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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2007, 08:49:00 PM »
Wait, red deleted?  Why?  :'(

LSD's feminists apparently made her question her decision to go to law school.  Or something like that; we're all a little confused. 

I'm confused too.  Confused and sad.  :-\

Seconded.  :'(  She was about the only LSD'er I actually wanted to meet.  I hope she comes back.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2007, 08:59:24 PM »
To expand:

She intrigues me (partly) because she seems to care more about helping people and doing something significant than collecting a paycheck and/or doing trivial legal work. She seems genuine in this regard.

I have that same naive desire, and that same aversion to bland corporate work (of most sorts). I blame it on some childish existential ennui that I can't shake still at 25, and will probably never shake.

Oh well.

It usually has to do with never having been poor.

False. Usually it has something very much to do with having little or no wealth.

I'm not so sure.  If you've been poor in the past -- particularly during a critical period in your personality development -- you'll continue seeking wealth long after you're wealthy.  Why do you think immigrants rarely pack it up after the first million (or 50) to do something more interesting?

I hardly think you can make some sort of behavioral generalization about this. I'm not arguing that you're wrong, but that you're wrong in how often it (poor people chasing the bucks when they can) happens.

But that's not what I'm saying.  What I am saying is that the vast majority of well-educated, idealistic do-gooder types who actually wind up working for idealistic do-gooder organizations have never been poor. 

My question about immigrants was an attempt to illustrate the limits of your explanation.  It doesn't need to happen a lot; it just needs to happen.

Wait. So "vast majority" corresponds with "[not needing] to happen a lot; it just needs to happen"?

These two adjectival phrases correspond to two different groups serving two different purposes in the argument.   

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I suppose I'm still confused at what you're saying. I do think I am clear on what you're trying to say, though, and I still disagree (partly).

Experiential differences, I suppose.

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If nothing else, I'm an example (so far). My parents never made more than 50,000 combined in a year. I don't know if that constitutes poor or not, though. For what it's worth.

The definition of "poor" I had in mind was wondering what you're going to eat for dinner because you literally don't have any food in your house and less than $1 to your name.

Colour me wealthy, then.

Again, I wonder just where this analysis of wealth comes from, on your part (and for what purpose)?

Mostly newspapers, econ and sociology classes, working for a fairly well-known NGO, and growing up in a city with different immigrant communities.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2007, 09:33:40 PM »
Victory is mine.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2007, 09:36:35 PM »
I believe the answer to the original question is not soon enough.

You are so mean!

:D :D

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2007, 09:43:30 PM »
can you undelete?

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2007, 09:58:17 PM »

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2007, 02:56:51 AM »
What is her story?

It's long.  It involves the rural Northwest, skincare, fire, pubs, NGOs, movie stars, modeling, violin, and nice bedding.  

 :D :D :D

177.  That's her story.  177.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2007, 05:22:12 AM »
What is her story?

It's long.  It involves the rural Northwest, skincare, fire, pubs, NGOs, movie stars, modeling, violin, and nice bedding. 

 :D :D :D

177.  That's her story.  177.


you mean 176.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2007, 06:12:02 AM »
What is her story?

It's long.  It involves the rural Northwest, skincare, fire, pubs, NGOs, movie stars, modeling, violin, and nice bedding. 

 :D :D :D

177.  That's her story.  177.


you mean 176.

No.  That is not what I mean.

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Re: When did red. delete?
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2007, 06:37:29 AM »
what do you mean?