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RealP last won the day on July 7 2014

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  1. I want to create a profitable web platform for a community of people who want to: structure Arguments in a visually attractive way share Arguments with other members comment or rebutt other members' Arguments My vision is a fun tool that people can use to learn to think more rigorously, find joy in a learning process that can be very frustrating at times, and learn to see other members as fellow seekers of truth. My mission is to save civilization by making the Argument accessible and engaging to as many people as possible, particularly people with low IQ. I am looking for people with technical abilities and ideas to help me with this project. Thank you for your consideration.
  2. Anyone in Spain?

    Hola Peter, También estoy en Barcelona. Me gustaría reunirme con ustedes en algún momento. Te pasaré mi número de teléfono por mensaje privado. Un abrazo, Pablo
  3. How about a video explaining the methodology you guys use so that we can learn how to analyze our own countries of interest? EDIT: I just realized how passive-aggressive that question sounds
  4. Starting a business

    I recommend reading Jake Desyllas' "Becoming An Entrepreneur" and his podcast The Voluntary Life.
  5. "About Time"

    One thing that's been bothering me is the daughter's poor choice of men and bad life decisions altogether. It bothers me because Bill Nighy's character is a great father to his son, but I think that he dropped the ball with his daughter. What do you guys think?
  6. "About Time"

    What a great movie! Thank you for making me aware of its existence.
  7. I'm so sorry to hear that, and I apologize if I came across as taking the side of your parents.
  8. I believe that holding one's parents responsible doesn't equate saying that everything they did was wrong, or that they didn't "do the best they could". Maybe they did, but that's not the point; the point is that they wounded you. To me, the "victim mentality" is about holding on to the parental rescue fantasy, that they will love you for who you really are. It's probably the greatest challenge in the journey to enlightenment.
  9. Big kudos for your courage to ask challenging questions in such a respectful way. I'm looking forward to Stef's views on the matter.
  10. I found the courage to quit my former therapist after I had had a few talks and a formal interview with my current therapist. He was so much better that I remember thinking to myself that I couldn't waste more time and money in something I know will not work. Was I nervous when I told him? Yes, but I figured that having a one-hour conversation was not going to kill me, that I had the strength to survive it. On a scale of 1-10, I would say that at the beginning he was a 9 because I had a lot going on and I didn't have anyone to talk to, but after much reading and listening people talk about self-knowledge, I realized that I was ahead of him in many respects. And it's not that I'm super smart, I just felt that he couldn't keep up with what I was feeling and thinking, as if we spoke different languages. I don't have a formed opinion about the entire institution of therapy, what I can tell you is that having an enlightened witness is fundamental. Hope this helps, and if you want to know more about my therapist, just send me a PM.
  11. I think you have your answer right there. I'm doing therapy over Skype with someone I can be completely honest and vulnerable with, and there is nothing like it. I was in a similar situation, feeling guilty about leaving a therapist that had helped me, but who had many limitations. Trust me on this, don't waste your time, get a GOOD therapist. Maybe a coach is what you're looking for, someone to help you with your job, your career, etc.
  12. Password Managers

    Thank you for your tips. Do you have any software suggestions?
  13. What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on! Stop trying to hit me, and hit me! Morpheus
  14. Happy 48th Birthday Stefbot!

    Happy birthday Stef, I hope you have a fun day with your family and friends
  15. Password Managers

    NateC, shirgall, Are you premium users of LastPass? Expert endorsement is a big plus. I'll give it a try. Lingum, I think you're right about the questions one should ask when going for an online based password manager. I visited KeePass' website, but my gut doesn't allow me to trust a website that is not very corporate-y, although the ratings (http://keepass.info/ratings.html) seem to be pretty good. So many choices make me anxious, we need the state to come up with a password manager and ban the others!

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