Are you a New Puritan?

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Do you care about others? Concerned enough to say so? Or are you just a busybody killjoy?

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,1596540,00.html





    Take the Quiz!

     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Woohoo. I'm B-grade.

    I think that's a good thing. :)
     
  3. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a B as well but probably turning into an A :(
    You haven't answered your own question Blue Velvet - are you?:)
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Hmmm, I probably think like an A at times, act like a B most of the time and if someone offered me a flight to the US for £18, I'd be a C all the way...
     
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  6. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Not really... although like Applespider, what I may sometimes think is not what I'd do. Which, I cheerfully admit, makes me a hypocrite. :D

    I also go through phases depending on my own personal circumstances. I certainly have been known to have all kinds of binges of all forms of consumerism and substances -- legal and illegal -- in the past, yet at the moment am being relatively parsimonious and restrained in my habits.

    I think you need contrasts in life to make life pleasurable. I certainly wouldn't ban Coke from my house as one of the people in the article has done... ;)
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    Well I didn't answer A to anything! Mostly Bs and Cs :eek:
     
  8. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I just know I'm going to like you when we do meet up. :D
     
  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I think I probably dislike all three personality types displayed here with equal strength.

    New puritans are yesterdays nosey b*stards who like nothing more than sticking their well trimmed noses into other peoples lives, and who really rate a good kicking on most social occasions...

    The older I get the more I believe the majority if the human race is stupid, ugly and vicious... Not necessarily in that order obviously.

    Naturally I exempt Mac users from this deep insight until they prove themselves to be one way or the other.

    Pity my students...:D
     
  10. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't agree more I've gone from radical and idealistic to radical and deeply cynical over the decades.I walk down the street with a look of horror on my face,how can humans be this dumb and yet almost each and every single one think they are a celebrity in the making.Truly a virus with shoes.
     
  11. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a B, close to being C - and very far from A.

    If you wanna experience some A's in action try this thread.

    A (B)
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Mostly C's.

    Heh, stuff the proles. I', m piswed. Money money.....MONEY!!
     
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  14. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    All A's, and I'm watching you folks, I think I'll run for office too.:cool:
     
  15. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    In that case I'm sure you've got a closet full of dark secrets and obscure vices ;)

    A
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Wow! that is like the fourth worst report card I have ever gotten. Mostly B's and a few C's.
     
  17. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    though i certainly agree with the sentiment:
    the test is pure rubbish. i hate the name puritan..why not "new bohemian" ( apologies edie...) or "new simplicity" or anything that denotes more about lifestyle and less about judgement and persecution.

    for more reading on the perils of our consumerist lifestyle, i highly recommend " Affluenza".
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I answered all B's except one A. I have a very caring and empathetic personality that comes from being a nurse. Best to be polite and try to persuade,
     
  19. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    Did anyone else think that way too many of the A choices weren't so much about altering one's own behaviour, but about infringing other people's freedom, and generally being an annoying tightass?
     
  20. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    5c's and 2b's. i answered a to number one :eek: although substitute bed and a newspaper for my computer chair and my computer :/
     
  21. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that make him perfect for a politician? ;)

    I thought that was the definition of Puritanism:
    Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    -- H.L. Mencken
     
  22. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    yes...so it seems that their mission statement is quite different from their endorsed actions. personally, i think the u.s. already has a sect promoting annoyingly tightassed behavior.
     
  23. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Silly test. Many of those questions didn't apply to me at all, or didn't have a good answer.

    In any case, I got

    a: 1
    b: 6
    c: 1
     
  24. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    lol - right on target

    Makes me think of neighbours who come to complain about noisy parties, when what they really want is to come in and join the fun :D

    A
     
  25. eva01 macrumors 601

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    zero As
    3 Bs
    5 Cs

    woohoo carpe diem

    absinthe is indeed fun ^___^
     

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