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(11-15-2013 02:37 AM)Smudge Wrote:  
(11-14-2013 08:02 AM)planetfall666 Wrote:  
(11-14-2013 01:29 AM)Smudge Wrote:  This "everything is subjective!!" attitude is fairly unhealthy, especially if you yourself have a disorder.

Then I'll fucking be unhealthy, because most things ARE subjective. "Unhealthy" is just another label. They have no meaning to me and thus no shits are given.

If you're seeing fucking elephants with knives trying to kill you or if you think the president himself has a grudge out on you for something you did in the fifth grade, you're not fucking healthy. Fuck your subjectivity.

By your logic anyone who is given/advised to take medicine because of a mental disorder/illness is unhealthy (going by post #20). Looking at the example in your quote, I do personally think that that is unhealthy behaviour/thoughts. But again, it's subjective as that person could very well consider them self healthy. I see no reason to disrupt that thinking. And to be fair, there's probably only a small percentage of people who are prescribed medication who imagine such things, therefore I do not think it is fair to classify the whole population under this one example (that made a lot more sense in my head).

Seriously though, this topic has been derailed so bad.Goingcrazy
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11-15-2013 06:36 PM
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No one asked for your subjective opinion on the fact this thread is derailing subjectively.

Now take these pills...

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Is it subjective as to whether they're actually pills?
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Like the philosophers today say "What chair?"

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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What philosophers?
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Are you asking in English or a language that just looks like English?

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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You mean looks like Latin as we are using the Latin alphabet(for the most part).

Sure, it's called the English alphabet but it's pretty much from the Latin one.

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Irrelevant!
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