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Why do you care?
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 2/5/08
I would like to ask why people care about people they don't know or "love". Take Africa, Actors, Iraq etc. as an example. I've seen so many people go out and preach how they should help the starving people in Africa yet all they really do is preach on the internet as to whats going on there instead of why we should care. People I knew cried when Dimebag Darrel died even though they didn't even listen to La Pantera, and people cried for Heath Ledger when he died that used to say his movies sucked, or when Anna Nicole Smith died people cried about her, people that didn't even know who she was other than some bitch that had a reality show and flashed her plastics around. Well enough of the examples, please don't start a flame war saying "You're an asshole" etc etc. I'm asking a simple question, WHY do you care? Are you putting yourself in their shoes? Are you just a caring person? Religion? etc.

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Why don't you care? People at war die and fight for your safety? People in poverty stricken countries die because they can't get out of there and have no "choice". People are born with diseases that can't be cured and die from them. So...why don't you care?

Edit: I forgot to put up my answer. I really don't care about much unless it's immediate as steff said. I care for the soldiers however, because I know some and they are dying for well us, and I've met some people that live in shitty neighborhoods in Mexico and you know, again, I won't help but I'd still want someone to do something about it, however, it wouldn't ruin my day and I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
Posted 2/5/08
Honestly,
most people probably don't care at all,
they just put up a mere act.
You asked a very question.

I guess I only care about the immediate things that affect me
I mean yeah I'll feel bad like when Heath died but it wasnt the end
of the world for me.

More over the vast majority of the human race
just pretends to care.

Sad but true.

Im curious to see how many angry responses you get.
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Compassion? ethics? personal experience?
to take on another's perspective as one's own
I've seen war victims, blind children, extreme poverty, with my own eyes.

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take Oprah for an example
you guys might all love her

but I, myself despite her....with a passion.
i think she's so fake
all her good-doings are just for flaunting her riches

she always talk about her weight and shit
she talks about losing weight one day
and the next day she talks about ice cream

hypocritical?
i think so :]
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Posted 2/5/08
i think you should be asking why we don't care
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Kieutie wrote:

take Oprah for an example
you guys might all love her

but I, myself despite her....with a passion.
i think she's so fake
all her good-doings are just for flaunting her riches

she always talk about her weight and shit
she talks about losing weight one day
and the next day she talks about ice cream

hypocritical?
i think so :]


thats why so many people like her she has so many apparent flaws that makes her seem more like a human than most other tv personalities

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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08

257715 wrote:

i think you should be asking why we don't care


Very cliche answer if I do say so myself. The question can be taken both ways but if it must be edited then it will be done to avoid any other answers such as this one.
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08
yeah but your examples suggest your on the people care side of the spectrum
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08
do you know why many people like her?
because people consider her actions to be good and all that shit.
they don''t look deep into it enough

plus, people are conformist
we tend to go with the wind...

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haha a lot of people don't like oprah and its pretty obvious she doesn't do much compared to many other "stars" in the limelight if they liked her because her actions are good then why isn't that jolie girl or bono as widely respected and fawned over as much as oprah
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I care because I am a HUMAN! It's kind of strange when you don't know the person, but instead you feel sorry for them. Also I'm just a caring person that might be the reason why.
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08

257715 wrote:

haha a lot of people don't like oprah and its pretty obvious she doesn't do much compared to many other "stars" in the limelight if they liked her because her actions are good then why isn't that jolie girl or bono as widely respected and fawned over as much as oprah


Yup, media shows more "stars" using money to save a place rather than showing the volunteers who try to help a place and some even end up dying for it in certain areas.
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08
It's abstract human emotions and attachment. Not to mention our sense of connection with the world and ethics. Also, the closer we are to something or more of a commonality we share with it or them; we will probably care about it more.
Family: we have strong genetic and experience connections with them. So, we care about them probably more than anything else.
Friends: we have strong social/experienced bonds with them. You sill have a strong connection.
Your race: You have a national connection. You all share the same culture and heritage making it almost like a huge family within the world.
Humans: We care about most of humanity for the same reason most of us think that murder is wrong. We can relate to others since we know how upsetting it would be for us. We all share a bond as a species within the animal kingdom.
Celebrities or well-known people: It's natural for many to feel some connection with the death or person since they have seen them on a regular basis on television. (Especially if the person is an actor who played characters that moved you as well as having a reputation as a good person) Mourning a famous person that you like is like being sad when a character in a book or movie dies. It moves you. I don't understand why some people go crazy about it though. I rarely heard anyone talk about Heath Ledger until his death where people are posting how they were sad and cried. It's sad that anyone died (especially when they had a young daughter). I think some people don't have emotional control (or maturity) while some also do it out of social gratuity.
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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08
yeah but there's still the question of why 0_0 we know the problem but why is it sooo screwed like that
Posted 2/5/08 , edited 4/18/08

O_oStefferzO-o wrote:

Honestly,
most people probably don't care at all,
they just put up a mere act.
You asked a very question.

I guess I only care about the immediate things that affect me
I mean yeah I'll feel bad like when Heath died but it wasnt the end
of the world for me.

More over the vast majority of the human race
just pretends to care.

Sad but true.

Im curious to see how many angry responses you get.


that is so true!
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