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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the point, file her under forgettable.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I find it hard to do. All I can do is just focus on something else.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can focus on how silly she is. How indulgent and what little sense she has. That will take the luster off of that face and make you see her realistically.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh, I do that all the time. I think of how silly she was to lead me on and then dump me completely for her BF. That makes me hate her temporarily.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Probably hate is too strong of an emotion for someone like that. Takes too much energy. Be indifferent.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I will feel indifferent towards her, eventually. Give it a year or so.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Just follow her lead they have much to teach us.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Follow whose lead?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hers. Notice how quickly and efficiently she has forgotten about you and who knows how many others. Also, the perfect detachment inasmuch as she could remember you whenever she thinks you are of some value to her. If she has some task she remembers the appropriate guy to do it for her. Task done, she forgets him again. Wunderbar!

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

You make it sound like I was born to be dragged along by women like her...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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We all were! Speaking from experience. Most of them are like homework guy. Only it comes built in for them, it took him years to develop that personna.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Then it will probably take me a long time too...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To be like him or to be immune to their tricks?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Both.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not too many guys are like him and maybe less are immune. The good news is you do not have to be 100% perfect. Any amount of detachment is fine and much better then none.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The detachment I have comes and goes, I think. Depends on my confidence level at the time.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Exact a Mundo. Things always work both ways. Electricity will produce a magnetic field. A moving magnetic field will produce electricity. Confidence produces detachmnent. But you can go the other way, detachment -> confidence.

There was an old song, "Whenever I feel afraid I hold my erect and whistle a happy tune so no one will suspect I'm afraid... Make believe your brave and the world will think you are. You may be as brave as you make believe you are!

Our focus determines our reality, we create it, microsecond by microsecond. Act detached and you are detached. Confidence is a by product.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It's quite easy to feel detached if I talk to other people -- and knowing that that is an easy solution to the problem is a good sign. Trouble is when I act detached for long periods of time, eventually I do something that contradicts that...

Today marks a month of not speaking to adriana, the first of many to come, I hope.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If she talks to you, that is fine. If she does not, that is also fine.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I think it is obvious that either she is content with having a BF, or that she told her BF about us and the BF has put his foot down. Kind of like how I should have done. Oh well; just a mistake, just means I'm less likely to make the same mistake next time.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That second guessing of ones decisions is the heart of all human suffering. They say,

would have and should have are words we never use...

Because they depress us and give us the blues.

Ever heard of Zen Archery?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

No...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I guess you can say it cuts second guessing out.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If only going back in time were an option -- but it isn't.

My teacher marked my Newton-Leibniz project today, but there is a slight problem...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What did you get?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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