Xylanthius

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Xylanthius wrote

I could help you. I'm really good with adobe programs. I went to school for art and I took a lot of design classes. I wish I could collaborate with someone to make stuff right now. I would love to collaborate. You got some ideas? Let's work together. I never really thought of this as being a useful skill in an anarchist community. :-)

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Xylanthius wrote

I live in the city. I heard the other day that the city i live in is one of the most polluted cities in the world. I'm going to the mountains tomorrow for a ten mile hike. It's about an hour away. I can't wait. I'm so excited! :-)

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Xylanthius wrote

It depends on what your intention is.

It also depends on how you go about it. If your intention is to "get through to them" psychologically your chances are only likely if you present them with an idea that is very similar and only slightly different than their own. It will help your chances to get through to them tremendously if others around them also subscribe to the idea that you are trying to sell.

If you are trying to convince them of an idea that is radically different than the ones they believe in already then there probably is not a good idea unless you are trying to make an example for others who might witness the conversation who have ideas and theories and thoughts that are similar to yours.

People can only change so much at a time especially when they already identify strongly with something.

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Xylanthius wrote

Beauty and value are not the same things.

I do like the poster's perspective on this comment, although I don't think that that is the original intention of the person who wrote: "all women are beautiful." I do think that too much emphasis is placed on physical "beauty" in this world. I also think that the concept of beauty is closer to pleasure than it is to value.