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LHX
11-30-2006, 10:06 AM
What is the problem with letting people fend for themselves?

Why do so many people develop that 'heroic' tendency to swoop in when there is a perceived injustice?


For me personally, when I see somebody drop money or a credit card, or if I see somebody dent a car and then speed off - I don't do shit.

In fact, I am liable to keep my eyes on the dropped money and try to swoop in and grab it if nobody is looking.


BUT

When I see people being personally and needlessly interfered with - a woman on the bus getting harrassed by a drunk, or a kid getting his ass whooped by bigger people, I can't stop myself from stepping in.



Personally, again, there is a deference between a person being directly and unnecessarily interfered with that prompts me to action, whereas anything to do wiff property, or anything that is the result of a person's own ignorance, I am more than content to sit back and let nature take its course.


What brought this to mind was a discussion I had recently about what 'justice' would be like in a society with no laws.


There is a difference in situations that I can't exactly describe in words.

But it has something to do with the difference between
a) people being disrupted or preyed upon unnecessarily
b) people walking face first into their own trouble
c) letting grown people have the opportunity to fend for themselves
d) letting nature take its course



Any thoughts on this?

(Postscript: also possibly related to this discussion: sociopaths who have no feeling of attachment toward anything)

LHX
11-30-2006, 10:13 AM
also of note:

people and their notions of 'family':

some how - if your blood relative is a idiot and walks into trouble, why the hell would you bail him out in preference over another person?


it is notions like that which fuck the whole thing up

maybe the idiot relative needs to be left out to dry so he/she can learn a lesson or three

snapple
11-30-2006, 10:39 AM
hahah people like you suck, youve never been in a riot have you?

LHX
11-30-2006, 12:48 PM
hahah people like you suck, youve never been in a riot have you?

here we go

i open a thread looking for insights
and i get knuckleheads throwing rocks from the sidelines


please all-knowing one

grace us with your presence and bless our ignorant minds with your rich knowledge about how LHX act in a riot


man you used to come wiff some good shit
these days youre coming across like just another person whose posts i can skip

LHX
11-30-2006, 01:04 PM
I chase after ppl who run from accidents.

interesting yo

i used to be that way but over the years i have changed

obviously i dont condone random acts of violence
but
in this universe, i really dont care much about damaged property
(unless it damages the function of something)


every time i get a new pair of shoes, they get scuffed within minutes


im not a big fan of cosmetics or things that look neat on the surface

Gawd
11-30-2006, 01:07 PM
interesting yo

i used to be that way but over the years i have changed

obviously i dont condone random acts of violence
but
in this universe, i really dont care much about damaged property
(unless it damages the function of something)


every time i get a new pair of shoes, they get scuffed within minutes


im not a big fan of cosmetics or things that look neat on the surface

I dont find it necessary that I have to pay extra every month on my auto insurance top cover assholes who dont have insurance and still drive. then they hit someone and run like a little bitch. that angers eD irl.

so you see its a little more than just property damage. its money out of my pocket every month.

LHX
11-30-2006, 01:14 PM
yo

insurance companies being crooked is a whole nother thread topic in itself

besides which - there is no way that cars should be so easily damaged at this point in civilization

are you telling me that its not possible to create a outer-shell that can withstand a low-speed collision?

please

and the way paint scratches? lol

Gawd
11-30-2006, 01:17 PM
no im talking about big crashes dood.....not low speed fender benders.

LHX
11-30-2006, 01:28 PM
that sounds right then


im gonna go play video games

Gawd
11-30-2006, 01:30 PM
word.....Ima goto lunch.....

7EL7
11-30-2006, 01:49 PM
did yall know that we can hear you ?


we're sitting right here "for christ sakes"

LHX
11-30-2006, 01:56 PM
did yall know that we can hear you ?


we're sitting right here "for christ sakes"

yo you got your pronunciation wrong

its "fer christ sakes"

7EL7
11-30-2006, 01:58 PM
how about "fur kreyest sayks"

dam X

you that mad that you wanna kill people now ?

take hulks example and live day by day not angry anymore

LHX
11-30-2006, 02:11 PM
o no

my inner rage has been exposed


its because my dad used to beat me when i was wearing my green striped shirt

maestro wooz
11-30-2006, 02:39 PM
Why do so many people develop that 'heroic' tendency to swoop in when there is a perceived injustice?

cause we wanna be the hero and we think we can help. I don't know if that's wrong.

For me personally, when I see somebody drop money or a credit card, or if I see somebody dent a car and then speed off - I don't do shit.

In fact, I am liable to keep my eyes on the dropped money and try to swoop in and grab it if nobody is looking.

golden rule? you can't just be a nice guy lhx?

But maybe, if you let them lose their credit card, they'll remember next time to tuck it away and not just toss it inside the wallet. Maybe it'd be best to be a nice guy and give them their card back, but also remind them the importance of the tuck and not the toss with your wallet.

But it has something to do with the difference between
a) people being disrupted or preyed upon unnecessarily
b) people walking face first into their own trouble
c) letting grown people have the opportunity to fend for themselves
d) letting nature take its course

the last 3 are different stages of the same thing

1. you drop your credit card trouble and someone buys a video game off amazon with it
2. you grow up and make sure your credit card is safe, or you don't
3. If you grew up, you become a safer (and richer) person, if not nature takes it's course and you end up paying for gears of war 4 times