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We are Drowning in a Society of Addiction a Plenty
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Posted 3/12/10

DomFortress wrote:

Because without knowing what I know, would you yourself have figured it out on your own just why is it that we're fiscally irresponsible and irrational? That we are still damaging our environment despise the ample warnings? That with the promise of God's grace, the world is still full of evil? That with all our entertainment technology, depression is still plaguing our lives? That how our humanity's freedom and dignity got hijacked by our society of addiction a plenty, not survival the fittest?


These are all things I've been aware of for a long time now. Some I learned from my own personal observations, some I learned from research. But none of it has anything to do with my question that you keep avoiding: how is your desire for knowledge essentially any different than another person's desire for wealth or drugs, when they are all desires for things that are not necessary for you to stay alive?


No, you'll be too contend with only your addictions just like the majority to even care. And that's the hard fact, because you didn't watch any of the links I provided, did you?


I like how you jump to conclusions about me without knowing anything about me. I guess all of that researching hasn't taught you how to keep an open mind and not make assumptions. But no, I didn't open any of the links you posted until now, and although they are interesting, I don't see what they have to do with the question that I'm asking, or this thread itself.
Posted 3/12/10 , edited 3/12/10

Cuddlebuns wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

Because without knowing what I know, would you yourself have figured it out on your own just why is it that we're fiscally irresponsible and irrational? That we are still damaging our environment despise the ample warnings? That with the promise of God's grace, the world is still full of evil? That with all our entertainment technology, depression is still plaguing our lives? That how our humanity's freedom and dignity got hijacked by our society of addiction a plenty, not survival the fittest?


These are all things I've been aware of for a long time now. Some I learned from my own personal observations, some I learned from research. But none of it has anything to do with my question that you keep avoiding: how is your desire for knowledge essentially any different than another person's desire for wealth or drugs, when they are all desires for things that are not necessary for you to stay alive?


No, you'll be too contend with only your addictions just like the majority to even care. And that's the hard fact, because you didn't watch any of the links I provided, did you?


I like how you jump to conclusions about me without knowing anything about me. I guess all of that researching hasn't taught you how to keep an open mind and not make assumptions. But no, I didn't open any of the links you posted until now, and although they are interesting, I don't see what they have to do with the question that I'm asking, or this thread itself.
Because one of my character strength is my love of learning, while I was getting sick and tired of all those quick fixes that just don't work.

Furthermore, I figured that I don't need a lot in order for me to stay alive. However I need to be of help to others in order for me to truly be happy for myself, which BTW a sense of entitlement will never fulfill that need.

Finally, if you still insist on focusing my person instead of my topic. Then PM me so that I can decide for myself whether or not to continue. Otherwise refrain yourself to only the topic at hand, when this isn't about me.

So once again here's the moral choice; are you an addict to our current society, or a true friend of humanity?
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DomFortress wrote:

Because one of my character strength is my love of learning, while I was getting sick and tired of all those quick fixes that just don't work.

Furthermore, I figured that I don't need a lot in order for me to stay alive. However I need to be of help to others in order for me to truly be happy for myself, which BTW a sense of entitlement will never fulfill that need.

Finally, if you still insist on focusing my person instead of my topic. Then PM me so that I can decide for myself whether or not to continue. Otherwise refrain yourself to only the topic at hand, when this isn't about me.

So once again here's the moral choice; are you an addict to our current society, or a true friend of humanity?


I was focusing on you because it relates to the topic. I wasn't entirely sure, but based on one of your posts I thought you were saying that addictions of any kind were harmful, which is what I have been challenging. Now that I've re-read it, I see that you're only focusing on addiction to wealth and material objects, so pretty much everything I've said before now isn't relevant.

I personally am not a materialistic person. There are very few material things that I want, and I definitely don't want to devote my life to making as much money as possible like most other Americans do. I have the opportunity to earn degrees in college that would lead me into high-paying careers, but the career path that I've chosen, which is nursing, doesn't pay nearly as much as other careers that I could have chosen. I decided to go that route because it is one of the few that allows me to devote my work to helping others, as opposed to the other career options which would revolve around me making as much money as I can for myself. I wouldn't exactly say that I'm a "friend of humanity," since I have very little faith in humanity, but rather I am an enemy of the greed and gluttony that is plaguing not only our nation, but humanity itself.
Posted 3/12/10

Cuddlebuns wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

Because one of my character strength is my love of learning, while I was getting sick and tired of all those quick fixes that just don't work.

Furthermore, I figured that I don't need a lot in order for me to stay alive. However I need to be of help to others in order for me to truly be happy for myself, which BTW a sense of entitlement will never fulfill that need.

Finally, if you still insist on focusing my person instead of my topic. Then PM me so that I can decide for myself whether or not to continue. Otherwise refrain yourself to only the topic at hand, when this isn't about me.

So once again here's the moral choice; are you an addict to our current society, or a true friend of humanity?


I was focusing on you because it relates to the topic. I wasn't entirely sure, but based on one of your posts I thought you were saying that addictions of any kind were harmful, which is what I have been challenging. Now that I've re-read it, I see that you're only focusing on addiction to wealth and material objects, so pretty much everything I've said before now isn't relevant.

I personally am not a materialistic person. There are very few material things that I want, and I definitely don't want to devote my life to making as much money as possible like most other Americans do. I have the opportunity to earn degrees in college that would lead me into high-paying careers, but the career path that I've chosen, which is nursing, doesn't pay nearly as much as other careers that I could have chosen. I decided to go that route because it is one of the few that allows me to devote my work to helping others, as opposed to the other career options which would revolve around me making as much money as I can for myself. I wouldn't exactly say that I'm a "friend of humanity," since I have very little faith in humanity, but rather I am an enemy of the greed and gluttony that is plaguing not only our nation, but humanity itself.
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