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    We worked in Starbucks together and we done the milk crate challenge how many milk rates can you lift full of milk stacked up I thought I was quite strong strong cos I'd been labouring for a year but he crushed me to fine dust despite being 3 years younger

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    I had a mate like that in school. Not only was he freakishly strong but he also had a knack for getting himself into trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    I had a mate like that in school. Not only was he freakishly strong but he also had a knack for getting himself into trouble.
    I suppose if you're a natural lightning rod for aggro then you might as well be fairly tasty in a fight as well.
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    True, although I dunno which came first. The main thing I remember about him is being at a club in town when we were all like sixteen, seventeen and him knocking out the bouncer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    I used to hear the time dilation thing from martial artists who'd actually made a thing of fighting for real.
    I'm sure I've heard this in relation to top athletes too, things like the ball looking larger than usual and moving more slowly in tennis. I find when I watch Messi it looks as though he experiences the game differently to everyone else, he's able to take touches that there just doesn't seem to be time for.


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    The rise of "escape rooms".

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    looks like richard seymour has been creeping on this thread: https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-boris-johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by john eden View Post
    I think that's quite reductive.
    I don't think generalisations are necessarily reductive. if people are motivated by some drive or desire (whether it's lizard-brain stuff or something more rarified) it doesn't mean that's the *only* thing motivating them (people are subject to multiple contradictory drives), it doesn't mean everyone is subject to the same drives in the same way, and it doesn't mean people are automatons who are completely determined by their desires.

    humans are quite a violent species, imo. that's why there's so much history knocking around. that's not all they are, of course, and there's also the question of how much of it is nature and how much is nurture, but either way it certainly seems to be a part of us

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    There's possibly a sprinkling of guilt somewhere in all this, a desire for punishment rather than just catastrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    There's possibly a sprinkling of guilt somewhere in all this, a desire for punishment rather than just catastrophe.
    self-flagellation, original sin and sacrifice by way of abstinence and fasting are recurring themes throughout history. we've lost that in the secular age.

    no fap, cinnamon challenge, ice bucket challenge, etc. are returns to this.

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    Public apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I don't think generalisations are necessarily reductive. if people are motivated by some drive or desire (whether it's lizard-brain stuff or something more rarified) it doesn't mean that's the *only* thing motivating them (people are subject to multiple contradictory drives), it doesn't mean everyone is subject to the same drives in the same way, and it doesn't mean people are automatons who are completely determined by their desires.

    humans are quite a violent species, imo. that's why there's so much history knocking around. that's not all they are, of course, and there's also the question of how much of it is nature and how much is nurture, but either way it certainly seems to be a part of us
    Fair enough. I witness a lot less violence these days than I used to and it seems to less accepted as being part of daily life in London than it was in say the 1980s. But maybe I just saw more of it then because I was younger and out more.

    So I think the only sensible position is that it is both nature and nurture and we need to find good outlets for it, such as anti-fascism, martial arts, slam dancing and S&M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    This for instance is not a move I would be inclined to let vim get away with.
    so where does society come from if not from people? (sorry, catching up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    so where does society come from if not from people? (sorry, catching up)
    People +

    People and the interaction of people and non people the whole rest of reality force and substance. Weird question.

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