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Life is in truth so damn complicated and we will always spend it in uncertainty about where we are heading, what we are doing...

What if some are not uncertain at all, and know pretty well what is happening and what is supposed to come next? some knowledge is not for all. Increased confusion can be a very useful trick.

Look after yourself, right... Isn't this what we were emphatically told to do the last decades?

by das monde on Wed Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:37:27 AM EST
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Life is confused and confusing, whether you like it or not. It's much more of a trick to play on people to offer hermetic organisational principles that Explain Everything.

"Look after yourself" was said in the sense "Take care", not "Look out for your own interests".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 11th, 2009 at 02:53:25 AM EST
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It's much more of a trick to play on people to offer hermetic organisational principles that Explain Everything.
Do you mean, it's more difficult? I would disagree.

Confusion is not a problem if you do not make any conclusions or guesses at all. Asking "theoretical" questions can help to take care of yourself in two ways: you still see some picture, and you are better prepared if a theory turns out approximately right. That may also give you some idea when to act and how.

by das monde on Wed Mar 11th, 2009 at 04:59:55 AM EST
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boils down to bare bones survivalism in post-modern America.
by Lasthorseman on Wed Mar 11th, 2009 at 11:30:55 AM EST
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Path to home energy audit training, a visual aid*:

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AICP Certification and/or LEED-AP preferred.

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*Key phrase home energy auditor returned 0 results in either city or state. The paths to HERS and BPI certifications in Maryland are much, much shorter due primarily to limited seat availability (<200 public- and private-curricula, combined) and to personal equipment purchases required prior to examination (~USD 8,000).

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 13th, 2009 at 02:12:03 PM EST
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by Lasthorseman on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 10:00:12 AM EST
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enjoy your remaining days

I can get wit dat.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 11:11:24 AM EST
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It's not exactly a change of plan ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 11:25:11 AM EST
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