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    Re: New Rant Thread X

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    internet dating is hard. So in the spirit of advice giving, if you already ARE sending messages to them and they dont reply, maybe your approach needs adjustment. If they matched with you there's at least some interest. So instead of just saying hi, try asking about something relevant. See what her profile says, and ask a question about one of her interests, it shows real interest and has a better chance of getting a conversation going.
    For example if she is interested in a band, you could ask if she's ever seen them live. Or if there's a sport she likes, ask how she got started doing that. And if they don't respond, let it go.
    Yes, it is hard from what I heard from other people.

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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    This coming spring will represent the first time in my life since I joined the service back on the 4th of July 01 that I haven't been a public servant in some capacity or another. I wish I could say that the experience filled me with a faith in humanity that I didn't have at the start - but I'm pretty sure I came into with a whole hell of alot more faith than I'm walking out.

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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    I started school again. Not thrilled about that. We've all been assigned a study group we're supposed to work with. There are so many hand ins we HAVE to do as group work. I hate group work so much. 1. I don't like people 2. It always ends up being a last minute thing because nobody can be wrangled into actually working and that stresses me. 3. Because of 2, I end up doing the majority of the work just the be sure the assignments are actually done on time, resulting in the group just assuming I'll do that.
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    Re: New Rant Thread X

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    I started school again. Not thrilled about that. We've all been assigned a study group we're supposed to work with. There are so many hand ins we HAVE to do as group work. I hate group work so much. 1. I don't like people 2. It always ends up being a last minute thing because nobody can be wrangled into actually working and that stresses me. 3. Because of 2, I end up doing the majority of the work just the be sure the assignments are actually done on time, resulting in the group just assuming I'll do that.
    Schools don't teach people how to work in a group. They toss them together and hope they figure it out. This tends to result in group projects being pointless hassle.
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    Re: New Rant Thread X

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    Schools don't teach people how to work in a group. They toss them together and hope they figure it out. This tends to result in group projects being pointless hassle.
    but it means the tachers don't have to grade nearly as many assignments. Which is why they usually do it -.-'
    I picked a study that is mostly remote and "individual" so I wouldn't have to deal with people... So why am I having to deal with people so much. Not all of us are people persons.
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    but it means the tachers don't have to grade nearly as many assignments. Which is why they usually do it -.-'
    I picked a study that is mostly remote and "individual" so I wouldn't have to deal with people... So why am I having to deal with people so much. Not all of us are people persons.
    To be fair, social skills are skills not talents and more people could stand to learn them but if a school intends to teach them then it should actually find a way to teach them rather than throwing people at each other till they figure it out on their own because throwing people together till they figure it out doesn't actually work well for anyone who wasn't going to pick them up anyway.
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    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

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    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

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    Recently Florida voted against a math book for having "too much SEL [social/emotional learning]" because it included a lesson on making the classroom more welcoming to all ability levels, i.e. telling the smart kids not to be snotty knowitalls. I'm not looking forward to working alongside the next generation who seems to be actively prevented from learning cooperation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chessa View Post
    Recently Florida voted against a math book for having "too much SEL [social/emotional learning]" because it included a lesson on making the classroom more welcoming to all ability levels, i.e. telling the smart kids not to be snotty knowitalls. I'm not looking forward to working alongside the next generation who seems to be actively prevented from learning cooperation.
    Of course it did.

    I'm going to find the extra-dimensional entity trying to shift this into the dumbest timeline and I'm going to turn it into a pizza.
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    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

    Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

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    "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve", said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; be content."

    Aslan, Prince Caspian by CS Lewis



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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    To be fair, social skills are skills not talents and more people could stand to learn them but if a school intends to teach them then it should actually find a way to teach them rather than throwing people at each other till they figure it out on their own because throwing people together till they figure it out doesn't actually work well for anyone who wasn't going to pick them up anyway.
    oh I have the social skills. I lack the social energy. I get overwhelmed and burn out in people heavy environments. Which I why I actively chose something that would accommodate my needs... But then turned out to not be quite what it was advertised as. Still better than in person lectures.
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    I'm going to be bluntly clear about what I'm about to say: I strongly support the black mermaid and I strongly support social justice. I don't give a flying crap what everyone else said. If anyone has an issue about the black mermaid then it proved that you a racist and I don't want to associate myself with bigots. I still stand by what I say. I'm done.

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