To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
Besides the thing they can promote, and make people aware about, nope...no point.
I see them as being pretty much useless inn Denmark. Sure they go to China and promote lego...cool, but whatever - They get plenty of cash every year.
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?
I think it's a remnant of the past, a remnant which I'm not certain what I want to do with. On one hand the royal families and the privelegies they enjoy and responsibilites they suffer from are inherently undemocratic and imo don't belong in a modern nation. On the other hand I like preserving some traditions that are part of our national heritage and unlike in many other countries that eventually got rid of their royals ours don't carry a stigma of trying to for example get back into power or worse exert great power at the expense of the people.
I think I'm for a royal family though, but I heavily dislike the current Swedish king - he should abdicate and let Victoria represent Sweden in the future. Because that is what it is all about, the royal family is living PR which I believe Sweden profits from in the long run. But is it okay to be born into a job you might neither want nor deserve? No, but that's a call for the royal family to make, if they don't want to be special anymore they can abdicate and weighing pros and cons I don't really care which.
I like the monarchy of Norway because so far, since our independence, we've had good kings. They are rational, intelligent, liberal and humanistic. They have little power, and the government provides them with the funds, so they cannot go all "Louis XIV of France" if they suddenly felt like it. They aren't expensive, and all of their expenses are available for public viewing. They have important roles as diplomats and stand as a symbol of the Norwegian spirit.
Mother pus bucket!
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Well apparently they pay for themselves in the long run, so I can't say I mind.
Besides, having a king is cool.
5:2 diet? Pft!
One year, 62kg/136lb lost. Only a little bit left...