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Old 05-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #5558
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Originally Posted by RoxStar View Post
Do you actually enjoy and learn anything from doing all of this? Or are you merely a consumer of culture? Too busy gorging yourself to actually taste what you are eating?

/Serious Question

I find that a lot of people are in the same situation where they feel they must "catch up" with their peers but do not actually take anything away from the books they read, movies they watch, or music they listen to.
I watched Lawrence of Arabia and loved it... I don't think that's an example of "catch up".

Originally Posted by RoxStar View Post
EDIT: I realize how much of an ******* this makes me sound like but I promise you i was actually trying to gauge how you viewed and digested the various media you are talking about. I have a friend who prides himself on having listened to all of Dmitri Shostakovich's symphonies at least once (that's more than a dozen 45-60 minute symphonies) but he can't really tell me what he learned from doing so
Nah, it's cool. I'm the kind of person who actually turns on the Classical music radio station that plays here. My bro and I even had a great time - for shizzles and giggles - cruising the town one day with Classical blasting on the car stereo.

I whole, I don't feel like I need to consume them, it's combination of guilt for not finishing what I started, and the feeling that I missed out on something great.

I finished Ratatouille in one sitting last night, from around 11:30pm to 1:30am. Really, really enjoyed it.

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