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
bor0000 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.
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:
bor0000 said:What gave the idea to read Sartre? And do you use in daily conversation anything that was provided in the book?
damn, a writer and a physicist. i should just quit trying.loseyourname said: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).
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.
tell your friend he/she should just remain quiet.bor0000 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
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
he does that a lot. but a man can't be mute throughout his life, must learn to express himselfmarlon said:tell your friend he/she should just remain quiet.
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
loseyourname said:Wear a lot of black and gray and always carry at least one book by Jean Paul Sartre.
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.
Yep, it does get our attention, and then we slowly back away. We always pay attention to whom to avoid.dduardo said:In conversation bring up how highly ranked you are in Dungeon and Dragons. That always gets the ladies attention.
i don't think he was really kidding... when you try to look smart, you only look dumb... (take it from one who knows)... they say being smart is the only cure... but i know nothing about it really... good luck to your friendThe Sphinx said:If that is what he/she wants, I can say thet there is no chance for him/her.
I am sorry...! (j/k)