Started by Vell, June 04, 2011, 08:03:57 pm
Quote from: winkio on June 15, 2011, 07:30:23 pmAh, excellent. You liked my amusing sideshow, yes? I'm just a simple fool, my wit entertains the wise, and my wisdom fools the fools.
Quote from: winkioI do not speak to bricks, either as individuals or in wall form.
Quote from: Barney StinsonWhen I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
Quote from: Blizzard on September 09, 2011, 02:26:33 amThe permanent solution for your problem would be to stop hanging out with stupid people.
Quote from: Dr. Stewart on June 05, 2011, 01:43:13 pmSome do and some don't. I think that some disciplines of liberal arts are less connected with reality than they present themselves, and this doesn't give liberal arts students the tools they need to adequately deal with reality. For example, a philosopher who sees all the pain and suffering in the world would be quick to apply broad generalizations of cynicism and nihilism without stopping to consider how every individual defies these imperfect sets of rules. Or a musician may be quick to think that the world is uncultured and foolish for not liking their music, but they don't realize that the reason that people prefer other artists that perhaps aren't as serious or as skilled is because the audience themselves don't have the same training, or the same appreciation. What I'm getting at is that many liberal artists are trained a certain way, to be creative in a certain way, to appreciate a certain set of peculiarities, and they find themselves lost or disconnected from those that do not share their training.