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Why are people so shallow, materialistic and cruel to one another?

 
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because were human,thats why the aliens abandoned us.5a
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Re: Why are people so shallow, materialistic and cruel to one another?
I think people would be less shallow, materialistic and cruel to each other if most people would just learn to dress more stylish and drive nicer cars.
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It's also worth noting that the above reason is why some people cling stubbornly to certain beliefs and become adamant about refusing to consider the possibilities. The constant need to tell others what their religion teaches and that everyone else is wrong isn't necessarily their fault as much as it is just the way that they've been thinking for so long. They truly believe certain things to be fact even when they can't explain where the source of their enthusiasm originated.
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I don't know...and I don't care...as long as I get more than my share in life.


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I can tell you one neet trick when it comes to women though. A child, teen, woman who is never happy, humble, caring, and loving will unwhitting give the world a clue even without opening her mouth.

If a woman has what I call the 'nose crinkle' between their eyebrows...stay away and never try to get close to them.

It's an involuntary facial reflex for unhappy, angry, uptight, "heavy bleeders"....to earn those anger wrinkels on their foreheads.

Divorce courts are full of them and once they have that wrinkle, it never goes away with a better attitude...it's a curse of life and if you get tangles up with people that have one, you will never be at peace.
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Re: Why are people so shallow, materialistic and cruel to one another?
I've been asking myself the same thing forever, it seems. I don't know why. I do know it's even more prevalent today than it was just a few years ago. Sad reflection on our society, isn't it?
 Quoting: LaniJane


This is why I keep to myself.Had one family member that I thought the world of but he decided money and living the good life was more important to him than what family he had left.
Once he made it clear he was ashamed of me because I have so little compared to him I pretty much just said to hell with trying to keep people in my life.I was heart broken and so hurt for awhile then I realized what a blessing it was to be rid of a materialistic ass such as that.Now he spends his time trying to impress people that dont give a shit about him in any way.I had cut ties with about everyone else but him at that point anyway so it was easier to adjust.
People in general just do not care about others.A very few still do but not many and its getting less by the month.
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that bullshit elsewhere.

Last Edited by ANHEDONIC on 12/02/2012 07:49 PM

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we are being genocided OP, and this is your imput?
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Seriously, it's like they are so judgmental of one another. And most of them that are materialistic are greedy for completely stupid things. They place value in the wrong places and items even. They're so focused on being hip and trendy that they lose focus on what's really important. Things like spending time with loved ones and people who you care about. Things like taking the time to gain a little wisdom every once in a while. And most importantly taking the time and energy into caring! Tell me what you think. Am I right or wrong?
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


Fuck that bullshit... That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that shit elsewhere.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Respect has to be earned.

No one can respect a internet tough guy.

Just stating the facts.
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


Fuck that bullshit... That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that shit elsewhere.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Respect has to be earned.

No one can respect a internet tough guy.

Just stating the facts.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28944490


Respect has nothing to do with the concept of being born into 'sin'.

I don't recall anyone asking for your respect.

Just stating the facts.



Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go change the diaper of my newborn sinner.

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


I never said I was perfect and as you may or may not notice I never singled anyone out in particular for judgement. I'm just saying what is wrong with us as a whole. I'm just as guilty as the next person for ever consuming the crap of this world. If I were going to point out anyone at fault it would be Satan and his demons.
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


Fuck that bullshit... That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that shit elsewhere.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Respect has to be earned.

No one can respect a internet tough guy.

Just stating the facts.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28944490


Respect has nothing to do with the concept of being born into 'sin'.

I don't recall anyone asking for your respect.

Just stating the facts.



Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go change the diaper of my newborn sinner.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


I would not say that we are born "guilty," but, we are born with a sinful nature. Nobody needed to teach my nephew how to lie. Nobody set him on their knee and said, "Let me teach you how to lie..." He just, well, kind of "got it."
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Seriously, it's like they are so judgmental of one another. And most of them that are materialistic are greedy for completely stupid things. They place value in the wrong places and items even. They're so focused on being hip and trendy that they lose focus on what's really important. Things like spending time with loved ones and people who you care about. Things like taking the time to gain a little wisdom every once in a while. And most importantly taking the time and energy into caring! Tell me what you think. Am I right or wrong?
 Quoting: WhiteShoePrincess


You are correct Sir!


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I don't know...and I don't care...as long as I get more than my share in life.


angryface


j/k

I can tell you one neet trick when it comes to women though. A child, teen, woman who is never happy, humble, caring, and loving will unwhitting give the world a clue even without opening her mouth.

If a woman has what I call the 'nose crinkle' between their eyebrows...stay away and never try to get close to them.

It's an involuntary facial reflex for unhappy, angry, uptight, "heavy bleeders"....to earn those anger wrinkels on their foreheads.

Divorce courts are full of them and once they have that wrinkle, it never goes away with a better attitude...it's a curse of life and if you get tangles up with people that have one, you will never be at peace.
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


I never said I was perfect and as you may or may not notice I never singled anyone out in particular for judgement. I'm just saying what is wrong with us as a whole. I'm just as guilty as the next person for ever consuming the crap of this world. If I were going to point out anyone at fault it would be Satan and his demons.
 Quoting: WhiteShoePrincess


True...but, the people choose to follow him. After a while they are indoctrinated in materialism, etc. God, in His own way, knocks on their door and invites them in. If they choose to follow Him, they change. If they choose not to follow Him...well, you know :-)
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I don't know...and I don't care...as long as I get more than my share in life.


angryface


j/k

I can tell you one neet trick when it comes to women though. A child, teen, woman who is never happy, humble, caring, and loving will unwhitting give the world a clue even without opening her mouth.

If a woman has what I call the 'nose crinkle' between their eyebrows...stay away and never try to get close to them.

It's an involuntary facial reflex for unhappy, angry, uptight, "heavy bleeders"....to earn those anger wrinkels on their foreheads.

Divorce courts are full of them and once they have that wrinkle, it never goes away with a better attitude...it's a curse of life and if you get tangles up with people that have one, you will never be at peace.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25915094


LOL, well I'm very thankful I don't have that particular wrinkle. I did know a woman who did though and she had children from 4 or 5 different men.
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we are being genocided OP, and this is your imput?
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I kind of know several subjects about that matter. Want me to make a topic for it?
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Sounds like you are a hypocrite, as you are judging others yourself by posting this thread........iamwith
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I'm not trying to be judge mental or anything, but I kind of believe people need to be careful about choosing a husband or a wife. Have something at least that you enjoy doing together that brings you together to spend time with one another. If you simply go after shallow qualities such as sexual appeal or materialistic qualities chances are you're not going to have a deep relationship and it will eventually end with heart ache.
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Sounds like you are a hypocrite, as you are judging others yourself by posting this thread........iamwith
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Big talk coming from an "Anonymous Coward" but who am I to judge right?
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It All depends on who you call God. If whatever you bow do not to is cruel and asks for blood sacrifices then you will be cruel and over a blood sacrifice. If they say they want you to have things then you will do whatever it takes together those things.
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It All depends on who you call God. If whatever you bow do not to is cruel and asks for blood sacrifices then you will be cruel and over a blood sacrifice. If they say they want you to have things then you will do whatever it takes together those things.
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It All depends on who you call God. If whatever you bow do not to is cruel and asks for blood sacrifices then you will be cruel and over a blood sacrifice. If they say they want you to have things then you will do whatever it takes together those things.
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It All depends on who you call God. If whatever you bow do not to is cruel and asks for blood sacrifices then you will be cruel and over a blood sacrifice. If they say they want you to have things then you will do whatever it takes together those things.
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Quote.."Christian values lost - kindness replaced with competition Bible replaced with Cosmopolitan and porn magazines'

Part of the problem. The rest is social conditioning. I live in Malaysia now. Each time I return to the UK I find the shallowness has got deeper, the decadence and degenerative behaviour too has got worse. It is spreading like widfire here as more and more people borrow money for status and appearance (competitive nature).

Vicious cycle of observation subconciously interpreted as a breach of trust manifest in visible behavior, reinterpreted as the social norm.

WE as a species are programmed to avoid deviant behaviour (deviant as in the 'outcrowd') it is a simple instinctive mechanism for survival/sharing/acceptance in the community. Therefore when one sees another doing something and not being castigated, punished or labled 'devaint', that other has a propesity to adopt the behaviour as there is little chance of retribution.

100th monkey. Monkey see, monkey do.

Now, map that on to those who weild power. In order to survive (i.e., not display 'deviant' behaviour) one has to mimic and/or adopt behavioural norms of the group.

It doesn't take much more intuition to realise that the law of attraction (birds of a feather flock together) allows for groups of similar people do actually gather.

Somewhere in our past, the above quote (not necessarily in biblical/religious terms) metaphorically happened. I personally think it has a lot to do with the Protestant Reformation in Europe in the 14th Century (think printing) that started this process in the western world - yes America had not been colonised then. Those who had access and control of communication, the Catholic Church had their economic and 'moral' monopoly broken as printing allowed for mass communication of alternate ideas.

Find out who had control of the early printing presses and you'll find the culprits. Yes, that's right folks, white anglo-saxon protestants of Northern Europe, funded and driven by usury!

The Catholic Church may have been an awfully cruel institution/monopoly, may still be interpreted as such - but there was no usury.

So, it appears that in the western world the advent of usury may be the root of today's contemporary wickedness, greed and selfishness (birds of a feather flock together).

In parallel, what I am witnessing in Malaysia (predominatly Muslim) is the degeneration of behaviour copying that of the west and morphing into decadent displays of 'wealth'. This is happening in many Muslim communities coincidentally with the rise of 'Islamic Finance' and Islanic Banking'.

Go figure.

Many come here to GLP because intuitively, they feel something wrong. 600 years ago, we were the majority and things were held in check by THE COMMUNITY you were brought up in because they were small and familial/tribal and DEVIANT behaviour was held in check by peer pressure. Fast forward the future. With everyone screaming for identity as part of the fluctuating 'incrowd' 9tyhink trends, fashion, upgrades, bigger, better, faster, etc..), materialsim and decadent behaviour is the social norm, hence people like you and I despair.

Think there is a way out? Try farting into a hurricane, you'll get your answer. WE are now the devaints, whispering voices in the wilderness of morality and common decency being drowned out by the cheap, plastic cacophony of 'ME! ME! ME! ya fucker, MEEE! It's mine, I demand it, get out of my way give it to me NOW! FUCK YOU..'

..all sponsored and brough to you courtesy of 600 years of ususry.


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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that bullshit elsewhere.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


See OP? Case in point ^ people just by nature can be mean or rude, negative blah blah...

The important thing to remember is some people are also loving, giving, caring, kind, funny, friendly, generous....human nature runs the gamut of emotion and feeling from birth, so there is somewhat of a balance.
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It All depends on who you call God. If whatever you bow do not to is cruel and asks for blood sacrifices then you will be cruel and over a blood sacrifice. If they say they want you to have things then you will do whatever it takes together those things.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22787868


Before the new testament days God required the Hebrews to make a sacrifice by bleeding out then burning a ram or sheep so that they could be cleansed of their sins.
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Look at their foreheads, consider what is located there, see which hand they use, consider functions of hemisphere.


oh, you probably were not looking for the truth now were you.....
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I think this seems to be very common in the US. I have noticed a distinct difference in the way my US cousins act compared to my cousins in Italy. My son broke his leg and I posted a picture on facebook. Not one single person in my family that lives in the US called. Every cousin in Italy either called or emailed me within the next 24 hours, plus my Uncles & Aunts all called my father when they found out from their children.

Anyone else notice anything similar?
 Quoting: RoxykinsIII


yes, I have family overseas as well, and it is true

My european friends are real friends, they call when things are difficult, they are concerned if they don't hear from me

Nearrly all of my US friends seem to be in a trance...either dazed and confused, depressed or they have become outright hateful and sarcastic, ready to make snarky nasty remarks if told of anyone's injury or personal tragedy

I think we are being prepared to kill each other, and be able to walk right past someone in need or pain, desensitized to everything but the most aggressive basic urges

soul and character are what you are when no one is looking, and I'm afraid very few see any reward for "doing the right thing" even when people ARE looking, let alone when there is no audience
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We are all born sinners. Including you OP. You now, are judging others, the same as what you are complaining about. Nobody is perfect, and yes we all could and should be better behaved. But we are human.
 Quoting: J-Honey


That's religious mind control at it's best... Break the spirit of the flock through the forced indoctrination of guilt. Take that bullshit elsewhere.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


See OP? Case in point ^ people just by nature can be mean or rude, negative blah blah...

The important thing to remember is some people are also loving, giving, caring, kind, funny, friendly, generous....human nature runs the gamut of emotion and feeling from birth, so there is somewhat of a balance.
 Quoting: J-Honey


I try to focus more on the optimistic and possibly more informative posts, but yeah I get what you're saying. :)

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