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  1. EyeofCassandra

    Blog 3

    Things that make me angry on Monday part 2: #ForgetTheFrock It might be apparent by now that I am not a religious person. Nor am I a fashion person. I live for my big comfortable T-shirts. So it may seem out of character to so ardently defend the practice of wearing frilly frocks to church for Easter Sunday. However, the #ForgetTheFrock movement is such a classic example of altruistic immorality it cannot be ignored. This is the concept: To raise awareness of global poverty the productive and free are being encouraged to sacrifice a new Easter dress and wear a T-shirt instead emblazoned with a hashtag. This is because there should not be “frivolity” in the developed world when oppressive third-world regimes deprive their serfs of clothing. This is an explicit act of condoning and showing solidarity with the totalitarian states that have driven their people into poverty. What is the next step beyond #ForgetTheFrock? #ForgetTheRoof? Should we be sleeping outdoors next Easter in deference to those who have been denied housing? How about #ForgetTheBeef? Maybe we should all go hungry because the Communists of North Korea starve. The act of dressing to please yourself whether in the big comfortable T-shirts I prefer or the frilly brightly colored frocks preferred by others is an act of pride and self-esteem. It is an expression of freedom, production and morality and it should be protected as fiercely as any other expression of the same. What’s more these kinds of campaigns do absolutely nothing to address the root cause of global poverty: Repression of freedom, human rights and capitalism in all of their forms. If we truly wanted to free the world from oppression we would all be wearing shirts with the hashtag #FuckTheCollective. The promotion of global capitalism can feed and clothe the world and it is the reason the productive West deserves to wear colorful frocks and dine on chocolate eggs this Easter. So come next Easter you should proudly wear your nice new frock whether you are a church goer or not. You should also enjoy your roast (or ham or tofurky) dinner and the company of your loved ones while you give thanks for living in a country where “frivolous” new clothing can be made, purchased, worn and enjoyed. Who knows? Maybe you will even be an example to the poor soul in some impoverished statist country who risks his or her life to view The Internet and comes across your hashtag. Now THAT would actually be performing a public service!
  2. EyeofCassandra

    Blog 2

    Things that anger me on Monday: Outrageous American lawsuits. A parasite should not be able to walk into a productive business (be it McDonald's size behemoth or a small upstart begun with a dream and someone’s life savings) get a paper cut and sue them for every cent of wealth and value they have created. Our court system should be an instrument of justice. It should NOT be a lottery, an avenue of wealth redistribution or a back door for activists to shut down or damage businesses they are unhappy with. Nor is “emotional pain and suffering” an objective value worthy of financial compensation. Emotional pain and suffering is an unfortunate side effect of living life. Outrageous lawsuits have become a national pastime for the nonproductive and a virtual prison for everyone else. Frivolous lawsuits and outrageous settlements squash innovation, bankrupt industries, and keep frightened families trapped in their homes for fear that a six-hundred dollar scratch on a neighbor’s care might turn into a multimillion dollar suit. These types of lawsuits terrorize the productive and do more damage to our freedoms and liberties than Democrats and Republicans combines. Yet, ironically, those most concerned with “income inequality” seem the least concerned with the unfairness of one (possibly dishonest) individual hitting the jackpot at the expense of an entire company, all of its employees and all of the consumers who could be left without the products and services they depend on for daily living. It is time to shut down the lotto and return the courts to the genuinely wronged to receive what they are actually out.
  3. EyeofCassandra

    What is the purpose of this?

    This commercial always makes me choke up to! But for some reason I relate it more to my writing. I keep at it!
  4. EyeofCassandra

    What is the purpose of this?

    I am pretty convinced I have done damage to my body with the things I have done to it. I have learned about the diet/binge cycle the hard way and it is not a good pattern. I also don't want to end up like my dad who is overweight, a Type 2 diabetic, has had several heart attacks, and still ignores his doctor's advice. That just does not look like a good quality of life.
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    Myers Briggs

    I try! Since I started reading Ayn Rand's works, I have been trying to think more with my logic instead of just my emotions.
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    What is the purpose of this?

    Both my body and my brain have been put through hell the last few years. The recovery will take quite a while! I do read a lot and exercise a lot and I try to keep my focus on my writing. The dark thoughts still sometimes emerge though......
  7. EyeofCassandra

    Myers Briggs

    I stand pretty firmly behind my work in Myers Briggs. It has helped me tremendously in my life and I have seen it help others too. When something proves true you keep it. When something proves irrational you throw it out.
  8. EyeofCassandra

    I have gotten a lot done!

    Over the last couple of days I have gotten a lot of work done on the book I am writing. I have written the beginning and the end and have an outline drawn in between. Plus I have done part of the rough draft. That is not bad! I have the whole book in my head but getting it onto paper (or in this case computer screen) is a different matter.
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    Myers Briggs

    I have tested more along a spectrum. I am an INFJ most often but have sometimes tested as an INFP and occasionally I feel more like an INTJ. I find other Fs hard to relate to. They seem to use their Feeling function in a completely different way than I do.
  10. EyeofCassandra

    What is the purpose of this?

    I did not find it flip. I found it the perfect thing to say. Thank you! I am in counseling. I don't know if that will be effective or not.
  11. EyeofCassandra

    Myers Briggs

    I became a psychology student because I started reading about the Myers Briggs and its personality profiles. Has anyone else taken the test and if so what is your type? I am an INFJ. If you have not taken the test you can also take it here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp P.S. Ayn Rand is often described as an INTJ.
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    Go Dr. Breuning!

    http://newsletters.getresponse.com/archive/innermammalinstitute/Why-I-dont-cite-studies-in-my-writing-282723805.html?e=&u=FDX6 Here is one Dr. Loretta Breuning's brilliant articles. If you are not familiar with her she is an author and neuroscientist who approaches her work from a very Objectivist perspective. I love her books and her writing and she sheds a lot of light on the "studies" we see repeated on the news every day.
  13. EyeofCassandra

    What is the purpose of this?

    I do not get our modern society. I am 5 foot 1. I weigh 140 pounds. I wear a size 12 and while I am trying to lose weight I am badly disordered. I will go without eating for fairly long periods of time before I break down and binge. I am not making excuses for the mess I am but I am not interfering in anyone else's life. I understand and accept that most men are not going to want to date me. I do not have unrealistic expectations. I do not expect to have another relationship-not now and maybe not ever. So I am not out there on dating sites or in any other scene trying to meet someone. No one ever said to any man that he was obligated to date me. And yet I am not able to visit other (Non-dating!) forums or listen to the radio or read articles anywhere online with a comments section without lines of men browbeating women for their weight. What is the purpose of this? To twist the knife in the wound? To make sure we are constantly reminded of our failures in life? I am not a PC person (far from it) but I do not think bullying has a value or is a productive activity. Why the hell is this a thing?
  14. EyeofCassandra

    Widowed/Bereaved

    I own many of Nathaniel Branden's books and I am kind of amazed I did not think to look in them before asking the question! I actually discovered Objectivism through his books. That said I am not sure how helpful his advice and example will be. I really don't see myself becoming involved in another relationship now! I think moving will be the thing that helps most. It will not be quite so difficult to get out somewhere where I am not constantly passing places we used to go together or places I associate with him. Sometimes a change of scenery helps many problems in life!
  15. EyeofCassandra

    Widowed/Bereaved

    Yes. I am defining the relationship as any intimate one. It does not have to be a marriage but I am wondering about how people have gotten through the death of an intimate partner and how long that process took.