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I Am a Friend of Ishmael

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    Cause The Real Law Of The Jungle Ain't Kill Or Be Killed

    it doesn't work like that! look up the law of limited competition!     However, Rudyard Kipling in his fictional work, The Jungle Book, uses it to mean an actual law code used by wolves and other animals in the jungles of India. The entire verse is as follows: Now this...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 2, 2010

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    Beyond Civilization and Elections

    I sometimes wonder if we are better off with Republican rule, in terms of moving beyond Taker Culture.  I'm afraid that Obama will just slow down this process and delay the inevitable. I think we need to let Taker Culture implode, so that we can build on top of  the...
    ag123 ag123 41-45 13 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    A View Point From Orbit...

    This books real power for me was to put me in a position where you can see our world from a different perspective, can see the big picture. Much like the affect astronauts claim to experience when they see the whole planet from orbit. Still, the most shocking thing for me was the...
    ammonite ammonite 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2008

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    Thoughts?

    Overall I really enjoyed this book. The only thing I really object to is how Ishmael calls for not increasing the food supply. I agree with the net result that this would have ( stopping population growth), but I think it's a very easy thing to say with a full stomach. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    Finished It Today

    I like the conversation that takes place when Ishmael takes on the part of a hunter-gatherer and the narrator acts the part of the cultural missionary.  It's my favorite part of the book.  I like when he gets to the point that "the premise of the taker story is the...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Gave Me A New Way Of Thinking

    so i read this book for an ap class and i loved it. i loved how it went into takers and leavers and just people just described the way we are and what we are doing, for me this was an eye opener, theres so much more i cant even write it all down i loved this book. it even goes...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    Daniel Quinn Blows My Mind

    I need to reread all of his books (yet again), since I own them. I don't know why it occurred to me to write this story. I think I answered a question earlier about books with "Ishmael", and I was thinking about how effective the Socratic Method is as a way of teaching. People...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2013

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    Cause The Real Law Of The Jungle Ain't Kill Or Be Killed

    it doesn't work like that! look up the law of limited competition!  However, Rudyard Kipling in his fictional work, The Jungle Book, uses it to mean an actual law code used by wolves and other animals in the jungles of India.The entire verse is as follows:Now this...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    There are good things and bad things about online friends. If you only communicate through the internet you might get closer to them than you would real friends. You wouldn't be...
    alexiasnowbelle alexiasnowbelle 22-25, F 18 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    a big ramble Yes I found out an old friend has made a new fakebook account and blocked me. We made a pact that were werent going to do that anymore but I guess deep down I knew he...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    We accidentally met about a year ago April 2013 when I text a friend and he had changed his number without my knowledge. On the other end was a friendly woman..Linda. I Immediately...
    Trapped493 Trapped493 56-60, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    There are some of them that you can’t trust on, and some of them you can at the internet. I met my friend here on EP for about five months ago. Though just five months ago it...
    LolitaHazeAintNothingForYou LolitaHazeAintNothingForYou 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    You Are a Loyal Best Friend You are true to your friends, and that goes double for your best friend. You are trustworthy and faithful. Once someone is a friend, that person is a...
    NightGambit NightGambit 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I think guys and girls can be just friends I think this because I have a guy friend who I could trust with my life and talk to about everything, he knows everything about me and I...
    jxnnaa jxnnaa 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    what did i do? I made a friend or at least I thought during my year on a course. We managed to get a job together and maintain our lunches and walking home together... We both...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It's such a jerk-move to abandon a friend in need..after all friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. It's through hard times that we can distinguish...
    funfoodie funfoodie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I know they talk about me , i always catch them doing it. They all talk about either other behind either's back. When did friendship become so corrupt? why can't everyone just get...
    Shatteredmind123 Shatteredmind123 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Actually I have no friends right now. But when I did have friends it used to be more guys than girls. Not because girls suck or anything(no pun intended)but because of my own...
    nekerd nekerd 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Been friends wht this girl for about 10 years nearly. We've fell out, argued, been bestfriends, then just friends, we've been loners, we've been skateboard buddies. We've done...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    A friend from a long time ago. A good friend whom I hear from time to time. It felt really good reestablishing our old friendship.
    LindaNKVermey LindaNKVermey 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wan't a friend in my class.I am fed up sitting alone in the class trying to join up other people conversation .Even though it always make me looks more pathethic more lonely.I...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I was in San Diego for the weekend, but currently Live in Los Angeles. From San Diego to la is about 1 hr and 45 minutes drive on a good day . I was there Friday night. Worked...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 21 hrs ago

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    she's a great friend but she is very annoying at times. example (happened today): "why you're not wearing your HIGH CUT converse today, your EXPENSIVE shoes." me "why? hmm.. why...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    lost a friend, don't care but, looking for a best friend M/F
    deedeebear deedeebear 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    It was in 2013. And his name was Harry Johnatan Smith. Someday me, ACTennisAC (YouTuber), and Harry were just talking about stuff. When suddenly Harry said "My computer's broken...
    MinecraftedSteve MinecraftedSteve 13-15, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Hello! I love making new friends! If you want to be friends, just send me a message~ :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Her name is Misaka! She is my bestest friend in the whole world. I can tell her anything without her judging me. She is like a sister to me. She makes me smile and everything. I...
    KaguyaSumeragi KaguyaSumeragi 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    My friend and I are friends with benefits and we have gone pretty far. Is that okay?
    Horselover266 Horselover266 16-17, F 22 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have known my friend since the school year started and we have become really good friends. But recently. I have. Begun to like her. I want to start dropping subtle hints, but I...
    marchdan marchdan 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I want a internet friend who I can relate too and I believe in internet friends..
    MelanesianTabby MelanesianTabby 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    How can I masked friends??? I have no friends due to my lack of social skills
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This might sound ridiculous but my llamas were my best friends and I lost 2 of them this year. and I miss my boys like crazy and I can't sleep tonight because I miss them too much...
    Kat51 Kat51 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I am new here and I don't have many friends in my life right now. I just need someone to talk to.
    CHope12 CHope12 22-25, F 12 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I have made a new online friend! XD
    deanxgail deanxgail 16-17, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm soooo glad jake has now came out of his shell and stopped being shy and ignoring people today we walked home across the field smiling and saying. Things like what we did in the...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, M 15 hrs ago

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    I would be absolutely no one without my friends
    GraceUS99 GraceUS99 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have a friend with benefits, and I think I am falling for him. I think he is too, but I am not sure. I don't want to get hurt!
    leayce9 leayce9 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Anyone from London here ?? Want to make online friends
    lost924 lost924 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Ummmm not much more to say other than yahhh i wanna meet more people xD msg me if you wanna be friends
    Bamfin Bamfin 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I need friends who I can talk to about my relationship nd something different in my life.
    destybby destybby 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have a few lady friends, young gay women my age or a little older by a few years. I don't have any problems with women, they find me easy to get along with. I'm not a threat to...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Someone I can't talk to about whatever and a consistent one. Not like a friend who is consistently talking to me but one that won't just stop talking to me randomly.
    stomparound stomparound 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hi im new here and I would love to make some new friends! People my age preferably..!
    mylittleinfinity mylittleinfinity 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I lost a bet to my friend. I had to shave his gooch, and eat the trimmings in a butter sandwich.
    DingleB DingleB 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Or anyone for that matter. I don't think it is right to just abandon a friend and not help out
    Skykillers7 Skykillers7 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    I caused some bad things by accident and she rebooted out relationship, I don't want to be just friends I want to be her boyfriend again and its killing me inside. I cant talk to...
    ShadowAiriax ShadowAiriax 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    LOOKING for friends with benefits in united kingdom
    Romanticguy2013 Romanticguy2013 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    sometimes I feel like I have to talk to someone and I can't talk to my friends about my real feelings I would like a girl that I can ask questions and get the female perspectives...
    blackguy22 blackguy22 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I AM IN LOVE WITH MY BROTHER'S FRIEND AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE. MY BROTHER SAYS THAT THIS GUY GETS A LOT OF GIRLS BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THAT I DONT HAVE A CHANCE RIGHT. I...
    basketballlove99 basketballlove99 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just think I need more people to talk to. Almost, if not all of my friendships come from other people talking to me first. I’ll never go out on my own and talk to people first...
    Dez31 Dez31 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've had one internet friend for almost a year. It's been an amazing time and I never want it to end!
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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