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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #30 on: May 14, 2010, 08:52 PM »
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I'm part of a motto now?

Yes. It says that on the MacDonald coat of arms.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #31 on: May 14, 2010, 08:54 PM »
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"F**k the youngsters". That's what I always say.

Don't screw up this opportunity, Robbie.
With that attitude James.........Get in to them......Thats my boy..... yay
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #32 on: May 14, 2010, 09:15 PM »
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"F**k the youngsters". That's what I always say.
I'm part of a motto now?
Yes. It says that on the MacDonald coat of arms.
Interesting modern translation of "Per mare per terras" James! lmao

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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #33 on: May 14, 2010, 09:16 PM »
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Interesting modern translation of "Per mare per terras" James! lmao



It needed a modern update.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #34 on: May 15, 2010, 01:39 AM »
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I was pretty high when I created the thread, though. I don't expect there to be much activity. I just checked some old posts and one of the members who works in this field doesn't want to discuss what she does at work when she comes on a tennis forum, so I imagine this thread will drop off the first page soon.
Hope it was a natural high James Wink  Shame though that some are poking fun at your thread - and I'm not saying anything about my Spooks thread... Very Happy

Seriously though, I can understand why somebody who works in this field not wanting to take their work home with them, but why don't you send a PM to George, or anybody else for that matter you think might be interested.  However, when George can bring himself to resurface after Andy's defeat, I'll try to remember to give him a pointer to this thread - then at least he can hopefully get his arguments into something besides tennis!

You should have seen some of the looks I got when I said I was interested in studying sex crime, as though merely studying it should be illegal.
Some folk still think the darker side of sex is a taboo subject, although you wouldn't know it from the way the sensationalist media love to fill us in with graphic details of these crimes.   If you've got the stomach for it, then go for it.  Reckon the more understanding we can have of these criminals, the better.  Is there no way you can do this as your PG course?

 
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #35 on: May 15, 2010, 02:13 AM »
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You're silly, Julia. I want nothing to do with economics. Very Happy

I've only had a little taster of econometrics so far and not looking forward to the maths but economics is serious fun, it's very clever how a social science can be explained on a x and y axis with a few interacting curves. Makes so much sense compared to these wishy washy sciences. Smile

Law is hard sh*t.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #36 on: May 15, 2010, 02:17 AM »
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I've only had a little taster of econometrics so far and not looking forward to the maths but economics is serious fun, it's very clever how a social science can be explained on a x and y axis with a few interacting curves. Makes so much sense compared to these wishy washy sciences. Smile

Law is hard sh*t.

I know. I find it interesting though. I like doing my mock trials and the thought of putting criminals into jail.

Math is not for me, so economics is a no go.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #37 on: May 15, 2010, 02:24 AM »
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Thought this thread was for sociology, not what everyone is planning to do at Uni?
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #38 on: May 15, 2010, 01:48 PM »
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....   I don't know about others but that's exactly why this forum has lost a lot of banter value over the years. People are just having a chat. Wink
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #39 on: May 16, 2010, 01:58 AM »
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I've only been a MW member for 4 months, but it seems to me that there's plenty of banter around, particularly on threads where this oldie would be completely out of place!
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #40 on: May 16, 2010, 04:36 AM »
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For the small group of sociologists on the site, I thought we should have a place for discussing social theory.

Here's an old Giddens essay to get the ball rolling. Ruth, George, your thoughts?

Given how little interest there is in sociology on this site, I have a feeling this thread will go down a storm. Rolling Eyes

It might be helpful if you could de-italicise Gidden's essay.  That small italic print is murder on my eyes.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #41 on: May 16, 2010, 12:02 PM »
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What to do? How to act? Who to be? These are focal questions for everyone living in circumstances of late modernity and ones which, on some level or another, all of us answer...” (Giddens, 1991, p.70).
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Thanks James for starting this thread.  Here are some of my personal thoughts to these questions Giddens raised.

I believe we are Eternal Beings in physical form.  I believe the purpose of Life is Joy, to be Happy.    Take any goal you have and if you look carefully at the root cause (by keep asking why) we want anything, it is to have that feeling of Joy.

The Basis of Life is Freedom, i.e. we are all unique Beings with Free Will,  and our preferences evolve and change over time.  An analogy is that of a buffet where we all enjoy eating different food,  and our preference changes from one day to another.   There is no absolute right or wrong.  

This Universe is based on the Law of Deliberate Creation to support our life here on Earth which states :
"That which you give thought to, and that which you Believe or Expect, Is."

This means that
a) From the contrast of life (good and bad),  we form our preferences and therefore decide on our goals (which can change over time)

b) By focusing our thoughts on that which our heart desires,  by maintaining a confident physiology, by being fully Associated in our internal representations (strong and clear internal Visual, Kinesthetic, Audio elements) (Neuro Linguistic Programming), being expectant of a positive result and not let doubt clouds our mind, we draw and bring unto us from the world of energy and infinite potential into its physical manifestation that which we desire.

Therefore we can do whatever our heart desires, what we feel is correct.  We all have an internal compass, an internal conscience to tell us what is right or wrong. We can act in any way that we believe is appropriate, that will help us achieve our goals. We can be as Joyful as we can be, focusing on the activities that  bring us Joy.  We all have unique callings, and life purpose.  It is our responsibility to find out our talents and destiny.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #42 on: May 16, 2010, 12:12 PM »
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It might be helpful if you could de-italicise Gidden's essay.  That small italic print is murder on my eyes.

I can't, Aileen.

After a certain period, you can't edit your posts. The only thing I can suggest is that you copy it and paste it somewhere you can read it. I won't put my posts in italics next time.
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #43 on: May 16, 2010, 12:15 PM »
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What to do? How to act? Who to be? These are focal questions for everyone living in circumstances of late modernity and ones which, on some level or another, all of us answer...” (Giddens, 1991, p.70).
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Thanks James for starting this thread.  Here are some of my personal thoughts to these questions Giddens raised.

I believe we are Eternal Beings in physical form.  I believe the purpose of Life is Joy, to be Happy.    Take any goal you have and if you look carefully at the root cause (by keep asking why) we want anything, it is to have that feeling of Joy.

The Basis of Life is Freedom, i.e. we are all unique Beings with Free Will,  and our preferences evolve and change over time.  An analogy is that of a buffet where we all enjoy eating different food,  and our preference changes from one day to another.   There is no absolute right or wrong. 

This Universe is based on the Law of Deliberate Creation to support our life here on Earth which states :
"That which you give thought to, and that which you Believe or Expect, Is."

This means that
a) From the contrast of life (good and bad),  we form our preferences and therefore decide on our goals (which can change over time)

b) By focusing our thoughts on that which our heart desires,  by maintaining a confident physiology, by being fully Associated in our internal representations (Visual, Kinethetic, Audio) (Neuro Linguistic Programming), being expectant of a positive result and not let doubt clouds our mind, we draw and bring unto us from the world of energy and infinite potential into its physical manifestation that which we desire.

Therefore we can do whatever our heart desires, what we feel is correct.  We all have an internal compass, an internal conscience to tell us what is right or wong. We can act in any way that we believe is appropriate, that will help us achieve our goals, we can be as Joyful as we can be, focusing on the activites that  bring us Joy.  We all have unique callings, and life purpose.  It is our responsibility to find out our talents and destiny.

I get the feeling you're into life coaching. Are you an NLP advocate?
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Re: Sociology Thread « Reply #44 on: May 16, 2010, 12:24 PM »
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Yes I am Smile

I am watching a video from Anthony Robbins describing how our brain works.  He explains and clearly demonstrate how by changing our internal representation, and physiology, we can change our state which then affect our behaviour to bring our desired outcomes.  These are very effective techniques.
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