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Originally posted by darkbake
One thing that I rate a political philosophy on, or any on that matter, is its practical effect upon hanging out with people who adhere to that philosophy. I hung out with a bunch of college-educated liberals recently who are friends of mine.
"I don't like Pokemon because it takes time and effort to level up your Pokemon, that means that anyone can do it."
When playing Halo 3, we set the settings so that everyone could have the same competitive experience regardless of how much effort they had put into learning the game previously.
When playing a game similar to Descent: Into Darkness, the person in charge was personally offended when I asked specifics on the rules, he expected me to learn them on my own time before playing or something. Or maybe he thought that knowing the rules was a commodity he owned.
When talking about how I liked to challenge myself with competitive gaming, or how I liked to master a subject in depth in general, the girls in this particular crowd seemed intent on stopping me from it.
When talking, the conversations seemed to be fake and pointless. Everyone seemed to be afraid to share their opinion or get into deep conversation. People were so sensitive to constructive criticism that issues went unresolved, and a lot of individual potential was lost, as well as relationship potential.
There was this idea that reliability and effort are not what counts in a relationship or in life, or even getting to know each other. - There was high pressure to conform and to not have contrary viewpoints or act out of character.
This was only one experience though, it is probably different for everyone.edit on 27-1-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by VivaDiscordia
Wow, sounds like a room full of straw men. Also, don't blame a college education on your inability to pick friends. Also, what sort of friend are you to deride their personalities to prove your point?