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  1. I'm an INTP/J (Sometimes I come up as perception, sometimes judgement).
  2. thank you I only found two locally, and sent them brief emails last night.
  3. I am bipolar, and get severe depression. I also have extreme social anxiety that was turning into agoraphobia. Interestingly, litterly on the day I decided I was just going to cut the world out, as it didn't seem like anyone gave a shit about me, I met the most amazing female. She is the first person besides my family who cares about me, and she has really helped me find a reason to change. I deal as best as I can, and Objectivism has helped very much. Sometimes, however, no matter how rational I try to be something will just click in my head and I will get severely depressed, and borderlin
  4. I really need to see someone about some things, and perhaps give medication another shot. I, however, can't seem to find a cognitive psychologist around here, everyone seems to be psychotherapists. Can someone perhaps point me to a directory where I may be able to find someone relatively local? I live around Albany, New York (Capital Region). I would appreciate any help very much. Thank you.
  5. Thank you very much. All three posts were very informative, and make total sense. Chris really cleared up the confusion I had, I must say. Now since I look at it, even though I played strictly by ear for years, I used a rather slow process of trial and error to develop my musical abilities. For instance, one of the first songs I learned was a Green Day song, when I come I around I believe, and I was 11. I had absolutely no knowledge of theory, I only knew how to play power chords. From there I figured out the song, and the melody for the solo. From that song I remember I mapped out the no
  6. No, I never did. Hmm, my primary address is [email protected], if you want to try that I would appreciate it very much. http://www.nathanielbranden.net/ayn/ayn03.html Here is an essay that I feel brings up rather good points, especially about the dogmatic nature of Objectivism. Even though every one here bashes this man, he knew the philosophy, and Ayn Rand better than any one here. I am also unconvinced on the case against animal volition. To me, this is something neither side of the argument can prove, and I don't think it is logical to reason, "Animals don't have v
  7. No, I have not received the Fisk transcriptions. I would like to see them, but it is not a big deal. I am going off the violin sheet music, and just working out the fingerings myself. The original tabs I was using had very illogical fingerings. When playing something at such an intense speed I like to use the the easiest fingerings possible, and what's easy for me, might not be easy for the next person and vice versa. I totally agree, and these are my prime motivations for studying Objectivism. Where as I used to look at the music making experiance as being spiritual, I know see it as
  8. I have been studying Objectivism for several months now (Even though I have been into Objectivism for over a year, I haven't begun to take the philosophy seriously until recently), and I have recently realized that I do not comprehend many of the definitions needed to grasp this philosophy. I have since decided to go through all the Objectivist literature I own very thoroughly, and I came across this information I completely missed the first time I read OPAR. The following quote completely describes where I have gone wrong. (From pg. 133) I seem to do this in many aspects of my life, p
  9. Thanks man! I just bookmarked you'r forums as well, and will definetely be checking that out, as well as the theory site again. BTW, your theory site was really helpful. I have since been implementing the 7ths in my blues improvising. I just put together a couple real tight blues mix CDs to jam over, and I noticed that those notes work very well! Thanks again, as I know have another piece of information to enhance my playing that will be with me forever... I will definetely check out the counterpoint examples as well. The songs I create generally use a good amount of counterpoint alrea
  10. These are the main reasons I am looking to purchase it. Since I have only been in school for two years, and have several to go, and since I had been living on 22 years of bad philosophy, I feel I need to create a good mindframe to absorb, and intepret everything I have been learning. Before I discovered Objectivism I was into mysticism (Sufism, and Taoism mostly, but I picked up bits and pieces of irrational beliefs from many systems). I feel my methodology is severaly flawed, and I need to fix that problem before I take in any more flawed information. After reading your post, it seems that le
  11. This is very helpful, thank you. I have thought of doing something along these lines, but I never get past the first couple days. I think I will just start doing this in a notebook, and then try to eliminate the things I really don't need. I know that this is my greatest downfall that prevents me from saving money.
  12. That definetely looks like a good one. I will put that on the list. Thanks!
  13. Has anyone listened to this lecture? I need some opinions on how much this lecture has helped people in developing a better methodology for learning. I have just finished the Melody in Music lecture, and have realized these lectures may be well worth the money they cost (that one was at least, as I learned so much new material to apply towards my musical compositions). I am a second year college student, who plans on attaining multiple degrees and attending graduate school. I currently make a decent amount of money, so I can spend whatever I want really on developing a good learning method
  14. Okay, I'll admit I'm wrong for now, as I am looking at this argument from a whole other viewpoint than everyone here is. Two questions though... 1. What is going on when a chimp is using sign langauge to communicate? One chimp has been documented being able to use over 150 signs to communicate effectively. http://www.as.ua.edu/ant/bindon/ant270/sit...with_chimps.htm 2. What kind of proof would be needed to show that some animals are volitional? If this was proven, what would happen to the Objectivist philosophy? Would anyone here actually accept that some animals were volitional if one c
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