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by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Arts & entertainment
Topic: defining art, the role of art
Replies: 8
Views: 11415

Re: defining art, the role of art

I have a broader definition of art than many people. I get annoyed when people say that things like abstract paintings and conceptual art are not art; they can be much better at expressing emotion and concepts than realistic pantings. For me, art is about the intent combined with the skill - and, if...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Arts & entertainment
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 62
Views: 52663

Re: What book are you reading?

1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein 2. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire 3. The Communist Manifesto 4. Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin 5. Peace is Every Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh i also constantly have this on-going list of books that i read small portions of at a time - f...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Society
Topic: how do you make the world a better place?
Replies: 11
Views: 15320

Re: how do you make the world a better place?

This is something that I struggle with. I tried to do it in a professional capacity, as a social worker to be specific, but I found that my tendency to take on all of the world's problems + the difficulty I have with expressing my emotions didn't lead to a good combination. Plus, I found it to be ve...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: INFPs!!! What is your idea of a party? ^^
Replies: 9
Views: 9193

Re: INFPs!!! What is your idea of a party? ^^

I usually invite 3-5 friends over to my apartment, serve appetizers, watch movies or tv shows, play video games, talk about intensely serious shit. And no, alcohol is not required, but herb is always appreciated.
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Society
Topic: Are INFPs religious or atheists?
Replies: 56
Views: 110048

Re: Are INFPs religious or atheists?

I am an atheist. I don't understand why people insist that every human being has a need for spirituality - humans are more individualized than that, and I personally do not feel a need for spirituality. I am happier learning about everything from history to quantum mechanics than doing the same old ...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: General psychology
Topic: Are humans naturally selfish?
Replies: 11
Views: 14605

Re: Are humans naturally selfish?

No, I think that being selfish is a cultural construct created by a dominant culture's insistent emphasis upon individualism.
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Relationships, emotional support and advice
Topic: Do you get the feeling that...
Replies: 5
Views: 5895

Re: Do you get the feeling that...

Yeah, I don't know the people in this situation, so I can't state that I have an opinion about this. But as for small talk, one thing that's helped me is reframing it so that it fits into a Grand Picture of The Universe. I realized that small talk makes people happy, so that made me more willing to ...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Relationships, emotional support and advice
Topic: Reciprocity
Replies: 3
Views: 4489

Re: Reciprocity

I have a really hard time opening up to people unless they open up to me. It's like, "What, I'm entrusting you with all of my information and allowing you into my world, and you're not even doing the same for me?" As for someone opening up on me, I am comfortable with being that person who people co...
by bluehairednemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Arts & entertainment
Topic: Favorite books, reviews, recommend a book
Replies: 51
Views: 69187

Re: Favorite books, reviews, recommend a book

My absolute favorite book of all time is Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin. I find that I can relate to the protagonist, George Orr, in a lot of ways. I also love way too many other books to count, from American Gods to the Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen series to A Separate Peace to Parable of the Sower...