The Big "Whats Wrong With Society" Thread

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  1. Caelestis

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    As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm semi-drunk and in Warcraft rehab. Society is a big interest for me. There are some exceptionally intelligent people here of various backgrounds and I'd like to kickstart a proper society thread. I'll start with some points:

    I feel that a person is interesting and intelligent. Sometimes you have to spend time to understand them to find their own brand of intelligence, but it's there. People (a society, or group) are stupid and behave like a flock of sheep. George Orwell has a lot of relevant things to say about this. He's a genius.

    Recent polls have shown that people would rather give to an animal charity over a humanitarian charity. Maybe that's a British view? I have had first hand experience in arranging finance for the Tsuami appeal a few years ago. That just fuels my people are stupid, persons are intelligent comment imo (I had to arrange £10,000 to be available to a couple, of their own money, in the affected area so they could assist)

    Why do we fight over Iraq where there are places like South Korea, Libya and Israel that need serious support? If you don't know about these areas, read up about it. If you don't cry yourself to sleep, you're a heartless bastard. I agreed with the Iraq war for socialist reasons (I'm not generally a socialist), but there are many other places more deserving of socialist based aid.

    I feel that modern comforts in the developed world have bred a complacency and unwillingness to help others. Nationalism and religion enforces boundaries between people. I'm not saying all people who follow a faith, or hold national pride are more guilty. I am saying that categorising people as American, Christian, Indian, Chinese, Muslim is detrimental. First and foremost people are people. Secondarily they are of a specific nationality and religion. These secondary concerns should hold little bearing on our opinion on of them.

    So, what's wrong with the world, in your opinion?
     
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    Well I sleep quite well thank you very much and am not a heartless bastard. But I'll attribute that statement to drunkeness and exageration.

    I would say simply greed and stereotypes are the main problem with human society.

    Would like to go in greater detail but I have to go, so I'll post more later.
     
  3. Pecker

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    I think the world's going to hell in a handbasket because kids are allowed to chew gum in school.
     
  4. viking1

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    Too much greed. Too much hate. Too many idiots. Too much selfishness.
     
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    I figured it had something to do with running in the halls.
     
  6. Principessa

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    Nope that's not it; but you two are close. I say we go back to paddling the bad ones, or better yet low voltage tazers. :tongue:


    Take away the 7 Deadly Sins and you might just be left with a bunch of nice people. Some will still be idiots and morons which can't be helped as they are born that way.
     
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    We can't get tazers in the UK NJQT, can you send me one :)
     
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    Ce la vie....
     
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    i know exactly whats wrong with society. Humans. its that simple.
     
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    We think we all don't need each other when the fact is we do.
     
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    Society, by definition is: a body of human beings generally, associated or viewed as members of a community. You see? It is flawed by nature.
     
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    Oh, how I miss Dr Rock...

    *daydreams*
     
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    Low voltage?
     
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    The man's post gave me pause, too, GoneA. :)
     
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    J.P. Sartre:
    L'enfer, c'est les autres.
    (Hell is other people.)
    You have good company, Just Joe.
     
  17. rob_just_rob

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    The world isn't getting worse. We are more aware of the bad things about it than we used to be, though.
     
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    I think that I agree... the world is definitely evolving... it's just the death screams of the idiot and the predator that are driving America to have a last bang... the question is... can the Earth survive one more dance with ignorance?
     
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    I would add that while the world isn't getting worse, we aren't doing as much as we could about the bad things that are still around. At least we used to have the excuse of ignorance - we have fewer excuses now.
     
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    Perhaps it would help to drill into every child's head

    The Golden Rule

    and

    The Code of Hammurabi

    In tandem, those two concepts (and sticking with them) could possibly lead to some improvements.
     
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