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Ministry of Silly Walks

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Name:
a_aurantia
Birthdate:
16 September

I had my old journal for 10 years. It's time to start a new chapter for the next decade.

This journal is FRIENDS ONLY. Comment if you would like to be added.

If you want to add me, here are some things you might need to know about me: pro-choice, pro-hunting, metalhead, Baha'i, supporter of LGBT rights, gamer, supporter of the ASPCA and other animal rescue organizations, gun and gun safety enthusiast. If any of these offends you, or you are the type to get easily offended, you should probably move along. You don't have to agree with me to read my journal, but a level of respect is required. Those with differing opinions are welcome, if our differences are not offensive to you.

"Religion and science are the two wings upon which man's intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone! Should a man try to fly with the wing of religion alone he would quickly fall into the quagmire of superstition, whilst on the other hand, with the wing of science alone he would also make no progress, but fall into the despairing slough of materialism." `Abdúl-Bahá, Paris Talks, p.143.

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence." ~Pam Brown

On to something less serious:
"Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of a bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It's because spiders think this is funny, and they don't want you ever to forget them."
-Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Someone who consistently violates the maxims of quantity or quality may well be percieved as uncooperative or obnoxious and, after a while, may find it difficult to attract conversation partners. Someone who consistently violates the third maxim of relation by responding with irrelevant utterances will have a bigger problem: He or she will simply be regarded as, at best, very bizarre. To illustrate, imagine a conversation between Tom and Joe, two college roommates:

TOM (looking around): Hey, Joe, have you seen my sweater?
JOE (looking at Tom, and smiling): Lo, a flaming squirrel!

Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Labratory
Chapter 9: Language, part IV: Use and Manipulation of Information - Grician Maxims of Conversation



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