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We are all indirectly self centered
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Posted 5/3/13

Ink-e wrote:

I think I like this guy. Excellently put.



Well, how can we possibly be anything but selfish if everything we experience is through ourselves? It's only logical.

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Posted 5/3/13

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Ink-e wrote:

I think I like this guy. Excellently put.



Well, how can we possibly be anything but selfish if everything we experience is through ourselves? It's only logical.

Yes, Spock is my man-crush...


One does not simply find themselves attracted to someone other than Spock.

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shotanime wrote:

This sounds like being selfish rather than self-centered to me. i think we forget that even negative feelings towards ourselves can also be considered self-centered. for example, you were focusing on your own damn pimple on your face and you kept thinking, "omg i am so ugly waaaaah," that you didn't notice your best friend was feeling down because of horrible circumstances. etc etc. i guess that is almost getting off subject, but you get my drift.

anywho, if you have never felt to go out of your way to help another if it means you would lose something trivial (for example, time, but at a reasonable expense, like you're not skipping out on school/work to do this favor) i wonder if that could possibly mean you haven't.. er.. experienced a deeper relationship either with yourself or people in general.

(note: i, myself, was CERTAINLY delayed in learning basic human social interactions such as compassion and understanding. i think i can remember when i was 11-ish and thinking, "meh," at situations i should have been like, "ACK! SOMEONE HELP! I WILL HELP! HOW SHOULD I HELP!?")


They're are the same thing.

And if it's a trivial favor you wouldn't mind giving up trivial time; for the sake of feeling like a good person/friend and recieving gratitude.


....i am somehow a bit sad for you. that you assume i would be doing something nice only so *i* can feel like a good person. T_T i... hope you grow a little more man.
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Posted 5/3/13

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....i am somehow a bit sad for you. that you assume i would be doing something nice only so *i* can feel like a good person. T_T i... hope you grow a little more man.


What is wrong with wanting to feel like a good person? Should you help someone to feel like a bad person? What reason do you have for helping others out of curiosity?
Posted 5/3/13 , edited 5/3/13

spacebat wrote:


shotanime wrote:


....i am somehow a bit sad for you. that you assume i would be doing something nice only so *i* can feel like a good person. T_T i... hope you grow a little more man.


What is wrong with wanting to feel like a good person? Should you help someone to feel like a bad person? What reason do you have for helping others out of curiosity?


I sometimes help others just to see how they react. Of course, I also sometimes hinder them for the same reason.

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Posted 5/3/13

Ink-e wrote:

I sometimes help others just to see how they react. Of course, I also sometimes hinder them for the same reason.



Go away this logical exercise isn't yours!
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i never said there was anything wrong with that. i just think it's sad if that's the only reason why you think people do nice things for others.
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I sometimes think I am being generous to people with my presence.
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You are just over thinking stuff. Just pretend there is good greed and bad greed. Good greed has positive results when interacting with others and bad greed has negative results for others.

Because if you over think the idea of wanting as being only a negative thing then everyone alive is a terrible person for being greedy and wanting to live.
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You are just over thinking stuff. Just pretend there is good greed and bad greed. Good greed has positive results when interacting with others and bad greed has negative results for others.

Because if you over think the idea of wanting as being only a negative thing then everyone alive is a terrible person for being greedy and wanting to live.


I made this clear already, i'm not sure how you misunderstood.
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ExplorerOak wrote:


UpcomingDread wrote:

You are just over thinking stuff. Just pretend there is good greed and bad greed. Good greed has positive results when interacting with others and bad greed has negative results for others.

Because if you over think the idea of wanting as being only a negative thing then everyone alive is a terrible person for being greedy and wanting to live.


I made this clear already, i'm not sure how you misunderstood.


What are you talking about? You never said anything I said, you make greed sound like it is only a negative aspect of a human. Not to mention your little thing about giving up something for someone else is wrong because there have been plenty of cases where people have sacrificed their lives to save another person. So like I said you were just over thinking it as in you were sitting by yourself thinking about selfishness without anyone else their to disprove your thoughts or say it was incorrect and posted on the internet.
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UpcomingDread wrote:


ExplorerOak wrote:


UpcomingDread wrote:

You are just over thinking stuff. Just pretend there is good greed and bad greed. Good greed has positive results when interacting with others and bad greed has negative results for others.

Because if you over think the idea of wanting as being only a negative thing then everyone alive is a terrible person for being greedy and wanting to live.


I made this clear already, i'm not sure how you misunderstood.


What are you talking about? You never said anything I said, you make greed sound like it is only a negative aspect of a human. Not to mention your little thing about giving up something for someone else is wrong because there have been plenty of cases where people have sacrificed their lives to save another person. So like I said you were just over thinking it as in you were sitting by yourself thinking about selfishness without anyone else their to disprove your thoughts or say it was incorrect and posted on the internet.


"Selfishness is a part of our nature and is to be expected from humanity"

You're are the one who is over thinking things. Act your age and stop assuming all this nonsense. Bye.
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