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blah yadda blah yaddah blah..... Aren't you so special, OP? Wow. You get to decide who is worthy of life or a slow starvation or assistance with food!!!.....you get to decide who gets to live in a reasonably inhabitable dwelling!! YOU! You, man! You get to say "no - those kids do not get to have a roof." You can say "I am totally against abortion!" but then turn around and declare that those babies don't deserve enough food or any clothing.....you want to let them all be born, and then to IGNORE THEM and shame their mothers (and fathers, when available)..... You need to figure out where you draw the line. EIther you want all babies to be born and are willing to see to their well-being, OR YOU DON'T want those babies to be born. make up your mind
This collective responsibility is one dangerous road (or slippery road) to the notion that nothing is evil. I have to agree with you and argue against this viewpoint.
I remember watching a documentary where excuses and justification were found for all sorts of atrocities , murders and serial killings. It was bordering on the ridiculous. One guy's murderous activities was being blamed on his living too near to high power electricity cables. Basically we are being asked to share the responsibility for gruesome acts.
I do not subscribe to this nonsense. In my view the guy with the pink hair in the video has no conscience and does not know himself what is right or wrong. Surely , it cannot be hard to ascertain what is right and what is wrong; all it requires is to put yourself in the shoes of the victim.
The notion that somebody is pushed by society to commit an atrocity (and we are supposed to look upon that person with kindness and consider ourselves responsible ) is the notion of a very sick person.
In my way of thinking, the person committing the crime takes full responsibility full stop.
I suppose this is not new. Before we had :" It was not me.. I was tempted by the devil". Now that so few go to church or practice any religion , it has become :"it was not me ....it was society"
If you are unwilling to support the offspring produced by conception at an unfortunate time, then you have no place to talk about women being 'forced' to carry an accidental pregnancy to term. If you do not want to help support that child, then shut the hell up about what she decides to do.
God you people make me sick
originally posted by: VP740
a reply to: Bluesma
That actually is very interesting. Peer pressure seems to encourage people to drink more excessively here. How is peer pressure effected by age groups there? Do you count parents into peer pressure? Maybe the difference is partly from the notion that kids just need to make their own mistakes and learn things for themselves over here?
As it is only at the individual level that we have any personal control (over our emotion, over our thoughts and over our individual actions) and can affect meaningful change.
Honestly, I think I was in a pissy mood, and I jumped from what you said to the ongoing debate regarding women's right to choose whether to bear children or not.
I am not sure why you brought up being 'agnostic' or '42' (I know perfectly well what they both represent --- maybe I wasn't aware there was any talk of "God/s" in the mix??
Bottom line (I am an agnostic, btw, and pro-choice) is that the society/collective has to make hard decisions when it comes to who shall suffer and who should not.
This is only partially true. Are you familiar with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Our actions: yes we control those.
Our thoughts - no. We can only ignore them, or deliberately change them. Deciding to ignore or change them is an action.
Our emotions - definitely not. We can not control our emotions. They exist whether acknowledged or not. We can learn to manage their expression --- but we can not remove them, lest we become inhuman.
Wouldn't that depend on each individual's impairment? I have a brain...thing ,that is abnormal but I don't exactly salivate about harming others so much as ideas to paint and create.
I became a soldier to see if I could fight.
Now solitude is preferable.
I have always detested rude people ...sometimes right into the hospital.
It was RUDE and dangerous,now I have had my fill and realize my wit is a better tool and reserve the OUTCH stuff for dire circumstances.
I also used SSRIs and lived through that avalanche of emotions I was unprepared for.
I live in Colorado ,thee is a better solution,for PTSD than rolling the dice on murdering those around you.