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Is standing by your principles really the great thing society makes it out to be?
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Posted 3/21/14

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

When I read the title I first thought of an actual principal (xD like wtf why would standing next to a principal be great?)

I think standing by your principles is a good thing, but we should make up our own minds before we let society blindly dictate us into whether or not standing by our principles is a good thing or not.

Also I think it is very human to be a hypocrite, we make mistakes all the time.


Mistakes aren't hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy is when your stated position or stated values is in opposition to your actions. Sometimes it can be a failure of thought or logic and you need another to point out the hypocrisy of a given position you may have in light of other statements you have made.

Most of the time it's active willingness to say one thing and do another.



Basically a contradiction then? Then I made a mistake
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Why should a game ever be taken seriously?


Well, playing some games increases specific skills and subskills, and analyzing games can lead to some very interesting and useful results.
It depends on the game really.
As far as I'm aware, children learn social skills and critical thinking skills by playing games.
I've also heard that surgeons who play first person shooters are better surgeons.

There are so many games that why one specific game should be taken seriously will get an answer specific to that game.
In the case of super smash bros I guess it would help people recognize intent, increases reaction times, and encourages quick, correct, decision making and planning skills, all of which are very good traits to have.

As for the principals thing, he wasn't espousing a principle. You can change decisions, but you don't change things fundamental to being you.
If I see a person espouse something that appears to be very important to them, for reasons that are true, and aren't things people with those beliefs change, like the belief that people shouldn't be cheated out of things, and then they cheat somebody, that person is dishonest.

One's principles cannot be broken.
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I think it depends on what society you grow up in, like in some Asian cultures its ok to marry and have kids with your cousins, usually like 2nd or 3rd cousins I think. but in America people see that as a disgusting and immoral thing. I didn't even notice that you used the wrong principles for I wasn't paying attention to the spelling, but I don't think its wrong to stand by them if you like how things are, and I don't think its wrong to go against them as long as you aren't causes mobs of people to kill each other
Posted 3/21/14 , edited 3/21/14

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aluq wrote:

Why should a game ever be taken seriously?


Well, playing some games increases specific skills and subskills


Also decreases others. Can't be seen as a gain, yet.

Life really is all about time. Whenever you choose something to gain (consciously or not) you also choose something to lose.

The human brain is very spacious. You'd need far more than a hundred years to fill it even if you could make your time 100% effective.
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Nobodyofimportance wrote:

As for the principals thing, he wasn't espousing a principle. You can change decisions, but you don't change things fundamental to being you.
If I see a person espouse something that appears to be very important to them, for reasons that are true, and aren't things people with those beliefs change, like the belief that people shouldn't be cheated out of things, and then they cheat somebody, that person is dishonest.

One's principles cannot be broken.


It IS possible to refine and adjust the expression of those principles.

Also People have often violated their principles for a number of reasons. Pacifist religions re-invent war. Advocates of freedom willingly someone imprisoned.

Further what happens when acting according to one principle you have, leads you into conflict with another?


However you're right about Total Biscuit reversing an opinion is NOT the same as violating a principal


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Basically a contradiction then? Then I made a mistake


Typically a willful contradiction. Call someone a hypocrite and you are making a negative assertion as to their character.

However, as I said sometimes someone is unaware that their statements or actions contradict previously asserted beliefs. then one might call said action or statement hypocritical.



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aluq wrote:


Nobodyofimportance wrote:


aluq wrote:

Why should a game ever be taken seriously?


Well, playing some games increases specific skills and subskills


Also decreases others. Can't be seen as a gain, yet.

Life really is all about time. Whenever you choose something to gain (consciously or not) you also choose something to lose.

The human brain is very spacious. You'd need far more than a hundred years to fill it.


If you take something seriously, you gain skill at it, whatever it is.
I have never heard of a person losing a skill except by disuse or trauma, and games don't require all that much time. Whether or not playing a game is the best use of a person's time could be questioned, but when IBM built Watson to play Jeopardy, I'm positive they didn't lose too many important skills along the way.
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I have never heard of a person losing a skill except by disuse or trauma, and games don't require all that much time.


I'm sure people can't lose skills then.
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Posted 3/21/14 , edited 3/21/14

Sogno- wrote:

.... oh. that's what you mean..

i read the title and immediately had an image of good student standing by his/her principal's side with lights shining and everyone looking at them




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Posted 3/21/14
I think that's a problem that people who are wired (by their own expectations) to have everything under control have. I say a "problem" because it can be one and you might as a result miss out on or hurt your feelings. You'd become internally conflicted despite showing a brave face by sticking to your guns and not swaying despite seing the opportunity to grab right in front of you. That's If you program yourself to think like that.
Posted 3/21/14

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Also decreases others. Can't be seen as a gain, yet.

Life really is all about time. Whenever you choose something to gain (consciously or not) you also choose something to lose.



Opportunity cost, yes. Life is sometimes about what strategic choices you make.
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2 things


What does it mean to be you?

what really makes up "you"?

and technically your life is a contradiction itself according to some absurdly, and widely accepted theories
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im not for sure how closely this relates to what you said but..........

to me life means walking a path. A path where your are the main character of a story about you like a visual novel. how exciting life is for you is about the choices you made in your life. LIFE IS ABOUT MAKING CHOICES AND CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH!

depending on the choices you made will oddviously determine the ending of you story. Weather you regret the choices you have made, no matter how gruesome they are, no matter how much you live in the past, and how little you live in the present. There is only the future to look forward too, and repent/change from what you have done wrong and make amends for it. always face forward and face the consquences of hte choices you made like a man, i dont mean go out with a bang, i mean chose the lighter path. repent, make amends, and face forward


i completely lost my point i was trying to make

i forgot completely what i was doing too
Posted 3/21/14 , edited 3/21/14

2 things


What does it mean to be you?

what really makes up "you"?

and technically your life is a contradiction itself according to some absurdly, and widely accepted theories


My god. How can you possibly use this as proof of anything?
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Posted 3/21/14

aluq wrote:


2 things


What does it mean to be you?

what really makes up "you"?

and technically your life is a contradiction itself according to some absurdly, and widely accepted theories


My god. How can you possibly use this as proof of anything?


cause in psychology, psychologist doesnt even know what makes up "you"

Nature Vs. Nurture theory
Posted 3/21/14 , edited 3/21/14

Anamalouscause in psychology, psychologist doesnt even know what makes up "you"

Nature Vs. Nurture theory


Science proof is made up of huge steps. Psychology tends to be the first when it comes to brain, but not the prominent one.
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