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revbob wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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I could establish a really long thread about youth soccer parents.
That's a good one but this is probably my favorite.

*The Limeys watch and nod seriously.*

The Bob's Burgers episode where Louise is forced to play soccer is also excellent.
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I love these future prediction thingamabobs.


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Mimi wrote:
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I love these future prediction thingamabobs.

There's a wonderful line from a Gang of Four song (I think it's "Second Life") that goes, "Remember the future? It was good in the past." It's something I'm not sure Millennials can really get (even late Xers might have trouble), of thinking about the future as a triumph of miracles and luxury.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Mimi wrote:
15 Jul 2021, 5:53pm
I love these future prediction thingamabobs.

There's a wonderful line from a Gang of Four song (I think it's "Second Life") that goes, "Remember the future? It was good in the past." It's something I'm not sure Millennials can really get (even late Xers might have trouble), of thinking about the future as a triumph of miracles and luxury.
Hello,

Good call on the Gang of Four line. I've always loved that line among many other Gang of Four lines.

There seems to be quite a few young people who think they cannot impact the future. I believe I can shape the future (at least parts of my future). Duty now for the future.

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I hate how humans automatically sort themselves into hierarchies. We seemingly haven’t grown out of our base level animal behavior.

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I hate how humans automatically sort themselves into hierarchies. We seemingly haven’t grown out of our base level animal behavior.
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I hate how humans automatically sort themselves into hierarchies. We seemingly haven’t grown out of our base level animal behavior.
It's been pretty hardcore disproved scientifically, but Mutual Aid by Kropotkin is a good read.
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All social creatures do this, as those with certain skills are beneficial to the group (and the group's members') survival. Ideologies developed by humans, however, have taken this natural and sensible impulse and applied it too widely, coercively, and to encourage absurd allotment of resources.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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All social creatures do this, as those with certain skills are beneficial to the group (and the group's members') survival. Ideologies developed by humans, however, have taken this natural and sensible impulse and applied it too widely, coercively, and to encourage absurd allotment of resources.
And that sort of division of labor is perfectly okay in my book. What we have not got rid of it seems is the intrinsic desire to put down those who we view as being “below” us, whether that’s socioeconomically, professionally, mentally, etc…
The worst I feel is lookism. It manifests itself in the form of racism, but also picking on others because of their height, weight, etc… stuff which is largely innate and cannot be changed and honestly has nothing to do with the actual character of the person.

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Silent Majority wrote:
22 Jul 2021, 1:45pm
RockNRollWhore wrote:
22 Jul 2021, 11:37am
I hate how humans automatically sort themselves into hierarchies. We seemingly haven’t grown out of our base level animal behavior.
It's been pretty hardcore disproved scientifically, but Mutual Aid by Kropotkin is a good read.
I’ll have to check it out. Thanks

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William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" portrays this perfectly.
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Marky Dread wrote:
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William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" portrays this perfectly.
Very true Marky. Forgot about that one. Kids are the cruelest when it comes to that shit.

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Well, maybe the sons of the ruling classes that Golding would have gone to school with.
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Silent Majority wrote:
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Well, maybe the sons of the ruling classes that Golding would have gone to school with.
Nothing to do with the ruling classes as such mate. The hierarchy that occurs works on every level of society.

Maybe something Golding witnessed and he took inspirarion from. It's just human nature and someone will either be elected or take it on themselves to delegate others to lesser roles than themselves.
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