It frustrates me that my friends who all have natural science majors are all so quick to write off the validity of my sociology major and claim it's not "hard" like theirs (because there aren't any labs or math). My 4.0 that I got this semester that I'm proud of is laughable to them because my classes aren't "real" classes. They're "joke" classes. As if I didn't spend all semester writing fucking analytical essays and learning synthetic thinking. Why the fuck is getting a degree a competition of "my degree is harder than your degree?" They're both challenging in different ways. Well excuse fucking me for allowing myself to be happy that I did well this semester, I can see now that everything I did was moot compared to your holier-than-thou majors. Jesus fucking christ.
Thread: The Rant Thread
12-30-2015, 05:25 AM #5911
12-30-2015, 05:59 AM #5912
What you're experiencing/observing there is social attitudes formation and deployment in action, treat it as a lab experiment, you could even integrate it into your work, micro-sociology deals with it I think. Although its been years since I studied it I try and keep up to speed with it. While a lot of people are fool enough to dismiss the social sciences as pointless or unnecessary with the decline or disappearence of Marxism as an important world movement or set of theories marketing, PR, economics, sales, business, management, all the things which utilise the hard sciences are always keen to tap the knowledge base of sociology.
To be honest I heard a lot of talk about how its great to be an engineer, it appears to be what nations compete to have the more of these days, although there's going to be glut of people with those skills in the not too distant future, employability will suck as much as for anyone else, innovations are everyday making employability a bigger and bigger problem for anyone and everyone. The skill set for the future will be personal adaptability to changes, ie the ability to do a number of different things rennaisance man style which takes motivation as well as learning, resilience to stress, which I'd argue is motivational aswell, creativity, imagination, affect control and emotional intelligence, all of which I'd say have motivational components too. Who is the daddy of motivational research? Abraham Maslow. Social researcher/sociologist.
Also I think anyone being dismissive of their friends efforts like that is being a dick. You worked hard.
12-30-2015, 12:16 PM #5913
This stupid shit about Bill Cosby all over the news today, which I just happened to catch because I was in the room where the TV is, not because I ever watch the news, is so sickening. Yeah, right, all those women suddenly came out of the shadows to tell their rape stories, like all at once. There's not a shred of truth to it. Doesn't the media know we know they make this shit up? How the fuck do they sleep at night. Ewww, I hate them!“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
― Walter Scott, Marmion
12-30-2015, 05:17 PM #5914
Just out of curiosity, why do you think the media is fabricating this scandal?
12-30-2015, 09:52 PM #5915
They didn't come out "all of a sudden," either. Women have been saying these things about him for years. Nobody listened until recently.The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
-anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii
12-30-2015, 09:56 PM #5916
GIjade, you're either too young to know how long this has been going on or --screw that --there's Google. You're not too young for online searching."There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
12-30-2015, 10:15 PM #5917
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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
― Walter Scott, Marmion
12-31-2015, 12:37 AM #5918
There's a special on CNN right now about Cosby's numerous sexual assaults. I have no doubt that Barbara Bowman is telling the truth. Nothing in her demeanor or body language suggests that she is lying and her recollection of what happened is very detailed and matter-of-fact. Having said that, she made a lot of bad decisions that repeatedly put her in vulnerable situations with Cosby. Sure, she was a young and naive girl at the time - an aspiring actress who was trying to make her way in Hollywood. But after the initial rape, she still found herself alone with Cosby in various hotel rooms. Of course Cosby is at fault for his own behaviors, but if Bowman wasn't continually making stupid decisions, she probably wouldn't have been raped in the first place.
12-31-2015, 01:09 PM #5919
Evree dai at werk:
'Consciousness is not simply a sensory-perceptual affair, a matter of mental imagery, as the contents of our mind would have us believe. It is deeply enmeshed with the brain mechanisms that automatically promote action readiness' - Jaak Panksepp
12-31-2015, 01:18 PM #5920An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
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