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Reddit’s dark secret . . .

 

Disclaimer: the following is a massive storm of especially incoherent thoughts, read at risk of sever confusion, painful run on sentences and perfectly normal migraines.

 

Reddit is supposed to be “the front page of the internet”, that great mosh pit of uninformed ideas and the haters that bash them down with more BS. It’s supposed to be neutral, with everyone able to voice any opinion they want and throw it to the wind. Because didn’t we just have a YYYYUUUUGE (very big) fight over it in the whole FTC vs internet net neutrality thing. That’s basically why I am allowed to post nonsense and not get banned from the internet. Because it is neutral, and Reddit is supposed to reflect that . . . right?

Now on the surface their upvote downvote system is all great and glorious but there is that one problem with all voting systems, the voters themselves. Now, because i’m seeming anti democracy  some redneck who misunderstood the constitution is probably coming for me. Before you go cheer on that redneck hear me out okay.

People like their junk food. It’s good, its addictive, it’s cancerous. Junk food for thought, like regular junk food, makes you feel good. Which is great, I always need that boost to ever contain any sort of esteem. But there is a problem WHEN YOU GET WHOLE SUBREDDITS THAT ARE BASICALLY SAFE-SPACE TRIGGER-SAFE SOMETHING-SAFE SPACE.(lonely is triggered) It creates these idea mirrors that just reflect back what you think. “Echo chambers” perhaps? The most popular opinions get boosted to the top while the unpopular opinion, which people need their healthy dose of, is send spiraling to the bottom. So posts get these floods of conformation bias while my  post is sitting at the bottom of the sub with -11 votes. THIS IS SO STUPID WHY IS IT A THING.

As Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein put it,

The mere discussion of, or deliberation over, a certain matter or opinion in a group may shift the position of the entire group in a more radical direction.

Everyone has to take a stand a some point in life, will it be an informed opinion or just extremist herd zeal like the “not my president protests” (hint: he is).

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You’re taking advanced math, so what?

So You’re Taking Advanced Math. So What?

When you get to around seventh grade there are these so called “brilliant” students who take math at around a ninth-grade or tenth-grade level. They make a living by memorizing π and flaunting their extreme math skills to us “average” students, and believe me, it’s VERY VERY ANNOYING!!! Especially because they’re bragging about a skill that they will most certainly not need later in life. So in truth, they want to have bragging rights, but as us “average” students know, they don’t. In a few years, their calculus prowess will not matter, and no one will care about it.

 The only reason these “brilliant” students care about their advanced math courses so much is because they are stupidly farsighted and under the false impression that being able to do calculus in their sleep will get them a better future. But they have clearly been brainwashed by our crumbling educational system. As G. V. Ramanathan said in the Washington Post: “Unlike literature, history, politics and music, math has little relevance to everyday life. That courses such as ‘Quantitative Reasoning’ improve critical thinking is an unsubstantiated myth. All the mathematics one needs in real life can be learned in early years without much fuss. Most adults have no contact with math at work, nor do they curl up with an algebra book for relaxation.” He is definitely correct. And so my message to these “brilliant” students is as follows: Okay, sure you can do some really advanced math. That’s cool. But if you’re not going to need it later in life, what’s the point? Perhaps it’s time to rework our school system so that students like you can actually learn some relevant skills. And if you want to take high school math courses, fine. Do it for fun on the weekends. (With no bragging involved)

Disclaimer: This post was written (except for a few minor edits) by a friend and I take no credit for this 10/10 writing

Happy Martin Luther King jr day (featuring 0 and a sentient tree)

Its 12:47 AM, Martin Luther King day. And for some reason I have made the choice to write a blog post. Yep. life choices. . . I’m going to try something different this time. Instead of suffering form perfectionism and finding the arbitrary “right topic”  I’m simply going to write about whatever rant pops into my head right now.

3. . .
2. . .
1 . . .

0? 0 is such an odd concept. It wasn’t even conceived until a bunch of Indian mathematicians thought it up way after all the other numbers had been comprehended (actually don’t quote me on that AT ALL) But I can see why its hard. Like, comprehending the nothingness of what is not there was unprecedented. The fact that we as minuscule mortal beings and comprehend novel concepts such as infinity, eternity and nothing is actually quite amazing. The fact that I know the different between existence and nonexistence is amazing. I wonder how it must feel to be an animal. To not be able to comprehend your own existence. It would be like sleepwalking the whole time. Oh! but I read from some study that plants have shown to have a similar level of intelligence to animals. Also they have memories and one of them could do complicated math to find out exactly how much starch to use per hour. I think it was like a weed or something. Anyway it must be pretty boring to be a plant thought. I mean think about it. Even if they had consciousness . . . it would be a pretty boring life. They have pretty limited senses and live for very long. So, it would amount to a pretty boring existence.

Whoa, how the heck did I get from the concept of 0 to contemplating the life of a sentient plant. The intuitive mind makes great leaps into the abyss of thought.

Well, I need some sleep now so i’m signing off . . .

Well that’s a wrap. How about another binge read:

https://cunfuzzledblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/for-your-future/

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“For your future”

dying-man

 

“Do this for a better future”, “If you do X it will give you a better future” , “Get into X job/college to give you a better life”. Society is based on the future. We become increasingly worried of the future as we grow older. We are taught from the very first days of childhood to obsess over it. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” But what is life? It is as Allen Saunders put it ” life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”

Because that’s what it really is. We have a limited amount of time in our lives, a VERY countable number of weeks, as tim urban at waitbutwhy said. (http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html)  It’s about what you do in these moments, an infinity small slice of infinity.

The human lifespan used to be 22. As we advanced our technology allowed us to look and plan further into the future. But this has made many of us farsighted to some degree. We plan and see the future in our minds, blind to the now we live in. If you always sacrifice the now for the future, then understand that someday, on your deathbed,  there will be a now, but no future. Looking back, you had either lived a full happy and balanced life, milking every moment of life until it was dry. Or you lived an entire life sacrificing, working, planning for the future, but there is no more future to go to now . . . your entire life has essentially been leading to this moment of now but not later. What will you think?

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans”   – Allen Saunders

Happy new year

Oh, the new year, new opportunities, old reflection and a celebration of the earth going around the sun for the 2017 time in human history. Wait no, make that 12017. In 1993 Cesare Emiliani wanted to change the official calendar from 2017 to 12017. Just adding ten thousand years. Why?

A) There is no 0 AD. Seriously, there is no year 0. So anything with BC becomes even more confusing.

B) It’s based off the birth of Jesus Christ. This itself is subjective according to who you ask and is a date linked strictly to western Christianity. What about every other culture which was part of history? Shouldn’t their outlook have a say.

C) To continue off of point B. The Egyptians, Romans, Mesopotamian all are included in the “negative” BC years. Having only 2000 years means we only focus on the two thousand years after the arbitrary “birth” of Jesus Christ. When in reality most of human history was before that. Just not specifically western history.

D) Changing the letters to BCE (before common era) and CE (common era) doesn’t change anything. It’s still a specific religious date and you are disguising it with bad makeup.

E) It makes us feel more FOMO than we need to. “We are only in the second millennium of human history. Think about all the stuff that will happen after us . . .” Actually no. We are in the twelfth millennium since humans started creating shelter, which is arguably the first technology. We actually stand on the cumulative work of twelve thousand years of collective human discovery, thought and work. This isn’t to say that the future doesn’t hold amazing things. But to twelve thousand years of humans, we are the unimaginable future.

We should really be celebrating the cumulative work of thousands of years of human achievement. Not just the birth of one guy. That would be like starting to celebrate your birthday only once you turned 18. The birth of humanity was way before whatever comes between 1 BC and 1 AD (remember there is no 0 AD) It happened ten thousand years before then. We shouldn’t let ten thousand years of human civilization be overlooked should we?

Well, that was a pretty obvious rhetorical question. It was an obvious egg clause. What is an obvious egg clause? Here you go: https://cunfuzzledblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/obvious-eggs/

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I declare this the official ENTP blog

FROM THIS DAY UNTIL THE ARBITRARY END OF “DAYS” THIS BLOG IS NOW DECLARED IN AN EXTREMELY IRONIC MANNER THE OFFICIAL BLOG FOR ENTPS EVERYWHERE. TOGETHER LED BY A BORED, ALOOF ENTP BLOGGER WE SHALL BRAVELY TRAVERSE THE MENTAL UNKNOWN WITH SWORDS OF THE SHARPEST WIT AND CLUBS OF DULLEST HUMOR.  IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN ENTP IS, https://www.16personalities.com/entp-personality   THERE YOU GO.  

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Something poetic this time . . .

Paper,

People are papers
thin as wafers
only skin deep
oh the deep weep
But it is true see,
its you and me, we
Act out are roles
Pretend by our souls
But really what is it
Written in writ
Our future decided
Bureaucracy decided,
we are numbers in their machine
An ID since sixteen
We cannot run or chase
We cannot lose face
We people are paper
Thin as a wafer.

 

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the twisted tracks of time

 

A bite sized thought:

Image result for roller coaster

Whoooo! A collective exclamation rose from the passengers of “rocket” 2 in the space mountain ride at Disney. As it writhed and twisted it’s shaken cargo to the end of the ride a sigh of “I made it” spread through the roller coaster car. I just made it through the “scariest” ride in Disney. It was one hell of a ride. Ups downs, twists, all in pitch black. G’s pressing you one way or another at the drop of a dime in the dark. This is how we humans will finally arrive at the future. There will be unexpected turns, intense moments but as humanity we will, albeit a little rattled get there. No, the world probably wont end by any predictions today.(As I type I’m now worrying about an EMP though) Just like a 5000 year mayan calender didn’t predict the end. Or the prophets in 1800 or (insert your favorite doomsday prediction here). But, lack of oil, plague, war. Those could be some unexpected turns in the track of time. Let’s try not to fall out of the car during those devilish flips.

TL;DR : We will probably make it to “the future” but there are REAL turns and setbacks.

Continue reading the twisted tracks of time

An open letter to haters,

An open letter to haters,

 

Haters, that irrational idiotic cancer of the internet. These grammarless, illogical savages will put down anything and everything to make their nonexistent souls a little less butthurt about the world. Y’know, there’s a place called the dead sea. A sea so salty that no life can sustain itself in or anywhere near its salty waters. Just like the dead sea, these haters are like the forever lone salt crystals. They look good, or this case logical, from afar. But don’t taste one because a) it’s gross, and b) dehydrates you and in large amounts is lethal. Apparently, they possess a higher logic in which they can view all logical possibilities.

They stick on the sidelines in the game of life or watching on TV being suffocated by their couch as the cushions crumble under their immense beer belly weight. Rather watch and critique the game rather than actually play right? Well then stay on the sidelines, but don’t come out onto the playing field. This is where things actually change! No, you wouldn’t want that, would you? This playing field is where actual risk to put one’s self out there is taken. Where people await your triggered tangents and prissy wraths.

While I’m at it I might as well refute radical feminists as well. They are probably being triggered by the use of “prissy” right now. Well, that’s all great and good. Because if they stopped spewing their slew of insults toward said “privileged” peoples, then they will get the same treatment. But playing the victim card does not equate to a ceasefire. So I’m just going to keep rolling.

Now all the aspiring roasters/ricegums of the world. Stop. It’s time to stop. It is not necessary to add yet more cringe onto already cringey things. I hope you already understand it’s not doing anything remotely “good”.

*But omg it’s calling out cringey content and-

Yes, it is calling out cringey content, WITH MORE CRINGEY CONTENT.

 

Cringey content + time = improvement.

 

Cringey content + more cringey content = DOUBLE THE CRINGE!

 

Now hopefully either nobody will read this or some really butthurt, salty, cringe master, hater reads . . . and leaves.

 

 

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MBTI type hate groups

People said that MBTI test is false because everyone is a winner: and so this creates hate groups. But what if the hate groups named each other . . . Thus I bring you the Myers Briggs type indicator names in harsher light;

 

Warning: the following is offensive content, if you are a feeler type I recommend you do not continue. Entp’s don’t spam the chat plz.

 

 

ISTJ  the drone

Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability.

ISFJ       the slave

Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious.

INTJ        the delusional cynic

Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals.

ISTP      the less useful drone

Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears,then quickly find workable solutions.

ISFP       the offended feminist

Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind.

INFP       the delusional lunatic

Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them..

INTP      overthinking idiot

Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction.

ESTP     the thrill junkie

Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results.

ESFP     marketer . . . of themselves

Outgoing, friendly, and accepting?

ENFP     the propagator, of delusional lies

Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly,and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see.

ESTJ     DICKtator

Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions Forceful in implementing their plans.

ENTP     the intelligent . . . idiot

Quick, ingenious, ruthless, alert, and charismatic. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems.  Inspiring yet manipulative when dealing with others.

Infj    entp’s pet

They little whisps of souls would be voiceless nothing’s without a loud entp to fill that hollow shell with credible BS. Honestly their Career is probably be an entp’s sidekick.

ENTJ      emperor . . . or so they think Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily and imposing on goals. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies    

ESFJ      mouthpiece. . . 

Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative.

ENFJ       slightly less douchey entj’s but still a douche

Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible.

 

Great, now I got that out of the way. ENTPS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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