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I enjoy pics of 60’s Spider-man.


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F74
Mar 11, 2014 at 08:03AM EDT

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This franchise has some seriously good sound tracks, my favourite:

Mar 10, 2014 at 03:40AM EDT

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Who is we? We just don’t know.

Mar 10, 2014 at 01:14AM EDT

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79b
Mar 06, 2014 at 09:35AM EST

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Lucky Jesus, he can always have a break.

Mar 05, 2014 at 10:47PM EST

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I’ll assume “friedzone” in the tags is a pun. And it burns.

Mar 04, 2014 at 11:10PM EST

Commented on I'm proud of something and no one cares.

I guess when you’re at a stage where only a select few can recognise your achievements for what they are then it’s important that you take pride in it for yourself, especially if there is that antagonistic environment. From my perspective in the historical field, it’s gonna be a tough gig when and if I get to higher levels, the fight to get your work published or getting an academic role is dog-eat-dog kind of stuff, so I’ve heard. Though I have experienced something quite similar to what you’re describing at my level in my own work, the higher you climb the greater the proportion of assholes, it seems.

Having thought about it though, it could be that those you’ve encountered are being dicks because they not only recognise your achievements but are wary that such might compromise their own achievements in some way. Jealousy or hidden vulnerability and all that. I mean obviously I don’t know your situation well enough to clarify anything really, I’m just surmising at this point…

Feb 27, 2014 at 12:44AM EST

Commented on I'm proud of something and no one cares.

If that’s the situation then I think the fact that people don’t understand it is something to take pride in. I suppose it might feel somewhat alienating, but it means you have achieved something that’s not only beyond general capabilities, but beyond recognition of those capabilities. Most folks don’t recognise your achievements for what they are because they don’t have the required knowledge or experience. Which of course makes you knowledgeable and possessive of expertise, something further to draw pride from. But when you are at such a level I think it requires some recognition from people who are at the same level, people in the same ballpark, so to speak.

Feb 26, 2014 at 11:17AM EST

Commented on I'm proud of something and no one cares.

I think with something such as science you can reach more certain outcomes, which I imagine would lead one to a strong sense of personal achievement, and with that certainty not being entirely derived from how others respond to it.

That sort of thing doesn’t really require an external stimulus as much as other kinds of achievements in order to feel pride in what you’re doing. Though, as you say, it depends upon the kinds of achievements in question.

Stuff like art generally requires recognition from an audience, whether it be a visiual medium or music etc.

Feb 26, 2014 at 10:53AM EST

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It takes a resilient and independent outlook on life to be able to take such pride in your achievements entirely of your own accord, without that recognition from others. Some folks need additional recognition and enjoy demonstrating their achievements to others, and it’s through no fault on their part, it’s just instinctual I would’ve thought.

Feb 26, 2014 at 10:18AM EST

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“You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant”

Feb 26, 2014 at 03:45AM EST

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