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Old 11-15-2019, 05:17 PM
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lol for some reason, the thought of AG drawing lines and putting himself in a group with JAS tickles me.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:21 PM
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With time and effort on fashion, hair grooming, and fitness, most people with below-average looks can improve their looks to average for their age, but above average will often be out of reach.
I have it on good authority that 5'7.75'' barefoot, flat-footed and shaved head. Build up hair, socks, regular shoes (or Nike Shox, boots, dress shoes, etc, etc). I easily get to 5'9'' to 5'10'' when I'm out in public.

There's a huge difference between 5'7.75'' and 5'7'', even bigger difference between 5'9'' and 5'7''. At least at 5'9'', I stand a little chance.
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President Trump is a white supremacist.

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Old 11-15-2019, 05:26 PM
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I have it on good authority that 5'7.75'' barefoot, flat-footed and shaved head. Build up hair, socks, regular shoes (or Nike Shox, boots, dress shoes, etc, etc). I easily get to 5'9'' to 5'10'' when I'm out in public.

There's a huge difference between 5'7.75'' and 5'7'', even bigger difference between 5'9'' and 5'7''. At least at 5'9'', I stand a little chance.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:32 PM
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Not sure if reading comprehension is the right term, but I'm laughing at how that went entirely over poly's head when he claims to be oh so superior to us pleebs
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Silence, peasant.
look at Poly fighting back after he basically made a fool out of himself.
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pssssst, poly, it was a pun if you still haven't caught on
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The character of JAS is above us. I think the man behind the avatar considers us as his equals though.
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President Trump is a white supremacist.

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Old 11-15-2019, 06:32 PM
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I ran across a thread on Hacker News once, I forgot what it was about, but part of the conversation focused on personal development and pressures to succeed - a theme not unusual for a community centered on Silicon Valley, brilliance, and billionaires.

One of the posters then asked, what was so bad about being an average person? He claimed that he started out washing cars, and then eventually rose up to manage a car wash, and now owns a handful of car washes and pockets around $200k a year. He said he was never stressed about money or ever pressured to succeed in school, get good grades, or to fret over being promoted like us professionals. At the end of the day he just goes home, plays video games, and hangs out with his wife and kids. He makes them happy and he makes his employers and customers happy. Sounds good to me.

So what's up with all the pressure to succeed anyway? It sounds unnecessary to me. Should I even care if my kids barely scrape by with Cs and Ds - or should I have even cared about my own grades or success at all? It seems like there's plenty of ways in the world for people with completely average levels of aptitude to succeed in life as long as they put in the work, so why stress out about it or pressure others, like your children and peers? It all sounds unnecessary to me.
FWIW, being the owner of a small business chain and taking home $200K/yr isn't exactly average though.
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More like average people want to see smart/succesful people fail in order to feel better about themselves.
Oh come on man, even I got that one! Sheesh, and you think you're superior.
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Oh come on man, even I got that one! Sheesh, and you think you're superior.
I am, by birth.
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