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No Hope for the Evolution of Man...
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My favorite thing here is how you state people are judgmental and then you proceed to judge. I don't know you personally but from reading this it sounds like you need to take a step down from your elitist horse. You just need to figure out what to take seriously and what to take at face value. There are always gonna be people you don't get along with but don't have the outlook that everyone sucks.
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Not my problem.
Posted 5/9/14
Let Natural Selection do its work. I think it's different pertaining to humans per se; meaning they won't die, but if they continue to be idiots all their life, they're not going to get very far.
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Haven't humans always been like that? There have always been dicks and idiots. Sure they might not have been twats in the same way hundreds of years ago, but they'd have been morons in different ways. Humanity has always had shitty people, but then it has good people as well. Judging the entirety of humanity on the few morons you've seen is quite a bold statement to make. It could be that even your tastes are just changing as you grow older. Most people feel, at the time most current to them, that they are who they are and they won't change, but plenty of people can look back 10 years and think 'Wow, I've changed a lot since then' but at the time you probably felt that's how you'd be for the rest of your life. Like I said, don't judge the entirety of hope for man's evolution on the idiots that are out there. It's why it pisses me off when people say they've 'lost their faith in humanity'. Really? The entire human race; all 7 billion people are completely worthless in your eyes? All I can recommend is that you try and pick out where you hang out more wisely. For a start, if I wanted conversation with some proper people I wouldn't go to any bars or clubs. It's hard to recommend anything when we know hardly anything about you, but I can guarantee that by moving countries you'd just be trading one set of idiots for another.
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Posted 5/9/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:

it's either they can survive the environment or they don't.


Perfectly said. Also, until Society as a whole decides to do something about itself...things will stay the same. But as long as I have My Anime, and Internet, I could really care less. And I know that's not the right type of attitude to take...but, what can You do?
Posted 5/9/14
Well to say that there isn't hope for the evolution of man seems a bit counter-intuitive, considering that you said that you once lived a certain life style and then changed and are starting to realize that people are idiots. That in of itself could be considered a type of evolution. Secondly, what the hell is wrong with being dumb. Being happy with life is in my opinion a far better than being "smart." If those two things for you do coincide then more power to you, but wanting to force people to be smart is similar to forcing your religious and moral preferences on people.
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I think your perspective is a little skewed. I think that the evolution of man will stop and the technology we develop will evolve for us instead of the other way around.
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I'm kinda grateful for Some people or maybe a few being the way you described. Less competition :]
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The "Haven't humans always been like that?" line is essentially correct. Essential human nature hasn't changed much over the years if you look at history. Sex, drugs, and partying have always been big things. Holding false opinions and treating them as some sort of enlightened fact has been commonplace. To paraphrase George Carlin, look at how dumb the average person is and then realize half the people are even dumber. The truth of the matter is that intelligence doesn't necessarily improve the odds of survival, it can do so, but it doesn't always.

Many people annoy the crap out of me. I am not neurotypical, so many "normal" everyday things annoy me that don't bother most people. I deal with it. My annoyance is my problem. There does come a point where some things are a form of rudeness, then I will call them out, but unless it pertains to rudeness or a moral point of concern I generally try to conform to social norms by and large.

You have the right general idea for finding people you can enjoy better. Frequent groups with similar interests both online and in reality and that will increase your odds of finding more people you do like. Aside from my wife and daughter, there are almost no people I can stand for lengthy exposure for more than three days running. Some I can only handle for a few hours every few days. Having common interests can make it easier.
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General stupidity is a sign that we've reached a very comfortable position as a species. Being or not being judgemental, or insensitive, or having a macho complex, these things currently do not affect our evolution nearly at all. Basically, cooperation will become more common, consistent and concise the more we NEED it, and right now there's little need for it.
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first off let me state I think people took my phrase and topic line a little bit too literal.

on another note is I chose a judgmental approach since I believe that I have a little bit more experience than most when it comes to socialization and whatnot. I've traveled places, been to most cities/colleges in my area, wined and dined for a living (in a way), and after I chose to observe society and how it is "growing", the findings were appalling.

its funny, growing up I always had a feeling that I was meant to change the world but its difficult.

Yes, here actions speak louder than words.

My past actions/words have changed people's lives/saved lives but the saddening thing is that the only effective way was through violence. Violence did more teaching/forceful learning than an intellectual rant ever did.

BUT

I'm running out of strikes, (3 strikes and I'm in prison for life) and I hate having to stoop to other people's level.

I was once the nicest guy in the world, but as the saying goes "A friend to everyone, is a friend to no one." (think about it lol)

Then I switched over to the mean violent asshole at one point

which (sadly) proved to be the more effective at changing/saving lives and have had long lasting impacts upon the thinking of others to whom it has applied

I mean of course I could just sit around and watch it pass...but in my opinion, the world deserves better, our children and descendants deserve a better world, the righteous deserve a champion. If it isn't me then I hope that someone that has/will have more influence than me will be inspired and pave the way for a better future


*yes my thoughts are all jumbled but its too early for me to want to organize it better lol
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Certain drugs have been seen as a mind opening experience for a very very long time. Before any of us were born (me being mid 20s)..so..ok that generation lol.

Depends on the drugs too. I do not encourage drug use by any means. I am a very big advocate for the legalization of cannabis as I think it is safer than alcohol and tobacco, but just like those, it takes educating the public (the real facts/scientific studies) and not depending on Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Rielly, Fox news, and what not for your dose of "news".

If someone says they expanded their mind more than ever due to experimenting with a drug, so be it. They are still no different from you. We are all made up of the same stuff. We are related to each other. The universe. We are all alike, yet so very different. "To each their own".

Again, if you partake in the usage of alcohol, cannabis, etc., be mature and smart about it. Do some research. If you share it with others, make sure they are genuine and caring individuals. Keep it in doors or if you do explore, do so by foot.

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I think one of best moments of my life was when I saw a group of middle school kids j-walking as a slow as possible whilst looking as tough as they could in front of cars that had a green light...then all of us in the green light lane just cut them off forcing them to be in the middle of the street
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I try to live by the philosophy (or whatever correct term it deserves)

"If I diminish you, I diminish myself".

We are all on this journey through life together. We don't have to physically by holding hands, but human beings are meant to work with one another. It's how life works. Of course it's great to branch off to strengthen ones self. To explore their inner self. Sometimes you need to go out on your own to do so and no judgement there, but the ones that make it work still have (some at least do) a deep connection with all life/the universe.

Again, may not be physically holding everyones hands, but still connected spiritually.
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Posted 5/9/14 , edited 5/9/14

CavFanatic88 wrote:

Certain drugs have been seen as a mind opening experience for a very very long time. Before any of us were born (me being mid 20s)..so..ok that generation lol.



Bring on the Pythia (Delphi oracles) of Ancient Greece who "prophesied" the "words" of Apollo while high from ethylene or hydrocarbon.

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/the-oracle-of-delphi%E2%80%94was-she-really-stoned/
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