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  1. I felt like saying the same thing yesterday, but saw you were catching up and didn't want to ruin anything. Holy crap.
  2. There were no conditions on the bonds, they are mine and have been mine for 8 years now. I have shared my concern many times with him. I guess I'll sell them to him with warning. Historically when a country hits it's ' take what you can and run ' stages defaulting on bonds is it's first move, so there is really no warning other than 'things are really bad'. It has been about a year since I've discussed selling them with him so perhaps he has changed his mind about wanting them. I brought the topic up because I intend to sell them this week and wanted some opinions so I could decide if I should even mention it to him at all. I'll ask again if he wants them and do that if he does.
  3. My father saved up money for me to go to college in the form of US savings bonds. When I went away to school I was given the bonds. After school was over I ended up with about 11,000 dollars in high interest savings bonds, 7.5% and higher. That is the value if sold today, not the marked value. Well, because of my understanding of the current state of the US economy, my desire to get out of US Bonds is very high. I told my father I intended to sell them and invest in something I felt was safer. He asked me to sell them to him, as 7.5 - 11% interest on this safe of an investment is impossible elsewhere. I feel that if I sell him the bonds, he will lose most, if not all the money in them. I do not know this of course, but I am positive that bonds of any interest are bad investments. I love my father and do not want him to lose money. I know he would be rather upset if I just cashed them out at the bank instead of selling them to him. I am looking for some advice.
  4. I'm not sure there is much moral insight to glean from the show as an Objectivist. Some decisions Walter has made are very poor, and the creators have all intentions of making it much worse for him, ending season 5 similar to the end of Scarface I imagine. But from an aesthetic point of view BB is incredible. I have never before seen such a well put together show in all aspects. I respect everyone involved for the skills they necessarily possess for the quality produced. I love to see ability from people almost no matter what the ability is, and I am thankful that in this case it's a show targeting my demographic.
  5. I've gone through something somewhat comparable myself so I'll share and hopefully you'll get something from it. I think you are going to have a very tough time getting over this firstly, especially if the time from breakup to now is very short, 6 months or less. If that is the case the only solution I think is possible is more time apart. I know there is the risk of losing her forever, but it may be your best option so don't remove it from the table all together. Be sure you communicate how you feel, why you feel that way and find that she understands why you feel that way. If her emotional response to your feelings is satisfactory you need to stop dwelling and move on. Make sure that the other guy isn't in either of your lives, not in a creepy controlling "stay away from him" way, but in a honest "I need time to get over this, I'm trying, but I cannot do this having him around me or you." Make sure things are different in your relationship from the last time you were together, not only be 'better', but also change scenery if possible. New apartment, different bed, different furniture, different paint job on walls, something tangibly different helped me handle my relationship the way I wanted to. Don't break the bank in doing this. Take things slower if you haven't already skipped this. Keep the physical relationship on par with your emotional relationship. The "I've missed you so much" makeup sex is fine if it happened, but backup and slow it down. Living together already is a bad idea if avoidable. You want to make 100% sure this isn't or doesn't become a relationship of convenience. This goes along with the above point. As much as your earning her trust back, she's earning yours. Do the best you can to be the person you should be in your relationship, and make sure she understands your needs as well. Edit: Guess I should add credentials. I am happily married a year and a half now, with our fist child on the way. We spent almost 2 years apart with almost no communication which was very helpful in resolving our issues. We were both in different places in our lives from when be broke up and we each made an effort to make it feel like a different and new relationship.
  6. Seems to me your biggest problem right is you have subjugated the power over your life. You are living by the grace of your father right now. You live off him, and you work for him, and by your description of your relationship he is being self sacrificial for your 'benefit'. You need to get a job you can stand, don't worry about liking it, you can worry about liking your job when your able to take care of yourself. Move into a place that will make you pay rent on time. I experienced some short term 'depression' when I was in my early 20's, an independent life and full time job fixed that for me quick.
  7. I know that the environmental movement isn't bound for this sort of action, but the underling goal is to reduce human impact, and the most effective way to reach this goal is essentially anti-human life. In this instance that mentality was made incarnate.
  8. I was reading about this guy on ABC news. Every time a nut job goes and does something like this, the group most philosophically polar opposite gets to point and go "see!". Unfortunately Objectivism isn't widely understood, so the best people seem to have on the ABC comment section is pro-life people trying to make this guy seem like he hates babies. NO This is our man. He hates humans for the reasons that make us good. It is really a shame Ayn Rand didn't write fiction involving environmentalists so there would be a character to reference to the general public.
  9. Galt specifically states that the motor belonged to the Century Motor Company, so he could only leave it not destroy it. It is destroyed eventually by people looting the remains of the building.
  10. The reason multi-culturalism is evil is because it claims there is no objective morality. You draw a line between disfiguring a young girls genitals and respecting her rights as a sovereign human. One is moral, one is evil regardless of 'cultural' background. Do not equate this to wooden shoes and sneakers.
  11. So you are arguing that the police of a government are capable of tracking you down, arresting you, and proving you committed these crimes, but a private detective agency would be completely befuddled. As far as collecting prints/id etc. If your scenario becomes the problem you think it would become, businesses would simply require some form of ID if you want to be served. Implants would be voluntary of course. (noncriminal types may like the expediency it could bring. etc)
  12. Isn't this similar to arguments made by every opponent of capitalism? What is stopping you from doing that right now? Since the solution isn't clear cut to you right now, then a solution can't exist? Don't forget we are talking about the future! Oooohh Ahhhh! Some possible examples of solutions: Computer chips embedded in our bodies. Fingerprint scanners ID's (like we use today) Iris scanners facial recognition software etc.
  13. Shared experiences go a long way in strengthening love. There is podcast by Mr. Peikoff on why Ayn Rand married her husband and not someone else, and it sounded pretty intelligent. http://peikoff.com/podcasts/2009-09-14.079.mp3 Starting at 4:20 From the index here: http://forum.ObjectivismOnline.com/index.p...17019&st=60 Episode 78
  14. What I was trying to say is, Objectivism only applies to autonomous and rational beings. The purpose if objectivism is to show human's the correct way to live life. The philosophy for hive mind AI would look very different from objectivism and be just as right for it/them. A hive mind AI that was non-violent and provided some value to an objecitivst society wouldn't be shunned I'm sure, but in no way would it, or should it attempt to be objectivist. A non-autonomous being wouldn't be objectivist, and a non-rational being wouldn't need philosophy at all, instead would just follow instinct or programming. If the aggregate of the 'hive mind' was autonomous is some way, then objectivism could very well still apply. Sort of like how the cells of my body don't need a philosophy, but 'I' do. This topic isn't heavily discussed or thought about since it doesn't apply to anything. Anyway, my point is these non-autonomous and/or non-rational beings cannot be objectivist by their nature. Them being presented as objectivist wouldn't be honest.
  15. How an objectivist treats a person depends on how much of a value that person is to them-self. Nations don't deal with nations, people deal with people. The idea of a 'nation' as its own entity is one of those "primitive subjective" tribal ideas that we have realized is irrational. Trade between nations would work exactly the same as interactions within the objectivist society. Though the 'outside' nation may very well have barriers to trade the objecivists have no control over, the objectivist society would have no such barriers. There is no 'agenda' of an objectivist society. Individuals having full control over their own life and pursuing their own happiness is simply what objectivism claims we should do if we want to live. I will do things that further my own goals and happiness, and you will do the same.
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