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Money all the way baby. Cause money makes the world go-around. Or so they say. I'd buy everything I would've wanted.
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Animals do everything for a reason. Instead of taking the time to pull up quotes that someone-I-could-care-less-about said, you could re-take a biology class. Eliminating weak genes and competition are the top reasons why animals target others and even their own. Don't pull crap with science, like you're trying to do with philosophy.

I have no idea what you're trying to prove in your second paragraph, but ok...? I knew what you were stating already, and I didn't degrade or insult you for your opinion. I was making a observational comment. Here's another one: altruism is an abnormality in nature.

There's a lot of presumptions and guesswork going on in your last part, and I'm not going to waste my time and effort addressing each one. So, here's a few:
>As for enduring adversity, been there and done that. It obviously affects anyone, consciously or subconsciously.
>I don't want to know how hard you had to twist your mind to get the idea that I was being condescending. It's a far-fetched accusation to say I judge people I disagree with as less when I have not once insulted your intelligence or social status. However, I still think, more so now than before, that you are naive--that's a constructive criticism.
>What have I done to fix the problem? I get involved when I see bullying and discrimination, that's what. I've also given two bullies a taste of their own medicine. Really? So you pulled all those quotes just to justify that I'm a hypocrite when I never claimed to be some savior of or embodiment of humanity?

Stop wasting my time--unless you want to call that being condescending too.


Animals do everything for a reason. Instead of taking the time to pull up quotes that someone-I-could-care-less-about said, you could re-take a biology class. Eliminating weak genes and competition are the top reasons why animals target others and even their own. Don't pull crap with science, like you're trying to do with philosophy

Animals do not have reason. You can not reason with animals. Animals live by instincts, the idea that animals kill off their own young for survival of the fittest is not true. A larger pack of animals should provide far more protection against predictors. Not only that but it goes against all natural instincts to carry on their genes.

Also animals have no reason to target others who are not predators. They have nothing to gain and could ultimately injure themselves.

I have no idea what you're trying to prove in your second paragraph, but ok...? I knew what you were stating already, and I didn't degrade or insult you for your opinion. I was making a observational comment. Here's another one: altruism is an abnormality in nature.

You assume that the animals act in a altruism nature. That doesn't make it true, animals are not capable or reason. Any and all actions are done for a reason that benefits the animal. Every action taken by animals is bent on somehow benefiting that animal in some way. Any hypothetical situation can prove that altruism does not exist in this world, based on the fact that nothing in this world is done without a motive.

It is very clear you are condescending, I could care less tho. Simply pointed it out since you took the time to quote me and call me naive. I don't care about being considered naive but if your going to insult someone at least make sure you hide your narcissist adittude. How you approach and speak to people is blatantly obvious you have no intrest validating your argument but to simply insult and discredit someones since you simply do not agree.


Wrong again.
Some animals do kill their young if they are deemed a threat or a nuisance, even if they are offsprings (refer to lions). Your 'larger pack' thinking mostly applies to prey cases (refer to buffalos).
"Animals have no reason to target others who are not predators"... Animals don't target predators to begin with; they are targeted by predators. All animals seek survival, so they will hunt whatever is below them on the food chain even those that are not, if they are desperate.

"You assume that the animals act in [an altruistic] nature"... That's the total opposite of what I stated, so I don't know how you arrived at that. However, although uncommon, altruism has been observed in nature, in which one species helps their own or even another species at the cost of their own energy. Also, you saying that "altruism does not exist in this world" debunks the so-called "humanity" that you claimed differentiates humans from animals. What are you trying to say exactly?

Again, you clearly cannot tell condescension from a critical remark toward your inexperience view of the world, which you would have done better to disprove instead of blindly accuse me of my non-existent superiority complex. Now, since you lack proper argument and are attempting to validate your twisted vilification, you're calling me a narcissist. Do you even know what that means? In addition to re-taking a biology class, you should also re-take English (narcissistic attitude* - narcissist and attitude are both nouns).
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I would choose more money. Picking world peace would sound better but it's a fools dream there will never be world peace, Even if there by chance was it would not last.

EDIT: Was reading some of the post above me and who he was quoting and I agree about the animals killing their own.
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Posted 1/16/15
Definitely the money I don't care what happens to the world, this world can suck a dick for all I care.
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Well, ever since I was 3, I dreamed of having a lot of money then hiding away from everyone else and spending my whole life with luxurious food, super high-speed unlimited internet with a super computer to play games on. My house would be quite large, with my computer moniter the size of a wall (or a little smaller so it's easy on the eyes) and the only people that get to come over are the maids that work for me and family. (Yes, the maids come first... jks)

Oh but that doesn't mean that I won't go outside of my secret place. I'll still go out with friends (if I had more though), go around the world and getting a little sun for once...
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I'm going to pick the most realistic option, which unfortunately is more money than Bill Gates.
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Wrong again.
Some animals do kill their young if they are deemed a threat or a nuisance, even if they are offsprings (refer to lions). Your 'larger pack' thinking mostly applies to prey cases (refer to buffalos).
"Animals have no reason to target others who are not predators"... Animals don't target predators to begin with; they are targeted by predators. All animals seek survival, so they will hunt whatever is below them on the food chain even those that are not, if they are desperate.

"You assume that the animals act in [an altruistic] nature"... That's the total opposite of what I stated, so I don't know how you arrived at that. However, although uncommon, altruism has been observed in nature, in which one species helps their own or even another species at the cost of their own energy. Also, you saying that "altruism does not exist in this world" debunks the so-called "humanity" that you claimed differentiates humans from animals. What are you trying to say exactly?

Again, you clearly cannot tell condescension from a critical remark toward your inexperience view of the world, which you would have done better to disprove instead of blindly accuse me of my non-existent superiority complex. Now, since you lack proper argument and are attempting to validate your twisted vilification, you're calling me a narcissist. Do you even know what that means? In addition to re-taking a biology class, you should also re-take English (narcissistic attitude* - narcissist and attitude are both nouns).


Wrong again.
Some animals do kill their young if they are deemed a threat or a nuisance, even if they are offsprings (refer to lions). Your 'larger pack' thinking mostly applies to prey cases (refer to buffalos).


Very first statement I made was this. All you did was change a few words around. You said animals build relationships with other species. You stated we are doomed for our shortcomings. I stated that animals kill off there own offsprings without reason.

Animals #1 instinct is to live, #2 is to pass off there own genes.

You assume that the animals act in [an altruistic] nature"... That's the total opposite of what I stated, so I don't know how you arrived at that. However, although uncommon, altruism has been observed in nature, in which one species helps their own or even another species at the cost of their own energy. Also, you saying that "altruism does not exist in this world" debunks the so-called "humanity" that you claimed differentiates humans from animals. What are you trying to say exactly?

Let me repeat myself for you since you must have missed it "Any hypothetical situation can prove that altruism does not exist in this world, based on the fact that nothing in this world is done without a motive."

Is wanting to see someone's quality of life improve not a motive? People have to power to help others and choose to regardless of reason. That is in essence humanity.
You quoted me when I was refering to animals not humanity.

We have self consciousness, we are aware of death and our own mortality yet we still help others as we are capable of reason. Where animals are not, they are driven by instinct.

Again, you clearly cannot tell condescension from a critical remark toward your inexperience view of the world, which you would have done better to disprove instead of blindly accuse me of my non-existent superiority complex. Now, since you lack proper argument and are attempting to validate your twisted vilification, you're calling me a narcissist. Do you even know what that means? In addition to re-taking a biology class, you should also re-take English (narcissistic attitude* - narcissist and attitude are both nouns).

From the way you speak to others, to the way you approach a situation it is clear you do have a condescending nature. Whether you see it or not. I know of my flaws, I work on them every day I try and move forward as a person. However that does not make me naive in my thought.

Even your name "God's greatest ever" screams superiority complex.

Narcissistic personality is a condition in which people have an excessive sense of self-importance, an extreme preoccupation with themselves, and lack of empathy for others.

Sounds about right to me.

As for my poor English and spell its true. However I'm at work typing on a cellphone I do not have the time nor luxury to spell check and correct my grammer. I'm responding in between free time.

If you do look, all my comments have been edited as I quickly proof read it looking for typos.
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World peace ain't happenin, so I'd pick the money and use it to build my own impenetrable fortress. Then I'd fuck up relations between America and Russia and wait for everyone to kill each other with bombs and shit. Leave my fortress in 10-20 years and rule the wastelands as the Crab King.
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With that kind of money, you can own quite a bit of stuff so that the money keeps going straight back into your pocket... could probably buy people into a peaceful world bit by bit lol. It's a stretch but imagine new world order and you're the leader.
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srry world but money...
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I already have everything I want so would definitely pick World Peace if that was actually possible.
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Since I don't believe in world peace being realistically acheivable (or otherwise) , I have to go with the wealth. In that regard I can give to worthy causes and by extension help with world affairs, while also insuring my own future and that of my family. Win-win.
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Money.
World peace does me no good. And if I have all the money in the world, I can live in a place that grants me peace by default.
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Cash, obviously. And my Lamborghini would be purple. Because you can't have a Lamborghini Diablo in any other colour than purple. Why you ask? Because it's just not right. That's why.
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Phersu wrote:

What color would your Lamborghini be?

I'd pick black.


I was gonna make a thread like this today haha

I'd pick a black lambo and Itasha it.
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