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50 posted 07-16-2007 12:04 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Maybe so.  I also heard it is more challenging to face the coldness of winter with no clothes on.  Ever tried it?
Ironically enough, yes. You don't need the details, do you?

Are you suggesting that we should take the easy route? If, at some point in this laudable history of yours, someone hadn't stepped outside the proverbial box, you'd be wearing fig leaves - not much different from sittin in the snow in your birthday suit!
I am not saying we are constrained to the past, but we have something better when we learn and build upon the success and progress of the past.
I don't know if I'll agree with "better," but I will most definitely agree that we can learn from the past. The huge difference is in application - I can learn from the past and apply it to new "things." I don't need to simply mimic it.
Go ahead and begin at scratch again if you so wish.  No one is stopping you.  Go to the wilderness and start civilization all over again, and forgo and forget all the traditions that human civilization has already strongly, widely and diversly built upon.  We will see how "better" your future is there.
And that's the opposite extreme. I think I should clarify again that I don't believe we need to wholly forget the past. Neither, however, should we be constrained by it.
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51 posted 07-20-2007 03:59 PM       View Profile for e-ReK   Email e-ReK   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for e-ReK

here are my 2 cents...

im a rapper myself, and i am surrounded by hip-hop culture. lets look at some lyrics by rappers that are nearly unknown and decide if rap is poetry.

louis logic:

[Edit - copyrighted material removed Sorry, but unless you are the author we ask that you not post someone else's words in the forums. If we want people to respect OUR copyright, we have to give the same respect to others. Ron]

ill come back with my full in depth reply but im in a hurry :/

[This message has been edited by Ron (07-20-2007 06:45 PM).]

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52 posted 11-02-2010 03:50 AM       View Profile for Amberzlynnc   Email Amberzlynnc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Amberzlynnc's Home Page   View IP for Amberzlynnc

I did not bother to read the million replies but... yes!
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