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  1. exactly conditioning from parents and...

    exactly conditioning from parents and grandparents, but in the end I think they had good values in some things, in the end I don't mind inheriting many of their values. I just temper their values...
  2. I don't think it's a problem of where it stops,...

    I don't think it's a problem of where it stops, if you have your own inner compass. It's like "oh so you are buying a new shirt, where does it stop, when you have 1000 pairs of shirts?" Unless you...
  3. Yes, but though I have a lot of conscious reasons...

    Yes, but though I have a lot of conscious reasons for many things, including simple living, it's mostly goes back much further than that. It goes back to childhood and how I was raised. So yea...
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    at least microsoft is big prestigious company...

    at least microsoft is big prestigious company etc. so I could see *some* people getting excited (I don't get excited about corporate jobs either though). I had an interview for a job in the gambling...
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    I don't see anything wrong with the original...

    I don't see anything wrong with the original email, only I might not tell anyone where exactly I was going (or update linked-in until I had the job for several months - yea paranoia).
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    Passion is a fairy tale for children and not even...

    Passion is a fairy tale for children and not even a useful one. There are a lot of things besides passion that actual adults regret not seeking in a career. For some money sure, lifelong poverty is...
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    but fake passion to get the job. It seems a lot...

    but fake passion to get the job. It seems a lot of people out there do care about such nonsense as seeming passionate. What can I say, the world is insane >8)
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    well only one apartment I've ever lived in had a...

    well only one apartment I've ever lived in had a dishwasher (and I don't think I used it much then either), most apartments probably don't (and do you really want to make it the "make or break"...
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    break-*through* (yea maybe only because it...

    break-*through*

    (yea maybe only because it ended with you get out of there with another job, but ...)
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    good news

    good news
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    the best friendship system is having no friends. ...

    the best friendship system is having no friends. maybe ... and in the same way the best economic system is ... that guy who lives in a cave.
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    Noone who I am referring to that grew up in the...

    Noone who I am referring to that grew up in the old Soviet union would have grown up under Stalin, that's a much older generation. We're talking maybe Brezhnev - Gorbachev.
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    I'm not sure what the article on selfishness and...

    I'm not sure what the article on selfishness and capitalism was about, I'm not sure what it was contrasting (which economies exactly?) nor did it seem to be based on much data at all except donations...
  14. I gave my juicer away, granted it never was a 100...

    I gave my juicer away, granted it never was a 100 plus dollar juicer or anything (maybe a $35 juicer). It was a real pain to clean though.

    If I had cancer I have no idea what lengths I would go...
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    I'd have to agree with that at this point, super...

    I'd have to agree with that at this point, super cynically yea, never ever did I believe it would be this hard to get a job. I would have kissed the ass of my verbal abuser despite the cruelty and...
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    adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional...

    adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families have some meetings that you can go to even if your family wasn't alcoholic/addicted but just dysfunctional. Me and my bf went, we related to...
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    it may have been a big breakdown in the context...

    it may have been a big breakdown in the context of that workplace (in most workplaces it would be, but I really don't know how things are at that school or even in that field of work). But is it a...
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    Some things are deliberately designed to be...

    Some things are deliberately designed to be addictive so one should not fault themselves too much for being so. Processed food like potato chips are deliberately designed to be addictive. So maybe...
  19. at a certain point it's in the realm of can't be...

    at a certain point it's in the realm of can't be helped, I mean yes noone shouldn't post pictures of being passed out on the floor drunk but beyond that. So one decides not to have any social media...
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    i wonder if the constant search for external...

    i wonder if the constant search for external feedback is why social media depresses people, it's all extrinsic rewards (the likes). And yea chasing after those external rewards is part of life...
  21. Infrequently vile I get angry, and also I...

    Infrequently vile

    I get angry, and also I BELIEVE in the necessity of manipulating people, like I literally believe it's how most people survive, period, and really often the only way to survive. ...
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    managers are seldom the problem but the mangers...

    managers are seldom the problem but the mangers who simply are out to lunch and don't manage anything, ie they don't do their jobs pretty much, are a problem. What fills the power vacuum at that...
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    i've thought of this, and it is how much money I...

    i've thought of this, and it is how much money I need to make without saving anything. It's not 100% determined really, I'd have to think more about it. I think at this point my existing 401k and...
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    because there are very few good jobs that pay...

    because there are very few good jobs that pay anything enough to live on just a bunch of gig economy work, so you have to put up with anything under the sun to get any job (being on call, travel all...
  25. if someone was to literally put me through...

    if someone was to literally put me through college I'd have a pretty strong obligation to stay married to them at that point I think.
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