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saintcanice  ·  1488 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite classical music pieces, Hubski?

Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, Bach.

saintcanice  ·  1521 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How would you stop mass shootings?

Why what? Why do more men buy guns than women? Why do people commit suicide? What are you talking about? You didn't think the method of choice was relevant to the outcome, but it is.

I'm not calling anyone a coward, very far from it. That's your interpretation, not mine. Please don't put words in my mouth. ETA: I see - you though I was responding to the "braver person" part but I was responding to the easy/difficult part.

saintcanice  ·  1522 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How would you stop mass shootings?

It does. The fact that more women than men survive suicide attempts is down to the fact that more men use guns in their suicide attempts (whereas women more often use drugs/poison, which are easier to survive).

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/bering-in-mind/sex-and-suicide-why-do-more-men-than-women-kill-themselves/

saintcanice  ·  1526 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Teddybears & Iggy Pop: Punkrocker - 2006

I forgot about this video! Thanks for reminding me :D

saintcanice  ·  1531 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I need classical music recommendations

https://open.spotify.com/user/saintcanice/playlist/4E8YTUuAosoBJ2P6JzOLpj

Here's a little shorty for ya (Bach's Partita no.2 has already been linked here, but I prefer this recording).

There's nothing I can say to make someone change their point of view. It has to come from that person. All I can say is that he's wrong. The things he thinks aren't true.

If you want to take that wall down, you have to examine each brick. Why did you put that brick there? Because of an experience or moment - you have to look back on it and either accept it and move on, or totally change your point of view on the experience. It's not my wall, so I can't tell you what the bricks are made of. You have to do that yourself, with a lot of introspection.

The problem with someone who's depressed is, that you can't think clearly or logically about a moment, and come to a different conclusion. You are already in the depths of an emotional state where you can't change your mind without help (help from a professional therapist or help from an anti-depressant).

You can't logic and reason your way out of this kind of depression. One conversation is not enough to convince someone that the huge wall they have built around themselves needs to come down. They might not even realize they've been building that wall.

saintcanice  ·  1561 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's writing prompt: Prompt me

Nice! Very spooky :D I love reading a person's primal fears, those murky parts of the id. The word murky in your post made me think of it ;)

saintcanice  ·  1562 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's writing prompt: Prompt me

You were right - there is a monster under your bed. Tell me about your first encounter.

saintcanice  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

Okay I finished Ready Player One (thank god) and couldn't decide what sword/sorcery book to pick next so now I'm on Le Morte D'Arthur, the sword/sorcery ur-text.

saintcanice  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

I wish I had, a week ago.

saintcanice  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some thoughts on Ready Player One

I wish I had seen this review before I read it. Luckily it was a fast enough read that the completionist in me didn't feel too taken-advantage of.

saintcanice  ·  1564 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

Ready Player One. More like Ready For It To End.

saintcanice  ·  1565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the things people can only learn from schools and/or universities?

Oh, and access to some of the smartest people in your field.

saintcanice  ·  1565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the things people can only learn from schools and/or universities?

To add to the university/corporation handshake, universities are also part of the military-industrial complex (at least, research universities are) since they are a hub for scientific/tech research (using government grants), the results of which can then be used by the military/government/biotech companies, so on and so forth.

saintcanice  ·  1565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the things people can only learn from schools and/or universities?

Critical thinking skills. Being able to synthesize information. Maybe I could have learned it some other way, but for me, university was where that stuff really "clicked". It's also a nice little ease-in to the real world from living with your parents - like a test run for life. Learning how to be on your own but with responsible adults not too far off, a sort of built-in safety net. I'm tired so I apologize if I'm not being super clear/expressing myself well.

saintcanice  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music triggers your nostalgia?

Hahaha, those chapter titles alone totally sold me. :D

saintcanice  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music triggers your nostalgia?

Ok, but that's not really what this thread is. I'm asking about personal memories that happen to be tied to music. It's not about whether we all remember the summer of 2003. Some people are just sharing the music without anecdotes, which is also fine.

saintcanice  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music triggers your nostalgia?

That's really amazing. I'm always interested in the types of communities that happen in "lawless" or otherwise unregulated places. It seems to me like when people don't feel like there's someone else in charge or looking out for their well-being (or actively working against them), they tend to rely on each other more and protect each other more. Of course it can also lead to gangs and gang violence. Fascinating anyway!

saintcanice  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music triggers your nostalgia?

That sounds like a great time! Can I ask what the movie was?