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MonaWare

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Thats not what the Bible says at all.

Anytime someone quotes the Bible when speaking politically, its best to actually look into it yourself and see if its true. Like most of the time its either inaccurate or completely dishonest, whether theyre on the left or right.

Even if you dont believe the Bible. You should do this with any major doctrine thats followed by countless people. Dont let your view of such things be formed by politicians attempting to use them for political gain.


(For those curious on what it actually says-

He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.

Its a prophecy for when the Messiah rules the world, not a commandment to destroy weapons)
 

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Ive really grown to hate the term "boomer".

Its such a lazy way to argue against something, giving you the feeling of victory in an argument when you havent at all defended your argument.

It was cute when it was used to actually describe a generation of people and the silly things they do in todays world, but the politicization of it has ruined it completely for me that I cringe at anyone who uses it.

Its no different than the npc thing that those on the right were using to describe people who couldnt understand the dangers of mass unchecked migration, and could only see it as " racism". Instead of people actually learning the skills of depending a position they hold they simply repeat the same buzzword and post memes of crying bald guys.

Also Id like to point out that change =/= progress, so simply calling someone who points out how change can be negative a "boomer" is just dumb.

Avoid these dumb buzzwords and generalizations.
 

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This is another one of my philosophical thoughts, this time with a bit of psychology:

Intelligence is much more than IQ. Intelligence Quotient does not measure someone's skills in other important aspects of intelligence, like the ones that I personally consider to be a highly influential additional aspect of someone's intelligence: self-awareness.
Self-awareness is, simply put, the ability to be aware of one's own personality, level of skills, confidence, shortcomings, (kinda meta) intelligence, talents, personal preferences, etc.

Other important yet unmeasurable and/or non-IQ factors that I consider important are, among others:
  • Self-criticism: the ability to be critical of oneself, particulary in regard to one's plans and ideas.
  • The ability to foresee the effects of one's words or actions.
  • To be aware of the fact that one cannot know everything, nor should such efforts be pursued, for there is an absolute chance of such endeavours to fail.
  • As an extension of the above: to have the realisation that some people know more than others, and that it doesn't matter that you don't know everything, since the things you lack knowledge of are known by others, and vice versa. Everyone of us knows something, and together we know everything that can rationally be known.
  • And, last but not least, to know that intelligence is relative, as everyone differs in what aspect of their intelligence is the most developed.
TL;DR: While I think IQ is a fairly good indicator for intelligence, it doesn’t cover all aspects of it, because many of the things that make up intelligence are very hard if not impossible to measure.
 

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This is another one of my philosophical thoughts, this time with a bit of psychology:

Intelligence is much more than IQ. Intelligence Quotient does not measure someone's skills in other important aspects of intelligence, like the ones that I personally consider to be a highly influential additional aspect of someone's intelligence: self-awareness.
Self-awareness is, simply put, the ability to be aware of one's own personality, level of skills, confidence, shortcomings, (kinda meta) intelligence, talents, personal preferences, etc.

Other important yet unmeasurable and/or non-IQ factors that I consider important are, among others:
  • Self-criticism: the ability to be critical of oneself, particulary in regard to one's plans and ideas.
  • The ability to foresee the effects of one's words or actions.
  • To be aware of the fact that one cannot know everything, nor should such efforts be pursued, for there is an absolute chance of such endeavours to fail.
  • As an extension of the above: to have the realisation that some people know more than others, and that it doesn't matter that you don't know everything, since the things you lack knowledge of are known by others, and vice versa. Everyone of us knows something, and together we know everything that can rationally be known.
  • And, last but not least, to know that intelligence is relative, as everyone differs in what aspect of their intelligence is the most developed.
TL;DR: While I think IQ is a fairly good indicator for intelligence, it doesn’t cover all aspects of it, because many of the things that make up intelligence are very hard if not impossible to measure.
Who's disputing this though
 

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Does anyone else feel like its hard to make real connections with people, like especially online?

I feel like most friendships I forge these days are like super niche. Like, you really only have 1-2 things between you. Outside that you never really go anywhere with the person.

I feel like Im a pretty diverse person with many interests. But, and of course maybe Im totally wrong, but it can feel like no one else is, and theres only so many things you can share together.

Is something thats been on my mind lately. Like sometimes I want to say to people "like more than one thing!".

This isn't about anyone personally btw, is a vague general observation. Im sure that I lool that way to others, even. Is difficult to really form any kinda connection to people.
 

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Does anyone else feel like its hard to make real connections with people, like especially online?

I feel like most friendships I forge these days are like super niche. Like, you really only have 1-2 things between you. Outside that you never really go anywhere with the person.

I feel like Im a pretty diverse person with many interests. But, and of course maybe Im totally wrong, but it can feel like no one else is, and theres only so many things you can share together.

Is something thats been on my mind lately. Like sometimes I want to say to people "like more than one thing!".

This isn't about anyone personally btw, is a vague general observation. Im sure that I look that way to others, even. Is difficult to really form any kinda connection to people.
I feel like this is one of those things where the two of you kind of have to chill, first, like, if the two of you just hang out, or whatever. Basically, you have to get to a point where you can move past your shared interests, like, where you just fucking know each other, you know what I mean? From there it's really up to you whether or not the other person is compatible enough with your own personality to bother pursuing correspondence with any intention other than whatever shared interest. Liking one thing between you does not chemistry make, of course.
 

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I feel like this is one of those things where the two of you kind of have to chill, first, like, if the two of you just hang out, or whatever. Basically, you have to get to a point where you can move past your shared interests, like, where you just fucking know each other, you know what I mean? From there it's really up to you whether or not the other person is compatible enough with your own personality to bother pursuing correspondence with any intention other than whatever shared interest. Liking one thing between you does not chemistry make, of course.
I mean, yeah, thats kinda my point. Most friendships never really move from some niche interest, which makes it hard to form a real connection.

I think its more a thing with online relationships, but not exclusively. Id meet people that Id form work relations with in previous jobs Ive had over the years, usually over video games. But that would be all we would talk about. I get that most people dont really make serious friends at work,, but even still, Id have coworkers that I could talk about variois things with, and then Id have coworkers who really only ever talked about video games or some other very specific topic.

I get that sometimes a shared interest is all you ever really connect on, but it feels like this is more common than it should be. It makes me wonder if its all just human nature, maybe people get stuck on one thing in their mind, that they dont feel comfortable moving into other topics.
 

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I feel like making friends online is much easier for me than irl. That does not mean however that these are stronger than those you get in real life. I only have two RL friends, whom I don't get to see very often, but they still feel like true friends for life to me. (Well, maybe not truly ''for life'', as it's too early to say that, but I have never had a significant conflict with them, so I'd call that a good sign.)

Even though I know online friendships cannot be compared to real-life ones, I must say that they feel like real-life ones more than most true offline friendships I've had. But maybe that's because I'm a much different person online.
 

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Depends on which RL person I'm interacting with.
I behave much differently among my parents and direct family than I do among my friends, and even there my manners are different from, say, school or work. It really depends on whom I'm dealing with. You might say that my online personality is the closest to my true or 'natural' personality, and the family one the least. But it also differs across the many different aspects of my personality. Some of them are very consistent, regardless of whomever is accompanying me, while others can be considerably different.
 

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I wish I could see myself in a better light. Sometimes I can really be a perfectionist and I am too hard on myself for having even the slightest of character flaws. It's just that whenever I try to think positively of myself, another, larger voice in my brain tells me that I'm going to become narcissistic if I do that, even though I already know the difference between that and simply loving oneself. It's so easy to tell others advice when they have problems, and yet I can't do the same for myself. Es difícil a explicar...
 

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I know how you feel there.

Either way, you know what annoys me? The feeling that I'm never doing enough, or making enough progress on the various projects I have going right now. Everything from this site to Gaming Reinvented, the YouTube channel to my fan game projects and that Wario Land 4 mod site could all be much further down the road if I could focus non stop on one thing at a time.
 
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