SRS i feel like the entire world is selfish and i'm not

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Johnny Walker, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Johnny Walker

    Johnny Walker :werd:

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    6,066
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    this does not work in my favor.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    19,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, you're just prideful instead.
     
  3. djshotglass

    djshotglass New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    that's a pretty selfish thing to say for such a non selfish person
     
  4. METALLlC BLUE

    METALLlC BLUE New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    11,400
    Likes Received:
    0
    Usually when you think it's the entire world that's a particular way, it's usually you who in-fact has a problem.
     
  5. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,498
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Care,for all is like a bonsai tree
    If the world is bad, that isn't a justification to become bad yourself.Its bad influence from this world that's for sure, and standing on top of it can be a hard thing. But in reality the world needs more good people rather then bad people. So keep being a good person.
     
  6. Elphaba

    Elphaba New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    The details are overwhelming. Care to elaborate on this? What makes you think the world is selfish? How are you selfless?
     
  7. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    23,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manhattan
    :uh:

    I'm pretty sure you just broke the word "selfish" with that incredible misusage.

    Yep, it's broken. Look what you did there :wtc:
     
  8. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    23,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manhattan
    :werd:

    But I'll hold my doubts until I get more info... more info, more info?
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    19,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, and his problem is that he's prideful. He's better than the whole world, and nobody notices, much less shows an interest in giving him what he clearly deserves.

    Bastards.
     
  10. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2002
    Messages:
    97,164
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    Republic of Dallas
    narcissism. I make an art of it.
     
  11. eXyle

    eXyle ׂ

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,774
    Likes Received:
    0
    i often feel that the majority of other people are self-serving, selfish, and inconsiderate. however, just because i feel most are like that, does not mean i let it get to me, it is what it is and i have no control over other people's action, only my own. furthermore, can i blame them for looking out for their own interests first? no, because i do the same. in reality, i'm not all that different, i just do my best not to hurt or take advantage of others in the process.

    i forget the title of the book, but it has to do with game theory (tit for tat computer simulations) and it showed that it was in your best interests to be "nice" (start off with a give gesture) and "forgiving" (continue the give gesture after the other person made a take gesture). mind you, this is purely computer simulated, no morality involved. therefore, it is in my own self-serving and selfish interests to be "nice" and "forgiving".
     
  12. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    23,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manhattan
    :werd:

    :bowdown:

    that is the difference between stupid and intelligent selfishness.
     

Share This Page