We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
59 - primarily becuase I've lived in small towns when I could. Not a fan of cities - although I've done that too.
I often wish our culture encouraged a couple of years of non-office work before entering college. Just to give students a tase of real life, and maybe enough exposure to the world to build a little empathy. Which is really the point of the Bubble quiz I think. Being able to understand where others are coming from. That doesn't mean you have to agree with them but at least you dont' dismiss them out of hand.
Unless they're PC thought police - in which case the correct reponse is to dismiss them out of hand.
32 - It says I get out a lot... I think I lost points on the questions about movies and TV shows but if it knew how I came up, my score would have been much higher. As I was taking it, I thought I understood what it was getting at and how wrong it was going to be.
Like most studies - it's about averages rather than individuals. To be fair, I think it got my bubble index a bit high. I have a difficult time relating to the "stereotypical" coaster - even though in some respects I am one. Two degrees, lived only in Washgington, Nevada (Reno) and California - about half of which was east bay, the other half rural San Joaquin Valley. The biggest difference is I don't tend to live in cites and I have fairly broad tastes in movies, music, and books.
Odd that the bubble only seems to go one way. Ask some questions like can you tell the difference between a Dior and a de la Renta, between a Manet and a Monet, how often do you attend the ballet or the theater, who's the head of the NY Philharmonic, name 5 European capitals, have you ever traveled in a limousine other than at a prom, can you waltz, tango, foxtrot, mamba, samba - the sorts of questions indicating not knowing how the other half lives cuts both ways. Redneck that I am, I think I could do rather well on that sort of bubble test as well, which probably proves just about nothing.
I live in a bubble outside of this quiz. I don't even understand it. "Have I voluntarily hung out with people who were smoking?" What? I quit smoking 2 years ago and I think about it everyday of my life. I admire smokers. I envy them.
I haven't had cable for the ten years I've been married. I home school my children. My wife is a home maker. We eat at a restaurant maybe once in a couple of months. We save more money than we spend. I have three children and want more. My first and still current home cost $50,000. I consider $20 an amount that is worth deciding whether or not it's worth spending. I've never made a car payment in my life and drive a truck that is 18 years old. I could buy a better one with cash tomorrow if I had to.
Parents on my children's baseball teams have one child, drive new cars, live in big houses, spend money like it's free, eat out regularly, have double incomes, and can't afford a $2000 deductible on a new roof. I know they make more money than me and are nearly broke.
Outside my bubble is insanity. I try to make make my bubble a fortress.