Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1236 times:
...mainly due to the fact that it is valued at 20%! How is that figured? By the ratio of what senses we use to converse online and what we use in real life. You know how we defend ourselves with the phrase 'you don't know me'? Well, all we have to work with is what we give, so this defense makes no sense, even though it is valid. It has to do with familiarity and why what we type is familiar at all.
Y'know, if you read a word you are familiar with a number of times over again, you'll notice yourself see that word as foreign even though you know what it is; where, when, how to use it and why. It will look foreign simply because you would have taken the word for such granted that you will only now see it as important in conversation.
Sometimes you might not notice it, Take any example of a 'discussion' in this forum. Lots of people told you one version of a story many times; you will make a bigger deal about that story than someone who has either never heard it or has heard it once. After a while you will believe in your version with conviction without question.
Even if you do question, you will simply develop another belief [system] where you will basically do the same thing -- in other words -- you never learned. Applying the same formula that has worked in the past might not work this time, the chances of failure increase the more it is done. However, just because one decides to change their ways does not conclude removal of 'the gun to their head'. Change is arbitrary, infinite, and it does not exist cuz it's foreign to many. All that matters are whether actions are done differently where there have been lessons learned from previous actions done differently.
Humans operate a 'one sized fits all, me and you, clear cut, results' attitude, which varies all or nothing. I'd be willing to bet that if any of you guys though of a ideal belief you were familiar with a number of times over again, you'll notice yourself see that idea as foreign [or be able to analyze it fully] even though you know what it is; where, when, how to use it and why. It will look foreign simply because you would have taken the ideal belief for such granted that you will only now see it as important in conversation.
Don't limit this bet, I guarantee that you'll see things differently (with varying percentages) afterwards. If not then ___ _________ ______ __________ __ _____ ________. Sux 2 B U, IMO.
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N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
Okay... my research has led me to select a candidate that I think is sufficiant for explaining Lehpron's ramblings. After extensive research and testing, I would like to suggest that Lehpron is currently overdosing on methychlorohydronol- a shampoo additive.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6330 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Lehpron needs to put that funny smelling pipe away. Just (sort of) kidding Lehpron. Your post is indeed very hard to comprehend. Perhaps you could cite the source of this "...mainly due to the fact that it is valued at 20%!" Who said it and in what context?
The rest of your post makes sense when taken in small bites but is sadly irrelevant and disjointed as a whole.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
I actually know what he means, I think. If you repeat the same story enough, you believe it. Or, if you say the same word enough times, it stops making sense. It's either about the effect of questioning your beliefs, or the effect of not questioning them.
Sometimes I smoke a fat one and surf the forum for a couple of mostly incoherent hours, I can spot other people's posts when they're out of their box as well, it's a pretty common experience. Why not? I remember eating a massive Chinese takeaway (so big I had to use two different takeaways to get all the dishes I wanted), with two beers and a joint to finish, then hitting the forum (feeling a little dizzy, to be frank) and posting a soppy load of nonsense about my first flight (Ansett 727-200 VH-ANA SYD-BNE) as a child in the early 80s.
Anyway, we're all people and therefore a bit uneven at the best of times, we shouldn't post like machines. If you feel it, post it baby. But if you can't say something nice, say it in broken English.
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