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Originally posted by jiggerj
Originally posted by XXXN3O
I have been trying to think of something that I have not witnessed before and that others have not witnessed before via television or any other medium as I have come across some opportunities at the moment to do something special/different that ultimately helps others which has been an aim of mine for a long time in life.
My question to others is fairly simple...
Is it right to manipulate the masses with false hope of some sorts, if it will actually create real belief in something and create actual real results over time?
To give some of you a better idea of my angle here without dropping my trousers...
One example would be the placebo effect that is used in science that generates a cure from the mind for lesser and serious illness. If you could use this to make others truly believe in something when it is not scientifically accurate, is it the right thing to do, if it would cure more people of an ailment of sorts?
Opinions are all im looking for here rather than a list of facts or non facts etc.
Thanks for any replies and I hope this makes a bit of sense without it coming across like I am egotistical, I cannot think of a better way to word it is all.
edit on 28-5-2012 by XXXN3O because: (no reason given)
A non-truth that leads to a truth. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as there is no truth that could also lead to another truth. Take religion for example. Some people lead peaceful lives because they believe a non-entity loves them. But, we don't need a non-entity for us to understand that we are all going through this life together, and if you don't respect and protect me, then why should I respect and protect you?
Originally posted by Kali74
Nothing good can come from a lie. Not to mention, I'm pretty sure the masses are sick to death of being manipulated.