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  1. When he rejected her she saw she wasn't dependent upon him, so she went after him. They dated casually for five weeks, but she is promiscuous and she appears to go after men who she deems aren't dependent on her at all. I interpreted the friction they were having as her trying to establish more dominance in the relationship, when she couldn't get that she was gone. So, not the "exact opposite."
  2. You said that there was, " was nothing I wouldn’t blow off to be with her, and she must have picked up on it." And with the additional context you provided, fundamentally it sounds like she wants whatever man she is going after to be dependent on her. This guy Johnny, too. If you want an Objectivist answer, Independence is a virtue and you won't be able to practice it with her. She wants dependence and if she doesn't get it, she's gone. If you were to practice independence then you'll need a woman that practices that, too. With her you'll have to practice emotional and psychological
  3. It seems that when you say "business" you mean the Management or Organization Ethics of a business, which is more specific than the business itself. So I'm understanding that you're wanting use Management and Organizational Ethics and apply Objectivist principles there; it does seem that reason, purpose, and self-esteem are good values to start from and would benefit the business. But I still disagree that the social space of a business is non-political, even if management encourages and rewards rationality there will always be work politics and irrationality---meaning there will always be p
  4. Respectfully, if you are implying that business is a non-political social space, I completely disagree.
  5. Most of the time, a narcissist has been that way for a long time. They've built up to it their entire life, testing methods, refining, thinking about "how to get away with it," etc. Their primary orientation toward other people are their narcissistic behavior and tactics, why? Because it works. It's rare for a narcissist to change, and promise of change is a lot of the time another tactic. Going no-contact with this person took some courage by you, and it sounds like it was a good first step to a positive life. As far as suggestions go, education will likely be a good endeavor. A go
  6. I Googled, "ice cream leads to shorter lifespan" but it didn't return anything. What it did find were articles about obesity and life-shortening conditions resulting from obesity like diabetes and heart disease. So, as predicted, ice cream itself doesn't shorten a person's lifespan. If ice cream is an indicator of an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, then it would be the unhealthy diet and lack of exercise that might lead to obesity, again not ice cream itself. Desserts can be part of a healthy diet, and can certainly provide satisfaction and pleasure if one so chooses. But here a
  7. KyaryPamyu, where did these objections come from? Is there more context?
  8. Interesting, I drink one large cup of coffee per day to help wake up. I wasn't aware there was a study that suggests it might prolong life: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20180702/can-coffee-extend-your-life#1 MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a morning cup of java -- and another and another -- might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In fact, drinking lots of coffee was associated with a lower risk of early death, including among people who downed eight or more cups per day. And it's not the caffeine. To reap the benefit, it doesn't matter if
  9. I thought it was good. Identifying that struggle isn't a necessarily a value is what I thought was important to the scenario of climbing the mountain. Personally I could obtain a lot of value from a mild climb, enjoying nature and the experience. While someone different might value more of a challenge and my mild climb would seem boring. So when Veritas asks if one should take the hardest path on every endeavor, it depends one the particular person and how much they value the struggle. I would add that in general the greater the value, the harder it is to obtain, and the higher degree
  10. "Ill-health" is more generally stated than what I said. I stated ill-health due to bad lifestyle choices. This is well said. I could say more on the topic, but we can agree to disagree, I have no problem with that. I think I found a post closest to our discussion:
  11. Sure, rational in some areas then and perhaps not others, their body health. Later in life you're mind might be healthy but your body won't, so you'll be introducing a mind/body dichotomy, whereas if you thought it through you could have taken care of your body now, and not had problems later. There is a mountain of facts out there to show that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to have health problems earlier in life than someone who took care of themselves, and those who have health problems earlier in life shorten their lifespan. So if someone is an athiest they recognize
  12. I don't think it's always possible to have a complete integration between our productivity and true pursuits. Plenty of artists take less-stressful jobs to pursue their art, and get spiritual fulfillment and productive in that realm, while maintaining their material values with a working job. It's interesting that a bodybuilder did this. I've recently learned Rucka Rucka Ali is a Youtuber, an Objectivist, and currently works a 9-5. I don't see anything wrong with taking a less stressful job in order to have other pursuits. Having an integration between the two is the goal, but in how
  13. Nerian I like this quite a bit, I didn't quote the whole thing, but I liked the whole of it. In my opinion, you're right about Rand and some Objectvists focusing more on mind and ignoring the body or not focusing on it enough. Rand smoked and took uppers, for instance--perhaps the science wasn't quite there for her to completely know they were dangerous for her health, but there it is. I know she took walks quite a bit, she said it helped her cognition (ref. The Art of Fiction audio series). I think having proper focus on bodily health is essential for a proper mind/body integration, and h
  14. I think being productive has to do with the mind being efficacious more fundamentally than producing material values, though generally I get more of a sense of achievement when there is physical involvement. The latter I think has to do with the body and stagnation. For example when Rand would get stuck with writing or have writer's block, she would take a walk. This would more often clear her up and she could continue writing. This isn't to say that one can't gain a sense of enormous achievement from purely mental productivity, but there is a connection. Professional video gamers often i
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