Er...not me - Havok?
yes, of course I meant Havok :)
And yes, people here do pretend not to be Polish. I won't point fingers but if one has a Polish nickname and yet you say you're not only NOT from Poland,
You should point fingers because I'm here for so many months, and I feel I really know most frequent PF users and I can't think of any person who could pretend to be not Polish (except that troll POLENEGGG but he actually wasn't pretend to be not Polish, he just didn't mention that too early).
I find people who behave like that (I mean those who are ashamed of their roots or despise it) as being very immature.
if one has a Polish nickname and yet you say you're not only NOT from Poland, but you don't even speak Polish, there is something to think about.
Many people here have Polish wifes and families or friends. Why do you think it's so hard to think of Polish nickname? I can think of English one, that's not a problem - does it mean I'm English?
Actually I still can't think of many users who have Polish nicknames and possibly could be Poles.
Btw, saying that someone's "brainwashed by psychology" doesn't make sense.
Yes it makes sense. I've read many of those positive affirmation books, how to make my life better etc. and I think it's a pure business. Note that Daniel Goleman wrote something like 3-4 books about the same thing (Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence in Practice, Social Intelligence... and even Ecological Intelligence! ;). They are sometimes intresting to read but many critise it as another fashion whitout real effect.
I'm guessing they meant "self-help" books.
Yes, exacly. I was missing this word :)
It's a job interview, not a shrink session and the objective of an interview
But it's a way of thinking connected with that "self-help fashion". What is the main messege in those books? Think possitive, believe in yourself, you are a master of your fate, you are able to achieve everything etc.
More realistic is to think that of course you have to be active in your life, work hard if you want to be sucessful but you can't expect too much because future is unknown and there are limits. There may happen unexpected thing (e.i. a promising sportman breaks his neck) which probably you could nothing do with.
best impression on your potential future employer, not to reveal the inner workings of your psyche or expose your deeply-held religious views.
So the only wrong thing they made is that they were honest...
I was questioning P's assumption that Havok belongs to a different generation
I just can't relate the problems he brings up here with myself.
Anyway, you can't apply generational categories to individuals.
I think suprisingly we can. I always laught out about those all socjological names for generations: yuppie, X, etc. but when I found the description of current generation I was astonished how many things pointed in the description fit well me and my friends...