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Posted 9/17/14
I'm not sure I'd say broken. They say nobody is perfect. It's true. We're all flawed. It's up to us to attempt to correct the flaws. If we decide not to attempt to fix them or worse ignore they exist thinking ourselves perfect then the problems begin. Hitler didn't believe he was a bigot. A lot of these cult leaders don't believe they suffer from megalomania (a godhood complex). Even worse, a lot of politicians and religious leaders think they own the world and are entitled to make all the rules.
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Posted 9/17/14 , edited 9/17/14

Smeelia wrote:

I didn't say that people would get the same benefit by cooperating as they would by competing but that they'd get plenty of benefits with a substantially reduced risk if they cooperated. I don't really understand why people put their own lives and the lives of others at risk for potential "gains" that will be lost when they die anyway. I suppose "understand" may not be the right word, it's just that I don't think the same way and wouldn't risk my life in a way that I see as unnecessary but the people who do take those risks seem to think they are necessary (or at least "acceptable" maybe).


I didn't say you had said as much. I was providing an explanatory illustration with its main point up front.

Based on the rest I think you've more or less understood.


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What are the chances OP is making up stories about himself and wishing he was special?
Good, bad, check for spiders?


I asked the spiders, but they told me they would only answer after I provided the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West. Would you help me to get it?
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Posted 9/18/14

BlueOni wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

What are the chances OP is making up stories about himself and wishing he was special?
Good, bad, check for spiders?


I asked the spiders, but they told me they would only answer after I provided the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West. Would you help me to get it?


Hell no.
Those spiders are trying to kill you!
Posted 9/18/14
Totally agree.
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Posted 9/18/14

BlueOni wrote:



I didn't say you had said as much. I was providing an explanatory illustration with its main point up front.

Based on the rest I think you've more or less understood.

I guess so. Funnily enough, I added that part later just to try and be clear but I guess it was unnecessary.
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Posted 9/18/14 , edited 9/18/14

Phersu wrote:


Zeboim wrote:


:( I'm sorry....*hugs*


Why? See, like this. I don't understand this whole sympathy thing.


I also don't understand sympathy. To me, it just seems like a socially acceptable way to look down on others.
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Posted 9/18/14

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Hell no.
Those spiders are trying to kill you!




OMG, OMG, OMG, what do I do? They're right here, right now, in my house! What do I do?!!!
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Yes people can become broken. It does not have to be something overly traumatic to break them either...it just has to have significance to the person who becomes broken. There is a self-defense mechanism in the brain that allows people to cope with things. Sometimes for people that is when the develop multiple personalities or alter egos that can withstand the trial that they are facing. Some people to avoid being hurt just stop feeling...they can become completely disconnected to emotions. There are many thing aside from this that can drive a person to be broken and no longer considered normal in the eyes of society.

I believe that I am broken too. I feel very little emotionally and I know that I have emotional detachment even from people that I care about very strongly. Its weird to know you love someone but not necessarily feel that you do.

Just because you are broken doesn't mean that you cannot be fixed though. It takes time but eventually with the proper healing processes you can be fixed to some degree.
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Posted 9/18/14
Some people are "broken," but I would define it differently. Everyone has their own personality and the way they do things/perceive things. Me, I understand the way I view the world and choose to act in it may vastly deviate "from the norm," whether that norm is someone else's distinct view of the world or the norms dictated by society. But I do not consider myself "broken."

I would define a person "broken" if the way they perceive things doesn't allow them to improve themselves as a person. For example, the man I once called "dad" (don't worry this is not going to turn into a wishy-washy, sopping, pile of mess LOL) is a heavy alcoholic. He's been drinking since I was brought into this world, and even after losing what could've been a successful, self-employing small business, a nice big house and a caring woman 25 years his wife, he refuses to give up what he has been doing. Rather, he blames everyone else for his problems and perceives any honest help as "an attack" on him, especially if he's told the truth about himself. Being stuck in this self-destructive (and destructive towards others as well) circular logic is what I would refer to as "broken," or beyond saving.

As for myself, I am aware that the general consensus of society would probably be that I'm "very antisocial." I have only a few friends, I dislike social gatherings unless it involves only those few friends or close family, and I just generally prefer to be alone. This, according to some, might be "broken," but I don't think so. I do hold a full-time job and can support myself financially. I have no problem talking to people when I have to... I just choose not to when I can. I may not know what the hell I want to do with my life just yet, but I believe I am making progress towards whatever it may be. I think my antisocial tendencies allow me much more focus on things I consider important.

Does your perception of the world, however "irregular" you or others might think it is, allow you to go where you need/want to go with your life? If yes, then your perception of the world certainly isn't "broken" by any means. It's just your own way of getting where you need to go and at your own pace. When one's perception causes them to be self-destructive, and even if after acknowledging the truth about themselves they still refuse to change their perception, I would call that being "broken."
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Posted 9/18/14

BlueOni wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Hell no.
Those spiders are trying to kill you!




OMG, OMG, OMG, what do I do? They're right here, right now, in my house! What do I do?!!!


There's no correct way to answer that.
I made this thread for people to share ideas:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-847593/what-do-you-do-when-you-find-a-spider
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Posted 9/18/14
Everyone has their faults. There will be times when they feel depressed and feel they are in a mess but they aren't. The person might have had hard times in their life or in their childhood. Time will help them into realizing in what they want for themselves. Sometimes maybe need to get some help which perfectly fine. I think people should try to understand their feelings and the person themselves rather think they are "crazy" and "broken."
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Posted 9/24/14
I wouldn't really use the word broken.. I think I would use the word lost.. Broken, to me implies somewhat of a disconnection.. Like a type of defilement... I don't think a human can ever be "broken" but I do believe someone can lose their way/themselves.. To me, the closest thing that would come to someone being broken, would be one who tries to dictates another's life and force them against their own free will(of course murder and rape would fit within this)... The word broken in relation to humanity just doesn't sit well with me.. I can't really explain it lol.. To me.. Broken would imply that someone needs "fixed".. I guess it is the part of me that says "who are we to say who needs fixed?.. When it could very well be ourselves that is seeing the thing in the wrong perspective".. I believe that we can help another person to find their way again, but we cannot simply "fix" a person.. that is, at least not without breaking their free will. Only the individual themselves can make the changes. That does not mean we cannot help/guide them to making those choices, but at the end of the day it is up to them.. that is why I believe someone can't be broken.. Just because someone isn't "normal" does not mean they are beyond help/redemption. and sometimes what we see to be "broken", we see to be that way only because of our own insecurities and faults.. I guess to me, saying that someone is broken (meaning they need fixed) shows the belief that we are on the side of "fixed and right". To me, thinking someone is broken would be putting yourself above the other person.. And I'm someone who doesn't really see things in "better or worse" because I believe that every single person has their own play in the overall of everything that is.. To me, every person regardless of their status has a specific affect on society, through interaction with those around them. It may not always be an immediately noticeable affect, but I do believe it is there. I guess to put it simple, I do not believe it is within our judgement to consider someone broken.. I think to label someone as broken is just another part of the human desire to categorize things.. Humans seem to like to have things separated into the "yes/no..right/wrong..dark/light" because it makes things seem easier to understand, when really in all reality sometimes things are not as simple as black and white.. So when I say to "help someone find their way/find themselves again" i'm not trying to say to make them a certain way, but to help them remember what it is that they believe they should do with their lives, and to walk in their own truths. We cannot simply judge another's actions as right or wrong without having known their every thought, intention, and what they have known within their own surroundings/environment.. Someone who grew up around constant abuse probably has a slightly different way of seeing things than someone who has grown up with a very gentle surrounding.. Not to mention, everyone responds different to everything.. Some things that stress one person out, the next person could actually be quite calm around. Sometimes things aren't what they seem at face value. All of this is just my view and opinion. Not saying that I am right, just another perspective to put out there.. That's all. Wishing you all much love, peace, health and wealth!
Posted 9/24/14

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I'm completely broke can't even afford to pay for my monthly cr anime membership.


I relate to this kind of broken-ness... the life of the poor XD but "it's not your fault if you're born poor but it is your fault if you die poor" ...I try every day to make something out of this life I was given >_<



I have many problems like everybody else, but I'm healthy so I'm able to control my mind. I have never been to a hospital, I know I have depression but I suck it up and try to look at the positive side only.

You all need love, me too I bet all our problems would go away if we find that special someone who can make our hearts go doki doki. <3
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Posted 10/8/14
I know I can be broken at times. Maybe that explains why I have no friends. lol.
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Posted 10/8/14
Broken people are just people who failed to delude themselves like the rest of us.
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