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originally posted by: pthena
Good deed for the day
I was afraid of making a Mis identification.
Tell him that when he returns.
Gandalf: It is in Men that we must place our hope.
Elrond: Men? Men are weak. The Blood of Numenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity forgotten. It is because of Men the Ring survives. I was there, Gandalf. I was there three thousand years ago. I was there the day the strength of Men failed.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
II suppose we have a different view of government. Government, to me, must defend the rights of its citizens, not enforce the "will of the people", which could easily lead to a oppression of minorities.
8. Perceived lack of consequences. Social exchange theory suggests that we analyze the costs and benefits in our communication and relationships. All in all, these factors precede the belief that the benefits of expressing oneself outweigh any costs. Anonymity and obscurity suggest you won’t be personally responsible.
Perceived majority status, social identity salience, or being surrounded by friends means you believe that even if some people are upset or angry, you have more (or more important) people on your side, so you are winning more friends than you’re losing.
Personality traits and desensitization may making offending or losing friends not seem like a real consequence, because those friends aren’t really "worth it" if they can’t handle the “truth,” or they aren’t really friends if they don’t agree with or tolerate you.
or any government as a foreign entity, one that is by nature separate from ourselves then all our hopes are gone. That leaves only pleading or rebellion as a means of resolving grievances. But you know this I am sure. It is just that I see in many this notion that we are at war with our government, or rather it is at war with us. That once again, to me at least, admits that all is lost.
others who believed that we needed big doses of guidance. We needed to be lead because we were not smart enough to do it ourselves.