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grassyneal


Getting Up (Getting on up) since 1988

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I don't know when exactly they squelch accounts, but in case I'm close, I'm posting this here.
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The Jedi master Yoda once admonished Luke Skywalker "Do, or do not - there is no try".

One of my professors at SCSU, who was involved with the motivational group est\Landmark Forum, said the same thing - there really is no such thing as trying.

Well to them I say, here, open this jar.

Is it a jar that I already opened, and very lightly closed the lid on? Maybe it requires a little more effort to get open? Maybe you need gorilla strength to get that lid off? Maybe it's a joke jar, and the lid is actually welded on?

You don't know.

In which case, you can exert what effort you think will be sufficient, or what total power you can muster, with the aim of opening the jar, without perfect knowledge about whether or not your efforts will be sufficient for the task.

Hey, you're trying!

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A cute love song & sort-of video from 1970, when I was 3 at the most..


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A cool video that packs a lot of economics into a snappy package.
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Hi all!

I've been mostly on Facebook, and you're free to befriend me on there. I've been alive and OK, doing the work, home, work, home, work, home, gas station, work, home thing.

Had a party last Saturday for Ethan. It was the first time we combined a kids party with family, and it went all right. We rented a party room at a nearby community center, and provided our own food, so the cost was less than somewhere like Chuck E. Cheese.

I've been plodding on learning actuarial stuff. Sooner or later I will be looking at some of the stuff that they actually do (great idea, right?), to see if 1) I feel I could do it, and 2) to see if I thought it was interesting enough to want to do it for a while. I'm still hesitant about my ability to break into the field, because I don't have a college degree, but with enough planning that might be overcome.

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"You had 3 guestbook signatures this year, Jon" said an e-mail today from Classmates.com

How am I supposed to feel about that? Are they trying to motivate me to get some more signers? Or is any number worth cranking out an automatic e-mail to me about my profile's activity?

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Need some pointers? Here you go:

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I like to listen to the podcast "Econ Talk", which looks at behaviors, choices, and consequences regarding a wide variety of human activity. I was curious, so I did a search on religion, and lo! I came across one that looked directly at it.

It looks at the question of why people choose to belong to, or practice, a religion. The answers go far beyond things like brainwashing. I highly recommend it.

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2006/10/the_economics_o_7.html

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