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    Nice to see some of you like to be very kind and avoid insults...

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    And after all, I expect they'll be marching to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance when the fellow graduates.
    When or if?
    And Mastiff, you are still assuming things about me. I don't believe i'm all important, I am not egotistical or proud. You need to learn the difference about caring about yourself and how your life goes and actually being egotistical, "pompous" and proud/boastful.

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    Folks none of us want to put the Mod hat on so please stop feeding the trolls

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    Quote Originally posted by HeartlandCityBoy View post
    Nice to see some of you like to be very kind and avoid insults....
    Hey now, I apologized for the Peter Pan comment... I didn't see you accept it, though.

    I also made the comment that you would graduate, without any caveat at all.

    Quote Originally posted by HeartlandCityBoy View post
    And Mastiff, you are still assuming things about me. I don't believe i'm all important, I am not egotistical or proud. You need to learn the difference about caring about yourself and how your life goes and actually being egotistical, "pompous" and proud/boastful.
    I'm drawing that assumption from your comments, HCB, and nothing more. In particular your assertion that an accredited college of architecture should change based upon the will of a student or students. It does show a measure of self-importance, hence the use of the term pompous.

    Next time you start to type, "You need to learn..." Stop.

    Now I'm done, enjoy the rest of your thread.
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    In a world filled with B grade and worse architecture, why aspire for better? You'll just be beating your head against the wall and end up frustrated and institutionalized like Frederick Law Olmsted did. Go out and party, numb yourself to all the ugliness around you with drugs, alcohol and casual sex like most other people. When you live someplace where car valets and waiters make more money than architects, like I do, you'll see how much "respect" there is out there. When you see other people making more money for less work and enjoying their lives more, the pangs of jealousy will get to you enough to switch careers. With the stress, job instablity, and long hours, I don't see why any sensible, intelligent person would go into this. Get an MBA or something and develop new ways of selling us crap that we don't need. That's what this country is about. They don't want places of integrity and substance. They want what has been most effectively marketed to them.

    OK, rant over.
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    HCB - you may have answered this elsewhere (or even in this thread) - why are you majoring in architecture and not planning?


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    I love architecture and I love designing buildings. Not to mention my university only offers Architecture and not planning. (there is no way I'm moving after i've made these friends and have spent over 10k for this semester)

    Planners don't really get to design or say what the buildings look like, they only dictate how the layout is, etc... What is the purpose of having a well designed city or district when all the buildings look like crap?

    The aestheticness is just as, if not more important than the overall design.

    Also, Mastiff, if you had paid attention, I was not addressing you with the first comment in my last post. I even had quoted the comment I was talking about. (Which was implying I would not graduate)

    boilerplate, nice job making judgements upon people who you are absolutely no better than. Not to mention i have never touched drugs, alcohol or casual sex. There is absolutely nothing wrong with socializing and partying, and to live life while being anti-social is to live like a robot.
    If you pass and get your degree perfectly with honors, a 4.0, etc... with no social activity, then you have gotten an F in the overall college experience, which is far worse than earning a 3.35/3.5 and getting that college experience.

    Some of you just like twisting things I say in order to fit your own perspective and your own opinion of what I'm all about. You are twisting them into a negative light and making me seem like an egotistical, pompous, proud and boastful jerk who doesn't care about anyone other than himself. Well, you are most certainly wrong, but unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to convince you of otherwise. If you truly believe me to be a selfish jerk, then all I have to say is that I won't listen to any advice/suggestions you have to offer.
    However if you are willing to be more reasonable and respectful, as well as non-judgemental, then I'm more than willing to listen.

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    Quote Originally posted by HeartlandCityBoy View post
    Planners don't really get to design or say what the buildings look like, they only dictate how the layout is...
    This couldn't be further from the truth.

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    Alright, I think HCB has gotten the direction he needs. This thread is closed because it is starting to become circular and will go off-topic soon.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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