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  1. Brian63

    What do you get from watching movies/TV?

    When I am watching, I am often placing myself in the shoes of the various characters and trying to determine what I would hypothetically do. What are the wise and unwise decisions? What are the moral and immoral decisions? What feelings would I have if [X] happened? So I end up learning a lot...
  2. Brian63

    Have you ever watched a movie/TV show 2x in 1 day?

    My mom recalled that she was sick and in bed one day when she watched Pretty Woman for the 1st time. She loved it so much that she ended up watching it a total of 3x in a single day. It is still her favorite movie.
  3. Brian63

    Have you ever watched a movie/TV show 2x in 1 day?

    Recently I heard someone describe how they loved a movie so much that they watched it twice the same day. I cannot recall ever watching a movie 2x in 1 day. Even an episode of a TV show. Have you ever done that?
  4. Brian63

    Citing proverbs vs genetic fallacies

    Sorry, I still have trouble understanding much of what you are trying to say. You have used the term "moralizing" twice, but still have not defined it. You seem to speak ill of the phrase "self policing thoughts". So we should not police our thoughts? Agreed. That was never even an issue. My...
  5. Brian63

    Citing proverbs vs genetic fallacies

    Here is an example. If it was not someone prominent like Tyson saying the above, it would not get the heavy promotion that it does. It is a common sentiment among atheists though, including all of us who are very non-famous. We just gravitate towards the evaluation of claims based on who said it...
  6. Brian63

    Citing proverbs vs genetic fallacies

    What is "moralizing"? I am trying to think of the most helpful approach overall. Should I not? If we continue in the habit of citing the author of expressions, then we would develop the bad tendency to think that the author of expressions determines their merit. That would be committing the...
  7. Brian63

    Citing proverbs vs genetic fallacies

    I am not clear on the meaning or points you are making, sorry.
  8. Brian63

    Citing proverbs vs genetic fallacies

    Think of any proverbial sayings or powerful expressions you heard in life that have inspired your attitude. Now think of the person who said those. When we publish those remarks in public or even just think about them privately, should it matter who the actual person was that said them? Does...
  9. Brian63

    Have you written your own medical profile?

    A few days ago I asked my neurologist to give a helpful description of my epilepsy for the purpose of this medical profile, and he really came through for me today. Very cool. One is more layperson-oriented and the other is geared more for other clinicians. Though even the lay version seemed...
  10. Brian63

    Have you written your own medical profile?

    Right now mine is in a very early draft as a Word document. It is almost 20 pages, which sounds excessive, but it actually will be organized well and is NOT small nonstop text. Instead a single page will be devoted to things like: My emergency contacts My neurologist contact info My...
  11. Brian63

    Have you written your own medical profile?

    Has anyone written a comprehensive medical profile of themselves? It is a handy reference for yourself and also for your doctors during regular visits or even emergencies. Includes contacts of all your doctors. Your medications. Your detailed medical history. Family’s abbreviated medical...
  12. Brian63

    Do you have any very religious figures that you admire?

    Despite having irrational religious beliefs, you may still admire them for their intelligence, morality, courage, etc. I admire MLK, Jr. and would like to read more on him someday. He seemed a great leader and very moral.
  13. Brian63

    Surge protectors

    We bought a new TV recently and want to protect it with strong surge protection. We have the option of buying one brand new. Let's say that we want it to be able to handle 900 joules. Instead of getting a single surge protector that handles that amount, would it work just as well to use several...
  14. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    Thanks. Given how new I am to personal finances and investing, and how I have had Roth IRA's recommended to me by professionals, I am likely to start placing some money there in the fairly near future. Contributions (not interest earned) can be withdrawn at any time without penalty.
  15. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    Yes I do plan on getting a fiduciary. I was just asking also how others have factored in the state of the U.S. political systems and global environment. Do you not take that into account at all? Do you factor that in? What does your fiduciary do? I am looking for general ideas on what people do...
  16. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    Yes, advice. In addition to what my financial adviser may say, I wanted to hear from the experiences of others here and what their own financial advisers have said. The more info, the better. I just do not see the point of a generic platitude like "All time is unprecedented". How does saying or...
  17. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    "All time is unprecedented." That is not a good response to this case. Financial advisers use past time as predictors of future events. The abstract phrase of "All time is unprecedented" may sound wise or cute in a philosophy book or a novel, but I am referring to our real-world responses to...
  18. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    Yeah, they would have worked fine in the past. My OP though was about how we are living in unprecedented times. I hold a very bleak picture of what American government, American democracy, and state of the global environment is going to be over the next years and especially decades. So I am less...
  19. Brian63

    Politics and personal finances

    A little history: Currently I am in my young 40s. In my mid 20s I unfortunately developed epilepsy (chronic seizures). One common side effect of seizures is that they can erase large chunks of your long-term memory. That is the case with me. I remember very little of my childhood and almost...
  20. Brian63

    Favorite anti-love songs

    I am never letting go of this thread, because more and more great anti-love songs keep coming up. Barry Manilow and "I Just Can't Smile Without You". He can't get over his last relationship, it has destroyed him. Great sound, great song. "Now some people say Happiness takes so very long to...
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