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Dating advice for young people

Any moment you spend anxiously worrying about what you are going to text them is a moment you are not having fun. Have fun. Instead of anxiously pouring over messages realize that life is short and there are lots of … Continue reading

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A-typical Mind Fallacy

a-typical mind fallacy (noun) : thinking the minds of others are so inscrutable that we couldn’t possibly say anything about the beliefs or values of other people A: “I know bed nets save lives, but isn’t it arrogant for you to … Continue reading

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Double Selfishness

Double selfishness: When you do something selfish and your guilt causes you to hurt someone a second time. Person 1: I’m sorry I irresponsibly broke your toy. I now feel so bad that I’m gonna go home. Person 2: I … Continue reading

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Steelmen

A “steelman” is an improved/smarter version of someone’s argument. A “steelalien” is a smart argument that’s nothing like what the other person was saying except that it uses similar words, and you can pretend that it’s what they were saying. … Continue reading

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Mockery II

I made a post about mockery a while ago. https://sanerthanlasagna.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/mockery But I neglected one of the most important and beautiful aspects of mockery: Mockery, if done right, is a fantastic way to demonstrate your closeness. If you are afraid of teasing … Continue reading

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Intentions

Intentions are magic. They are the difference between manslaughter and murder. The difference between clumsiness and assault. The difference between absent-mindedness and theft. Manslaughter is still bad! It’s just less bad than murder. Intentions aren’t the only thing that matter. But … Continue reading

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