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Author Topic:   A morality discussion (Neutralmind, Crashfrog, and Chiroptera only)
Neutralmind
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Message 33 of 41 (403325)
06-01-2007 9:08 PM


In other words
Okay, let me put this all in another way. What's the negative side of being an irresponsible idiot who mostly just cares for himself?

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Neutralmind
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Message 35 of 41 (403329)
06-01-2007 9:17 PM
Reply to: Message 34 by Chiroptera
06-01-2007 9:10 PM


Ok, so can you tell me it why it is good to emphatise with people? So they will emphatise back??... Say, people you'll never see again, why emphatise, why help them?

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Neutralmind
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Message 38 of 41 (403332)
06-01-2007 9:21 PM
Reply to: Message 36 by Chiroptera
06-01-2007 9:18 PM


Re: In other words
Ok, thanks. That was a clear answer. Just if you could be a little less condensending in the future :frazzled:

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Neutralmind
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Message 39 of 41 (403335)
06-01-2007 9:29 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by Chiroptera
06-01-2007 9:20 PM


It's just what I do. There is no other reason I do it other than it makes me feel better about myself.

Okay, if you still have the patience. I'd like to stop on this for a moment. Now, I too get this feeling (bet a lot of people get). But then, why do we get it? Is it even important?

And then, it makes us feel good. Which means we are doing it for selfish reasons. Does this make it less good? Does it even matter, is it just the act that matters not the intent? (intent being that we get a reward, good feeling out of it)

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Neutralmind
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Message 41 of 41 (403383)
06-02-2007 8:52 AM
Reply to: Message 40 by Chiroptera
06-01-2007 9:55 PM


However, it seems to be the case that people encourage other people to feel good about being selfless, and that the good feelings that one feels when one does the "right thing" is itself considered a virtue. So, I guess someone who behaves "selflessly" is really being selfish since she is actually striving for a "good feeling". On the other hand, other people think it is admirable that she does feel good when she is being selfless.

Hahha, this is probably the most confusing (yet good) way I've ever seen anyone put this :D
Selfless? Selfish? Who knows. But yeah, I do get your point.

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