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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Church2224, Jul 19, 2011.
I wish I could look on it with the same mirth you possess. The whole deal sits a bit sour.
I bet Randy won't ban Orb out of spite.
C'mon guys chill out. We are friends here.
Hurt much? Christ orb you've just utterly destroyed everything you've ever said on this forum in one post. The whole time you've been demanding to be taken seriously and insisting that you are mature and therefore your argument holds more water. I'd expect this from a 15 year old but from someone who is 35? Come the fuck on man.
...or have I just been trolled hard and your entire post was a mod edit?
Only time will tell if we just got extremely trolled.
Hmm... Perhaps it'd be called something different, but I agree with both you and Orb on this one. I think we can have meritocracy despite our differences in origin. The outcome will never be the same for everyone and I see that as being the beauty of the situation.
In my eyes, meritocracy would be removing biases/prejudices/ego/what-have-you from decisions made with regards to dealing out opportunities.
Person A started off wealthy.
Person B started off less fortunate.
Naturally the two will have different experiences and in general the types of opportunities extended to either person will--for the most part--be different. However, should the two of them stumble upon the same opportunity they should be granted the opportunity on merit. Person A shouldn't just get it automatically because of his prestigious background and Person B shouldn't get it because you feel bad for them. The opportunity should be granted based solely on which of the two is more deserving.
I can neither confirm nor deny whether or not this is the case nor do I know the frequency with which it is or isn't, but this is what I see as meritocracy.
Frankly, this whole thread seems like a big perspective argument. Thus, I submit this... The word "success" can mean a lot of things depending on your perspective and having different opportunities than the next man doesn't necessarily make you any less "successful" unless you perceive it to be so.
That was a real post, he PM'd me his email address, if anybody wants to keep in touch with him or anything shoot me a PM and I'll forward it to you.
That's really too bad though, I didn't see that coming...at all :\
Yeah. He sent me a brief goodbye via PM and we've exchanged emails for future interaction. Is what it is.
I PM'd him and he no write back...
Yep that should be the case. And is, in many instances. But in many others it isn't at all.
But the problem is the differences in the opportunities that are presented, rather than whether they're treated in the few that are presented to people of disparate backgrounds, obviously.
I don't think I completely understood what you said in that last sentence. Rephrase please?
I've always felt you were holding back some kind of idiotic rant expressing your true feelings about the people you disagree with. I guess the "I disagree with you, but I'm civil and mature enough to be the bigger man." line was wearing thin.
All you ever did was go on about typical conservative viewpoints in every thread that could be broken down into left and right...
Yeah but he's a really cool guy to play Halo with
New thread title change: The Tell All the Other Members How You Feel About Them Super Mega Thread!!!
I think it speaks volumes about his true personality, when he he goes on about "being mature and tolerant of other peoples opinions" and then say "fuck all you limp dick hippies" except the ones that agreed with me.
You have cool hair.
Aysay needs to give me his guitars
I have to say, I'm completely on board with this. My sentiments exactly.
Stealthtastic needs to give me his beard...
I always took the term "limp dick hippies" as a term of endearment... As it stands my penis IS limp and I prefer to keep it that way at work lest I be reprimanded.
I almost choked on my dinner you fuck!
Goddamn I love this board.