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Hope you get some sleep dude. Try some cannabis indica.
I drafted two motions today, and killed off a 22 oz of homebrewed apfelwein. My only additional thoughts are how foreign it is to me. I mean, I was the first in my family to go to undergrad university. There was never any need for IQ tests in my world. Looking back, maybe a bit naive, as I never cared enough to study or prep for any standardized test. I was just expected to do well and do it myself with little or no help. *shrug* Fuck test scores; I'll put my actual resume up against anyone's.
Ha! Love it. What do you think about experience vs. book learning? Knowledge acquired via experience vs. that obtained in a classroom? The more I thought about it, I realize this is what sticks in my craw about IQ fetish-ists. It completely disregards an equally, if not more, valuable way of obtaining knowledge.
Example: I worked in general civil/heavy highway construction as a laborer, and then a project engineer/estimator. I had literally zero book knowledge about the industry, but knew a lot about it through experience. When greenhorns with construction management degrees came out to the job, people laughed at them because they had no clue how to actually build things beyond book theory. Anyway, this type of knowledge is underrated on the forum, and leads to my belief that there is often a lack of life experience behind many of these viewpoints.
Yeah I tend to agree. It's more IQ fetish-ists at this point, literally becoming aroused over SAT scores. Weird. I do feel judged but that's not even the worst part. It's the whole, "intelligence is the most defining human characteristic" argument I hear that bothers me. Implication being less intelligent (whatever that means) means less human, and that opens doors I don't even want to think about.
We have two booze amendments in the US constitution already. Don't need a third. Skip it completely and go straight to international treaty. I like it.
Unrelated, but sometimes i go through periods of sadness in reminiscing about stuff. I'm not sure what brings it on, but it is Si cognitive mode. It reminds me of Roy in Blade Runner who was nearing his 4 year life cycle: "I want more life...."
I do not like isolation and being alone for some time may contribute to these spells. I was alone for nearly 3 days as wife was out of town. It seems to cause and inner-world to be born and i'm focused on the self - myself. I don't like it. Really. It causes a bit of a disconnect and it's hard to reconnect with people. It's a strange inertia kind of effect it seems. The longer there the deeper you go in. It reminds me the Incredible Shrinking Man. He just kept getting smaller until he couldn't relate to the world.
Tired no. Never. I can work anybody under the table, Stranger. Really.
My unclel-poo was relating on a philosophical tangent of how artificial the 'working' world is. Everyone imbibes it and tells everyone to subscribe to it. It's Gospel because the 'stars and stripes' say so; but the animal kingdom says noooo.
He was quite a character. I watched him weld a swimming pool deck in no time flat. It was a custom creation of tubular steel pipe bent in a curve to wrap around the circumference of the pool. It was overlaid with redwood as a deck material. It was a very creative piece of art with the railings. It was blue welding arc all day and into the night. I was 9 then.
He once made a canoe and it was a real beauty. It was crafted out of teak wood. It was very light weight......
Stranger, i had an uncle who popped 7 kids ( Catholic) and paid child support. He complained he never had any money. Real hard working guy. ISTP @ 62k a year in '81. Good money. "Tired of it all" was common. One insight that he uttered that stuck with me is the regimented and unnatural lifestyle of punching a clock. He said look how a dog operates. It rises when it wants to and notice how it's never in a hurry - how it rises naturally?