1) You're a cheapskate: You admittedly love the games but refuse to pay for them.
2) You're an obsessive: You say you lose sleep over games, but playing them nonstop is not a requirement.
To be honest Zephro I think my original reply to you was trying to find a polite way to say "learn some self-control or stop whining" :-P
The question of whether or not there is some sort of canonical worthiness to some hobbies over others is probably a fundamental and irreconcilable area of disagreement. I don't think there is. Talk about the worthiness of hobbies smells a little too much of keeping the disenfranchised down for me to be happy about it.
I don't think there is some sort of canonical worthiness, just that people don't mean "socially acceptable" when they talk about it. Saying what ever is worthy is what people enjoy is far too post modern for me though.
- Steve Jobs
See? Steve just saved you from a terrible career path switch!
At the very least you can use good software to make the admin part of the job less of a burden. When I was teaching at university we had some handy tools that made life easy for us. That was useful.
I got this far:
Then decided he could go screw himself.Quote:
It’s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical. The problems are unions. You plot the growth of the NEA [National Education Association] and the dropping of SAT scores, and they’re inversely proportional.
I re-read it. He can still go screw himself as a libertarian arse wipe. It sounds like the exact nonsense Michael Gove is espousing over here.
Sorry, I am totally derailing the thread but that article made me genuinely angry.
I come back and it appears Zephro and Mashakos have come to the conclusion that Steve Jobs doesn't know jack about education.
This is also my assessment, considering how little confidence he had in his own consumers to understand computers.
In my defence I also called him a Libertarian bumwipe, libertarian being the dirty word in that sentence.
This whole fulfilling thing annoys me. Why is it more fulfilling? Because you are told it should be. Does it actually fulfill you?
I know many people who absolutely love doing what is considered proper, like helping the poor in Africa and being an emergency paramedic while also traveling the world.
I know other people who tried it and hated it. Some of these people were more effective than the ones who were fulfilled and some were not.
Are each of the 4 groups equally fulfilled? I doubt it. Many people are fulfilled doing stupid artistic crap that no one appreciates. They have to tell themselves that other people are too dumb to understand. So they are fulfilled, and yet, useless to others.
Did they live a good life just because they are fulfilled? How does the value of a person who is fulfilled excelling at obscure video games differ from one who excels at obscure art styles that only 100 other people care about? Society tells us that one of these is better than the other. Yet in many societies or cultures art is considered frivolous and a waste of time. They would look at our famous art celebrities and think it was totally stupid.
I guess I'm just one of those infernal relativists, perhaps with a touch of nihilism.