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  1. So, the chick can always get out of her mistake because she can always have an abortion, but the guy must be forced by law to pay for the mistake if the women goes through with it? We'll since the embryo has no rights. I will just slip something into her drink to kill my sperm cell. Do I not have a right to the sperm cell? I just happened to misplace it inside her vagina. It was never my intention to get her pregnant. It would be like if I let my dog off his leash and he ran into my neighbors yard and they kept him, but still made me buy dog food.
  2. I see. I do enjoy working out and taking care of my body. Makes sense. It reaffirms that I am on the right path to obtaining my goal of being healthy and fit when someone who is healthy and fit finds me desirable. Yes. Ok, I think I got it. There are many features that are simply a matter of luck when it comes to being found attractive or desirable, but there are also things that are within our control such as being in shape, so when a beautiful women who is in great shape finds me desirable it is the recognition of a virtue that we both share in common. Am I on the right track? But then again it might not be and could just be "irrational adoration". We'll if I was really dumb it would mean the world too me, but I am not, so nothing. Yes I did mean that, but now I realize it is ridiculous. But isnt the goal of achieving goals to be happy? Otherwise why would I want to acheive goals? Shes hot. She dosen't really. Common values. Thanks this helped a lot.
  3. Good point. Thanks for the reply it helped shed some light on my situation. Introspection is definitely difficult, but I'm sure I will get a solid grasp on it in time. Thanks.
  4. I have been struggling for awhile trying to figure out my emotions and my values and I am just flat out confused. I do not have any Ayn Rand books on hand, so I thought I would post my questions on here to see if anyone has any advice or has experienced what I am going through. Lately I have been going through a lot of depression which has lead me to reevaluate my values and what makes me happy. I've come to the conclusion that I have been deceiving myself for many years when it comes to figuring out my emotions and whether or not they are in line with my values. I have never really introspected before. I've never sat down and tried to figure out why I feel a certain way. I've just allowed myself to float through life on a sort of whimsical rollercoaster. Where sometimes I am happy and sometimes I am sad, but never stopped to ask why. We'll I am finally over it. I realize that I can never obtain long term happiness if I never stop and evaluate. The problem is that since I've evaded introspection for so long, I am now so confused about the entire process. Lately I have been asking myself what do I feel? and why do I feel it? This has helped me tie my emotions to a value, but I cannot decide if the value is irrational or not. Here is an example. As I was grocery shopping earlier today, I started talking to the girl at the deli counter and could tell that she was starting to get flirtatious with me. After about a minute or two I left and went on about shopping because A.) I have a girl friend and am not looking to flirt with other women and B.) I'm a wuss . Afterward though I couldnt help but feel a feeling of pride and self-esteem. I'm just trying to figure out why I felt this way and if I am right about the way I felt. I would assume that it stems from wanting to be found desirable by other women and that this situation reaffirmed that I am or atleast I am to this girl, but is this right? Should I care if women find me desirable or not? I guess I'm just confused about whether or not a value can be irrational and if so, how would I know? If something makes me happy and isnt destructive to me than is it ok? And how exactly do I know if the happiness that I'm feeling at a moment in time isnt just a whim?
  5. Explosions in the Sky is an amazing band. The music they create is absolutely beautiful. It's such a relief to hear a post-rock band that plays uplifting music. Seems that the majority of post-rock bands today are too concerned with suffering, but they are definitely worth a listen. Also an amazing band to see live.
  6. Why did you ask this question in the first place? I'm merely trying to figure out your situatuion. It's hard to give someone advice when you don't exactly know what it is they want. I'm a recent fim grad myself and I'm trying to gain some insight, so that I may give you some advice, but if you are not interest thats fine. Damn! You got me. I surf the internet all day looking for potential film school attendees and then I slowly coax them into giving me valuable information.
  7. What exactly did you do and what exactly do you want to do specifically within the film industry? I assume you intend on working in the actual film industry, not just studying film history and then teaching it. Have you ever worked on a production? If so, what did you do? Why not try and get a job as a Production Assistant? That is an entry level position that someone without much experience or any can take. Do you intend to make your own films or do you want to work on big budget motion pictures?
  8. Yes. It most certainly did for me. I would consider it to be productive if you value the subject and intend to pursue a career. If you truly value film then learning and mastering your craft is certainly productive. What makes you uncertain and why? What school do you plan on attending?
  9. Especially the 3 or 4 people that asked basically the same question regarding monopolies.
  10. The stupidity of Donahue makes me cringe. It's seems like when he doesnt understand something he tries to speak over and get in Rand's face to intimidate her into compromising, but gets frustrated when it doesn't work.
  11. Geoff

    Eve Online

    I was into this game for a bit, but I gave it up. I really don't like the time it takes to train for certain upgrades. Even after training your learning upgrades. It still takes a considerable amount of time. For instance some upgrades take weeks and sometimes as long as a month to train. It wouldn't be so bad, but it makes it not worth paying the subscription fee if I can't even use the ship or piece of gear I want for another month. Most other mmorpgs you have some control over this. You get what you put in. If you quest or level all day you actually get somewhere. With EVE it's set in stone amount of time you must wait. I think I made the mistake of choosing the mining path in the beginning. I assumed I could mine make alot of money and switch over to pirating, but I didn't realize the amount of training time it would take. I eventually gave it up for WOW.
  12. I'm still waiting for Czar Czar, the Czar to oversee all other Czar's. I guess Obama has filled that position though. I'm also waiting for Grocery Czar. Safeway can't just charge people 10 dollars for a box of cereal and expect everyone to be ok with that.
  13. I know Warner Brothers wasnt happy with the direction Spike Jonze was taking the movie, but whether or not they re-shot anything I'm not sure. I remember hearing that they wanted to re-edit a lot of scenes months ago, but havent heard anything about it since, but It seems very likely that re-shoots could have taken place considering this movie has been labled in post-production for what seems like ages now, but even so. Still looks like an interesting movie.
  14. Live action. Really want to see this movie especially after hearing that kids were crying at the test screening.
  15. I would suggest this book. Helped me discover life.
  16. Finally one day out the year I can wear my tnt shirt and not be persecuted. Shirt
  17. My senior quote. "The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it." I like this one a lot. "Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation's troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen."
  18. They pronounce her name Ann Rand in the first audio segment. It says it is narrated by Michael Scott. What does Anthem have to do with The Office?
  19. I havent seen that one. I'll have to Netflix that. I just recently watched Hidden Fortress which I really enjoyed. You should check that out if you havent already. Apparently it had a big influence on Lucas when he made the original Star Wars. I always wondered why Lucas used those terrible editing transitions, then I watched Hidden Fortress.
  20. I think someone else touched on this, but it could have something to do with alcohol being legal and the fact that doing drugs isn't worth the risk of going to jail.
  21. I find it interesting his last name is Reich. "Now I'm not saying I don't like jewish construction workers."
  22. what program did you use to capture that video? Or did you download it from somewhere and then edit it?
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