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28 February 2007 @ 12:00
I wish I could tell you the results of the Tenimyu lottery, but I can't get through on the telephone lines. All I get is "This line is seriously crowded, please wait a moment". So I did. They kept repeating that message for ages with no end in sight. I never thought I'd feel grateful for hold music. At least you feel like your getting somewhere.

...Never thought I'd say THAT either!

Poll #936849 Article

Tick the statements you agree with.

"If I ruled the world, it would be a better place."
"I think I am a special person."
"I can live my life any way I want to."
"I derive a lot of pleasure from ticky boxes."

The poll was prompted by this article.
Current Music: Kraftwerk - The Model
Ananomoreprinces on 28th February 2007 01:49 (UTC)
Hehe I see someone read that article about society getting more narcissistic in a bad way.
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 02:16 (UTC)
Well, I agree that we're getting more narcissistic, but I don't think those questions are good indicators of it.

And no one on my flist thinks they're special...? No one at all?? That makes me sad.
Ananomoreprinces on 28th February 2007 04:00 (UTC)
Hehe I just think I'm average with just a few special qualities, but not overall totally special.
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 05:49 (UTC)
I think being a little special is enough to tick the box. :)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 28th February 2007 05:24 (UTC)
I am special! ^o^ Not special enough to get Tenimyu tickets through the lottery apparently, but.. ^^;;
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 05:48 (UTC)
I think everyone on my flist is special... but apparently they don't. Huh.

You didn't get them, huh? I'm sorry to hear that. I don't even know whether I will get them or not -- the line is jammed! What time(s) did you ring?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 28th February 2007 06:13 (UTC)
I think it was about 4? I just called back and on the third or fourth time I got through. ^^; Meh, last time this number didn't get anything either. It's kind of a letdown after so many days of waiting. This weekend I'll try again though! ^^
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 06:56 (UTC)
I just got through... and I don't think I got any either. I guess I'm going to have to go through Loppi. *sigh*
h_w: blackmagichungry_worm on 28th February 2007 06:52 (UTC)
Heh, it isn´t specified for whom it´d be a better place. ;D

Seriously, I think ruling the world wouldn´t be fun. There´d be so much to do, and it would be frustrating to no end. The people are the ones who have the duty and ability to change the world after all, and if they don´t take action by themselves but instead need someone to constantly kick their butts until something happens (just watch all the environmental "sins" that are still established because of slow beaureocracy and greedy economics *weeps*), it´s useless in the long run. :( Am not bitter, no.

And I love your icon so much. Makes me smile every time I see it. ^_^
William: Weiß: Assassin HQgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 06:58 (UTC)
I think you just have to feel it would be a better place to prove you have the root of narcissism in your soul. :)

Thanks! Personally, I love this icon! :)
reichsfreiherr on 28th February 2007 09:29 (UTC)
If I ruled the world it would involve an awful lot of time, investment of resources and hard world. It’d be a pain to the sole world leader and not only that you’d bear all the responsibilities as supreme Leviathan. It’d be an arduous duty and one where there’d be no rest because you were the supreme authority. You couldn’t please everyone either and what would have previously been transgovernmental conflict would become regional fighting. It wouldn’t put an end to the security dilemma at all.

I think I am a special person but not in the way they presumably mean it. The fact that I start sprouting polsci rhetoric in regards to the first ticky box is probably a good handle on how ‘special’ I can be at times which doesn’t make me at all any more useful than anyone else.

I can live my life any way I want to within reason, such as abiding by the rule of law and common sense… and also within the privacy of my own home. That pretty much cuts out the ‘any way I want to’ part then.

And you know, I actually prefer bubblewrap to ticky boxes.
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 11:35 (UTC)
Hm, I really wasn't thinking too literally. I was imagining myself giving orders and getting things done. I'm sure you know how that goes. ;)

Yes. Everyone is special. Everyone is different. I'm not quite sure why this leads down the road to narcissism, but hey.

Bubblewrap is, indeed, awesome.
Helen: Cheer Bear: Hey Babyvanillafire on 28th February 2007 11:42 (UTC)
I ticked every box, but I wouldn't call myself narcissistic, not at all! I just think it's important for everyone to have self-worth and autonomy. :) It makes me sad to think that not many people here think they're special! It's only when it gets into 'special snowflake' territory and entitlement issues that it's a problem...
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th February 2007 12:16 (UTC)
Yes! That's it exactly!