I am not interested in whatever bands or music you are interested in.
I am not interested in professional sports.
I am not interested in whatever current television shows you are interested in.
I am not interested in whatever computer game you are interested in.
Please let's not talk about these things.
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I Friend all kinds of people who strike me as interesting or worthwhile. If I Friended you, this is probably why.
If you want to Friend me, just do it -- it seems a little odd to me that many LJers are nervous about this.
(On the other hand, if I unFriend you, or you unFriend me, that's not a big problem either. :-) )
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I enjoy discussing politics and the relationship between Open and repressive societies.
Therefore, my personal LJ is explicitly a Godwin's Law -free zone.
Sometimes, when you want to talk about the Nazis, you gotta talk about the Nazis.
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I just saw that buddhagrrl has some pointers on Right Speech posted on her info page. I'm copying them here for anyone who feels they may be helpful. That will be me more often than anyone else.
From Thich Nhat Hanh in his book, For a Future to be Possible (posted by maddr)
Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to other and relieve others of their suffering. Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering. I vow to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope. I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. I will refrain from uttering words that can cause division or discord, or that can cause the family or community to break. I will make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small.
1. Precision: Enunciate your words clearly. 2. Simplicity: Choose your words well. 3. Pace: Speak slowly, without speed or aggression. 4. Silence: Regard silence as an important part of speech. 5. Others: Listen to the words, texture, and quality of others' speech. 6. Self: Focus mindfulness on your own speech.