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Finally home from Greece. Was a pretty rough 2 weeks. Long hours, not a lot of sleep, didn't eat well either. Really happy to be home. Got kind of fed up with the people i was living with as well. If they are a representation of "the average Greek", then i'm actually stunned. These people, although very nice and very kind, were also very ignorant and uninformed about so many things. I kind of got the impression that they were brainwashed by their government/media, after hearing some of the things they said. 

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Given how shit Greece is financially I have to imagine it's reflected in their education

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You can't judge a book by it's cover. And you also can't judge the education of the nation on a few people.

 

Estonia used to be a piss-poor country. Yet we have topped USA in PISA tests and OECD comparisons for education every single year we have been valid.

And our GDP is still like two thirds of American.

 

Money alone does not good education make.

 

 

 

 

But on a different news,

today I drank alone for the first time. I hate myself. And the situation I am in.

Funniest thing was trying to ride a bicycle past cops, while being pretty much blackout drunk.

Luckily, I succeeded or I wouldn't be writing here.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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US test scores are garbage because most of the intelligence from the US comes from one fairly small chunk of the country with a few here-and-there not idiots (even a few smart intelligent people) sprinkled everywhere else. I've thought pretty hard about it and unless the South decides it wants to part ways again I don't see a cure for it either

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I wouldn't say we don't have a single good university. Our national university, University of Tartu, is consistently in the top 300 in the world. Considering how small our country is, and that tuition is FREE [bleep]ES for every Estonian who gets in and studies well enough, that is quite an achievement.

Nearly a quarter of students here are foreigners (no free tuition for them), so I wouldn't say the levels are bad...

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I wouldn't say we don't have a single good university. Our national university, University of Tartu, is consistently in the top 300 in the world. Considering how small our country is, and that tuition is FREE [bleep]ES for every Estonian who gets in and studies well enough, that is quite an achievement.

Nearly a quarter of students here are foreigners (no free tuition for them), so I wouldn't say the levels are bad...

It is ranked below FSU and that is all I need to see

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Are all Estonians this Nationalistic?

In my experience Europeans as a whole are more nationalistic than North Americans

 

 

 

I was actually having this conversation with a Hungarian man last night. He was explaining how his people are extremely nationalistic, but they aren't quite so flamboyantly 'Murrica [bleep] Yeah!' about it.

 

 

 

 

 

I also pulled out the camera again. Look at that nice pink color. (it normally hides all day, so I had to get a picture while it was being photogenic)

 

 

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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That thing is [bleep]ing terrifying. I wouldn't even be able to sleep knowing something like that is in my house, whether it's in a cage or not. Jesus christ. Do you ever like... play with it? Does it have a name? Do you think it has a personality like other animals have?

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I don't play with my tarantulas, nor do I name them. They're also mindless bugs, so they don't really have 'personality' per se. Each individual is different, and they do act differently from each other (even within the same genus/species).

 

I haven't counted in a while, but I think I have about 45 individuals at the moment.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Some of the American and perhaps Canadian Nationalism might be masked by the fact that generally speaking, people from both countries seem pretty willing and open about criticizing their country, probably more so than most other nations. I don't think any nation is so open about their flaws while patting themselves on the back for being awesome as the Americans, and I think that attitude has rubbed off on us here north of the border as well, though the Americans certainly more open about it than we are.

 

That extends to social interactions too I think, with many people being readily willing to talk about personal issues, such as social or medical problems, and I guess that just isn't a thing that people do in some other parts of the world.

 

 

Also, why have pets if you aren't going to play with them? Not that playing with Spiders would really be my thing, but that's kind of why I've never considered one as a pet.

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They aren't really pets I guess. I like to think of them as fish or house plants. You just kinda feed them and watch them grow. A pet would be something that can recognize you and maybe reciprocate affection, and a tarantula can no neither.

 

 

Also, I'm not too interested in accidentally hurting one of them or one of them purposefully hurting me, so I only really handle them if they make a dash up my arm or something. I never intentionally handle.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Some of the American and perhaps Canadian Nationalism might be masked by the fact that generally speaking, people from both countries seem pretty willing and open about criticizing their country, probably more so than most other nations. I don't think any nation is so open about their flaws while patting themselves on the back for being awesome as the Americans, and I think that attitude has rubbed off on us here north of the border as well, though the Americans certainly more open about it than we are.

 

That extends to social interactions too I think, with many people being readily willing to talk about personal issues, such as social or medical problems, and I guess that just isn't a thing that people do in some other parts of the world.

 

 

They're only readily willing to talk about the issues when it's with fellow countrymen. If anyone else decides to join the conversation they'r quickly met with a "well your country does x and y wrong" or "well at least we're better than you are". I find it literally impossible to talk to any American about their country unless i'm willing to just not give my opinion at all. I think some of the past "conversations" on this site is sufficient proof of that as well. Basically, as a "foreigner" you either need to praise the US or not say anything about it at all.

 

I can't say that i have ever had an even remotely similar experience with someone from any other country. But i guess there's a chance that i just always happen to meet the unpatriotic ones.

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They aren't really pets I guess. I like to think of them as fish or house plants. You just kinda feed them and watch them grow. A pet would be something that can recognize you and maybe reciprocate affection, and a tarantula can no neither.

 

 

Also, I'm not too interested in accidentally hurting one of them or one of them purposefully hurting me, so I only really handle them if they make a dash up my arm or something. I never intentionally handle.

That's an interesting way of thinking of it. I guess a lot of people do have fish, of which I've never seen much point. A tarantula would be much more novel.

 

 

 

Some of the American and perhaps Canadian Nationalism might be masked by the fact that generally speaking, people from both countries seem pretty willing and open about criticizing their country, probably more so than most other nations. I don't think any nation is so open about their flaws while patting themselves on the back for being awesome as the Americans, and I think that attitude has rubbed off on us here north of the border as well, though the Americans certainly more open about it than we are.

 

That extends to social interactions too I think, with many people being readily willing to talk about personal issues, such as social or medical problems, and I guess that just isn't a thing that people do in some other parts of the world.

They're only readily willing to talk about the issues when it's with fellow countrymen. If anyone else decides to join the conversation they'r quickly met with a "well your country does x and y wrong" or "well at least we're better than you are". I find it literally impossible to talk to any American about their country unless i'm willing to just not give my opinion at all. I think some of the past "conversations" on this site is sufficient proof of that as well. Basically, as a "foreigner" you either need to praise the US or not say anything about it at all.

 

I can't say that i have ever had an even remotely similar experience with someone from any other country. But i guess there's a chance that i just always happen to meet the unpatriotic ones.

 

It also depends on how you approach the conversation. I've found trying to ask for opinions without sharing my own tends to help people open up, and most tend to be reasonable.

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Realizing now I haven't posted on this thread in like a month lol oops. Anyways I've been having some good times these last few weeks. Last weekend I went to Blissfest with a bunch of my friends for my third time, which is a small but really incredible music festival up in northern michigan. The bands there are super diverse - blues, folk, reggae, funk, bluegrass, and plenty more - but it's all super high quality for how obscure the bands are.Had an incredible trip to Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan too there for one of the afternoons where we all dropped some acid and swam in the lake and climbed a sand dune. The lake had some crazy waves on it and we were able to go to this shallow sandbar a little bit off shore and just ride the waves back in as they came. Can't really do the experience justice in a paragraph here but it was definitely one of my favorite weekends of my life.

 

I also managed to apply for an apartment in Seattle this week! The landlord said that she really liked our applications and was just waiting on a couple more things to clear before we put our deposit down. [bleep] the Seattle housing market though for needing to come up with three months' rent for a deposit when I don't even start working for another month though lol. Still, it feels really good to take that step and I'm excited for the place - it seems really nice and is in a really nice area on Capitol Hill, which has the most vibrant nightlife supposedly even though the apartment is on a quieter street between two grocery stores. I'm incredibly thankful I found a roommate that already lives out there to handle most of the searching though because trying to figure this out on my own would be awful.

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Basically, as a "foreigner" you either need to praise the US or not say anything about it at all.

I feel like I should point out that you've jumped on us Americans (and Canadians) for the same with regards to other countries, though? I might be remembering it wrong but you've been pretty aggressive when we mentioned things that you yourself said about other countries, or even our own. It's hard not to get the impression that a lot of people are just looking for an excuse to go full flag-burning on everyone else for no real reason. Like, there's absolutely a right way to go about this conversation and none of us on any side seem interested in doing it.

 

That's just something I've noticed about the nationalism here: it feels like nobody's self-aware enough to realize that they're literally doing the same things they're attacking everyone else for, right down to the "I can attack my country because I know what's wrong with it but if you do it it's because you're some sort of inferior being from a failure of a country" angle. None of us are really even trying to be above that and it's kind of embarrassing :v

 

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Funny how bald eagles were nearly driven to extinction in the magnificent U S and A.

 

But enough about that. About the nationalistic thing, well I have to patriotic, cause there are only about a million of us in the whole world. If we ain't patriotic, we might aswell simply submit to the greater Russian Empire and they'd have whitewater ports they've always wanted.

 

We fought for our country and our country exists mainly to save and keep our culture, language and traditions, or to put it simply, nation in place. That is actually the main purpose of our country. Not freedom nor liberties nor anything. The good for our nation. Of course, freedom and liberties and that stuff comes right beside it. But without our country, our language is so meaningless. It has no purpose. It would just die out. And that ain't gonna happen, at least until I am around.

 

On another note, kids, stay in school. Not fun being a full-time employee. Not even in a large multinational IT corporation.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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On the other side of that, when I gave up uni and began full-time work, my quality of life increased immensely. Do what makes ya happy, kids.

#KERR2016/17/18/19/20/21.

 

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On the other side of that, when I gave up uni and began full-time work, my quality of life increased immensely. Do what makes ya happy, kids.

 

Yeah lol the times I've worked full-time have always been a lot less stressful than the times I've spent at school. It's just super nice not having to be responsible for your work while you're at home and actually having a good income. I'm just going to miss the social aspects honestly.

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