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Jam drops, Snowflakes, Stupidity is watching, Random acts of kindness, Morality which side are you on ?

Posted on by Benjamin Southall

Hey everyone,

The last few days have been relaxed and busy almost in simultaneity.

A nyhow onwards to the odds and ends….

Statistics exam is done and hopefully I did well in it. 🙂 (I only forgot the proof of equal variances bit which was only worth 3 marks.)

On my way home, I was a approached by a Japanese Girl looking for directions to a sharehouse at a certain address, as I had nothing better to do I was happy to help her find the place she was looking and I walked her to it. After this I got a rhyme stuck in my head and I kind of like its message. Here it is “Random acts of kindness, go unnoticed but unpunished, so I’ll just do another one” (Yeah I know it doesn’t rhyme  but oh well)

I had the luxury of spending Friday in the good company of Ruben and Cheater (Nick Stallman), whilst Ruben was twice late and his lateness generated a ripple effect which saw me home late (missed trains), the afternoon whilst not much more than a few shared Warcraft 3 custom maps, all in all we had a wonderful time (to quote Judy Small).

On my way home I met a nice old lady on a train, who offered me a seat and we got to talking about Nuclear Energy, Human Morality, Futility and Solutions for the future. It was very interesting and enjoyable to say the least.

I spent most of Today’s at Chrystle’s (See Mdu- link on  blogroll for her LJ or here)  just catching up and having fun, this was a great experience, was quite funny and enjoyable. Topics we covered included Minti (the adorable cat), lolcats , using packaging as fake snow, the dispersion patterns of this snow for various actions like walking, running , blowing the foam etc, bananas, Ozy & Millie ,

fairies (the mythological creatures), blood sorbet, chainmail condoms, Space Invaders, Easter Eggs, Word Tennis, World Building, Pretty pictures in GIMP (see Flamingworm in Gallery) , the cuteness of foxes and cats eg animals in general, that small things amuse small minds whilst even smaller watch on (what does this say about Big Brother fans), the annoyance of Parents and Siblings, Jam Drops, the Abbey Festival, Ivanhoe, Soup, Flatuelence and the list goes on and on and on.

I also managed to do some UML study thanks to the Butterfly Ugly Betty Stick figure. Anyhow bring on the morality :P.

Sin Virtue
Lust (excessive sexual appetites) Chastity (purity)
Gluttony (over-indulgence) Temperance (self-restraint)
Greed (avarice) Charity (giving)
Sloth (laziness/idleness) Diligence (zeal/integrity/Labor)
Wrath (anger) Forgiveness (composure)
Envy (jealousy) Kindness (admiration)
Pride (vanity) Humility (humbleness)

(Extracted from Wikipedia, in Harvard referencing form
Seven virtues, (last visited Jun. 18, 2007). )

As I don’t like APA referencing and prefer Harvard :P.

Anyhow, whilst these sins and virtues are accepted by the Catholic Church and have their specified meanings both of the the newer English words and their older latin bases, take a moment to reflect what these sins and virtues mean to you, where they stand under your current morality or conscience and have a look at which side of the balance you think you are on.

Humanity as a whole is collectively leaning toward the Sin side of the balance by focusing on the sections of human nature that have been associated with negative connotations and ignoring or misplacing the sections that have been associated with positive human nature.

If we are ever to fix any problem on this Earth or in this reality, we must fix repair the balance of our collective Morality by collectively changing our attitude and focus on human nature and morality.

Any how back to Gentoo updating, studying UML, Programming Abstraction and Linear Algebra :).

The question tonight is you had the power to grant one wish to somebody else not for your secondary or primary or nthary gain, who would you grant that wish to and what would it be ?

Best of luck and keep enjoying yourselves

Benjamin Southall aka Appleman1234 🙂

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