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  1. ScurveDream

    Should friendship be forced? How exactly does "friendship" or "having friends" work across different parameters?

    I have noticed some people just always have friends, and they don't do anything special or specific to make or keep them. Sometimes it's just neighborhood kids, workplace, schools, etc. -- and often it just naturally happens. I find it disheartening that some say that "making" or "finding"...
  2. ScurveDream

    Differences between begging and working -- a comprehensive outlook of livelihood.

    I've heard that you should find a job so you don't fall in to the ranks of begging. After all, begging is just something asking for money and does not make any themselves, right? I wonder what percent of people would want or expect something from someone else who has to give it to them, ignoring...
  3. ScurveDream

    The Problem With Value: A Key Perspective To Work, Life & Experience

    I've always found it unsettling when people have expressed the idea that "value" is something one chooses -- but also something one can just have. When a big YouTube channel makes content it is said that content is deserving of monetization because it "provides value" to people -- a concept...
  4. ScurveDream

    Time To Revolt? Mask Mandates & Social Distancing & The "new Normal?"

    Seems more and more states will keep implementing mask mandate laws -- i.e. requiring everyone to wear masks anywhere outside their homes or possibly being subject to criminal charges/misdemeanors/fines/etc. Like others probably imagine there might just be a "tipping point" where the so called...
  5. haidut

    The Pursuit Of Happiness Makes Us Sad

    The message about activeliy pursuing happiness and the genetic basis of depression are probably two of the most deeply rooted memes in the Western world. Our reliance on the online medium to collect our daily ration of information is probably why most people are basking 24x7 in deliberately...
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