Deep Thoughts

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  1. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    ^ I don't think the majority of people actually measure their self worth in likes. I'm sure some teens probably do it, cause being a teenager feels to a lot of people like a big popularity contest, but it's not about the medium, it's about measuring themselves by whatever means they can.

    It's not about "1 like = 1 unit of self worth", it's about "why does bob have twice as many friends as me?"
     
  2. bostjan

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    Everybody has different measures of self-worth, which is why people have different priorities, different belief systems, and different agendas. And, to TedEH's comment, none of it is measured in absolute terms numerically. It's always measured either relative to another person (which is bound to make you feel bad) or by a string of booleans (z.B., Climbed Mt. Everest, Went Skydiving, Ate a Ghost Pepper, Ran a Mrathon, etc.), which tends to have a higher payoff.

    Comparing yourself to other people is healthy for competition, but really unhealthy in terms of self-worth, because even if you are at the absolute top of the game, you cannot stay there indefinitely. This isn't just specific to athletics: Bobby Fischer might have been the best in his day at chess, but he stopped playing, likely partly because players better than him were coming up.
     
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    Does competitive eating have a musical genre analogue?
     
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    Math is some mindblowing sh.t if you think about it...

    Cause calculus and geometry can be used to further our understanding of the workings of the universe, and yet, at it's most base level, you're just counting things...

    But that's kind of the beauty of it! Cause, what's more base than counting things? What's one thing that can be universally agreed upon regardless of language, emotion, or perception? The fact that a single object constitutes "one" and by adding another object you have "two." But, because it's so base, it forms, like... the building blocks for all of existence or some sh.t!

    ...Would it surprise you to hear I've never smoked weed?
     
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    There are infinite natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ... It goes on forever.

    But pick any two real numbers, and you can make an infinite number of real numbers in between them.

    For example, 1.1 and 1.2 ... There's 1.15, 1.125, 1.1125, 1.10625, 1.103125, ...

    So there are infinite natural numbers with infinite real numbers between any two of them. So even though there are infinite natural numbers, there are infinitely more real numbers... Ponder that for a moment, if you never pondered that before.

    ....

    But, in the physical world, we are learning that everything is quantized at some extremely small level. There is a smallest mass, a smallest length, a smallest instant of time...so the physical world doesn't act like the real numbers, it acts like natural numbers at the most basic level. On the opposite end of things, the universe has an edge on it, meaning that all of the stuff in the universe is contained in a certain amount of space. So there isn't even an infinity there.

    The human mind invents things more complex, on a basic level, than the physical world.
     
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