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I believe most people are intelligent and good

  1. #1
    G4LM African Astronaut
    I don't think society would function otherwise.

    We've all had moments where the righteousness of what we have done or haven't done has been called into question.

    We've all had stupid moments. A few weeks ago I briefly forgot what month it is, so now the dental hygienist probably thinks I'm retarded.

    But for the most part we keep things moving and we do good things and help our fellow man.

    And that my niggas is what's good
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    According to the "about" page we are in a society in decline.

    I like to think most people are good natured. But I'm not convinced. A large portion of society seems to revolve around fucking other people over so that you might have a chance to get ahead.
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    G4LM African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe According to the "about" page we are in a society in decline.

    I like to think most people are good natured. But I'm not convinced. A large portion of society seems to revolve around fucking other people over so that you might have a chance to get ahead.

    That is human nature and a natural thing to feel.

    Most of the time we don't do that. I mean, have YOU ever fucked anyone over to get ahead? Your family, your friends? People you meet?

    I think those people are quickly outed in their individual social groups. It's only when they're rich and powerful that it's a real problem.
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by G4LM That is human nature and a natural thing to feel.

    Most of the time we don't do that. I mean, have YOU ever fucked anyone over to get ahead? Your family, your friends? People you meet?

    I think those people are quickly outed in their individual social groups. It's only when they're rich and powerful that it's a real problem.

    Then I look at people like Jeff Bezos who has more money than he could actually spend, and all his employees struggling to get by.
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    G4LM African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe Then I look at people like Jeff Bezos who has more money than he could actually spend, and all his employees struggling to get by.

    Hey man, they're called the one percent for a reason.

    There's also dudes like the former CEO of Cathay Pacific who are willing to cut their ridiculous salary to pay employees more, and refused to fire employees who participated in the hong kong protests after the CCP put pressure on the company to. Instead, he fired himself, since he supported the demonstrations.

    There will always be good and bad in every faucet of life. Bad and abusive people just tend to have a leg up since they're manipulative and dont care about pushing others down. But good people can achieve greatness all the same.

    I really believe the best leaders are the ones who never wanted to lead in the first place. Exorbitant wealth and power tend to be more motivating for the selfish and superficial.

    Also CandyRein is a nigger.
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    CandyRein Naturally Camouflaged
    Iā€™m not unthanking that post because of your edit šŸ‘…

    I enjoyed the content

    *twirls*
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  7. #7
    itybit Tuskegee Airman [daze my amino pe-tsai]
    Thanked all except last sentence lol
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    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    There's always the potential explanation, as reductive as most people find it, that being "good" or "bad" comes right down to genetics and early childhood experience. This, of course, implies determinism, which means we really don't ever "choose" to be "good" or "bad".

    Intelligence, on the other hand, at least as defined in terms of IQ, or some other scientifically developed / empirically observed measure, is found to be predominately innate.

    Basically, this is all why I try to avoid personal judgment (NOTE: restraining from personal judgment does not preclude assigning responsibility in some sense), for both stupidity and ignorance, but also even for acts of immorality.

    There will always be complicating factors, like:
    1. Genuine psychopathy (commonly observed among CEOs and wall street types, as it turns out - and this comes from a place of no bias, because I plan to be a CEO at some point in my life, and I don't quite consider myself a psychopath).
    2. Brain damage (this can be distinguished from genetic abnormality, but is equally predetermined).
    3. And finally, differing belief systems (leading to some fundamental cognitive bias - whether that's biological and/or genetic or not is definitely open to speculation, but cognitive bias is a MAJOR contributing factor towards real world problems; ranging from racism to other - oft considered much more benign, although often just as bad - forms of prejudice and tribalism.)

    Oh man, I could go on and on, but basically, "goodness", if we can even all agree on a solid and consistent definition of the term, will always be open to interpretation by every acting agent at any given moment.

    So, yeah, I guess I kind of agree with the underlying premise, but also simultaneously completely disagree.

    Whatever that means.
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    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    Originally posted by gadzooks commonly observed among CEOs and wall street types, as it turns out - and this comes from a place of no bias, because I plan to be a CEO at some point in my life, and I don't quite consider myself a psychopath

    I just realized that this was a total tautology and not an actual argument about my not being a psychopath.

    I guess I'm forced to elaborate...

    Essentially, I would like to be "private island" rich, but not at the expense of fundamental human needs of others.

    Like, I wouldn't buy up companies and liquidate their assets just for some quick money. Mass layoffs have the potential to ruin lives.

    But that's more wall street life than CEO life.

    CEO's can be ethical.

    They rarely are, but they can be.
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    username: African Astronaut
    candyrein is a nigger
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    I believe in the fundamental good nature of human beings. But i don't believe that most people are intelligent.
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    G4LM African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Sophie I believe in the fundamental good nature of human beings. But i don't believe that most people are intelligent.

    Why not? Where do you define intelligence? Are you intelligent?
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Even plants have intelligence.
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    G4LM African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Obbe Even plants have intelligence.

    Yes, if you water down the definition of the word, then they have intelligence. But they are not intelligent.
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by G4LM Where do you define intelligence? Are you intelligent?

    I defined intelligence in my recliner, while smoking a pipe. That's where. And i'd like to think i'm intelligent. I'm not saying most people are dumb i'm just saying most people are average.
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    cigreting Houston
    Originally posted by G4LM A few weeks ago I briefly forgot what month it is, so now the dental hygienist probably thinks I'm retarded.

    shes always thought that u stupid fagget
  17. #17
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    I agree, most people aren't bad people. But, most non-whites are inherently against the white race due to PC culture and I can't wait to start shooting you faggots.
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    8stringflinG African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz I agree, most people aren't bad people. But, most non-whites are inherently against the white race due to PC culture and I can't wait to start shooting you faggots.

    I literally reported you to the FBI for this comment. I hope you're using a decent VPN.
  19. #19
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by 8stringflinG I literally reported you to the FBI for this comment. I hope you're using a decent VPN.

    You don't scare us.
  20. #20
    Sudo African Astronaut [my hereto riemannian peach]
    wow that g2l/]/ faggot sure seems naive. i bet he's the type to hitchhike right into an assfucking
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