Utter BS | General Discussion | Forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search:

— Forum Scope —



— Match —



— Forum Options —




Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Utter BS
Topic Rating: +3 (3 votes) 
October 22, 2013
7:57 pm
AshleyCattee
Orlando, FL
Forum Member
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
May 22, 2013
Offline
1
0

I am used to being "different" but when the government gets to determine what I can and cannot do with my body it is upsetting. Yell

http://politicalblindspot.com/…..es-senate/

I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I do!
October 24, 2013
4:59 pm
Oakbear
UK
Minister
Forum Posts: 886
Member Since:
January 7, 2011
Offline
2
0

That's a poorly written inaccurate representation of what happened in Arkansas. Whilst legislation was passed, it was substantially different to the original bill, and done with the support of a group of modification artists. I think the debate about what, if any, regulation should be had is an interesting one though. Unfortunately the facts seem to have been ignored in much of the media about this case though.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
November 1, 2013
5:29 pm
ShylaRose
Senior Forum Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 27, 2013
Offline
3
0

Hm. Between tattoos and piercings, Ive got eight mods. If I dress correctly only one is visible. Im of the opinion people should be allowed to do what they want with their bodies…but they also have to know some people may freak out over certain bod mods.

November 8, 2013
12:05 pm
SasQuatch9585
USA
Member
Forum Posts: 271
Member Since:
July 12, 2011
Offline
4
+2

A freak-out response is expected. For some, the freak-out response is part of the desired effect.

However, the fact that something is shocking is not a good reason to criminalize it, punish those who pursue it, and hide it from your children.

In all societies there is a natural human desire to protect the children. Without this desire, humanity's numbers would dwindle and we would wind up going the way of the dinosaurs.

Clearly, this instinct is vital to our survival, but I believe that our society takes the wrong approach to the idea of protection. For most of society, protecting the children involves creating some sort of profanity, vulgarity, and pornography-proof bubble around the young, so they are never exposed to things that might upset or discomfort them. However, this approach is rarely successful. Even when it does succeed, the child, once grown, is left ignorant and unprepared for the challenges ahead. The resulting adult is a literal victim of circumstance, as anything bad that happens to them is a shocking new experience and an unexpected problem.

Now, I'm not a parent, but I believe a better approach is to inform the child of the conflict and struggle it will face in adulthood. Not in ways that are horrifying to the child, but in ways that strengthen the child to face the world with confidence and determination.

Just as the human immune system is strengthened by mild exposure to bacterial and viral contamination, the mind is strengthened by mild exposure to unpleasantness and discomfort. Soon mild discomfort becomes no discomfort, so you can increase your level of discomfort and still experience only a mild discomfort. In this way, one's tolerance for discomfort and unpleasantness can be expanded so that one does not feel shocked or disturbed by uncomfortable or unpleasant situations. One is no longer a victim of circumstances, but a master of them.

Combine this with a quality education (which need not be as expensive as the traditional path) and the resulting adult is unaffected by what might otherwise be stressful situations.

My point is, being shocked by something isn't a sign that something needs to be hidden, criminalized, and wiped out. Being shocked by something is a sign that you're not as tough and resilient as you could be.

Sometimes I wonder if I can say anything in less than a hundred words.
November 12, 2013
5:30 pm
ShylaRose
Senior Forum Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 27, 2013
Offline
5
0

I fully agree with what you said. Something being shocking is not a reason to make it illegal. I apologize if it came out sounding that way. :)

November 17, 2013
10:32 pm
SasQuatch9585
USA
Member
Forum Posts: 271
Member Since:
July 12, 2011
Offline
6
0

It did sort of come out sounding that way, but I'm glad we've got that straightened out.

Sometimes I wonder if I can say anything in less than a hundred words.
November 18, 2013
3:31 pm
ShylaRose
Senior Forum Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 27, 2013
Offline
7
0

Im really sorry. It wasnt my intent.

November 19, 2013
11:01 am
SasQuatch9585
USA
Member
Forum Posts: 271
Member Since:
July 12, 2011
Offline
8
+1

Relax. I forgive you.

Sometimes I wonder if I can say anything in less than a hundred words.
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 116

Currently Online:
7 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

vampyremage: 462

Sommersett: 296

SasQuatch9585: 271

Jamesryan: 227

KristenAtkinson0: 225

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 60

Members: 2202

Moderators: 2

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 2

Forums: 6

Topics: 574

Posts: 5623

Newest Members: Bucket, lueluebell, tat2dbeauty, kobra, Grcaeser, KarenHeinz

Moderators: Oakbear (886), Richard Ivey (6)

Administrators: Chris Carter (194)