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Cambridge Students - Be warned, Shakespeare may distress you!

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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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Who would have known?
Those poor literature and drama students!

I always found Shakespeare very distressing first time round, not because of the murders, gore or occultism, but because I never understood what they were saying!

On the other hand, get over it.
Just Lady Macbeth and King Richard going insane, and stacking up ten or twelve corpses.

Thank heavens they never had a leftist ideology or it would have been millions (like Pol Pot or Stalin).
www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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I find Jane Austen most vexing.

For example: "There he entered, most dashing with his military coat, and two of his comrades. He is my age, and single, and has just the right inheritance. But alas, too many other women might want him. I require a husband who is both beautiful and ugly; both poor and rich. There is time yet, I'm only 75!"



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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I have never read Shakespear. I avoided most literature that was anything like that anyway. Like that story of the dude boinking his mom or some s..or stories like the Odyssey. Honestly what a waste of time and way to turn a mind into mush than reading about some narcissistic dude going off and because he told the water he was cool the water god decides to punish him.

I would rather die in a fire than read that.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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How dare people read stories written about the truth in the human condition! It's cruel and unusual punishment to find out that people do those things and people wrote stories and plays about it that have endured so well precisely because they *are* about the truth of the human condition.

So much for the so-called reality based community.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

The human condition is a human construct. We have it easier than ever and most of what people suffer through is completely made up feel good bs.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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you guys know content warnings aren't so students don't have to read things, right?

you know they're so people who have experienced violent trauma can mentally prepare themselves for things that will bring them right back into those feelings, right? like vets with PTSD?

...you do KNOW that, right?



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Just how many of the majority pampered spoiled rotten upper class brats in that school have experienced violent trauma in your estimation?

Most of them have not even gotten mud on their pants or scraped their elbow playing outside, if anything.


edit on 21-10-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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It's all part of the modern zeitgeist.

Being blown to mincemeat or having your throat slashed on a night out by an islamic loonball is apparently okay; that's an acceptable risk of everyday life. You just hope your name's not on it.

But we must be careful not to violate the delicate sensibilities of our poor snowflakes.

Someone take me back to the 70s and leave me there.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: fiverx313

Just how many of the majority pampered spoiled rotten upper class brats in that school have experienced violent trauma in your estimation?

Most of them have not even gotten mud on their pants or scraped their elbow playing outside, if anything.



if it's even just one of them, what does it hurt to have a content warning?

movies come with ratings that tell you what kinds of content are in them. do you object to that as well?



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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It's almost Christmas people!

As an Ode to all human males, I wrote this to my missing baculum:

Oh penile bone
Oh penile bone
Where has my
Baculum gone?
It was no Godly oversight
Didn't lose it with my keys last night.

Oh penile bone
Oh penile bone
I used to polish
You like chrome.


edit on 21-10-2017 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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‘Life ... is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.’ My favorite



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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I can appreciate Shakespeare for what it is, but good god man, SNOOZEVILLE.

Same goes for most of the classics for me, though. . .



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: [post=22792860]fiverx313[/post



Just how many of the majority pampered spoiled rotten upper class brats in that school have experienced violent trauma in your estimation?

Most of them have not even gotten mud on their pants or scraped their elbow playing outside, if anything.



if it's even just one of them, what does it hurt to have a content warning?

movies come with ratings that tell you what kinds of content are in them. do you object to that as well?


It starts with warnings, then moves to ratings which then leads to banning anything rated a certain way.

Of course, what could it hurt?

The death of 1000 cuts is still death.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

Reminds me of Niles and Fraiser Crane the fictional characters always spouting some Shakespeare



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:29 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
It starts with warnings, then moves to ratings which then leads to banning anything rated a certain way.

Of course, what could it hurt?

The death of 1000 cuts is still death.


mm no.... i don't buy that. you can certainly still see whatever kinds of movies you want, and they've been rating them for decades.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Krakatoa
It starts with warnings, then moves to ratings which then leads to banning anything rated a certain way.

Of course, what could it hurt?

The death of 1000 cuts is still death.


mm no.... i don't buy that. you can certainly still see whatever kinds of movies you want, and they've been rating them for decades.


Oh really? I beg to differ. In many places seeing something rated a certain level is illegal. In addition, it has historically applied to books being banned then burned. And lat I checked, we were talking about literature.

This is a well known pattern, and I for one refuse to repeat history because of weak willed snowflakes that cannot handle a little discomfort. If the minority feels this way, then they should adjust, not force everyone else to pander to their weak willed minds.

Strength of mind is a powerful tool to have to live life. It is a shame they were never taught this valuable lesson.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
Oh really? I beg to differ. In many places seeing something rated a certain level is illegal. In addition, it has historically applied to books being banned then burned. And lat I checked, we were talking about literature.

This is a well known pattern, and I for one refuse to repeat history because of weak willed snowflakes that cannot handle a little discomfort. If the minority feels this way, then they should adjust, not force everyone else to pander to their weak willed minds.


i think you're making a mountain out of a molehill.


Strength of mind is a powerful tool to have to live life. It is a shame they were never taught this valuable lesson.


i'll be sure to tell the next vet who gets upset by loud noises that he just needs to have a stronger mind.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:55 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Krakatoa
Oh really? I beg to differ. In many places seeing something rated a certain level is illegal. In addition, it has historically applied to books being banned then burned. And lat I checked, we were talking about literature.

This is a well known pattern, and I for one refuse to repeat history because of weak willed snowflakes that cannot handle a little discomfort. If the minority feels this way, then they should adjust, not force everyone else to pander to their weak willed minds.


i think you're making a mountain out of a molehill.


Strength of mind is a powerful tool to have to live life. It is a shame they were never taught this valuable lesson.


i'll be sure to tell the next vet who gets upset by loud noises that he just needs to have a stronger mind.


Wouldn't the best approach be to get them the needed professional counseling instead of putting warming labels on everything that might trigger them? Ir does addressing the problem surgically not fit your socialistic approach>

As for that molehill, yeah, I've heard that before. And each time I've heard it the comparison was more like an iceberg. That is a better analogy for this crap. You only see the surface, while ignoring the bulk of the berg hidden below.

Good luck with that. I am not going to believe it at all.


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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
Wouldn't the best approach be to get them the needed professional counseling instead of putting warming labels on everything that might trigger them? Ir does addressing the problem surgically not fit your socialistic approach


people can be receiving counseling and still appreciate a content warning. counseling doesn't fix every problem like snapping your fingers, you know.

not sure where surgery comes into it, though? you can't excise trauma with a scalpel.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Krakatoa
Wouldn't the best approach be to get them the needed professional counseling instead of putting warming labels on everything that might trigger them? Ir does addressing the problem surgically not fit your socialistic approach


people can be receiving counseling and still appreciate a content warning. counseling doesn't fix every problem like snapping your fingers, you know.

not sure where surgery comes into it, though? you can't excise trauma with a scalpel.


You misunderstand my use of "surgivally: in that context. I am referring to addressing the probel at the indicudual level as opposed to dealing with it in a much broader sense. Why force everyone to suffer when you can address the problem directly for those that seem to be affected. It is a more efficient approach to address a 20% directly than a blanket attempt that will disaffect 80%.

That is how a socialist system works....everyone is treated the same. Yet, fail to realize that not everyone is the same.

Again, good luck with that, I am not buying it (and I am guessing a lot of people will agree with me on that as well).



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