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In Topic: [Music] What are you listening to?

28 August 2014 - 10:36 AM


Couldn't find a youtube of it but I am for some reason really into this song at the moment. I develop odd obsessions with certain music on occasion that for some reason really resonate with me and I just listen to them so much I burn out on it until later and it becomes another track on my mp3 player.

In Topic: Vogue

25 August 2014 - 07:59 PM

Pfft, flailing your arms around like morons is not dance.

This is real dancing :

In Topic: "English peoples' main use today is judging American talent"

24 August 2014 - 04:30 AM

Hmmm.. didn't realize UK's only major tourist attraction was their royalty

that's pretty sad if true

In Topic: "English peoples' main use today is judging American talent"

23 August 2014 - 09:24 PM

I think it should stop somewhere before the government supporting a useless royalty with public tax payer money IDK.

At least US's CEOs and politicians and such have to do a little dirty work to steal tax payer money.

In Topic: "English peoples' main use today is judging American talent"

23 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

View PostKawklee, on 23 August 2014 - 01:49 PM, said:

I forgot who wrote it, but I remember reading a brilliant essay that most people's depression now days comes from the lie they're told from birth that they're born equal. That you can be anyone you want to be, that the American dream is real and you can get rich from hard work and smart investments. That lying to Americans from birth like this makes them think something is wrong with them. That they see rich people on TV and they think, "well I could do that" and resent themselves for not doing it.

In fact, we are not born equal. We are born into socio economic spheres and given advantages or disadvantages based on that birth. If you want to succeed in some fields, doing so without that socio-economic background would be difficult, or near impossible. I think having a royal family is a good reminder to people that sometimes life isn't fair. Sometimes people are born into a fuckin heap load of money and you weren't and you can't do anything about it. A royal family helps people focus on themselves, and externalize their problems instead of internalize them.

You lost me when you got to the royal family.

Trying to make your culture as fair as possible is better than just saying "fuck it".

Obviously USA isn't a 100% legit meritocracy and has a wealth gap problem, but still you have to wonder how many successful people if they were told "nope you were born poor you'll probs stay poor" wouldn't have made anything of themselves.

US has had a rough decade or two but overall something about our culture has churned out some serious technological progress.