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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau
    What I'm saying is that while it might seem like "meth head ethics" don't exist in the more affluent parts of society, it's really that they're just less obvious. If they obviously acted like meth heads, they wouldn't be able to maintain their affluence. The mask in this case is kind of a coping mechanism, allowing them to be "functional".
    Yeah, they have to hide that part of themselves and appear respectable, or else they wouldn't get anywhere.


    Another point on morality..... if you knew that someone innocent was being accused of something or was being threatened by the authorities, is it immoral to lie to protect that person? My gut, my intuition tells me, no. I've found that I need to follow my own moral compass, which makes things tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Another point on morality..... if you knew that someone innocent was being accused of something or was being threatened by the authorities, is it immoral to lie to protect that person? My gut, my intuition tells me, no. I've found that I need to follow my own moral compass, which makes things tricky.
    It is indeed easy to confuse morality with legality, as most of the laws that people are familiar with are about enforcing social norms based on morality: don't kill, don't steal and so on.

    When morality and legality conflict, it has had some significant social consequences, e.g., Rosa Parks not moving to the back of the bus. But if you're going to stand up for morality over legality, then you also have to accept the legal consequences for doing so. That's the part of civil disobedience that most people forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau View Post
    It is indeed easy to confuse morality with legality, as most of the laws that people are familiar with are about enforcing social norms based on morality: don't kill, don't steal and so on.

    When morality and legality conflict, it has had some significant social consequences, e.g., Rosa Parks not moving to the back of the bus. But if you're going to stand up for morality over legality, then you also have to accept the legal consequences for doing so. That's the part of civil disobedience that most people forget.
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    This Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe calls for 1 1/2 Tablespoons of condensed milk. What am I supposed to do with the rest of the can?
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    This is Rant #5606:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever View Post
    This is Rant #5606:
    damnit the hashtags need to quit highlighting cuz i clicked it hoping for a rant and i got nothing


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    Actual quote from new roommate, at the end of a cooking related conversation: "I have a new title for you. You are the queen of baking and of leaving the lights on."

    Jesus Christ -- if you have an issue with my leaving the lights on, just bring it up like a grown-ass woman. You are literally ten years older than me and should be beyond that now.

    I'm mad at myself for not calling you on that, but I was honestly too surprised and confused to know how to react in the moment. But if something like this happens again, we're going to have a talk about honest roommate communication.

    I miss my "house family" -- my two former roommates, who were the absolute best. And now I'm rooming with someone who thinks passive-aggressive compliment-insults from out of nowhere are acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Actual quote from new roommate, at the end of a cooking related conversation: "I have a new title for you. You are the queen of baking and of leaving the lights on."

    Jesus Christ -- if you have an issue with my leaving the lights on, just bring it up like a grown-ass woman. You are literally ten years older than me and should know better by now.

    I'm mad at myself for not calling you on that, but I was honestly too surprised and confused to know how to react in the moment. But if something like this happens again, we're going to have a talk about honest roommate communication.
    Haha, older doesn't mean wiser. 10 years means a decade more to perfect her avoidant conflict skills.

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