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Re: mad scientists & stuff

Posted by Elizabeth on August 12, 1999, at 22:07:50

In reply to Re: mad scientists & stuff, posted by DC on August 11, 1999, at 8:30:12

> It seems to me like you must spend an awful lot of time on here.

Not really.

> Maybe you'd feel better if you got outside more.

Actually I feel pretty good now. Besides, in my part of the country at least, it's been deathly hot outside for much of the summer. I'll take A/C any day.

> But dang, you are a smart gal. You'll probably be a great psychiatrist and make loads of money. You're smart, on the right track.

Thank you. I'm not really interested in the money (and something tells me there isn't all *that* much of it in this profession), except for what I need to support myself and my family.

> So what's the problem?

Gosh, what problem? I'm confused.

> But there is something to be said for studying philosophy, religion, delving into the creative arts.

My parents are philosophy professors actually. That's why I'm so opinionated about such odd things. I don't care a lot about religion. I sing (and listen to) classical music - is that artsy enough for you? :-)

> Science is great but I wouldn't want to waste all my time investigating drugs when I could be writing the great american novel or traveling on peace missions or protesting the superficiality of american culture.

We each have our own interests. I would find your suggestions dull...I'd rather do something I thought could really help people (which is also a big reason why I gave up mathematics).

> I mean you got to admit that--our society is whacked. We're inundated with nonsense that is bound to make a sensitive person go nuts.

Depends what they're sensitive to.

> The ones who adapt so well are most likely missing parts of their brains.

You're talking about my little sister, dude - watch it.

> American culture is anti-intellectual, pro-superficial.

Yeah, but you have to admit that the South Park movie was funny.

> If you're really really happy in this land, then I'd say you're probably a boob.

That, or you've been able to find your niche, a little pocket where you fit in. And maybe you don't need everything to be perfect.

Don't begrudge others their happiness, eh?




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