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Junket
01-08-08, 08:17 AM
Within, say, the last 5 years or so.

And/Or, did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?

miSSleepy
01-08-08, 08:35 AM
I've changed a shitload... especially since high school.

Life changers?

Getting contact lenses and getting rid of my thick glasses. Doesn't sound like much, but that's the #1 thing that influenced everything else.

And taking up martial arts.

anachronistic
01-08-08, 08:36 AM
I'd say 5 years ago, that I was a typical every day 14 year old guy, with the hormones of a rabbit.

Now I'd say I am pretty psychotic... not necessarily with pessimistic views... but I think I understand a lot. This forum has definitely contributed to that; making me a very open-minded person, and allowing me to be able to give good criticism. I'm not afraid to speak my mind anymore; I've discovered the potential I have, and I am taking advantage of that.

I know there is a lot of change in character with people around those ages, however, I think I changed maybe 3-4 times as much.

starbuck
01-08-08, 08:39 AM
Great question! Now how have I changed? Thinkita...thinkita...I guess I would say I've become more successful over the last 5 years. I held out for the job that I have always wanted and finally got it. I've been doing it now for a year and a half and have realized that I am a pretty darn good manager and mentor. I also was in a long term relationship that changed me (the guy before the sloth) although t's pretty complicated to go into now. I suppose I'll write something about him eventually.

Asparagoose
01-08-08, 09:48 AM
Within, say, the last 5 years or so.

And/Or, did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?

- Failing a project in my MBA program
- Applying for a job
- My father's first heart attack
- Being accepted to my first job
- Skiing accident
- Breaking up from a long term relationship
- Finding LF
- Getting promoted
- Falling in love and trying to not let it ruin my life

Are you thinking about taking a major life step Frasbee?

Lipp
01-08-08, 11:03 AM
Well, the last 5 years have without doubt been the best as well as the worst of my life.

5 years ago, teenager doing an average effort at a somewhat shabby domestic school which closed down and got bulldozed as soon as my grade finished due to people setting off fire alarms and crashing windows.

2 1/2-4 years ago, studying at what we call the Gymnasium via the swedish school system, lost a lot of old social contacts from splitting up and lacked any enthusiasm to study which led to failing several courses and heading downhill fast.

1/2 - 2 1/2 years ago, moved to Sri lanka and took on a tough course at an international school with great teachers, shaped up and pulled through, met good friends but remained somewhat reclusive. Got some work experience after graduating and had grades good enough to get accepted into each of the top unis I applied for in Australia.

0 - 1/2 years ago , began studying at uni here in melbourne, changed the aim for my intended professional career quite drastically and have met awesome friends to hang out with. The future is looking bright as long as the tuition fees don't rise up too far.


Honestly, 4 years ago I was likely to end up flipping burgers for a living after flunking out of school . Today I am getting a better education than anyone that I ever met back then, with a great collection of friends and a career to aim for.

anachronistic
01-08-08, 11:15 AM
^ It's not where you've been, it's not where you're going, but the trip along the way.

1averagejoe
01-08-08, 12:24 PM
I've matured a lot! I'm a whole different person. I get told I act too old for my age sometimes. My response is always, "you act too young for your age." I actually find myself enjoying hanging out with more mature people. Another positive of cycling. The majority of people are AT LEAST mid 20's. The people I last rode with were 40+ and they gave me great advice and had some interesting conversations.

I've changed a lot since breaking up with my ex, I learned and fixed a lot of flaws I had about myself. I learned to be happy with myself without the need for a significant other. I've also learned that I don't have to tolerate the bs I put up with. That there are better people out there that can respect me and love me for who I am, not what I am.

I'm sooooo much less shy and more confident just going up to random people and talking. Physically I'm probably the leanest I've ever been and still getting better. Which has to do with my cycling addiction.

Gribble
01-08-08, 12:30 PM
I was all set to join the Naval Academy in Annapolis. And then I became disillusioned with my country and disgusted with civilization on a whole.

Only-virgins
01-08-08, 01:00 PM
Getting contact lenses and getting rid of my thick glasses. Doesn't sound like much, but that's the #1 thing that influenced everything else.


Getting rid of your glasses? lol

Only-virgins
01-08-08, 01:01 PM
As years roll by I seem to become a more and more careless person. I seem to be getting tired of everything. I am also tired and sick of living in this god for saken garbage heap brick jungle people call Illinois.

miSSleepy
01-08-08, 01:44 PM
Getting rid of your glasses? lol

Seriously... they were really thick and made my eyes look huge. I felt fugly, people made fun of me, I was never popular. I had literally never seen my face without glasses. And of course, what boy would ever date me? None...at...all. My self-esteem was zilch.

When I got rid of them and got contact lenses I saw my face and was like "hey...I'm not that fugly... actually, do the hair this way or that and... I could be pretty".

People started giving me the time of day and I was getting male attention! I got much more confident and happy with myself. All because of some stupid glasses.

1averagejoe
01-08-08, 02:12 PM
I want eyeglasses...mostly so I can get insurance to pay for some nice oakley prescription sunglasses. I've got an eye appointment next month. :D

I lost mine, I had them for over 4 years. Ohh well, they served me well :(.

anachronistic
01-08-08, 02:33 PM
Eyeglasses will never correct my vision problems... but I have adapted.

Sometimes the most beautiful eyes are blind.

Gribble, I am disgusted with civilization in a similar way.

Tedel
02-08-08, 12:28 AM
I'd say much.

Five years ago...

I was a virgin.
I was full of money problems.
I didn't understand myself (I hadn't discovered I was highly gifted)

...among others.

DoesntMatter
02-08-08, 12:40 AM
I change everyday. It's the first thing I do when I wake up

IndiReloaded
02-08-08, 12:41 AM
As years roll by I seem to become a more and more careless person. I seem to be getting tired of everything. I am also tired and sick of living in this god for saken garbage heap brick jungle people call Illinois.

Time to leave soon, OV, I know this feeling.

Suggestions:

- apply to the corporations I mentioned
- apply to fud or MD/MBA programs, try to find a really good advisor (i.e. choose your location first & then see what's available)
- get your own place?
- travel and visit a foreign country, in some of these you can even work (and I do mean foreign--something culturally interesting: China, India, South America)

Mr Wigglz
02-08-08, 12:59 AM
I would say discovering the hate for man kind and people who single others out and pick on them. I wanna pick them out, corner them and have fun with a 12-guage. First I would shoot there feet. Then there hands. And then maybe put a hole in there gut. Make feel all nice and empty just like they have made other people feel. Yes I am evil

DoesntMatter
02-08-08, 01:10 AM
I think it's that time of the month, eh wigglz

Mr Wigglz
02-08-08, 01:29 AM
I think it's that time of the month, eh wigglz

Its that time of month all year round for me. Wanna join me on killing off a few peeps here and there? I'm sure you will enjoy it

Aegis
02-08-08, 01:29 AM
Yeah, he seems to be in a bad mood today.

Mr Wigglz
02-08-08, 01:40 AM
Yeah, he seems to be in a bad mood today.

Its 3:40am here. I can't sleep and I'm kinda cranky at the replys in the other thread

DoesntMatter
02-08-08, 01:41 AM
lol where do you live?

Mr Wigglz
02-08-08, 01:49 AM
lol where do you live?

Australia. In a small shithole of a town where if you walk outside at night you get mugged and stabbed

anachronistic
02-08-08, 03:48 AM
Once you go hostile, there is no going back. Once you kill a person, the rest of your life depends on your instincts; one little mistake, and you will be killed yourself, especially after you have put yourself at the bottom of the food chain.

And besides, the problem lies in you. Are you going to kill other people because you're not happy? What kind of excuse is that?

lesa
02-08-08, 04:11 AM
Within, say, the last 5 years or so. yes, a lot!


And/Or, did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?
yes, a lot! Too much to say.

Mr Wigglz
02-08-08, 07:31 AM
I may be at the bottem of the food chain but I'm working my way up

anachronistic
02-08-08, 09:01 AM
You run out of bullets eventually.

IndiReloaded
02-08-08, 10:48 AM
I may be at the bottem of the food chain but I'm working my way up

Who says you're at the bottom of the food chain, except you?

Australia isn't exactly a 3rd world country, kiddo.

Hey, you're a self-proclaimed computer nerd, right? Do you have *any* idea how valuable you will be in 10 years? Are you going to college after high school? Trust me, you'll be just fine if you can keep your life in perspective.

Kromat
02-08-08, 11:44 AM
Lets make a list.

Sept. 2004 - Started Tool & Dye Courses

Feb. 2005 - June 2007
First while, I was mainly playing World of Warcraft. and became an addiction.

June 2007 - I quit World of Warcraft, and my personality started to get a lot better.
* Started to think about what lifestyle I would rather have.

Sept 2007 - Dance lessons, met a girl that was my partner from advanced class.

Dec 2007 - Asked that girl to come to a New Years Eve Party with me, but got dumped because of a personal problem of hers with the family.
* Started Exercising Regularly, and felt a lot more confident.
- Joined Love Forum.
- Loosened up, and started taking risks by initiating conversations and dancing with random girls to get comfortable.
* was very successful, and was only rejected once, but probably because she was with another guy.

April 2008 - Approached two girls to dance, and one accepted to dance, and she had an awesome time, and I introduced myself to her friends, and we got along very well.

Illusional
02-08-08, 11:46 AM
i'd say that within the past 5 years, i've put on about 5 pounds or so... dammit.

raverboy

Off2College
14-08-08, 04:25 PM
5 Years eh... that would be around the start of high school.

1. Discovered porn/masturbation (didn't masturbate until grade 10)
2. Discovered that you gotta work for what you want
3. Got rid of my public shyness (although I am still introverted in private)
4. Accepted that my parents still have sex (big jump for me back in High school)
5. Finally got the guts to talk to girls I like. Now I actually strike up conversations or at least approach every single girl that fancies my attention
6. Still got very few friends. Actually, zero good friends at the moment. This only changed towards the end of high school, but now it seems I'm back where I was at the start of high school. Zilch friends...
7. Discovered my need to find the meaning of life (no luck, yet)
8. Discovered that the world around my immediate self ain't as nice & dandy as I once presumed it to be.

Kromat
14-08-08, 10:42 PM
June 2008 - convinced my dance partner in beginner to try out in the competition, and have a fun time.
* I thought I didn't do that well, but she acknowledged that I still dance very well.
- Joined Lavalife to get some dating under my belt, and know how to deal with different situations.
* I got a few replies, and kept in touch with a few of them.
* This one has had a problem with her dad, so she's taking some time until he feels better, but I still need to date others to see who's out there.
* Quit my machining job, because it just isn't something that I'd like to do in the future after doing it a few years.
* Got my G License Finally & Bought a car.

July 2008 - Started taking Real Estate courses, so have a better career, than my previous job.
- I got messaged by another girl at Lavalife, and we have been talking for almost a month now, and seem very interested in each other where it doesn't feel awkward, and will see how it's going to work out.

August 2008 - Went alone on a 120 km walking pilgrimage with other polish catholics, and met some wonderful, helpful people that made it a very special experience for me.
I also met a girl that has a lot of similar interests and lives about 5 mins away from me, that I'll see what happens out of it.

bluesummer
15-08-08, 07:33 AM
The last five years have been monumental for me, and have changed me like no other period in my life. A lot of it centered around my marriage and eventual divorce. That particular experience produced the following results:

- I learned respect for myself
- It completely turned my expectations of relationships on its head
- I realized that my life goals should be of higher priority - so I went back to school to finish my degree
- I learned to actively go after things I want; and that if I want something, all I have to do is say that I can have it, and I do
- I learned to dig deeper into people and really try to know them, rather than guaging them at face value
- I've learned how to trust people again, finally
- I've become less emotional....it's much harder to make me cry or make me angry

I'm happy with who I've become over the last five years. I don't think I'll ever be done working on myself, though. There's still lots of kinks to iron out ;)

ACR
18-08-08, 11:38 AM
You guys were right with all the advice you gave me when I was 17.

I am 19 now and have changed so much it would take forever to list.

Life is good now though.

Junket
18-08-08, 11:47 AM
You guys were right with all the advice you gave me when I was 17.

I am 19 now and have changed so much it would take forever to list.

Life is good now though.

Course we were right, we would never do you wrong.

Now go tell that to that little 16 year old british girl who is so desperately in love with a 21 year old bi-polar guy she never met.

ACR
18-08-08, 11:57 AM
Haha, I saw that already.

It reminded me of myself. ;]

The girl I had fallen so madly in "love" with dumped me the next weekend and I had stayed single throughout the rest of my high school year being upset about it.

Ah, precious high school memories.

I always hate looking back at things because it reminds you of how stupid you were. (I was?)

Take this for example, three years from now I will look back at this and laugh because I thought I had it all figured out now.

Bwahahaha

1averagejoe
18-08-08, 12:58 PM
I always hate looking back at things because it reminds you of how stupid you were. (I was?)

Take this for example, three years from now I will look back at this and laugh because I thought I had it all figured out now.

Bwahahaha
No reason to feel stupid...Even smart people make pretty bad mistakes, the difference between them and an idiot is...the smart person doesn't make the same mistake again.

Gribble
18-08-08, 01:38 PM
ACR, I wish more people were capable of grasping reality as you do.

ACR
19-08-08, 01:00 AM
Reality? Whats that? ;P

Haha nah, its all about that "live and learn" type thing.
Fortunately for me I have met some amazing people that have given me great advice.

This forum was the first step...haha

boobaa
19-08-08, 02:52 AM
5 Years eh... that would be around the start of high school.

1. Discovered porn/masturbation (didn't masturbate until grade 10)


From what planet are you from? What species?

Charlie Boy II
19-08-08, 03:09 AM
I really don't know. I wouldn't say there have been too many dramatic transformations since I was 20. I'm more confident, I feel like more of a man. I've learned that suffering and tragedy are regular, unavoidable guests throughout the course of one's life. And I suppose at 20 I expected my life to unfold neatly, without me really having to do anything except go along for the ride. I've learned that to get the life you want you have to seize it. And I've learned to appreciate what exceptional human beings my parents are, and how lucky I am to have them.

anachronistic
19-08-08, 05:29 AM
5 Years eh... that would be around the start of high school.

1. Discovered porn/masturbation (didn't masturbate until grade 10)


You forgot "Grew an opposable thumb".

Taranee
19-08-08, 05:40 AM
Between now and 5 years ago:

I finally found out that the guy I loved was an egotistical loser. After all the advice during the years it still took me 5 years to realize this and to get over himÖ Iím done putting my own feelings aside just to make someone else happy.

I am never ever going to hide my feelings or sacrifice myself again in order to make someone else happy. Why should I suffer for who I am or what I feel?

There have been many downs during these 5 years. To be honest Iím just happy that I am still around.

I have found out exactly who my friends really areÖ

During the past 5 years I have learned how to adapt during drastic life changes without freaking out.

Even though I still donít know what my passion is in life (in other words my dream job, I keep changing my life to find out) during these 5 years:

I have become more myself and not what others expect/want me to be. I learned a lot of spiritual things (meditation, astrology, religion). I learned how to belly dance. I learned how to cook. I'm trying to find the things that I like and enjoy so I can life my life to the fullest.

I have also noticed I have become more feminine. Five years ago I never paid any attention to wearing skirts and make-up. But now chandelier earrings, high heels and everything. Itís like my appearances are important to how I feel about me. Itís fun being a woman!!

shh!
19-08-08, 05:48 AM
Meh, I've had no great changes to the essence of my being in the last 5 years.

Junket
19-08-08, 05:52 AM
Meh, I've had no great changes to the essence of my being in the last 5 years.

That's 'cause you're old, it takes longer for you.

shh!
19-08-08, 05:55 AM
That's 'cause you're old, it takes longer for you.

Yeah, I noticed that the people who admit to a lot of changes are the ones in their teens and early 20s. This just goes to show that we old folks are right when we tell you there is still a lot of growing to do in your 20s.

Mish
19-08-08, 08:57 AM
Within, say, the last 5 years or so.

And/Or, did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?

Funny you ask, a few days ago my friend showed me a photo of me from 5 years ago telling me how much I've changed.

And I've changed a lot, mostly for the better (I hope). I attribute this change mostly to all the relationships I've been through in that time. My girls helped me find myself.

anachronistic
19-08-08, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I noticed that the people who admit to a lot of changes are the ones in their teens and early 20s. This just goes to show that we old folks are right when we tell you there is still a lot of growing to do in your 20s.

Older people change, too. You just don't admit it ;)

IndiReloaded
19-08-08, 12:24 PM
There's a saying about how when you stop growing you die (or might as well be dead).

anachronistic
19-08-08, 12:52 PM
the funny thing is, you don't really grow at all... you just think you do.

IndiReloaded
19-08-08, 12:54 PM
Meh. By that logic I just think I'm 'not dead' too.

If you don't mind, I'll just prefer to think of myself as living, and growing, for a little while longer. Somehow, it works for me.

anachronistic
19-08-08, 12:57 PM
i'm just giving you a little thought, indie. i'm the kind of guy that divides by 0 deliberately.

IndiReloaded
19-08-08, 01:33 PM
Well, I'm not so closed minded that I can't learn about new ideas from those younger than I, but its rare I meet someone like that, lol. I doubt that philosophy, math or science will be likely subjects for you but who knows?

Now, I know next to nothing about art & not much more about computers. You could try those, hun. ;)

shh!
19-08-08, 01:37 PM
There's a saying about how when you stop growing you die (or might as well be dead).

Are you trying to say you HAVE experienced radical changes to your core person in the last five years? I'm not talking about small things, but rather the really big things. I mean, I've gone back to school, so certainly I am growing, but that doesn't constitute a radical change to my being...

IndiReloaded
19-08-08, 01:41 PM
I would say that you going back to school is a big change, Vash.

But, nah, I wouldn't say I'm radically different from 5 years ago. I remember taking that life test on here a while back, the one that asked stuff about travel, education, family, being someone's boss, etc. I think I pegged at 95% complete.

Might as well retire now, put that way. ;)

anachronistic
19-08-08, 02:12 PM
Well, I'm not so closed minded that I can't learn about new ideas from those younger than I, but its rare I meet someone like that, lol. I doubt that philosophy, math or science will be likely subjects for you but who knows?

Now, I know next to nothing about art & not much more about computers. You could try those, hun. ;)

lol! what a bitch! if you think i am a dumbass, come out and say it. you're only hurting your credibility, though, not my self-esteem.

Mish
19-08-08, 02:54 PM
I would say that you going back to school is a big change, Vash.

But, nah, I wouldn't say I'm radically different from 5 years ago. I remember taking that life test on here a while back, the one that asked stuff about travel, education, family, being someone's boss, etc. I think I pegged at 95% complete.

Might as well retire now, put that way. ;)

Or you could've said that the OP didn't say anything about radical changes to your core being, but rather "did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?", begging the question where the "radical changes to your core being" came from.

I would, because I'm a shit stirrer :)

anachronistic
19-08-08, 03:00 PM
Я тебя люблю Мишаня :)

that's changed the way i live.

Mish
19-08-08, 03:01 PM
I finally found out that the guy I loved was an egotistical loser. After all the advice during the years it still took me 5 years to realize this and to get over him… I’m done putting my own feelings aside just to make someone else happy.


Sometimes it's hard for us to accept that the choices we made were wrong, things often get diluted when we are viewing them from up close and it can be scary to move and view them from a little further away.

It's good to know that you are better and doing well :)

Jbleezyj
19-08-08, 04:05 PM
-Losing my Best friend.
-Sister moving away.
-Doing ecstasy for like 3 months.
-Started smoking and quit.
-Graduating highschool.
-Losing my virginity.
-Going to college.
-Getting a job.
-Getting my license and purchasing my own car.
-Getting my own room.

All these things have changed the way I live, how I live, and how I view life by a tremendous amount.

anachronistic
19-08-08, 04:38 PM
Jbleezy, how did those things change the way you see things?

shh!
19-08-08, 10:37 PM
Or you could've said that the OP didn't say anything about radical changes to your core being, but rather "did you experience anything that changed the way you lived your life?", begging the question where the "radical changes to your core being" came from.

I would, because I'm a shit stirrer :)

The question asked was "how much have you changed", which to me implies "as a person", which further implies a significant change, shit-stirrer. Now run along and pester someone else.

elsa20
19-08-08, 11:14 PM
you make me think!poster.

when i finished reading the first 2 pages,i am speechless. i need to think about what valuable i have done and what igona do in the coming 5 years. at the present, i'm going to TOEFL in few days, wish me good luck!!

Jbleezyj
20-08-08, 01:02 AM
Jbleezy, how did those things change the way you see things?

Well...ok not everything changed the way I see things. But losing my best friend changed the way I view life by the struggle and pain I went through. Realizing life doesn't last forever and anyone can go at anytime without you being able to do anything. I realized I need to make the best of my life and that life goes on.

anachronistic
20-08-08, 05:10 AM
Well...ok not everything changed the way I see things. But losing my best friend changed the way I view life by the struggle and pain I went through. Realizing life doesn't last forever and anyone can go at anytime without you being able to do anything. I realized I need to make the best of my life and that life goes on.

That's what I thought. :)

IndiReloaded
20-08-08, 09:38 AM
lol! what a bitch! if you think i am a dumbass, come out and say it. you're only hurting your credibility, though, not my self-esteem.

Like I said, I'll keep an open mind. Still waiting tho.

And I never called you a dumbass for the record. That was all you. I'd describe the post you made as more...impertinent.

Gigabitch
20-08-08, 09:53 AM
Like Bluesummer, I've changed soooo much in the last five years.

Getting divorced was major. I also left the restaurant business, where I was successful and comfortable, to pursue a totally different career path.

I've weeded out poisonous people, fostered positive relationships, dealt with suicidal depression and reconnected with the love of my life. I've let go of a lot of righteous anger and found myself to be far more compassionate than I ever thought I was.

What a long, strange trip it's been.

anachronistic
20-08-08, 10:05 AM
Like I said, I'll keep an open mind. Still waiting tho.

And I never called you a dumbass for the record. That was all you. I'd describe the post you made as more...impertinent.

An unabridged dictionary does not have the viscosity to measure your uncanny, arrogant comment! For the record, I couldn't even correspond with your post, I was so disgusted. I think I edited it 5-6 times before I just said **** it.

It sure is a good thing you aren't teaching now; discouraging someone from thinking critically is the worst thing you could do.

IndiReloaded
21-08-08, 04:19 AM
An unabridged dictionary does not have the viscosity to measure your uncanny, arrogant comment! For the record, I couldn't even correspond with your post, I was so disgusted. I think I edited it 5-6 times before I just said **** it.

It sure is a good thing you aren't teaching now; discouraging someone from thinking critically is the worst thing you could do.

Actually I do still teach, LW. I just don't do it as often anymore, I can pick & choose the contracts I take now, lol.

And if you think I have discouraged you from critical thinking, woo boy, you are very confused.

Take a hard science or logic course, LW. Critical thinking is NOT the same as being *creative*, which I do think you excel at. Creativity, particularly in arts, is about 'anything goes'. That is NOT what it means to think critically. You need to learn to be more discerning about ideas.

Not all ideas are created equal. THAT is the crux of critical thinking, that and knowing how to tell them apart. And I know I have made that comment on here before at least once. ;)

I hate wiki citations, but it might help you to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking

DoesntMatter
21-08-08, 09:04 AM
I use to be far more limited in what I could do and be clean of a guilty conscience

IndiReloaded
21-08-08, 09:37 AM
Guilt IS an overrated past time, isnt it DM?

DoesntMatter
21-08-08, 09:45 AM
Yeah, but sometimes guilt is intermixed with yet to be seen consequences of past actions, but that is paranoia

IndiReloaded
21-08-08, 09:53 AM
Paranoia is likewise overrated, as there is no such thing as certainty:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unintended_consequence#The_law_of_unintended_conse quences

DoesntMatter
21-08-08, 10:03 AM
But sometimes unavoidable

anachronistic
21-08-08, 10:11 AM
Actually I do still teach, LW. I just don't do it as often anymore, I can pick & choose the contracts I take now, lol.

And if you think I have discouraged you from critical thinking, woo boy, you are very confused.

Take a hard science or logic course, LW. Critical thinking is NOT the same as being *creative*, which I do think you excel at. Creativity, particularly in arts, is about 'anything goes'. That is NOT what it means to think critically. You need to learn to be more discerning about ideas.

Not all ideas are created equal. THAT is the crux of critical thinking, that and knowing how to tell them apart. And I know I have made that comment on here before at least once. ;)

I hate wiki citations, but it might help you to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking

You're trying to dig yourself into a personal argument, Indireloaded. That is a kind of argument, which I will NOT have, especially with a person that does not even know me. I am repulsed by the way you have patronized me with the underlying message of "You are not smart enough to study science, philosophy, or math." Do you really find comfort in questioning my intelligence? Does that sooth your little insecurities inside?

You know, if only had the money to study everything I was ever interested in, that would be my dream job. I have so many ideas and questions to ask, that I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Someone with my level of interest and persistence is very hard to come by. I am the kind of person that will work on something for 48 hours in a row if you let me. You know, that's how I learned to play guitar, speak German, write, and program. Just because I don't velcro myself to the little notches in the economy, just because I may not go to class to learn about quarks, vacuums, advanced polymers, or whatever you people like to study in the science field... just because I am not in Advanced Quantum Physics 404, work for NASA, or have a PhD in Fiber optics... just because I don't study Socrates, Siddhartha Gautama, or any little underground philosopher you might so happen to name, at the university level does not mean that I know nothing about these subjects.

In fact, guess what I'm here to do, Indireloaded? I'm going to break the ties in the corporate world. I'm going to show people what they really need to be truly successful. I am going to point out all the fabrications in this little economic bundle that's going on right now. You'll see.

And if you truly pack the gear, you'd also know that most art (that is good) is not just some creative playtime doodling. You undermine it. The way I have found it, the way it's been taught to me, is that creativity is not separate from critical thinking. Critical thinking, although intertwined with creativity, is the base of it. You don't have creativity without critical thinking. But you can have critical thinking without creativity.

Another thing; I think it's funny the way some of you people categorize things into subjects. Ultimately, it is all just a fragment of what is knowledge. You think I am unfit for Philosophy, Mathematics, and Science. The funny thing is, go ahead and say that; I find irony in that paradox, because not only can one not exist without the other, but they also depend on computers and art, and vice versa. I think it's a bit... frankly, ignorant of you, to say what you said, not realizing this. You simply cannot have art (that is good) or computer programs without those things.

Now I understand that you're entitled to your own opinion. If you want to think I am too stupid for Philosophy, Science, or Mathematics, go right ahead. And you know what? Go ahead and pack those stones in the snowball. It's going to sting me for a little bit, but you know what? You lose more credibility.

shh!
21-08-08, 10:35 AM
^^^^ hahaha

IndiReloaded
21-08-08, 11:46 AM
Shaddap, LW.

anachronistic
21-08-08, 11:50 AM
http://schol.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/black-power.jpg