NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

Would drywall work as lifting chalk?

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

@DepressiveButNotAnymore Whoever said that was either a woman, in which case she is correct, or a man without the capability to fuck a random drunk in Ibiza, in which case he doesn't understand that being awesome leads to fucking as opposed to fucking leading to being awesome.

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

@hectortamerofwhores Lead by example. You can tell anyone anything you want as long as you are a shining example of it's accuracy. Also don't use TRP terminology.

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

I just watched Eyes Wide Shut. I'm not sure what to make of the whole secret sex society part, but Kubrick was spot on with the failing shit tests and finding out your wife has no respect for you part.

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

Anyone ever use body weight exercises for strength training? It's not ideal for muscle growth, but residual muscle contraction at twice the average and the ability to put up high level one rep maxes makes you end up looking and performing really well. I can write a blog post about my experience with it if anyone is interested.

adam-l

6 years ago  The Public Square

@NotALawyer Empathy from an individualistic viewpoint is incomprehensible and might seem like weakness. From a selfish gene perspective, the answer is simple: it is a group-welfare promoting trait. VERY schematically, once an "empathy-selfish-gene" spreads in a population, it benefits from compassionate behavior vs selfish individualism.

Archwinger

6 years ago  The Public Square

@NotALawyer That gets into the intent vs. action axis. If I give a million dollars to charity just so I can brag about it on Facebook and bask in the recognition, am I actually charitable? Same with empathy. Am I really empathizing with you, or just demonstrating my social aptitude and kindness for the benefit of you and onlookers?

-Anteros-

6 years ago  The Public Square

@NotALawyer Nice comment, this seems more like something that should be expanded upon in a blog post.

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

What is empathy? I think it's more complicated than how people like to define it as putting yourself in others shoes. That's actually a simple thought process. It seems closer to relatability, like fitting in to groups. I doubt is has anything to do with compassion. I think it's essentially conformity and too much of it is a weakness.

NotALawyer

6 years ago  The Public Square

@Doodley-cro On netflix? I've seen some good new stuff on netflix. Try Black Mirror if you want an anthology with with a dark dystopian future kind of thing.

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