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significance is cumulative… but not always obvious - Welcome to 2014

After a self imposed sabbatical from Live-journal it seems the whole world is laying down their new years resolutions and here I am again. The more we focus on time, the slower it goes but no amount of focus can send you back to the past nor any amount of apathy propel you into a prosperous future. The past in reflection teaches us, today allows us to act and the future will show us how well we've learnt...

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What if you could choose your family…?

There's that phrase - "Blood is thicker than water".  Family bonds exist without a doubt, but does that have anything to do with genetics?  Being adopted, I obviously don't have an impartial view to this idea…. so in my view - Family is a choice.
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A shitty childhood isn't an excuse to be an asshole - It's a reason not to be.

It frustrates the hell out of me when people act like an asshole and use the fact a crappy childhood is their self-entitled right to be one.  It's even worse if they're caught doing something that is completely fucked up and then try and use it as a defence....  It isn't about how bad they had it, it's about whether right now - do they grasp the concept of what is right and what is wrong.....Making a cake with almond meal is ok - but making it for someone when you know they're allergic to nuts is....well it ain't good.
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If the universe is infinite, then there are infinite possibilities....

It's easy to see how small the world is when you think about each star being the centre of it's own planetary system. How can people think that there is no life out there? This one planet circling this one star that even amongst just the stars that we see, makes it impossible to know how many planets are dismissed as possibly sustaining life. Is it because they haven't stopped by for a personal visit? We haven't exactly hitched a ride across the milky way with google universe, turn by turn directions to the nearest alien wold.

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Ever considered a hunger strike? - I dunno, even the thought of being starved makes me hungry...

Yeah, it's been a while since I've taken the time to really write anything.... well thats not true - my job involves writing emails, so in actual fact I have been writing my ass off, just not here!  Anyway, what caused me to start doing that thing where I over-analyse something purely because my brain decided not to take a detour from that topic for a bit - was the last couple of weeks getting to work and seeing this group of protestors at the front of the building on a hunger strike.  I have never really seen one and I know that people can live, depending on body mass for weeks, sometimes months without food but after day 15, I have to wonder whether I could do it....
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If voting is such a privilege, why do you get fined if you don't?

It's almost that time again - stupid campaigns, emotional advertising and an obscene amount of money thrown around from people who seem to have a job doing whatever they want regardless of the outcome.  Australia being the free country that it is, also fines you if you fail to vote... so do people vote because they actually give a shit or do they vote just so they don't get fined? ... and how the fuck does a hung parliament occur unless it was a draw!?!?Read more...Collapse )

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When people sing happy birthday - it's awkward because I don't know where to look......

Or what to do...I don't know what face expression I should have - Do I need to maintain a smile permanently on my face and make eye contact with everyone? Should I look at the cake or do I focus on that person who you know is just waiting to time the point where they can yell out first "Hip hip!"?  I think as we grow older, the birthday song used to be that build up of excitement for a child where they get to make their birthday wish and chow down on cake without anyone saying you can't have another piece.  Now...Read more...Collapse )

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Why the hell did you stay with them?

I heard that question a lot tonight.  A mate has made the decision to leave Australia to start a new life on the other side of the world and at the same time, leaving his wife.  After a couple of drinks, we find out the our friend who is leaving the country in just over a week is debating even telling his wife that its over until he has well and truly left...
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You should probably know when you're in a relationship right?

You would think so, unless it was some sort of creepy stalker moment, I was fairly certain having a partner needed to be a mutual understanding.....Somehow I missed the point when it actually happened...
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Porn is to men what Fairy Tales are to women...

They create increased levels of self entitlement and unrealistic expectations of the others.

Look at straight porn - Its targeted to guys, so it's all about the woman since thats who straight men are looking at.  It doesn't matter what the guy in the film is doing or what he looks like, because even with a fat gut, excess body hair and the personality of a sponge, the woman is having the time of her life....  The adolescent male grows up to think his very touch is going to send her into the throws of ecstasy.
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