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Yes, I like the way you put it. It's crazy to think that we're all so pliable though. Our parents, our peers, and history all teach us that we have an identity, a certain "best" that we are striving for, but when I look at myself I see that even within the past year I am a totally different person. The way I think, the way I act, the way I react... it's all different from another version of myself from the past. Yet I'm still the same person!

I understand what you mean. However, instead of seeing it as a scary thought, try to think of it as evolving. You get a better perspective over life with experience, and hopefully a better understanding of who you are, what you want to do with your life and also a holistic view on life and society itself. That is, if you let yourself to. You seem like a fairly intelligent person though, so I'm kind of taking it for granted that you will let yourself evolve with time.

 

As said, I'm pretty young myself, barely over 30 (I'll be 32 in december) - and the only really persistent thing about me is that I let myself adapt to the world and follow changes fairly easily. I think, those who don't, and expect the world to adapt to them, are the ones that will suffer the most.

 

Also, it brings a good perspective to have your views challenged every once in a while. I tend to listen to people I don't agree with to try to see things from their perspective and get a grip on why our views aren't the same. In a way, this helps me getting a better view on the world - a more "complete" view, so to say.

 

At the end of the day though, these changes will probably be reoccuring for the rest of your life, so don't put too much thought into it. Just follow along and enjoy the ride. For me, that's what matters the most.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 9/24/12 at 1:49am
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I have to say, that is one of the more indecipherable analogies I've ever come across lol. 

 

 

The RS1 is known for being bright and forward (at least, the non-vintage ones are). In other words, Skynet is going to make a weaponized headphone, and they'll use peaky treble to do it.

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An the diary club is alive and well and buzzing away while I was at work.

Rather funny everyone on here is talking about phones considering today and yesterday I had a chance to demo the new iPhone 5 and the SIII.

I shot by the Apple store yesterday and played around with the new iPhone. It took awhile for me to get a display model in my hand because the freaking store was overflowing with fan boys/girls swooning all over the new phone. The first thing that surprised me about the phone was the weight meaning it weighs absolutely nothing in your hands. The materials especially the back are rather nice and at first glance I'm guessing it's not going to be as scratch prone or a finger print magnet like the other generations were. As for the screen.....I'm going to be blunt. What's the freaking big deal it's just a longer 4 inch screen? There were people comparing their old iPhone to the new one and grinning saying "oh man it's so huge". Okkayyyyyy whatever floats your boat people. The screen mystery aside I do have to admit it did seem like a very nice phone with a nice snappy responsive UI to match. I tried playing around with the camera and was impressed with the panoramic photo capabilities. Seeing the new iPhone minus it's trademark 30 pin connector made it look rather weird in my eyes. The new connector will take some getting used to.

The SIII is a nice piece of hardware. It feels solid in the hand and although light it' still has a little bit of weight to it. The over sized screen and it's vivid colors really draws a persons eye when you first hold it. I can see this handset being a big draw for the media whores who collect all kinds of high res video and pictures. The camera on the SIII didn't impress me at all. I took various pictures and if they weren't overly saturated they were overly dark. If those two problems didn't pop up I would then get pictures that were blurred. I don't know, maybe the display unit was malfunctioning. Overall though I would also rate the SIII as a good phone.

I personally think that's being really light is actually a bad thing. When I have a phone in my hands I want there to be a little bit of weight to it. I personally find that more comfortable, and also more 'right'. Hard to pin it down exactly.
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I personally think that's being really light is actually a bad thing. When I have a phone in my hands I want there to be a little bit of weight to it. I personally find that more comfortable, and also more 'right'. Hard to pin it down exactly.

 

 

I agree. I like my phones to have some sort of heft to it. Too light makes me uncomfortable using it because I would feel that it would break easily.

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Same. Then again that alone made me go overboard and I put a screen protector on my iphone4 and also bought an otter box case for it. The thing still looks brand new. Case looks like hell though... redface.gif
 

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I personally think that's being really light is actually a bad thing. When I have a phone in my hands I want there to be a little bit of weight to it. I personally find that more comfortable, and also more 'right'. Hard to pin it down exactly.


I agree. I like my phones to have some sort of heft to it. Too light makes me uncomfortable using it because I would feel that it would break easily.

And if it's too light and thin, I might not realised that I've been pick-pocketed lol!
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And if it's too light and thin, I might not realised that I've been pick-pocketed lol!

 

I tend to like my space and really notice is someone is getting close. Not very nice when it comes to not having my space ;).

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I tend to like my space and really notice is someone is getting close. Not very nice when it comes to not having my space wink.gif.

Ever been in a crowd? Because I don't see how you can have space in a crowd.

Which is where most pick pocketing happens, by the way.
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Yep I've been in a crowd and never had an issue with pick pocketing. Then again I don't keep things in my back pocket. If they could get it from my side pocket without me noticing then they'd deserve it. Considering I can even tell if something is touching me from my body hair lol, good luck with that one ;).
 

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I understand what you mean. However, instead of seeing it as a scary thought, try to think of it as evolving. You get a better perspective over life with experience, and hopefully a better understanding of who you are, what you want to do with your life and also a holistic view on life and society itself. That is, if you let yourself to. You seem like a fairly intelligent person though, so I'm kind of taking it for granted that you will let yourself evolve with time.

As said, I'm pretty young myself, barely over 30 (I'll be 32 in december) - and the only really persistent thing about me is that I let myself adapt to the world and follow changes fairly easily. I think, those who don't, and expect the world to adapt to them, are the ones that will suffer the most.

Also, it brings a good perspective to have your views challenged every once in a while. I tend to listen to people I don't agree with to try to see things from their perspective and get a grip on why our views aren't the same. In a way, this helps me getting a better view on the world - a more "complete" view, so to say.

At the end of the day though, these changes will probably be reoccuring for the rest of your life, so don't put too much thought into it. Just follow along and enjoy the ride. For me, that's what matters the most.

Thanks for the insightful responses. I do agree that while it was a shocking realization at first, the fact that we are dynamic individuals is definitely a good thing.

I think the easiest way for me to explain what made it feel strange to me goes like this: When we see another person, we examine their behaviors and emotions and identify them. When we see them again, we recognize them by the way they act, and this implies some sort of constant to their personality. This is also a way for us to differentiate between people, including ourselves. When I see another person, I see how he is different from me and say, "That person is not me." But as I was thinking about this and had that realization that I am not the same person I was say, 5 years ago, I realized that "me" is a pretty loosely defined term. If I met myself from 5 years ago, that would be me. But it wouldn't be me at all. Strange to think about.

I totally agree, by the way, with the idea of challenging your own views. I used to be a very stubborn person, but nowadays I greatly value always letting myself hear the opposition. I've found that I've actually changed my views on some things just by being more open minded about issues, questions, and values that I hold.
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I use a relatively cheap phone (Blackberry 8520) here so i'm not really worried about pickpockets here. Especially since everyone and (literally) their mother has an iPhone 4/4S/5 or the equivalent Android device.

 

Honestly I've seen people use their phones to reserve tables in food courts biggrin.gif

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I use a relatively cheap phone (Blackberry 8520) here so i'm not really worried about pickpockets here. Especially since everyone and (literally) their mother has an iPhone 4/4S/5 or the equivalent Android device.

 

Honestly I've seen people use their phones to reserve tables in food courts biggrin.gif


Can you do that safely though in most parts of the Philippines? I've heard some pretty hardcore stories. Then again I think this may apply to people who are foreigners and have money. At least this is what I've heard regarding certain parts of the Philippines.

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Originally Posted by PhoenixClaw View Post

I use a relatively cheap phone (Blackberry 8520) here so i'm not really worried about pickpockets here. Especially since everyone and (literally) their mother has an iPhone 4/4S/5 or the equivalent Android device.

Honestly I've seen people use their phones to reserve tables in food courts biggrin.gif

How is that even remotely safe!? confused_face(1).gif
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"Balloon" is a really strange word. Say it a few times. Balloon. Balloon. Balloooooooon.

 

Some people have balloon fetishes? I don't just mean inflation, which is a thing in and of itself, but like actual balloons.

 

Professor Brothers to the rescue:

 

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Can you do that safely though in most parts of the Philippines? I've heard some pretty hardcore stories. Then again I think this may apply to people who are foreigners and have money. At least this is what I've heard regarding certain parts of the Philippines.

I meant in Singapore. This is where I study. :P

 

In the Philippines it's worse. Yes there are lots of pickpockets in Metro Manila but in the place where I live (city south of Metro Manila) it isn't as bad, although leaving your phone is tantamount to it getting stolen lol. Also, those foreigner abduction cases only occur in the southern parts where the MILF (terrorist group) operate.

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