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RealP last won the day on July 7 2014

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  1. RealP

    arguments.com - Collaborators wanted

    Thank you for your questions, Barnsley. It wouldn't be a mindmap per se, but a graphical representation of premises and the actual logical reasoning. The challenge is to make all of this entertaining enough to be engaging. Even if it were a mindmap with general applications, I think that marketing it as a tool for rational argumentation would be a good idea. With regard to market research, I'm open to ideas. I'm thinking of creating a poll here in the FDR Boards, Facebook group, etc. Just FDR listeners alone are a huge potential market. Prototypes - I'm in contact with some software people interested in the project with the objective of partnering to create a MVP. Any other questions, suggestions, criticisms are more than welcome! Thank you again.
  2. RealP

    arguments.com - Collaborators wanted

    Thank you for your curiosity about my project, and your questions, Fred. Users will decide which arguments to make, on whichever topic they choose. The idea is to facilitate a collaborative process of finding truth, making it fun for everybody involved. Fun, to pierce through our defense mechanisms and do something productive. Regarding income, it could either be donation-based, or a freemium system. If this sounds interesting to you, I invite you to join me.
  3. RealP

    arguments.com - Collaborators wanted

    Thank you. I did consider integrating into the FDR forum, but I'd rather it were a separate platform, because not only do I want to attract FDR people, but a wider subset of society. I want to hire or partner with a programmer to create a MVP.
  4. RealP

    arguments.com - Collaborators wanted

    The format. I believe - and have yet to test - that a more visual format, such as a mind map of some sort, would be more useful in clarifying thoughts than plain text.
  5. RealP

    arguments.com - Collaborators wanted

    The difference is that my app would be for making arguments, not debates. You would make an argument in a visual way (I'm thinking some form of mind mapping), and then other people would provide supporting or contradicting evidence to your propositions, or point logical errors out.
  6. 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.
  7. RealP

    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
  8. 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
  9. RealP

    Starting a business

    I recommend reading Jake Desyllas' "Becoming An Entrepreneur" and his podcast The Voluntary Life.
  10. RealP

    "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?
  11. RealP

    "About Time"

    What a great movie! Thank you for making me aware of its existence.
  12. I'm so sorry to hear that, and I apologize if I came across as taking the side of your parents.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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