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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Here's my prediction:

    Idiots, morons, malcontents, rejects, the ugly, the fat, the stupid and the just plain undesirable will continue to complain about society forever.
    I thought those were the charachteristics of people who ignore the reality of this world.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    No, I certainly did not. But I want to.



    What is holding you back?

    You have my permission to give it a try.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    I voted no.

    There are a lot of good humans on this planet that strive to make change. However government issues like wars, or planetary problems maybe too big for some people but people try.

    However if you are the type to call this planet crap and you aren't making any changes, you should kill yourself because you are in the way of progress

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Well yes, that is the truth.




    Why not?

    because im an arsehole.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    We exploit them, we take their natural resources... We force our values upon them, or try to at least...
    Now check this out:

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    ...and why would we cut down trees if we do not absolutely have to?
    I absolutely have to.
    Then I don't see anything wrong with that. Unless you are lying.
    Well it's not really your business in either case, is it?
    Yes it is. Thats my tree as well.
    No, it really truly is not your tree. Do you see where you just criticized people for laying claim to others' resources... and then did exactly that yourself?
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    However if you are the type to call this planet crap and you aren't making any changes, you should kill yourself because you are in the way of progress
    Strongly disagree. Bad form. Inappropriate and overly negative views of the self, the world and the future are hallmark features of depressive disorders, which tend to be episodic and very treatable conditions. Suicide ends the illness but it also ends a life. The guilt, shame and negativity Maximus has been sharing is not necessarily a permanent attitude or condition. I don't think he should kill himself just because he has some of that going on. He just needs to process through it and, in all hope and likelihood, he'll come out okay on the other end and see things a little more balanced. I'll probably always disagree with him politically, but that's no reason to wish death upon him.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Strongly disagree. Bad form. Inappropriate and overly negative views of the self, the world and the future are hallmark features of depressive disorders, which tend to be episodic and very treatable conditions. Suicide ends the illness but it also ends a life. The guilt, shame and negativity Maximus has been sharing is not necessarily a permanent attitude or condition. I don't think he should kill himself just because he has some of that going on. He just needs to process through it and, in all hope and likelihood, he'll come out okay on the other end and see things a little more balanced. I'll probably always disagree with him politically, but that's no reason to wish death upon him.
    Sorry I hear this all the time...

    "Oh woe is me, life is unfair. the world is bad."

    I feel as a person who works in a hospital who hears this everyday, if life is that bad and you see no light in the world end it. But don't complain about a world in which you are actively not trying to change. Change can be anything. A smile, buy a dog some food. Helping an old man across the street.


    The world sucks for a lot of people but one part of humanity is that there are humans who try to make a difference.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Because they hate anyone who has different beliefs than they do, of course.
    That's an oversimplification. They would all have to be morons to be motivated by nothing other than that. They believe their acts are justified because their God tells them to do it, or their religious leaders tell them to do it. They believe they are doing "what is right" So to them it is acting on gods word and should not be judged the same as a senseless act of violence would be. Sound familiar?
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    My best e-bud from my old political forum was a nihilist too. I met him in an MMO and he dragged me to political debate.

    He was kinda interesting and funny.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    Sorry I hear this all the time...

    "Oh woe is me, life is unfair. the world is bad."

    I feel as a person who works in a hospital who hears this everyday, if life is that bad and you see no light in the world end it. But don't complain about a world in which you are actively not trying to change. Change can be anything. A smile, buy a dog some food. Helping an old man across the street.

    The world sucks for a lot of people but one part of humanity is that there are humans who try to make a difference.
    I relate to your irritation with the complaining and I too have worked in hospitals (ER). People just want their own misery to go away, and others want the incessant complaining to go away. But to a depressed person, the attitude doesn't just change by being told to change it. Some people think their unrealistic thoughts are realistic and to them it's their philosophy. They cling to that negative philosophy, they don't want to give it up or be re-oriented, because they think they're right, but it makes them all the more miserable.

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