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Old 03-14-2010, 01:51 AM   #766
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Don't know about you guys, but all the school drop outs here in Toronto are pretty much idiots I can't see anyone dropping out of school and being better off than someone else UNLESS they revolutionalize the world a la Google, Youtube, Facebook, etc.

You don't have to have a one-hit overnight invention.

The people who are successful and dropout are generally those who are extremely creative. And that doesn't necessarily mean art. It can be business (mark cuban), fashion (tommy hilfiger), technology (bill gates) or anything.

School is essentially committing other people's ideas to memory. The people who have the ideas that others go to school to learn, don't need a resume or a transcript to prove anything to anyone. Their ideas and innovations are the ones driving the fabric of society.

It's the majority public who don't have ideas that have to be able to go to an employer and say "here, this is what i was able to learn."

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Old 03-14-2010, 01:53 AM   #767
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I like Lamar's Dwight from the Office look. Need to get him a puke yellow button up shirt
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:55 AM   #768
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #769
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Also, whats with the implicit racist undertones? Asians are as artistic and multi-talented as any other group of people.

Perhaps he meant Asian as a culture instead of Asian as a race?

An asian and a caucasion growing up in America will essentially be the same in terms of creativity and thought process, but not necessarily someone who grew up in China.

I don't know about other Asian languages but I know Chinese is an extremely simplistic, restrictive language. And language is one of the most direct factors in thought process. There's a reason why Chinese are essentially known for math. You can't write beautiful poetry in Chinese because they don't have near the superlatives or synonyms as in Romance languages. Their creativity is necessarily stifled by the language.

The idea that Chinese and other Asians are somewhat "robotic" in personality is no coincidence. And the fact that they are so enamored and fascinated with things like rap music and american celebrities and the like is not as well. Theirs is a very singularly focused culture. Traditionally there aren't nearly as many colors on the pallet so to speak. For them, not working a standard 9-5 isn't really a consideration, because there is no other forms of expression or production to consider (relative to American culture, of course). It's just not even something they'd think about.

So what AtomSmasher said is correct. In an Asian circle, not going the academic route is probably considered perilous and illogical. But that's simply their perception.

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Old 03-14-2010, 02:00 AM   #770
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Perhaps he meant Asian as a culture instead of Asian as a race?

An asian and a caucasion growing up in America will essentially be the same in terms of creativity and thought process, but not necessarily someone who grew up in China.

I don't know about other Asian languages but I know Chinese is an extremely simplistic, restrictive language. And language is one of the most direct factors in thought process. There's a reason why Chinese are essentially known for math. You can't write beautiful poetry in Chinese because they don't have near the superlatives or synonyms as in Romance languages. Their creativity is necessarily stifled by the language.
i like your style kid.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:06 AM   #771
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i like your style kid.

indeed, i actually added a few further clarifications.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:06 AM   #772
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indeed, i actually added a few further clarifications.
i read them and enjoyed them, along with everything else i've read from you in your short posting career.

keep up the good work.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:07 AM   #773
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i like your style kid.
I was thinking the same thing. Top newcomer award is still up for grabs, DeAndre. Go get that thang.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:08 AM   #774
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i read them and enjoyed them, along with everything else i've read from you in your short posting career.

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Old 03-14-2010, 02:09 AM   #775
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no homo but I want his body.




You prepared to take the bad with the good?
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:13 AM   #776
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:16 AM   #777
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:34 AM   #778
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Ha, graduate plant physiology is insane and so is autecology. If I did it for humans I could be a medical dr, but that doesn't interest me.

You have no idea what you're talking about GP. I've taken, physiology, chemistry, molecular biology, community ecology, autecology, landscape ecology. I can walk outside and tell you everything that's happening from the sub-cellular level all the way up to massive ecoregions.

I even said don't tell me what "classes you took" or anything like that, and thats exactly what you do. What are you MASTERING in. It's none of those you listed above. It's forestry lol.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:36 AM   #779
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I even said don't tell me what "classes you took" or anything like that, and thats exactly what you do. What are you MASTERING in. It's none of those you listed above. It's forestry lol.

It's all the above. You still don't get graduate academia. On top of that, I posted my full professional career. You know, I've actually been in the work force. Like gotten hired, been promoted, etc.

Have you ever had a job? Have you had a degree? Have you published a paper? I'm just waiting for anything beyond going to auto shows.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:37 AM   #780
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School is essentially committing other people's ideas to memory. The people who have the ideas that others go to school to learn, don't need a resume or a transcript to prove anything to anyone.

This is the biggest load of shit I have ever read. I don't like your style kid.
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Their ideas and innovations are the ones driving the fabric of society.
Welfare loving Bohemian artfags don't drive society. They'd like to think they do.
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