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2013-04-12 07:30:56 PM
So the longest lived people appeared to be the most conscious of their actions.

...or at least appeared to be. Were they teaching  The Prince in schools in 1910?
 
2013-04-12 07:31:10 PM
The fact that you haven't died yet
 
2013-04-12 07:32:20 PM
Subby should know better than to use his smartphone to submit links to Fark while driving.
 
2013-04-12 07:33:51 PM
So I guess he was killed by candlej
 
2013-04-12 07:37:52 PM
2 X chromosomes
 
2013-04-12 07:37:57 PM
No.
 
2013-04-12 07:38:10 PM
I should be dead already. Oooh, look, shiny thing!
 
2013-04-12 07:38:43 PM
I had to look up the meaning of conscie
 
2013-04-12 07:38:52 PM
It's true. I practice mindfulness meditation.
 
2013-04-12 07:39:27 PM
RTFA.

fark.
 
2013-04-12 07:39:48 PM
If this is so, then the poor should live longer if we dismantle the social safety net.
 
2013-04-12 07:41:50 PM
So if I'm conscientious enough to always wear clean underwear in case I get in an accident, then I will probably avoid getting in an accident in the first place. But then I wouldn't need to wear clean underwear... But then I might be more likely to get in an accident! Dammit, mom!
 
2013-04-12 07:42:52 PM
conscientious objecting saved the life of many a coward.
 
2013-04-12 07:43:17 PM

DraconianTotalitarian: It's true. I practice mindfulness meditation.


When you're supposed to be taking your meds and balancing your checkbook?

/a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
//a waste is a terrible thing to mind.
///valar morghulis
 
2013-04-12 07:46:40 PM
I read that as "consciousness" and was like "Duh".
 
2013-04-12 07:47:31 PM
I'm a Conscientious Objector

When I dropped out, tuned in, and turned on, I realized the gift is actually, truly, knowing what you can ignore.
 
2013-04-12 07:47:49 PM
You mean NOT looking down at your phone everywhere you go?

Uh-oh ...
 
2013-04-12 07:49:59 PM
but hte cutie at the florida carnival always read my hand and said i had a loooong life line..........
 
2013-04-12 07:50:14 PM

fusillade762: I read that as "consciousness" and was like "Duh".


Me too, and I was like "Wat?"
 
2013-04-12 07:53:08 PM

Yaxe: So the longest lived people appeared to be the most conscious of their actions.

...or at least appeared to be. Were they teaching  The Prince in schools in 1910?


Well it was written well before then.
 
2013-04-12 07:54:00 PM
F me.  I'm doomed.  On my desk right now-

A computer,
A monitor (actually, it's mounted to the wall)
A Printer
A microphone
A cellphone
A set of headphones

(so far so good)

5 loose rechargeable batteries
A 4 battery recharger
An empty mug of what was hot chocolate, with a spoon (needs to be cleaned)
A rent receipt
A dust rag
A backscratcher
A power strip
A couple wire adapters to some unknown device
A car adapter for my cellphone
A flashlight
A pile of poetry and lyrics
A Chris Thomas King CD which I still need to rip
3 stacks of CDs (2 of assorted CD's on a spindle, the third an unopened package of DVD-R's)
Molding clay (two small busts, a duck head, a race car and a harmonica, all sitting on a paper plate (a real paper plate, not a clay paper plate))
My digital camera
A stack of financial papers (well, maybe a pile, like a leaf pile would describe it's shape better.)
A random operating system disk
At least 18 harmonicas
Calipers
Scratch paper with phone numbers, song names and Skyrim console codes on it
A 7-harmonica harmonica case (with two more harmonicas)
A bottle of Kanka for the cut in my mouth
A Chromatic harmonica
Multiple screwdrivers
Various pieces of disassembled harmonicas- coverless combs/reedplates, combs
A couple writing implements
A musical potato shaker
A musical egg shaker (pink)
Screws
Mail
Telephone cord
Crayons (more random than 'writing implements' they came with a Dan & Rachel tape I bought at a show I think)
A decorated dowel that I spin sometimes when I'm feeling fidgety
Some random flyers
Some empty ink cartridges
A Michael Harrison CD
Some loose baggies with screws in them
A twisty tie (I don't know what it's for, the baggies are all ziplock style)
Some small 'dowels' for filling screw holes in furniture
A random piece of cut wood
Another microphone
A Coca Cola ballcap

All while waiting for my bass player to show up for a practice that we aren't having because by the time both he and the guitar player figured out we should be practicing it was too late for the guitar player but the bass player doesn't leave his cell phone on!
 
2013-04-12 07:54:38 PM
Ooo, piece of candy.

Squirrel!
 
2013-04-12 08:00:50 PM

Fano: conscientious objecting saved the life of many a coward.


Conscience Conscientiousness makes cowards of us all.
 
2013-04-12 08:21:37 PM
My grandmothers were both quite conscientious women. So are my parents, more than most of their families on either side. One grandmother would take hot meals to the village idiot and give him money when he came around trying to sell his TV to buy food. She would tell him to take a bath, which is something he would probably not think of on his own. The other grandmother went with the local Pentecostal Minister and pulled the town bootlegger and part-time whore out of a ditch. They were church-going Christian ladies who praticed rather than preached. One lived to nearly 90, the other to 87. They both outlived their husbands by quite a bit.

Both of them were teetotalers, non-smokers, never divorced, did their duty to families, friends and neighbours, and were gentle, kindly and good.

Being the daughter of a dairy farmer formed the character of my grandmother. You have to be very clean and hardworking to be a dairy farm and you never get a day off because the cows need milking EVERY DAY, usually at an ungodly hour. Dairy farmer or dairy maid is a job for those who are conscientious to the brink of obsessive compulsive disorder. One speck of shiat can spoil a whole day's milk. My grandmother never told a clean joke let alone a dirty one, but she was largely as placid as a cow. Not much brighter according to my Mother. Very like a cow: calm but prone to occasional panics.

My other grandmother was so sensitive to other people that she was almost psychic. She worried a lot but it was because she cared. People gave her quite a bit to worry about, to tell the truth, and she outlived a fair number of them.

Conscientious people may take risks, but they do their homework first. This is why these little old ladies who worked hard all their life and raised a bus-load of children to be productive members of society without much help from anybody turn out to be the ones who leave $20 million to a university they never got to attend. They do their homework when saving and investing, they live on love, fresh water and nothing a year, and their savings grow in their tiny hands the way money grows in the hands of a conservative value investor like Warren Buffett.

Jeanne Calument, the French woman who lived to 135, was the daughter of a grocer, if I recall correctly, and she didn't care much for Vincent Van Gogh--though he was dirty and smelly. Could she have been more bourgeoise?

I am not surprised that conscientious people live longer. While it is a more common trait among the people that might be called Purple Staters (who have the conscientiousness of genuine conservatives, and the kindness of genuine liberals), regardless of your politics, or religion, or class, the best life is one lived calmly, stoically, with a good heart and a clean slate. Tidy. Sensible. The kind of person who paints behind the furniture as well as th bits of wall you can see and sands, paints or varnishes the back of drawers. Because it is the right way to do things, not because they will be paid or judged on their work.

To quote Baudelaire, a poet's poet, Le plaisir nous use, le travail nous fortifie. Pleasure uses us up, work fortifies us.
 
2013-04-12 08:30:36 PM

JuniorII: So I guess he was killed by candlej


That is a poor attempt at bravery. Candlej isn't enough, everyone knows you need to say Candlejack for Candlejack to ap
 
2013-04-12 08:42:07 PM

HoratioGates: F me.  I'm doomed.  On my desk right now-

A computer,
A monitor (actually, it's mounted to the wall)
A Printer
A microphone
A cellphone
A set of headphones

(so far so good)

5 loose rechargeable batteries
A 4 battery recharger
An empty mug of what was hot chocolate, with a spoon (needs to be cleaned)
A rent receipt
A dust rag
A backscratcher
A power strip
A couple wire adapters to some unknown device
A car adapter for my cellphone
A flashlight
A pile of poetry and lyrics
A Chris Thomas King CD which I still need to rip
3 stacks of CDs (2 of assorted CD's on a spindle, the third an unopened package of DVD-R's)
Molding clay (two small busts, a duck head, a race car and a harmonica, all sitting on a paper plate (a real paper plate, not a clay paper plate))
My digital camera
A stack of financial papers (well, maybe a pile, like a leaf pile would describe it's shape better.)
A random operating system disk
At least 18 harmonicas
Calipers
Scratch paper with phone numbers, song names and Skyrim console codes on it
A 7-harmonica harmonica case (with two more harmonicas)
A bottle of Kanka for the cut in my mouth
A Chromatic harmonica
Multiple screwdrivers
Various pieces of disassembled harmonicas- coverless combs/reedplates, combs
A couple writing implements
A musical potato shaker
A musical egg shaker (pink)
Screws
Mail
Telephone cord
Crayons (more random than 'writing implements' they came with a Dan & Rachel tape I bought at a show I think)
A decorated dowel that I spin sometimes when I'm feeling fidgety
Some random flyers
Some empty ink cartridges
A Michael Harrison CD
Some loose baggies with screws in them
A twisty tie (I don't know what it's for, the baggies are all ziplock style)
Some small 'dowels' for filling screw holes in furniture
A random piece of cut wood
Another microphone
A Coca Cola ballcap

All while waiting for my bass player to show up for a practice that we aren't having because by the time both he and the guitar player figured out we should be practici ...


i think u forgot the cum rag.............
 
2013-04-12 09:11:16 PM
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2013-04-12 11:47:55 PM

your average maint. man: i think u forgot the cum rag.............


No, you can't leave those out.  They attract bugs.  Nothing on my desk spoils or attracts bugs.
 
2013-04-13 09:27:56 AM
"1. They are more likely to obey the rules, protecting their health and not engaging in risky behaviors such as smoking or driving without a seat belt. If a doctor tells them to take a medicine, they take every prescribed dose."

Ah slaves ... or is it just boring?

Me thinks (at least in part) that there be a Hamlet quote that is for this.

And let us never forget that "A long life might be good enough, but a good life is always long enough."

Do what thy wilt!

(oddly I got to this understand not via satanic doctrine (Thelema) but via a lovely Christian one Footprints in The Sand ... it was the only way I could reconcile dead children...)
 
2013-04-13 09:30:43 AM
*"Do what thou wilt."

Damn Drunk Farking (I am making this a new abbreviation ... DDF!)
 
2013-04-13 10:18:09 AM
that's a big word. what does it mean
 
2013-04-13 04:37:32 PM

brantgoose: Fano: conscientious objecting saved the life of many a coward.

Conscience Conscientiousness makes cowards of us all.


true that
 
2013-04-13 09:27:41 PM
Maybe I don't particularly want a long life. Why must it always be assumed that I do?
 
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