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    Quote Originally Posted by Float On View Post
    No. Just the opposite.

    Let's think about this. Let's say I met a woman I really like, but who was into running marathons.

    Following your train of thought: "I don't want to date her because she is a runner and I am not a runner. So she will probably make me run laps with her. That ain't happenin', sistah!"

    But my train of thought is this: "I am open to dating a woman who is a runner of marathons. If she wants me to run laps with her I will simply decline. Though I will cheer her on and support her marathon running."

    In my train of thought I don't worry about her judging me or "making" me do something. Why? Self-confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Posting the video of David is an appeal to authority.

    I profoundly dislike cell phones.

    Are you saying to be fully human one must become a cyborg? Uh... oooookay, makes sense.

    I am not resentful of the shallow swimmers. Those normies are happy. Good on them. Salt of the earth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I think my problem is not so much my "rigid" personality or my lack of cell phone.

    My problem is centered more on these things:

    -My "type" physically is very different than my "type" intellectually.

    -My overall lifestyle is unconventional and in a state like Ohio, which is full of normies, it is hard to find a match.
    Now I get it.

    All through the day, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine. All through the night, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.

    Look, I was a lot like you for most of my life. In some ways, to my own chagrin, I still am. It took me decades to realize my ignorance. You're probably a decade or more from realizing yours. Just thought I'd try to save you some time. If you think David Foster Wallace represents authority, here's the same message in a language you might understand someday.


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    It boils down to "Do you want to be right or happy?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    Now I get it.

    All through the day, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine. All through the night, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.

    Look, I was a lot like you for most of my life. In some ways, to my own chagrin, I still am. It took me decades to realize my ignorance. You're probably a decade or more from realizing yours. Just thought I'd try to save you some time. If you think David Foster Wallace represents authority, here's the same message in a language you might understand someday.

    They got a name for the winners in the world
    I want a name when I lose
    They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
    Call me Deacon Blues

    Love Steely Dan!!!!!!!! And I graduated from the University of Alabama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    It boils down to "Do you want to be right or happy?"
    False dichotomy.

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    You want to be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    You want to be right.
    Right about what?

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    Everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post
    Everything.
    Of course, I would like to be right about everything. Do you want to be wrong about things?

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    No, some of us just accept it more easily than others.

    actually, often I want to be wrong and am sadly not.

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