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May 2011
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I was going to recommend this already, but then I saw this quote, and I really had to share.
"This is perhaps how Ayn Rand would have put it, had she not been such a hateful bitch." (May have some popups — Firefox seemed to handle it well enough, though.)

A well-done, sad and yet funny analysis of the limits of people's ability to think of other people as people.

Health update: Can be out of bed today without requiring painkillers. Still not advisable, but it's possible. This is better than yesterday by a good bit.

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
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Given the tone of the rest of the thing, and where it lives, I would be stunned if the misquote wasn't deliberate. *grin*

~grins~ This has crossed my mind a lot lately. If you just think about the sheer number of people in the town you live in, each with individual experiences and lives so drastically different than your own.

You read statistics about how a huge percentage of a certain group believes something. It's been making me go, "What is it from their experience has led to those beliefs?" If it's something you don't agree with, it comes out, "What is it that they're not seeing?" or "What do they see that I don't?"

By just thinking about the sheer number of individual lives out there, it's truly overwhelming, even if you're just dealing with a "small" segment of the overall population.