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Mitchell_Snyder
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dellomorgan123
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Believing someone is a certain way will make them change

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Started: 2/18/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Mitchell_Snyder

Pro

First off, let me elaborate on the topic; if you knew someone was generally morally bad, but treated them as if they were good for a long enough time, would they become better? Now this can go not just for bad or good, but also other traits such as (confidence, shyness, outlook, etc). Here is my stance: We all know that, generally speaking if people treat us like we are dumb for instance, we will eventually believe it and it will shape us. However are some people immune to it? I for one doubt it, they simply haven't had a long enough exposure to a certain kind of treatment. What others think of us, we will become.
dellomorgan123

Con

There is a yes and a no.It really depends on the person.Some people just need someone to believe in them and some don't.We have no control over the outcome,we ,might be able to predict it,its just a matter of time until they realsie what they have done and what they are doing and what they will contine to do.Man changes depending on what they are exposed to,people the environment and other factors play a huge role in this matter.
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Posted by canis 11 months ago
canis
Not believing someone is a certain way will make them change..
Posted by TheUnexaminedLife 11 months ago
TheUnexaminedLife
Well then there can't be a winner to this debate because we are simply products of our environment and therefore aren't responsible for the answers we give.
Posted by Mitchell_Snyder 11 months ago
Mitchell_Snyder
Yep. That is to say not so much "orders" but tone or attitude, even if subtle.
Posted by TheUnexaminedLife 11 months ago
TheUnexaminedLife
So you personally feel that your every state of being is merely obeying all the past orders of those around you?
Posted by Mitchell_Snyder 11 months ago
Mitchell_Snyder
@TheUnexaminedLife- That is exactly what I am arguing I suppose. You found the words i couldn't.
Posted by TheUnexaminedLife 11 months ago
TheUnexaminedLife
Does this mean we have no freedom of identity for you? That, our identities are determined by the social environment around us?
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