I have been trying for a long time, and it just don't work, mix with the peoplebor0000 said:a friend is asking. suggest some things he could do? any books he should read, or people he should associate with, or just general ideas? thanks
wow. ive seen this book mentioned before. do people really read philosophy books with such a purpose?? is there something about Sartre, as opposed to other philosophers, that makes him more of an intellectual? i've never seen anybody read such books in real life, i thought smart people just read historical novels or about art.loseyourname said:Wear a lot of black and gray and always carry at least one book by Jean Paul Sartre.
he once worked with a wise old man, a ph.d. that man constantly talked about literature and about culture. i thought it was very beneficial for the young lad, he should've taken advantage of the situation and continued keeping in touch wiht the man after the summer job was over, but he was too immature.wolram said:I have been trying for a long time, and it just don't work, mix with the people
you like, the only way you can crib is to be a back scratcher :yuck:
I wouldn't say I use anything borrowed from Sartre in daily conversation, but there are hints of No Exit and The Wall in many of my own writings (fictional writings).bor0000 said:What gave the idea to read Sartre? And do you use in daily conversation anything that was provided in the book?
since i havent read any of his books, i dont know what to take of this. but i read one of Maugham's. And i wonder if it's vastly different from Maugham, because there i am actually reading an interesting story. I dont think i could fathom reading just about some wall.loseyourname said:His plays are delightful and his prose is pretty intense. Great reads. His expository writing, however - the philosophy books - are the most pretentious you'll ever read. Getting through Being and Nothingness is like swimming through wet cement that solidifies halfway through. There are more pretentious books out there - Finnegan's Wake comes to mind - but everyone knows Sartre.
SAT vocab is pretty lame. It's not the vocabulary but what you say. He is just too wordy and often contradicts himself and is often judjemental and rude and annoying, which makes all the girls run away from him.moose said:If someone carries a large book around everywhere and reads it from time to time, that makes them appear smart :/
But if you mean in a conversation? Well, tell your friend to use strictly SAT vocab :D
Ha, I'm not a physicist. I don't even remember how I found this place any more, but it wasn't because of an interest in physics.bor0000 said:damn, a writer and a physicist. i should just quit trying.
you do know there are different kinds of remaining quiet, do you ?bor0000 said:he does that a lot. but a man can't be mute throughout his life, must learn to express himself
Not to mention a handbag of some sort, or laptop bag. A tie isn't necessary as long as the clean cut look is going on. Resting one's hand on one's chin and periodically humming "hmm" will also work. Frizzy hair (aka the "Einstein Look") is acceptable if they already look smart as it is.Moonbear said:If he's just going for appearances, he won't fool those who are actually smart, but for those who aren't, being very clean cut (not a "buzz" haircut, that just makes you look like a cop, but a stylish short haircut), black trousers, a properly pressed shirt and properly knotted tie give off an aura of authority, which people mistake for intelligence. Wearing glasses helps. Walking with a quick stride, and not dawdling about things helps.