“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” Jesse Jackson by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]TheJamesRocket 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Jackson always knew the truth about the different criminal rates between blacks and whites, but he made a decision to willfully ignore it. He needed to ignore reality in order to justify his political career.

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” Jesse Jackson by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]GConly 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whites are massively less likely to commit a violent crime, particularly against a black male.

The relief is justified. Sad but justified.

" In earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people. " ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]BravoVictor 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know. It's always been pretty easy to kill a lot of people. The Mongols were especially good at it and all they had where horsemen with swords and arrows.

Modern technology has clearly gotten even easier to kill people, but it's also made it easier to control people. Just look at all the Americans living in one of the safest most prosperous country in the world (pandemic nonwithstanding) who think they're basically living in 1940s era Germany. They believe that because the people controlling them want them to believe that.

"I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." - Michael G Scott by Optimus85 in quotes

[–]PrisonMike 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]reconditus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Viruses = ideologies, religions, ideas.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]radfem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Actually it was just the tonic that was used to cure malaria, the gin was added for taste purposes. Meanwhile not so effective on yellow fever, dengue, Zika, West Nile, or Encephalitis.

Fun times with mosquitoes.

Those little bastards have a higher body count than Atilla.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]BravoVictor 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I can't. I'm too drunk on gin and tonic used to eradicate malaria.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]theFriendlyDoomer 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

like name three situations that couldn't be handled with swarming and diseases.

I can't. . . so I won't.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]radfem 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Is this a serious question? Absolutely the key to life is to swarm and carry diseases... like name three situations that couldn't be handled with swarming and diseases.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]azaad 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LMAO can't believe there's such an amazing mosquito analogy for collectivism too

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]theFriendlyDoomer 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, the real lesson is to be a swarm . . . and carry viruses?

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Newmug 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ok Jean-Luc Pickard

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tea 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Humans are parasites confirmed

"It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation and deportation" ---Thomas Jefferson by 789 in quotes

[–]789[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, how long before that Memorial has to be taken down, and a statue of Kunta Kinte be put in its place.

We are at a point now that Jefferson couldn't imagine ---the Moores kicking out the Spanish. https://nationalvanguard.org/2019/01/the-true-story-of-haiti-and-the-mass-murder-of-whites-under-black-rule/

http://south-africa-the-real-issues.org/Home/SouthAfricaEXTREMEwhitemurderrate.aspx

https://atlah.org/amn4/2020/06/24/how-do-black-people-celebrate-father-s-day-in-chicago/

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]Layman[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What evidence is there reality can be described in any modality? If reality is perceived or believed to have been described, does that mean it is described? If we perceive or believe santa clause to be real (and live life as such) does that mean santa clause is real?

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/goedel-incompleteness/ (Godel incompleteness theorem)

https://www.thoughtco.com/symbolic-interaction-theory-3026633 (symbolic interactionalism)

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]Layman[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I believe this is another quote of his:

"I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so."

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Popper 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Probably. But be careful. Old people often get attacked by black people playing the knock out game, you might get attacked too if in the vicinity.

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]fahrenheit2020 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Idgi. How else can we describe reality if not with words?

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama

I thought Tenzin was celibate...

I'm not sure how that would help...

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]TimeFlies 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes! Everyone misses the fucking point of things because it's more important to argue about who has the right word than to consider the concept behind the word. Because they don't actually care about the concept.

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]jumborainbow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

maybe Armstrong wasn't from the world of men.

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]mrgoober 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He spelled jews wrong

"It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation and deportation" ---Thomas Jefferson by 789 in quotes

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The thing is that long passed. If they did it then and had most on board it would have worked and I believe many of the African Americans would have left foe their home country, now they obtain their rights of chattel slavery.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]radfem 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Tell that to the people who've died from malaria.

"Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words." - Edwin Howard Armstrong by Layman in quotes

[–]StillLessons 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I love this quote. Many spiritual leaders have made this point, but I've not seen it so concisely described! Thanks for this.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Diddle 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Haha, it does work like that. Civic broke down in front of a camp of homeless people. Once I got out and pushed, then like 3 people came to help.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]kim4432 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

yes, i didnt think about that, but ya i wont help out a women either, its too risky, her black boyfriend might be hiding in the bushes ready to jump you as well

helping old people seems safe

"Everything that can be reduced to a system ends up in the hands of fools." -- Don Colacho by theFriendlyDoomer in quotes

[–]theFriendlyDoomer[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd add that after it ends up in their hands, before too long, it then gets messed up.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]King_Brutus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

BLM is if they stopped traffic and held you at gunpoint to make you push the car yourself.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]72ndGender 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's exactly how I read this too. You know this pissed off black people and white liberals.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Popper 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I had been driving up a hill toward my apartment years ago during a huge snow storm. I see halfway up a group of guys pushing their car up the hill, too slippery to just drive up. I get out, go and help them. Turns out they are ukrainian and don't speak english but it was universally known what was going on so no need to communicate. I help get them up and go back to my car, it had all wheel drive but the lack of momentum made it so now I couldn't get up the hill but luckily the guys understood and came down and helped push me up the hill. No communication necessary.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Popper 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

or a woman (you get falsely accused)

"It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation and deportation" ---Thomas Jefferson by 789 in quotes

[–]789[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The full text of the partial quote that is on the Jefferson Memorial:

"The bill on the subject of slaves, was a mere digest of the existing laws respecting them, without any intimation of a plan for a future and general emancipation. It was thought better that this should be kept back, and attempted only by way of amendment, whenever the bill should be brought on. The principles of the amendment, however, were agreed on, that is to say, the freedom of all born after a certain day, and deportation at a proper age. But it was found that the public mind would not yet bear the proposition, nor will it bear it even at this day. Yet the day is not distant when it must bear and adopt it, or worse will follow. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion have drawn indelible lines of distinction between them. It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation and deportation, peaceably, and in such slow degree, as that the evil will wear off insensibly, and their place be, pari passu, filled up by free white laborers. If, on the contrary, it is left to force itself on, human nature must shudder at the prospect held up. We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation or deletion of the Moors. This precedent would fall far short of our case."

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I think you're right. And we've spent a lot of time refining the saidit software for others to launch other own saidit-like site. And it's 100x easier to get going than the reddit open source, because we fixed all the major issues it had (which is why no one else is really using it...)

So we hope to not only make a cool site, but make the tools for others to easily also make their own website. Several months ago we already had someone who launched the saidit clone portcity.online. We hope to see more like this, because we've made the tools much easier to use, and added tons of documentation.

So hopefully the next person won't have to be as fed up as I was before they take the first steps in to making their own site!

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Dalai Lama by magnora7 in quotes

[–]BravoVictor 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

But mosquitoes get squashed and don't make much of a difference...

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Dashing-Dove 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Looking around today, there really aren't that many stable alternatives with similar design, so this project you both took on couldn't have been timelier. Whole communities sought a place to regroup, and now we all get to come along for the ride - which thankfully isn't catastrophically tipping over from the load or eager to censor. I think that's how it often goes, nothing gets done until someone's finally frustrated enough that they say 'fuck it' and do it themselves. It's how I got started with game modding and learned basic coding, because I realized certain things could simply be done better, even by someone with comparatively little experience. Having that validated by others can rewarding too. I love to see my stuff downloaded and actively used.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]aThievingStableboy 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for your service.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It reminds me of starting saidit... 3 years ago I kept crying "Why won't someone build another reddit? This website is obviously corrupt and broken!"

and then finally one day, I was like... where is the actual reddit open source code, let's install ubuntu and get this going. If no one is going to do this, I have to do this. And then d3rr came along to help "push the car", because he saw I was actually giving it real effort and serious time and trying my best... and now we have saidit

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]itsoktobewhite 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Literally the opposite of nigger mentality. he was taking shots at other blacks here.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]html 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

500 IQ

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Dashing-Dove 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Username is especially amusing in this context.

Chris Rock is also right. I've seen the exact situation he's described. Some people are empathetic enough to lend a hand when someone else is trying but still struggling. It's a good mindset to cultivate regardless, being proactive about improving your own circumstances, because there's no guarantee anyone will come when you call.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]stupidmechanic 3 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Oh

That makes sense. I'm stupid.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Marou 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

You're pushing from the driver side door and steering with your right hand. It's awkward as fuck, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]kim4432 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

unless their black, id be hesitant to help a black guy now a days

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]stupidmechanic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This quote is definitely inspirational, but who steers the car if you push it alone?

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]christnmusicreleases 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Such a positive message. If there were more black people like him in the limelight we wouldn't have Black Lives Matter or the Black Panthers.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]ReincarnatedByrney 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Chris Rock hates em

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill by Vigte in quotes

[–]maxlegends 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Get this liberal dog shit out of here. Bunch of crazy psychopaths needs to be killed let alone silenced

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]liberty_primer 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

This me. Except I'm in my 30s.

I joke ... I guess I kind of have my shit together financially and fitness wise.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes and a living example is also more useful to others than a bunch of lectures

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]malthuswaswrong 4 insightful - 10 fun4 insightful - 9 fun5 insightful - 10 fun -  (0 children)

But I can't clean my room, wake up before noon, stop smoking pot, and stop masturbating until I first reorganize the global economy.

At the ripe old age of 17 years old clearly I'm the most qualified person to do it.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]ideologicalMigrant88 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

This is a paraphrase of aesop's fable (hercules and the wagoner). While in aesop's fable it made sense, Chris' example doesn't quite work. I would rather help person who needs help, than person who thinks he doesn't need it, and everyone should mind one's own business.

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]philosopher 13 insightful - 3 fun13 insightful - 2 fun14 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Nice one. Self-improvement is often better than trying to fix society, cause you can strengthen yourself a lot faster than you can persuade other people to sort themselves out

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill by Vigte in quotes

[–]djhdlkguhaeil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Imagine actually reading classic literary figures instead of tweets from buzzword feminists. What are you some kind of 9000 IQ space-emperor?

"If you want help, help yourself -- people like to see that." - Chris Rock by magnora7 in quotes

[–]ElifromtheBook 12 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Very inspirational. Contains a lot of my concept, of applied continuous self-improvement for minds that work in an other way than mine.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill by Vigte in quotes

[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"A good rule of thumb for structuring society is to apply the same standards of ethics to a man's wallet as we would to a woman's vagina."
-someone very smart

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]discountmeat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Students will put more value on learning when they are learning more valuable things.

"Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it. I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, "oh! wait a minute - I was wrong" I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you." Lemmy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Jesus 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Planting seeds is far easier instead of imposing your beliefs on others. People are not stupid, they just prefer comfort and ignorance.

Give them small teuth, show rhem a video or tell them to read an article. If rhey refuse outright then off to the next person.

"Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it. I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, "oh! wait a minute - I was wrong" I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you." Lemmy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]azaad 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That realization which compels you to think "damn, I was so wrong" is one of the most powerful learning experiences ever but it requires a little too much humility

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]decentralizeIt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guess it depends on what you study, but with that attitude you will be a pretty poor programmer, and will be exposed in an interview.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]BillionDollarEgg3 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Have one of his books, should get around to reading it sometime soon

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]jamesK_3rd 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

College isn't about learning. It's a credentialing and signaling system

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]whereswhat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is a fucking fantastic quote. Thanks for sharing OP.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Let's see. My experience of high ranking learning intuitions is that knowledge and learning comes in second place to managing egos and funding.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]takeyourjoyjohn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you think that has anything to do with how it just feels like every exam is just a way to jerk off the school by showing off how great their scores are?

I've always felt like alot of those tests do just that, but I also understand that certain subjects, such as calculus /trigonometry simply trains your brain to think critically and logically instead of it being all about teaching you that sinx2+cosx2=1. Obviously those skills won't get you far unless you are in a specific career which uses formulas in their everyday jobs.

"For nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known." - Matthew 10:26 by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Apparently he knows a lot but isn't willing to do much about it

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So true. Have you read "Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman?" He was a brilliant prankster as well.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]Breeze 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The world punishes you for valuing learning. I have 15 years experience and when I was looking for a job a few years ago, they would ask me what my college GPA was. I took harder classes about challenging subjects that interested me. My GPA wasn't bad, but I could have taken easy classes and have a 4.0 or cheated and got a 4.0.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]philosopher 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Richard Feynman said enough amazing stuff that he could have an entire sub dedicated to him on here.

"The students won't cheat in exams if they value their learning more than we value their grades." - Richard Feynman by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]1352 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Students don't value their learning. They value their degree.

“We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world — bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts." Hunter S. Thompson by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]mikipika 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Still waiting for you to verify your claim. The article I linked was the best I could find, and it was all hearsay with no proof. I am curious, but not convinced.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]copenseethe 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It would be wonderful if the world operated like this. Human nature is such that there are a LOT of people that do not wish to be self sustaining. They prefer to sustain themselves by leeching off the labor of other people.

21 Nonconformity Quotes to Help You Resist the Crowd by Drewski in quotes

[–]Marou 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bah, if you want to "Resist the Crowd" just shout, "Hitler did nothing wrong, except lose".

I suggest not doing this unless armed or a very spry runner, as generally people won't argue this point with you - they'll just do what they've been conditioned to do and get violent.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No redistribution of wealth is necessary at all when everyone is self-sustaining and their freedoms aren't impinged upon

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]christine_grab 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I read the article this morning. I grant that your article says as of today it costs 4.50 euros to produce e-fuel and they project it will go down to 2.29 euros. The article I provided said Audi anticipates it will cost 1 - 1.50 Euros once production is scaled up. So we were making a circular argument based on differing input info. And yes, with your comment about recycling being mandatory, you have essentially agreed with my point that the way money works nowadays is that we don't do the right thing for the earth if it is not financially profitable... we need to figure out another way to do the right thing for the earth. My guess by the word mandate is you mean pass laws requiring recycling?

My point was that if it is possible to create products that do not exploit the Earth, we should financially reward those non-exploitative products, even if they are not profitable under our current monetary system. Right now, pulling oil and minerals from the ground generates big money, and many people will fight tooth and nail to protect these exploitative practices because their own livelihood is on the line.

If it is possible to not make a product that needs to be recycled in the first place, we should be moving that direction. But we're not. Because people's livelihoods are on the line.

For example: I produce cheap toys that break instantly when played with. I buy paper and plastic for the packaging, plastic and metal for the toy. Those resources need to be exploited from the earth by people who do that for a living, and it is often done in ways that are damaging to Mother Earth. They get shipped to china in a ship that is a gross polluter by people who do that for a living. The factory is a gross polluter and is staffed by people who make cheap products for a living. The finished product is shipped to America, again on a freighter with people who do that for a living. Then it is trucked to a retail store by a trucker who does that for a living. And sold by a clerk who sells products for a living. And there is someone in the US whose job it is to coordinate the resources to get them to the factory and someone who coordinates getting end product from factory to store. And marketing people to generate interest in the product. All so that the product and its packaging can end up in the landfill. There are so many jobs on the line to stop the production of these products that really exist solely to pollute the earth, as they are not useful toys that last. And every one of those people will fight tooth and nail to protect their jobs, and thus their ability to make money.

That is why we need a new money system. Something where we are rewarded financially for doing the right thing for the earth, not the wrong thing. I don't think trying to keep the current system in place can work for much longer; it is just not really feasible to offset pollution/exploitation of the earth enough to protect our beautiful earth. The system as it stands now is simply too exploitative. We need to stop from happening in the first place.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]copenseethe 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, you're saying that the wealth that is to be redistributed will be voluntarily surrendered rather than confiscated by force?

21 Nonconformity Quotes to Help You Resist the Crowd by Drewski in quotes

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Only a very small number of people are truly evil. But a very large number of people are conformists.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There was nothing SOCIALIST about the USSR or China. Yes, I am aware that Marx and Lenin tried co-opting the word for their purposes because, believe it or not, back then SOCIALISM was a noble and smart set of ideas. So Marx and Lenin called their horrors "socialism done right" and their empire, "Socialist". But that does not make it true. In fact, when you use their co-opted meaning for this word, YOU ARE REPEATING MARXIST-LENINIST PROPAGANDA! And yes, most of the Western English-language mainstream (and non-mainstream) media are guilty of this.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes imo the true heart of the problem is our cultural obsession with consumerism, which is fed by advertising, which is driven by profits, which is driven by greed. It always seems to come back to the fact the most greedy are among the most powerful and venerated in American culture... everyone is a "temporarily embarrassed millionaire" just waiting their turn to win the metaphorical lottery, so they think that possibility justifies the status quo

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As long as it's 100% grassroots voluntary libertarian-socialism, and not authoritarian top-down forced socialism like the USSR or Mao's China... if it's the latter then we just wind up in the same situation all over again!

But the former could be a way out of this authoritarian system we find ourselves in... it just takes cooperation and everyone doing their part to build a system that is so good it makes the old system obsolete

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]fred_red_beans 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree with that. But, if one or two in hundred don't care - can be enough to let everything go to waste.

Right, and we shouldn't lend those one or two in one hundred our trust and have them in positions of power. I think the only way to really check that power is by spreading it out over as many individuals as possible. But, again those individuals would have to invest themselves and take responsibility instead of abdicating it to those few in power.

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]muellermeierschulz 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This new jet-engine technique is interesting.

The price for e-diesel is from this article. The ADAC is the biggest german car club. The german Wikipedia-Site listed a big possible price range.

Recycling: When recycling is possible (technical), then it should be mandatory and the customer should pay for it.

Is your system going to put the oil back into the ground (I didn't said that)?

You just want to keep the same system in place of rewarding exploitation of the earth for profit, but somehow do something to offset that exploitation so its not as egregious as it could have been. What argument do you have for why we should be needlessly exploiting?

Mindreading. Scott Adams would have blocked you for this.

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]muellermeierschulz 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It could be argued that it's human nature to shit on each other, but I don't think so. I think the majority of people actually care about one another. I agree with that. But, if one or two in hundred don't care - can be enough to let everything go to waste.

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]ua4 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

good job fighting racism with solidarity commie tards! congrats! brilliantly done! all you can do is lie (and kill).

"We got to face some facts... You don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." Fred Hampton by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Terribly difficult to break the conditioning of generations of manipulation
and the worship of shallow materialism, Big McMansions and shiny SUV trucks!

Karl Marx Was a Horrific Racist. Here Are the Quotes to Prove It by useless_aether in quotes

[–]proc0 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“Abolish slavery and you will have wiped America off the map of nations.”

If BLM succeeds in their current destructive endeavors, this quote would be true in the most ironic ironies of all ironies. Luckily both ideologies will fail miserably.

"I used to think this was the land of milk and honey, only to find out it's the land of hate and money." Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]I-0x0-I 0 insightful - 2 fun0 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

'...beneath a canopy of greed' 'Tones of Home'

Radicalism administers the government in the interest of its two constituencies, the Negro, and the Capitalist ---_Mr. Woolfolk, 1868._ by 789 in quotes

[–]789[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Mr. Woolfolk wrote this 150 years ago ---as if he had foreseen the 21st century

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]fred_red_beans 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This hinges on the premise that there needs to be an authority that enforces and punishes, which I disagree with.

When someone abuses the trust given to them, then that trust/power could be modified or removed by the individuals who gave them their trust in the first place. Punishment in of itself does not ensure further trust, quite the contrary as exhibited by the US "corrections" system which actually corrects nothing. I do believe it's important to have a police force and a way to take responsibility for common needs, but instead of that responsibility being taken by a few who are elected or are on boards or are appointed to positions, I think we would be better off if everyone were to take a more active role in serving those needs. This certainly would take much more time, effort, communication, and trust and would be highly inefficient by a monetary cost means, but I think the rewards would be much higher as the people themselves would be enriched by taking the responsibility for themselves rather than looking to governments, judges, or corporations to do it for them. Perhaps I'm painting an utopian anarchistic picture, but I don't think this scenario is impossible.

It could be argued that it's human nature to shit on each other, but I don't think so. I think the majority of people actually care about one another. The military has boot camps in order to train people and get them used to the idea of killing another human being. People more often than not come together in times of need. It is the caring aspect of people that is used to manipulate them and evoke emotional responses.

I see humanity as currently in a conundrum in which it's education, activities, and world view, which are guided by the economic system, actually contrast with their core base values. The worldview is maintained by the media, education system, and economic system - everything they are taught to care about. Most are just not able to look in the mirror and challenge their own belief system, which would also be necessary in order to do what I am describing.

Not probable anytime in the near future - but I think possible.

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, making money is not the sole purpose or any purpose of mankind. Producing resources is necessary for humans to survice. A market economy is simply the most efficient way to do that. How do I know? Because that's what people voluntarily tend towards when they have the ability to choose. The most efficient people create lots of great things, thus usually making the most money and sharing their ingenuity with the world. Unless, of course, the government intervenes into this beautiful process in an attempt to forcefully "share" the value of the productive with those who are not.