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InvisibleSwami
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Personal Predictability
    #2475166 - 03/26/04 12:39 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

Editors Note: This thread was started in response to the line: "how predictable you are" and many similar responses over the years. Now try people, try really, really, really hard NOT to get into whether you love me or loathe me or in fact say anything at all about me and try; really, really, really try to stay on topic. I have faith in you guys that you can do this.  :rolleyes:

Dear Shroomery,

Is predictability in a person a negative trait as some have intimated? Should one waffle all over the map, popping up hither and thither like a jack-in-the-box? Is inconsistency in normal relationships (as opposed to something like competition - where it might be a good thing) and behaviour to be desired? Should we strive to fool one another with constantly variable personal facades? Should we be willing to be willy-nilly will-o-the-wisps of chameleon-like character?

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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475173 - 03/26/04 12:40 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

amputate acrobats!!!


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475190 - 03/26/04 12:43 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

Excuse me, and with all respect due to someone with the length of years during which you have been here and due to the number of posts you have accumulated below your screen name, but wtf are you talking about??? 

:grin:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475210 - 03/26/04 12:46 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

Is predictability in a person a negative trait as some have intimated?

Well I wouldn't call it negative...but it's not exactly interesting now is it :wink:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Frog]
    #2475219 - 03/26/04 12:48 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

OK. Let me put this in Frog-Speak :grin:: If someone sez to you "How predictable!", should you be flattered or insulted or neutral and why?


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475234 - 03/26/04 12:50 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
OK. Let me put this in Frog-Speak :grin:: If someone sez to you "How predictable!", should you be flattered or insulted or neutral and why?




WTF are you asking that question!??!?

But, in the spirit of the moment, I will answer it, not even knowing "why":  Depends on what you were doing or saying when they say "How predictable!" 

:grin:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: trendal]
    #2475267 - 03/26/04 12:55 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

Now I am truly confused Tren. Boring is bad and yet predictability is bad. Is this one of dem dere paradoxes that y'all talk about?


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475317 - 03/26/04 01:06 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

No I'd say that's a flaw in your logic, swami :wink:

I didn't say either was bad. I said "predictability is boring" :wink:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: trendal]
    #2475324 - 03/26/04 01:08 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

Predictability is also nice, for those of us needing structure.  :grin:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Frog]
    #2475332 - 03/26/04 01:10 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

"Boring" is very much a subjective term :wink:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: trendal]
    #2475358 - 03/26/04 01:19 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

Good point.  :grin:


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475416 - 03/26/04 01:36 AM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

I knew you were going to say that!


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475497 - 03/26/04 02:01 AM (13 years, 4 hours ago)

Familiarity brings with it comfort. It's nice for things to meet my expectations.

On the other hand, weird shit can be rather interesting, not to mention humbling. It's good to have both, I guess.


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475837 - 03/26/04 06:06 AM (13 years, 48 minutes ago)

human beings are very bipolar in nature:

we love having certain things being very very consistant (paychecks for example)
but generally we prefer things being a little chaotic (like when your lover decides to be a little rough in bed from time to time) just not so chaotic that we feel like we're losing or grip on things




we need the stability and certainty of quite a lot of things in life...but things that are more luxury then neccessity had better keep changing


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Mystical_Craven]
    #2475846 - 03/26/04 06:18 AM (13 years, 36 minutes ago)

...like when your lover decides to be a little rough in bed from time to time

What the...?! :eek:

How could you possibly have known about my lover? *Swami checks room for bugs and hidden video cameras*


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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475927 - 03/26/04 08:20 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: Swami]
    #2475955 - 03/26/04 08:50 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Fuck predictability, variety is what it is all about! :grin:

Personally, I have some depth to my character and while I have normal tendencies to certain actions, my mind is a huge storage facility that can whip out anything it needs to.... I imagine it would take someone many many years to really get to know me as I truly am since there is so fucking much to who I am. :grin:

And they'd be in a race agansit me as well because I am constantly changing and evolving.  :tongue:

If someone is truly that predictable they are not open to change and they are stagnating! Things change and people grow. Growth is k3y. :lol:

Of course, some people are predictably unpredictable as well. :smirk:

Consistency doesn't have to be comforting either. What makes someone comfortable is subjective.

I'm all about destroying limiting boundaries in my mind so I am free to truly express myself.

At any rate, predictability. Predictability requires a vantage point outside of what is being predicted. To God, everything is predictable, as he knows everything and knows how everything will play out. :lol:

Free your mind and do away with pre-conceived notions of who you are!  :nut:
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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2475974 - 03/26/04 09:12 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Personal Predictability [Re: ]
    #2475986 - 03/26/04 09:24 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I think all humans are predictable, if you took some ones posts recorded their phone calls and followed them around for 6 months took record of what they ate and built up a personialty profile on them then i guess you could pretty much predict with in good reason most things about them.

there should be plenty of link on the net that should support this one but an exapmle would be that market research proves this.


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    #2475992 - 03/26/04 09:27 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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