The Off Topic Forum is BACK

For months, this forum was mostly political garbage and high school kids asking what they can do to prepare for 2025 SA recruiting. Now, we have threads of: a PE bro trolling fat chicks on Tinder, which land animals are the deadliest, an analyst about to get fired for saying the word crap, venture capital and how fucking stupid it is, which vegetables represent which character traits, Milton Friedchickenman trying to become a full blown hermit, Shitigroupย and how they're stingier than Eugene Krabs, Isaiah providing us with valuable insight on a Columbia professor who snorts heroine, monkeys supporting other monkeys going through tough times, and most recently a poor banker about to get promoted to a top coverage group known as "The Arby's Boys". Is WSO's off topic forum about to enter a new golden age?

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Mar 1, 2021 - 10:44am

I figured that after the election and capitol riots, the political stuff would fizzle out.ย 

Good job on part of the WSO team AndyLouis to realize that this was temporary and for not censoring or closing down political topics. At the end of the day, we all study finance and economics and some of this stuff will inevitably come up as a result. Every once in a while, something will necessarily get people riled up, but then we can go back to normal.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:10am

NoEquityResearch

and for not censoring or closing down political topics. At the end of the day, we all study finance and economics and some of this stuff will inevitably come up as a result.ย 

My mentor in college (Phil Lader) would say that the world is made up of PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics). He said if you know these well, you can learn a lot about the world and different countries.ย 

Oxford has a highly touted PPE program:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/feb/23/ppe-oxford-universityโ€ฆ

"Oxford Universityย graduates in philosophy, politics and economics make up an astonishing proportion of Britain's elite."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:15am

Very true.ย  And while I understand the OP's perspective that sometimes the politics gets too much (which it did on the forum), if you ultimately can't stand economics, then maybe this is not the right field for you. I find it hard to see how these topics aren't inherently interesting to someone pursing finance. I would not want to hire a kid with no interest in economics. Tells you a lot about their true passion for markets etc.

Mar 1, 2021 - 1:24pm

I actually love PPE programs and I'm really happy that elite universities in the US are starting to adopt it. I think it gives students a very nuanced take on the world, instead of shoving them into one philosophy. Yale was the first Ivy League to have it, and now Brown, Penn, Dartmouth, and Princeton have begun offering specific courses in it.

Mar 1, 2021 - 4:05pm

NoEquityResearch

I figured that after the election and capitol riots, the political stuff would fizzle out.ย 

Good job on part of the WSO team AndyLouis to realize that this was temporary and for not censoring or closing down political topics. At the end of the day, we all study finance and economics and some of this stuff will inevitably come up as a result. Every once in a while, something will necessarily get people riled up, but then we can go back to normal.

Actually this is wrong. WSO has been debumping political threads (and any thread that mentions Trump) for at least the past month (yes I've been keeping track).ย  There's a reason why you haven't been seeing political threads as of recent.ย 

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:23am

I certainly hope so. Off-Topic is the main reason I come to this site, with a little healthcare banking pointers here and there. I love talking about fighting with 10k rats on my side and referring to picking fruit like its a battle royale. The political shit gets boring/annoying after a while. I am always downย to argue with people but like chillin and talkin about random dumb shit is just so much more fun for everyone. Who wantsย to fight when you can instead ponder the complexity of being an Arby's Boy.

Dayman?
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Mar 1, 2021 - 12:32pm

What can I do to prepare for 2025ย SAย recruiting.?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
Mar 1, 2021 - 12:33pm

also hit me with that land animal thread i have a lot of opinions on that topic

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
Mar 1, 2021 - 12:36pm

you're probably right dude. unless it has an achilles heal or something like what if they can't breathe through their mouth too good and the tiger fucks up its trunk? but yeah the sheer mass would just stomp on shit and also means its mass:bite of other animal ratio is best. it can take a lot and wait for the opportunity to stomp

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
Mar 1, 2021 - 4:26pm

Monty Burnsย The Off Topic Forum Is BACK

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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