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The topic of free will is introductory philosophy. It's like politics; it's easy to comprehend the argument and form an opinion.
It's not worth anybody's time or effort discussing it, there's much more difficult questions in philosophy to contemplate. And unfortunately most of these questions/arguments cannot be coherently stated in a sentence, rather takes an entire book to cover the premises and thus becomes difficult for laymen to decide to agree or disagree when they can't begin to comprehend it.
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that's why schopenhauer, hume and descartes spent years pondering it, right?
Good shit man, i probably go to thailand instead then
if i can give you 1 piece of advice it'd be to visit the full moon festival in koh pangan.
it's a way less touristy island full of natives and expats. it's incredibly cheap and chill. though from what i've heard from friends this festival is just pure mushroom and acid craziness. last time i was in thailand i was travelling w/ family so i didn't go there, but a bunch of my friends have and they said it was balls to the wall insane.
also be sure to visit pattaya and plan to spend at least a week in bangkok. there's just so much to see.. make sure you don't just stay in khaosan road the entire trip, try to branch off a bit. if you're feeling real fucking bold go to a restaurant that is clearly for thais only. if they don't have an english menu you're golden. order tom yum goong and start sweating. they have all kinds of shit there.. tripe, pig's placenta, chicken hearts, scorpions, various lizards, insects et cetera.
other dishes you absolutely have to try: papaya salad, beef salad, giant tiger shrimp, thai ice cream (tamarind is my fav, try them all though), cabbages & condoms restaurant in bangkok, crab in krabi..
njoy your trip m8, thailand is always a great choice.
garlic only really leaves a bad smell if it is somehow crushed. thinly slice it or dice it with a really sharp knife and it will not only taste less bitter and intense, it also won't have you stink as much.
even mortar & pestle with coarse sea salt is better than a garlic press. unless of course you like the bitter and over-the-top flavour, then knock yourself out.
if you really are worried about garlic smell, maybe you have a date or something, make sure to wash your entire face. brushing your teeth ain't enough. some of the smell sticks to your skin and pores instead of your gum.
finally, if you're an american and you buy that disgusting pre-minced garlic in a glass i will hunt you down and kill you in your sleep~
i'm studying there for 4 months, then backpacking through vietnam
i didn't see many tourists here, but it depends on district ofc. at every time of the year there'll be a shitton of tourists in gangnam, but if i had to take a rough guess i'd say itaewon was about 80% korean, 5% middle eastern, 5% african, 10% ameriburgers & europeans.
very little tourists in general, a lot of the non koreans were expats or migrants, which i judged solely by their ability to speak korean. even if there are tourists running around they are often contained in their designated tourist trap bullshit places..
some people refer to it as little india and it's pretty fitting with all the indian & middle eastern influence. itaewon is also a military district where tons and tons of american expats and actual soldiers live. so you'll see a lot of american breweries, bbq places, smoked meats, steakhouses, 7/11 all over and so on.
weather right now is super hot and very humid.. honestly just google it if you are curious about each season, i dk shit.
though i can tell you about housing and food. generally speaking living in seoul is expensive, though it is way less expensive than other comparable cities like new york or tokyo. i found a hostel for 20 bucks a night.
searched around airbnb and will be staying at a single room near my uni for roughly 15 bucks a night. that's really good for seoul, usually you'll pay a lot more. if you want a nice place, expect twice as much or more. i'm not a hotel all inclusive kinda guy, never was.
food in itself is expensive, but restaurants are cheap as fuck. cooking for yourself will probably cost as much or more as just going out. if you don't mind eating local food or street food from carts, meals can be as cheap as two to five dollar for something filling.
i dk if this means much, but i've been to india, southeast asia, almost all of europe, latin america and i still think no place can match the variety and quality of restaurants available here.
guess we'll have to wait & see for hanoi, tokyo and the united states which are my next targets
rn I'm chilling in a rundown Spa in Itaewon. every time I leave my room I see naked koreans and arabs. I use their "onsen" like thrice a day, shit's fucking lit.
Itaewon is probably THE place to live if you're in seoul. it has everything from cheap whorehouses and transgender bars to haute cuisine restaurants and bakeries, taco trucks, cramped ramen shops, street ford carts playing kendrick lamar at full volume, craftbeer bars, clubs, american southern style bbq... it couldn't possibly be more varied and multi faceted.
I literally witnessed a rich black guy in a Corvette cabrio blasting young thug hollering at some (apparently) homeless korean chicks. this city is insane..