Eudaimonia

Eudaimonia Hi, my name is Eric. Eudaimonia has it's roots in Greek philosophy and pertains to the value in living an objectively good life. It doesn't necessarily prescribe happiness at all points (and in fact necessitates that we do not always experience it) in life, but describes 'good' living as that which is consistent with your self-tested and derived values based on your experiences. There is a lot of room to discuss what we might call 'good' and by whom we measure such things. I generally see humanizing behavior as being of higher value, and being more reflective of a 'good' and 'virtuous' persona. Many of the things I write and say are based in these thoughts, both about myself and others. I'm not afraid to criticize intent because intent itself requires belief to function. Those beliefs will guide the people I interact with when I'm not present in front of them, and therefore to maximize the extent of my own influence I must be open to receiving criticism, dishing it out fairly, and be critical of myself. What's good, seeks to get better. If you hold the belief that humanity has inherent value and is worth fighting for, come share knowledge with me.

DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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whereawholelotofnothinghappens:

wocinsolidarity:

plansfornigel:

DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

POSTED BY
DEBUNKINGMRAS

POSTED ON
MARCH 12, 2014

What follows is a response to a popular list of claims and arguments made by men’s rights activists.

1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than…

Absolutely brilliant post. Impeccably researched. 

Did you do your own research?  Somehow I think not.  This has already been torn apart by myself, and many, many others.

There have been thousands of people just like you who just pass these posts forward thinking nothing could possibly be false.  After all, it supports your personal conclusions!  And we don’t cherry-pick anything at all, do we?  What’s worse is that the statistics and arguments are literal fabrications.  The sources directly contradict the claims made, and literally tens of thousands of you just ate it right up without checking a single source.  “Whoops, I reblogged it but didn’t use my critical thinking skills whatsoever!  A blog I trust said it, it has to be true!”  Yeah sure.

Really though, just read the sources we were all given.  Don’t waste five hours of your time on it, just glance at what each source is really presenting and you’ll see that the OP basically ignored everything for their conclusion of choice.  Or you can see my debunking for more, which I’ve linked you to above.  In it, for most of the sources sans maybe two or three, I explain how the actual data and information of the sources was bypassed entirely for erroneous conclusions.

"Feminism on Monday: 'Women are strong. Strong enough to be in combat, and CERTAINLY strong enough to carry a 250+ pound man and both of their gear to safety.' Feminism on Tuesday: 'Women CAN'T be the abusers in domestic violence situations! They lack the physicality to do any real harm to a man!'"

Asked by Anonymous

talking-fedora:

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE OF THEIR DOUBLETHINK THINGS.

Personally I’m with the first kind, but its sadly the truth that the second kind of activism actually has traction in our media and it really isn’t fair of us to put both activisms on the same plane. Simply put, while mainstream feminism makes both arguments, they try a lot harder on the second kind. I feel like I only see that reasoning about combat troops in response to opposition, not as an actual platform issue.

emeraldjade:

bruisdnotbrkn:

spiritual-cats:

checkless:

wearingly:

I finally found a website where I can watch all my favorite 90’s cartoons for free! I linked them all below, enjoy revisiting your childhood! 
Hey Arnold!
Johnny Bravo
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Angry Beavers
Animaniacs
CatDog
Cow and Chicken
Doug
Ed, Edd, and Eddy
Inspector Gadget
The Powerpuff Girls
Pokemon
Pinky and The Brain
Recess
The Ren and Stimpy Show
Rocket Power
Rocko’s Modern Life
Rugrats
The Wild Thornberries
SpongeBob SquarePants
Dragon Tales
Dexter’s Labratory
All That
The Amanda Show
Are You Afraid of the Dark
Boy Meets World
Clarissa Explains It All
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Timon & Pumbaa
Sister, Sister
Saved By The Bell
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Magic School Bus
Legends of the Hidden Temple
KaBlam!
Goosebumps
Goof Troop
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Figure It Out
Darkwing Duck
Digimon
Blue’s Clues
Angela Anaconda
Reboot
Wishbone
TaleSpin
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Sonic the Hedgehog


OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH

this literally just made me so happy i’m going to be glued to my screen for the next month!

For those interested…

Y’all don’t know how happy this made me…the only thing I love as much as Boondocks (excluding season 4), Batman, and DBZ is Darkwing Duck….

Reblogged from congenitalprogramming

emeraldjade:

bruisdnotbrkn:

spiritual-cats:

checkless:

wearingly:

I finally found a website where I can watch all my favorite 90’s cartoons for free! I linked them all below, enjoy revisiting your childhood! 

  1. Hey Arnold!
  2. Johnny Bravo
  3. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  4. The Angry Beavers
  5. Animaniacs
  6. CatDog
  7. Cow and Chicken
  8. Doug
  9. Ed, Edd, and Eddy
  10. Inspector Gadget
  11. The Powerpuff Girls
  12. Pokemon
  13. Pinky and The Brain
  14. Recess
  15. The Ren and Stimpy Show
  16. Rocket Power
  17. Rocko’s Modern Life
  18. Rugrats
  19. The Wild Thornberries
  20. SpongeBob SquarePants
  21. Dragon Tales
  22. Dexter’s Labratory
  23. All That
  24. The Amanda Show
  25. Are You Afraid of the Dark
  26. Boy Meets World
  27. Clarissa Explains It All
  28. Courage the Cowardly Dog
  29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  30. Timon & Pumbaa
  31. Sister, Sister
  32. Saved By The Bell
  33. Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  34. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  35. The Magic School Bus
  36. Legends of the Hidden Temple
  37. KaBlam!
  38. Goosebumps
  39. Goof Troop
  40. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  41. Figure It Out
  42. Darkwing Duck
  43. Digimon
  44. Blue’s Clues
  45. Angela Anaconda
  46. Reboot
  47. Wishbone
  48. TaleSpin
  49. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
  50. Sonic the Hedgehog

OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH

this literally just made me so happy i’m going to be glued to my screen for the next month!

For those interested…

Y’all don’t know how happy this made me…the only thing I love as much as Boondocks (excluding season 4), Batman, and DBZ is Darkwing Duck….

Reblogged from ellieintheskywithdiamonds

tastefullyoffensive:

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

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(Source: allthebestofmemes)


Mutant 101 - "Hulk Hug Hulk" [X]

Reblogged from sosungalittleclodofclay

Mutant 101 - "Hulk Hug Hulk" [X]

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thetallblacknerd:

I find it comical when women think I care about

Stretchmarks
If one titty is slightly bigger than the other
Birthmarks
Fat areas
Bumps or discoloration
Cellulite
Sweat
Morning breath
Human flaws

If I have you naked in front of me and I am naked too, the only thing on my mind is where am I putting my mouth first

impactprincess:

fintonmusic:

supahjewelz:

I thought we were having a moment…you ruined it

I’m crying

Omgomg

Reblogged from prins-albert

impactprincess:

fintonmusic:

supahjewelz:

I thought we were having a moment…you ruined it

I’m crying

Omgomg

i-dont-need-feminism:

reeves3:

didgeridooyouloveme:

caseyanthonyofficial:

That gazebo is so fucked

Are you sure gazebo is the correct word?
Are
you 
sure?




That isn’t even a gazebo! It’s a damn tent! 

 

This is a gazebo!

Reblogged from i-dont-need-feminism

i-dont-need-feminism:

reeves3:

didgeridooyouloveme:

caseyanthonyofficial:

That gazebo is so fucked

Are you sure gazebo is the correct word?

Are

you 

sure?

That isn’t even a gazebo! It’s a damn tent! This is a gazebo!

(Source: 4gifs)

Reblogged from nietzschesghost

everythinginheregleams:

But not with medicine!

"i miss you very much friend"

Asked by Anonymous

I’m not online too much between both of my jobs, I’m sorry friend.

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

Reblogged from tycho-science

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

(Source: kimkangaskhan)

spookbeast:

come on and slam

Reblogged from witchy-w0man

spookbeast:

come on and slam

neurosciencestuff:

What sign language teaches us about the brain
The world’s leading humanoid robot, ASIMO, has recently learnt sign language. The news of this breakthrough came just as I completed Level 1 of British Sign Language (I dare say it took me longer to master signing than it did the robot!). As a neuroscientist, the experience of learning to sign made me think about how the brain perceives this means of communicating.
For instance, during my training, I found that mnemonics greatly simplified my learning process. To sign the colour blue you use the fingers of your right hand to rub the back of your left hand, my simple mnemonic for this sign being that the veins on the back of our hand appear blue. I was therefore forming an association between the word blue (English), the sign for blue (BSL), and the visual aid that links the two. However, the two languages differ markedly in that one relies on sounds and the other on visual signs.
Do our brains process these languages differently? It seems that for the most part, they don’t. And it turns out that brain studies of sign language users have helped bust a few myths.
Read more

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neurosciencestuff:

What sign language teaches us about the brain

The world’s leading humanoid robot, ASIMO, has recently learnt sign language. The news of this breakthrough came just as I completed Level 1 of British Sign Language (I dare say it took me longer to master signing than it did the robot!). As a neuroscientist, the experience of learning to sign made me think about how the brain perceives this means of communicating.

For instance, during my training, I found that mnemonics greatly simplified my learning process. To sign the colour blue you use the fingers of your right hand to rub the back of your left hand, my simple mnemonic for this sign being that the veins on the back of our hand appear blue. I was therefore forming an association between the word blue (English), the sign for blue (BSL), and the visual aid that links the two. However, the two languages differ markedly in that one relies on sounds and the other on visual signs.

Do our brains process these languages differently? It seems that for the most part, they don’t. And it turns out that brain studies of sign language users have helped bust a few myths.

Read more

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batcii:

 

(Source: patrickkingart)