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The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.Camus
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Joe, in the interest of our investigation of you. . .

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Posted by Spratley on Friday, December 06, 2002 at 14:55:00 :

In Reply to: how can you guys sit here and do this? posted by nungirl666 on Friday, December 06, 2002 at 03:15:24 :

: philosophy? pah! it all just seems like mental masturbation. sure it's nice, but where does it get you?
please notice nungirls666's methodology in contrast to yours.

She starts in the subject line by asking a question. Not telling us that we're stupid for doing it, but asking us why we do it. Then she says that is "seems" like mental masturbation. Not that it is, not that its drivel, but that it "seems" like it (to her). Then she asks a question about which she is uninformed. She doesn't understand where it gets us, so she asks.

I can't speak to her intelligence, but I can say for sure that she has a streak of decency and respect for others in her which you do not have, which puts her one step closer to wisdom than you.

See above for my first formal installment on our agreed upon topic.

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