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If you've been working on yourself (as you say), is it possible that you're not as in tune with these people as you were? Maybe your role in the group actually was "the difficult one" and now you're not so difficult anymore and the... [more]
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Also, families who adopt a high-needs child naturally don't have much support from anywhere else because we don't have a meaningful social safety net, and as a society we disapprove so much of parents who struggle to parent. So I imagine that it... [more]
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I was thinking about this on the way home the other day, because so many things contour our perception of fashion and all kinds of rather ugly or at least unwanted sentiments can creep in. Clothing access, for one thing - dressing... [more]
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It's not a "conspiracy" in the sense that evil cabals meet; it's a "conspiracy" in that it's a function of capitalism that works consistently in certain ways. Prices have to be affordable at the center because people at the... [more]
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It'd be easy to spout off some lazy sitcom tropes about marriage and sex and how they seem to be incongruous, but I struggle to understand, honestly: where does this level of resentment come from? I've BEEN in that relationship: Honestly,... [more]
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I just find it hilarious that everyone goes on about Tolkien's "worldbuilding" - and I mean, I love the Lord of the Rings - when it's one of the most loosely-built fantasy worlds I can think of. This is a strength, of course - you could... [more]
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and they would beat you up for walking in front of them I have no problem with a critique of the whole beating-people-up thing. But it's always working class violence that's described as pathological; when a working class kid beats... [more]
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What kills me is that all this stuff about the US training torturers and supporting torture regimes was well known in this country in the eighties and nineties. People protested it, people went to jail, the FBI investigated and harassed the... [more]
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I actually know some folks who went to IMSA (and I desperately wanted to go but my parents wouldn't let me) and honestly, none of them are, like, Super Duper Rocket Scientists Transforming The World. I'm not saying that it isn't worthwhile to go -... [more]
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Whites are more confident than ever that their local police treat blacks fairly There is something really, really wrong with white people - the more I think about my own experiences as a white person and the more I feel like I'm able to... [more]
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All Summer In A Day, by Ray Bradbury, is the short story. [more]
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Assuming that there's no lurking reason for this to be, you know, serious - the student involved hasn't complained, there's no "she's telling people it was unwanted but won't talk to the authorities" rumor, etc - then this type of thing... [more]
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I much, much prefer to hang out with friends one-on-one, and I find threes especially difficult to deal with (in bigger groups, there are usually several conversations going on at once). I don't think there's anything wrong with saying... [more]
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Hi OP. I thought I'd hop back in because I notice that you responded to the one comment in all the list that was accusatory towards you, the one comment which suggests that you are lying to yourself, making excuses, etc etc, and should have... [more]
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How do you meet people you feel you click with? Your question really resonates with me. It took me a long, long time to make friends when I moved here, and even now, when I have friends, there are times when I am still so lonely... [more]
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When I was in college I accidentally abandoned my roommate to the ministrations of a guy with a thing for feet. He was in our year, quite good-looking, charming, appealingly punk rock, smart...We were all hanging out. My charismatic, popular and... [more]
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This whole interview really bugs me. Look, I live in a crummy neighborhood--used to live on a corner which was written up in the paper as the city's worst, although I felt that was race-baiting and a bit silly. "Those people" are... [more]
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Oh my gosh, exactly. I'm always skeptical when I hear people say they were bullied for being smart. I mean, in a sense I was bullied for being smart, but that's not how I'd describe it. You could break it out this way: 1. I come... [more]
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This reminds me of a Pat Barker novel, The Century's Daughter (also published as Liza's England. (Pat Barker wrote the Regeneration trilogy about WH Rivers, Siegfried Sasson, Wilfred Owen, anti-war Britons, shell shock, WWI and stuff.) It... [more]
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I always figure that a lot of people think torture sounds fun - to perpetrate, not to endure. I think a lot of the people who commit torture enjoy it. I think that's why, at root, it's so difficult to stop people - because the kind of moral... [more]
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