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  1. Comment on Is the human race ever going to desist from putting profit over people? in ~talk

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    Well, how considerate of your model to make such accomodations! You don't need to trump the individual to strenghten the whole of humanity, in fact attempting to do so would be counterproductive....

    The paradigm doesn't do that; it's capable of accommodating context-dependence, e.g. selflessness with family, selfishness outside the clan or for the clan's benefit.

    Well, how considerate of your model to make such accomodations!

    All these models coexist with each other, but we can't effectively stamp out profit and demand cooperation in all contexts.

    You don't need to trump the individual to strenghten the whole of humanity, in fact attempting to do so would be counterproductive. The point is that letting the tasteless individual run amok is destined to fail too, for they will dedicate their efforts to insipid pursuits.

  2. Comment on Is the human race ever going to desist from putting profit over people? in ~talk

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    The problem with this paradigm lies in the fact that it effectively reduces people to being either completely egotistical or completely selfless, neither of which is, or at least shouldn't be,...

    The problem with this paradigm lies in the fact that it effectively reduces people to being either completely egotistical or completely selfless, neither of which is, or at least shouldn't be, true. But I guess our inability to acknowledge this had led us to become caricatures of ourselves, which explains the exacerbated decadent state of the world.

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  3. Comment on “Be yourself” is terrible advice in ~life

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    If you asked me what "being myself" means I would be able to answer with absolute certainty. I never really am, but rather I'm always "becoming". I am the principles upon which I shape myself, a...

    If you asked me what "being myself" means I would be able to answer with absolute certainty.

    I never really am, but rather I'm always "becoming". I am the principles upon which I shape myself, a task that'll never end.

  4. Comment on “Be yourself” is terrible advice in ~life

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    In an attempt to make this more concrete I'll explain what I take this advice to mean. I think that this advice is often an invitation to be open and honest with yourself and others about who you...

    In an attempt to make this more concrete I'll explain what I take this advice to mean.

    I think that this advice is often an invitation to be open and honest with yourself and others about who you are. I think it mainly points to the way self-deception muddles identity and hinders the process of discovering your earnest purpose, aspirations, direction and whatnot.

    The problem arises when people don't go past the surface and simply take this as validation of their current state of being, no matter how underdeveloped, unsophisitcated and ungenuine it might be.

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  5. Comment on “Be yourself” is terrible advice in ~life

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    This piece of advice is only worth as much as the interpretation the recipient has of it, and that can vary wildly depending on who it is. It might be terrible advice for most people, this...

    This piece of advice is only worth as much as the interpretation the recipient has of it, and that can vary wildly depending on who it is. It might be terrible advice for most people, this reflects poorly on their conception of their self and on those who tout this piece of advice without reflecting on what it means. I think saying it's terrible is misleading, it is terrible to the extent it is misunderstood.

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  6. Comment on The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It in ~tech

  7. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I just listened to the entirety of Dirt for the first time, so that was cool.

    I just listened to the entirety of Dirt for the first time, so that was cool.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    You might like this. It's from a CTF competition for middle/highschoolers.

    You might like this. It's from a CTF competition for middle/highschoolers.

  9. Comment on What has made you laugh recently? in ~talk

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    I just recently discovered Devo and i find their music to be very fun, it is extremely sarcastic and irreverent but still thoughtful. I've specifically been listening to Q: Are We Not Men? A: We...

    I just recently discovered Devo and i find their music to be very fun, it is extremely sarcastic and irreverent but still thoughtful. I've specifically been listening to Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    It's quite fascinating, I wasn't aware such organizations even existed. I'm like you in the sense that I am enamoured with the idea of being a renaissance man, seeing it seemingly accomplished by...

    However, the one thing that I want to do the most is probably be a designer at a firm like IDEO, to be able to work with people from all different disciplines and majors to solve some of the most pressing issues worldwide.

    It's quite fascinating, I wasn't aware such organizations even existed. I'm like you in the sense that I am enamoured with the idea of being a renaissance man, seeing it seemingly accomplished by groups like this is very interesting and alluring. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Comment on What's a piece of art or media (film, book, painting etc) that you loved, but would never want to see again? in ~arts

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    Irréversible. I watched it while high, which made the experience much more memorable. Terrifying and disgusting yet very beautifully crafted.

    Irréversible.

    I watched it while high, which made the experience much more memorable. Terrifying and disgusting yet very beautifully crafted.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What are some good Mobile Home Pages? in ~talk

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    Nice. I was going to suggest vanilla DuckDuckGo, I guess this works too.

    Nice. I was going to suggest vanilla DuckDuckGo, I guess this works too.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on angel (short poem) in ~creative

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    Hey, I don't have much to say except that I like it very much. Nice work.

    Hey, I don't have much to say except that I like it very much. Nice work.

    2 votes