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Old 2012-12-22, 20:04   Link #10901
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I would beg to differ
But then again, I consider work a tool for a better life "Here lies a good hard worker" isn't something any of us want on our gravestone
"Here lies our loving [.......]" on the other hand...
I'm not quite sure what you're saying here.

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Wait,..what?
I would sooner say people (especially in the 'western' side) are working less and less
We don't have to hunt for weeks on end, we don't have to slave 20 hours a day in coalmines or factories like we did barely a century ago
and people in developing countries are still doing today
And I might add that community ties are much tighter and more social there than over here
You're right things have improved over the past few millenia or so, but you have to understand that before that humans lived in hunter-gatherer bands for about 0.2 million years. This is what I'm referring to when I say 'most of human history'. Hunters only "worked" for 4-6 hours on average, according to most anthropological reports. It wasn't as hard as you might think.
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The bitter truth is: we need our jobs, but we don't need eachother anymore
That's why we put up with the most assholed of colleagues, but split at the first bit of rough weather with our significant other
We'll accept a humiliation from our boss, but not criticism from our relationship

In general, I find people more loyal to the one giving them money than the one giving them love
I don't think people split at the first sign of trouble, to be honest, if they truly care for each other. If you think really hard, what is more important to you, the people you love or your job? You work for the people you love, don't you? Most people don't give a shit about work when it comes down to it.

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Old 2012-12-23, 10:04   Link #10902
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I'm not quite sure what you're saying here.
That we don't exhaust our 'social desires' on the workfloor
and we do not live for work (at least I hope so)

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You're right things have improved over the past few millenia or so, but you have to understand that before that humans lived in hunter-gatherer bands for about 0.2 million years. This is what I'm referring to when I say 'most of human history'. Hunters only "worked" for 4-6 hours on average, according to most anthropological reports. It wasn't as hard as you might think.
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Average? sounds like a nice statistic, now ask "when"
In summer, I'm betting they had a meal within an hour, winter otoh
also don't forget that apart from hunting, there was also more traveling, following the herds with the season
danger from other predators that needed constant vigilance

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I don't think people split at the first sign of trouble, to be honest, if they truly care for each other. If you think really hard, what is more important to you, the people you love or your job? You work for the people you love, don't you? Most people don't give a shit about work when it comes down to it.
It's probably an overstatement, people don't go for a pack of sigarettes the first time they don't get to hear "how was your day" when walking in
But people still give up a lot sooner
but in rough times, people were more forced to stay together than these days
People are selfsufficient, so when the social connection is in bad weather, there is no need to solve problems anymore
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Old 2012-12-23, 12:01   Link #10903
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Fun fact, in Papua New Guinea (the society the closest to "tribalism" on earth) the leading cause of death for adults is Homicide.

How do you like your friendly tribal societies now?
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Old 2012-12-24, 17:18   Link #10904
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Fun fact, in Papua New Guinea (the society the closest to "tribalism" on earth) the leading cause of death for adults is Homicide.

How do you like your friendly tribal societies now?

Friendly indeed, especially when you single out a region known for headhunting and cannabalism even in lasting into modern (last century) times
(and can you give numbers concerning tribal or inter-tribal homocides with that?)

Personally, I wouldn't like to attend a weddingceremony there
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Old 2012-12-24, 19:38   Link #10905
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Friendly indeed, especially when you single out a region known for headhunting and cannabalism even in lasting into modern (last century) times
(and can you give numbers concerning tribal or inter-tribal homocides with that?)

Personally, I wouldn't like to attend a weddingceremony there
I'm just getting it from Guns, Germs and Steel. The leading causes of death in all tribal societies was homicide, childbirth, accident or wild animal. Very few died from illness or disease.

New Guinea is, in fact, not the greatest example, as many of it's "tribes" are actually primitive farming communities.

Tribal people tend to be nice in general, but let's not romanticize their lives. To give an example from Guns, Germs and Steel, one tribal woman in New Guinea had had 3 husbands in her lifetime "The first was assigned by her parents, he was killed by her second husband who then raped her and forced her to stay with him, and the third she took by choice when she was old, and the second got himself killed by an animal". (I paraphrase).
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Old 2012-12-24, 20:21   Link #10906
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Koreans Celebrate Christmas with Mass Blind Dating Flash Mob
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In South Korea, Christmas is more of a romantic day for couples than a religious celebration. So to help Korean singles feel less lonely, organizers set up a series of mass blind dates across the country on Christmas Eve.

At the event in Seoul, Song Won-jae says he is feeling lucky. The 24-year-old, who just got out of the army, says it’s time for him to find a girlfriend. He’s not asking for too much.
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For some of the non-Christian countries, this time of year becomes a 'pre valentines' day for couples, while New Years becomes the 'family' event.
However, blind dates sound stressful if not scary, but in bigger numbers like this, would you wanna try the experience, just once?
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Old 2012-12-24, 20:38   Link #10907
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However, blind dates sound stressful if not scary, but in bigger numbers like this, would you wanna try the experience, just once?
It would be a blessing if my blind date is what I'm hoping will be...
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Old 2012-12-25, 04:24   Link #10908
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Can't hope for anything like that around here.
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Old 2012-12-25, 07:05   Link #10909
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I'll actually put more value on long distance/online relationships than blind dates
(for those knowing my opinion of those, that's saying a lot)
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Old 2012-12-25, 12:16   Link #10910
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Koreans Celebrate Christmas with Mass Blind Dating Flash Mob

Rest of news here:

For some of the non-Christian countries, this time of year becomes a 'pre valentines' day for couples, while New Years becomes the 'family' event.
However, blind dates sound stressful if not scary, but in bigger numbers like this, would you wanna try the experience, just once?
Guys, this is in South Korea. The only other two places which I think this would be better in are Japan and Taiwan.
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Old 2012-12-25, 12:39   Link #10911
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Old 2012-12-25, 12:43   Link #10912
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Koreans Celebrate Christmas with Mass Blind Dating Flash Mob

Rest of news here:

For some of the non-Christian countries, this time of year becomes a 'pre valentines' day for couples, while New Years becomes the 'family' event.
However, blind dates sound stressful if not scary, but in bigger numbers like this, would you wanna try the experience, just once?
Considering the stage my life is in right now yeah, I would probably be willing to try it at least once. I've been so busy with work and school that I can barely get time to sleep let alone finding someone to be close with.
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Old 2012-12-27, 19:46   Link #10913
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So, this is an expression to my fiancé about how much I love her.

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The ultimate sacrifice
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Old 2012-12-27, 22:41   Link #10914
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So, this is an expression to my fiancé about how much I love her.

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That's above and beyond the call of duty! You better take in emergency supplies of Schwarzenneger or Bruce Willis movies! You mightn't be able to overcome the pure squeeness!

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Old 2012-12-28, 21:58   Link #10915
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So, this is an expression to my fiancé about how much I love her.

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The ultimate sacrifice
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*salutes*

You poor brave soul. It warms my spirit so see comrades able to take that kind of bullet for his loved one. God speed my friend, god speed!
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Old 2012-12-29, 02:18   Link #10916
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So, this is an expression to my fiancé about how much I love her.

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You are a prime mind in the banking industry! Think man think!

Buy more soda and use it as an excuse to go for more toilet breaks!
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Most of all, you have to be disciplined and you have to save, even if you hate our current financial system. Because if you don't save, then you're guaranteed to end up with nothing.
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Old 2012-12-29, 02:25   Link #10917
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May the force be with you
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Old 2012-12-29, 02:40   Link #10918
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Old 2012-12-29, 03:57   Link #10919
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You are a prime mind in the banking industry! Think man think!

Buy more soda and use it as an excuse to go for more toilet breaks!
This guy has got the right idea! Very Crafty
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Old 2012-12-29, 06:23   Link #10920
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