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Codes duello regulate dueling and thus help prevent vendettas between families and other social factions. They ensure that non-violent means of reaching agreement be exhausted and that harm be reduced, both by limiting the terms of engagement and by providing medical care. Finally, they ensure that the proceedings have a number of witnesses. The witnesses could assure grieving members of factions of the fairness of the duel, and could help provide testimony if legal authorities become involved.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: zosimov
What I see are people going miles out of their way to offend people and then bitching about the targets being upset/angry/retaliatory. Then there's the other side of the coin with people who seem to spend their time looking for reasons to be offended. If you think about it, the latter are just as keen to offend as the former, they just take a sneakier route to get there. Both of whom are as bad as each other and made all the worse because they get amplified by all the other assholes who do the same thing.
And yes, the snarky, cruel, hateful comments people make are horrible. I don't condone those at all, and they do seem to be on the rise due to anonymity or callousness. One big problem I see is getting offended by these often results in responding in kind, which exponentially adds to the hatred.
Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of others, is a familiar feeling to many -- perhaps especially during these times of pervasive social media.
This common, yet poorly understood, emotion may provide a valuable window into the darker side of humanity, finds a review article by psychologists at Emory University.
New Ideas in Psychology published the review, which drew upon evidence from three decades of social, developmental, personality and clinical research to devise a novel framework to systematically explain schadenfreude. The authors propose that schadenfreude comprises three separable but interrelated subforms -- aggression, rivalry and justice -- which have distinct developmental origins and personality correlates.
I used to get, "Hey brother!" from anybody with long hair. Since I cut it off (got tired of taking care of it), not so much.
She claimed that "endo" is a term used to indicate endometriosis and therefor might trigger and bring pain to women suffering from the disease.
originally posted by: zosimov
Thus my gratitude when my friend brought the subject to my attention that I might give it a little thought and introspection. We agreed that taking offense is a selfish and insecure response to a situation.
snarky, cruel, hateful comments people make are horrible. I don't condone those at all, and they do seem to be on the rise due to anonymity