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Poem: "Dissonance and Consonance"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 21st, 2012 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>Almost all the people alive and living in cities today have been there for several generations now.<<

Barter works just as well in cities, it simply tends to be used for different things.

>>She was totally out of step with the modern world no matter which of its ways you might mention.<<

I can't say I'm terribly impressed with modern society. I know how to adapt but ... I just can't bring myself to do it this time.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: September 21st, 2012 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

"I can't say I'm terribly impressed with modern society."

I'm not either, but at least we have more options now than we ever would have even 50 years ago.
I have a certain horror of getting locked into someone else's idea of "what would be best for me". Some people just won't leave others alone to make their own decisions for themselves.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 21st, 2012 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>I'm not either, but at least we have more options now than we ever would have even 50 years ago.<<

At least theoretically. Many of those options are unavailable for many people.

>>I have a certain horror of getting locked into someone else's idea of "what would be best for me". Some people just won't leave others alone to make their own decisions for themselves.<<

Yeah, me too. I'm so far from the average, when other people have control over me, the results are frequently damaging. It's made me aggressively protective of my integrity.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: September 22nd, 2012 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

"It's made me aggressively protective of my integrity."
Everyone should be.
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siege From: siege Date: September 21st, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Quoting an acquaintance of mine, when someone says something is "for your own good", it often isn't.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: September 22nd, 2012 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I agree. It's never what you yourself would have chosen.
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