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You do not have control over your on life

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MitchPaglia

It seems everyone on TV and anybody you'd meet in a business group workshop is telling you that you have control over you're own life. Both major political parties champion the concept. Pick up any self-help book or take a trip to your local AA meeting, and you'll hear it mentioned at least a few times. The problem is that most scientists agree that behavior is dictated by basically a balance between genetics and conditioning (what you have experienced, done and learned). Some say genetics pl...

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Poetry is nothing except underdeveloped fiction.

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renegade_rightie

Good fiction (short stories, novels, any kind of story-telling, really) conveys philosophical, personal, emotional, historical and educational concepts. It also provides these within a framework of a story, which immerses the reader in the concepts in a way that would otherwise be impossible. Poetry, especially modern poetry, conveys some of the same concepts but it does so in a much shorter and often formless way. Often, it conveys nothing at all. I submit that people who write and read...

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