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Subject: Re: Would you take a pill for it?

Forum: Would you take a pill for it?
Going on just the information provided I would probably say no because I don't know what the catch is. Is it habit forming? Can I afford it? Will it have an adverse affect on other body systems? Does it exploit others to produce it?

I think if the benefits of taking a certain medication outweigh the costs, one should be able to use it without feeling any sort of shame.

Personally, I try to take care of myself through diet, exercise and self-reflection, but sometimes that's not enough. There have definitely been times in my life when I probably could have benefit from medication and it was only through sheer luck that I was able to skate by. I sometimes wonder if I would have been thriving in my teens/early 20s had I had access to comprehensive mental healthcare, instead of miserable and self-sabotaging.

Subject: Re: Do you check your phone during class?

Forum: Do you check your phone during class?
It would depend on how engaged I was in the class. If I felt challenged I wouldn't want to distract myself and miss out on valuable information. If the teacher was reading straight from the textbook or the presentation was boring me to tears I might check my phone and answer a text or two just to keep from falling asleep.

Subject: What's your worst habit?

Forum: What's your worst habit?
We all have our little ticks to try to cope with creeping frustration or anxiety, what are yours? If you overcame them, how did you do it?

I'm definitely tied between two: I bite by lips and play with my eyelashes/eyebrows. It doesn't seem so bad except that smushing/biting my lips leads them to getting chapped, which encourages me to continue the behaviour. I'm nervous I'm going to be one of those old people who can't stop grinding their jaws! And with the eyelashes/eyebrow thing it sometimes causes me to inadvertently pull out a couple of hairs and (as I've mentioned in other posts) my hair is already fair so it doesn't help me in the self-esteem department when I get bald patches.

Subject: Re: I'm back!

Forum: I'm back!
Welcome back! It took me a LONG time to finally win on here because I would let myself get discouraged/lazy and therefore would stop participating for awhile. I got my first win this summer and then I fell off the wagon because I changed desks at work and instead of having a quiet half hour first thing in the morning to get it done I was bombarded with work all day and would forget. I'm trying to get back on track but I'm also a person who needs routine and can get sidetracked once my routine is disrupted.

I guess the best thing to do is remind yourself that you've won before and you can do it again. It sucks putting in all this effort and not to see results, especially since it seems like some people win all the time, but they will eventually graduate and hopefully you won't be far behind them :)

Subject: Re: Your Workout Routine?

Forum: Your Workout Routine?
I would like to get up early and exercise but I only think that way when I'm already awake haha. I try to squeeze in a quick workout as I'm making dinner because I still have momentum and right now I don't have a gym membership. I'll go on youtube and find a video by this woman Rebecca Louise - she has all these 10, 15, 20 minute targeted workouts and if I do at least two of those I feel pretty good.

When I did have gym access I would power walk on the treadmill or use the elliptical to get my heart rate up for about 20 minutes and then I'd do some weights. I used to really love this rope thing you could either pull down or up- my forearms would be on fire!

Subject: Re: What is the oddest thing you've ever seen?

Forum: What is the oddest thing you've ever seen?
I feel like my story changes every month or so because it gets usurped by something else. Seeing Spongebob skateboarding on my college campus is definitely up there, as is the mysterious set of hand prints I saw on the outside of a subway car recently...

Subject: Re: Experience or college degree?

Forum: Experience or college degree?
Employers would certainly rather have someone who can pick up on what needs to get done quickly regardless of educational background. Training is often an expensive endeavor costing both valuable time and money, and in some cases it can have an immediate impact on client retention.

The only times people seem to waive the experience requirements are in entry level positions or out of sheer desperation.

Subject: Re: 9 Intelligences

Forum: 9 Intelligences
I think my strengths are certainly inter-/intra-personal intelligence. I believe you can adapt to learn any skill set as long as you are an effective communicator, are able to anticipate people's needs, and can understand their motivations.

I'd like to think I'm good at all of them but I can't draw a straight line with a ruler so the spatial one is definitely out of the question haha

Subject: Re: Have you ever "ruined" a food by having too much?

Forum: Have you ever "ruined" a food by having too much?
Even though I still find them pretty yummy I ate so many tostino's pizza rolls in my lifetime I can no longer enjoy them without suffering from some very gross-smelling belches afterwards. Not sure what's in those things, maybe it's the preservatives, but when I was like 11 or 12 I was basically living on those and then I started getting hard-boiled-egg burps so I decided to steer clear of them for good.

Subject: Re: Get Your War On

Forum: Get Your War On
I hate that everything has to be a "war'. I think it's insulting to anyone who's lived in a war zone or seen actual combat. The only way these Theory Wars resemble actual armed conflict is that they negatively impact innocent civilians and often pit us against one another as the challenger has so eloquently stated.

I think its wildly inappropriate for a lawmaker to make such a grotesque display with regard to politics. Lawmakers are supposed to be composed and use rational debate to serve public interests, not create terror campaigns and exercise artistic liberties. It cheapens the message he's trying to convey and makes me even more ashamed of our representatives than I already am.

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