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Silver-hair Angel

I learned that I've lost like ten or so pounds. O.o

1/24/2009 #31
mutemockingjay

I have learned that my inbox hates me.

1/24/2009 #32
Loz'93

I've just learned that I have a sudden urge to drink and post at T/D... :D

1/24/2009 #33
signelchan

I learned to never take anything for granted. If you wanna know why, I'll PM it to you. Or you can look at old posts in the chat.

1/24/2009 #34
Silver-hair Angel

I've just learned that I have a sudden urge to drink and post at T/D... :D

Lozzy! No! Your computer/laptop will never forgive you! XDDD

1/24/2009 #35
mergirl007

I learned a bunch of medical terms. I understand when House says when he talks about sepsis now. :3

1/25/2009 #36
Ky-lassassin

House

♥♥♥

Today I learned that Mer watches House~ 8DDD

1/29/2009 #37
pippermint

I learned that My Bloody Valentine was originally made in Canada during the 1980s.

1/30/2009 #38
Jon Stewart

This was a few days ago, but...

I learned that "effervesce" is just a fancy way to say, "fizz (like hell)." 8D

1/30/2009 #39
Broken Gold

I learned that my scale doesn't like me, and refuses to tell me that I'm over 99 pounds. -glares ferociously-

I also learned that the Warriors short SUCKS. :P

1/30/2009 #40
Lost-Blue-Phantom

I learned that Flyleaf is considered Christian Rock.

1/30/2009 #41
Ky-lassassin

I actually learned this a while ago, but it's really hard to get people to tell you what they believe.

I'm not talking about religion or anything. Like, if someone's drinking tea to try and cure a cold, I'll be like, "So do you think it's gonna work?" and they're almost always like, "I hope so." And it's like...agwrigqwrq2. D8 I ask because I know about the Secret and all that, and just...just...DX

2/5/2009 #42
gnygsbgsu

I learned not to try to whisper things when it's completely silent in a room, because everyone can hear it.

2/5/2009 #43
mutemockingjay

Ky? Elaborate on AIM? *hugs*

I have learned today that I fail at life.

2/6/2009 #44
Jon Stewart

I actually learned this a while ago, but it's really hard to get people to tell you what they believe.

I'm not talking about religion or anything. Like, if someone's drinking tea to try and cure a cold, I'll be like, "So do you think it's gonna work?" and they're almost always like, "I hope so." And it's like...agwrigqwrq2. D8 I ask because I know about the Secret and all that, and just...just...DX

...What? -stare- The Secret is bullshit, anyway. The only people I've met who believe in it are the same ones who think that Obama is going to turn our country socialist/the same ones who think that money is everything/the same ones who've never in their life touched a classic book or had much of an education.

I hear it helps people, though. Good for them. It's a pity they couldn't use willpower on their own without tricking their mind into a sort-of-religious fervor.

-cough- I lost the point. Uh...right. People don't usually talk about what they believe (unless it's religion), probably because they don't really know. They use tea to cure a cold, because that's just what they know to do. Who knows if it's going to work or not? ((Probably not. It tastes great, but, in the end, it's just milk and water.))

...There's my contribution. o.o It's longer than I thought.

-looks up- Oh, this is that thread. I learned that Ky-la knows about/sets some store in the Secret. O____O

2/7/2009 . Edited 2/7/2009 #45
Lei-lassassin

What's The Secret?

Today I learnt that Ky likes House. My boyfriend is obsessed with it.

O_O

2/7/2009 . Edited 2/7/2009 #46
Loz'93

I reckon The Secret works, but in a different way that to how it's portrayed in the book/movie. The book/movie make it sound all soppy and la-de-da, when in actual fact it's pretty complex and hard to understand.

2/7/2009 #47
Jon Stewart

I've heard of the book secondhand, but what I have heard is enough to piss me off. It's great that it gets people to accomplish things, heal, whatever. It's great that they can move on through willpower. It's great that they feel better about themselves and all of that shit, but the message...its undertones...it seems kind of...insulting. If you get a cold that you can't shake, it's your fault for not having the right mindset. If you have a piece-of-shit left eye, it's your fault for believing that the eye is bad. If something falls apart and there's nothing you can do to make things better, it's your fault for not wanting it enough.

That's just disgusting.

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2/7/2009 #48
Lei-lassassin

WHAT IS THE SECRET???

2/7/2009 #49
Akuta23

I learnt that there are NO bookshops left in my town. They have been wiped away by the recession.

2/7/2009 #50
Broken Gold

I learned that pancake make-up doesn't come of your face, no matter ow much you wash it.

2/7/2009 #51
Jon Stewart

WHAT IS THE SECRET???It's a pathetically religious self-help type of thing. Basically, if you will something to happen, it'll happen. Load of insulting bullshit, as I said above in considerably more words.

((The only thing I agree with is that a positive attitude can help you to attain your goals. That's true; it can. That doesn't mean that you can fix your eyesight with it. The healed may be satisfied, but damned if I'm driving in a car with them until they put some fucking glasses on.))

2/7/2009 . Edited 2/7/2009 #52
mutemockingjay

Hey, the Secret works. I totally got my trip to Poland because of it. ^^

However, I do see your point about the insulting factor.

2/7/2009 #53
Loz'93

Yeah, I too understand where you're coming from, Jenny, and I agree with you on most points. But I just want to put my input on this first. ((No insult is intended whatsoever. :))

If something falls apart and there's nothing you can do to make things better, it's your fault for not wanting it enough.

In this case, it's the fact that the person is stuck saying "Things are bad, it won't get better. I don't know what to do to make it better. I try to make it better but it always fails. There's nothing that I can do to make it better." When you change your thinking around to say "It would be really nice to know what to do to make it better. It would feel a whole lot greater for me and ___ if I could help out a bit. I hope that I can start to put things back together and make it all right again." eventually, things will start to look up.

Instead of beating the drum of not having, they've got to beat the drum of how nice it would be if it was true. There's a difference to "I want, I want, I want" than to "I would feel this; I hope this does work; it would be really nice." So it's not that they don't want it enough, it could just be because they don't believe they can achieve it and/or they haven't got their mind set on how it would be/feel if whatever it was they wanted happened. Can you sort of see the difference, and does it kind of make sense?

2/7/2009 #54
Kokoyumi

Can you sort of see the difference, and does it kind of make sense?

I learned that Streak didn't understand what Jenny meant. :D

2/8/2009 #55
mergirl007

I learned that Emilie Autumn has insanely good music. :3

2/8/2009 #56
Kokoyumi

Hey, the Secret works. I totally got my trip to Poland because of it. ^^

My mindset is this, I think it's more of a "This is going to happen, and this is what I've done to make it happen."

Not a "This is going to happen, and I'm not really doing anything to make it happen, but I just have to believe it will." thing.

2/8/2009 . Edited 2/8/2009 #57
Jon Stewart

Can you sort of see the difference, and does it kind of make sense?

That's...not what I'm talking about. I agree with you on that: a positive attitude can help...but the message that it does always help is a little insulting. There are some things that belief just can't do, and saying otherwise is just...rude. -shrug- I don't know.

Hey, the Secret works. I totally got my trip to Poland because of it. ^^

I totally read "Poland" as "Portland" the first three times I read this post. I was like, "Portland? You were in Portland?" XDD -facepalm-

...but, uh...I'm not sure how you can prove that it was the belief and attitude that got you the trip, but congrats if it did, I guess.

My mindset is this, I think it's more of a "This is going to happen, and this is what I've done to make it happen."

Not a "This is going to happen, and I'm not really doing anything to make it happen, but I just have to believe it will." thing.

...That makes sense.

2/8/2009 #58
Lost-Blue-Phantom

I learned that the 1812 Overture is a bitch.

2/8/2009 #59
Smart Aleckette

I've been learning for the past couple of months how stupid and insane people who look normal can be. coughguidancecounsellorscough

I also learned that Stephen Harper thinks everyone on the east coast are a bunch of idiots with a severe case of short-term memory loss.

2/8/2009 #60
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