Do you have a theory...

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    Mar 30, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    In your years on this earth, have you devised a theory on some aspect of life?

    For example:

    I have this theory on why bald men dont like seeing themselves bald. Besides, of course, that society doesnt exactly value the trait...my theory is that bald men knew themselves when they had hair and therefore, see it missing. Whereas, people who had never known them with hair dont miss the hair and have no problem...that is just how Mr Baldy looks.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 30, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    It is my theory that traits people say the dislike in others the are usually guilty of having themselves.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    Let's see...

    It doesn't matter if someones feelings are justified or not, that's not the issue. The persons feelings are what they are, and that's what needs to be focused on and dealt with.

    Everything happens for a reason, so technically I may be late for work, but then I was meant to be. So instead of dwelling on a mistake like it can be fixed when it can't (unless you have the ablity to move back in time) acknowledge the error made and move on.

    You're right Timberoo. The traits I dislike most in people are lying and hypocrasy. I feel horrible when I exhibit those two traits, so I do my best to stay aware of them.
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    Mar 30, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidIt is my theory that traits people say the dislike in others the are usually guilty of having themselves.

    I'll agree with this! People whom hate Ones forthrightness, normally give themselves the right to an opinion yet will, resent people for doing the same.
  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 30, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    I believe that morality is not rooted in a belief in God, but in a well-developed sense of empathy.

  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 30, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    I used to believe that our thoughts and perceptions determined our feelings, but the more I see of people (and myself), the more I believe that our feelings have a great impact on our thoughts than vice versa.
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    Mar 30, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    ShawnTO said
    It doesn't matter if someones feelings are justified or not, that's not the issue. The persons feelings are what they are, and that's what needs to be focused on and dealth with.


    I had a similar revelation. I never question how I feel. Feelings are always valid. The key is to figure out why you feel that way and deal with that.
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    Mar 30, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    I believe that the earth may actually be round. I'm going to call Isabella and see if she'll lend me some ships so I can prove this.
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    Mar 30, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    I believe that any resistance to our true emotional selves leads to friction in our external lives.
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    Mar 30, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    Well, my biggest epiphany is somewhat similar to what you posted. I mentioned this in another thread recently.

    It's that when you see a hot guy, you only see him as he is now. You don't see all the emotional baggage that weighs him down from when he was an awkward, nerdy, gangley, or fat teenager that got picked on.

    No matter how hot someone is now, there is a part of them that still thinks of themselves as that kid that didn't fit in.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    I think the world would be a better place if everyone treated other people the way they want to be treated themselves.
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    Mar 30, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidI believe that morality is not rooted in a belief in God, but in a well-developed sense of empathy.

    I believe morality is nothing more than an attempt to justify one's bigotry.
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    Mar 30, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    i believe progresso is far better than campbell's

    (that isn't a flippant statement...)
  • vindog

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    I used to believe in karma, but now I don't.

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    Hmm...interesting topic.
    In this little time of my existance I have developed a theory about achieving success, so here it goes:
    Being ambitious does not necessarily mean being successful. Ambition only makes small pecentage of our success. The rest of the success are our willingness and persistence in making our way towards it.
  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    countercultured saidI believe morality is nothing more than an attempt to justify one's bigotry.
    "...when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Samuel Johnson
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:22 PM GMT


    Sorry, couldn't resist. It must be bunnies.
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    Mar 30, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    I have a theory that the producers of The Brady Bunch added the character of Alice the housekeeper only so they could fill the "center square" of their opening sequence.
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    Mar 30, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    My theory...

    Mathematicians and Philosophers need to have a stronger influence on society (ex. The way to approach problems and the way we think about things)
  • Timbales

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    Mar 30, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    Wiseass1976 saidI have a theory that the producers of The Brady Bunch added the character of Alice the housekeeper only so they could fill the "center square" of their opening sequence.


    Who else would Sam the butcher slip all that meat to?
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    Mar 31, 2008 2:13 AM GMT
    A theory I had several years ago:

    Paradise or "heaven" exists and Earth is hell. We are all damned to Earth for sinning in paradise. Once our sentence is completed, we die - either naturally or unnaturally. People who commit suicide are cheaters of the process!
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    Mar 31, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Timberoo said[quote][cite]Wiseass1976 said[/cite]I have a theory that the producers of The Brady Bunch added the character of Alice the housekeeper only so they could fill the "center square" of their opening sequence.


    Who else would Sam the butcher slip all that meat to?[/quote]

    Ba-dum psh
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    Mar 31, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    I have a theory that most wealthy people who give to charity are doing it for their own ego and privately enjoy the fact others suffer financially to pacify their self imposed status based on nothing more than a dollar sign.

    Case in point. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson, Oprah, many well known celebrities and the list goes on and on all have the financial means to literally end poverty in this country. Yet for some reason they sit on their fortunes and collect more. The amounts of money these individuals have is too much. They give to charities but they are very careful how much they give and use it as a means for publicity or a tax write off masked in a grand party to announce their contributions. They don't really spread the wealth equally. They make sure their actual networth remains far above the rest. It defines them. If we were all equal with the same income, the same size of homes or similar fancy automobiles their status as superior based on dollar amount and things becomes void. They need the impoverished. They need someone living at the bottom of the hill looking up at their mansions on the top of the hill.

    I always tell my friends struggling instead of going to family and friends write to some of these billionaires and ask for a couple of million. Tell them you have no sappy story so they can brag about helping you out. Just tell them you are sick of struggling and you'd like some of that cash they won't ever spend in consecutive lifetimes. If they have gained their income as a celebrity just tell them you want your cut of the money you helped them attain by helping their career along. Chances are you won't get a response but look for a public announcement when they do help someone out. It will be grand and we will all applaud the effort. Well, all but the homeless family unable to attend the party.

    Just a theory.
  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 31, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    Jsttennis77, you're Bill Gates compared to the poorest of the poor in Africa or India. Why do you hold on to your wealth rather than spreading it equally?
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    Mar 31, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Squarejaw saidJsttennis77, you're Bill Gates compared to the poorest of the poor in Africa or India. Why do you hold on to your wealth rather than spreading it equally?

    jesus111007_468x591.jpg....yeah, how come?