First world problems

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 17, 2016 5:14 AM GMT
    So true

  • mikesandiego

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    Apr 17, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    Wow, I'm so relieved that in 2250, the entire planet will be as wealthy as Western Europe or the US.

    Since I happen to live in one of the poorest African countries, let me just step out of my apartment and tell the first person I see on the street that their great, great, great grandchild will enjoy the prosperity my continent enjoys now and that they just need to be patient.

    What a load of self-serving, ignorant BS.
  • daveindenver

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    Apr 17, 2016 4:56 PM GMT
    MikeSandiego ...the video gave a list of problems of wealth prosperity but it also gave a list of potential Solutions,too.

    If you'd watched more than the first 45 seconds of it before arriving at the "self serving" conclusion, you'd know that.

    Swing and a miss......
  • mikesandiego

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    Apr 17, 2016 9:37 PM GMT
    daveindenver saidMikeSandiego ...the video gave a list of problems of wealth prosperity but it also gave a list of potential Solutions,too.

    If you'd watched more than the first 45 seconds of it before arriving at the "self serving" conclusion, you'd know that.

    Swing and a miss......


    I've watched the entire video. The picture they painted of the developed world's problems is more or less accurate, but the solutions are self-serving, as they ignore the reason why the global difference in wealth exists in the first place. They imply we should solve those problems so that the developing world doesn't have to in the future. Well, who are they to assume that those countries will have similar issues once they've developed? And who are they to assume those countries will ever reach a similar kind of development? They've been trying to do just that for over 40 years now (or sometimes even longer), and guess what: in many cases, they're still where they started. Why? Well, that's quite complex, but I don't believe that psychological conditioning is what this world needs right now. It's wealth redistribution.

    These are the issues I have a problem with - not whether or not they provided (very vague) solutions, which in fact, right now are more laughable than helpful in the context of many developing countries. To be stressed about a job or to be tired from commuting to your office, you first have to have one.

    Whether the issues they described are serious or not, they are, in fact, first world problems.
  • Apparition

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    Apr 18, 2016 2:56 AM GMT
    It would help if we shot every architect who likes the BAHAUS.

    or thinks they can IMPROVE the look of any pre-WWII building
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    Apr 18, 2016 9:24 AM GMT
    Apparition saidIt would help if we shot every architect who likes the BAHAUS.

    or thinks they can IMPROVE the look of any pre-WWII building
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    Architecture always reflects cultural and philosophical attitudes of the day. Older styles rely on more traditional notions of order in beauty, a respect for the infinite (i.e. God), objective truth, etc etc...architects and artists today are not trained either in the more traditional mode that produces greater art and architecture or with the skill that the old "masters" had. The skill comment doesn't apply to architects - I'm not convinced that that monstrosity on the right was easier to construct than the church on the left. If anything that church probably is a carbon-copy of thousands of other churches that look just like it -, but it most certainly applies to artists and art programs in our country.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 19, 2016 7:08 PM GMT
    KJSharp said
    Apparition saidIt would help if we shot every architect who likes the BAHAUS.

    or thinks they can IMPROVE the look of any pre-WWII building
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    Architecture always reflects cultural and philosophical attitudes of the day. Older styles rely on more traditional notions of order in beauty, a respect for the infinite (i.e. God), objective truth, etc etc...architects and artists today are not trained either in the more traditional mode that produces greater art and architecture or with the skill that the old "masters" had. The skill comment doesn't apply to architects - I'm not convinced that that monstrosity on the right was easier to construct than the church on the left. If anything that church probably is a carbon-copy of thousands of other churches that look just like it -, but it most certainly applies to artists and art programs in our country.
    The Bauhaus, isn't that the architectural school that helped give rise to Mies Van der Rohe who made almost every city in the world look alike with all his dark, drab, steel and glass box towers. He was a premier urban renewal architect along with other cookie cutter clowns like Paul Rudolph, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, etc. No thank you.icon_evil.gif
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    Apr 20, 2016 12:14 AM GMT
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    Apparition saidIt would help if we shot every architect who likes the BAHAUS.

    or thinks they can IMPROVE the look of any pre-WWII building
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    Yikes!

    But that's not Bauhaus which I like (& which was itself pre WWII, by the way). Looks more like a deconstructivist addition, which I sometimes like but not like this.
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    Apr 20, 2016 4:42 AM GMT
    KJSharp said
    Apparition saidIt would help if we shot every architect who likes the BAHAUS.

    or thinks they can IMPROVE the look of any pre-WWII building
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    Architecture always reflects cultural and philosophical attitudes of the day. ....


    Except in this case.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 21, 2016 1:10 PM GMT
    trump2016 saidliberals are the first world problemsicon_mad.gif
    Oh no, that raving lunatic robbaker is back under a different profile name. icon_razz.gif