Why You Come To The USMB

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    What is it that brings this poly-faceted multitude to the USMB?

    Apparent ill and then camaraderie will give way to attacks and applause…

    Unusual? Schopenhauer described same in this way:
    On a cold winter's day, a group of porcupines huddled together to stay warm and keep from freezing. But soon they felt one another's quills and moved apart. When the need for warmth brought them closer together again, their quills again forced them apart. They were driven back and forth, at the mercy of their discomforts until they found the distance from one another that provided both a maximum of warmth and a minimum of pain.

    In human beings, the emptiness and monotony of the isolated self produces a need for society. This brings people together, but their many offensive qualities and intolerable faults drive them apart again. The optimum distance that they finally find and that permits them to coexist is embodied in politeness and good manners. Because of this distance between us, we can only partially satisfy our need for warmth, but at the same time, we are spared the stab of one another's quills. --Arthur Schopenhauer


    The unusual aspect here is that so many of us seem to thrive, not on the warmth of human contact, but on the pain of the ‘quills.’
     
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    as my wife says....i love crowds....except for all the people...
     
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    It's the cyber equivalent of hanging out at the corner bar, except the food is better, the drinks are cheaper, and I can have whatever music or program on the teevee that suits me.
     
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    Got banned from another board and was referred here.... long ago. "Celiberal" was the other board, and it's still there.
     
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    It helps making staying informed more entertaining.
     
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    Then there's the comic relief......
     
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    Yeah thanks for that one "dude"
     
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    I think it's more like the barbershop scene in Coming to America.


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    I like to see what's on people's minds, for the occasional chuckle, and because I got ejected from the Hannity Forum a some time ago.
     
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    In the hopes that I can maybe, just maybe, show one ignorant winger the errors in their thinking... consider it my need to do a good deed, left over from my scout days

    Plus.. it helps with passing the time occasionally
     

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