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Do people (in general) hate thinking?
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Because Humans are weak and shallow and need to feel important. By putting others down for liking something of "lower quality" they can feel better about what they like, or the choices they have made. Now you have no more questions, unless you plan on asking why again.


I won't ask why again, but I will say that it is interesting to me how you seem to discard this thread as trivial. Ironically you come off as an example of the type of person I am wondering about; you initially mentioned your hate of this and other forums for asking stupid questions which implies that there are 'better' questions to be asking. While there are probably 'better' questions to be asked for you, this forum discussion is not trivial to me.
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I like thinking when its needed or about something intelligent or important to my wellbeing. Otherwise! LEAVE ME BE! hehe
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Realtaliation wrote:

There is a clear distinction between thinking inanely and thinking critically. This does not apply to everyone, but rarely do people ever think critically or on par with intellectual approach, and (in digression) when they cannot do that, they then dislike the act of reading. It seems that their thinking cannot transcend, confined to their own normative thinking. Then again in what situation is it that most people tend to think constructively or critically? When they are comfortable at home, fed, warm, cozy, secure, and remiss. It is not those. Rather when subjected to limitations, duress, pressure, or a deadline do they think more complexly and pertinently. Does that make the state of thinking entirely dependent on situation? It would seem, but a change of situation does not make them any brighter. In the end it is really dependent upon the individual's preferences, some find thinking of something witty or idealistic gratifying, others aversive and disinclined, finding entertainment and physical activity equally satisfying.


Interesting, I would only contest one point you made. I believe people can think constructively and critically when their primal/secondary needs are fulfilled, however I have little logical or anecdotal basis for this claim right now, lol. I'll have to think about this
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deli8079 wrote:


Realtaliation wrote:

There is a clear distinction between thinking inanely and thinking critically. This does not apply to everyone, but rarely do people ever think critically or on par with intellectual approach, and (in digression) when they cannot do that, they then dislike the act of reading. It seems that their thinking cannot transcend, confined to their own normative thinking. Then again in what situation is it that most people tend to think constructively or critically? When they are comfortable at home, fed, warm, cozy, secure, and remiss. It is not those. Rather when subjected to limitations, duress, pressure, or a deadline do they think more complexly and pertinently. Does that make the state of thinking entirely dependent on situation? It would seem, but a change of situation does not make them any brighter. In the end it is really dependent upon the individual's preferences, some find thinking of something witty or idealistic gratifying, others aversive and disinclined, finding entertainment and physical activity equally satisfying.


Interesting, I would only contest one point you made. I believe people can think constructively and critically when their primal/secondary needs are fulfilled, however I have little logical or anecdotal basis for this claim right now, lol. I'll have to think about this


That is true. In a way I myself am contradicting the statement, as I am not under stress or subject to hazards.
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because people like to yell out stupid shit like" PULL UP TO THE SCENE WITH MY CEILING MISSING!"
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we all think. we need to think to process information, even if it's spoon fed to us. The problem is, people don't like imagining anymore.
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deli8079 wrote:



Because Humans are weak and shallow and need to feel important. By putting others down for liking something of "lower quality" they can feel better about what they like, or the choices they have made. Now you have no more questions, unless you plan on asking why again.


I won't ask why again, but I will say that it is interesting to me how you seem to discard this thread as trivial. Ironically you come off as an example of the type of person I am wondering about; you initially mentioned your hate of this and other forums for asking stupid questions which implies that there are 'better' questions to be asking. While there are probably 'better' questions to be asked for you, this forum discussion is not trivial to me.


I can see that its not trivial to you but the fact does not change that with a little bit of thinking you could have came to the same conclusion and answered your own question. Now you can come out and say you did it because you wanted to talk to people or because you were bored and I wouldn't have anything to say to that. I just got a bit annoyed is all.
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I find this question hilarious . See people does not have a rancor for thinking; however, there are things they would really hate to think about like:

1. How am I going to make a living? ( You can choose to ignore it, but sooner or later as you get older, this will be an obligatory task for survival).
2. Brake-ups! ( Nothing can easily assuage a broken heart if your hot girlfriend tells you that "It's not you. It's me.")
3. School (If you're studious and someone who thinks about their future seriously then you will study hard in order to get to a good college.)

This is what most people like to think:

1. S x (Yes! This activity is a necessity for human survival.)
2.Food( Yes! This is also a necessity for human survivial; consequently, there are many people who had too much to eat. Obesity is a problem you know...)
3. Anime! (That's why we're here, right?LOL)
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Posted 3/21/13

Graybeard wrote:

well this old saw pretty much sums it up

5% of people think
10% think they think
85% of people would rather die then think


^ Truth.
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From my own observations, I would place partial blame on the American public education system. I see it as a conveyer belt, designed to produce easily led, minimally functional people, who are no threat to the political class. The primary function of public education seems to be the creation of subservient sheep, unable to have independent or politically incorrect thoughts. The secondary function is to employ unionized teachers.
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Humans as a species are predatory pack animals. The higher ranks think while the lower ranks flock underneath them in groups for protection.

America was founded with the idea that free men can think for themselves. Unfortunately, most have forgotten how.
Posted 3/21/13 , edited 3/21/13

hopfly wrote:

It's easy to enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.


It's easy to edit someone else's words and pass them off as your own brilliant thoughts so as to avoid any real thinking on your part. Just saying....

In my line of work, that's called Plagiarism.
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I'm probably more impressed that it's a historical quote than if it had been original. Regardless, it's a public forum, not a published work. Most of the time, the person who made a quote famous didn't come up with it originally, anyway.
Posted 3/21/13

Kavalion wrote:

I'm probably more impressed that it's a historical quote than if it had been original. Regardless, it's a public forum, not a published work. Most of the time, the person who made a quote famous didn't come up with it originally, anyway.


This^ here, ladies and gentlemen, is why people capable of thinking for themselves are going extinct. We've lost all respect for each other's intellectual properties that it's now acceptable to rip off other people's genius, tweak it a bit, and call it your own. This goes for books, movies, tv shows, you name it... One day everything will be a brilliant remake and the word "new" and "original" will become practically useless.
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demongurrl13 wrote:

I've come to the conclusion that they don't really hate thinking. It's just that they're actually incapable of performing such a task.


What she said.
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