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Why do people engage in self-destructive behavior?
Posted 5/10/13


Not trolling you, I studied religion in college. I signed up for the classes as an atheist and in study realized even moreso how much of a sham all of it is.

I'll respect you posting your hooey all over an anime forum, and you should respect me refuting it and calling it looney tunes grade nonsense.

Think about how many kings colluded with monks to change the book you hold so dear to benefit their political ends, think about how many rewrites and fallacies exist in said book. Once you do, and accept that "It might be fully of some decent morals and ethics but the rest is bogus" you might actually feel a bit better.

I leave you with this, and until I next refute your proselytizing and anime forum preaching, I leave you with this quote.

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Funny, very funny, since I don't recall Mr. Spock or Commander Spock ever saying those words, which I doubt anyway. and yes I am a star trek fan too., here you seen me as this----->
Posted 5/10/13

AcadGlade wrote:

Funny, very funny, since I don't recall Mr. Spock or Commander Spock ever saying those words, which I doubt anyway. and yes I am a star trek fan too., here you seen me as this----->


Well then here, The spock quote was in my folder and as someone who prefers the Wars to the Trek I never thought to check it's validity, so you may have me there.



This fits a bit better, and can't be attributed to anyone being misquoted.
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Actually, I was a member of one of the longest running Star Wars RP groups, and they still have their propbuilding site up " The Dewback Wing "
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Actually, I was a member of one of the longest running Star Wars RP groups, and they still have their propbuilding site up " The Dewback Wing "


I'm a "Sandy" in the FL501st, if the lingo jives with you.
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Sandtrooper with Vader's Fist, I have some aquaintances who are with them, one who lives in Colorado and one who had her bikerscout armor stolen from her car, she lives in San Diego area.

Say do you carry a home made Blaster Rifle, I found a site that makes replica and unfinished plastic weapons, the site deals with paintball milsim though.
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Posted 5/10/13 , edited 5/17/13
Because it's fun.
Posted 5/10/13

AcadGlade wrote:

Sandtrooper with Vader's Fist, I have some aquaintances who are with them, one who lives in Colorado and one who had her bikerscout armor stolen from her car, she lives in San Diego area.

Say do you carry a home made Blaster Rifle, I found a site that makes replica and unfinished plastic weapons, the site deals with paintball milsim though.


My blaster is a modified Hasbro, but I am saving up for a deactivated Sterling 9mm to convert.
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Posted 5/17/13 , edited 5/17/13
People engage in self-destructive behavior because they are impulsive, careless, and weak.

"But it's fun!" some will say in their whiny voices at their screen. But that specious, ostensible justification can be used in defense of any egregious act, however contemptible. One must be truly credulous if they are convinced by that argument: "It's fun!"
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Posted 5/17/13
It's to pass by.

We do it all the time. Some conscious about it than other.

Not everything is about alcohol, drugs, and sex.

There are people who try to do a good job because if they don't they fear they'll get fired and not get another job.
Why have fear from something like that? Age, education, financial stability, courage, support system, etc.
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13

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A culture based on exercising the highest levels of empathy, which does not include this uncivilized behavior.


Most strictly orthodox Mormons are far from civilized. What do strictly orthodox Mormons have to do with this? They're the only people (that I know of) who don't partake in drugs, alcohol, or casual sex. So they should be more civilized than someone who does any of the above.

So what's your definition of abusing drugs and alcohol? Are two coffees an abuse of caffeine? Two cigarettes an abuse of nicotine? Two beers an abuse of alcohol? If your (or anyone elses') grandmother is taking two to four Tylenol (instead of one Aleve) for arthritis then is that woman is abusing acetaminophen?

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Posted 5/22/13
It's the second to last step of suicide and it is also when the resources to cope and combat stress runs dry.
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lordseth23 wrote:

Why is society so focused on the abuse of alcohol, drugs, and casual sex? I do not understand why people willingly engage in these and similar activities. Do they provide enough utility in order to make a shorter and more painful life worth living? I would hope so, because there is no reason why this culture should take precedence over one based on love.[/quote

ADOLESCENCE—even under the best of circumstances—can be a turbulent time. During puberty young ones are assaulted by new feelings and emotions. They face daily pressures from teachers and peers. They are exposed to the relentless influence of TV, movies, the music industry, and the Internet. A United Nations report thus describes adolescence as “a period of transition commonly characterized by stress and anxiety.”

Unfortunately, young ones are often too inexperienced to handle stress and anxiety in a positive way. (Proverbs 1:4) Without proper guidance, they can easily fall into destructive forms of behavior. For example, the UN report says: “Research shows that the onset of drug abuse often occurs during adolescence or young adulthood.” The same can be said for other forms of misbehavior, such as violence and promiscuous sex.

Parents who dismiss such things as happening only among “the poor” or certain ethnic groups often prove to be sadly mistaken. The problems young ones are experiencing today cut across economic, social, and racial lines. “If you think ‘juvenile delinquent’ only means a 17-year-old minority male from the inner city whose impoverished mother is on welfare, you haven’t been paying attention lately,” writes author Scott Walter. “Today’s problem child can be white, he can live in a middle- to upper-middle-class home, he can be under (far under) age 16, and he can just as easily be a she.”

Why, though, are so many young ones at risk? Did not youths of past generations also face challenges and temptations? Yes, but we live in a period that the Bible describes as “critical times hard to deal with.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) There are circumstances and pressures affecting youths that are unique to this particular time in history. Let us examine some of them.

Changes in the Family.

Consider, for example, the changing family landscape. “More than a third of American children experience their parents’ divorce before reaching 18,” reports the Journal of Instructional Psychology. Similar statistics can be cited from other Western lands. As their parents’ marital ties dissolve, young ones must often cope with painful emotions. “In general,” says the Journal, “children who have recently experienced a family dissolution have a more difficult time with academic and social expectations at school than children from intact families or established single-parent or blended families . . . Additionally, parental divorce often affects the child’s sense of emotional well being and self-esteem.”

The increasing number of women who have entered the work force has also altered the family environment. A study of juvenile crime in Japan observed that it is harder for dual-income families to take care of their children than it is for families with one parent staying at home.

Granted, many families need two incomes simply to provide the necessities of life. Two incomes can also provide young ones with a more comfortable life-style. But there is a downside: Millions of children return from school to an empty house. When parents do arrive, they are often tired and preoccupied with problems at work. The result? Many teenagers are getting less parenting. “We don’t spend time together in my family,” one youth lamented.

Many observers feel that this trend does not bode well for young ones. “I believe that the parenting trends that have evolved over the last thirty years promote the development of unattached, uncommunicative, learning-impaired, and uncontrollable children,” says Dr. Robert Shaw. “Parents find themselves enslaved by a materialistic, overachieving society that leads them to spend so many hours at work and so much money that they can’t make the time to do the things necessary to bond with their children.”

“I believe that the parenting trends that have evolved over the last thirty years promote the development of unattached, uncommunicative, learning-impaired, and uncontrollable children,” says Dr. Robert Shaw. “Parents find themselves enslaved by a materialistic, overachieving society that leads them to spend so many hours at work and so much money that they can’t make the time to do the things necessary to bond with their children.”

changing views on disipline

In some cases, it appears that parents are reacting to the negative experiences they had in their own childhood. They want to be friends with their children—not disciplinarians. “I was too lenient,” admits one mother. “My parents were real strict; I wanted to be different with my child. I was wrong.”
Just how far do some parents go in this regard? Reports USA Today: “A new survey of nearly 600 teens in drug treatment in New York, Texas, Florida and California indicated that 20% have shared drugs other than alcohol with their parents, and that about 5% of the teens actually were introduced to drugs—usually marijuana—by their moms or dads.” What would move a parent to do such an irresponsible thing? One parent confessed: “I told her I’d rather have her do it at home where I could keep an eye on her.” Others apparently feel that sharing drugs is a way to “bond” with their children.

Assault From The Media.

An article published in Science magazine reported that “six major professional societies in the United States,” including the American Medical Association, came to the unanimous conclusion that media violence is linked to “aggressive behavior in some children.” “Despite the consensus among experts,” observed Science magazine, “lay people do not seem to be getting the message from the popular press that media violence contributes to a more violent society.”

Consider, for example, music videos,... Can they really affect the way some teenagers behave? According to one study of 500 college students, “violent music lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and feelings.” According to another recent study, “teens who spend more time watching the sex and violence depicted in . . . ‘gangsta’ rap music videos are more likely to practice these behaviors in real life.” This study of over 500 girls revealed that heavy viewers of gangsta videos were more likely to hit a teacher, get arrested, and have multiple sexual partners.

This is but a small sample of the problems young ones have to deal with, do you really want to be part of a society that promotes the above attitudes?


[ 2Timothy.3:1-5 reads " But know this, that in the last days+ critical times hard* to deal with will be here.+ 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty,* blasphemers,* disobedient to parents,+ unthankful, disloyal,+ 3 having no natural affection,+ not open to any agreement,*+ slanderers,*+ without self-control, fierce,*+ without love of goodness,+ 4 betrayers,+ headstrong, puffed up [with pride],+ lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,+ 5 having a form of godly devotion*+ but proving false to its power;+ and from these turn away."

So you see all the things listed here are not only attitudes, but the reason behind it is " Critical times, hard to deal with, and since 1914, These " Last days " have been building and building ever since that day., and do you honestly want to continue to be a part of the above behavior?
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