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Old 09-17-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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None of those things are DOING something. FYI.

Yes, every single choice you make is indeed yours.
Explain how anything I said is "doing nothing".
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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okay revise it to say " you have the choice over what conscious ACTIONS you take."
Every tried not blinking?
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: east coast
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Agree. Even if something isn't your choice (natural phenomenon etc etc)-you still chose to how you react.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Explain how anything I said is "doing nothing".
OK, although I doubt it'll do much good:

Likes and dislikes are not actions (ie doing something).
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: GA
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I think life is full of choices/decisions. Based on our decisions you have certain outcomes.
We are where we are today because of the choices we made along the way.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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OK, although I doubt it'll do much good:

Likes and dislikes are not actions (ie doing something).
Its an example.

Eg. When new people come into the dojo to start their martial art training, they can't help but flinch, close their eyes, and turn their backs, even though I have told them, and showed them that it will not help them.

When you talk, how did you put those words together?

Did you choose to jump when you got a fright?

It feels like we choose to do a lot of things I admit that.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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The fact of social class has your view hanging out to dry. Very few people across the planet have much real choice in the daily routine of life. I know this is terrible news to those who seek to place the responsibility for ones situation squarely on the shoulders of those who have lived a less than exemplary life.

These kinds of threads are merely an attempt to prove the social construct of charity and caring to be a waste of time, after all, the downtrodden must have wanted it this way, otherwise, they would have made, "better decisions".
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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jertheber wrote:
These kinds of threads are merely an attempt to prove the social construct of charity and caring to be a waste of time, after all, the downtrodden must have wanted it this way, otherwise, they would have made, "better decisions".
The fact is....no one else mentioned this. It appears to be coming out of your own mind.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Middle Earth
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I think life is full of choices/decisions. Based on our decisions you have certain outcomes.
We are where we are today because of the choices we made along the way.
That is partly true but you have to take circumstances as part of the reason. Some people make decisions they would not usually make because they are in a certain circumstance. Some people have better resources to provide for choices like having money to go to college.
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