"In most major religions there are people who have chosen a life of religious contemplation in favor of a "normal" one. That's not unique to Buddhism. I don't know numbers, but if there are more Buddhists who have chosen this life…"
"I've been a vegetarian for 5 years. I technically still eat dairy and eggs, but I don't like how cows milk and eggs taste, so I just eat them as ingredients in cake and such. I really try to cut down on my intake of eggs especially- the…"
"Something that's also important to remember is that it takes a long time to achieve enlightenment: numerous, numerous lives. The Buddha lived many lives as a pre-Buddha, preparing himself. It takes a lot of discipline, obviously, and it's…"
"(Not a Buddhist)
I believe that yes, they would say the desire to succeed and work harder is bad, because they are desires tied to this world. What Buddhists want is to completely escape anything tying them to this world, because being tied to the…"
"By the way, my not giving a reason for why more men might me homeless was partly an attempt to not try and "rationalize", as you say. And I did acknowledge that societal forces work on men in my comment about how men's role as parents…"
"There are no laws that need to be changed. Just perceptions.
Feminism today is hard, because you're right, there's not a physical glass ceiling any more. It's all in what it's considered right for a girl to do, and now it's…"
"Your points are quite good.
The point about the court system I definitely agree and I think this is a huge problem.
Combat wars; women can't be in combat positions in the army. I can't talk about prisons because I don't know if…"
"Because it began by women to try and enhance the position of women, which when feminism began was terrible. Early feminism was more focused on purely enhancing women's status (in some cases at the cost of other things like civil rights- not…"
"The difference is that men have pretty much always occupied a position of much greater power than women. That's why a commercial of a man using a woman as a footstool instantly makes you go EW!, because it has a huge basis in reality and…"
"I don't understand you. You said earlier that not spending money at a company that donated to a neo-nazi group would be ok, even right. I don't see why, by your logic. We don't know that the server at McDonalds isn't going to…"
Hi! I am 16. I am a band geek. I like reading. I like bikes. I like postcards. I like stuff.
I'm kind of a simple thinker; my plan to decrease world suck consists of yelling really loudly "People are people!!!" I think the root of most injustices are people thinking that other people are less than them, and thus their convenience, wealth, or pleasure is worth less than other people's lives or means of survival.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books: Harry Potter, Song of Ice and Fire, A Fault in Our Stars, Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game, The Silmarillion, biographies, fantasy
Movies: Anything by Pixar, The Lion King, musicals, Star Wars, Apollo 13, Aliens
Also, Doctor Who!
And Picard is my captain.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Animal figurines (the small kind)
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Darling, forget the burning armadillo
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