Originally posted by Jonna
Perhaps what you are talking about I would consider as the positive feeling one receives when one believes that one has done something positive for someone else.
I may in deed be jaded because of my life experiences, but my life experiences are all that I have by which to formulate my line of reasoning.
Originally posted by specialasianX
Ummmm.... Taurus, i think you've gone a little off topic there. Fair enough you dont like immigrants (i dont see why not). I immigrated to where i live now, so do you not like me? I can see your not speaking english point as well.
But the topic is about how it isnt fair that people in other countries starve to death, while we got people in our developed countries that earn more than some countries GDP's. Is it fair that some people can indulge so much whilst others suffer? Its not just america, its Europe and Australia as well. But like we said, no its not fair, but life isnt fair.
This has nothing to do with 9/11 or politics, or race. Purely a matter of indulgence
Originally posted by specialasianX
We are no better than the animals, despite what bible bashers may tell you. As for selfless acts, i agree, even a good deed is done to make oneself look and feel good. If giving to charity didnt give me a feeling of warmth that i am helping change someones life, i wouldnt do it. Its a dog eat dog world people and unfortunately thats the way it is. Its sucks but what can you do?
Originally posted by Taurus
ive read through the posts and read what people had to say,and some of the things pissed me off,why should i make a donation to other countries,
take the 9-11 thing for example,they want to come into are country be welcome,then bomb the twin towers,but when we go to one of there countries we are not only not welcome but get taken hostag and exacuted,and when we fight back we are still in the wrong,is that fair!?no,another example foreigners set up shop on just about every corner then send the money back to there country,
And as for people who get theres in the end,who cares! ive tried take the right path in life,do whats right but that got me nowhere but beat up,robbed,jumped and my life threatened,you can only take so much of that before you go crazy,so do what ya gotta do to survive,and i say if the world is up for grabs then get as much as you can.
Originally posted by intrepid
The reason these kids are dying is that their ecosystem can no longer sustain the amount of people living there. It has nothing to do with "goddamn Americans." Look at the desert, it has life there, sparce, but still there. It's sparce because there isn't much there. Now we have areas that have too many PEOPLE, and they're starving.
Originally posted by Pisky
What I would ask the Pope is 'What's worse ? - using a condom or giving birth to a child who will have a crappy life because the parents can't afford to give him a decent one' ?
Originally posted by thebeagle
The last I heard, there is no penalty for success. If you work hard you will get whats coming to you. All you people who throw around the term "fat cat" need to check yourselves.
Originally posted by nanna_of_6
Lastly, I hate seeing food going to waste, when others are starving. When my fiance or one of my kids take me out for dinner at an "all you can eat, restront and I see adults and teenagers take plates full of food back to their tables, then only take a couple bites of everything on their plates then push the plate to the side and go up to get a different plate-full of other foods to bring back to just take a few nibbles of the food they've gotten and push that plate off to the side, again,.... that gets me very