After Highschool Thoughts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by funkgab, Jan 10, 2009.

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    QUOTE]

    While I disagree with alot of what GG had to say (no offense),

    Don't forget what it is you are fighting for. It's what makes this Country great and set apart from others. ;)
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    The right to make a statement or opinion is not equal or in any way the same as the worth or value of it.
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    I dunno, I feel opinions have worth. Whether or not I agree with the foundation of which their opinion was founded is a whole different story.
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    What I'm arguing is obviously going over your head. There is a difference between a RIGHT to something and a LICENSE to it. The right to an opinion is undeniable in any civilized country and should always be. The license to an opinion requires experience and knowledge of the subject. To make opinions on hearsay and on subjects that don't concern you is disgusting and the mark of an uneducated person.
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    That's a nice way of saying "I'm better than you, look at how intelligent I can sound on the internet!" :roll:


    I'm an English major in college, so don't accuse me of attacking you for not being able to understand your post. I just think it's incredibly pretentious of you to make a statement like that. Yes, I don't agree with her opinion either, but it's still her opinion regardless. That doesn't give you the grounds to argue your own opinion onto her.
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    Guh.. I hate the tolerance of ignorance. Thats' what's wrong with this country. Stupidity is allowed to run rampant and unchecked.
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    Giving equal value to others' opinions is not ignorant. The moment you stop giving value to others' opinions, forward progress comes to a halt. Sure the side effects are hearing opinions based on issues which not everyone may agree with and might even persuade others to follow in another direction. But you need opinions to move forward regardless. If it weren't for opinions some caveman would still be staring at a chunk of rock.

    This is only my opinion.
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    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    At the risk of looking like a huge ass who posts good quotes and proceeds to proudly lord it over people as if he said it himself, I humbly submit this one for thoughtful consideration. ;)

    I'm with Ali, some folks are letting themselves get wound up too tight. There's opinions, and there's opinions punctuated with little knowing jabs. Just a bit of bait to give the post some kick. Maybe get a rise. I'm not getting on anyone's case. Sometimes I can't help myself either :twisted: It's fine to say 'it's their problem not mine' but lets not kid ourselves, the discussion would be better served if we showed a little restraint. :mrgreen:
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    feelings aren't facts
    opinions aren't facts
    what is, is
    what ain't, ain't.....................and that's that

    An open mind is an awesome resource and it astounds me how dissed the people with open minds get in this so called free society. Your case is being proven GG. I've learned to give people enough rope to hang themselves. The hard part is not saying :"I told you so" when the time comes.:)
    IMO: I do not see how "education" and being "educated" has really benefited this world. Sure, as a species we may know more than 5000 years ago, but we as a species choose to ignore the warnings of the very people who taught us. Educations are worthless without wisedom. IN MY Opinion: education can save the world and bring all the greatness of the human race to the forefront and create a world free of hunger, wars, pestolence/dissease, conflict and disharmony. But it chooses not to, why? It's been prostituting itself for selfish gains. So claiming that you are "educated', especially to use as a defense of one's opinion, is quite a bit of evidence against openmindedness.
    People live in boxes under the illusion that the box they are in, is of thier own choosing.
    Really, boxes are just contempt prior to investigation and closed mindedness. There is only one pricipal garanteed to keep a person in ever lasting ignorace and it's: "contempt prior to investigation" Therefore, I choose to live outside the box. A mind is a terrible thing to waste behind the ruse of societal norms.
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    I was just showing that being "less educated" isn't a good defence for an opinion stated with an attitude of fact. Kinda backing up what Sparky said. This and pointing out 5000
    years of "education" got us where we are, when we could be somewhere alot nicer as a species. A truely "educated" person doesn't use thier education to talk down to other people, Therefore TDS got enough rope to hang himself and put the noose around his own neck with this statement:
    Education can enhance intelligence and put intelligence to work. What a person memorized and disciplines learned to get a piece of paper stating you jumped through every hoop require to get said peice of paper, does not proove intelligence. Using those disciplines and memorized moments for the good of other people is what gives value and wisdom to the recipient of and "education" I personally do not see much of that going on in the world today.
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    I get what your saying wiskas.

    Maybe we're really not so civilized. It's still human survival over human decency. I could be kind to you, or I could steal what's your and make it mine. That damned survival instinct is just so strong.

    This is where I see religion coming into play (though admittedly susceptible to problems of its own; a lot of them). I can at least appreciate it's aim of suppressing our animal tendencies for the for the betterment of all.
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    Again, all I state are opinions that form beliefs, that relate to actions. i try to get past myself enough to be openminded. Sometimes it's harder to do than others and takes longer. That's where I believe we 'hang" ourelves.....we cease to be openminded and our personal evolution stops. Somewhere we were led to believe it's better to be "right" than happy.
    If the originator of this thread seeks what makes him "happy" rather than what others say is "right" then his answer is already in front of him. so often we get caught up in what we believe is right at the moment, that we shortchange ourselve of the facts that will bring us happiness. My point is along the lines that we use our educations for proving we are right at the cost of what makes us happy. We have wars to proove that fact. Once again, we have opinions and feelings about things and that's what our actions are based on. I think (then agains, it's another "IMOH") if Funkgab really searches for what makes him happy, instead of what he believes he should do based on outside expectations, his answer is already there right in front of him. ;)
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    Woah, kind of wish I had never clicked on this thread. So many angry internet persons.

    I for one, could never join a military unless there was an incredibly just cause. Something like WW2. The thought of killing another human being on orders makes me sick to my stomach.
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    So, i skimmed through the rest of these posts, and well, damn,
    the military, well i've known guys who have absolutely loved it, and guys who have fucked hated it, worst mistake of their life. i guess it depends on you as a person. i just have to say don't rush into it, you may end up regretting it.

    on the other end the trades are a good career. i just kind of fell into it and i love it. get school paid for, always doing something different. you just have to be careful picking your trade. i'm in HVAC, which is good for my climate, hot summers, cold winters, we stay busy pretty much year round. i havent been laid off in 5 years. my company is sending me to school in fall for engineering. something to think about, but like i said, you have to pick a good trade, theres about half a million carpenders laid off right now, tinners too. service is the key, stuff is always going to need to be serviced and fixed.

    just think it through man
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    Am I the only one who's appreciative of the most relevant and brilliant use of a movie quote ever?
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    This Tweak drama could have been avoided completely had Funkgab simply scheduled an appointment with his Guidance Counselor. :lol:

    But hell, this place has been rather dull lately. We need more heated threads like this!