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Rule of thumb

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 am

What rule of thumb do you live by?

There are many rules of thumb. One example is where for every ten miles per hour you drive, you keep one car length ahead of you (there's more to this).

So what rule of thumb is your favorite?

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Skip » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:01 pm

The more confident someone sounds, the less certain they really are.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Dalek Prime » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:26 pm

Even if a katana is thicker than my thumb, I'm going to try to break it over the other guy's back. :lol:

I don't know. I'll think about it.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by QuantumT » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:34 pm

Skip wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:01 pm
The more confident someone sounds, the less certain they really are.
Concur. True strength is to dare doubt yourself (not to be confused with a low selfesteem!).

My rule of thumb is to never get cocky and never stop searching.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Skip » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:01 pm

QuantumT wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:34 pm
My rule of thumb is to never get cocky and never stop searching.
The first is almost as difficult as resisting a double chocolate brownie;
the second is peril-fraught.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by QuantumT » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:08 pm

Skip wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:01 pm
The first is almost as difficult as resisting a double chocolate brownie;
the second is peril-fraught.
Wow! You have the optimism of a snail on the moon... :mrgreen:

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by commonsense » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:01 pm

Assume innocence in those you meet.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by -1- » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:40 pm

1. Never stick anything up my poopshute that is thicker than my thumb.

2. If your nose is less than a thumb's length away from mine, AND you are a rattlesnake, you're too close for comfort.

3. Always oppose a finger.

4. Stop chasing women when your pride and joy can't get bigger than the size and shape of your thumb.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by thedoc » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:27 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 am
What rule of thumb do you live by?

There are many rules of thumb. One example is where for every ten miles per hour you drive, you keep one car length ahead of you (there's more to this).

So what rule of thumb is your favorite?

🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲
If I tried to do this on the south bridge during rush hour, someone would pull into the space.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by thedoc » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:33 am

Matthew 25:40 King James Version

I try to keep this in mind in my dealings with others.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Greta » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:54 am

Seeing the naive, yet sly and manipulative, ape that underlies each human makes them more understandable and likeable.

Funnier too.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Skip » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:00 am

QuantumT wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Wow! You have the optimism of a snail on the moon...
Fish on Mars, now snails on the moon - it's getting to be a crowded universe.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by gaffo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 am
What rule of thumb do you live by?

There are many rules of thumb. One example is where for every ten miles per hour you drive, you keep one car length ahead of you (there's more to this).

So what rule of thumb is your favorite?

🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲
Reciprocy, noting responsibity of action and so not starting an unjust act.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by Walker » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:21 pm

Tom's rot: Never drink from a jug bigger than your head. It just doesn't look good, and you may drink too much.

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Re: Rule of thumb

Post by artisticsolution » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:58 pm

thedoc wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:33 am
Matthew 25:40 King James Version

I try to keep this in mind in my dealings with others.
Interesting, Doc. How is this in line with your politics? Specifically, DACA.

I have been reading the bible (kjv) everyday to my bedridden, Mother. I must admit I loved Matthew but I noticed the bible repeats itself over and over in different ways...but always the same kind sentiment.

It's very hard for me to understand how one can interpret the bible any other way than we should show kindness to all. Not that i think you go against this, just that i feel it's part of the republican mantra as a whole to say, "every man for himself" as opposed to the democratic thought, " one for all and all for one."

And yes, I know there are good and bad in both parties...i am just going off of the overall tone of each party. They don't call us bleeding heart liberals for nothing...lol.

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