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by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

War is a bad metaphor from where I'm sitting. Some expectations of others are reasonable and things to which you might want to aspire. Some are unreasonable or completely shtty. It is not a surrender to hold yourself to a standard of evaluating these as they are presented. Rote rejection seems just ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9095
Views: 296541

Re: Petty annoyances

That’s not all that shocking. They had information that it was a differently colored person so applied a simple exclusion test. Better than dragging everyone in for further questioning.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I think the Nicolean view of identity is a bit wack. In the zone between blowing in the breeze of public opinion like POTUS and atomic identity "real self" that can only be constant or betrayed, is a place where feedback from idea exposure, events, and yea social interactions shift the view of self ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Overall he has a set of concerns I share - I do think people are babies about gratification and the expectation of an other to solve their suffering. I do think there is a toxicity to the conversations of the left and that the current state of discouraging critical thinking by suppressing speech is ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I find it refreshing that someone looks at problems that people express themselves, and then looks for accessible frames of reference to present solutions in a digestible format. I don't think he is forcing specific universal truths at all, rather, I think he is pointing out ideas that can form a f...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

His thing on logos and the sense in which genesis is true is pretty awful. He seems oblivious to the baggage he’s bringing to the analysis to selectively force fit stories into universal truths. He’s finding universals because he’s imposing a worldview on those stores that makes literary references ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

It can both be true that naive optimism is a common view that needs a corrective and that the person telling you the real deal is life is misery is trying to sell you a remedy that is fairly dramatic (because all is misery so remedy must be proportionately Heavy).
by JasonL
Yesterday, 08:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Masculinity, so fragile

I would observe that if the view “life is happiness” is the view of a 3 year old, “life is suffering” is the the view of a 13 year old emo kid. Life contains both and obviously so - why the binary, bro?
by JasonL
19 Feb 2018, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Podcasts are life
by JasonL
19 Feb 2018, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

About :30 in so far. I don’t like the way he presents “one way to think about a thing is X” as “x is a fact”. It is a disease of social psych types, religious types and self help types and he’s at that nexus. I don’t disagree with a set of general propositions starting with people generally act like...
by JasonL
19 Feb 2018, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

What is the Venn diagram of people who listen to EconTalk who don't have access to Peterson's podcast/lectures except by YouTube? His audio is on all the usual apps/services. I mean probably me. I never go to anyone's youtube channel because they are to a first order estimate 100% garbage. Get off ...
by JasonL
18 Feb 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 618

Re: Idiocracy is here

Oh gawd zippah guy die in a fire dude
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I didn't know anything about Peterson until very recently like maybe this thread so yeah me too.
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 11:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 11:10
So, I'm kinda looking forward to that Annihilation movie.
Me too.
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 10:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

Nobody engages in hitler reclamation projects - but that shit happens all the times with leftist monsters starting with Stalin. Yeah, the problem in modern society is not "there's too much widespread socially-accepted support of Hitler and too extreme damnation of Stalin." There's the right damnati...
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 10:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7121

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Civil War is near the worst of them. The central conflict is contrived and the major plot points near the end made my eyes roll down the street to get a beer by themselves.
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

The "old wisdom" being what, "it's cool to rape a chick as long as you marry her when one of the kids you father on her crawls up and sucks the splinter out of her finger and she wakes up?" It was helpfully explicated by one of the Reddit commenters: in Sleeping Beauty, the masculine represents civ...
by JasonL
16 Feb 2018, 09:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

The Communist murders were also far less thorough --the gulag for all its horror wasn't an extermination camp. Jews in Soviet Russia and Commie Europe in general certainly had a bad time of it with some of them being murdered, but Communism never tried to systematically wipe all ALL of them the way...
by JasonL
15 Feb 2018, 17:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

Woo that guy murdered and starved and imprisoned a lot of people guys. He's at least the Dan Marino of totalitarian murderers and I give him no credit for intent. His inadvertent starvation is just as bad as his deliberate actions. If we are playing hypotheticals, does a hitler win preclude a stalin...
by JasonL
15 Feb 2018, 16:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

HE'S JUST AS BAD AS THE GUY HE BEAT.
by JasonL
15 Feb 2018, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

FFS FFF, the best day under stalin is really really bad dude.
by JasonL
15 Feb 2018, 16:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76700

Re: I may want to see that?

I would look askance at the nature of the thing Russia became after being "saved". In the sense that it was a sovereign political entity, I guess. In the sense that the things of value were preserved? Hardly. It became a horror show.
by JasonL
15 Feb 2018, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9085

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

The explicitly political can't be art comment is just stupid full stop. It is fundamentally incorrect and whatever he might have been trying to get at, that's what he said. He didn't take issue with commercial art, he took issue with the message, which seems to make him pretty awful? Again, I haven'...
by JasonL
14 Feb 2018, 22:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1185

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Ahh the Jew fruit.
by JasonL
14 Feb 2018, 22:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1185

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Mangosteen are delicious. It’s a super popular flavor of Asian gum and candy. Similar somewhat to lychee