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Old 06-23-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Not only because I'm enjoying pulling the tiger's tail here, but because this article is actually quite enlightening ...

5 Homeless Guys Who Accomplished Amazing Things | Cracked.com
Yeah and he says I am naive.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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Yeah and he says I am naive.

Ok, sure.

But, I bet what I learned from the homeless near me wasn't worth the $750-$3000 in fines the City promised me if I didn't have them removed.

Also, what did you major in that you feel was useless?
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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Not only because I'm enjoying pulling the tiger's tail here, but because this article is actually quite enlightening ...

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Also, I have to disagree with your statement about everyone having something good about them I can benefit from. No, that is naive thinking. If you don't believe it is, find 5 homeless people in your city and learn from them.
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Yeah and he says I am naive.
Isn't she in Pennsylvania?

How many of those people on those list are in her city?
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Ok, sure.

But, I bet what I learned from the homeless near me wasn't worth the $750-$3000 in fines the City promised me if I didn't have them removed.

Also, what did you major in that you feel is useless?
My Degree isn't useless but some of the mandatory classes I had to take were. I'm a Graphic Art major.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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My Degree isn't useless but some of the mandatory classes I had to take were. I'm a Graphic Art major.

Mandatory classes tend to be mandatory because they are useless and teachers need jobs.

College Algebra(Which only exists in College, yet is a lower math than Trigonometry). I can't tell you how many times I had problems with that. I didn't even have these kinds of problems in Trig.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Mandatory classes tend to be mandatory because they are useless and teachers need jobs.

College Algebra(Which only exists in College, yet is a lower math than Trigonometry). I can't tell you how many times I had problems with that. I didn't even have these kinds of problems in Trig.
I totally agree with this statement. And 4 semesters of algebra sucked. And how many times do you honestly use the hypothalamus of things? lol
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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I totally agree with this statement. And 4 semesters of algebra sucked. And how many times do you honestly use the hypothalamus of things? lol

I use that when I need to find out the area of something.

Hypotenuse+Geometry--->Calculus---->Med School or Engineering

There are also military applications. Marines or Navy Seals usually know this stuff.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:10 PM
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Isn't she in Pennsylvania?

How many of those people on those list are in her city?
I'm in PA also - that isn't the point.

You CAN learn from EVERYONE you meet.

The only catch is, as my old Sifu used to say -

"One is taught in accordance with one's capacity to learn".
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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I'm in PA also - that isn't the point.

You CAN learn from EVERYONE you meet.

The only catch is, as my old Sifu used to say -

"One is taught in accordance with one's capacity to learn".
Why would I take a poor skill from a homeless man that I can take from a more skilled person with multiple skills?

Come on now. I'm up for learning, but I like to learn from someone with more skill.

This may sound crazy, but I learned Photoshop from a Belgian martial artist in med school and an African communications major. Time I took their skills, they started sucking at it and I got better. Even the girl I'm describing is like, "How did you get the red out of my eyes?". I met both people in college.


But, before I get too far off-topic:

I still think trying to control other people's lives/reproductive organs, while you can't control how much of a substance you use is mighty ironic.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I use that when I need to find out the area of something.

Hypotenuse+Geometry--->Calculus---->Med School or Engineering

There are also military applications. Marines or Navy Seals usually know this stuff.
True, but in my major I don't always need it.
It depends on what type of shape you are trying to find the area. If it is a rectangle, you do base times height. For triangles, you do base times height divided by two. For a circle, it is Pi*R^2. And I find topical maps very important from earth science.
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