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I can't make people happy. I'm sorry if I don't talk much… - Speak Friend and Enter
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I can't make people happy.

I'm sorry if I don't talk much some/most/all of the time, but that's the way I usually am. Why does everyone take it personally?

The more I read, the more depressing it is that there are so many women with these....reluctantly optimistic hopes of finding love, but either having been screwed so many times they've just given up or they'll go for the first thing that doesn't cheat within a month. Doesn't exactly improve my chances.

Being out of shape should be less of a deterrent than it is in reality.

I think it would be a good thing to be blind, but only from birth. I wouldn't want to lose my sight knowing what beauty looks like. But if I was blind from birth, I wouldn't make judgements based on appearance, and I could more fully develop my other senses, which in some ways are so much more useful.

The Molyneaux problem:

A man, blind from birth, regains his sight (it doesn't matter how). In front of him is placed a sphere and a cube. He is not allowed to touch them. Could he tell which was which based on sight alone?

I say no. Someone tell me what they think.

Quick, count the number of consecutive Friday nights I've stayed in. What do you mean you ran out of fingers already?

The train of thought is off to the next station.....
6 pity screws or Do me
her_whispers From: her_whispers Date: October 12th, 2001 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
i don't think he could tell the difference unless someone had explained it to him. that one was round and the other had edges and corners. of course, how would they know what edges and corners were unless those had been explained?

what an interesting question....

(and don't worry, i've stayed in too)

From: dreamyeyedpinay Date: October 12th, 2001 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

*psssstttt* hey chris!!!!

Well if staying home on friday night is too depressing roll your ass off the couch, tunnel through the pile of empty coke cans and go somewhere. You know i bet you could find some techie chicks to pick up on at frys or somethin..hehe :)
starrslite From: starrslite Date: October 13th, 2001 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
wow you sound like me... :)

I haven't given up on guys. However there are a lot of guys out there that are in the same boat. Except guys usually have one really long relationship that ends horribly and they dwell on it forever... and ever ... and ever.

There has to be someone out there... Somewhere that will like you. :) You just have to look in the right places. Or don't look at all, cause things happen when you least expect it.

Also.. Staying in on Fridays isnt a loser thing to do. :)

From: elusory Date: October 13th, 2001 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
i say yes. the once-blind man knows what 'flat' is and what 'round' is. no doubt while he was blind someone would say, "touch this floor; it is flat." and "hold this round ball." touching a flat object is permanently imprinted in his mind, and he knows what flat is. he has undoubtedly touched a cube before, and has internalized that it has flat and numerous sides. likewise with the sphere.

but that is a five minute theory.
suffocated From: suffocated Date: October 13th, 2001 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
while he may know what "flat" & "round" are, he has never actually see them.

my basic reasoning for saying no is that I don't think two senses can separately identify a property of an object.....what i mean is that just because he has felt a sphere in the past, while blind, doesn't mean he can tell, by seeing it, that it will feel the same way. as far as he is concerned, something that looks round could very well feel like it has corners. do you see what i'm saying?

there is no association.
From: elusory Date: October 13th, 2001 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
i do see what you are saying, but my mind lacks the ability to further argue my concept. these lulls are frustrating.
6 pity screws or Do me