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Robert Greene, *48 Laws of Power* : "[Liberals] will display their weakness and lack of power as a moral virtue... Demanding equality in every area of life... Suppressing those who excel.": resist you To some people the notion of consciously playing powe ter how indirect-seems evil, asocial, a relic of the can opt out of the game by behaving in ways that have nothing to d power. You must beware of such people, for while the ions outwardly, they are often among the most adept players at They utilize strategies that cleverly disguise the nature of the man involved. These types, for example, will often display their weake lack of power as a kind of moral virtue. But true powerlessness w any motive of self-interest, would not publicize its weakness to gain thy or respect. Making a show of one's weakness is actually a ve strategy, subtle and deceptive, in the game of power (see Law 22, the Sun render Tactic) games no mat express Such opin- ers at power. ess pa ry efecive Another strategy of the supposed nonplayer is to demand equality every area of life. Everyone must be treated alike, whatever their stahus and strength. But if, to avoid the taint of power, you attempt to treat everyone equally and fairly, you will confront the problem that some people do cer tain things better than others. Treating everyone equally means ignoring their differences, elevating the less skillful and suppressing those who excel. Again, many of those who behave this way are actually deploying another power strategy, redistributing people's rewards in a way that bhey determine. Yet another way of avoiding the game would be perfect honesy an straightforwardness, since one of the main techniques of those power is deceit and secrecy. But being perfectly honest will inevi and insult a great many people, some of whom will choose to hn return. No one will see your honest statement as completely ob free of some personal motivation. And they will be right who see injure completely objective and In truth, the use of honesty is indeed a power strategy, intended to convn noble, good-hearted, selfless character. It is a form or p subtle form of coercion f persuasion, e ect an air of naivel hat they are after pove mears Bew Finally, those who claim to be nonplayers may tion that they are Robert Greene, *48 Laws of Power* : "[Liberals] will display their weakness and lack of power as a moral virtue... Demanding equality in every area of life... Suppressing those who excel."

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I should just go back to programming. Computers are straightforward at least.: Which you've now edited as being wrong No, that was my second comment down. Fourth comment in the chain. What part of the word "start" do you not understand? Gah... Why do people have to keep doing this? I'm not being unclear in my words. I explain myself clearly, even on the rarer occasions when I'm a bit off the ball, I'm not unclear about it. I take all sorts of special measures to make sure what I'm trying to express is as maximally crystal clear as it can possibly be... yet somehow, by means that are completely beyond my comprehension, people still manage to completely fucking fail to understand what I'm saying. Not a matter of merely not accepting it. Disagreement is inevitable. But complete failure to understand basic concepts communicated in a clear and literal manner is.... I don't even know. How the hell can people who are supposedly fluent in English screw up understanding what I'm saying so fucking often? It isn't rocket science! Like why the hell do I even bother being careful choosing my words if people are consistently just going to assume I mean something completely different than what I actually said? How is communication even supposed to work if words are assumed not to mean what they actually fucking mean? No. You know what? I'm not going to downvote you for this. It isn't your fault. This is just the tip of the iceberg The straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak. It isn't you. It is humanity. It is fucked in its many collective heads. It is so used to trying to communicate in weird-arse sarcasm and bullshit metaphors that creative interpretation is 90% of the game now. It doesn't matter what is said. Everyone just hearing what they want to hear Shaka, when the walls fell. Kadir beneath Mo Moteh I should just go back to programming. Computers are straightforward at least. permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply I should just go back to programming. Computers are straightforward at least.
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On sci-fi nomenclature: aethersea: aprilwitching: i think especially with relatively near future sci-fi and alternate present/just off reality sci-fi and fantasy, it's a lot more effective to play off of "this word is the same, but the thing it refers to is in fact different than what you'll initially picture or assume" than to invent a bunch of cutesy fake slang (again, ESPECIALLY for things we already have good words for) like, for a real life example of what im talking about- we had "phones" in 1977, and we still have "phones" in 2017, but MAN would a time traveler from the 7os be confused by the things we call "phones" now, and the ways we use and relate to them- "im typing this text post on my phone and autocorrect keeps cramping my style" is a straightforward and easily understandable sentence to me in 2017. it would sound like word salad to someone from 1977. (how can you TYPE something on a PHONE?? what does "post" mean in this context, or "text"? the fuck is "autocorrect"??) but we still call them "phones", you know, and not, idk, "cyberrectangles" interplanetary shuttle system makes use of automated, pre-scheduled wormholes to get you to your day job on mars every morning still called taking the bus super high-tech window protectors that keep out the deadly light of the ultra-bright sun? "close the curtains, tom, it's almost dawn." your zero-g space station's air filtration system is malfunctioning, threatening to cause a fiery explosion as all the waste co2 builds up in the engine room rather thain the greenhouse? time to call the plumber. On sci-fi nomenclature
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