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^ My friend, thank you for answering my question. I am answering yours, in return to this.

In point of view, credit cards are a comfortable way to keep huge amounts of money, since they would take a lot of place in cash, but not the safest possible way for this, in case that the bank is about to stop existing.

Do you agree with me that spiritual and intellectual things are more significant and more important than material ones?
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No, because they need not be different things. For example a drawn picture. While a spiritual and intellectual property, it required material goods to produce. Acquiring these good was necessary for completion of the picture. Intellectual and spiritual growth have their place but they don't put food on the table. I prefer balance to a Sith style one way or the other approach.

Why is nudity reviled in the USA?
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I'm no expert but I think is mostly because of the history of USA in its colonial origin. If you consider that the foundations of the country start with extremely religious pilgrims who (and their following generations) carried a mass genocide of originary culture, the appeal of superiority and the moral justification came from the idea that they were created a place for God in earth (the concept of exceptionalism and the bright city in top of the hill that are core foundations of the US identity and are basically this) and in order to carry this actions in a morally acceptable framework, they had to represent the people of God. Purity, modesty and ultimately the submission of women are part of this concept, therefore nudity is condemned as part of the undesirable, because it leads to sin. The fact that many native people was usually half naked was also used as a factor, justifying their lack of modesty and less developed clothes as one more point to classify then as savages and exterminate without remorse. Funny enough, one of the places where it's better represented this historical view, is in the construction of Bioshock Infinity.

You think that the old phrase "story is written by the victors" is still valid in the era of Internet?
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^ DrowSorcerer we must have posted at the same time. Sorry I didn’t see this earlier. My below answer is to Camay1997 question above yours. I’m glad below this post Metal_bomber answered your question. I will also take time to answer. I’ve never heard the phrase “story is written by the victors” but I have heard the phrase “history is written by the ones who win the war”. This I believe to be true even with the internet when it goes for much of history. As of current times with smartphones and people having more access to communication I believe more stories arise from different viewpoints and interpretations.

I looked up some things online and anyone with more information please feel free to answer. I saw a picture of a lady wearing a one piece swimsuit who got arrested for indecent exposure a long time ago. Things have changed a lot seeing women in underwear for advertisements in public malls. With little knowledge of a lost history I hypothesize, that settlers who created the United States came from climates that temperature changes made clothing desirable. In many parts of the United States changes in temperatures still made clothing desirable. It was common for people to want to wear clothing outside for protection of the elements and wildlife. Those who didn’t probably added up to be a nuisance in one way or another and or immoral. Then laws came into place with support of protecting children and of course everyone loves children thus supporting laws protecting them.

Is it more commonly known in Japan for adults to enjoy animation or is that something I think I remember hearing but am wrong about?
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Yay, I get to answer two questions


DrowSorcerer wrote:
You think that the old phrase "story is written by the victors" is still valid in the era of Internet?
I don't think so... This ease of communication and access to information apparently makes it so that anything can be believable as long as it's repeated sufficient times (I know I'm the one who said I'd like to not discuss politics, but...the global rise of the populist right is a perfect example of this ). We live the days of fake news, antivacc and flat earthers.
Ok, back on topic... The internet makes it easy for everyone to both read and (re)write history, so yeah, I'll be going with a "no" for my answer.


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Is it more commonly known in Japan for adults to enjoy animation or is that something I think I remember hearing but am wrong about?
I have no idea, but from what I've gathered watching anime, it definitely seems that it's indeed way more popular among Japanese adults.

The next poster can provide a decent answer to the question above
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I have quite a few friends in Japan.
If you guys have any questions about there let me know.
One told me that,
"Both true. Like depends on which anime you talking about . Everybody loves Naruto and Dragonball . Stuff like that . But something creepy anime I don’t know lol. "
Another had said this:
"Especially if u take a train or metro, u can see a lot of people who reading Magazines or watching anime’s by his phone.Since the first Japanese anime(AstroBoy Atom 1952)showed , almost Japanese growing up with watch TV anime’s , so they love animations "
So maybe more obscure titles not so popular.
But, in Japan people prefer to read the books.
They are very cheap.
And dvds/blu rays are expensive!
Even cd singles.
So, anime dvds are kind of a collection or collector idea too.
Anyways, this is based on one buddy from Miyazaki, the other is in Tokyo. :)



How do you make Monday more meaningful?
Posted 4/8/19 , edited 4/8/19
Start every day by doing a simple task, such as making your bed. Then another task, and another. It's much harder to start than keep the ball going so start with something simple. And - even if you come back from a bad day later you still come home to a thing being done by you. That day isn't wasted into archiving nothing.

Days are a timeline where things can happen, if you allow yourself to make them happen. It isn't dependend on time, it's dependend on if you use that time or waste it. Also slack off, but that's an appointment you made with yourself. You should feel important about yourself too. Not feel like "wasting it" or "selfish" because you're using time for your own needs.

I feel too many people are guilt tripping over saying no and working themself to dead. Or trying to hug the whole world instead being happy with the impact they are capable of doing to others.


Do you believe morals are replacing what we used to praise in religion these days? E.g can religions be removed if people grow together with morals?







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Yes. Religions serve no purpose outside the comfort they provide individuals.

Why do a percentage of anime fans feel the industry has an obligation to not make content they find distasteful?
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Goblin Slayer comes to mind I think this attitude is not limited to anime fans, unfortunately... In my eyes, this kind of behavior is just another form of virtue signaling. To portray something is not necessarily the same as to promote it (the same principle could be applied to that previous question about safe spaces etc.). For example, imo, fan service in anime is obnoxious 9 times out of 10 but whatever, it's harmless and there are a lot of people who enjoy it.


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I feel too many people are guilt tripping over saying no and working themself to dead. Or trying to hug the whole world instead being happy with the impact they are capable of doing to others.
Such wisdom from someone so young is always a sight for sore eyes :')

Folks here seem to have strong opinions on this subject so I'll keep it going... From your personal experience, could you say that religion has, overall, a negative influence on people's lives?
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I seen some bad things happen to people that change religions.
Like if their family is a certain thing they can turn away.
I seen another community turn it's back on an individual.
Another I seen families be very upset.
In any case, I think religion can be a refuge and a good thing.
But, I think it's very very important to respect people and their beliefs.
In some ways, some of all the religions are the same.
And in some way we are being separated into groups.
So we as people need to focus on what's important.
And that's what we have in common.
Not our differences.

What does it mean to be smart? Having a high IQ? Or being good in a certain area? Street smarts? Survival? Etc?
Posted 4/9/19 , edited 4/9/19
Depends what's desirable on your priority list. When I was younger I thought adults where all smart and have wizard knowledge. Now that I'm on the same turn, past 20's soon realizing everyone is in the same boat. Still trying to figure it out and are mostly balancing life upon tries and maybe sometimes self validated lies.

Because most prefer convinience over leaving daily routines to seek new knowledge. Or they don't get the luxury to step out of their responsibilities they taken for others or themself. Maybe being smart just means being responsible when these things grow on you with adultery because all booksmarts alone doesn't teach you how to handle life.


Why is a successful health system based on how many people they are able to treat instead on how many people are healty?

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Most likely because of a separation between the preventive and reactive parts of health. Preventing disease is an extremely difficult task as people are in general really bad to take care of themselves even if they have all the alternatives given by a social system. We tend to forget that for instance when kids we had regular medical checks and as adults we should do that at least twice a year. Most people does not control themselves more than a couple times in a decade.

For making things more complicated, the problem is also multifactorial, as an effective system. That keeps people healthy while not affecting individual liberties should incorporate education that makes people conscious about themselves, working conditions that prevent risks, enough social protection to assure a good living standard for everyone and also it needs to be tailored to the individual's tastes and needs. In that sense, all the work done by a responsible government goes in the direction of improving the quality of life of the people in that society, and being healthy is basically the cornerstone of that quality of life.

Thing is, when resources are limited, the capacity of a system is based on the best it can do instead of the best we can imagine, and since disease is not completely preventable, that corner is taken by a health system, which task is to treat first, and prevent up to a certain point (basically up to the point people is willing to prevent themselves).

Do you think we have a purpose? Do you think we need one? Why?


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Well I'm not a medical student or anything but being able to treat people is the reason why we live much longer lives than we did centuries ago. It's harder to stay healthy or even be born healthy during those times - not that I know what's that like but I certainly don't have to worry about contracting small pox or polio in order for people to live without dying of something they can not control.

Because this apparent successful health system is able to treat so many people is part of the reason why we as a species are overpopulated. Though in any case I think it goes both ways in terms of what it means to be a good health system. That's all I can ponder about behind that reasoning of why it's that way.

This sort of pondering reminds me that many consumable bananas are often all clones of their kind which makes them easy to getting wiped by disease. The cavendish bananas which are the ones you'll find everywhere as they make up 99 percent of commercially sold bananas but it didn't use to be that way.

Until 1950's - 1960's it was the the gros michel bananas that were sold everywhere which supposedly were much sweeter. An epidemic called panama disease wiped out most of those bananas and so farmers replaced them with cavendish bananas which were resistant to it. Unfortunately, a new recent disease is out devastating banana farms in Africa so Cavendish bananas may also get wiped out soon in the near future if it spreads to other continents.

There are several scientists and other agricultural experts trying to counteract this by modifying cavendish bananas or finding a number of defenses. They're also trying to make sure the taste isn't too altered as well or is identical when or if they have to make a new kind of banana. So in the future, bananas may taste slightly different, be more or less the same, or become a rare fruit possibly. Though i digress but it's something to humor maybe.

Edit: Oh.. well you beat me to the punch though not that mind really. In any case I'm not sure we have a purpose. Maybe, the creation of life was an accident that occured throughout the millions of years of events in the span of space. Maybe, some higher being did create all this. But even so, we exist and create our own sort of purpose as we grow as individuals or as a species. I find life to be the strangest thing yet it's kind of amazing in itself.

On a personal level, I believe purpose is important in keeping people going about their life and what drives them.

What do you think will be the next stage of technology that will affect our quality of life? Would you welcome it?
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(I edited this because I took a long time and a few posts went by when the time came that I posted)


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What do you think will be the next stage of technology that will affect our quality of life? Would you welcome it?



I feel the next stage of technology that will effect the majority of people concerning the people who also access the internet I am on now will be wireless power. Power that can be used anywhere like WiFi. Cars can be running off of it with no need to recharge or fuel. Many new tools and toys will be possible and made because of it. Yes, I would welcome it, most transportation would be almost indefinite with no need for fueling, that would be great. Many fun new devises would be created running off power that never needed a recharge.


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Why is a successful health system based on how many people they are able to treat instead on how many people are healty?



What I know is people that don’t have access to health services usually have poorer quality of life when it comes to their bodies health. Health problems may not be known in such communities because it is not looked at to find. I think many people have gone through things in life that they wish others to not go through and being able to treat or alleviate those things helps many people. Maybe the words you heard of “health system” is referring to the system of doctors and health care workers and not to be compared with individuals health. When it comes to what is healthy it comes to defining what a word means and I know from experience many people can have different meanings to a word. I can imagine there is controversy on what a healthy human being is compared to a system of services looking at numbers there is no controversy on a higher number compared to a lower number of its amount.


Does your community have a recycling program where you live? And if so do you know the types of plastics that are recyclable? (Mine for example does and only recycles plastics 1, 2 and 5.)

(V it looks like yours recycles or at least excepts more types of plastics then mine here. For the longest time I would throw anything plastic in my recycling bin and it would get taken away. Then I learned from their online site it was only numbers 1,2 and 5. I also called them up a few times with questions for a greater clarity and learned I could ball up used aluminum foil and recycle that too.)
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Yessir, we have green bin for grass, blue for recycling and brown for garbage.
But, more so we do have this free recycling center up in the hills.
There's things that are and aren't accepted.
Aren't:

Air Conditioners
Automotive tires
Automotive fluids like coolant, gasoline
Ballasts from electrical lighting fixtures
Bricks, pavers, broken concrete, ceramics
Carpeting, carpet padding, rugs
Explosives
Fiberglass
Foam Rubber
Furniture, such as: Sofas, Chairs, Shelving, Tables, Bed Frames, etc., unless made of metal, then can be put in scrap metal bin
Garbage, Construction Debris
Green Waste: Wood, Grass, Yard Waste, Dirt, Food Scraps
Mattresses, Box Springs, Futons
Mirrors of any type
Pressurized Tanks: Propane, Acetylene, Helium, Nitrous Oxide, or Aerosols
Pyrex glass
Refrigerators, water coolers
Smoke Detectors
Toilets
VHS tapes - Commercially and home recorded tapes can be donated to Goodwill
Waxed Paper, Waxed Cardboard (please compost)
Wood: lumber, plywood, particle board, broken furniture
Zip disks, audio cassette tapes

But if you pay they may get rid of it, kinda destroys the point of free recycle center, but for the most part they accept almost everything:
Here's the accepted:


CARDBOARD, GLASS, METALS, PAPER, PLASTIC:
Cardboard: boxes must be broken down and flattened
Glass Containers: bottles and jars rinsed clean and sorted by color
Hard Plastics: empty, clean, dry plastic containers, furniture, pipe, toys, etc.
Mixed Paper: colored paper, cereal boxes, newspaper, shredded colored paper, file folders, junk mail, envelopes, photographs, etc.
Plastic Beverage Containers: clean plastics, all #s
Plastic Chemical Bottles
AC Adaptor
Audio Equipment
Cable and Cable Boxes
CD and DVD Players
Tel and Cell Phone
Computer (CPU) and Computer Monitor
Extension Cord
Greenboard
Holiday Lights
Laptop Computer
Modem
PDA
Power Strip and Power Supply
Tablet
TVs
VHS Player
Video Equipment
Wiring
Automobile Batteries: lead-acid cell.
Batteries: Alkaline, NiCad, lithium
Bicycles: Bicycle and bicycle parts .
Books
Electric Appliances: Examples: hair dryer, bread machine, coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, electric mower, table lamp, etc.) Put in Metal or Hard Plastic recycling bin, depending on whether item is predominantly metal or plastic. Wooden speakers cannot be taken. Questions? Please ask office staff.
Exercise equipment: scrap metal.
Etc.

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