Fox News on Stumbleupon? Really?
Fox News on Stumbleupon? Really?
Instead of sending the pendulum back the other way, why don't we focus on inclusion and acceptance in numerous aspects? Why do we always create divisions instead of just teaching children to try to do their best at everything?
I find it a little absurd that cultivating real attributes and skill does not make it on the list. Positive thinking is okay but instead of just trying to will self respect into existence why not become a person that you can be proud of. I get frustrated with these kind of frail, psychological mantras that only can be shattered by one person being a dick. I think real self esteems comes from the constant pursuit of self enhancement and especially the actual work that goes into whatever that may entail. Think about the type of person you respect and start taking real steps to becoming that person.
I will share with you all the secret to losing weight and getting the body you always wanted...Sensible eating and exercise! There are no quick fixes, no "toning", no "cleanses". Learn what is good for you, learn to cook, discipline yourself to cook your own meals as often as possible and get out and do something! You don't have to go to the gym and grind away with weights or cardio, not that that isn't a great thing in and of itself, just find some sport or class that interests you and stop making excuses.
You, likely, do not have a thyroid problem and healthy food can taste amazing. I understand that it can be very hard but you need to change your life permanently not just jump from diet to diet.
Do not attempt to do this lemon water "cleanse" it will not help you. Good luck everyone!
This game no doubt pushes boundaries and destabilizes typical formulas of military, first person shooters. However, I'm slightly worried about the representation of a Korean enemy. It isn't like this would be a first to use real groups as an antagonist but so far enemies have either been historically based or so alien that it becomes fantasy. My worry is that this game will develop an enemy so realistic that the binary of "good" and "bad" will become ingrained in reality. This plays with Baudrillard's ideas of hyperreality in which the simulation will become so complete that it will develop its own reality. The danger here is a type of unintentional propaganda against a real ethnic group whose fictional traits will contaminate the non-virtual world. This would not be the first time. My first experience playing Battlefield was quite startling as a person of half Japanese descent. Racial slurs were more than common and people really relished in rekindling the hatred between Allies and Axis. The game became a cathartic reliving of a WWII in which people had the capabilities to virtually rewrite history and reestablish the dichotomy of hero and villain. This trend has persevered, setting real world conflicts and enemies like the Taliban into an narrative that leaves no grey areas between hero and villain. This representation establishes an enemy in which there is no room for empathy, only an "us" and "them", perpetuating the colonial self and other paradigm.
I'm not trying to say that this game shouldn't be made, rather, I believe this particular game raises a lot of important issue that have not been addressed in the burgeoning art form of video games and that is representation. In reinventing the immersive qualities of narrative within the virtual environment by using pathos and realism we come one step closer to establishing Jorges Luis Borges' map: a map so authentic and detailed that it is all that is left when the reality crumbles.
I definitely agree with the "Get away from the Computer" point. Unfortunately this does not work for english papers. I find MLA way easier to use than APA.
Hyper conservative fail...
Only one non-white philosopher.