Would you rather be (By Boo-Rad MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamondGold Crown 4 years ago)

Votes by gender

Guys
66 votes
22.7%
77.3%
Girls
14 votes
14.3%
85.7%
Unknowns
95 votes
35.79%
64.21%

Votes by country map view

United States
96 votes
31%
69%
Unknown
16 votes
25%
75%
United Kingdom
16 votes
25%
75%
Canada
11 votes
27%
73%
Australia
9 votes
33%
67%
Ireland
3 votes
33%
67%
Netherlands
3 votes
33%
67%
Finland
2 votes
50%
50%
Sweden
2 votes
50%
50%
Philippines
1 vote
100%
Europe
1 vote
100%
Turkey
1 vote
100%
India
1 vote
100%
Saudi Arabia
1 vote
100%
Norway
1 vote
100%
Algeria
1 vote
100%
Andorra
1 vote
100%
France
1 vote
100%
Singapore
1 vote
100%
Germany
1 vote
100%
Hungary
1 vote
100%
Czech Republic
1 vote
100%
Israel
1 vote
100%
Romania
1 vote
100%
Trinidad and Tobago
1 vote
100%
Malaysia
1 vote
100%
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    4 years ago
    ico
    B is way way better
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    4 years ago
    ico +4
    It's like getting a manual for people.
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    4 years ago
    ico +4
    TurnToPage394 FemaleGold MedalSuper Star from Leeds, United Kingdom
    People have a very limited view of what psychologists do. There's a bigger variety of things to do than just sitting and listening to people talk
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    I'd have to agree with you on that. I'm in the same boat.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Get paid to sit and listen to people, what a great scam.
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    4 years ago
    ico +7
    Talos MaleSilver MedalBronze TrophySuper Star from Virginia, United States
    If it's that easy then go get the job.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    nah first you gotta pay tens of thousands of dollars and sit through a few years of classes to get some bullsh*t degree
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    Please explain to me how a degree in psychology is a "bullsh*t degree" and how being a psychologist is a great scam?
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    4 years ago
    ico
    The degree is bullsh*t because you can learn everything they teach, on your own, just by reading books and interacting with people and observing their behaviors, and you'll probably actually learn it better that way since you won't have to deal with the massive leftist bias found in pretty much every university these days that would otherwise feed you incorrect information that suits their agenda. Their therapy is bullsh*t because they essentially get paid [way too much] to sit and listen to people. [cont.]
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Believe it or not there are different forms of psychotherapy from the useful and helpful conversational therapy [which I never said was worthless, just overpriced, talking to a very good friend would be just as good or even better than talking to an overqualified overpriced pshrink] and hypnotherapy to the dangerous and harmful [unfortunately the majority of it] like forcedly reliving traumatic experiences, freudian psychoanalysis, psychiatric drug therapy [necessary in exceptional cases but vastly overused in today's easy buy-a-drug treat-the-symptoms mentality], and lobotomies [god forbid, but believe it or not they are still practiced].to downright fraudulent and brainwashing things like Scientology's auditing and Narconon [I would argue that a lot of the freudian stuff should be in this category too, only that Freud got away with it and gets studied in universites and admired instead of mocked and laughed at even though he was just as bad as L Ron Hubbard, just because he went the mainstream route instead of the found-my-own-religion route like Hubbard did]. Also all of this stuff, all of our "knowledge" of the human mind, is purely theoretical and no one has any true authority to say which of it is useful/true and which of it is fraudulent. Naturally the government [the group with the most guns in a given area] takes on this role due to it's need to control everything, unfortunately despite what you've been brainwashed to believe the government is not omniscient and so they get alot of this stuff wrong. Also as the government and the academia go hand and hand nowadays thanks to their overbearing regulatory power the same wrong stuff gets taught in universites, keep that in mind.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    Yes, you can actually learn this stuff on your own. A degree provides proof and assurance that you have learned it. Otherwise, everyone could just say they know something and that would cause a lot of problems. No, there is no leftist bias in schools. I can tell you for a fact my university is politically neutral. You'll have to provide some further proof as to where you got that information from. And if a university fed incorrect information to students "that suits their agenda" that would tarnish their reputation and attract a lot of lawsuits. And I am beginning to get the feeling that you don't care what I have to say. You call me brainwashed while knowing absolutely nothing about me. Now I fear whenever I say something that apposes you you'll just cry "brainwashed". If you are looking to have a discussion on the topic then don't be so close-minded. No, what is taught in universities is what is right. You seem to want to call is wrong because it's not what you believe. If you actually believe that I think the government is omniscient then you're quite ignorant and arrogant for trying to use that as an argument. Please stick to facts. No one cares about your conspiracy, excuse my french, bullsh*t.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    "A degree provides proof and assurance that you have learned it." couldn't a simple test do the exact same thing? Oh wait, that wouldn't make the universities billions of dollars, or keep people down due to their inability to pay or dislike of paying for something they could learn for free. Alternately, we could just remove regulations and encourage people to be intelligent enough to choose their own therapists based on reputation and previous success, but that would require a generation of people that weren't all sheep dependent on their government to take care of them.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    Yes, tests could provide proof. Thats what they do in school. They test you during the year to see if you've learned it. The university also provides a way to mass teach a lot of people from experts in an organized and compact manner. Most people wouldn't be able to independently learn all of the material required in such a short period of time. Right now I'm doing math that majority of the population would never be able to do and I'm only in first year. If you think what I'm majoring in is easy then you are a fool or a genius. The latter seems impossible. That's unless you've been faking it all this time. I really hope that's the case. I don't know why you always want to assert that the general population is brainwashed and just sheep that unquestionably follows the government's word. If that were true then how would you explain the Arab Spring?
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    4 years ago
    ico
    I'm OK with the idea of universities in the sense of a place of mass-education, however they shouldn't have the insane monopoly on perceived knowledge that they do and thus they shouldn't be able to charge the ridiculous fees they do either. And I don't think you understood what I meant by "test", I didn't mean a school-test, I meant an "occupational proficiency" test for jobs that need it, like you used to be able to do to become a doctor and can still do in a few states to become a lawyer [the bar exam]. Again I think we should let the market handle it except in extreme cases like brain surgeons, but the test idea is certainly a better alternative to the degrees-for-everything system we have now. Also, by the way, I am a genius, IQ of 148, and I guarantee you I could learn any math in the world that I needed to within a year, at most, if I could be somehow convinced to give a sh*t about complex human theories that make no difference in my life.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    Oh an IQ of 148 that's interesting. I'm sorry, but I find that hard to believe. Would you have any proof on you by chance? And are you part of Mensa?
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    4 years ago
    ico +5
    You have to be kidding me. There are numerous therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy that are definitely supported by evidence, and biomedical therapy is proven to work... a lot of that Freudian stuff has been discredited for over a hundred years; I'm not sure why you think that's still well accepted in psychology today.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    You. Need. B12. To. Live. Get that through your thick vegan head. You can get almost everything else from plants, but in inferior forms. Plant protein is inferior to animal protein, in both amino acid profile and absorption . Plant iron is inferior to animal iron. Cholesterol is not found in plant foods, sure your body can produce it's own but it's not enough for optimum hormone balances. Plant vitamin D [d2] is inferior to animal vitamin D [d3]. If you get four hours of sunlight a day that might not be an issue for you.but most people aren't that fortunate. So again, yes you can survive as a frail, sickly shell of a man as a vegan IF you supplement labratory-made vegan B12. No it's not optimum for anything. Why do you think vegans are always claiming veganism is optimum for longevity, of all things? Because longevity is by far the hardest claim to measure. If they claimed it were optimum for anything else [strength, endurance, mental wellbeing, etc.] they'd just do a study and the notion would be thrown out as ridiculous, and it would be shown that veganism is actually inferior.
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    4 years ago
    ico +3
    Really? Because that's not what the evidence indicates. Over half of your claims are demonstrably false, and the others don't make any sense. So what if vegans have to supplement B12? That's not an indication of how healthy a diet is. You can deny reality all you want, but just because you want to believe something doesn't make it true. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864
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    4 years ago
    ico
    I'm pretty sure that the fact that a diet that wouldn't even have been possible 200 years ago due to their science's inability to synthesize B12 can't be that healthy. Also, what specifically that I said was demonstrably false? The protein thing is true, look up amino acid profiles. The iron thing is true, look up heme vs nonheme iron. The vitamin D thing is true, look up d2 vs d3. The cholesterol thing is true, look up derivatives of cholesterol The vegans being scrawny weakling is true, look up "holocaust victims" "starving african children" and "justin bieber" .
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    4 years ago
    ico
    "I'm pretty sure that the fact that a diet that wouldn't even have been possible 200 years ago due to their science's inability to synthesize B12 can't be that healthy." Why? Why is it that relevant? It sounds like an implicit appeal to nature to me. The iron thing is true to an extent, but it's perfectly possible to get enough iron from plant sources, so it's really not relevant. It's generally agreed upon that vitamin D2 is absorbed by the body as well as D3 (except in the very large doses used to treat deficiency) but there are plant based sources of D3 so it doesn't matter. And no the cholesterol thing is not true, dietary cholesterol is not recommended for consumption. Too much of it may even be harmful for some people. And yes, I've seen pictures of African children with kwashiorkor, but vegans in the developed world are not susceptible to that condition. The protein thing is not true for the most part, since a varied vegan diet can provide enough of every essential amino acid. Here's a video of a big dude on YouTube saying pretty much the same thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyBqDbrNqxc
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    4 years ago
    ico
    what are these plant sources of d3 you speak of?
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Lichen.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    I looked it up, they have to feed the lichen animal-derived d3 for it to work, so while they can legally say it's vegan, it's not actually so. Basically it's a massive inefficient waste to create a legal loophole, not an actual plant source of d3.
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    4 years ago
    ico +4
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    You sir are a very smart and well informed gentleman. I tip my hat to you.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    "you agree with me therefore you smart" lmao
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Dominic Bronze MedalBronze TrophyBlue Star from Virginia, United States
    No, that's not why. I don't know why you put that in quotation marks either, because I never, nor will I ever say that. A lot of people who aren't particularly smart agree with me and a lot who are don't.
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    All I gotta do is go "mhm. Okay. Mhm. Mhm. Okay now take these expensive possibly lethal pills and go away" Then I'd collect my large paycheck.
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    4 years ago
    ico +1
    psychologists can't prescribe drugs
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    4 years ago
    ico
    I get all those doctor people mixed up. Either way, big paycheck.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    most people get psychologists and psychiatrists mixed up
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    4 years ago
    ico
    I love paradoxes and philosophical discussions.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Then maybe a philosopher is more appropriate?
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    4 years ago
    ico
    It would be, but I consider them similar professions. Also, I dislike fist fights and most rapping so, easy choice.
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    4 years ago
    ico
    Of course.