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Why do young people place some much value on looks?
Posted 9/18/10

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erm....psychopaths are people we cannot feel sympathy for others; who cannot feel guilt.

they do not need a rational to do anything 'bad' to others. They often do whatever bad things that they do, because they WANT to, or that thing will benefit them. --- no rational required. -__-;

-__-; as for what governs our unconscious subconscious, I'll leave that part out for the millions of psychologists who came before and after Freud that tried/trying to solve it.

Do you even know about the existence of the mirror neurons and how they work?

I don't; and i haven't got the need to. thankyouverymuch.

How our social selves couldn't have existed if it wasn't for our empathetic nature?

Correct; and that is why; only roughly 1/100 persons are psychopaths! (depends on what country you're looking at and what study.)

Ignorance only creates more problem by us not acknowledge that there's a problem in the first place.

Correct; but sadly; ignorance exists in every one of us. - Whether it be ignorance of ourselves; knowledge; others. Whatever it may be.

It is because we have ignorance, that drives us, humans, to seek out the truth and dump that ignorance
. -- if we weren't ignorant in the first place; there would be no drive to improve society/world/ourselves; 'cause that would imply that we already KNOW everything there is to know.
Wrong, because in order for people to "sympathize" with others they have to had similar experience of similar event. But psychopathic individuals OTOH can't even empathize with other people's emotions, either due to genetic, psychological, and/or sociological condition. Also, the real percentage of prison population who are psychopaths is measured only at 20%, that's one in every five prisoners is a psychopath. And in a world with a total human population of 6.8 billions, the sad truth is while there's not enough prisons to lock up all those psychopaths, not all of them are currently in prisons either. What's worst, they're out in the corporate business world conducting white-collar frauds in the name of profits.

And your illogical contradiction is showing once again, in the form that while you're displaying typical attitude of ignorance, you're not actively seeking out knowledge. Thereby your reasoning is flawed, that ignorance only kills individual's curiosity, and subsequently that doesn't lead to knowledge seeking.
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Posted 9/19/10

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Omok wrote:



erm....psychopaths are people we cannot feel sympathy for others; who cannot feel guilt.

they do not need a rational to do anything 'bad' to others. They often do whatever bad things that they do, because they WANT to, or that thing will benefit them. --- no rational required. -__-;

-__-; as for what governs our unconscious subconscious, I'll leave that part out for the millions of psychologists who came before and after Freud that tried/trying to solve it.

Do you even know about the existence of the mirror neurons and how they work?

I don't; and i haven't got the need to. thankyouverymuch.

How our social selves couldn't have existed if it wasn't for our empathetic nature?

Correct; and that is why; only roughly 1/100 persons are psychopaths! (depends on what country you're looking at and what study.)

Ignorance only creates more problem by us not acknowledge that there's a problem in the first place.

Correct; but sadly; ignorance exists in every one of us. - Whether it be ignorance of ourselves; knowledge; others. Whatever it may be.

It is because we have ignorance, that drives us, humans, to seek out the truth and dump that ignorance
. -- if we weren't ignorant in the first place; there would be no drive to improve society/world/ourselves; 'cause that would imply that we already KNOW everything there is to know.
Wrong, because in order for people to "sympathize" with others they have to had similar experience of similar event. But psychopathic individuals OTOH can't even empathize with other people's emotions, either due to genetic, psychological, and/or sociological condition. Also, the real percentage of prison population who are psychopaths is measured only at 20%, that's one in every five prisoners is a psychopath. And in a world with a total human population of 6.8 billions, the sad truth is while there's not enough prisons to lock up all those psychopaths, not all of them are currently in prisons either. What's worst, they're out in the corporate business world conducting white-collar frauds in the name of profits.

And your illogical contradiction is showing once again, in the form that while you're displaying typical attitude of ignorance, you're not actively seeking out knowledge. Thereby your reasoning is flawed, that ignorance only kills individual's curiosity, and subsequently that doesn't lead to knowledge seeking.


It takes a very special character to not to get bored from going around in circles in their own mind---again and again and again; day-by-day...

My number of 1/100 (once again; that number differs from studies and country. Google is your friend.) people are psychopaths is not ONLY for prison inmates; i'm talking about the people you'd meet on the streets in your everyday life. -___-; and there's no clear evidence to what causes a person to be a psychopath; thankyouverymuch.

all psychopaths do not need to be locked up. A lot of them can function normally in society; albeit causing a few problems here and there for others around them. -- They LEARN the emotions that they're suppose to posses. And have great mimicking skills.

I'm not displaying a typical attitude of ignorance-- sir; i'm only being realistic. You seem to be in your little cocoon of a world where it goes by the philosophy of "Only if everyone can be not-so-ignorant the world would be much better" --- it is a great philosophy; but you need to have the knowledge of, how impractical that philosophy IS, embedded in your mind.

I am actively seeking out knowledge of different forms -- for one; if i wasn't, i would not be here talking to you about all these mindless things. For another; I would not still be stuck in school.
Posted 9/19/10 , edited 9/19/10

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It takes a very special character to not to get bored from going around in circles in their own mind---again and again and again; day-by-day...

My number of 1/100 (once again; that number differs from studies and country. Google is your friend.) people are psychopaths is not ONLY for prison inmates; i'm talking about the people you'd meet on the streets in your everyday life. -___-; and there's no clear evidence to what causes a person to be a psychopath; thankyouverymuch.

all psychopaths do not need to be locked up. A lot of them can function normally in society; albeit causing a few problems here and there for others around them. -- They LEARN the emotions that they're suppose to posses. And have great mimicking skills.

I'm not displaying a typical attitude of ignorance-- sir; i'm only being realistic. You seem to be in your little cocoon of a world where it goes by the philosophy of "Only if everyone can be not-so-ignorant the world would be much better" --- it is a great philosophy; but you need to have the knowledge of, how impractical that philosophy IS, embedded in your mind.

I am actively seeking out knowledge of different forms -- for one; if i wasn't, i would not be here talking to you about all these mindless things. For another; I would not still be stuck in school.
All it really needs is your own ignorance in the first place, then natural human irrationality of confirmation bias, loss aversion, representativeness, and finally habituation will do the rest. Superimpose that individual progress via existing social mechanism known as the Lucifer Effect, and you'll have yourself a group of your own people, nothing special about it.

For example, did your "google it" mentality or your schooling ever managed to yield you with results that disprove your own claims? If so, then why the passive aggressiveness within your own discourse that I'm detecting? What makes you think that you're "stuck" in school? That you need to insist that I've something "embedded" within my mind that you couldn't prove? When I have a completely different approach with what schooling and how education should be.

Also, a psychopath's own psychopathic fiction/lie is only there as a means to an end; it's there just to trick others into giving what the psychopath truly wanted. Their social interaction isn't genuinely friendly, loving, nor helpful in their intend. And even the brain scan of a psychopath reveal something profoundly different about them:

But whether a criminal or a white-collar con artist, all psychopaths share a profound lack of empathy and remorse for the harm they do to others. Researchers have long suspected that the condition stems from abnormal brain function in the processing of emotion and language, rather than environmental factors such as a traumatic childhood. Hare's work is adding weight to that hypothesis. In his breakthrough 1991 study, Hare compared the brain waves of a group of normal subjects with those of psychopaths. The latter were selected from a prison population using the Psychopathy Checklist, a questionnaire Hare developed in 1980 for classifying psychopaths that has since been adopted by researchers, correctional authorities and police forces around the world.

The subjects were asked to perform a simple task: hit a button as soon as they recognized a word flashed on a computer screen. While monitoring the subjects' brain waves, the researchers alternated nonsensical strings of letters with neutral words such as "table," and emotionally evocative words like "maggot" and "cancer." What they found was that normal subjects spent more time processing emotion-laden words than the psychopaths. "When you see a word like 'cancer,' you have all sorts of associations - fear, or you think of someone who's had cancer," says Hare. "But for psychopaths, the word 'cancer' and the word 'table' had the same emotional connotations - which is to say, not very many. It's as if they're emotionally color-blind."

Even more staggering were the findings of a study conducted by New York City psychiatrist Joanne Intrator, with Hare's collaboration, at the Bronx Veterans Administration hospital in 1993. The investigators employed the same language test, this time injecting the subjects with a radioactive tracer and scanning color images of their brains. As normal subjects processed the emotion-laden words, their brains lit up with activity, particularly in the areas around the ventromedial frontal cortex and amygdala. The former plays a crucial role in controlling impulses and long-term planning, while the amygdala is often described as "the seat of emotion." But in the psychopaths, those parts of the brain appeared to remain inactive while processing the emotion-laden words. That, says Hare, helps explain why a psychopath's conscience is only half-formed. "I showed the scans to several neurologists," recalls Hare. "They said that it did not even look like a human brain. One of them asked, 'Is this person from Mars?' "(citation)
Remember, the first trick of every psychopaths is exactly the same as "look at me, I'm the perfect ideal of what you wanted". They feed you with what you want to look for in the first place, because you made your own desires so obvious for them to see. So don't try to convince me that you're actually being realistic, when the fact is you're not interested with an objective reality. Because you were correlating "knowledge" to "mindless things", while normalizing "a profound lack of empathy and remorse for the harm [they] do to others" as something as "a few problems here and there for others around them". That's indifference in and of itself.

You and the rest of humanity are not the origin of all evil, but your own ignorance and subsequently your own indifference is the perfect bedding for evil to fest itself, in the form of psychopathic fiction. Yet you choose not to look for anything other than your own self-interest, but guess what? So did those who partake the practices and discourses of inequality.
Posted 9/19/10
looks they just doo its life and dont you when you were young if you look at it its the way of life but looks its like every animal and reptile on this universal universe you got look good to arackt your love if u look like a moose who the hell whan date u i no some people will becuse the feall sorry for you or the personality [/red but yhe
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Posted 10/28/10
hi hi!
i think that the media nowadays is filling the young minds that looking good is wat matters the most. let it be an ad of a shampoo or a cream they all potray the same message "before using the product u were a loser with no life, now look @ what u hav bcome. all the fame and fortune comes to u when u look good."
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Posted 10/28/10
my original intent was to get people to think as we get older we change but a good working mind will pay off in the long run.
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Posted 10/29/10
We rely on visual information too much. Supposedly you need to cross a river, and you have to choose between a wooden plank or a metal plate, a person would normally pick the metal plate by instinct because through education we knew metal is more sturdy and durable than wood
Posted 10/29/10

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We rely on visual information too much. Supposedly you need to cross a river, and you have to choose between a wooden plank or a metal plate, a person would normally pick the metal plate by instinct because through education we knew metal is more sturdy and durable than wood
While in a different case, hardly enough. When most men just don't know how to describe what they're emotional feeling accurately:
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Posted 12/27/10
It's basically influenced by the society and the people itself. It's unconsciously done and inherited from a day to day interaction.
Posted 12/27/10 , edited 12/27/10

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It's basically influenced by the society and the people itself. It's unconsciously done and inherited from a day to day interaction.
That's true from a sociological perspective, when humans internalize cultural meanings and values through symbolic interaction. However there's also a biological evolutionary process of both natural and artistic beauty.
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Posted 12/28/10
to be frank I really am 25 years of age and I do not care how I look in some aspects, "besides the usual daily hygiene" If people can accept me for how I look instead of who I am than that's their own problem.
Posted 12/28/10 , edited 12/28/10

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:

to be frank I really am 25 years of age and I do not care how I look in some aspects, "besides the usual daily hygiene" If people can accept me for how I look instead of who I am than that's their own problem.


Suppose, good sir, you cater to looking like a street hobo with an obvious alcohol problem. What then?
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Posted 1/11/11 , edited 1/11/11
Umm, well, because instincts tell them that 'You want to fuck the one with the curvaceous, yet not exaggerated hips, rich bosom, long legs and immaculate alabaster skin.' To tell the truth, almost every argument I had with my instincts, I lost and I suspect that most people and especially most other men didn't fare any better, in fact, I think I have done fairly well with my, approximately, 1 out of 15 victory rate. Yes, that young people want to fornicate like the libidinous and horny demons of the realms of carnal delights might just have a role to play in the issue, don't you think?
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Posted 2/15/11
I don't really care for my appearance. Well just taking care of my skin is fine with me. Using cosmetics takes away the beauty out of people. I don't like wearing cosmetics because it causes my acne to out break. My boyfriend says I'm beautiful without make up on. Makes me smile.
Posted 2/16/11
Physical appearance is important, and claiming it's superficial, is very superficial. Physical appearance is related to survivability as well as appealing to different basic human traits. It is rooted in us to be attracted to certain physical traits, and same goes for certain characteristic behaviours. Furthermore we're attracted to people who look like we do ourselves.

The older people become, the higher they seem to value intelligence and personality compared to looks. Maybe that's because from an evolutionary perspective, at the age of 30 we're done having and raising kids and our 'purpose' in life has been carried out. Maybe it needs to be seen from the perspective of survival or being successful in a modern world, something that demands for a certain amount of life experience to become apparent and thus something that to a large dregree isn't genetically inherited. Maybe it's due to that as we become older, we're shaped and influenced by impressions and experiences we had, and we become more and more unique with age, our individual personality becomes more distinct. In order to feel recognized and be confirmed and thus feel satisfied, we need someone with a similar view on the world, similar experiences and sharing political opinions. And that's not something a pretty face will offer.

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