Besides you, who is the smartest person you know and what did you learn from them?

I hate to say this, but my dad. I don't like him much, as he was never there for me, but in the times where he was acting like a father.. he taught me to grasp education, to accept what i have and make the best of it, and to be grateful. he grew up in the projects, so no matter how fragile my relationship is with him, i can't help but take his lessons to heart.

Tattoos are a form of personal expression and [whether or not you like or approve of them] should not be cause for discrimination amirite?
@Mike_Hawk I think it's perfectly okay to be wary around people with legitimate gang tattoos. Gangs tend not to be an "in the...

Being wary of someone and discriminating against someone are two completely different things. I wasn't so much trying to make my point of 'that person was in a gang, who cares?', but rather I was angered when she said 'discrimination is okay.' As someone who has been discriminated against, I found that both utterly offensive and ridiculous.

Although I do understand what you mean, people in my family have been in gangs and some have joined the ROTC or actual Military, and have bettered themselves. Besides, would someone be as stupid as to actually join the police with a gang tattoo, planning on using those techniques to teach the rest of the gang? If they were... I don't know what to say to that.

Has Human Cloning already happened? Not natural identical twins, but laboratory in vitro human cloning? And if it has, is it right?
How would it feel to be a reptile?

Cold-blooded with a never ending love for crickets.

A father is four times as old as his son. In twenty years, he'll be twice as old. How old are they now?

The son is 10 and the father is 40. 20 years later, the son will be 30 and the Father will be 60! Right? :D

What is your definition of "Evil".

The absence of emotion. As in; no love, no compassion, no sympathy, not even sadness. You just do things because you feel like it.

Professional singers should not be allowed to lip sync. Amirite?

I'm only agreeing to this post because I don't think a professional should lip sync to another person's voice.

If they pre-recorded their own voice, just in case their voice was cracking and they couldn't cancel the show, I think it's okay. Considering it's their own voice, and not someone else's.

EDIT: After reading the explanation, I feel dumb. Sorry. Lip singing and lip syncing are hard to tell the difference from because I'm an idiot.

I think that a natural voice is far better than a digitally enhanced one. I think that it is normal for minor adjustments to be made, but to make it sound completely different is not right in my opinion. It takes away the unique feel of one's voice.

I don't understand the social concept of your "Sweet 16" or your "Golden Birthday" it's not any different, just another year.

It's culture. Where I come from, we don't have Sweet 16s. We have Quinceañera, which is on the 15th birthday. It's to show when a person becomes a man/woman. For example, Bar Mitzvahs are celebrated on the 13th birthday (I think), and so on.

I don't know the history behind the Sweet 16 or Golden Birthday, but it's the way it is. Can't really change it since it does no harm and is just a birthday, after all.

Interdependence is also pretty great.

It's absolutely terrifying when you're taking a shower, and all of a sudden there's a black out. Especially when you're afraid of the dark, amirite?
@VicZinc Ok so what if you are in the shower and just a you notice a spider in the corner the lights go out and there is a...

I actually noticed a stink bug on the shower curtain right before the lights when out, and I started screaming because of the darkness and because of the fact I'm terrified of bugs, so I thought it would fly in my hair or something...

And there was thunder and lightning, too... It didn't help.

Love should be easy

It is easy. It's just drama jacks it all up.

'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.'
@I understand. Though, there are some people who claim to be atheists, but totally celebrate Christmas, to the T...

I celebrate Christmas for two reasons.

A; I like presents.

B; I like decorating.

I don't believe in God, so what's the problem? I celebrate Halloween, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day, and a number of other things. Why? Because culture and religion is fun to learn about, even if I'm an atheist or don't belong to that specific culture.

To me; the moral lesson behind Christmas is to give, and to accept. It's a time to appreciate family and friends. Which, by the way, doesn't stray from the religious viewpoint too much. At least in my opinion.

It's like celebrating Black Pride without being black, and LGBT Pride without being LGBT.

Tattoos are a form of personal expression and [whether or not you like or approve of them] should not be cause for discrimination amirite?
@Izzie_23 I agree that it is personal and stuff but like if you want to become a police man and you have a gang tattoo on...

Discrimination is never okay. If a person becomes a police man and has a gang tattoo on their face, that is most likely in the past and barely has any relation to the job whatsoever. The thought you just said that is sickening. Body art or any form of changing your body for that matter has literally nothing to do with someone's job, it's the skills. People don't hire anyone with body art or piercings literally because of 'image'. They don't want to scare off people who think an employee with a mermaid tattoo stretching across their back is a criminal. Seriously...

You hardly ever curtsy anymore. Amirite?

As much as I enjoy curtsies, I usually just bow instead. No one really does that in America, even less in Puerto Rico (Where I come from) due to a common familiarity given to even strangers. Maybe it's just a habit I picked up from watching Japanese women on Tv or something... I just like being polite... sometimes...

How do we reap the advanced extraterrestrial technologies from secret governments around the world to benefit humanity?

That is one awesome Alien... It is just impressive.

But, anyways....

If what you posted is true, I have two things to say.

1) It could be they do not have bad intentions for what they are doing. I don't know if you've noticed, but the smarter a person is, the crazier they become. Like Van Gogh. So it's possible they're just protecting humanity... or something.

2) I forgot. But I know I had a counter-argument to it, so I'll just go on. Humanity doesn't really need any leaps in science. People are finding things already, discovering amazing possibilities, theories, etc. and also creating an evolution already surpassing the normal standards. We're doing just fine. I don't think we need to rely on help from space. Though, it could be really useful for a lot of things. Now I remember what I was going to say... ugh. Never mind, figure it out yourself.