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the whole 'i'm losing faith in humanity' notion

Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
so, the other day i was in friendly's enjoying ice cream with a friend. suddenly, people burst from the back of the store, yelling. apparently, a man had waited in the bathroom, and then grabbed the cash off 4 unattended tables. he ran to his car and peeled out. he got away with like $180 total, and no one was hurt.

at first, i thought it ironic. "he robbed a place called friendly's. that's like trying to set disneyworld on fire!"
after the initial humor wore off, me and my friend walked outside. later that night, my friend got a phone call.
his grandmother had been murdered by a person trying to burgle her house.

now, these two events have nothing to do with one another, but they both show around when i slowly became disappointed and even disgusted with my fellow man. i always knew that there were bad men, and that they did bad things, but these two events made me start listening to every sob-story and news snippet there was. i now see the 'overwhelming blackness of life'. and boy duz that suck.
now i can't stop checking the news sites everytime i touch a computer, looking for the proof of man's corrupt poisons, seeping into the cracks of humanity. OH HOW IT SEEPS

so how do you cope with a world full of cocks? grin and bear it? activism? donate to a worthy cause? think about other shit?

i'd really like to know.

hypothetical: you leave your keys in the door to your home. someone discovers this along their way and notes they have free entry into your home. how comfortable are you that they will do the 'right thing?' regardless of your presence in the home?

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  • FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    First, if someone wants to get into your house, a trivial thing like a locked door will do nothing to stop them.

    But yeah, people do bad things. There's only so much you can personally do to prevent those things from happening.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    so how do you cope with a world full of cocks? grin and bear it? activism? donate to a worth cause? think about other shit?

    I suggets solipsism.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Realize that the news-media is biased towards reporting tragedy and ignore those stories and focus only on things that interest me, like "Odd news" and technology.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • cyphrcyphr Registered User
    edited August 2009
    My belief is that everyone, ultimately, wants to be a good person.

    The intelligence of that person determines their ability to decide what is right and wrong, however. Now, I have had a few drinks tonight, but I'm completely serious when I say I support a procreation license based on intellectual capacity.

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  • CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It may be an assholish thing to say, but whenever I hear somebody talk about how they lost faith in humanity it always sounds egocentric to me. Hundreds of millions of people have been murdered throughout history, lived in slums with nobody to give a shit, etc. and then something bad happens to you or somebody you know and suddenly our entire species is unbearable?

    Anyway, I deal with such things by having a passive and relaxed philosophy for life. Well, I alternate between that and a "Fuck yeah, human species!" way of thinking if I'm being particularly happy about life (Say, I just watched Gurren Lagann).

    The libertarian response to anything is, "Sure, that works fine in practice, but it doesn't fly in theory."
  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I like to find the humour in the horrible events. Example: "Father Maguire, a generous priest and pillar of the community, died today after the large crucifix mounted on the wall behind his podium fell over during his Sunday morning mass, crushing him".

    Now, that's pretty terrible, but it's also kinda funny. The trick is to have a sense of humour when it comes to this crazy, fucked up world of ours.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't really get distressed about the human species as a whole, but then I don't hold us up to a high standard in the first place. We're born, we build stuff, we kill each other, we procreate, we die, and all without affecting the universe as a whole in any major way. That's the way every species works really, so if I get pissed at humans for killing each other I may as well condemn all life and that doesn't get me anywhere at all.

  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    so, the other day i was in friendly's enjoying ice cream with a friend. suddenly, people burst from the back of the store, yelling. apparently, a man had waited in the bathroom, and then grabbed the cash off 4 unattended tables. he ran to his car and peeled out. he got away with like $180 total, and no one was hurt.

    at first, i thought it ironic. "he robbed a place called friendly's. that's like trying to set disneyworld on fire!"
    after the initial humor wore off, me and my friend walked outside. later that night, my friend got a phone call.
    his grandmother had been murdered by a person trying to burgle her house.

    now, these two events have nothing to do with one another

    are you sure about that?
    did your friend get bitten by a spider lately?
    Spoiler:

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • EmzedohEmzedoh Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Now Local, I'm going to try saying some crazy things to you, and you listen crazily - how about it?
    Flank the sun and the moon, embrace space and time, and meet like lips, settling in the slipperly murk where servants exalt each other. Ordinary people slave away, while the sage is stupid and simple, participating in ten thousand ages and unifying them in complete simpicity. The ten thousand things are as they are, and so are jumbled together.

    ...

    Don't make a name for yourself or follow a plan. Don't take responsibilty or claim knowledge. Thoroughly embody what can't be exhausted and wander where you cna't be seen. Take everything you get from Heaven, but don't consider it gain. Just be empty. Perfected people use their minds like mirrors, not welcoming things as they come or escorting them as they go. They respond without keeping, so they can conquer without harm.

    How about it?

  • ClevingerClevinger Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    well... that was awfully ironic


    (for those who missed it, someone spammed horrible Japanese fetish porn in this thread...)

  • perspexacityperspexacity Registered User
    edited August 2009
    hypothetical: you leave your keys in the door to your home. someone discovers this along their way and notes they have free entry into your home. how comfortable are you that they will do the 'right thing?' regardless of your presence in the home?

    Not comfortable at all.


    As for coping... I guess I don't believe this is a world full of cocks. There are a lot of them, sure, but if I wouldn't murder your grandmother, there's a possibility you wouldn't murder mine, right? The fact that it's only a possibility would be why I wouldn't feel comfortable in your hypothetical scenario. That fact's also the reason I sometimes smile at strangers.

    I don't hate the world. I don't hate an individual unless they give me reason to. I don't have such reasons from every single member of our population.

    I suppose I could hate the idea that every single person has the potential to be a cock. But I don't.

    "I will cut out the part you most desire."
  • DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't think I get so depressed about people being cocks. I'm more depressed about how incredible stupid a vast majority of people are. People are fucking dumb! I take solace in the fact that we've now developed the ability to annihilate the entire human race and if all goes well it will be used, because humanity is just too dumb to be allowed to survive.

  • DetharinDetharin Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Humanity continues to exist more in spite of itself than anything else. People are selfish, self centered dicks who will degrade to the lowest socially acceptable level they can get away with. If you need something to cope with the fact the people around you would gladly be part of a mob that hangs you from the nearest tree for any number of reasons given half a chance then here is one I recommend. Just keep telling yourself that there are only eight real people on the planet, and everyone else is here to stop you from finding the other 7 and escaping.

    If I was kidnapped, woke up in a lab, told they were going to replace my vocal cords with those of Tony Jay, and lock me in a sound booth until the day I die I would look those bastards right in the eye and say "Alright you sons of bitches lets do this. This one is for the children."
  • FloofyFloofy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Realisticly you cannot change the fact that an awful lot of people are stupid, malicious, and thuggish.

    I used to subscribe to the school of "everybody's decent deep down" but then a load of messed up stuff happened- the NiceGuy I was dating raped me an his friends essentially covered up for it because it happened in their house and at the time they were running a home tuition agency and were worried about how it would look for them if the police and or media got involved. Well, major headfuck for a while right there. I'd known these guys 5 years and they didn't hesitate to fuck me over to preserve their own self image. They probably still think they're pretty good people over all, is the thing.

    And that's why people do fucked up shit, not to be evil or to be mean- just because they think they can get away with it. And afterwards they either don't care, or rationalise it and lie to themselves until they were the good guy/victim. There's also a whole other class of people that will just be violent and destructive for no particular profit or gains, but rather just to see what things look like when they're broken.

    In the end there's only a few things you can do:

    1. Really hang on to your sense of humour about the screwed up things that will happen to you.
    2. Accept that you cannot control other people's actions, but if you get the opportunity, call people out when they do screwed up stuff.
    3. Be an exemplar- have your morals, your integrity, and stick with it. Never compromise yourself on the off chance you'll "get away with it".
    4. Remember that we're still fucking lucky to have what we have compared to the vast swathe of history, and the messed up stuff a lot of the world still has to like with.

    Oh and find good friends that you really can trust.

  • hesthefastesthesthefastest Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    "My father was shot by a business partner who then hanged himself in my father's closet. They had argued over money. I am a professor. I teach American History at the University of Pennsylvania. I have an idea that I would like to talk to you about" -The Village

    or how bout?
    "Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else. Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning it's illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world. Was Rorschach. Does that answer your questions, Doctor?" -Watchmen

    or possibly...

    "Well, fuck you, too. Fuck me, fuck you, fuck this whole city and everyone in it. Fuck the panhandlers, grubbing for money, and smiling at me behind my back. Fuck the squeegee men dirtying up the clean windshield of my car. Get a fucking job! Fuck the Sikhs and the Pakistanis bombing down the avenues in decrepit cabs, curry steaming out their pores, stinking up my day. Terrorists in fucking training. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN! Fuck the Chelsea boys with their waxed chests and pumped up biceps. Going down on each other in my parks and on my piers, jingling their dicks on my Channel 35. Fuck the Korean grocers with their pyramids of overpriced fruit and their tulips and roses wrapped in plastic. Ten years in the country, still no speaky English? Fuck the Russians in Brighton Beach. Mobster thugs sitting in cafés, sipping tea in little glasses, sugar cubes between their teeth. Wheelin' and dealin' and schemin'. Go back where you fucking came from! Fuck the black-hatted Chassidim, strolling up and down 47th street in their dirty gabardine with their dandruff. Selling South African apartheid diamonds! Fuck the Wall Street brokers. Self-styled masters of the universe. Michael Douglas, Gordon Gekko wannabe mother fuckers, figuring out new ways to rob hard working people blind. Send those Enron assholes to jail for FUCKING LIFE! You think Bush and Cheney didn't know about that shit? Give me a fucking break! Tyco! Worldcom! Fuck the Puerto Ricans. 20 to a car, swelling up the welfare rolls, worst fuckin' parade in the city. And don't even get me started on the Dom-in-i-cans, 'cause they make the Puerto Ricans look good. Fuck the Bensonhurst Italians with their pomaded hair, their nylon warm-up suits, their St. Anthony medallions, swinging their, Jason Giambi, Louisville slugger, baseball bats, trying to audition for the Sopranos. Fuck the Upper East Side wives with their Hermes scarves and their fifty-dollar Balducci artichokes. Overfed faces getting pulled and lifted and stretched, all taut and shiny. You're not fooling anybody, sweetheart! Fuck the uptown brothers. They never pass the ball, they don't want to play defense, they take five steps on every lay-up to the hoop. And then they want to turn around and blame everything on the white man. Slavery ended one hundred and thirty seven years ago. Move the fuck on! Fuck the corrupt cops with their anus violating plungers and their 41 shots, standing behind a blue wall of silence. You betray our trust! Fuck the priests who put their hands down some innocent child's pants. Fuck the church that protects them, delivering us into evil. And while you're at it, fuck JC! He got off easy! A day on the cross, a weekend in hell, and all the hallelujahs of the legioned angels for eternity! Try seven years in fuckin' Otisville, J! Fuck Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and backward-ass, cave-dwelling, fundamentalist assholes everywhere. On the names of innocent thousands murdered, I pray you spend the rest of eternity with your seventy-two whores roasting in a jet-fuel fire in hell. You towel headed camel jockeys can kiss my royal Irish ass! Fuck Jacob Elinsky, whining malcontent. Fuck Francis Xavier Slaughtery my best friend, judging me while he stares at my girlfriend's ass. Fuck Naturelle Riviera, I gave her my trust and she stabbed me in the back, sold me up the river, fucking bitch. Fuck my father with his endless grief, standing behind that bar sipping on club sodas, selling whisky to firemen, cheering the Bronx bombers. Fuck this whole city and everyone in it. From the row-houses of Astoria to the penthouses on Park Avenue, from the projects in the Bronx to the lofts in Soho. From the tenements in Alphabet City to the brownstones in Park slope to the split-levels in Staten Island. Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn to fucking ash and then let the waters rise and submerge this whole rat-infested place." -25th Hour

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Realize that the world is not full of cocks. If the world were full of cocks who steal tips off of tables and break into homes and kill people, society would have a very hard time existing. Most people struggle to do something approaching the right thing most of the time and often do not make it. When they don't it is often because of pretty desperate circumstances in their lives.

    As to your hypothetical, I'm actually pretty comfortable a random person would do the right thing, or at least, not the wrong thing. If someone randomly saw the keys in a door of a house, or a car, or whatever, how many do you think actually go in and steal something?

    No, the people who make me lose faith in humanity are the ones who profit legally through suffering. The people who have set up systems of law and finance that allow them to operate at an abstract, macro level and remove them from the day to day consequences of their actions. Not the guy who steals a hundred bucks from a convenience store or an ice cream parlor.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    One of my customers lied to my face and is a fucking cock yesterday.

    RETURN YOUR MOVIE ON TIME, COCK!

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 Spaaaace! In Space.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    "Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else. Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning it's illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world. Was Rorschach. Does that answer your questions, Doctor?" -Watchmen
    I love that quote. Pretty much sums up my entire world-view.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    After that 25th hour quote though, the scene cut ends with something like "No. You messed up your own life. Fuck you."

  • Richard_DastardlyRichard_Dastardly Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    As to your hypothetical, I'm actually pretty comfortable a random person would do the right thing, or at least, not the wrong thing. If someone randomly saw the keys in a door of a house, or a car, or whatever, how many do you think actually go in and steal something?
    Take this same scenario and remove any chance of punishment or negative consequences.

    ಠ_ರೃ wrote: »
    cats are douches
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    As to your hypothetical, I'm actually pretty comfortable a random person would do the right thing, or at least, not the wrong thing. If someone randomly saw the keys in a door of a house, or a car, or whatever, how many do you think actually go in and steal something?
    Take this same scenario and remove any chance of punishment or negative consequences.
    From when? Birth? History? Community?

    This is an absurd hypothetical.

  • Richard_DastardlyRichard_Dastardly Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    As to your hypothetical, I'm actually pretty comfortable a random person would do the right thing, or at least, not the wrong thing. If someone randomly saw the keys in a door of a house, or a car, or whatever, how many do you think actually go in and steal something?
    Take this same scenario and remove any chance of punishment or negative consequences.
    From when? Birth? History? Community?

    This is an absurd hypothetical.

    I mean, given this scenario, would people refrain from stealing if there were no consequences for the theft, or the chance of punishment was so miniscule as to not even be considered? I don't know if the majority of people do the right thing because they are inherantly good--or at least want to be good--or because bad actions have consequences.

    ಠ_ರೃ wrote: »
    cats are douches
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I've seen some fucked up times in my day. I've done some pretty terrible things.

    People know this stuff. I've talked about it before.

    I still have faith in humanity, a desire to be a good person, and to help others.

    To the OP, I'm going to sound like a big prick for a moment and suggest that if two unrelated events of people being shitty to one another is enough to challenge your faith in the species, you are pretty sheltered and need some perspective on life to appreciate it better.

  • AJAlkaline40AJAlkaline40 __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    I am in despair!

    This society in which people do not sympathize with each other and live only to selfish ends has left me in despair!

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I am in despair!

    This society in which people do not sympathize with each other and live only to selfish ends has left me in despair!

    Can I have your stuff?

  • AJAlkaline40AJAlkaline40 __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    I am in despair!

    This society in which people do not sympathize with each other and live only to selfish ends has left me in despair!

    Can I have your stuff?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYU8w8hFpPY

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    As to your hypothetical, I'm actually pretty comfortable a random person would do the right thing, or at least, not the wrong thing. If someone randomly saw the keys in a door of a house, or a car, or whatever, how many do you think actually go in and steal something?
    Take this same scenario and remove any chance of punishment or negative consequences.
    From when? Birth? History? Community?

    This is an absurd hypothetical.

    I mean, given this scenario, would people refrain from stealing if there were no consequences for the theft, or the chance of punishment was so miniscule as to not even be considered? I don't know if the majority of people do the right thing because they are inherantly good--or at least want to be good--or because bad actions have consequences.
    Yes.

    Most people don't steal because they know stealing deprives others of things. That is why they don't steal. That is how they're taught why they shouldn't steal. It's why people who don't steal will pirate software and be ok with that - because they're not depriving anyone of anything, in a direct sense.

    I mean, we don't bring this up enough, but society works because on the whole mankind wants it to work. Because people, generally, act with empathy and kindness towards others. Is it any wonder that our best regulatory fuck ups tend to happen when the culture in business, for example, shifts towards "get what you can while you can". Sure, we can attack that problem as much as we want, but we fair a whole lot better when culturally people are being told to be emphatic, not ruthless.

    Do you not murder because you're afraid of the punishment? Can you think of a scenario where you would kill someone, and does the punishment figure into that?

  • Richard_DastardlyRichard_Dastardly Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yes.

    Most people don't steal because they know stealing deprives others of things. That is why they don't steal. That is how they're taught why they shouldn't steal. It's why people who don't steal will pirate software and be ok with that - because they're not depriving anyone of anything, in a direct sense.

    I mean, we don't bring this up enough, but society works because on the whole mankind wants it to work. Because people, generally, act with empathy and kindness towards others. Is it any wonder that our best regulatory fuck ups tend to happen when the culture in business, for example, shifts towards "get what you can while you can". Sure, we can attack that problem as much as we want, but we fair a whole lot better when culturally people are being told to be emphatic, not ruthless.

    Do you not murder because you're afraid of the punishment? Can you think of a scenario where you would kill someone, and does the punishment figure into that?

    I don't necessarily buy this, given issues like internet piracy and office theft. Both are relatively anonymous crimes, incur little chance of punishment and are extremely prevelant.

    Murder isn't really comparable to theft and isn't what I was talking about in my first post.

    Edit: Of course, I suppose some people might view piracy and office theft as taking from a faceless, nameless entity and not an actual victim. Hell, I dunno.

    ಠ_ರೃ wrote: »
    cats are douches
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yes.

    Most people don't steal because they know stealing deprives others of things. That is why they don't steal. That is how they're taught why they shouldn't steal. It's why people who don't steal will pirate software and be ok with that - because they're not depriving anyone of anything, in a direct sense.

    I mean, we don't bring this up enough, but society works because on the whole mankind wants it to work. Because people, generally, act with empathy and kindness towards others. Is it any wonder that our best regulatory fuck ups tend to happen when the culture in business, for example, shifts towards "get what you can while you can". Sure, we can attack that problem as much as we want, but we fair a whole lot better when culturally people are being told to be emphatic, not ruthless.

    Do you not murder because you're afraid of the punishment? Can you think of a scenario where you would kill someone, and does the punishment figure into that?

    I don't necessarily buy this, given issues like internet piracy and office theft. Both are relatively anonymous crimes, incur little chance of punishment and are extremely prevelant.

    Murder isn't really comparable to theft and isn't what I was talking about in my first post.
    It's a complicated example which will turn into a "piracy is theft" thread. But it doesn't deprive anyone of physical property. It may deprive them of potential property, but that's a more abstract notion.

    There's no way to argue this without it getting extremely complicated though: on the one hand, people steal laptops from my university office. On the other hand, despite the apparent ease of this, it is still comparatively uncommon. There are no cameras in there - it would be trivial for me to steal a lot of things without getting caught. And yet I don't. Why?

    It only takes a few bad apples to ruin the batch - it's selection bias plain and simple. Once something is stolen from someone physically, it's gone and oh the world is so terrible. But we don't remember all the time leading up to that, or more importantly, how many people didn't steal it. Upwards of a thousand people could go past an attractive item and not take it, yet we wouldn't notice or care because the point is (subjectively) someone did.

  • GreeperGreeper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I deal with it by trying to be a better person than most.

    What else can you do?

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    now, these two events have nothing to do with one another, but they both show around when i slowly became disappointed and even disgusted with my fellow man. i always knew that there were bad men, and that they did bad things, but these two events made me start listening to every sob-story and news snippet there was. i now see the 'overwhelming blackness of life'. and boy duz that suck.
    now i can't stop checking the news sites everytime i touch a computer, looking for the proof of man's corrupt poisons, seeping into the cracks of humanity. OH HOW IT SEEPS

    so how do you cope with a world full of cocks?

    In comparison to what?

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My faith in humanity isn't predicated on the non-existence of asshole outliers.

    I also don't expect everyone to be saints.

    I have faith in people to be people. So far, it has largely paid off.

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    hypothetical: you leave your keys in the door to your home. someone discovers this along their way and notes they have free entry into your home. how comfortable are you that they will do the 'right thing?' regardless of your presence in the home?

    I would have zero faith that people would do the right thing. I would fully expect to find my place robbed. Humans are selfish, stupid creatures. I've never had faith in humanity.
    Spoiler:

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  • KetherialKetherial Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    we need our selfish and corrupt desires flagellated out of us.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    One time we saw a Mercedes parked in my suburb with the keys in the door.

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    One time we saw a Mercedes parked in my suburb with the keys in the door.
    I left the keys in the ignition of my car from the time I started driving until I went to college. My folks still do the same with theirs; we've got 4 cars on the property and they're all one turn of the switch away from being stolen.

    I never locked my dorm room door in college. In fact, I rarely shut the door, even when I left for class.

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    One time we saw a Mercedes parked in my suburb with the keys in the door.
    I left the keys in the ignition of my car from the time I started driving until I went to college. My folks still do the same with theirs; we've got 4 cars on the property and they're all one turn of the switch away from being stolen.

    I never locked my dorm room door in college. In fact, I rarely shut the door, even when I left for class.
    On more then one occasion we've managed to just leave the garage door to the house wide open with the front gates open.

  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm generally a cock, and a self centered asshole.

    But I try to cope with those types of situations though a large amount of apathy, and doing my part to make the lives of the people I meet better. Whether its through being polite and curteous to the server at a restaurant, or leaving a big tip, or helping friends and family with moving or home improvement projects or general home maintenance.

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  • saggiosaggio Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    so how do you cope with a world full of cocks? grin and bear it? activism? donate to a worth cause? think about other shit?

    I suggets solipsism.

    You would.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    One time we saw a Mercedes parked in my suburb with the keys in the door.
    I left the keys in the ignition of my car from the time I started driving until I went to college. My folks still do the same with theirs; we've got 4 cars on the property and they're all one turn of the switch away from being stolen.

    I never locked my dorm room door in college. In fact, I rarely shut the door, even when I left for class.

    I think cars are less likely to be stolen than most things because the average person has no idea how to turn a profit on a stolen car. If a person saw an iPod out in the open, however, I think they'd figure out what to do with it pretty fast.

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