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This article makes me so angry. I feel so awful for these scientists and for us as a planet. Unfortunately, my dad, who is a scientist himself (not a climatologist, but a neuroscientist) is one of the many people who consistently calls climate change utter bs and says that anyone who studies it and devotes their life to it is wasting their time and/or is not a "real scientist." I don't even know how to discuss it with him because he is so dismissive. It's a sad day when various parts of our society refuse to listen to important topics like this one.
Oh my god! I love this show! Bernard is my spirit animal.
I'm probably going to be the only person here that posts this, but The Paradise. I became way too involved in the lives of the main characters. I'm not even a huge fan of department stores, so I was frankly shocked that I watched it all the way through. This is what happens when you become addicted to Netflix.
Wow, this article hit home.
"A common personality type is a person who is deeply emotional and thoughtful and who tends to throw themselves wholeheartedly into their endeavors. 'True believers' who then lose their faith feel more anger and depression and grief than those who simply went to church on Sunday." That is exactly how I felt when I lost my religion. And it's why I will never ever force religion on anyone, especially children.
I was once very idealistic about politics. I sometimes reach that point again, particularly when I think about voting for Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately, hearing everyone close to me say that he doesn't have a chance to win in the primaries brings me back to that discouraged state.
I became a democratic socialist after a lot of personal education, as well as hearing the thoughts of my incredibly Tea Party conservative parents vs. my extremely liberal high school teachers, and then college professors. I've seen both extremes and eventually decided on my political views after a lot of thought. Ironically, I'm still a registered Republican because when I left home, I tried to change my political affiliation to Democrat, but my dad got to the mail first and threw my letter in the trash. Ah well. I live in Ohio now, so I'm planning on switching parties at the DMV soon! :)
What about you, jleopold?