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Does this speak to anyone else?
zorialoki comments on Sep 13, 2018:
I have big dogs, great snugglers and shoulders
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 14, 2018:
@zorialoki that IS crazy. Mine disappear when anyone comes over. And do very little damage.
This is purely anecdotal, but on the topic of senior dating..... it seems in many cases that there ...
FrayedBear comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Have you read my profile?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 14, 2018:
@FrayedBear Hard to say but I would posit that generally when we're stating traits we desire in a mate, they are often those that were missing in a previous relationship
Does this speak to anyone else?
zorialoki comments on Sep 13, 2018:
I have big dogs, great snugglers and shoulders
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 14, 2018:
I have cats. They're not too supportive :)
Does this speak to anyone else?
TheDoubter comments on Sep 13, 2018:
time to get tough and help yourself
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 14, 2018:
That sounded a little cold. Hey... I've been doing that all my life, but sometimes you need some support and feedback from someone who's there for you..
Does this speak to anyone else?
Squirrel comments on Sep 13, 2018:
Reminds me of this.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 14, 2018:
Yes. I always say I'd rather be alone than wish I were
This is purely anecdotal, but on the topic of senior dating..... it seems in many cases that there ...
hipchick57 comments on Sep 12, 2018:
I haven't. But my new love has my father's name. Freaky in the throws of passion!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 13, 2018:
I can imagine ?
This is purely anecdotal, but on the topic of senior dating..... it seems in many cases that there ...
Angelamelek comments on Sep 13, 2018:
I dont compare myself... to my dates last partner. I ask myself what do I want and does it match with what he wants?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 13, 2018:
I'm not saying I compare myself to their last partner. I'm saying they do
This is purely anecdotal, but on the topic of senior dating..... it seems in many cases that there ...
FrayedBear comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Have you read my profile?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 13, 2018:
@FrayedBear I may have missed something, but I feel the same way you do about deal-breakers. There are certain categories of people with whom I cannot agree to disagree... So I have to first screen for the ultra religious, Trump lovers, and non supporters of the rights of women minorities, LGBT, animals, and hunters, since these things conflict with my core values. But when it comes right down to it, in the final analysis, it's all about being emotionally physically and intellectually attracted to another person, and you cannot do that without meeting them face-to-face
This is purely anecdotal, but on the topic of senior dating..... it seems in many cases that there ...
FrayedBear comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Have you read my profile?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 12, 2018:
Great profile. Loved the video!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
genessa comments on Sep 11, 2018:
many people use this as a reason to disbelieve in a god. however, these questions do not disprove the existence of gods, just the existence of benevolent, human-involved gods. this quotation illustrates a reason to dislike a god in which one believes, not to disbelieve in any gods. the reason to ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 12, 2018:
I understand your point but I believe the quote had more to do with questioning the inconsistencies and contradictions around the belief that god exists in the first place. The attributes with which a god is endowed can't simultaneously exist. A god that has the power to prevent evil but doesn't is in conflict with the benevolence with which that god is supposedly endowed... and is summarily dismissed with BS rationales about God's will
Hi. I'm on the South side near the lake.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Welcome! I'm in the opposite corner ... way north and far west of you.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 8, 2018:
@taichifan We had community pride but I don't remember anything about North side pride. But then it's been a long time. Honestly I didn't know anything South of Devon avenue
Another holiday weekend coming up. All those barbecues and outdoor concerts and festivals and ...
Shelton comments on Sep 4, 2018:
My favorite holiday is January 2. That is when all the hoopla is over!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 6, 2018:
Absolutely! I don't like all the confusion, the traffic, the crowded stores, etc.
Another holiday weekend coming up. All those barbecues and outdoor concerts and festivals and ...
bleurowz comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Not a big fan myself. I'm always relieved when these type of holidays are over.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 3, 2018:
Almost there. Everything got rained out here anyway
Another holiday weekend coming up. All those barbecues and outdoor concerts and festivals and ...
Wendy965 comments on Sep 1, 2018:
I agree!! My step-sister, who rarely invites me to anything, invited me to come out camping in her backyard with other friends (for those of us who didn't get enough over the summer). I was actually looking forward to it, but joked with a friend (via text) that I would probably still spend most of ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 1, 2018:
Yeah I hear you. An evening of making small talk with strangers is not my thing. I'd rather talk to the dogs too
I went to CVS today to pick up a prescription and there was a young woman with two little girls, ...
sweetcharlotte comments on Sep 1, 2018:
CVS Pharmacist should have loaded a syringe with some epinephrine and gave the three year old an injection right then. Also called 911 for transport. Insurance would have paid for it then.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Sep 1, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck I agree. The insurance companies are in charge of our health. Not a good situation.
Another holiday weekend coming up. All those barbecues and outdoor concerts and festivals and ...
bubaj50 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
Every day is mine! I’m retired!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 31, 2018:
I'm retired too, but I like it when things are normal and quiet
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I not only listen to that little voice in my head, but carry on full conversations with it. Nobody listens more intently to me than myself.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 27, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck I call myself names. One day I got mad at myself for the constant barrage of insults and actually said out loud, "Quit calling yourself names, asshole"
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Sounds like some pretty good inner wisdom there. Made a bit of a study of this over the years. Keep a pad and pen by the bed as, on most occasions, you will not remember the word when you awake.. You'll remember the essence and that is even more frustrating! Also, don't stop with the initial...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 27, 2018:
@Geoffrey51 yes I studied Jung and Freud workings towards my psych degree. Memories, dreams, reflections I think
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
Byrdsfan comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Was there another phrase you might have forgotten, like, "Discuss among yourself"? This is a great food-for-thought line, and reminds me of the kinds of dreams I remember often. And the fun part of it having the space hover over you for the first few hours of the day. What arguments for or ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 23, 2018:
I actually just responded below to Geoffrey51 relative to that thought. I'm in a period of change right now, and it made me think that perhaps I sometimes don't give myself enough credit for my own capabilities. This "dream" or whatever it was came shortly after I attended a lecture on metaphysics. They said that dreams are messages about the dreamer and review what he or she learned or was thinking about during the past day or two. We select our own self judgments and your higher self knows the truth. It was very interesting.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Sounds like some pretty good inner wisdom there. Made a bit of a study of this over the years. Keep a pad and pen by the bed as, on most occasions, you will not remember the word when you awake.. You'll remember the essence and that is even more frustrating! Also, don't stop with the initial...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 23, 2018:
I took it to have something to do with our own self-imposed limiting beliefs. What do you think? Some people are much greater than their self-image and others much less....
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
Edgeward comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Obviously aliens or evil spirits are trying to influence your thoughts, I would sleep with tinfoil in your nightcap!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 22, 2018:
Oh that's what I did wrong. I put the tin foil in my shoe
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I rarely remember my dreams, and I'm not even sure if it ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I not only listen to that little voice in my head, but carry on full conversations with it. Nobody listens more intently to me than myself.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 22, 2018:
I'm one up on you. I argue with myself lol
Hello, you must be going.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
A friend of mine had one that said GO AWAY. The perfect unwelcome mat for an introvert
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 15, 2018:
@Heather2367 check Amazon for starters. They have everything
Hello, you must be going.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
A friend of mine had one that said GO AWAY. The perfect unwelcome mat for an introvert
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 14, 2018:
@Heather2367 They're available online. I don't remember the name of the website, but if you google it you'll find it. They had some hilarious ones.
Sometimes it's hard being an introvert. Where do introverts go to meet a possible significant other?...
itsmedammit comments on Aug 14, 2018:
You could start a meetup for introverts. I actually belong to one.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 14, 2018:
There's something oxymoronic about that concept ?
I was having kind of a blah day today... but then I found a tiny little chocolate egg I had ...
racnismylife comments on May 28, 2018:
Gotta love milk chocolate. mmmm good
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 10, 2018:
@PickledRick I love Aldi. Simple and convenient. And the price is right.
When someone calls me and very apologetically says they have to cancel our meeting or lunch or ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 31, 2018:
I had one friend who was always late. I'd be pulling into the parking lot of the place where we were supposed to meet and I'd get the call that she was running 5 or 10 minutes behind and she'd show up half an hour later with some lame excuse... like she had to wash her hair five minutes before we ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 4, 2018:
@Bierbasstard I actually moved on to other friends who are more considerate. Being late, almost intentionally is just rude.
When someone calls me and very apologetically says they have to cancel our meeting or lunch or ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 31, 2018:
I had one friend who was always late. I'd be pulling into the parking lot of the place where we were supposed to meet and I'd get the call that she was running 5 or 10 minutes behind and she'd show up half an hour later with some lame excuse... like she had to wash her hair five minutes before we ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Aug 2, 2018:
@Bierbasstard See I don't get that. If you know you have to be somewhere at a certain time, then you know when you have to leave to me there on time. What's the big deal?
I've recently become aware that I have a problem recognizing and remembering faces. I get a general...
Salo comments on Jul 29, 2018:
I've had this issue all my life. Probably not severe, I can recognise family members, although there are two nieces I often confuse which is awkward when I'm talking to one of them about the other! But I wouldn't call it mild either. Do you find it can make you anxious in gatherings? I've never been...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 31, 2018:
If course it causes some anxiety. Try as I might I simply can't remember the faces of the people I meet. I'm invited to a neighbor's summer party every year. I know I've probably met the people there before, but for the life of me, I can't remember them. But once I've interacted with a person a number of times, I then can remember their faces when I see them.
I am a social introvert. I'll go out, but only if invited and its with people I know and trust. But,...
LibbyGirlWen comments on Jul 30, 2018:
I am the same way. I hate going places alone, but unfortunalty my friends are married and never want to go do anything. I used to DJ weddings too. When people ask, I say I am an extrovert/introvert. I love to have a good time, and see others have a good time. But I too need to be with at least ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 31, 2018:
Except for the DJing part, I could have written that post.
When someone calls me and very apologetically says they have to cancel our meeting or lunch or ...
JenBeberstein comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I have a friend who cancels 2 out of every 3 times we make plans. It always makes my day!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 31, 2018:
Grrrrr!
I am an social-anxiety ridden introvert. I'm proud be an introvert. It means I've read books, ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 22, 2018:
You're among friends. It's been very therapeutic for me to find that the people in this group share my feelings. Welcome to the group.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 23, 2018:
@myownmind same here!
Why Post Pics With Your Kids on a Dating Site?
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
I just think it says "Hey, I'm normal. and not a scammer from Nigeria" A friend of mine married a guy she met on a dating site and I remember her telling me that she was initially attracted to him specifically because he had posted a sweet photo of himself with his little granddaughter.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 17, 2018:
@Paul4747 from a woman's perspective.... I think they assume you're we're lonely and desperate and within 48 hours they're professing deep feelings for someone they've never met. My first encounter of the type was with a guy who said he was going to Africa on business... some massive construction project he was running... and he wanted to stop in Chicago and meet me on his way back. He said he hoped his email came to me as a "piece of golden tone" whatever the hell that means :). I was never really interested, but now I was already pretty sure he wasn't for real. Anyway, he sent me photos from allegedly from Africa and pretty soon I got this email whining about financial issues and "Darling could you send me $5,000 immediately and I promise I'll pay you back as soon as I get to Chicago". Buh bye! Another guy said he lived in McHenry county, not far from me. When I pressed him for exactly where in McHenry County, he sent me a Wikipedia entry about McHenry County, California. I'm in Illinois. But it is sad how many people fall for it. Then there's the one where they say they inherited a huge sum of money and need the help of a total stranger to get it out of whatever country they're supposedly in. All you have to do is send them some money in good faith and they'll split the inheritance with you.
I just thought of another dream I had that was totally unnerving. I dreamed that I was sitting at a...
hankster comments on Jul 16, 2018:
that's terrible to go through I'm sorry.... but it sounds like a great first scene of a movie.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 17, 2018:
No kidding!
I just thought of another dream I had that was totally unnerving. I dreamed that I was sitting at a...
Surfpirate comments on Jul 16, 2018:
I wonder why it was a man who was the one with the gun, is it possible the man was representative of the husband you were going through the divorce with?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
Hmmmm....I never thought of that. Maybe
Dating after 50
Anonbene comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I'm 65 I have 3 "lady friends" I see regularly. I read about 100 of these responses and with all due respect you all seem to have one thing in common. The reak of desperation. The ladies universal complaint seems to be is all men want just one thing. Conversely the men's universal complaint ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
I don't think it's fair to assume people are desperate because they want to be in a satisfying relationship with a compatible person. Companionship is a basic human need.
Just wanted to say hello. South West burbs here.
FIREmedic comments on Jul 16, 2018:
Hello! Quiet group it seems. No chat since I joined.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
It's kind of a standing joke that the introvert chat room is always empty :)
When I was a small child under 10 I had a dream that I came home from school at lunch time and ...
Iam4MY comments on Jul 16, 2018:
I still have dreams that I'm late for school. I haven't been in school in over 15 years!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
And the other one is going to class and finding out there's a test that you didn't study for. I've had that one.
When I was a small child under 10 I had a dream that I came home from school at lunch time and ...
Bjy001 comments on Jul 16, 2018:
That must be frustrating. I don't imagine you end up waking rested after a night like that.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
Well it's more puzzling than disturbing. The first one when I was little scared me. But after that I would just wake up thinking... lost again
When I was a small child under 10 I had a dream that I came home from school at lunch time and ...
CallMeDave comments on Jul 16, 2018:
If I were to try and guess a meaning, I'd wonder if you feel like something is missing in life in general. Or maybe you moved lot? But it f course, interpretting isn't always wise. Is it?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
There was something major missing... a father. He left when I was 2 and my brother was 6. This was in the 40's when divorce was fairly rare and every kid I knew had a father
When I was a small child under 10 I had a dream that I came home from school at lunch time and ...
hankster comments on Jul 16, 2018:
odd... makes me wonder if you weren't constantly reminded by your mom or something to not forget so and so, or don't lose so and so.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
I don't remember anything like that, but it could be....
When I was a small child under 10 I had a dream that I came home from school at lunch time and ...
Surfpirate comments on Jul 16, 2018:
It sounds like you feel something is missing and you don't know how to find whatever it is to fill this void.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 16, 2018:
Bingo!
Why Post Pics With Your Kids on a Dating Site?
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
I just think it says "Hey, I'm normal. and not a scammer from Nigeria" A friend of mine married a guy she met on a dating site and I remember her telling me that she was initially attracted to him specifically because he had posted a sweet photo of himself with his little granddaughter.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 14, 2018:
Well the other thing is I'm far less suspicious if the person mentions local spots of interest, restaurants, bars, etc.... so that I know they are actually from the area.
Monet's Pond
ProudMary comments on Jul 12, 2018:
So beautiful.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 12, 2018:
@ProudMary Drives me nuts. Such a beautiful planet....
Monet's Pond
ProudMary comments on Jul 12, 2018:
So beautiful.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 12, 2018:
@Lukian Something's missing.... oh I know! Plastic
Do you have a "5 year plan"?
Normanbites comments on Jul 11, 2018:
I don't even buy green bananas any more.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 12, 2018:
Hey that's MY line LOL
This one is just for fun. This guy is SO creative!! I happen to LOVE percussion so it made my day....
starwatcher-al comments on Jul 10, 2018:
If you love percussion do you know of Sandy Nelson?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
@starwatcher-al thanks I just listened to it and I do remember it. I just didn't recognize his name. Do you remember Topsy Part 2?
This one is just for fun. This guy is SO creative!! I happen to LOVE percussion so it made my day....
starwatcher-al comments on Jul 10, 2018:
If you love percussion do you know of Sandy Nelson?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
No I don't think I do, Starwatcher-al
New planet forming. Fascinating article from BBC News [bbc.com]
Bigwavedave comments on Jul 10, 2018:
Thanks for sharimg
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
My pleasure
I sometimes wonder how extroverts feel when they're not around people. Is it difficult for them to ...
CuriousCreature comments on Jul 10, 2018:
Probably something like: https://youtu.be/5rOiW_xY-kc
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
OMG that's my "cry song". I love it
Just want to say how much I enjoy this group. It's been a real eye opener to see how many other ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I was bullied in 6th grade by a bunch of mean girls to the point of not wanting to go to school. But that eventually passed, and I moved on. I went to a high school where social clubs were rampant, so I always felt left out til my senior year when I finally made it into one of them. That didn't ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
@myownmind I completely agree. I can be having a great conversation with someone and then another person will join us, and I suddenly get pushed out because I don't like to compete for talk time and lots of people are just overpowering.
I sometimes wonder how extroverts feel when they're not around people. Is it difficult for them to ...
Nitsujito comments on Jul 10, 2018:
My workplace is busy and loud, and everybody is on top of everybody else most of the time. Even so, some people who won't go to lunch until a friend is ready to join them.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
@zorialoki I do both frequently. I just make sure I get a booth against a wall or in a corner where I can keep an eye on the enemy :)
Godless Vagina
PhitDoctor50 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Republicans are in favor of small government. So small it will fit in your vagina.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
@Cast1es It wasn't yet available when I wrote that post :)
So, do introverts have friends that are also introverts, and do you ever sit around and discuss your...
wdwyer comments on Jul 10, 2018:
Once an introvert, always an introvert, although introverts can be good at displaying extroverted behavior. We just have to make more of an effort. I've always gotten in trouble by being attracted to opposites. It's good in the beginning but comes back to bite you in the ass sooner or later. I ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
That is very true. I was a sales rep for the last 15 years of my work life and I had to be "on" all the time. I did really well, partially because there was no social risk involved. It was just business. But what gave me the most trepidation were the times when I was invited to a client's retirement party or bridal shower. Ugh. Other than that I could fake extroversion pretty well.
Just want to say how much I enjoy this group. It's been a real eye opener to see how many other ...
Annitonn comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I actually found out I was popular. I thought most people hated me. I still feel like most people don’t like me
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 10, 2018:
I don't feel like that. But I can't understand for the life of me why people DO like me.
Ok so this seems accurate?
Gatovicolo comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Or women are trained to see men as vectors for material support?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 6, 2018:
@Gatovicolo If you read one of my earlier posts it might clarify my position on the topic
Ok so this seems accurate?
Gatovicolo comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Or women are trained to see men as vectors for material support?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 6, 2018:
@Gatovicolo I don't think I implied that
Ok so this seems accurate?
Gatovicolo comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Or women are trained to see men as vectors for material support?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 6, 2018:
@Gatovicolo I don't buy into that. There are always going to be opportunists and takers, both men and women. But most women pull their weight financially these days. I was also raised by a single mother and she did a helluva good job in an era where an unskilled woman's work opportunities were very limited.
Ok so this seems accurate?
benhmiller comments on Jul 6, 2018:
one of my face book friends asked what do you look for in a mate. Well I listed friendly, intelligence, good sense of humor then said not obese well when they got to obese I became superficial and unfeeling and so forth. they said thy would not matter what they looked like as long as they were good....
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 6, 2018:
I think most people want to be with someone who's attractive to them, and that standard is different for each individual. Perhaps you're not attracted to short people, or dark skinned people or overweight people, and your mind reacts accordingly. That is not to say that you might not meet someone who doesn't come close to fitting into your template and fall in love anyway. Likewise, I have met a lot of men who fit perfectly, but there was absolutely no attraction. You don't tell your heart who to love. Your heart tells you.
Extremely important topic... now, more than ever. We've taken a quantum leap backwards since Orange ...
Kokovoko1 comments on Jul 5, 2018:
So very true. And so many people refuse to admit this. One of the problems with most of our leaders is that they’ve never been real people... never been poor, never known poor people, or troubled people, or even almost middle class people who are still only a paycheck away from poverty. Our ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
What was I just reading about confiscating driver's licenses from people who can't afford to pay their court costs. By taking away their license they also took away their ability to work, as well as their ability to vote for lack of an ID, etc, thereby exacerbating their situation. How ridiculous is that? I believe our new heroine, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is moving to restore their licenses, along with their self respect and their right to vote
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
WilliamFleming comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Evil is just stuff we don’t like. From a higher perspective, it might be that things are as they ought to be and as they must be. Epicurus had a limited perspective, thinking of God in human terms.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
@jlynn37 But again, we are part of nature and the universe, and, as Carl Sagan said, we are all made of star stuff. So I have to contradict you on that point.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
HeyHiHullo comments on Jun 21, 2018:
https://youtu.be/kvfa_NzZqhQ
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
@HeyHiHullo That video was absolutely fascinating. The concept totally makes sense. The analogy to the motion picture film was stunning. I will watch it again later (without interruptions) when I have a more time . I will also look at the 12 universal laws. Thank you very much for the recommendations!!! Good stuff!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
WilliamFleming comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Evil is just stuff we don’t like. From a higher perspective, it might be that things are as they ought to be and as they must be. Epicurus had a limited perspective, thinking of God in human terms.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
@jlynn37 I don't know.... None of us know. I like to think that we're all part of a common consciousness, although sharing a consciousness with some people doesn't appeal to me. I won't mention names. I'll just look in the direction of Washington D.C.
Extremely important topic... now, more than ever. We've taken a quantum leap backwards since Orange ...
Kokovoko1 comments on Jun 22, 2018:
And i believe he will continue to take away the safety net for all the underprivileged in our country. The middle class is even disappearing, working more jobs, having to fight harder just to stay afloat. It's not sustainable. Thanks for joining. I look forward to some good discussions here!
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
Thank you. There are so many theories out there about the goals of the conservatives that I don't know which one to believe. But I tend to lean towards the idea that they want all the wealth in the country for themselves and they want everybody else to be poor and obedient or in jail. Decimate the resources of this beautiful planet, profitize everything under private ownership, and make the middle class pay for it until there is no middle class anymore and we're all impoverished. The irony is how will the obscenely rich enjoy their status if there is no one left to envy them?
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
Paul4747 comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Didn't Lex Luthor paraphrase this in a dreadfully boring movie recently? :)
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
He did. I found it. Lex Luthor: See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Jo, 'cause God is tribal. God takes sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
HeyHiHullo comments on Jun 21, 2018:
https://youtu.be/kvfa_NzZqhQ
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
I'm glad you posted that. I have been saying for years that we live in a binary world... That you cannot have good without evil, wealth without poverty, sickness without health, and particularly, nothing without something..... which is the problem I have with the Big Bang Theory by the way
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not ...
TheMiddleWay comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Are humans willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then we are not potent. Are we able but not willing? Then we are not benevolent. Are we both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Are we neither willing nor able? Then why call us Human?" -- TheMiddleWay
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
@rayfunrelax I couldn't agree more. I've been a conscious vegetarian for over 20 years for that reason. People fail to connect what's on their plate with its origin. Once you make that connection you cannot, will not, continue to eat animal products, wear their skins and collect their parts as trophies
Dealing with family and loved ones
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Unfortunately, Christians tend to be intolerant of people who don't believe as they do. We're seeing more and more of that. I don't care what people do or don't believe, as long as they don't try to impose it on me. I tell my Christian friends they have my blessing to pray for me... but not in my...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
@Minta79 yes, I probably didn't make that clear. That is his reason for becoming involved. And for now, you're correct....
Imagine having this view out your window. These were taken in a residential community in Lake ...
WalterWhite comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Beautiful. Looks like my neighborhood, but I have to walk 10 minutes to see the lakes and streams.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
Lucky you too ?
Imagine having this view out your window. These were taken in a residential community in Lake ...
Sheannutt comments on Jul 5, 2018:
That is really beautiful place, I was born in Illinois been back many times and it is beautiful up there.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
I googled the town name this morning and it has an absolutely fascinating history of wooly Mastodon hunters, archaic and woodland Indians, Potawatomi lore, and artifacts showing evidence of the earliest known humans in the area. I was totally blown away by what I was reading.
Imagine having this view out your window. These were taken in a residential community in Lake ...
Sucellus comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Love the straight on path shot. This is one I had at Gooseberry Falls MN last fall. I just love the endless road effect it gives us.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 5, 2018:
While we were there two preteen age girls came by with their bikes and road across that bridge which is a series of Hills and Valleys laughing and screaming all the way
Godless Vagina
PhitDoctor50 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Republicans are in favor of small government. So small it will fit in your vagina.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
I had so many republicans in my vagina a few years ago that I had to have a hysterectomy to get rid of them.
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck Sure. Just ask him. I never saw anyone before who engages in such constant hyperbole. Everything is the biggest, the best, the greatest. Wonder what kind of a childhood he had. It would be interesting to know how he got so damaged
A few weeks ago I posted that I was invited to a 4th of July Barbecue at a neighbor's house and that...
DeeTee comments on Jul 1, 2018:
oh, I don't know.... crab grass can be pretty damn riveting... :P Seriously, I think you did well. 3 full hours. That can be a long time in company like that.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
@DeeTee This pretty much sums it up
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck He's such an asshat
A few weeks ago I posted that I was invited to a 4th of July Barbecue at a neighbor's house and that...
DeeTee comments on Jul 1, 2018:
oh, I don't know.... crab grass can be pretty damn riveting... :P Seriously, I think you did well. 3 full hours. That can be a long time in company like that.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
@DeeTee Of course not. As an introvert I wouldn't want to make an "entrance" LOL. I'm obsessively early. When I arrive on time I think I'm late.
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 3, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck I didn't think that at all. It's just the shortcomings of the written word. I can't wait to see Trump come down a staircase in his Stormtrooper suit talking about how he's going to conquer Alpha Centauri
Instruction Manual
jujuofthesea comments on Jul 1, 2018:
When I'm stuck in an elevator or in the check out line with an extravert who wants to make small talk, I'll just whip out my phone and hold it to my ear like I'm checking messages :-)
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
I actually have no problem chatting with people in elevators or in the line at the grocery store. It's social situations that freak me out. the ones where you have to stay for a predetermined period of time and try to talk to people. An elevator ride is brief... a moment or two at most, but a party....................................................................................
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck I know Chuck. I was being sarcastic. His space force is a joke. He wants to conquer other worlds. There aren't enough people to terrorize on this planet.
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
@TheAstroChuck Yeah, I kinda got the sense the universe is big... But once that Washington blowhard gets his "Space Force" stormtroopers out there who knows.
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
TheAstroChuck comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Absolutely, the times they are a changing. It's an existential threat and if you consider the economic inertia, we have crossed the point of no return. We are currently in the 6th global mass extinction on Earth. Humans are on their way to extinction.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
@evergreen As well as the rest of the universe
I do not remember the temperature being this hot for such a long time or as cold for such a long ...
Marine comments on Jul 2, 2018:
I just had a discussion with a republican person who claimed what we are experiencing is nothing more than normal climate swing. He did not believe CO2 had anything to do with the climate and said the 98% of the scientists who claimed it did was just a ruse to use solar cells and wind mills which he...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
Republicans and science are mutually exclusive
A few weeks ago I posted that I was invited to a 4th of July Barbecue at a neighbor's house and that...
DeeTee comments on Jul 1, 2018:
oh, I don't know.... crab grass can be pretty damn riveting... :P Seriously, I think you did well. 3 full hours. That can be a long time in company like that.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
@Lauren @DeeTee Yes it was a very long 3 hours. But as I mentioned they're right next door and in order for me to refuse, I either have to leave for the day or hide behind the sofa. I know they mean well inviting me... and honestly I would feel bad if they had a bunch of neighbors over and didn't invite me. There's the old conundrum. Please invite me, but I don't want to go.
A few weeks ago I posted that I was invited to a 4th of July Barbecue at a neighbor's house and that...
zorialoki comments on Jul 1, 2018:
Always worth a free meal if it is good. There is always the possibility of sneaking out and extending thanks to the host later. What good stuff did you learn about crab grass?
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
Nothing new... just reaffirmed that I couldn't care less :)
A few weeks ago I posted that I was invited to a 4th of July Barbecue at a neighbor's house and that...
SACatWalker comments on Jul 1, 2018:
You ARE my long lost sister, aren't you? I loathe dinner parties or whatever they're called now. Can't stand socializing for the precise reasons you gave. I can talk about grass and other house stuff now, but all the other stuff: kids, grand kids, great grand kids. The babies! OMG someone's ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 2, 2018:
I especially love it when they start providing biographies of all the people they're talking about. It's vitally important for me to know what their second cousin's daughter's' husbands brother is doing this year.
This may sound counterintuitive, but being an introvert actually has been of considerable benefit to...
AwarenessNow comments on Jun 29, 2018:
I wish I had that gift. I get nervous weeks before I do public speaking, but after I get going I usually settle down.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jul 1, 2018:
Ditto for me. My mind takes a walk when too many people are looking at me.
Chicago strikes back.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 28, 2018:
Then this happened ://chicago.cbslocal./2018/06/26/lincoln-park-arcade-bar-backtracks-ban-on-maga-hats-after-receiving-backlash/ How long do you think it'll be before some republican bar owner bans a liberal hat and the republicans will think it's just fine.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 29, 2018:
@buzz13 Is it any better there? Florida's pretty conservative isn't it? BTW it's going to be close to 100 degrees this weekend here in Chicago. Not my cuppa boiling hot tea
Chicago strikes back.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 28, 2018:
Then this happened ://chicago.cbslocal./2018/06/26/lincoln-park-arcade-bar-backtracks-ban-on-maga-hats-after-receiving-backlash/ How long do you think it'll be before some republican bar owner bans a liberal hat and the republicans will think it's just fine.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 29, 2018:
@buzz13 Yes, that's where I am. Lots of righties
Chicago strikes back.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 28, 2018:
Then this happened ://chicago.cbslocal./2018/06/26/lincoln-park-arcade-bar-backtracks-ban-on-maga-hats-after-receiving-backlash/ How long do you think it'll be before some republican bar owner bans a liberal hat and the republicans will think it's just fine.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 28, 2018:
@buzz13 It's still pretty strongly leaning left, but many of the suburbs are republican... like mine.
Chicago strikes back.
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 28, 2018:
Then this happened ://chicago.cbslocal./2018/06/26/lincoln-park-arcade-bar-backtracks-ban-on-maga-hats-after-receiving-backlash/ How long do you think it'll be before some republican bar owner bans a liberal hat and the republicans will think it's just fine.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 28, 2018:
@buzz13 Let's see if this one works. Replay Lincoln Park isn't banning MAGA hats after all but hopes to engage guests in conversation http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-replay-bans-face-tattoos-trump-hats-20180625-story.html
Discussion time. When I was in high school, I had a bus driver who played christian radio almost ...
Freedompath comments on Jun 28, 2018:
I once had a friend that I adored! She had 2 children that I kept up with from Ga as they lived in Massachusetts. It was all great, but as her children got around school age, she started pushing her Seventh Day Adventist faith. She home schooled her children and her letters became more and more ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 28, 2018:
It's a shame you had to endure that but a friendship shouldn't be a moral battleground. You lost your friend long before the final confrontation. When people join a cult, they want to bring everyone along with them and you change from being a friend to being a prospect.
This was an interesting article I came across. I'm sure we can all relate: 'An Introvert In A ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
I have to admit, since I retired, and spend about 75% of my time alone, and much of that on social media, I sometimes feel like I need to be around actual people. But you all know how we feel about people... so I'm between a rock and a hard place. My solution is to go sit by myself in a coffee ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 28, 2018:
@Bigwavedave I was a sales rep also... and I had no problem socializing with clients in the workplace. It was the after work business events that freaked me out.
This was an interesting article I came across. I'm sure we can all relate: 'An Introvert In A ...
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
I have to admit, since I retired, and spend about 75% of my time alone, and much of that on social media, I sometimes feel like I need to be around actual people. But you all know how we feel about people... so I'm between a rock and a hard place. My solution is to go sit by myself in a coffee ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 28, 2018:
@buzz13 I'm a puzzle junkie too. I wonder if that's an introvert trait
Parties are bad enough but what sadist invented party games? They're this introvert's worst ...
EricAdams comments on Jun 26, 2018:
It depends on the game and the people involved, but "let's play a game" is often my cue to sneak quietly out the back.
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 27, 2018:
I'm right ahead of you!
Trump not only wants to rule the U.S. and the planet. Now he wants a space force so he can rule ...
MikeEC comments on Jun 26, 2018:
You are correct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ukRYsYPmo
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 26, 2018:
LMAO... so that's it. Trump is looking for the Mother Ship
Photos from my Chicago River Cruise last summer. I was surprised they turned out as well as they ...
MikeEC comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Beautiful! They bring back memories of my own river cruising days. One of my first cousins who lived in Joliet had a cabin cruiser she kept at a marina on the Des Plaines River just south of Joliet. For several summers, we cruised as far as St. Louis, but most of our cruises were on the Illinois ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 26, 2018:
Downtown Chicago has changed so much since I worked there in the 60's. I am a stranger in a strange land when I go there. Sounds like you have some wonderful memories.
The chatroom is open. And empty as usual. All is right in the introvert world
thislife comments on Jun 26, 2018:
One of these days I might just go in and wait :) (when I'm not feelin' the introvert so much).
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 26, 2018:
Bring a book :)
Remember in November! [youtu.be]
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 25, 2018:
someone posted this on facebook this morning. This is what we've become:
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 25, 2018:
@MrTallman I know. I have some in my circle as well. They have a set of predisposed beliefs that Fox News confirms and they're unshakable.
Remember in November! [youtu.be]
TheoryNumber3 comments on Jun 25, 2018:
someone posted this on facebook this morning. This is what we've become:
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 25, 2018:
@MrTallman That's my point. He took the lid off the box and now it's no holds barred. These people are AWFUL!
Hello introverts! I wonder if this happens to many of us: unsolicited advice. Can this be ...
CeliaVL comments on Jun 25, 2018:
People are constantly giving me advice. It has happened a\ll my life and I am now pushing 75. I think it is because I am short and quiet so people think I am somehow like a child. They never stop to wonder how I have managed to get through life, hold down jobs and raise a family without their ...
TheoryNumber3 replies on Jun 25, 2018:
Yes, save us from unsolicited advice. People always have a tendency to want to "fix" you.

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