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[Nov. 30th, 2005|10:50 am]
darkskywatcher
What virtue do you use to get yourself out of bed and going to class? I'd like to hear arguments for any/all.
In this particualr case, as in most cases, I've decided to embrace whatever virtue it is.
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[User Picture]From: lady_fox
2005-11-30 08:56 am (UTC)
For me, it was pure stubbornness. I just didn't accept that it was ok to miss class. I didn't let it be an option.
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[User Picture]From: gentlest_sin
2005-11-30 09:26 am (UTC)
Monday? Ian physically shoving me out of bed into the cold.

Guilt is the only thing that keeps me going, I know it's not a virtue. But much as I hate class, I hate the overwhelming guilt I feel when I skip. More specifically, I suck at Philosophy and Sociology, so I can't just do the readings and be fine; I know I will fail if I don't show up and take notes.

I'm not a very virtuous person.
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-11-30 11:10 am (UTC)
I have a partly computerized brain. My autopilot function permits me to wake up, turn off the alarm, brush my hair, and get in the shower before I become aware that I have to face another damn day. After that? So many things are shiny. I am in love with the world, even on the bad days. Schoolwork is mostly just autopilot though. The secret is to not think too much.
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[User Picture]From: moocowrich
2005-11-30 11:28 am (UTC)
I wake up and do what I need to do in order to prevent the downward spiral that would inevitably happen if I started slacking. Once you've skipped a day, it's easy to skip the next one. And the next one.

So it's important to kick each day's ass.
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[User Picture]From: earthdotprime
2005-11-30 11:38 am (UTC)
i agree with this kid. also, in my case, paralyzing fear of amy sarno's wrath.
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[User Picture]From: chuzhuzhe
2005-12-01 09:22 am (UTC)
Ditto. I also console myself with the fact that: I'm almost done! Plus, if I skipped class now, I'd fail, and I've already done so much work this semester...
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[User Picture]From: quady
2005-11-30 02:46 pm (UTC)
arguments:

Conviction - you feel you must go to class so you drag your ass out of bed
Compassion - you feel the prof and other students would get less out of the class and/or be sad that you are not there so you drag your ass out of bed.
Valor - you look weak if you sleep through class
Temperance - .... I dont really know
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-11-30 04:32 pm (UTC)
Temperance - attending class is part of a balanced regime of food, sleep, and game, and helps insure that everything happens in its season. you attend to keep yourself healthy and sane.
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[User Picture]From: ocarina_justin
2005-12-01 06:46 am (UTC)
Finally, someone came up with VIRTUES, and not FLAWS that make you go to class. I was getting worried.

How about the seven deadly sins and going to class?

Pride - you aren't going to let your classmates look better than you?
Greed - you are paying for this education, so you're damn well going to get your monies worth.
Envy - you covet the good grades that others get and want them for yourself (works best in curved classes)
Lust - any hot individuals?
Gluttony - you can pick up something at DK's on the way.
Sloth - it really is easier to just go to class than to try and make up for it later.
Anger - don't you just want to BEAT your prof by doing well? Let your hate flow through you...
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[User Picture]From: batmiles
2005-11-30 02:57 pm (UTC)
Virtue?
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From: padrecsj
2005-11-30 08:53 pm (UTC)
I feel an obligation to go to class, both from what my parents taught me and how much I am paying to learn. This combined with the fact that I simply get up when my alarm goes off really helps ... there are occasions where I decide I don't need to do things, like go jogging before class, but never a reason to sleep through class
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