the clock. Some even call me paranoid for thinking they are crap, which is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Yes, but the way someone shapes reality should also be based on reality. I agree with certain goals and directions society should take, but I think our current methods are utterly crap. The small-minded can only interpret this as wanting to turn back the clock. Some even call me paranoid for thinking they are crap, which is ridiculous.
    I have this reflex where upon I hear myself using this word I stop and reassess. There's a mawing gap the size of a novel in a sentence where should is.

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    If I should die, think only this of me:
    That there's some corner of a foreign field
    That is for ever England. There shall be
    In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
    A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
    Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
    A body of England's, breathing English air,
    Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

    And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
    A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
    Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
    Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
    And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
    In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

    - Rupert Brooke
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    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"


    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
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