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  • Is anyone watching Oprah today? If you can, you should.

    Today Oprah is doing a show based on the film "I am" by Tom Shadyac, who gave up all his Hollywood millions and did a documentary on how the excessive lifestyle left him feeling "empty and lonely". Quote Tom, "Nature only takes what it needs to survive, taking anything more is called "cancer"'. I'm not an Oprah fanatic, but this show is hard-hitting. The entire show is based on the principles of society determining what is deemed sucessful, and how material goods in no way complete us or create happiness. Tune in if you can!
    You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
    Margaret Thatcher

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    Sounds interesting as I'm into minimalism as well as primal living. Do you know it you can stream it online? Don't get out of work until 4:30
    "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WinkBlu View Post
      Sounds interesting as I'm into minimalism as well as primal living. Do you know it you can stream it online? Don't get out of work until 4:30
      Then you need to watch this show! I am slowly minimalizing my life and this has convinced me. Ummm...not sure, time shifting perhaps?
      You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
      Margaret Thatcher

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      • #4
        Kind of doesn't fit with Oprah's "give all the people all the stuff so they will love me" actions.
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        • #5
          Nature takes everything it possibly can to propagate genetics to the utmost. Trees don't grow shorter or stay the same height to make sure the other trees can get enough sunlight, they all just grow as tall as they realistically can in competition. I appreciate the anti-materialistic message but this is just the naturalist fallacy and an incorrect characterization of nature at that.

          /stabby the pedant
          Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

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          • #6
            WinkBlu, maybe try Hulu?
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            • #7
              I set my DVR to watch this episode, can't wait to see it when I get home. I am also planning on going to see "I Am" this friday, when it comes to town! It looks very inspirational )

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              • #8
                Never!
                In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                • #9
                  You mean I won't get the free car and trip to Australia? Damn you Oprah!

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                  • #10
                    Man, if I could give up many of my possessions and a chunk of my savings and still have a home/office with ocean views, I might do it too. That's not likely to happen though.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stabby View Post
                      Nature takes everything it possibly can to propagate genetics to the utmost. Trees don't grow shorter or stay the same height to make sure the other trees can get enough sunlight, they all just grow as tall as they realistically can in competition. I appreciate the anti-materialistic message but this is just the naturalist fallacy and an incorrect characterization of nature at that.

                      /stabby the pedant
                      Actually, I think you'll find trees grow just as tall as they need to grow in order to achieve their own goals without putting in excessive effort. Height is costly, trees (and other life forms) don't just grow gratuitously tall for the hell of it.

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                      • #12
                        Good contention. But what if all of the trees just grew a little bit instead of the arms race? Just a little bit so none of them would have to go through all of that extra growth just to compete? Or why not settle with a couple of children instead of rabbits going berserk all over the place in an ideal environment like a suburb? They're just programmed to get busy as much as they can given ideal circumstances. Some animals will eat themselves to obesity if given ad libitum access to food, some don't. It's adaptive. Let's not even get started on sexual selection!
                        Last edited by Stabby; 04-20-2011, 05:39 PM.
                        Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

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