Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

The smell of burnt bridges

Ahh, love, music, politics, science... I guess that's what life reducesdown to, perhaps... (grin)

The president of South Korea is holding a referendum on his own replacement,indicating that if the voters tell him to, he's out. Interesting tactic --if he wins, he'll come out the stronger, and has a chance to change hispower base and goals (depending on how it works out). If he fails, he'lllook really silly.. but that's always part of politics. A thought -- howdoes the South Korean situation compare to the Taiwanese one?

Some studies on the psychology of rejection. In particular, theneed for intent to be inferred is fascinating, and ties into evolutionarybiology, an interesting field. On a similar note, had still another onlineconversation with a theist who felt the need to try out the latest lines heheard about how to argue with atheists on me. After a bit, he stormed off.Sorry dude -- your canned lines arn't impressive.

I recently found another hilariously bizarre thing online... *drumroll*How about ....The Red Army Choir sings "Down Under"Understand that I had to go through some hoops to get this out of theirritating format it was in and make it available for you. If you can'tplay ogg files, too bad :) Upgrade your sound program or something.

I lost my credit card, so I cancelled it and sent for a new one. Oh well,at least, for now, I have a moderate amount of money in the bank, so mydebit card will work.

Finally, as the topic, and last night's funky journal entry providescontext to, I've decided to light a symbolic bridge on fire, so I won'tbe burned trying to cross it later. There's still a chance that I mightlose, and a much slimmer chance that I might win, but more important isthat I get all of myself on the same page. I'm sure, reader, that you'veoccasionally had some pretty strong opinions on something that reallyshove you around in multiple directions. There's only so much turbulencethat one can take.. so sometimes it really can help, even if it appearsfoolish from the outside, to box oneself into one choice. It's possibleto undo any decision, should one prove to have been rash or irrational,but a temporary finality, as it were, can make life easier. :)

I was thinking about writing my counterargument to this out, but I have too manyother things to do (homework, studying, gah!).

Tags: love, music, politics, science

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