I was taking my final early today because I am leaving for the Objectivist Summer Conference tommorow. My prof had me sit in the hallway while he was in class, and as I sat there doing my final, this couple comes out of a a nearby room and starts a conversation about 20 feet away from me. So the guy starts talking about morality, and I can’t help but listen since he actually sounds halfway intelligent. First he goes on bashing liberals and pragmatism, talking about how living according to principle is the only path to happiness, how modern society is corrupt, etc etc. The woman he’s talking to isn’t really following, but I quickly catch on to the flaws in his arguments and if you know me at all, you should know how I love a good debate, so I’m really temped to interrupt, but I’m taking my final exam and all, so I try and focus. Then the topic switches to money, and the guy suddenly goes on a rant about how money is the root of all evil, and how materialism is what’s wrong with society, etc, etc, and I can barely focus on my exam becuase he’s just so wrong and I have to sit there and think about relational databases and audit trails. Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, the guy starts preaching about the bible while I try to draw an ERD diagram, and about all I can do is try to sit there and not jump in the conversation. FINALLY they leave, and I thank God (hehe) that I can finish my exam in peace and go to a place where I don’t have to deal with irrational raving mystics, but hopefully do get a chance to debate my brains out. So if you dont see any posts for the next few weeks, you know what I’m up to.