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      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael
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I'm still alive!

Okay, role call, how many teenagers are on this forum? Just to get an idea. Perhaps we could start discussing ideas from a teenage point of view, or how school life affects us while trying to live rationally and the like.

I'm Tina, or Inky, whichever you prefer, and I'm sixteen. Now it's your turn.

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Jeff, 16, Oregon. Became an objectivist while reading Atlas Shrugged in 8th grade.

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Yeah! Who's the oldest? :devil: I'm Kori, 17. I'm guessing it's just the three of us.

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I'm the youngest. I'm about five months younger than Inky I believe. I choose to take pride in that though.

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Oh, my god...did I walk into the wrong thread or what! :shocked:

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LOL, Victor. You can still be a teenager.

Dannesjkold, I suppose I would take pride in young age, but the older I get, the closer I get to moving away from home (and that's just straight exciting).

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LOL, Victor. You can still be a teenager.

Dannesjkold, I suppose I would take pride in young age, but the older I get, the closer I get to moving away from home (and that's just straight exciting).

Heh, no comment here, my mother's wandering around :whistle:

And if any of you guys happen to have friends who are interested in Objectivism or are Objectivists themselves, please do invite them. Sometimes it seems like this joint needs more of a teenage perspective on things.

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I have trouble finding objectivist friends. The kids at my school are predominantly people who have never earned, and therefore don't know the value of, a dollar. As a result they are more than willing to give everyone's money to somone else in the interest of the collective.

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Danneskold; You will find that adults do that too. I like your posts kid. Keep up the good work. Thanks

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LOL, Victor. You can still be a teenager.

Dannesjkold, I suppose I would take pride in young age, but the older I get, the closer I get to moving away from home (and that's just straight exciting).

Heh, no comment here, my mother's wandering around :whistle:

And if any of you guys happen to have friends who are interested in Objectivism or are Objectivists themselves, please do invite them. Sometimes it seems like this joint needs more of a teenage perspective on things.

LOL. Nobody here said anything. *eyes around suspiciously* :baby:

I have trouble finding objectivist friends. The kids at my school are predominantly people who have never earned, and therefore don't know the value of, a dollar. As a result they are more than willing to give everyone's money to somone else in the interest of the collective.

I hear you. NOBODY I know is interested in Objectivism or Ayn Rand. Most people think I'm an asshole.

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I have trouble finding objectivist friends. The kids at my school are predominantly people who have never earned, and therefore don't know the value of, a dollar. As a result they are more than willing to give everyone's money to somone else in the interest of the collective.

Hm, I know what you mean. I know an "Objectivist" or two, but it seems that they're mostly using it as an excuse to be total douchebags. I've tried flinging Atlas Shrugged in a few people's faces, but I suppose the 1,000+ pages can be a bit intimidating...I'll find a good convert and drag them here soon enough.

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I'm currently working on a convert. The kids a republican, most of the right ideas. Doesn't put enough limits on the state government in my opinion. Smart kid really, he just needs a few nudges in the right direction. With any luck you'll see him here soon.

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I'm currently working on a convert. The kids a republican, most of the right ideas. Doesn't put enough limits on the state government in my opinion. Smart kid really, he just needs a few nudges in the right direction. With any luck you'll see him here soon.

What is this, a religion?

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I don't think the term "convert" is specific to religion. To convert someone is to change their beliefs. Who cares if it's in regard to religion or philosophy?

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I see this really hasn't gotten much off the ground since I took my break. Dissapointing. I've been quite busy lately due to several things amongst which are football practice, girlfriend, and an obscene amount of homework. So, here's what I was thinking. For one, you're never going to get a lot of traffic in this place. Let's face it, average teenager cares about as much about epistemology, metaphysics, etc. as a chimp. If teenagers were a species they could single-handedly disprove evolution because the vast majority are slightly lower than apes in cognitive abilities anyways and since things can't regress as they evolve it would throw off the theory. The second thing is that we need to make this place worth coming to for the rest of the teenagers. Start topics about common interests, for that matter, just start topics. Supply creates its own demand. Right now there's not much of either.

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Danneskojld; Most adults are not that interested in the issues of philosphy. Hold to your ideas, act rationally, don't withhold your judgement, be a model. You may influence more people than you know. As Ayn Rand said "Good premises". What position do you play in football?

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I couldn't agree more, Danneskjold. You're the first even slightly intelligent football player I've met.

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I play noseguard on defense and fullback on offense. For those of you who don't know:

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I play the positions represented by the capitol letters. (x=offense o=defense) on offense I block and on defense I create big piles and tackle. I guess I'm supposed to be the dumb meat.

I'm a catcher in baseball, that's my best sport.

Edit: Aww man that messed with my diagram. O well.

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I've got my friend reading Atlas Shrugged. With any luck we'll have another person in here soon.

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You should be relying on their mind and premises. Luck will have nothing to do with it.

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Luck will put her in a favorable mood and with a favorable mood comes a better likelihood for a positive outlook on the ideas in the book. Luck, in the form of situations, has a little bit to do with everything. The way the ball bounces in baseball, if it hits a rock and bounces left, or flat dirt and bounces right. We call it luck. In that sense there's a little bit of luck in everything even if it's not truly luck.

Wow, it's official, I will defend anything I say whether it's necessary or not for the sake of defending it. But hey it's fun.

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The law of idenity still rules! What you described is the law of idenity. But Good Luck anyway. Who won the football game?

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No clue what said law is. Explain?

Football took a turn for the worse. I'll go over it in the thread I've got in the making for the Psychology section.

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