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u/DracoOccisor · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

For other odds and ends, I cannot, cannot, cannot recommend Michel de Montaigne's Essays enough. They're easy to read, accessible to new philosophers, and cover an immense range of philosophical topics. I keep a copy of this on my bedside table and read an essay every couple of nights. They're short, insightful, and great little tidbits of philosophy to keep you thinking about things. Of particular note is the essay "Of Experience", so if you don't read any Montaigne at all, at least give this one a look. If you feel as though the recommendations above are a little more than you're willing to commit to philosophy, this is a great starting point, and with over 100 essays to read, it has a long life to it.


Now, setting aside everything that I have listed above, it's worth considering a delve into Eastern philosophy. It's not very common that people talk about it here in the West, but it is critical if you want a truly comprehensive understanding of philosophy as a whole. Starting out my own philosophical journey about 10 years ago, I had always heard Eastern philosophy was just religious nonsense, so I never studied it. After taking a few courses in Confucianism and Daoism (as well as Buddhism and Hinduism, but these actually are much more religious in practice) it changed how I viewed everything about philosophy. The more accurate way to describe Eastern philosophy isn't "religious", but rather, "spiritual". The approach taken by Confucianism and Daoism is much less focused on what is absolute, black and white, logical or illogical, but rather, it seeks to understand the human experience with the understanding that not everything can be quantified, tested, and reasoned. This might be a foreign concept to a CompSci major (no offense, of course), but there clearly are some things that Western logic and experimentation simply can't handle: qualia for example. It is impossible for me to know if I am seeing the same color as someone else when we are looking at the same object, and similarly, it is impossible for me to know if I am feeling the same thing when I am happy in a group of happy people. We can recognize these things and make inferences based on our prior experience, but that is strictly a subjective understanding thereof. If you're the sort of person that believes that we need more than just logic and rationality to truly grasp the nature of the world we live in, then you should definitely spend some time here.

If you have any interest at all in Eastern philosophy, there's so much to be gained and there's actually a fantastic free resource that's all-inclusive for every major Chinese philosophical text from the ancient pre-Qin era to the early 20th century. If you don't know much about Chinese philosophy, I'd definitely glance at the Wikipedia article for Confucianism and Daoism just for a brief introduction. Unfortunately, I haven't studied Mohism in detail, so I can't speak to the nature of it, or the most important readings. In particular, though, I would certainly recommend the classics:

Under the Confucianism dropdown, The Analects(, and Mengzi are the two most important works.

For Daoism, you definitely want to look at Zhuangzi and the Dao de Jing. Daoism can be very esoteric and confusing to some people, and there are scholars who devote their entire career to just a few texts in this study, but that doesn't mean you can't derive value or an interpretation out of it. It quite simply advocates for people to live a good life through presence, patience, clear-mindedness, and wisdom - but the Way to obtain these are not so simple.

u/Tangurena · 43 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

We thoroughly discount women's labor in the world. This is one of the big complaints that feminists make.

> We are asked to watch, entertain, or help take care of younger siblings, cousins, and other children more than men because people automatically assume we must love kids and be naturally nurturing.

There is a book called Second Shift which makes the point that many women work during the day, then come home to work again at home: their second shift. This is the issue behind a number of complaints that many wives have about their husbands: that she does more than her share of work.

> In the second wave movement, theorists can be grouped by their theory of how housework oppresses women. Typically, liberal feminists critique housework because it is unpaid. This makes women dependent on men and devalued, since their work is outside the meaningful sphere of public economic production

> One of the philosophical problems raised by the housework debate is how to draw the line between work and play or leisure activity when the activity is not paid: is a mother playing with her baby working or engaged in play? If the former, then her hours in such activity may be compared with those of her husband or partner to see if there is an exploitation relation present, for example, if his total hours of productive and reproductive work for the family are less than hers (cf. Delphy 1984). But to the extent that childrearing counts as leisure activity, as play, as activity held to be intrinsically valuable (Ferguson 2004), no exploitation is involved. Perhaps childrearing and other caring activity is both work and play, but only that portion which is necessary for the psychological growth of the child and the worker(s) counts as work. If so, who determines when that line is crossed? Since non-market activity does not have a clear criterion to distinguish work from non-work, nor necessary from non-necessary social labor, an arbitrary element seems to creep in that makes standards of fairness difficult to apply to gendered household bargains between men and women dividing up waged and non-waged work. (Barrett 1980).

> One solution to this problem is simply to take all household activity that could also be done by waged labor (nannies, domestic servants, gardeners, chauffeurs, etc.) as work and to figure its comparable worth by the waged labor necessary to replace it (Folbre 1982, 1983). Another is to reject altogether the attempts to base women’s oppression on social relations of work, on the grounds that such theories are overly generalizing and ignore the discrete meanings that kinship activities have for women in different contexts (Nicholson 1991; Fraser and Nicholson 1991; Marchand 1995). Or, one can argue that although the line between work and leisure changes historically, those doing the activity should have the decisive say as to whether their activity counts as work, i.e., labor necessary to promote human welfare. The existence of second wave women’s movements critiques of the “second shift” of unpaid household activity indicates that a growing number of women see most of it as work, not play (cf. Hochchild 1989). Finally, one can argue that since the human care involved in taking care of children and elders creates a public good, it should clearly be characterized as work, and those who are caretakers, primarily women, should be fairly compensated for it by society or the state (Ferguson and Folbre 2000: Folbre 2000, Ferguson 2004).

edit: adding this:

> Liuba Grechen Shirley is the first female candidate to get federal permission to use the funds for babysitting.

> Grechen Shirley needs child care on a more ongoing basis — she currently pays her children’s babysitter $22 an hour for about 20 hours of care per week, according to Georgantopoulos. But the same principle holds true as in the male candidate’s case, Hunter writes: “The Commission concludes that the childcare expenses described in your request, to the extent such expenses are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity, would not exist irrespective of your election campaign, and thus may be permissibly paid with campaign funds.”

> Meanwhile, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) just became the first senator to give birth while in office. She also championed a rule change to allow babies on the Senate floor so that she and future parents in the Senate don’t have to miss votes while on parental leave. “If I have to vote and I’m breastfeeding my child, what do I do, leave her sitting outside?” Duckworth asked in April, before the rule change.

> She no longer has to make that choice, and Grechen Shirley no longer has to choose between caring for her kids and running for Congress. Grechen Shirley hopes Thursday’s decision will be an inspiration for other female candidates.

u/dipique · 17 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Sort of! It works sometimes.

The idea of these "scripts" isn't that they have such a high success rate, it's that when you run a "script" over and over on different women, the rejection doesn't feel as personal as when you painstakingly came up with something unique for each woman.

When people reject this profile, it's not personal. He didn't write it. When he tries a script in each conversation and gets unmatched, it's not personal. It's not his script. They're not rejecting him, he just needs to find better material. In a rejection-rich environment like Tinder (and dating in general), this can be really liberating.

For profiles in particular, you can think of them kind of like the spam e-mail from the African prince. It's misspelled and obviously fake, and that's on purpose. The only people who respond are gullible, confused, etc.--the perfect target.

This profile is targeted at people who want some nice abs to play with and are kind of into assholes, and there really are plenty of women who fit in that category, at least sometimes. Again: the perfect target.

Edit: If you haven't read The Game by Neil Strauss, I highly recommend it. It's very entertaining and, I think, really captures the spirit of the movement.

u/socalchris · 16 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

>What on earth even is a helpmeet? Is it a religious thing?

Is a fundamentalist thing, usually Baptist, usually part of the "quiver full" movement, and almost always involved in homeschooling. The Duggar from the show 19 Kids and Counting are involved in it.

These people also be a book about raising children, whose methods have been linked to the deaths of least three children.

My ex wife and her family started to go down this path (and have continued to since our divorce). Thankfully I was able to get full custody of our children.

There's a great book written by a woman and her husband who escaped that lifestyle, if you are interested. It is very much a cult, and creepy as hell. I highly recommend this book, if you know anyone in that lifestyle or are curious about things like that.

I Fired God: My Life Inside---and Escape from---the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult

u/wisedonkey12 · 4 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

The best part about that book he's holding is the only positive reviews on amazon only wrote reviews for that book....

u/mrsmeltingcrayons · 5 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Pilot Precise V5RT. Like I said, not super expensive, but not cheap. And even less cheap when you forget to order online so you just keep getting them at target lol. Happy cake day!

u/mammothfriend · 0 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

You may want to check out Algorithms to Live by.

It goes into practical examples of complex problems that mathematicians and programmers have solved. It reads somewhat like a philosophy book if that will help you.

u/triplehelix_ · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

boy or girl, let them decide if they want to surgically alter their genitals, remember babies are designed to survive new young parents, and this book is real helpful the first time around:

u/ihaveapentax · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

There's a long history of Deaf peddlers across the US... there was a whole network of them back in the '40s. Here's a good book on the topic:

u/RalphGuevara · 12 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Pyle PADH1279 i got them for 200 each on amazon a while back, i guess they dont sell them anymore.

Edit: A link

u/ExtraordinarySuccess · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

It is, though I've also seen talk of wanting to give them a formal name, and a suggested name is "iGen." I see this book mentioned everywhere.

u/Nukemarine · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

The book is "JLPT Tango N5 1000" also known as "はじめまして日本語能力試験 N5単語1000".

Here's my video review.

u/RSZephoria · 3 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Email your coworker this :

Holran Anime 10pcs Vocaloid Family Hatsune Miku Cosplay Costume Set (X-Small)

u/pixelprophet · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

After that initial message, where he tosses in the "you wore your boots, no big deal", at that exact point I knew they were going to try and fuck you over. I would have declined working with them based on that alone stating that you've unable to schedule them based on a down payment from another client. Good on you for staying professional.

FYI: Toss something like these in your truck and you won't have to worry about that shit and its $9: