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There's a HUGE problem with risking one's life to save others. It often looks good on TV, or in those rare articles in the news where someone did something dangerous to save others, but emergency personnel, such as EMT's, police officers, hazmat teams, firefighters and so on are taught specifically NOT to endanger their own lives to help someone. If they fail, then that's yet another person who needs to be rescued, and it causes difficulties to mount up. There's a lot of situations where risking your own life without thinking of the consequences actually makes everything worse.
People in emergency jobs where lives are on the line are trained to KEEP THEMSELVES ALIVE first so they can save others. Usually risking your own life means that both the life of both you AND the person you were risking it for are now in danger. TV and movies might make it look like someones just switching the danger around so someone has a choice in who's putting themselves at risk, but that's an insanely rare case in the real world.
In order to save others, you have to keep yourself alive first. Injured and/or dead people can't save anyone.
Be an attractive girl with lots of provocative profile pictures, then follow every spammer and answer every question with the shortest lame sarcastic jokes possible using leet speak.
I highly doubt it. Earthquakes and natural disasters haven't been happening with any extra frequency. The main difference is that we know more about these disasters with the news media telling us about them.
In the case of larger, more intense weather events, it may be possible that those are increasing, though that can be attributed to global warming, as one of the effects of extra heat in certain locations is also increased wind speed. Increased wind speed is a simple factor that makes most weather events much more severe.
I would imagine that we probably won't have an apocalyptic event unless there's a quick temperature increase or decrease. A major temperature increase of 5 degrees or more on average for one year would be significant and extreme. An event that would cause temperatures to drop - such as the rotation of warm air from the gulf stream would be much more extreme and could cause another ice age.
I did write up an outline for a possible post-apocalyptic event based on global warming. Someone should make a movie out of it!
Don't worry though, an actual apocalypse is likely a few years off, and we'd likely survive into the post-apocalypse.
- Building up to dating is all about being subtle by sending the right hints, and reacting to those hints in the right way. To a lot of people it sounds like "a game", and honestly, it is. Games like these are played when you're buying and selling cars and setting up deals, and it helps to know how to play, because if you're dating or buying a car, you don't have a choice, you have to play, because if you don't, you'll get played or won't go anywhere. Who wants to deal with a person who's too dense to pick up the right hints, or drops clues so obscure that no one gets them? When the right people play these games right, everyone can win, and collateral damage can be kept to a minimum.
- You shouldn't be getting the to point where a person has to either openly reject you, or you have to openly reject them. If a person openly rejects you, then you've either moved too fast, you didn't pick up the proper hints, or they led you on by being extremely wishy-washy with their hints (the last one is especially bad, as people who are being wishy-washy and avoiding dropping proper hints are working to manipulate the situation and control people who're naive). If you're a person on the other side and constantly rejecting people, then you're clearly doing something to get a significant amount of people who aren't connected to each other in any way to give you the same reaction all the time.
- The major problem with open rejection is that a lot of doors are instantly closed. Suddenly everything becomes awkward around that person. What if you end up working with them at a job, or in a class? What if you already work with them all the time? What if they're in your group of friends? What if that person is in control of something your tied to?
- The great thing about not getting to a point of rejection is that it leaves a lot of opportunities open. This is why you should never call it a "date", you're simply out together, and it becomes a date if things work out. If it's not a date, you have a whole bunch of options. In fact, I remember going out with this one girl a few times, and we really played our cards right in the game with tiny little tests and questions to see what we each wanted in a long term relationship, and in the end, I think in the background we both decided we weren't right for a relationship, but we're still friends who can talk, and absolutely NOTHING is awkward. The situation worked out so well that she met a guy who was right for her, and he's a cool guy who I get along with. It's a situation where essentially NOTHING was lost, and everybody won.
Hard to say...
I know a lot of people are going to say "iz ma life! aint nobody gonna tel me haow tu liv it!" but the point of getting into a relationship is typically to make it long-term enough that they'll eventually become a family member of sorts. You definitely want to be able to bring your significant other to family get togethers, and a lot of people get support from their family in small ways they don't often think about. You also want your mom and dad there just in case something big happens, like a big financial crisis.
The likeliness of your marriage lasting drops SIGNIFICANTLY if your parents don't like that person, and that's a stat I'm not willing to try and fight. So many people that've gotten divorced turn around and tell their parents "I wish I would've listened to you. I didn't see what you saw in them from the beginning of the relationship."
There is that good old saying "Someone you can bring home to mom/dad." You definitely want a person your parents will like if you want to have the whole family life, and a definite support system just in case things go wrong.
Funny how Romney was going for "Romneycare" in his home state. The guy sure does flip flop on a lot of issues! What does he care about "the people"? His business buys other businesses and breaks down their assets, which puts tons of people out of work.
This gives everyone in the United States health care, and gets them closer to free health care. The only people who're going to lose money on this are insurance companies, pharmacutical companies and possibly some overpaid medical professionals. Considering they get paid more for doing their job than anyone else doing the same job somewhere else in the world, I have to say sorry, but too bad, as the rich don't need to get any richer. This also will prevent people who need health care from being run into debt or bankruptcy.
It's one of those problems where the best way to deal with it is NOT to deal with it.
Hit the "block" button, as it's faster and easier than any answer you can give.
It really doesn't matter how smart or witty you think the quip is, as some people are looking for attention, whether it's negative or not. The beauty is that on Formspring, it's an individual question only you can see, and if you delete it, it's like it hasn't even been asked! Then the person who asked it doesn't know what happened if you didn't answer it. Is it sitting in the flagged area at the bottom? Did you just delete it? Did you block it? Is it sitting in your inbox? Is it buried within a list of other questions?
Answering the question might make it appear as though you attract people who ask that kind of question, and no matter what your answer is, it'll attract more people who ask the same thing. Before you know it, you're trying to give witty comebacks to silly questions like this, and then everyone else loses interest in asking you anything legitimate.
I've never heard that saying before, and simply because something has become a popular saying over time doesn't mean it has any merit.
It sounds like the gist of the statement is talking about being in a relationship and someone better coming along. If someone has that mentality in a relationship, I can see a huge whirlwind of other problems following them along.
Of course, I have to wonder, if you're in a relationship and open to the idea of someone somehow "better" coming along, why the hell are you with someone you consider second best in the first place?
Offering me a sandwich? Thanks Formspring! I'll have a cold one! Thanks!
Since we're sitting down together for brunch, I think it's time we had a talk Formspring... yeah, I know it's always kind of scary when it's time to have "a talk"...
Some people have brought it to my attention when they notice I've been complaining about you, and they're right, I have been complaining. I don't like that, and it's certainly not me.
I think it was back in 2009 that I fell for you, and I can easily say that I loved you and all the really deep, meaningful conversations, questions and answers we had with our own awesome group of people. We didn't just fall in love, but we stayed in love for quite some time! You became my favourite website for a long time! But a lot of websites grow and change who and what they are over time, and you're not the website I fell in love with anymore.
I know I've tried talking to you and the staff about this, but you've managed to stonewall me pretty well on the subject. I guess you want to run with a different crowd, and I knew you had that side that catered to those people who just wanted to rap off snappy one-liners, but back in the good old days we had those really big, deep intellectual exchanges with people all the time! Not so much now though. I guess you want to be Tumblr now and be all about pictures and videos, and memes and pictured statements, sometimes with the short-as-possible sarcastic responses. That stuff is what I want, BUT that's who you want to be and you certainly have a path in life you really want to follow. I guess we've really grown apart over time, especially this last year.
Our lives are definitely going in different directions, aren't they?
I'll pack up my things both here metaphorically and physically, since I'm getting set up to move to a new city. I might answer a few other questions before I go, but I do need to move on from you. Don't worry though, if the subject of you ever comes up when I'm talking to someone in the future I'll talk about the fun we had!
Goodbye Formspring! I'll miss you!
I believe that all education should be free, that there should be no private schools and that every school should have a high level of quality, and I also believe in the separation between church and state, meaning no school would be associated with religion, as religion has no scientific validity.
There are places where it's acceptable to be fully religious, such as in church, at specific religious events, and in the privacy of ones home.
There's an extension where some things are considered fine to do something religious in public, but not all religious activities.
At school or at work religion shouldn't be there, not should it influence our laws.
People are free to have their religion, but they are not free to use that religion to take freedom from others.
I much prefer "Only for you" style questions, as as you can see as of late, those have been the only questions I've been answering lately, and I put a significant amount of effort forth coming up with good questions, ESPECIALLY if someone asks me good questions, and gives long, in-depth answers to my questions.
I find it extremely enjoyable getting to know people on deeper levels, and it satiates some of my both intellectual and emotional needs in an entertaining form.
Of the people I trade questions with, @dplatt2, @Sensorium88, @LoiteringOnline, @kshires09, @passionjunk, @LadyLiesel, @AanAllein, @vinylcountdown, @metalnick, @Akherousia6, @lalacoolgirl and @azureamulet are the ones who I make exchanges with each other all the time.
@DasWTFJAY has some good answers, but it would be nice if he started deleting those spammed questions instead of answering them in between his good answers. (And dude, with the new "Only for you" option, I asked you some awesome questions, but you gave super-short answers when you could've saved some for later!)
I'm also hoping that all the people on this list will start asking each other questions.
Most living creatures on earth have the instinctive drive to survive long enough to reproduce. It helps to ensure the survival of their species. Those species who for whatever reason can't reproduce die off. To make it as extreme and silly as possible - if people weren't driven to have sex the human race would DIE.
Yes, there are some men out there who only want sex, and if you're a woman who thinks men only want sex, you've gotten probably gotten yourself into a "self-fulfilling prophecy" situation. If you believe that "men only want sex", you probably go to places surrounded by "men who only want sex", and you're probably attracted to "men who only want sex". And guess what? If you say you don't want "men who only want sex" you've painted a GIGANTIC bullseye on yourself to attract "men who only want sex"! Since you put it up right up front that you been burned SO MANY TIMES by "men who only want sex" that "men who only want sex" who exactly what lines to feed you! "Don't worry baby! I would NEVER use you for sex! Why don't we have a whole bunch of fun tonight while you fall in love with me too fast, then sleep with me on the first date, then I'll never call you again, just like all the other 'men who only want sex'"!
Some women who dislike men believe that because some men are highly motivated by sex that they should take advantage of men.
On the other hand, there's also those women who understand that men are motivated by sex to some degree, and don't see that as a bad thing. There are those women who use positive reinforcement along with sex to find that naive guy with little to no relationship experience who are pretty much ready and willing to receive training just like a dog with lots of kind words and great sex. As long as you keep yourself in the realm of responsibility and you're really nice, you don't have to worry about your dog running off. You see it happen more often when you think, usually when a nerdy guy gets a hot girlfriend, and all of the sudden his attire is instantly more hip.
People who've read my Formspring account for awhile have probably noticed that the kind of woman I like the most is the one I call the "supermom". The "supermom" also understands the power of positive reinforcement, she LOVES to take care of her man, and only needs a good reason to take care of her man. They LOVE IT when you appreciate the things they do. The ones I've been with usually love cooking and/or baking great food, and they definitely like it when you enthusiasticliy thank them for it. Throw on some extra panache every now and then - "Don't you worry yourself hon! Being the great guy I am, I'll set the dinner table for you, then clean up the food and dishes when we're finished, then I'll wash those dishes too - because you're so great, and I care about you!" Then later on at night she'll talk about how great of a guy you are, and do that "special thing" (every supermom has her own unique little bedroom trick), and she'll go from that sweet cute girl to a naughty woman who will ride you harder than a bucking bronco ALL NIGHT LONG.
Do men ONLY want sex? No. However, just about every guy is motivated to have sex to some degree, which isn't a bad thing at all. The miracle of positive reinforcement can make everyone a winner!
He's doing the best he can with hat he has, especially since he became the President when the US was having so many problems caused by Republicans in the first place. Republicans wouldn't have been able to do as good as Obama did, and might have actually made things worse.
The Spanish Inquisition went around trying to convert people to the Christian faith, or kill them. Where were your religious morals, and "God" then?
Priests sexually abusing children, especially young boys. Where were your religious morals, and "God" then?
The electricity that powers your home, or the engines powering our cars, how did people find out how to make electricity work, or the internal combustion engine? Certainly not from any religious text. That's SCIENCE in action, created by people, of which the large majority are atheists.
Apparently religious morals are easily changed, since religious texts are outdated and so nonsensical that they must be interpreted, and even then, people pick and chose what they want to push from them. Honestly, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to read an entire religious text from front to back, since they're outdated, don't always make sense, and need someone elses interpretation.
What is "good" (right) or "bad" (wrong)? I'd like to say that laws and social conventions are good enough, but certain elite groups would love to say they're above social conventions and above laws, and will "look out for their own", as long as their in a special elite group who lobbies to impose their will on everyone else. Somehow the moral code instituted by those who are religious only applies to those within their own elite group, until someone higher up sees a dissident or a competitor within their own ranks, then they can dig up any silly blasphemy or sin they want to excommunicate that person. Yet it doesn't stop there, as it seems the people who deserve the most are the radical religious right and rich, who want fewer rules for themselves to keep themselves on top, but want to push their own rules and regulations on everyone else to keep them poor and enslaved.
In the end, I don't ask myself how we can have morals if there is no "God", I ask "How cn we have morals if there is a 'God'"?
Thank you for your kind words.
If you enjoy reading my answers, I hope you take this to heart:
Many people say to take dating and relationships slowly so a person doesn't get hurt. I think that's only a minor reason to take dating or a relationship slowly, as the time you take to get to know someone is an enjoyable part of a relationship, and moving quickly and falling in love too fast skips over something great.
Even so, during that time you get to know someone, you may start thinking that your lives will eventually go in different directions, or that you're not compatible with someone in the end. If you feel some major doubts, break up on good terms. You'll still learn something and won't regret the time you spent with that person, and you'll be ready for the next person that comes along.
You may also want to improve upon your spelling and grammar. It's helpful making communication between other people easier, and prevents miscommunications.
First off, I'm going to talk about parents who don't get along with their kids.
If I was a parent, I would see my job as loving my child no matter what, whether or not they're being lovable or not, no matter what they do, no matter how many times they might throw my affection back in my face I DO NOT CARE. The love for my children will be unconditional. If they commit a crime, I'll be there at their trial, I'll visit and call them in jail, and if it just so happens some way, some how, they go on death row, I'll be there for that.
People might have asked if Ashley Anne Kirilow's parents raised her right or not when she committed cancer fraud. Maybe some people would've assumed that she's an adult who made her own decisions. Maybe some people wouldn't have even thought about her parents or family UNTIL they went on TV to publicly disown her. It was at that exact point I KNEW they were terrible parents, and wouldn't you know it, the condition she was diagnosed with when she was committed for being criminally insane was DIRECTLY LINKED to the way her parents treated her as a child. They really screwed themselves on that one trying to somehow make themselves look good by trying to make their child look bad. They only succeeded in showing how bad they were.
I've heard parents talk to me before about a falling out with their kids, and I just want to say that the parent is the older person who sets the example, and who actually sets the example of how a person can change. That their kid needs to "realize" something is absolutely not even close to a good enough excuse. There is absolutely no time to wait for ANY kind of what the hell ever kind of "realization" someone needs to come to. I DO NOT CARE what my kids realize or what they don't, I will love them unconditionally no matter what.
I absolutely hate it when parents who did a terrible job raising their kids in the first place had children who turned out to be the exact product of their parenting skills are disowned and tossed out to the wolves, only to get even worse.
How long is too long to go between parents seeing their kids after a falling out? At the maximum, I'd say one week, but for the most part, ONE DAY is too long.
I think too many people are hung up on who's to blame for what. A lot of people have this "You make a mess, you clean it up idea." where someone needs to take the blame, completely and totally admit all wrongdoing, take the fall, look terrible, make an apology that gets thrown in their face, humiliate themselves, and then live forever scorned at whatever terrible mistake that was made (under someone elses interpretation) for the rest of their life, which in someone elses eyes can never be forgiven. Which is absolutely absurd! That can be done over something incredibly small, petty and silly. Who with any sense of self-preservation, who cares about themselves (which is in effect the ONLY way to properly care for others) would want to subject themselves to that?
Thinking about that, how many people end up wasting time actually trying to figure out who really was to blame for something? There's too many cases where actually trying to find fault or blame doesn't matter. In some cases, it's not even really about that, so trying to attach fault or blame doesn't even matter.
Is trying to reconcile things with a family member hard? It could be the hardest damn thing a person ever does in their life, but IT DOESN'T MATTER because family is just that important.
You can change the dynamic to aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, brothers, sisters, and I could keep going, but I think you get the idea.
From a personal experience, I had one aunt who was into drugs and had major problems with abusive boyfriends. Her parents disowned her. I personally think if they WEREN'T the kind of people who would disown their child, she never would've gotten into that lifestyle in the first place. However, the rest of my mom's extended family ALWAYS viewed her as family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, her sisters, her brother and her kids stuck with her, and she got herself out of it.
Taking care of your family is THE MOST important thing in your life, and the person who should take the initiative to get things fixed should be YOU (as in EVERYONE). Don't wait around for someone else because any time you use waiting is too long.
It's never too long if they use separate paragraphs!
Short answers are the worst. I skip by just about all of those, unless it's from someone who gives a lot of long answers. That's the only way to make those short answers noticeable at all.
Beyond that, who the hell cares about all that short crap? Who the hell cares about someones opinion on something, especially if it's just a one-word, one-term, or a yes or no answer? How are they going to be changing anyones mind, or giving someone something to think about? Even if someone has an opinion on something that differs from mine, if they give a LONG answer about it, it's something I can read to help understand their situation better, and in some cases it will give me something to think about. In fact, someone did change some of my perception on religion with a really good conversation, so I'm definitely more open in some ways, especially if it's intellectual.
Now here's a good anonymous question!
You arrived into my life like a long lost escape pod survivor. You make my heart burn with passion, like acid for blood in my veins. You make my heart beat so fast I feel like it's about to jump out like a chestburster, especially when you hold me as tight as a facehugger.
You came into my life to become my heroine, my Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. Your knowledge and intuition in exciting survival horror and combat situations are unparalleled. Yet with all you know, you're still so eager to learn, and have looked to me as you Corporal Hicks, and you've learned from me how handle weapons well, and yet you still trust me to protect you from any Predator on the hunt.
We might fight like Aliens Versus Predator, and just like those movies, no one really remembers those fights anyway. We always manage to resurrect ourselves.
You're the only person I could ever see myself wanted to be stranded on LV-426 with, and one day, I hope we can beautiful children together who will have the skills to survive against hostile, carnivorous alien outbreak. Or an alien squid.
I hope to spend more time with you answering those unanswered questions about each other. Just like our tales in the past being like prequels to our present, and future helping us to learn about each other, I hope we grow together to make more sequels that create the whole story.
- Anything dealing with a really important issue that gets proposed as an either/or question, essentially stating that the will of one person (or several people aligned with that view) should be imposed on everyone. I especially dislike questions about abortion, because almost EVERYONE, no matter which side they're on oversimplifies the issue. It seems like no one can have an important discussion about this topic that might actually get people somewhere. It's one issue that always degrades into screaming matches.
- List a specific number of things. I guess some people love these questions, but I absolutely hate them. I can either never come up with enough of them, or the list is too small. This is why whenever I ask a similar question to people, I never give a restriction down to a number. I commonly ask people "Who are SOME of your favourite bands?" as a test question to see what their reaction is. You'll notice I don't ask "Name your top X number of favourite bands."
- Any question that asks someone to list something in so many words or LESS. If someone speaks to you using the shortest answers possible, that's a conversation killer. Short answers say that someone is either not interested, or uninteresting. And good luck trying to sort through all the short questions trying to find something of value. It's extremely rare that someone says something poignant or funny in one sentence. Sarcasm has been overused to the point where almost all sarcastic jokes are dead before they're told. It's rarely if ever witty or clever.
- Spammed questions. There's a limit to how many questions they can ask, and the only real way you can actually get to know someone in some decent way is to ask questions specifically for them. I'll admit, I do ask spammed questions every now and then, but it's VERY rare.
- People who answer every spammed question. This is really bad for those people who really do have something to say, but only once in awhile, and then answer everything else with short answers.
- This isn't a question, but one of the biggest problems on here is short answers, or using a picture for an answer. This was explained above. Short answers say nothing in a sea of short answers. Unfortunately spammed questions get short answers.
I keep wondering that due to the heavy interest I have in heavy metal and video games, but I'm really finding that a lot of people who're into video games tend to hang around my age group, and the younger kids... well they're into the Wii or "Call of Duty" more than most of the old-schoolers like myself are.
For the heavy metal thing, I've talked to bands in all sorts of age ranges, from guys in death metal bands who are in their 40's, to my friends in my age range, to some other metal fans in their early 20's. The kid I used to live next door to was a little less than 10 years younger than me, and he and his friends would stand outside and talk metal and death metal, and they looked at my Nile vinyls with awe! I also worked with a guy from Toronto who was working in Chatham temporarily, and he was a big Iron Maiden fan and played drums, and he was in his 40's too. He worked with the guitarist of the band Goat Horn who would later evolve into the 80's heavy metal styled Cauldron (without the guitarist from Goat Horn though...) Small world!
Thankfully every time I wish I would've been born as part of a different generation, there's people around to remind me that I'm in just the right place!
Piers Andersen’s Bio
I love underground music, ESPECIALLY extreme forms of heavy metal, as well as heavy metal in general, hardcore, punk and indie.
I'm passionate about video games, and 80's culture such as TV shows, movies, cartoons and toys.