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What would rather be loved or feared?

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posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 12:58 AM
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Well,which one would you guys prefer to be loved or feared?Each have there own destination which would you choose?




posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 07:59 AM
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Loved, I want know to fear me, man shouldnt fear man.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by menguard
Well,which one would you guys prefer to be loved or feared?Each have there own destination which would you choose?


Love or fear....not really a difficult question is it....I'd rather be loved



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 04:59 PM
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I would rather be loved, I could not imagin having people fear me....

I think that would make me a very lonley person, (ie, Bullys)

Being loved means people will rally round to help you, If your feared you may just be left out in the cold,


and also being loved means you get to give love, and that! is the best feeling in the world,



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 01:25 AM
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I would rather be loved than feared



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:14 PM
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This is pure Machavellian. He stated that a good leader is feared not loved. As an example he said:

A general saw his troops in disaray. He rounded all the captains up and said, "tommorow at 6 am, you WILL have your troops lined up in formation and ready to go. The next day at 6, the soldiers were still bumblin around, so the general rounded up all the captains and had them beheaded in front of the troops. He then picked NEW captains and told them, "tommorow at 6 am!"....nuff said..

fear me...



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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nothing good comes out of fear... alot comes out of love...

rather be loved.............



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:30 PM
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i disagree. You get more out of fear. People who love you want things from you. People who fear you, do as their told.



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by spliff4020
i disagree. You get more out of fear. People who love you want things from you. People who fear you, do as their told.


hhmmmmm... i hope you didnt get that from your childhood .... that would be sad... but hey ...whatever rocks your boat.

ppl who fear you may also be pushed so far that they will kill you to stop the fear...... and set themselves free...



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 03:05 PM
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I would like certain people to fear me and everyone else to love me


fear is good in certain situations, with certain people
but in life as a whole, it always better to be loved than feared.



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by BaastetNoir
nothing good comes out of fear... alot comes out of love...

rather be loved.............


I think I would too but what we want isn't always the road to compromise. People love people and hurt them everyday. People love other people and would hurt them if not for the fear of punishment. I'd like it if all it took to get me through the world was for people to love me but thats not realistic. People must also fear the ramifications of attempting harm. It what is supposed to keep us in check.

So, I guess what I am trying to say is that its actually a mixture of the two emotions. I have people that love me but in a despirate moment they might be willing to do me harm if not for the fear of punishment either by me or the authorities. Sometimes, sadly, both are not enough anyway.



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 03:19 PM
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I think that like most normal, healthy, well adjusted people I would love to be feared, and fear to be loved.




posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 04:10 PM
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someone reads there machiavelli.

"it is far better to be feared than loved".

well my rather large groupf of friends love me but as far as enemies go i want to be feared.

machiavelli had another quote i used to be obsessed with
" a young prince wishing to achive great things must first learn to decieve."



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 05:55 PM
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Do you prefer Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu's "The Art of War"?



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 06:10 PM
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they are both amazing books you have to read both of them.



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 12:38 PM
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yes, and I would have to say that Sun Tzu is very far ahead of Machevelli. Machevelli is something we read in high school, when sex hormones first began to corrupt our blood stream, and we started to become the sly, scheming people who would soon be unleashed onto the world. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Trouble is, most of it is general, impractical, and of no real use. Sun Tzu, who came out of the Taoist traditions of ancient China, was far more insightful. Liberal economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said "never make a simple situation complicated, there are other ways to demonstrate sublty of mind". Indeed, why demonstrate it? The next time you play the game, remember - Pros keep it simple!



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 12:39 PM
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Also try Balthazar Gracian's "The Art of Worldly Wisedom". Much better than Machiavelli.



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