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Offline midcan5

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Universal Laws
« on: August 01, 2019, 05:37:58 AM »
This reminds me of my own universal laws, my sister once told me they made her think about certain topics in a more open manner, especially the idea that we see things not as they are, but how we are. Enjoy, these are good.

'Universal Laws of the World'

"Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training." Lewis Mumford

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Re: Universal Laws
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 07:51:24 AM »
Good stuff, though I don't agree with some, I did find a few interesting points.
This one stood out when it literally exposed a lazy society where people need to "Feel" as if they matter. Enter the SJW and their need to attack a working culture.
Most normal people come with their own stressers, so they don't need an outside source attacking their already working life and disrupting what works for them.

8. Sayre’s law: In a dispute, emotions are inversely related to what’s at stake.

In 1973 the Wall Street Journal wrote:

Academics love to lay down laws. One of the more famous is attributed to the late Wallace Sayre of Columbia University. Sayre’s Third Law of Politics—no one seems to know the first two, or whether there even were a first two–holds that “academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.”

As far as I can tell no one quotes Sayre saying the line himself. But like many smart sayings it found a deceased owner and never let go.

The logic might go something like this:

When the stakes are actually high people within a culture have a pretty good track record of putting more of their differences aside for a common cause. You bicker when there’s little downside to doing so.

The part of your brain whose bandwidth deals with threats doesn’t like to stay still. There’s a baseline level of stress people need in their lives to keep their minds alert, and if they don’t get it from legitimate sources they’ll find something meaningless to fret about. Many of you know a trust-funder who validates this theory.


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