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    Re: Existential question

    Life is short; nobody has time to find out what's inside everyone, even if it is what actually matters.

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    Re: Existential question

    Life is too short to make snap judgments.

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    Re: Existential question

    Quote Originally Posted by llanitedave View Post
    Life is too short to make snap judgments.
    Not true; I just made a couple of them, and I still have time to eat some snack crackers and make a few posts before going to bed.

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    Re: Existential question

    As an existentialist, I know that existence comes before essence. Hence, each person's world is purely a manifestation of the conditions of his existence.

    Take for instance, the expression "Is your glass half-full or half-empty?"

    For me, my glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. It simply contains a measure of water equal to 50% of its nominal maximum volume.

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    Re: Existential question

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolai D. View Post
    Its whats inside that matters
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    U never got a second chance to make a first impression
    I agree.

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    Re: Existential question

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolai D. View Post
    Its whats inside that matters
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    U never got a second chance to make a first impression

    what do u think?
    This is a question that sits fine in a contrived environment.

    In the real world we have chaos - an infinite number of possible 'meeting' scenarios.
    Where the first impression is gained from a momentary glance across a crowded room, to a workspace environment where meeting is thereafter constant.

    If you see somebody that doesn't fit your bill, then you're not gonna seek them out.
    If you work with them you're gonna get to know if like them or not.

    So the required answer to the question changes, depending upon the environment, whether you match your presentation to the other parties desires, and whether you actually have inside you, what they are looking for.

    But the real word answer, in most cases, is that after making a good first impression...... you've still got to follow through with 'who you are'.
    Exceptions will be 'the con trick' - either malicious, or simply personal advancement beyond ones abilities.

    These are basic facts of life, that we're all aware of.
    Therefore one doesn't need to have studied existentialism to arrive at this answer.
    Through the normal interactions of life we learn this.
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    All environments are contrived along with their answers ...

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    Re: Existential question

    Existential question pfffr ...

    The Backyard was closed some time ago

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    Re: Existential question

    The Backyard was closed some time ago
    ..and so is this thread.
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    Re: Existential question

    In a moment of existential dissonance, my colleague closed this thread.

    I have reopened it for your viewing enjoyment.

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