Bees and shots are somewhat scary, but they're fears that I can laugh about and make fun of. The two fears I can't make fun of that make me physically ill are tickling (sorry if it sounds over-dramatic, but tickling can be a really sadistic thing and much the same concept as rape) and nuclear war (as long as we have enough nukes out there to technically, potentially destroy the world, I am never not going to care; also, it's hard for me to make sense of what's going on right now when all the news people out there are just arguing and saying completely contradictory things). :P

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We should focus on actually doing shit and getting results. Many have great compassion for poor people. Does that result in them doing anything about it? For the majority of people, no. Instead of finding out what they need and helping them provide it, they do zilch. Because caring is enough, or they just don't go beyond that.

Also, you could be a the kindest and most loving person in the world, but at the end of the day what really matters to the world is what it can get from you.

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That's not untrue, but I think that being caring is a bit of a pre-requisite, so to speak. You do have to do good, productive things to help people, but what I'm saying is, I think that results are automatically going to be better if people actually care...does that make sense?

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Sorry, but what are you meant to judge a person on other than your impressions? And the only impressions you have are your first impressions, and your past impressions. You can't have a future impression of someone. And spare me the "we shouldn't judge people' argument. still_no_inspiration used a good counter-argument for that one.

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Just to clarify, I think OP meant Judging on looks, judging based on what happened in a person's past (such as a traumatic event), and/or judging based on first impressions.

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Oh, I definitely have something to say about this.

Personally, I don't want to date in high school because I don't want to have to deal with breakups. But I do strongly advocate interactions with the opposite ****. See, last year, in junior year, I really liked this guy. We were nothing but acquaintances the whole time, and ultimately I decided that I didn't like him anymore. But I only decided that after having spent the whole year interacting with him and thus learning what I really want from guys. It was a great learning experience, and on top of that, I got some experience with the whole flirting game.

At the start of this year, I was still having a bit of trouble getting over him, but a few months into the school year I became attracted to a new guy. And I realized that in SO many ways, this new guy was a better catch than the guy I liked last year was. I knew that I was graduating soon and that it wouldn't work out, but I still decided to keep him in my life for the rest of the year to see if I could learn even more things from him, so that my first college crush can be in even better taste than my senior year crush is.

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Well, by this time I've also found several problems with Senior Crush, and now I have an even better sense of what my past problems were and what I want to avoid in college. For example, one contrast between them is that Junior Crush is constantly playfully teasing and obnoxious, and although the teasing was a fun, exciting game at first, eventually I got sick of the fact that he just couldn't be sincere. And Senior Crush is actually very sincere, which is what drew me to him, but he's also a bit too innocent and endearing, and I found that I can't maintain a romantic attraction to him when he gets like that so often. So now I know that when I get to college, I'll want to find someone who has the right balance of sincerity. That's something I'm very glad that I learned.

Anyway, now my feelings towards Senior Crush are more mild. I kind of get bored with him every other week, but when I do like him, I still have fun with it and enjoy the feeling, and I can still use him as...well, flirting practice, so to speak. So yeah, overall, I don't think it's necessary to go out with people in high school, but interacting with the opposite **** can be a valuable experience.

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Oh, I definitely have something to say about this.

Personally, I don't want to date in high school because I don't want to have to deal with breakups. But I do strongly advocate interactions with the opposite ****. See, last year, in junior year, I really liked this guy. We were nothing but acquaintances the whole time, and ultimately I decided that I didn't like him anymore. But I only decided that after having spent the whole year interacting with him and thus learning what I really want from guys. It was a great learning experience, and on top of that, I got some experience with the whole flirting game.

At the start of this year, I was still having a bit of trouble getting over him, but a few months into the school year I became attracted to a new guy. And I realized that in SO many ways, this new guy was a better catch than the guy I liked last year was. I knew that I was graduating soon and that it wouldn't work out, but I still decided to keep him in my life for the rest of the year to see if I could learn even more things from him, so that my first college crush can be in even better taste than my senior year crush is.

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I'm pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. I'm an agnostic. It doesn't bother me that "fake" artists get more attention than more meaningful musicians who are working to get discovered. Pop music sounds better to me aesthetically than classic rock does. I can't decide whether or not we should have nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but let's just say my gut is against it and my brain is for it. :/

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Oh...I just realized that you probably didn't mean the CEREAL Lucky Charms...haha, anyway, being with my friends makes me happy.

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I live an extremely sheltered life, and I have never heard a song that really reminds me of myself. I guess the closest I've heard is Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks; I like the song but its not one of my favorites. But I've never had ****, had someone exceptionally close to me die, been in love, been heartbroken, or anything which is the theme of many songs.

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You sound a lot like me. Although sometimes there are parts of songs I know that are about such things that I still find relatable if taken out of context, if that makes sense.

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Sometimes I don't want movies to have an intricate plot; sometimes I just like watching movies to relax and be somewhat amused. Not everything needs to make me think, "wow, I feel so inspired to ____ after watching that." If someone regularly spends about two hours watching movies, it would be my guess that they don't really mind that they aren't doing something greater.

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This. I personally love things with meaning as much as the next person, but truthfully, I don't want meaningful things to dominate my life. Besides, keeping the meaningful stuff to watch every once in a while makes it more effective for me.

Furthermore, I would consider myself to have a high tolerance for the complexity of life, but when it gets to be too much for me, simplistic movies and shows are my outlet. I can allow myself to love the heroes and hate the villains without question in the movies, so that I can go back into the world and be better able to accept that sometimes nice people do bad things and sometimes mean people do good things.

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I became friends with one person on Rosh Hashanah this past year, because we're both Jewish so we were talking about it.

I became friends with another when we were working on a show for Drama together and we were on the same strike crew.

I became friends with a third person when I had a class after school and I came out front and her ride was late, so I chatted with her until she could go home.

Just to name a few...

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I liked listening to that and good luck to whatever it is you're going through :)

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Thank you. Let's just say my situation is like the best friend version of "You Belong With Me." :P

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Not my entire life, just the main thing I'm going through right now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJdAJtLnZg4

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That's why my strategy is to just sympathize and say I understand where they're coming from. It's tricky, because sometimes people want to be helped and other times they just want to be understood. I just choose the latter method as my default because it eliminates this problem.

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EVERY TIME. Every time I fall for this one. XD Some of these, like the ten facts one (I just skipped #4) I can pick up right away, but the accordion one always gets me. :D

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In English last semester we all had to write poems, and this one guy wrote a poem about his out-of-school crush that was SO adorable. The guys had no comments, but the girls (including me) could not stop gushing over it. XD

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I will admit it: it took a few months before I knew for sure that my friend Cameron was a guy. (I mean, he does have long hair!) That was back when he was more of an acquaintance who I saw every now and then. By the time we hung out more later in the year, I was aware that he was a guy. ...I have never told him this though. XD

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Besides

music[ myoo-zik ]
noun
1. an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
2. the tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both.
3. musical work or compositions for singing or playing.

It doesn't matter how talentless it is. It's still music.

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This. Sorry, but it's a real pet peeve of mine when people say that meaningless mainstream stuff isn't technically 'music.' :P

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ok now i get what you're saying. my dad said something like this to me once actually. i showed him this video and i was getting excited and saying "why don't people go for this instead of all the other crap". ----good reply, cocaia.

i still think that music written from the heart is best though. it truly is genuine and any person who knows good music can feel that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwcu5BGHTOs

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Thanks, I'm glad I was able to express my point more clearly. It's also important to understand, however, that not all artists that are considered 'real' will impact everyone, in part because everyone has different issues. For example, I'm not going to get anything out of a song about drug addiction because I've never had such an experience. If the artist wrote that song off of a personal experience and is able to reach out to others who are struggling, then I think that's great. But when you haven't gone through what someone else is going through, then it makes it harder to feel AS real a connection towards them...does that make sense?

Also, I truly would have listened to that song, but unfortunately it's "not available my country." :P

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