I can't do math, resulting in an a general inability to comprehend the natural sciences. I am a very slow thinker, can't multi-task, have zero street smarts and zero mechanical skills, am absent-minded in the short term (my long term memory is actually quite strong, but most things die a quick death in my short term memory).
The things I'm good at are not of any practical use. For example, I can recall in great detail what you were doing in the fall of 1994, even after you yourself have long since forgotten it. Made for some great shockers when I signed people's yearbooks at the end of senior year.
"It [the draft] is duty rather than slavery. I part with the author on the caviler idea that individual freedom (whatever that may be to the person) leads to nirvana, anyone older that 12 knows that is BS."
-Midcan5 (liberals on freedom)
"Allow me to masturbate my patriotism furiously and publicly at this opportunity."
-Ib1yysguy (liberals on honoring fallen soldiers)
"There is no 'equal opportunity' today unless the government makes it so."
-apple0154 (liberals on constitutionalism)
The more I learn, the more knowledge that I gain, the more I realize I have yet to learn. The irony is that a stupid man thinks that he knows it all while an intelligent man realizes how little he really knows. (I hope no one takes that as an insult, as it is not meant that way.)
I use big words so that people don't realize antidisestablishmentarianism how fucking stupid I actually am.
Last edited by China Apologist; 04-24-2009 at 10:21 AM.
"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Zedong
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- -- Aristotle
Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
- -- The Buddha
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. —CHARLES A. BEARD
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. - Patrick Henry