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  1. Flinn's Avatar
    It will be long before we could heal from this, but thanks for your kind words anyways
  2. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    Life's harshness in full display. Losing someone, even when you know it's coming, is always tough. Nothing truly prepares you when the moment arrives. (I had this with the mother of my best friend when she died of cancer a couple of years ago, she was like a mother to me too). May Maurizio rest in peace now and your wounds start to heal mate.
  3. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dismounted Feudal Knight
    Surely the art of 'programming' is native to politics. It's just that the programming does not inherently carry a goal of efficiency or progress at a universal or compromising scale.

    As you say, there is always motive, and failure by political incompetence itself has strong motives.
    So true. I wish it was different, honestly.
  4. Dismounted Feudal Knight's Avatar
    Surely the art of 'programming' is native to politics. It's just that the programming does not inherently carry a goal of efficiency or progress at a universal or compromising scale.

    As you say, there is always motive, and failure by political incompetence itself has strong motives.
  5. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Turkafinwë
    I also absolutely detest working reactively. I'd rather spend a couple of days programming to automate a task than always having to start from zero, even for the smallest of tasks. It's more work in the short term but once you have those templates ready, oh baby, is the work gonna go smooth.

    Hopefully you'll get something done with those generous funds. It'll be gone before you know it.
    yes programming, in general, isn't a quality modern politics consider worthy
  6. Turkafinwë's Avatar
    I also absolutely detest working reactively. I'd rather spend a couple of days programming to automate a task than always having to start from zero, even for the smallest of tasks. It's more work in the short term but once you have those templates ready, oh baby, is the work gonna go smooth.

    Hopefully you'll get something done with those generous funds. It'll be gone before you know it.
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  8. Flinn's Avatar
    I'd argue one more point on consequence; one can easily consider the job easy (from politics to, I argue, retail) if they detach themselves, while the true hardship comes in caring especially when those around you don't.
    That's precisely my point

    However, thanks for reading and commenting, as usual you have nailed it down pretty well.
  9. Dismounted Feudal Knight's Avatar
    A lot of the essence of politics is people sharing a vague ideal of goodness but radical differences on how to achieve it, and worse, fundamental inconsistencies in what they consider the path of goodness to be. When people operate on different facts, civility crumbles.

    And that is before the very real fact when people are just plain greedy and take their actions for personal benefit; invariably as one gets deeper, personal benefit means sustaining the system that becomes the career of a person. As people become accustomed to the 'job' of politics, they take stakes in it the way any normal person would for their position in a workplace, and yet the stakes in this 'job' is the well being of local civilization. But people can do all sorts of things with various effects on those they affect and sleep well at night, as long as they are detached from the consequences.

    This heart of politics is applicable at every level of interaction, from job politics to online communities to of course the infamous governmental positions. Same seeds, different reach.

    I'd argue one more point on consequence; one can easily consider the job easy (from politics to, I argue, retail) if they detach themselves, while the true hardship comes in caring especially when those around you don't. Or as I opened up, both parties care, but for clashing reasons...
    Updated October 27, 2021 at 02:42 PM by Dismounted Feudal Knight
  10. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Septentrionalis
    I am glad to have stumbled upon this post. As a total wine connoisseur (TWC), I enjoy stories by people who actually produce the ambrosia that makes this dreary life more tolerable.
    you should really read the whole blog then
  11. Septentrionalis's Avatar
    I am glad to have stumbled upon this post. As a total wine connoisseur (TWC), I enjoy stories by people who actually produce the ambrosia that makes this dreary life more tolerable.
  12. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narf
    Looks tasty!
    We are not good at many things, we Italians, but cooking is definitely one of those things
  13. Narf's Avatar
    Looks tasty!
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  16. King Athelstan's Avatar
    I don't think that's just limited to the muncipalities in your country I'm afraid. Nepotism, corruption, sweeping favours and personal relations play a part a bit too world-wide for my liking
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  18. Flinn's Avatar
    As I like to say: it's not the government of the better ones, but of the wise guys..
  19. King Athelstan's Avatar
    At times not even in disguise. And aye, any public postion is very taxic, whether it is in politics, groups or certain internet foras - people will always ask things of you, try to exploit you for their benefit and one cannot always deliver. Nor is it always deserved, as you say. It's a wolf's den, where those too timid perish and the aggressive flourish
  20. Flinn's Avatar
    I know from where you are coming from bro

    Well to be honest with you, I believe that's how humanity is really meant to be.. we are sitting today on a society that does not foster the idea of procreation, but of consumerism, while, as matter of fact we are supposed to have kids in our earlier life.. what I mean is that kids having kids isn't necessarily bad or laughable, and that assuming that this is so, it's mostly a fault of the distorted view we have because of the priorities set by the modern times civilization.
    Updated January 25, 2021 at 04:27 AM by Flinn
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