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    someone Please contradict me

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by Ankoku Teion, Feb 2, 2015.

    humanity is a hate-filled selfish parasitic race drowning in stupidity and hellbent upon its own destruction.
     
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    It seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? But there are good people out in the world -- people who really have a desire to help and make the world a better place. It just so happens that those trying to hinder have louder voices.
     
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    Perhaps you should turn off the news and go see some of the real world. One gets quite the different picture visiting the actual world.
     
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    i dont watch the news.
     
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    good people are a rare comodity, nice people are pretty close and much more common but its like the difference between real coke and Tesco's owm, you know?
     
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    I don't think they are as rare as you think.

    I do my best to avoid negativity at all costs. So on my Facebook page, I follow pages that give good news, empowering news, new of people trying to make a difference. It's not so rare. You just have to know where to look.
     
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    It's not.


    What? You did ask for it?
     
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    Humans are some of the dumbest, pathetic creatures ever to walk the Earth.

    1969, humans broke its little ass into space and we found we could explore the stars.

    1945, humans wisely decided that fascism wasn't the way to go and her sons the world over gave everything they had to stop the Nazis, the Italians, and the Japanese.

    Early-1900s, humans invented a little thing that could let us fly in the sky, something we naturally cannot do.

    1800s, humans began to understand that maybe owning each other as slaves is probably not a good idea and little by little, humans started abolishing it. Some countries had civil wars over it, some didn't let it go until a wee bit later, but over time, slavery pretty much stopped being seen as a good thing.

    1700s-1600s, humans began to realize they could think for themselves, that they didn't need a king and a priest to tell them what to do, what to believe.

    1400s- Humans found out that there was a gigantic landmass previously unknown to them. Adventure and glory awaited, and thus inspired dozens of novels ever since.

    Nope, it is evident we are no better than...

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    DUUUUR! DUR DUR DUR DUHURRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! RRRUUUUUURRRR!!!!

    ...Um, that was my attempt at a Tusken cry. *leaves shamefully*
     
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    A few corrections Link ;)

    1969, an arms race between two countries that led us to the brink of nuclear war resulted in one country going to the moon.

    1945, fascism nearly took over great swathes of the world but was belatedly stopped by the British, Americans and Russians after appeasement failed.

    Early-1900s, humans invented a flying contraption that would go onto bomb countries into submission and inject greenhouse gases directly into the upper layers of the atmosphere in great quantities.

    1800s, slavery continued to the point where it is a vastly larger problem now than at any time in human history.

    1700s-1600s, humans started to move away from religion and towards consumerism.

    1400s- Westerners found several land masses, shipped their undesirables out there and mercilessly oppressed the native peoples.
     
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    Ah!

    I...um...

    Well! I...

    ...

    *sits down*
     
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    Funny how you've got what is good and bad for the betterment of the species all figured out on your own. Please, tell us how it all ends.
     
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    I'm sure a psychiatrist would be happy to discuss these matters with you.
     
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    fair enough. anything else to add?
     
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    all this progress but why were we driven to do it? i look at all of these things and i see selfish greed and desire for more, and a stubborn little man screaming "i wanna live how i wanna live!"

    through all this, is humanity really any different? have we improved ourselves at all?

    how many millions have died either as a result of or in order to achieve all of these points? we have decimated ourselves and each other time and again, we have destroyed the land, wiped out forests, caused the extinction of hundreds of other animals, we still murder, we still slaughter, even masacre. we even sanction such violence as war. and more, we take pride in it.
     
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    this is much closer to my view
     
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    funny that, you have got completely the wrong end of the stick. i dont know how to better humanity, i dont even know if its possible. i just know that i hate my own species sometimes. i just dont understand why we are the way we are.
     
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    thankyou. so very helpful. really restoring my faith here.
     
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    It was a joke, but I was also being kind of serious. When someone says "humanity is a hate-filled selfish parasitic race drowning in stupidity and hellbent upon its own destruction," I feel the need to ask two questions: 1) If this person named Thomas Hobbes? If yes, then that explains everything. If no, then I ask another question: 2) If this person feels this way about humanity, then how does he feel about himself? That's the question that makes me think this person might be helped by speaking to a psychiatrist.
     
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    A psychiatrist. Or somebody who's willing to listen.

    Seriously, although there are, and have been, many instances of man's inhumanity to man, there are also many examples of man's humanity.

    I'm with Ben414 in thinking that you're going through a bad patch where you need a friend, or somebody, to give you a shoulder to lean on and nudge you back to sanity.
     
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    Humans aren't a bad species, I don't understand outright pessimism and nihilism. We are pretty poorly evolved: we are stupid, we have too much adrenaline, too much weakness for xenophobia, too much pride, and fall in love with crap. But we are getting somewhere - there is a great potential for human beings to quickly evolve before our lowly origin.

    No amount of bitching and reference to Bill Hicks jokes is going to change the fact that we are merely animals. Calling us all viruses with shoes is only half the story, isn't it?
     
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    Evolution is a nasty little thing. "Hey, let's give these awkwardly-limbed beings higher intelligence, but let's not get rid of the aggression part of the brain. I'm sure nothing can go wrong!" :D
     
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    no, im not thomas hobbs. and the way i feel about myself is that i feel like im the only one who can see the complete stupidity of everything everyone does in day to day life, i cant change anything on my own.
     
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    Oh, don't worry. You are far from unique in seeing how largely pointless life seems to be. But you make your own point to your own life through your loves.
     
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    i love little, little motivates me.
     
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    Well you're just a big ball of sunshine, aren't you?

    Maybe instead of complaining about how much you hate people on a writing forum, you go out and do something worth while.

    Be the change you want to see.
     
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