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by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

.....they do provide some stability and better conditions for happiness. Modern society has certain organizing principles. Money is one that can be useful, and there are many segments of the human community who have so little money, that it really gets to be almost completely irrelevant. Resources,...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

romansh wrote:I think we could implement everything you want and there still would be people complaining.

It is us that needs to change.
Both need changing. One is a systemic issue and the other has to do with public opinion and motivation.

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by CarmelaBear
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Well I guess the problem is not how much money you need to love someone or cats. The problem is if the cats will love you back if you dont have money. lol And I am pretty sure no cat will ever come close to you to be loved if you dont treat her something and treats need money. You're not talking ab...
by CarmelaBear
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

I can't help thinking if what you are seeing is a result of US's culture of individualism; this stems back at least two centuries. It will take a while to reverse this trend. There is no "silver bullet" to fix the serious, severe problems, but one economic journalist has a number of suggestions in ...
by CarmelaBear
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

How much money do you need to love your cat? Well, for starters, you have to be able to afford to live where one is allowed to keep a cat. Then, there are the the toys and catnip, feeding and the vet bills, the medical insurance and the last expenses...not to mention time and effort, especially wit...
by CarmelaBear
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

I think it is a bit more complicated than a nasty group of rich greedy people living the high life on the downtrodden and thus inhibiting the poor to be happy and married. I agree. The temptation to create an easy target is too sweet and easy. What I should have realized is that a failed political ...
by CarmelaBear
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

In a graph or chart, the 2's would be clustered in the wealth class, and the 1's would be found in larger sets at the poor end of a graph or matrix. I am interested ... can you show me the data or at least provide a link. A couple links I quickly googled suggested getting married actually makes one...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Regarding resources being shared inequitably in the US, I personally would settle for an egalitarian society. Where the disfranchised are supported. The UK used to have a tax bracket that was 95% for the rich. The whole thing was counterproductive. One of the greatest achievements of Europe was the...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Take any set of groupings, mathematically. There will be variations. In romantics (the science of romance), the usual sets would be made of two's or one's. They are also part of other sets, like wealth-class and resource-class (with finances, I am poor, and with education, I am part of the elite cla...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

romansh wrote:...While the golden rule (positive or negative version) might be a a reasonable short cut in many instances, I don't think a single rule is appropriate in all cases.
Exactly.

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by CarmelaBear
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Studies indicate that people in America cannot form serious romantic bonds for lack of financial resources. In an inequitable economy, only the richest people are pairing up more and staying involved. The rest are far, far less likely to marry and much, much more likely to divorce. The numbers indic...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

There is room for the intellect, the heart, and the will. In fact all are absolutely essential. The problem comes when, for example, a person who follows their will devalues an intellectual, or visa versa. The competitor defines the intellectual as a weak nerd, and the intellectual thinks the other...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

That is very well said Carmela. I remember reading a paper from Tolkien who said, paraphrasing him, that myth (he was talking about literature) does not blur the lines between reality and fantasy and that it is very much dependent upon reality in order to work. He also said, Man is degraded by scie...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Every experiment begins with the hypothesis, which is an educated guess and informed speculation. Without the fantasy, scientific minds and practical problem-solvers would find it hard to make progress. Myth draws on reality and then influences how it develops. The relationship between them may be s...
by CarmelaBear
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

Speculative thought can be directly linked to the same imagination that drives both myth and empiricism. It can be at the start of everything we know for sure.

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