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Thread: Do you strive to be average?

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I think it's because they live mainly in the present, rather than dwelling negatively on the past or obsessing anxiously about the future.
    And perhaps one doesn't even have to be retarded to do this.
    The "Be Here Now" movement popularized this ideology in the late 60s, encouraging people to, well.... be here now.
    On the downside, it's kind of hard to come up with contingency plans that way; I suspect it works best for the privileged, who rarely need them.
    Or the hippie counter culture of the 60's. I would think that people who didn't care about property and espoused communal living were fairly happy with what they had. Either way, retards are happy.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    I guess it's good to be above average,just look at Hitler,Stalin,Mao,there's something worth striving for.

    Average=Knowing right from wrong, and having enough common sense to Know it.
    Above average=Knowing right from wrong,but not having enough common sense to know it.
    Over educated=Knowing right from wrong,having common sense,but not using it.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Average people make the world go round.
    And they have a hard time of it.
    So Ive got respect for them.

    But nah.
    Not striving to follow their lead.

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Or the hippie counter culture of the 60's. I would think that people who didn't care about property and espoused communal living were fairly happy with what they had. Either way, retards are happy.
    Didn't you get the memo?

    In the 80s, the hippies all saw the light and became yuppies -- who then began the drive towards the vast, blind consumerism that we've seen ever since.

    Ironic, isn't it?

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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Didn't you get the memo?

    In the 80s, the hippies all saw the light and became yuppies -- who then began the drive towards the vast, blind consumerism that we've seen ever since.

    Ironic, isn't it?
    How can somebody who was AT LEAST 40 in the 1980 be a yuppie? Isn't a Yuppie a Young Urban profession in his late 20s early 30s? Not much of a yuppie if you're in your 40s.
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    Re: Do you strive to be average?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How can somebody who was AT LEAST 40 in the 1980 be a yuppie? Isn't a Yuppie a Young Urban profession in his late 20s early 30s? Not much of a yuppie if you're in your 40s.
    The full-fledged hippie movement continued well into the mid-70s in many areas, and beyond that in isolated, diehard pockets. Hell, I still know some hippies, but they're mid-50s and over.
    I myself was born into a hippie commune-type situation in 1974 (admittedly, it was already running out of steam, and would be over entirely within a few years).
    To have been an actual hippie (as opposed to a child born into the hippie movement), one could have been... in one's late 20s in 1980, if one got into hippiedom at a young age, and on the tail end of the movement.
    I'd say only the oldest ones would've been 40 in 1980.
    "Trust no one over 30" was a common hippie motto.
    It was largely a youth movement.
    People who are young in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974.... are not going to be frickin' forty in 1980.
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