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    Philosophy is pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    ...I think the answers are impossible to prove or disprove, and even if they could be, they wouldn't serve any useful purpose.
    Annnd that's pretty much exactly why I have no interest in philosophy (at least the kind that's like that).

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    Absolutely.

    Theoretical subjects are excruciatingly boring.

    In fact, the main reasons I earned a degree in Information Systems were:
    - It's lucrative.
    - It's practical.
    - It's forces you to think but for a purpose.

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    Hmm. No, not really. I do find it interesting--but I find most anything interesting (I'm a data junkie who could go for hours on Wikipedia).

    I was required to take several philosophy, political philosophy, and literary criticism classes for my degree (Taming the Prince rocks!). I loved just sitting and sort of absorbing the lectures, but I hated writing papers or essay exams for them and the meal table debates of the philosopher wanna-bes were just plain idiotic wastes of time.

    Metaphysics was interesting, for example, but not when it resulted in a half-hour circular class debate that resolved nothing and made me want to scream with boredom & frustration. That class and the upper-lever Lit. Crit. class were exercises in Herculean patience & self control. I had to suppress many a mental image of slapping people back-side the head during class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SahlainAnteth View Post
    ... but not when it resulted in a half-hour circular class debate that resolved nothing and made me want to scream with boredom & frustration.
    You just perfectly summed up the one real philosophy class I took in college. In retrospect it's beyond me how I resisted the urge to choke slam my classmates.

    BTW, Wikipedia rocks. I had many "lost evenings" on that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SahlainAnteth View Post
    That class and the upper-lever Lit. Crit. class were exercises in Herculean patience & self control. I had to suppress many a mental image of slapping people back-side the head during class.
    The word "symbolism" makes me want to hurt someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    The word "symbolism" makes me want to hurt someone.
    I can't agree more!

    "Poetry" is a word that makes me die inside, just jam packed with the symbolism *hurls*.
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    This goes back to the fact that I say what we mean. No hidden meanings, symbolisms, euphomisms or other foggy BS. Is it unreasonable for me to expect the same from others? I don't think so.

    [Edit] As a group ISTPs are very confident. IMO, that's why we are blunt and straight-forward in speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    I can't agree more!

    "Poetry" is a word that makes me die inside, just jam packed with the symbolism *hurls*.
    I hate poetry, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    I hate poetry, too!
    Robert Frost and William Shakespeare were my nemeses in high school lit. I thank my lucky stars I never had to take any poetry after that.

    Any guy who thinks about writing serious poetry for me instantly turns me off. Even if he just wants me to read a poem someone else wrote - blegh.
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