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Caring, Why Do We Do It?
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Posted 4/19/14
Here's a truth that's going to make people want to stab me: We all care.
Society makes it hard to care, sure. But, deep-down, we all care about the well-being of one another, about the goodness of the world as a whole, and all that hippie stuff.

The problem is, is that people desperately try to shun that natural care because it hurts too much (for whatever reason). It's easier to pretend not to care, than it is to just accept that you do.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
Empathy is part of being a decent human being. To not care is to be a bad person.

That said, not caring is a great way to make some easy money! And, yes, there are people that care more about money than people (myself excluded).
Posted 4/19/14
You sound like a very depressed individual. The reasons we care for someone differs from person to person but I think we should have compassion for everyone, especially people that get under our skin. It's extremely difficult to care for everyone but we obtain great virtue if we tolerate people throughout our everyday lives and try to help each other even when it isn't convenient. That is true love and if practiced on a daily basis one can obtain happiness and others around you will truly respect you.
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I don't give a flying fuck about other people, they're beneath me but if I need somebody to owe me one, then I'll do something for them first.
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most often i pretend out of obligation

although i do have respect for a good many people. idk if that's the same as "caring".
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For humans, the reason why we do things is sometimes that we think that we may benefit from the situation.

For me, I care because I do think that caring can cause other people to care in return. This would start a cycle of caring and love that would benefit, not just me, but everyone
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I think sometimes I care too much and it affects what I have to do. I guess when you see someone that looks like they're having a hard time, and you're able to do something about it, you help. If it's too much for you to take on, usually you avoid the situation at all cost because you don't want to get sucked into a long time event.
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Well I am of the thought everyone cares. About something. Maybe not everything, but there is something. Even to that something though we may not care 100% all the time.

A good example for me: I love my best friend, we have been together for years and she has helped me through A LOT of troubling times, and I was with her through quite a few as well. I would probably drop whatever I was doing to help her with something if it was needed. But... she has bad luck with guys, as such I am usually the first one to joke at her expense when she has bad luck with guys. Of course that could just be my way of caring for her through that situation.
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Posted 4/19/14
I care because I find it impossible not to care. It's not a choice. It's an involuntary reaction.

On some level, humans are naturally born to care. We have to care about something, or else, why do we continue living? Just because we can? I don't think so.

The complete lack of caring for anything is called depression, it is a mental illness, it is not natural. That is when people are driven to give up on life because they simply don't care. Functioning human beings are not like that. They care. For something. Even if it's just themselves.

On the flip side, some people are beginning to say that empathy is learned, not inherent. So, in order to care about other people, you must be conditioned. I somewhat agree with this. Empathy certainly can be learned, but I don't think that we are naturally born as selfish, uncaring little vagrants. There is some degree of empathy within all of us. How it manifests is different for each person.

Phersu, you obviously still care about something or someone, or else you wouldn't bother to start all these threads. Especially this one.
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Posted 4/19/14
I dont really care much for other people but i tend to help people anyway cause if i do that it can make me feel like a good person and make the people in question feel like they own my something.

If you think im a egoist after reading this you are most correct, im a egotist and i almost only care for my self the other people i care about are people that are or will be useful for me.

So in the end my care is just for my own winning.

I dont know if there some one out there that can fight for other whiteout a single care for self winning. If such a person existed it would be a person i would seriously respect. I sadly don't think such a human exit or have a exist.
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To be honest It depends, some things I show I care about to my friends or family but others I'm just like "Why do I care" and they know that, also anything interrupting my anime or games is immediately not important.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
Of course I care. If I help someone it's because I give a shit. Maybe that's not how it works with everyone else, but just because a few people act like they care despite how they actually don't, just because they think they're different it doesn't make their behaviour representative of an entire species.
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I genuinely don't care, nor have I ever pretended to care about someone/something. For me to actually care about someone would be because they are important to me, not because I'm returning the favor if they did a good deed for me.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
There's no such thing as a selfless act.


As long as it makes you feel good or benefits you in some way, it's selfish.
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Posted 4/19/14
I care because I either get paid to care, because they're good friends, they're being "caring" towards me (be it genuine or to achieve their own ends), or just to completely screw with people's heads.
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