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twss October 20th, 2013 7:28pm

Are you more likely to see the world in terms of black and white, or are more situations and issues likely to be shades of gray?

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Torfin Never Behind
10/20/13 9:17 pm

There is not a lot of grey in my universe

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/20/13 6:44 pm

I see the world so black and white that most people would assume I was an idiot if that's all they knew about me.

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 9:35 pm

Really? That surprises me quite a bit.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/21/13 4:27 am

Greys always seem to me like insufficient resolution. People who accept them seem like they are okay not having all the details, rather use a good enough approximation. Pragmatism anywhere but social relationships bothers me. ...even then... ;-)

twss trump is a garbage human
10/21/13 5:22 am

I see why you might think that. In my case, I feel like I consider all sides of the argument, maybe too much. Which is why most of my world is very gray :)

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/21/13 9:18 am

Not only do I consider both sides of arguments, I distill them and add to them until they actually make sense. Then they are black and white. For example, I really struggled with metacognition and cognition. I listened, thought about it, and made

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/21/13 9:20 am

it make sense. Now I understand it in a very black and white way. I can quickly and easily see lapses in processes or thinking and describe them with ease.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/21/13 7:10 pm

Uh, TMS? You win. Using words that even I have to look up = instant win. I'm gonna go change my vote.

OK, kidding on that last part :)

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/20/13 5:33 pm

Most situations are gray areas for me. I like to believe I always have more than two options.

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Ernest Make it so
10/20/13 4:51 pm

I see more in absolutes than not.

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tdyakker lost
10/20/13 2:00 pm

It depends on the issue. Most things are shades of grey while certain things to me are b/w. Either way I try to see it through others eyes. Never know when the next learning experience will pop up!

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EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 1:38 pm

Fiscally - black and white
Social issues- variables.

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:50 pm

I would say I'm similar, EB. More absolute when it comes to fiscal or economic issues.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 2:00 pm

I remembered that our stats match is pretty high. We do think alike :-)

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 2:08 pm

I didn't realize our agreement % was that high! The highest I've ever had was RebelFury76 at 68+%. Didn't expect that either. Hopefully Tony will get back to me on my agreement % matches though! I am curious!

suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/20/13 1:35 pm

B&W is for the young, naïve, or willfully ignorant.

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Mattwall1
10/20/13 1:01 pm

Most things are varying leeks of grey

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Mattwall1
10/20/13 1:01 pm

Levels*

bkcrt California
10/20/13 12:54 pm

The older you get, the more grey you see. (In more ways than one!)
When you're young it certainly feels black and white.

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:06 pm

I've heard exactly the opposite. But I can attest that I was much more absolute when I was younger, and now see many sides to many issues.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/20/13 12:38 pm

Hm, one of those is the absorption of all colors and the other is reflection of all colors. Why is everything in between grey? I think I'd like to see the world in the rest of the colors.

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dawl adulting
10/20/13 12:49 pm

Great answer!

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:05 pm

Ha! Scrazzle, you know what I meant, hopefully. But I think you have a point. My use of the term was just a figure of speech.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 12:37 pm

I think I see too much as grey.

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dawl adulting
10/20/13 12:51 pm

Me too, I'm in the middle and really objective. So times it can come across as being cold but I blame it on being the middle child lol.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:04 pm

I think gray should be my favorite color sometimes. You're in good company, Susan and Dawl!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/20/13 1:05 pm

Lmaoo being the middle child

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/20/13 12:37 pm

If the world was black and white that'd be a bit boring, no?

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MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/20/13 12:59 pm

The same goes for grey

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:04 pm

Agreed, Jive.

Mary, what do you mean?

MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/20/13 1:08 pm

I think all grey would be a bit boring. No contrast.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:14 pm

Ah - yes. Scrazzle already called me on that one :) The full spectrum is much more preferable.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 4:23 pm

From the viewpoint of one who loves fabric, it's interesting to me that gray pairs so well with about every color, while black or white can overpower or wash out some colors. Gray is very popular among quilters in the "modern" genre of quilts.

MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/20/13 5:57 pm

Yeah, I think my art teacher may have been a bit too forceful when he pounded "IT NEEDS MORE CONTRAST!" into my head.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/13 12:36 pm

Study Tax Law of any kind and you will see how gray the world is.

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dawl adulting
10/20/13 12:51 pm

No thank you. (Insert snoozing emoji)

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:02 pm

I will also decile to study tax law. But the world is awfully gray for me, nonetheless.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:03 pm

Dammit! *decline

Screw you, autocorrect.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 12:33 pm

Gray for this kid.
Or grey, if I'm in England.

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:01 pm

Yep. This kid too. Rarely can I find an issue where there isn't significant gray.

Fjolsvin Midgard
10/20/13 12:29 pm

Only sith see the world in terms of absolutes. (And no one calls yoda on his hypocrisy). Join the dark side we have cookies.

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:01 pm

What kind of cookies? ;)

Fjolsvin Midgard
10/20/13 1:05 pm

Darkside chocolate chip or sith peanut butter

twss trump is a garbage human
10/20/13 1:08 pm

Hmmm. Sith is not my favorite flavor, but I do like peanut butter!