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(Big Think)   Yep, you're becoming the get off my lawn caricature of yourself. It's biology   (bigthink.com) divider line
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1267 clicks; posted to STEM » on 25 Sep 2022 at 1:14 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-25 12:00:40 PM  
It's as if once we stop learning, our brains begin to die.
 
2022-09-25 1:27:00 PM  
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2022-09-25 1:33:17 PM  
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2022-09-25 1:50:07 PM  

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Yes! This article is so true but the weird thing is that it feels pretty, pretty, pretty good.


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2022-09-25 2:08:04 PM  
And what the fark does that have to do with outer space?
 
2022-09-25 2:12:54 PM  
More like brain UNwiring, amirite?
 
2022-09-25 2:34:07 PM  
Weird.  For professional reasons, I spent my 50s becoming fairly fluent in Spanish, and learning to develop and code games. It wasn't easy, but the analogies to previous learning were helpful.
Also, you're treading on a freshly seeded area.
 
2022-09-25 2:49:25 PM  
Fark my lawn.
 
2022-09-25 2:52:01 PM  
Kind of like mine?

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2022-09-25 2:57:37 PM  

SMB2811: [Fark user image image 520x413]


I used to be kind of a Caren, but then I went the opposite way and I just get mellower and mellower as I age. Let it be, live and let live, all that hippie stuff.

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Or maybe because of my childhood my parents were loving and caring individuals and I'm just reverting to their early teachings. Along with everything I was forced to learn at church until I finally broke free of that nonsense as a preteen.
 
2022-09-25 3:02:52 PM  

SMB2811: [Fark user image image 520x413]


Yep. When I was 20 I cared about Stanley Tookie Williams III.
Today, I say treat gang members like terrorists and send them to black sites and gitmo. Round them all up. They make jail harder for all other inmates.
 
2022-09-25 3:08:49 PM  
Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug, uh, regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.
 
2022-09-25 3:13:48 PM  

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I remember realizing I went from a pro-Reagan kid & teen to a full blown Democrat (loved Clinton for getting the job done, but realized he hardly was a progressive) and figuring by old age I'd be a "bomb throwing anarchist".

Not far from how I'm ending up.  But anarchists share the same issues with libertarians and we've been all over that (the anarchists are just more honest about what they want.  But they'll get feudalism if they succeed).  So I'm more on the "cheer the squad and vote Biden" Democrat side.

/In many ways, not that far from the Reagan Democrats of my youth
//Yes he ignored AIDS, but it wasn't like Democratic Congressmen were pushing him hard on it
///The Cold War divided us more than social issues back then, much to the confusion of Millenials and later
 
2022-09-25 3:18:26 PM  

SomethingBetter76: Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug, uh, regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.


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2022-09-25 3:24:42 PM  
The older I get, the more I become "Leave me the fark alone and, while you're at it, leave other people the fark alone, too."

Case in point:

When I was younger, I was very anti-trans. Now? If it makes you happy and more comfortable with yourself, you go dude*.

In fact, the world would be a much better and place if a percentage of the population would stop telling the rest of the population what to do with themselves, how to think, how to act, and how to be.

Just leave people the fark alone to pursue life, liberty, and happiness so long as the pursuit of such does not infringe upon the rights of others to do the same.

/*"Dude" is gender neutral.
//We are all "dude".
///Except Station. Station is always Station.
 
2022-09-25 3:43:18 PM  

waxbeans: treat gang members like terrorists and send them to black sites

 
2022-09-25 3:47:59 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: SMB2811: [Fark user image 520x413] [View Full Size image _x_]

I remember realizing I went from a pro-Reagan kid & teen to a full blown Democrat (loved Clinton for getting the job done, but realized he hardly was a progressive) and figuring by old age I'd be a "bomb throwing anarchist".

Not far from how I'm ending up.  But anarchists share the same issues with libertarians and we've been all over that (the anarchists are just more honest about what they want.  But they'll get feudalism if they succeed).  So I'm more on the "cheer the squad and vote Biden" Democrat side.

/In many ways, not that far from the Reagan Democrats of my youth
//Yes he ignored AIDS, but it wasn't like Democratic Congressmen were pushing him hard on it
///The Cold War divided us more than social issues back then, much to the confusion of Millenials and later


I'm sympathetic to the idea of and consider myself to be an ansoc, but I'm also not nearly delusional enough to think that enough people are on board with the idea that I'll ever see that in my lifetime. I instead just try to tear down what I can and try to spread the message. Plant those seeds and hope humanity take it to heart before we destroy ourselves.

Some anarchists, both ansocs and ancaps, have never gotten past the "First, assume a spherical cow..." stage  of problem solving.
 
2022-09-25 3:54:04 PM  
This article doesn't mention the earlier shifts in mental function.
 
2022-09-25 4:03:01 PM  

Caelistis: The older I get, the more I become "Leave me the fark alone and, while you're at it, leave other people the fark alone, too."

Case in point:

When I was younger, I was very anti-trans. Now? If it makes you happy and more comfortable with yourself, you go dude*.

In fact, the world would be a much better and place if a percentage of the population would stop telling the rest of the population what to do with themselves, how to think, how to act, and how to be.

Just leave people the fark alone to pursue life, liberty, and happiness so long as the pursuit of such does not infringe upon the rights of others to do the same.

/*"Dude" is gender neutral.
//We are all "dude".
///Except Station. Station is always Station.


99% of people are decent and if I know they want to be referred to in a slightly different way its perfectly fine. People like Ezra Miller though? I will go out of my way to refer to him as him until he gets the serious mental help he needs and stops being a massive piece of shiat
 
2022-09-25 4:11:58 PM  
The last 18 months have seen me start having massive panic attacks.  So at least I have that to look foward to now that i'm over 40.
 
2022-09-25 4:33:49 PM  
I'm pretty liberal, but I yell at people that let their dog crap on my lawn, and yell at people to slow the Fark down when they speed past my house. Hell I'm considering petitioning the city to put a speedbump in front of my house. When I was young, I was the one getting yelled at for speeding thru the neighborhood, lol.
 
2022-09-25 5:42:50 PM  
And here I thought it was just because after 40-50+ years, you just get more and more fed up with the bullshiat and are less willing to put up with it.
 
2022-09-25 7:10:52 PM  
Does it help that my mental age never exceeded 14?
 
2022-09-25 8:32:14 PM  

Pestifer: Weird.  For professional reasons, I spent my 50s becoming fairly fluent in Spanish, and learning to develop and code games. It wasn't easy, but the analogies to previous learning were helpful.
Also, you're treading on a freshly seeded area.


Mushrooms help.
 
2022-09-25 9:01:13 PM  
I don't have a lawn.

BACK AWAY FROM THE STRAWBERRIES AND NO ONE GETS HURT.
 
2022-09-25 9:12:29 PM  
Only thing worse than being young and dumb is being old and dumb, I guess.
 
2022-09-25 10:55:24 PM  
That's it. I'm digging a moat.
 
2022-09-25 11:31:47 PM  
Have noticed my cognition starting to slide.

Tonight I grabbed hot sauce to put on some rice. Checked the scale on the side of the bottle, which I interpreted as mild (second mildest, in fact). I was just looking for some flavour.

Instead I added 15 LARGE drops of my second-hottest sauce, at 1 million Scoville. But of course I didn't really notice it too much until I was 1/4 way through, but I'm stubborn and stupid. It was only after I'd eaten the entire plate that I bothered to double check the bottle.

Tomorrow should be fun.
 
2022-09-26 12:08:11 AM  

LittleSmitty: I'm pretty liberal, but I yell at people that let their dog crap on my lawn, and yell at people to slow the Fark down when they speed past my house. Hell I'm considering petitioning the city to put a speedbump in front of my house. When I was young, I was the one getting yelled at for speeding thru the neighborhood, lol.


if the speedbump was made of dog doo you'd be killing two birds, one stone.
 
2022-09-26 1:58:05 AM  

Marksrevenge: Only thing worse than being young and dumb is being old and dumb, I guess.


Too soon old, and too late smart.  That's all I have to add, because I have to watch this Godzilla movie.  An original.  It is badass.
 
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