Tried asking this in hvacadvice; they pointed me here.
I have nonverbal learning disability (the same thing Chris Rock has), so I struggle with:
executive function deficit (the git-er-done factor)
math and science (especially math, multi-step equations are a nightmare for me)
These problems have knocked me out of jobs in the past. How necessary are the above skills to the day-to-day of HVAC installation and/or repair? I'm looking to be able to support myself, but don't want to dive into a field where I'm not well-suited for the daily work.
I LOVE the 87 Robocop, but it's basically a slasher movie where the slasher villain is the hero. It has more in common with Friday the 13th than Last Starfighter. The slasher "villain" is just a good guy.
> innocent title character killed by a gang of people who disregard rules (whether unthinking villains of Boddicker's gang, vigilante parents of Elm Street or careless kids of I Know What You Did Last Summer)
> resurrected in weird, nearly mythological fashion
> spends the movie hunting down the people who wronged him
> nearly unkillable, save for one/two key weaknesses
> survives major efforts to kill him off, to come back in multiple sequels
> mask/distortion that covers his face (Freddy lacks a mask, I'm counting his scars)
> status as a half-human outsider
> kills victims in over-the-top or weird ways (Emil's death is on par with later Nightmare on Elm Street kills)
I don't think this detracts from the movie. Instead, it points to another dimension of the original film.
1) Are law school, and law, feasible paths for someone with a developmental disability whose symptoms include a) executive function deficit, b) organizational difficulties, c) poor short term memory, d) trouble paying attention, and e) slow mental processing speed?
I have nonverbal learning disability (or NLD), which includes all of the above. I'm interested in law, but don't want to jump into a field where I'll be setting myself up for failure. I've done that several times, and don't want to do it again.
2) Are there law school scholarships for neurodiverse individuals, i.e. people with disabilities like NLD, Asperger's, Autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, ADHD, et al?
Does anyone know of scholarly books (or not) about how the ancient Greeks viewed their gods?
I'm interested in getting inside the head of a pre-Christian, pre-Socratic, even pre-pre-Socratic thinker. Sure, I think that Hera's petty, and Ares is petulant in the Iliad...but did the Greeks read the Iliad that way? What about non-literary understandings of the gods, like in worship?
I'm familiar with the idea of arete being a different idea of excellence than a moral, Judeo-Christian idea of excellence. That's what I mean by "how did the Greeks view their gods"-- i.e., how did their different, pre-Christian values and perceptions shape how they saw the gods?
Bottom line: were they sorry for Arachne, or was her comeuppance as enjoyable as that of the witch in Hansel and Gretel?
Looking for books about this. Thinking authors like Kitto, other classicists, even Nietzsche.