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Old 12-24-2014, 11:16 AM brown card is offline  
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If people spent as much time trying as they do bitching about how someone else has it better, they could be the person people bitched about having it better.
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If people spent as much time trying as they do bitching about how someone else has it better, they could be the person people bitched about having it better.

is that how you got where you are?
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wait

whats this thread about again

not sure... let's make it about your mom's sweet sweet ass
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If people spent as much time trying as they do bitching about how someone else has it better, they could be the person people bitched about having it better.

What about the people who do try and still just end up with shit? What about people who were genuinely dealt a really bad hand in life, like, across the board, bad?
Because here's a secret a lot of people who say the kind of shit you just said like to believe isn't true: those people exist in fucking droves. Not everyone can be a winner. Our civilization does not operate in such a way as to allow for everyone to be successful given everyone puts forth the same effort.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, while it is not bad advice to tell people to try harder, the underlying issue is not that people simply don't try. That is a symptom. The underlying problem is that there is limited space for success within the framework of our society. At least, for the kind of success that's considered ideal in the developed world, anyway.
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Bumping to hold pyramid accountable for his words
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What about the people who do try and still just end up with shit? What about people who were genuinely dealt a really bad hand in life, like, across the board, bad?
Because here's a secret a lot of people who say the kind of shit you just said like to believe isn't true: those people exist in fucking droves. Not everyone can be a winner. Our civilization does not operate in such a way as to allow for everyone to be successful given everyone puts forth the same effort.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, while it is not bad advice to tell people to try harder, the underlying issue is not that people simply don't try. That is a symptom. The underlying problem is that there is limited space for success within the framework of our society. At least, for the kind of success that's considered ideal in the developed world, anyway.

How do you define success? MTV Cribs type wealth or a more realistic middle class level of comfort?
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Yes, the latter. There is not room for 400 million people in this country to have the latter unless we started operating in a very different manner
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you s don't know about yakub inventing white people in his laboratory...
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i used to read this site somewhat regularly but haven't been there for a year or so. Read this today:

http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/r...als/#more-7842

doesn't really have anything to do with white privilege or 1681 () but I thought it would do well here
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If people spent as much time trying as they do bitching about how someone else has it better, they could be the person people bitched about having it better.

Ding ding ding

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I think I actually agree with her, from what I gather. It's pretty dumb how "white people" has become a category of humans presumably with similar interests. What is even more surprising is how accepted the idea has become, right down to "white people" themselves being willing, happy and even proud to be lumped into some pointless category, at least here in the US.

At first glance I thought it's ridiculous to even consider that the notion of whiteness wasn't a natural observable fact, but the more I experience the world the more I realize that saying "white people" is no different than saying something like "darkies" just due to the uselessness of such a term. Just another broad generalization that sums up nothing, means nothing and implies nothing - unless you're a millennial anti-white tumbler racist, or someone like Al Sharpton

Also i think it's true that these "divides" were created and continue to exist through reinforcement in order to prevent a true unification of a people's identities, allowing for easier social control. It's the same concept as Wallmart preventing unions. With solidarity you can actually make demands. When you're seeing gender, race, sexual preference and shit like that as inherent and unavoidable barriers, it makes any form of collaboration that much tougher. So whether intended or not, it has this effect.
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