What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Parodite » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:55 pm

Totally spot on SM. Maybe our playful discussions here change things for the better... a tiny weeny bit. ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Simple Minded » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:11 pm

Parodite wrote:Totally spot on SM. Maybe our playful discussions here change things for the better... a tiny weeny bit. ;)


I'm not holding my breath..... rugged individualists, and university stoner types have a lot of pride....... they may not be cognizant of our superiority...... ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Doc » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:44 am

"What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?"

Perhaps a committee should be formed to find out.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Parodite » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:07 am

Doc wrote:"What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?"

Perhaps a committee should be formed to find out.


I agree.. it's about time.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby YMix » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:31 am

There's a new party being born: The People Who Hate People Party.
People who hate people, come together!
"No!"
We're kind of having trouble getting off the boards, you know.
Come to our meeting!
"Are you gonna be there?"
Yeah.
"Then I ain't fu*king coming."
But you're our strongest member!
"Fu*k you!"
That's what I'm talking about, you asshole.
"Fu*k off!"
Damn, we almost had a meeting going. It's so hard to get my people together.


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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby noddy » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:12 am

that pretty much describes the political failings of the mind your own business borderer types.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Simple Minded » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:03 pm

noddy wrote:that pretty much describes the political failings of the mind your own business borderer types.


One would think that Special Individualists and Rugged Snowflakes would come together more often for the common good.......
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:29 pm

I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:42 am

Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.


It's being a Grover Cleveland Democrat. What else is there?

Let's see what another 5 pages of Mr. Perfect awaiting to see 5 pages yields. Could our greatest minds conjure up what that looks like?

Methinks, yes. ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:09 am

Well I wasn't entirely accurate, the consensus is that it doesn't exist, but if it does it is dangerous, should be hated and sneered at. Cue Condell video, 1, 2, 3...
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Simple Minded » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:06 pm

Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.


"When the student(s) is ready, the master will appear."

c'mon guys, get your lavender together so Mr. P can enlighten us. ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Simple Minded » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:07 pm

NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:
Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.


It's being a Grover Cleveland Democrat. What else is there?

Let's see what another 5 pages of Mr. Perfect awaiting to see 5 pages yields. Could our greatest minds conjure up what that looks like?

Methinks, yes. ;)


methinks, youthinks something that never was, nor never can be.

Kinda like hoping trees grow to the sky, or this time it is different. :) ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Typhoon » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:36 pm

Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.


Ah, a critic.

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.

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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Parodite » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Mr. P., it has already been established that you are not a genuine rugged individualist. Nobody keeps you from giving a damn about others and just go out hunting in the market place to bring home the money meat for yourself and your family. As all rugged individualists do. Instead you are hysterically chasing others, half of whom are figments of your own imagination and the other half doesn't care about you either. ;)

The reasons you try to be a rugged individualist but fail to do so.. are according to Dr. Phil:

1) the delusional though that you somehow own America or are entitled to do so, and
2) your belief in an over-Lord who promised you and your faithful friends to inherit not only America.. but the entire world. After your enemies, those who wear The Sign of the Beast are destroyed of course.

The megalomanic delusion that your fight is a cosmic battle between good and evil:

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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:22 pm

Mr. Perfect wrote:Well I wasn't entirely accurate, the consensus is that it doesn't exist, but if it does it is dangerous, should be hated and sneered at. Cue Condell video, 1, 2, 3...

Sounds about right.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:39 am

A capitalist cannot be an individualist. Beyond barter, it makes one reliant on the promises and actions of others.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby kmich » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:23 am

Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.

Do not despair, Mr. P. In a few pages I am sure you will uncover one of those dastardly "liberals" or "progressives" and your frame can be successfully applied once again.

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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:58 am

kmich wrote:
Mr. Perfect wrote:I stayed out for 5 pages and our greatest minds couldn't come up with anything. Lets see what another 5 pages yields.

Do not despair, Mr. P. In a few pages I am sure you will uncover one of those dastardly "liberals" or "progressives" and your frame can be successfully applied once again.

If you get to have frames you have to let other people have frames.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:00 am

Nonc Hilaire wrote:A capitalist cannot be an individualist. Beyond barter, it makes one reliant on the promises and actions of others.

If capitalism was social the socialists would love capitalism. And they hate it.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:12 am

I don't understand Parodite's idea of rugged individualist, at all.

It's as if it's an astronaut attempted an account of something he heard of, but never experienced, on an alien planet.

I never would in a million year have associated the term with hermit or an autistic person.

So when I read, "people suppose," I keep repeating in my head, "suppose what?"

But obviously his definition makes sense to other people here and I am in the minority- I'd say I've been the one in space on this one if not for the simple fact that...

I think I've met more people who would define themselves as rugged individualists. It's like living in the midst of silverback gorillas- been there, done that-- never met a gorilla that turned out to be a hermit.

Have met one that was in Herman's Hermits though. Which is strange, why would have a gorilla in a pop band? :D
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Parodite » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:18 am

NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:I don't understand Parodite's idea of rugged individualist, at all.


I figured that! But it means you got it.. even without getting it ;)
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:22 am

Parodite wrote:
NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:I don't understand Parodite's idea of rugged individualist, at all.


I figured that! But it means you got it.. even without getting it ;)


Right, that's the part I'm stuck on.

I guess what I'm trying to ask you *looks down at feet and kicks the dirt*

Why do you think what you think here? Where does this thread start from?

More impressions! Less assertions!
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Parodite » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:30 am

NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:
Parodite wrote:
NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:I don't understand Parodite's idea of rugged individualist, at all.


I figured that! But it means you got it.. even without getting it ;)


Right, that's the part I'm stuck on.

I guess what I'm trying to ask you *looks down at feet and kicks the dirt*

Why do you think what you think here? Where does this thread start from?

More impressions! Less assertions!


Simple Minded will probably be better able than me to answer your questions. I don't know what a RI really is.. which is why I asked the question in the thread title.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:33 am

Parodite wrote:
NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:
Parodite wrote:
NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:I don't understand Parodite's idea of rugged individualist, at all.


I figured that! But it means you got it.. even without getting it ;)


Right, that's the part I'm stuck on.

I guess what I'm trying to ask you *looks down at feet and kicks the dirt*

Why do you think what you think here? Where does this thread start from?

More impressions! Less assertions!


Simple Minded will probably be better able than me to answer your questions. I don't know what a RI really is.. which is why I asked the question in the thread title.


Well, I guess I'm not askin' what I'm asking the right way, my bad. Back to ruminating on it.
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Re: What does it mean to be a rugged individualist?

Postby Mr. Perfect » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:31 pm

P, it's an American concept I don't expect you to get it. But there are loads of materials on it. I would really commend capitalism unknown ideal, virtue of selfishness or the sackett series by Louis lamour. It will be a rich and rewarding experience for you.
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