Random observations for January 2017
You learn more by listening than by talking. If those around you are chatterboxes and you are reserved, you will know much about them, while they know little about you -- which works to your advantage.
An intelligent person will judge your beliefs by your reasons for holding them. The vehemence with which you express them counts for nothing.
I have never seen the point of marriage. It basically means inviting the government and/or a church into your relationship as a third partner, and vastly complicates things if the relationship reaches a natural end.
If you aren't sure which side is right in some social or political controversy, look for which side most of the guys in suits and ties are supporting. That's the side which is wrong. This rule works in probably 95% of cases.
Military conscription is a device whereby old, decrepit males slake their resentment and envy of young, vigorous males by enslaving them and exposing them to dismemberment, disfigurement, and death.
The enemy is not the person who says "I want to do that". The enemy is the person who says "You can't do that".
If you're just going to be like everybody else, what's the point of existing at all?
A response consisting of "You are a [word ending in -ist]" or "This is a form of [word ending in -ism]" is not an argument and does not refute anything. It's just fancy name-calling, a dodge to avoid dealing with the substance of whatever you're supposedly responding to.
[For previous random observations, see here.]