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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: You learn something new everyday: what did you learn today?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:58 pm 

Replies: 2,199
Views: 42,694


The word 'corybantic'.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: What unreasonable expectations did others have about you?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 360


Any time I was forced into some afterschool activity and turned out to be good at it, there was always the "encouragement" of "You're so good at it, you could study it and do it as a job!" No. I do not want to do that. I was not doing that thing because I wanted to, it was becaus...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Does ''getting it over with'' guarantee life satisfaction ?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 272


It only makes sense if you were going to do that thing anyway and are procrastinating for no useful reason.

As a pressure tactic, "get it over with" runs smack into the wall of "I was never going to do that anyway, why would I do it now?"

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Employers discriminating against people who don't drive?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,428


Here, not having a local state driver's license is a way for employers to discriminate against immigrants (aka 'foreigners' or 'non-whiteys') without actually seeming to do so. So you'll see a lot of job ads which mention the need for a local license regardless of whether there's any driving as part...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 50 year anniversary since man last set foot on the moon

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 522


"Moon's haunted." More seriously, it is kind of a pity that international political tensions were needed to get to the moon, and the momentum just wasn't there afterwards. Look at the result - over half the planet's population has never experienced a moment when a human being was on the mo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has resigned

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 194


For those wondering: she's only resigned from her in-party senior role. She has neither resigned from the party itself nor from her job. This is more like resigning from being the second-in-command of organizing the Christmas party at your job, without it affecting your actual paid job in any way. (...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: House Full Time Job

 Post subject: Re: House Full Time Job
Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 360


Sounds like your father has something wrong with him mentally.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Do you feel like it is cheating in video games if....

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 474


No? It's no more cheating than looking up the rules of chess before playing a game. There are players out there who have enormous experience in a game and know all kinds of things. Are they 'cheating' because of their experience? What about if they take someone under their wing and teach them? Is th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: How would things have been if Hillary won in 2016?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 8:06 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,178


Not American, but from what I can tell from this side of the world, she wouldn't have been a particularly amazing President (or a particularly bad one, as such things go). However, I think any boringly average President - from either side - would have been significantly better than the absolute dump...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Why is mental well-being worse for singles than couples ?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 224


With couples, they can support each other through times of low mental well-being. Singles are less likely to have someone who can do this, or do it as often. It's not an absolutely given situation in either case, but it can be a factor. On top of this, there's the societal pressure to be in a relati...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Will intelligence help you succeed?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 376


It's not necessarily a huge factor. There may be some prospective dating partners who prefer intelligence, but even then it can be subject to diminishing returns. Raw measurably IQ is not generally attractive as the ability to apply it in the real world; if you can use it to boost your career or sol...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good at maps and time?

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 7:13 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 927


Maps, sure. Time... I can judge based on position of the sun and the angles of shadows (also good for compass directions). Less accurate at night, obviously.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Service industry: Misunderstandings with customers

Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 7:07 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 365


So I said "You don't want a bag, do you?" The customer thought I was being rude Most of the time people don't listen to your words, they listen to your tones of voice and look at your body language and facial expressions, and then make (incorrect) assumptions about what you said and your ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Why do some employers not reply back?

Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 7:03 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,876


No one in business has time to waste contacting people they're not going to hire. But they're more than happy for dozens, if not hundreds of people to waste time and effort attempting to interact with them. Because hey, it's not their money they're wasting, it's other people's! That's perfectly fin...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Why do some employers not reply back?

Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,876


If an employer called to tell you you didn't get the job and you ask why - then they open themselves up to possible legal issues. Many employers issue automatically generated emails, with a template, saying not much more than "Thank you for applying; we have decided not to go with you at this ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Would you date a criminal (a person having a record)?

Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 6:55 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 870


I'd make a decision which would be based on what they actually did and whether I saw that as being a problem. I wouldn't necessarily base it on whether a legal system had decided they were a criminal. There are plenty of examples of people being convicted of crimes they did not commit, and of 'crime...
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