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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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Every kind of undeseriable person being labelled as "cowards"
I am a coward. To me, cowardice is a sensible policy and keeps me from getting into trouble or killed.

If I see some drunk people looking for trouble, I turn around and briskly walk the other way, because I'm scared of them. If I ever felt like getting a gun and robbing a bank, I'd think of the consequences of being shot by armed police and wouldn't bother. If an army recruiter tried to get me to join the army, I'd say no because I'm terrified of being blown up by a roadside bomb.

I don't particularly like being told by politicians that my one of my main philosophies is also the main failing of terrorists, murderers and child abusers. As if taking pilots hostage on a crowded plane with a plastic knife is an act borne of timidity. And surely murdering someone in cold blood requires overcoming a fear of being attacked in self-defence, retribution or just being caught later. There's a word that describes overcoming fear; "courage". The very opposite of cowardice.

Fear, of course, is an essential biological response. It's helped us survive in the past. Let's not turn our backs on it. Frankly, we'd be much better off if more people were cowards.

I'd do something about it, but I don't really want to cause any trouble.
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 20:50, 3 replies)
I always feel like
they're implying that there are ways to bravely beat someone up, and that they'd be fine with that.
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 22:02, closed)
I rather like this.
have a click. :o)
(, Wed 14 Apr 2010, 2:02, closed)
I saw written somewhere
that courage is not the absence of fear, just that some things are more important than fear.
(, Wed 14 Apr 2010, 4:41, closed)

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