This is a discussion on Confessions of an INTP within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by DualGnosis LOL, you're thinking of squirrels. Do you mean squirrels go nuts for lawyers, or chicks go ...
My girlfriend asked me today about how it was to have a long distance relationship, I told her that it was alright and that I think it might have worked better if we hadn't been so far apart.
Last edited by Jonn; 11-02-2018 at 07:19 PM.
I've just freaked out about something very random. Embarrassing as it is, I desperately need to fix my mistake.
Update: I've just realised that I've been blocked and can never get back the very important item I left behind that got my freaked out today.
Last edited by Superhero; 11-03-2018 at 11:59 AM.
I've been missing Europe quite a lot lately, and the general sense of 'home' I can easily achieve when I'm over there, even if I'm not near my home.
There are groups of foreigners in China who have shared humour based on experiences and understandings that can only come from having spent considerable time in this country, as an outsider.
One of those things is a joke about the fact that Chinese people truly believe their country is the centre of culture and civilisation.
Okay, there's a strong argument for the civilisation aspect because the history here does indeed go back a very long way (5000 years, according to the party line).
But for culture, please, Mao specifically aimed to destroy or alter all of it during the revolution. Chinese culture has nothing on anywhere else in the world. Nothing! Everything here is 'too new', or built in a uniform, uninspiring way, and the 'cultural' stuff is all new touristic rebuilds of stuff that was destroyed under Mao. The one redeeming feature is the food, which really is world-beating in so many ways. But that's about it.
And so now I'm beginning to miss real culture. As in, culture that wasn't completely demolished and rebranded merely 50 years ago. Culture with real history, architecture, expression and depth evolved from several generations of unimpeded social evolution.
Things as simpe as this:
And I've barely even been to France!
Probably just a classic bout of homesickness. A lot of things about life in China are bloody fantastic. Need to remind myself of that at the moment.
Last edited by aiyanah; 11-05-2018 at 02:48 AM.
I've been living with my parents in order to save money to pay for my student loans. And in doing so, I go to church regularly on Sundays. I'm not particularly religious, in fact I'm an ardent atheist at this point, but it's a small price to pay for free rent in my opinion. And we get to eat a family lunch afterwards which is always nice.
That being said, I've retained two guilty pleasures from going to Catholic church. (1) There's always really well-dressed and physically attractive Filipino girls to keep me distracted. And (2) the church wine taste great.
Apologies to the more religious INTPs out there, but the Blood of Christ is very tasty.
I lied millions of times.
I cheated on math exams and got famous for my grades. No one knew until now.