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You ever doing something nice for someone and they through at back in your face? You open the door for them but they close it on you? That's how i feel. I've gotten to the point in my life where i ask myself.

What's the point of showing kindness and being humble???
People nowadays treat each other like trash, basically. Chivalry and common courtesy, which was once a part of our culture, is now on a gift or earned. Growing up doing things for your parents, treating your friends as family, or just even giving money to the homeless was just something we did. Now, EVERYTHING is backwards. I just want to know that there is generosity amongst people. I consider that a part of our human nature that what makes our evolutionary process more of a grand design. If we lose that part, what makes us different from any other "animal" ?....Or even worse. What's your thoughts>>>>>>>>>
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I keep at it because I was raised to be kind to others and you can't judge someone completely if you don't know them. You never know if the person had a bad day or something, right? c: I already expect no reward for helping others, and if people do recognize or praise me for my work than that's just an added bonus. =]
Posted 6/20/13
I know some people who've helped me in major ways without expecting anything in return. I don't choose who i want to help, it just so happens that i ended up doing something for another.
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Be proud of the fact that you can still be Nice to people even when they are mean.

A little self glory will come from that. you might even catch yourself Smirking to your self pitying their angry heart.

Remember A billion plus other people would take your Kindness as if it was water in a desert.

cute avi btw
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
The point is so you can have something to look up to. As the saying goes, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." If everyone treated each other like total shit, this world would be total shit. Even though, it may seem like it in today's society we still have those people who try their hardest to be a change. I myself am one of those people, I mean why would you want to try someone so wrongly because you can? That's down right awful, you apparently didn't learn anything when you were younger or your parents didn't do a good job. When you help others, you shouldn't hold out your hand and expect a handout. If anything, you should do it out of the kindness of your heart. That is showing humanity, in my opinion. And to those who take advantage of that, shame on them. I must say karma will come out and bite you in the behind. I know it may be hard, but don't let people get to you. I've been dealing with those types of people all my life. I also work with customer services so I can totally relate.
Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
Yes, the world is cruel but there are some good things about it. There will be shitty people but not everyone is that way. If they don't respect you, that is their problem not yours. I admit that I can be mean to others but you can't have happiness without getting hurt. Every human being will be mean to each other at least some point in their life. It's just the way human nature works.
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
Aside from that horrible grammar, my faith in humanity basically is neutral.
It depends on your outlook. If you only pay attention to the bad in the world, you're going to have a shitty view. If you revel in seeing the good, you're more likely to see the world as a place filled with hope.

From the dawn of man, there have always been jerks and sweethearts. This will never change. The only thing that has changed, is technology and culture. The idea of everyone being chivalrous in the past is a romantic notion, based off exaggerated portrayals in media. Kindness and empathy can be found in abundance, but as is our nature and that of most every other living thing, man is generally a selfish creature. It's necessary for survival.

My advice would to enjoy that kind smile a stranger gives you and shrug off that rude gesture from the other, or at least find an even balance. You'll enjoy life more this way.
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Posted 6/20/13
I don't understand people who complain about people's behaviour and attitude in 2013 as compared to whenever.


If you didn't know, in the past, children were never given equal rights, children get abused and nobody say anything, children get sold by parents to slavery, slavery was common place, the police force was corrupted, racism was prevalent and accepted in society.

Why would I want to go back to the past to live in that sort of environment? I prefer modern day humans, where people understand basic human rights, as compared to people in the past who were so ignorant about these things.

So what if people nowadays don't hold the door for me? I have two hands, I can open the door myself.
Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
Just think the good you do as art


Actually fuck helping people
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I don't hold a door open, give money to charity, or offer to help someone who looks lost because I expect them (or even want them) to make a big deal about it, I do it because I can. If you do something for someone and expect them to respond in kind, then you are doing it for the wrong reason and you will always be disappointed.
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People are more courteous and kind now than they ever have been; you shouldn't use a small sample size to make generalizations about everyone.
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Just read this article, I'm pretty sure it can restore anyone's faith in humanity.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-true-stories-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity/

But in case you want to crush your faith in humanity even more, here's another one.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculous-reasons-students-have-been-expelled/
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It really depends on how you look at it really. If you sweat the small stuff yea, its gonna look pretty abysmal. But when you look not to far back at the events from Oklahoma and Boston, people help out complete strangers, sometimes at the risk of thier own lives.

People are bad but not all people are bad.
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For wanting to spend a little time with a homeless guy who collected money on the streets, my co workers looked at me as crazy. All I said was "Why not?" If only they had personalities like those guys on the streets. Some Pan Handlers actually have houses, and make a killing at their job. Those people still have a great personality, because they go out there and talk to people.

Have you ever just went out to talk to people because you could? Probably not. In this country you would be seen as a bit crazy.
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I don't give money to any homeless people anymore because I know the more money I give them, the longer they will be on the street (either voluntarily or being forced). But in general I still believe in treating other people with good manners and give others a helping hand, because I hope that one day will do the same for me when I need help.
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