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Decision... decision ... rant



  • After being around a block few times I came to this...
    Life event usually forces one to binary decision
    ignore the event - equivalent to zero
    or
    respond to the event - equivalent to one

    Ignoring the event MAY cause unwanted event re occurrence,
    responding allows one to vent and generally does not prevent the above

    Assuming the primary purpose of this forum is to exchange technical information then some responses (events) do not....

    No, the purpose of this rant is NOT to criticize reoccurring non contributing to solutions events.

    IT IS JUST A RANT

    Happy coding...


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    If a person needs to fart when in elevator full of people they have a choice - do it or hold it and do it in a more appropriate place.
    If that person decides to fart they ruin the trip of the other passengers. They may even think that it's no one else's business where and when they fart. It's their body after all.
    Now others have a choice to comment or not. Not commenting on it can encourage the person that farted to do it again, because no one is complaining, so it seems to be acceptable to fart in an elevator. If they decide to comment it can either prevent that person from farting in elevators again or it can enrage them, because they don't like to be scolded, and they will do it again just out of spite.
    There also can be all sorts of partial outcomes of every of those decisions. Other passengers might pile up when you complain or tell you not to complain. It can go peacefully or become violent. It can end there or escalate beyond the elevator.

    In short - world is not binary on a whole. Just in the split seconds when you make every small decision in a never ending series of small decisions. On a whole it's all sorts of shades of gray. Everyone decides who they want to be in every moment of their life and everyone else decides how to react to actions of others.

    We all play the consequence game, whether we want to, think it's fair, or not. It doesn't care about our feelings and makes us play anyway.
    Shall we play a game?



  • I just choose to ride the elevator with folks who like the smell of my farts.


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    @Kent-Dorfman Well yeah, but you're also leaving the elevator in a particular state for the next wave that might not know you or share the sentiment. At some point you're gonna ride an elevator full of someone else's ideas on how to live life. Like we all do riding this planet ;)



  • @Chris-Kawa Just picture dozen of 10 years old boys in elevator on the way up Empire State Building having a great time farting.
    They would come out of the car laughing...
    Now same scenario - but now we have group of government politicians riding the lift , and only the "leader" is farting.
    By the time the car reaches the top the officials are exhausted from blaming the smell on each other, naturally excluding the source , and the country needs a new government...


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    @AnneRanch Yup, and uncountable more different scenarios like that. Yet another argument for not treating life in binary terms.



  • @AnneRanch
    The place for devs to rant (@Chris-Kawa and fart):
    https://devrant.com
    Don't use your recognizable name there. It is intended to be anonymous so a person can rant, complain, bitch, moan, and let out all those emotions that are related to dev life and life in general. Just don't be mean to people, is the main rule. Swearing is completely acceptable. It is also a rough bunch so expect to get razzed and ruffed up for mundane things.



  • re devrant
    I wonder what their AI algorithms used to profile the participants and determine individual "threat levels" are like. LOL



  • For expanding one's entertainment horizon I frequent "the lounge" at "CodeProject"
    Some of the "thought of the day " are hellarious.


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    @Chris-Kawa said in Decision... decision ... rant:

    In short - world is not binary on a whole. Just in the split seconds when you make every small decision in a never ending series of small decisions. On a whole it's all sorts of shades of gray. Everyone decides who they want to be in every moment of their life and everyone else decides how to react to actions of others.

    Small decisions can be binary all the same. It's the self-organizing complexity that "generates" the grayness of the big picture I'd argue.

    I think you're going to enjoy this one: https://youtu.be/Kk2MH9O4pXY


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