The mindset of one-upping

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by wegs, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I already went to kindergarten. I even have a diploma, but thanks anyway.
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's annoying and a waste of forum resources to deal with ignorance as a choice.
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    The unemployment rate is currently 3.8 percent. What is it in your country?
    It's not "your" worried. It's "you're" worried.

    You aren't very consistent with your arguments. Are you pro-union? If so you should be happy with tariffs. I'm not happy but you should be.

    It's also traditional to start a sentence with a capital letter.

    Even though you appear to live in a country with conditions inferior to the U.S., you oddly pick the U.S. to complain about (excuse me...to whine about). What's up with that?
     
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  7. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Most of the time one-up-manship is about intellectual dueling, men sparring with each other in a form of intense competition.
    "I am the king of the castle and you are the dirty rascal" type playground game in virtual space.

    Unfortunately it detracts from the topic in hand, most of the time and is anathema to solid team work.
    It is especially evident when there are woman in the room and women focused motivation dominates the sparing.

    A form or instinctive mating ritual I guess...

    A lot of women just love playing this game, the more "blood" drawn the better they value themselves.
     
  8. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    How much do you charge for proof reading?
    Why do you give it away for nothing?
     
  9. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    and ours is zero... depending on how you fudge the stats...
     
  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Any country has zero unemployment if you fudge the stats. Structural unemployment used to be considered about 4% so by that measure we have zero as well.

    No real mileage in complaining about an economy with a zero unemployment rate is there (unless you are Rainbow or Iceaura).
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    The good buddy discount for you means that I charge nothing. Proof reading isn't what is lacking when someone does it all the time, wouldn't you agree?

    Just think how much easier it would make it to overturn Einstein's theory if you could read.
     
  12. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    I gues u cant help urself can u?
    You keep giving great examples of one upmanship with every one of your posts....
    well done!!!
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I learned from a master quack.
     
  14. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    should read
    I learned from THE master quack.... thank you very much....

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  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It should read, "I learned from the Master Quack". Thank you very much".
     
  16. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    agrees ... you do need to do some proof reading before you post ...so...uhm why didn't you?
     
  17. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Who knew that this thread would serve as an illustration of my point.

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  18. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Hee hee
     
  19. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    The 6 words that allow men to get away with just about anything:
    "Boys will be boys"

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  20. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Men don't go "hee hee" do they? Just wondering.
     
  21. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Why....what do real men do?
     
  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    They go "tee hee" and giggle. I thought everyone knew that?
     
  23. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    An interesting aspect of this issue is demonstrated in the video game industry.
    Multi-player combat, complete with $50 billion (2017) a year plus, for purely cosmetic purchases.

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    Example virtual outfit (2017) : Apparently costs $500 real dollars, most often purchased by heterosexual male players, using the female character.
    Plays on latent phebophile tendancies. (School girl)
    So... one-upmanship is a thriving industry worth trillions...

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    Lol
    Seattle,
    Your turn...
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019

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