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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.

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Xylanthius wrote

the second photograph in that article was one of the coolest images I have ever seen. This is awesome news and another interesting corridor of the youtube window into a personal human experience. Women are amazing and powerful. In the second image, she is pulling a baby out of her body. She just created the baby, and she is pulling it out, and it looks wrapped up in a little cocoon burrito posture!

In so many movies I have seen as well as tv shows where the men talk about how scary and disgusting childbirth is. They also allude to how it makes the vagina look gross and ruins it. I especially liked it in the article when they say that it is educational and something to be celebrated. :-)

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Xylanthius wrote (edited )

I lurk a lot more than I post around here because sometimes I wonder what is the point of posting? It's a cool vision and platform for a community, but could you imagine if this were real life? Could you imagine people talking to each other that way? wacky accusations, and toxic attitudes. Just because someone doesn't think the same thing that another person thinks it doesn't mean that they are stupid or that personal attacks are warranted or appropriate.

A lot of ad hominem up in here and not enough patience to deal with it.