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  1. Sebastián


    Oh sorry Brando, I guess I just read "Bran—" and assumed the rest, lol, I guess I really do need to be more careful, eh? I can already see that, I've been reading through some of the other forums, it's great. I love Ayn Rand, and reading her books has really changed everything. I think my life would have followed a different course had I not read The Fountainhead about three years ago. It's funny, because I'm just about to turn twenty, and having read the books so early in life, I don't think I realized just how radical the ideas in them were. I hadn't been exposed to what most people are
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    Thanks Brandon, yours was a very thoughtful and thorough response. Though I can't quite agree just yet that tattooing isn't "irrational," I'll step back because I realize I did not back that up, as you said, with facts and reason. I won't challenge any Objectivist's opinions and/or assertions on this forum before I can come up with a logical reasoning for my own opinions/assertions. What I really want apologize for is my statement that tattoos are immoral, that was incredibly stupid of me, I'm truly sorry about that. I had a history teacher who had a Marines tattoo on his arm, and the fact
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    I said, "The implications of that last sentence notwithstanding." In other words, I recognize that it is based more on feeling that actual facts, either way, there are too many other things I said that you chose not to comment on. I apologize. I really meant to say most, because tattoos are permanent, and so to agree with me and not remove your tattoo would be an evasion, right? Listen, I realized I went a bit too far, and I apologize, but it seems to me that you've only chosen specific things I've said and attacked me based on that, rather than consider the whole of my argument, and a
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    I admit, I can't completely back up that statement. To me it is just obvious. The implications of that last sentence notwithstanding. I should have stated it as my opinion, but then that's also obvious. I am fairly new to Objectivism. I have read both TF and AS and some of Ayn Rand's non-fiction. I suppose the attitude of my first post invited a post such as yours. To me the why and what of tattooing are completely irrelevant. I believe that tattoing is a tribal practice that should have no place in a civilized society. I belive that tattoing is... :sigh: completely irrational. I wond
  5. I only read the first few posts, but wanted to add this: "2. In any collaboration between two men (or groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins. "The rational (principle, premise, idea, policy, or action) is that which is consonant with the facts of reality; the irrational is that which contradicts the facts and attempts to get away with it. A collabroation is a joint undertaking, a common course of action. The rational (the good) has nothing to gain from the irrational (the evil), except a share of its failures and crimes; the irrational
  6. I second Cary Grant: He has a very angular face, and body. I love everything about him, I think he's one of the most handsome men to have ever set foot on this earth. He had a magnificient way of moving and talking, he was very funny but he was also very reserved. He was like an average man, but he had an air of aristocracy. He always looked perfect. I can't pick any feature in particular, I think everything about him added up to one indivisible whole, a complete projection of: MAN. While I'm at it, I'll cast my vote for Ingrid Bergman as one of the most beautiful women ever (she's u
  7. Sebastián


    I'm glad I came upon this thread, because I've been thinking about tattoos a lot lately. I absolutely hate them; I don't understand why anyone would do something like that to their bodies. Tattooing, like piercing, is a tribal custom for the love of God! I think it's stupid to even think about it. Recently I asked a friend if she would ever consider getting a tattoo, after three seconds I said: "No way!" I couldn't believe she actually had to think about it. I could never get a tattoo, and I don't think it's a matter of preference or taste, tattoos are always a step backward, never forward.
  8. Mark, You have to do what you have to do. You must find a way out of this; this is your life. There is always a way out, find it. Do whatever it is you feel you must do, not only for yourself, but most importantly for your daughter. Your daughter's future depends on your finding a solution to these problems. I know exactly what you mean about work, but listen—if you have to work at McDonald's, then work at McDonalds. I don't think that you really have to do that though, there are many alternatives, that you have to look for. Do everything you can, ask help from anyone you can. But mostly
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