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Kelsey Rinella
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What are your greatest and most shareable insights?
 
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Dropping a silent 'e' when appending suffixes to a root word is more dignified in most cases than the alternative.
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MisterCranky wrote:
Dropping a silent 'e' when appending suffixes to a root word is more dignified in most cases than the alternative.


Excellent segue! One of mine is that it's helpful to avoid caring about one's own dignity.
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Hit snooze.
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Life is round.
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rinelk wrote:
MisterCranky wrote:
Dropping a silent 'e' when appending suffixes to a root word is more dignified in most cases than the alternative.


Excellent segue! One of mine is that it's helpful to avoid caring about one's own dignity.


Extremely valid point, but I was referring to the dignity of humanity, if that matters.
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Elfbane wrote:
Life is round.


Could you explain?
 
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There is no truth so true as to be able to sustain the worldview all by itself.
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Non-shallow wisdom, or anything similar, can't be summed up in a sentence or paragraph. If nothing else, why a statement is wise is just as important as the statement itself. This includes these sentences.
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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Wisdom? Um...

On booze: Beer before liquor, never sicker; liquor before beer, never fear.

Australian snakes: Red and yellow kill a fellow; red, yellow and black, friend of Jack.

The actual wisdom my come later if I get into the right mood.
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I am a turtle.
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tscook wrote:
Smoke weed everyday


This explains a lot.

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Don't live your life in fear of offending strangers.


So does this.
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Never eat at a place called "Mom's"
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Reading Paulo Coelho's Manual of the Warrior of Light will give you more wise insights than you would need in a lifetime and not one that you actually need.
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whac3 wrote:
Wisdom? Um...

On booze: Beer before liquor, never sicker; liquor before beer, never fear.

Australian snakes: Red and yellow kill a fellow; red, yellow and black, friend of Jack.

The actual wisdom my come later if I get into the right mood.


Both types are red, yellow, and black. You're going to get Jack killed. It's red ON yellow vs. red ON black.
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sink to the stink and the big fist will follow


stinkfist....lydia lunch clint ruin or foetus or jg thirlwell or any of his other names

anyone not deeply immersed in the NYC post punk no wave scene may know him as the guy that wrote the MTV Sports theme and the Venture Bros theme
 
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I'm not sure I've had any great insights that haven't been had by anyone else. But I have had insights that shape my own world view. Take, for instance, the monologue by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now!:

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I’ve seen horrors, horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that, but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means.
....Horror. Horror has a face...And you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces...Seems a thousand centuries ago...We went into a camp to innoculate the children. We left the camp after we had innoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every innoculated arm. There they were in a pile...A pile of little arms. And I remember...I...I...I cried...I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized...like I was shot...Like I was shot with a diamond...a diamond bullet right through my forehead...And I thought: My God...the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters...These were men...trained cadres...these men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love...but they had the strength...the strength...to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral...and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordal instincts to kill without feeling...without passion...without judgement...without judgement. Because it's judgement that defeats us."


My realization here is not that being able to act without judgement is good and necessary for strength, but that that ability is inherent in the human condition. That ability to disregard judgement/conscience and act depending on circumstance is one of the great sources of evil in the world and the reason that the grand utopian visions by various visionaries wishing for a better life are nothing but pipe dreams. Yeah, it's bleak, but it is something that colors my worldview and I use it to evaluate everyone as I interact with them. What circumstances makes them act without judgement/conscience and how will it affect me and my loved ones? It is the bane of civilization.
 
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Smoke weed everyday


Only use intoxicants a few times a month and don't mix them.
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Smoke carrots every day.
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das Andere wrote:
Smoke carrots every day.


Smoke a banana! Or some nutmeg. zombie
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And I should clarify that the post above is my actual wisdom, and I wasn't just riffing on the previous posts.
 
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JoshBot wrote:
E-lek-trickle banana
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Yeah dont smoke a banana or nutmeg...probably a real bad idea.
 
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