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Jon Searle

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Promises to be awesome, but actually sucked a bit

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-06-2018

Sorry Nick, when I first heard you on the philosopher's zone I thought you and your ideas were Awesome! But unfortunately I found the endless list of people who annoy you really sucked. Yes, I think your initial questions where interesting: 'What do people mean when they say "Awesome", or "that sucks"'. I feel however that your initial hypothesis is limited. If being awesome is simply a matter of having the ability to create social openings, then making racially superior comments in the company of racial bigots might indeed be awesome, as would making social or educational superior comments in the company of social or educational bigots – beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all despite what Immanuel might say on the subject. Might I suggest that a person, object, or event is "Awesome" if it gives a subjective sense of hope, love, and joy – and conversely "it sucks" if it takes away any such feeling? Perhaps being "Awsome" is instead a matter of being generous in spirit, delivered with humility and sincerity.

Makes me wish I was young and dumb and 24 again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

encouraging or disconcerting that the idea doesn't really matter - it's the quality of the founding team, particularly how well they know each other.