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  1. fliptopia

    how crap is this government ?

    I completely agree that honest work gives some dignity and self worth BTW. Just to be clear I'm not disagreeing with everything you're saying. Just speaking to what is coming across as a filtered view. I understand it may be more nuanced in practice than what you put in a post here though. No they don't have to. Im talking not about whether working works but how you get someone to believe that working will work for them or that they can even start working if they do see it would be good for them.
  2. fliptopia

    how crap is this government ?

    Not on that as an over arching maxim. No. I'm thinking more that you seem to have a narrow view of what is a bad/worse circumstance. I see a person as their situation (or circumstance). You have a brain composed how ever it is with both concious thought and more primal desires/urges, a body with what it has and what you feed it and the brain is impacted by all the experiences of life. The decision you make today might not be the decision you would make tomorrow because somethings change but maybe it will be the same as often things stay reasonably the same. So that is aituation/circumstance. Your whole of physical existence. It's basically why you can't choose a belief about anything. About religion, about what would be good for breakfast, about how to get yourself in a happier situation. In fact most people's beliefs about what makes them happy constantly are at odds with with what actually makes them happy at least some of the time and in most cases a lot of the time. How does one in a circumstance where they don't believe they can do better and don't have the skills or know how to access the knowledge to unlock the skills to make their situation better go about improvement? It basically comes down to luck. Your best hope is to hear/see the right thing at the right time when you have inspiration (which is another thing you don't really choose to have) or to give you the inspiration and maybe if the rest of your circumstance doesn't get in your way you can get somewhere. Your prescription of just working through it reminds me of the brand of Christian who tells you that you don't believe in their god because you haven't prayed enough or read the bible correctly or just gone to church enough or in the right way. They can't accept that you might have just looked at the same stuff and heard the same things and come to a different conclusion because to them it's so damn obvious that if you saw what they saw you would believe what they do. Everyone wants to believe in the true thing. Either some (lots) have to be wrong - given the number of different beliefs and opinions out there or there are a bunch of different truths or different ways going about things that lead to tglhe same result or varying results that are right for different people. /here endeth the insufferable ramble that may or may not make sense to another reader.
  3. fliptopia

    how crap is this government ?

    I just think your being very selective about what circumstances matter
  4. fliptopia

    how crap is this government ?

    So circumstance doesn't change what you can achieve but people shouldn't get "shut up sit down money" because that circumstance prevents them achieving?
  5. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    I assume it's teenage aliens on their p plates having some fun.
  6. fliptopia

    Your mug, my mug, or everyones bloody mug ?

    If someone wants my water bottle they'll probably have my car too...
  7. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    Is true nothing just another concept that is as hard to comprehend as infinity?
  8. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    I know. I ask the question because scientists have found that there is something there that we have no idea how to really interact with and can barely measure it's existence. But if it is a "dark" element or maybe made up of a bunch of them then this is what I, personally, mean by elements we don't know about yet or understand. If we only know about it because it makes up such a large part of what's out there imagine what we might be missing... Or maybe it's just one thing and we actually are close to having it all worked out...
  9. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    No it probably wouldn't but it may still be some sort of element. A whole different set of elements potentially.
  10. fliptopia

    Mobile phones and drivers

    I know at least 2 people who've been caught in the right lane not overtaking (I wasn't all that sympathetic)
  11. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    What is dark matter made of?
  12. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    Why would stuff need to be made of things we can see/feel/detect? Would a creature without optics know it doesn't have sight and what it could sense with it? Could there be things we can't interact with and what we see are beings that occupy that space learning to interact with what we can detect? It could explain a lot of phenomena. Just look at things like dark matter that does interact with our world that we only just finding ways to measure. Just spit balling more ideas.
  13. fliptopia

    The truth is out there.

    Only because tech is so young. Like a year is a long time to a 6 year old.
  14. fliptopia

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    That's a happy drummer.
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