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by commonsense
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fill in the blank
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Fill in the blank

...like ignoring the heuristic, thinking breeds insanity.
by commonsense
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 65
Views: 467

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

VT & SF: First of all, I found these posts to be interesting and provocative, except where they got off track and into some ad hominem shit. Both of you in the past have proved to be proficient at presenting your arguments without labelling opponents or presuming to know what the other is thinking. ...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Valintines
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Valintines

Is it better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all?
by commonsense
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Where Are You Philosophically? Left Brain/Right Brain Weather ~
Replies: 32
Views: 347

Re: ~ Where Are You Philosophically? Left Brain/Right Brain Weather ~

Arising_uk wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:28 am
I'm British, we're born knowing what the weather will be.
In my experience, there are only 2 seasons in the UK: rainy and foggy. :)
by commonsense
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 65
Views: 467

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

Delving into family history I have found that I come from a largely Jewish background, most likely Polish and/or Austrian Jew. Some debate that Jewish heritage is a blood line, other's strictly cultural. So is it a blood line or cultural heritage? I have my opinions already, but thoughts? per the d...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: Fake News

As for me, I think CNN is just a little bit left of center on occasion. Sometimes it's the headline or banner that colors the objective news that follows. I'll provide an example when I come across one again.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 65
Views: 467

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

That is advantage, as -1- also noticed. I can get away with making jokes about Jewishness with money which, if my family and their associates are any guide, have a solid basis in truth :) You and -1- are among many who take this as advantage. If it helps with joke-telling, then you've found a ready...
by commonsense
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Where Are You Philosophically? Left Brain/Right Brain Weather ~
Replies: 32
Views: 347

Re: ~ Where Are You Philosophically? Left Brain/Right Brain Weather ~

, Thank you for this thought-provoking, mind-blowing post of the kind that can keep one up at night, damn you. To wit: I (right-brainedly) stare into an out-of-body experience, while I (left-brainedly) sense my surroundings as they are in the present and will be in the foreseeable future. I’m aware ...
by commonsense
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 65
Views: 467

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

Delving into family history I have found that I come from a largely Jewish background, most likely Polish and/or Austrian Jew. Some debate that Jewish heritage is a blood line, other's strictly cultural. So is it a blood line or cultural heritage? I have my opinions already, but thoughts? To be a J...
by commonsense
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scale of Dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Scale of Dreams

My only hope is that this individual member is able to overcome her glaring weaknesses in the not too distant future, in order for her to be able to enjoy a more robust reality within this grand forum; The PhilosophyNow Forums! You know me too well :!: I crave more robust experiences in the Forum ....
by commonsense
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is a "real" job?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: What is a "real" job?

Plenty of experience from the sales industry. In telemarketing I've had a few customers rudely tell me to get a real job e.g. Multi-level jobs are often regarded in this manner if you do an internet study (check Primerica for example). PhilX 🇺🇸 Telemarketing must be one of the most unreal jobs ther...
by commonsense
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is a "real" job?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: What is a "real" job?

Jobs that don't serve a useful purpose to the jobholder and are hard to make a living from with poor/no benefits. PhilX 🇺🇸 It is very interesting that you said "useful purpose to the jobholder because there are many jobs that have no purpose at all for the worker other than trading his time for the...
by commonsense
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is a "real" job?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: What is a "real" job?

PhilX, going forward please don't make me fish so hard when I ask for clarification. :)
by commonsense
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is a "real" job?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: What is a "real" job?

Yes, but surely you mean something other than all jobs that aren't marketing positions. Really, what are you referencing? Jobs that don't serve a useful purpose to the jobholder and are hard to make a living from with poor/no benefits. PhilX 🇺🇸 It is very interesting that you said "useful purpose t...
by commonsense
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Emotion?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: What is Emotion?

Sadness is a feeling that combines the purely physiological event of emotion with some specific memory. In the case of sadness there is causal connection either memory to a fear reaction, or a fear reaction to memory. Fear reaction itself can be either slowing of response or heightening of response...