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    I've never owned jeans. I didn't want to look just like all the nonconformists.
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    The guys in red were the least irritating.
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    Shevek replied to the thread Altruism.
    Passing on possessions to the person most likely to use them is a way of benefiting my values, but not myself, except for a feeling of...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Altruism.
    The mammalian response to infants - help being inspired by big eyes and clumsy, weak motions - seems to be very old indeed. A Leopard...
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    Shevek replied to the thread A Tin of Treasures.
    I've always had one since my mid 20s. Sometimes new ones develop, and old ones lose meaning. I'm turning my T-shirt collection into...
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    Shevek posted the thread Altruism in General Autism Discussion.
    There are a lot of gifts that come with obligations. The Japanese have several ways to say "thank you" which all denote degrees of...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Autism and poverty.
    Agreed that we are mostly driven by instincts operating in the old parts of the brain that don't use language. We then rationalize the...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Post something Weird or Random.
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    Shevek replied to the thread Autism and poverty.
    No, Especially billionaires. People who do reposessions say that a rich person will go into a major crisis over losing a non-essential...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Post something Weird or Random.
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    Shevek replied to the thread Post something Weird or Random.
    My friend Titan got lucky, moving from a terrible owner to a great one. To mark his new territory, he decorated a small section of lawn...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Post something Weird or Random.
    Canada is a bit bigger than one ice storm, but my sister got caught in that. That fall, my bro-in-law had gone to help a friend clean...
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    Shevek replied to the thread Fitting In.
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    Shevek replied to the thread Post something Weird or Random.
    Some friends ran a small motel on Vancouver Island, Canada. They got a call asking for a reservation to be moved on by one day. The...
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    Shevek replied to the thread What are your goals for 2023?.
    Nothing new, really. Looking for people to work with to save the world. Live on fewer resources while staying healthy. Give away...
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