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Dogen



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's an important point that more people don't grasp. It's easy to see the bad things that affect you, but hard to see the ones that don't. I think it's natural to think the things that have a big impact on us are common, perhaps more common than things we don't see (illusory majority, availability heuristic, etc; I'll spare you the links). We're not born to be logical thinkers, we have to force it, you know? Find the data to know if our experience is really as widespread as we feel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, and if something happens to you that really impacts you, then it is an important thing, it's something that you _know_ affected your life. which is why i say we should be against any bullying - the fact that someone else was bullied worse really doesn't make it ok that you were bullied, or teased, or otherwise badly treated.

while the incidence of being made fun of for your weight may be higher for women than men, the incidence of people who have been fun of being made fun of is 100%. and that's the thing that matters to you, personally.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
I notice no one is arguing opposite mouse on this issue anymore... people are impressed by your facts and figures. Wink


science - it's great stuff!

or, to quote xkcd:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:

I know this is unrelated, but I've just noticed that your avatar is Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan.

This is an obvious sign that I must re-read that comic. It's awesome.
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