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12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?
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12/19/2015 2:53:14 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

Damn, those are interesting questions. Much of what makes them intriguing is the fact that we rarely ask (or put ourselves in a position to ask) them to ourselves. Instead, we are often encouraged or expected to judge the value of others, especially in relation to our own happiness.

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12/19/2015 3:13:02 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Making people smile is what I like to do. I try my best to brighten other's day irl. I feel all bubbly and giddy with child-like wonder when I make people smile. (Maybe I'm just a crazy, psycho stalker? We'll see :P... JK LOL)

I really want to make the world a better place- however I can. :) I'd like to hope I make people feel better.

Do you care to live your life that way?

Yup.
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12/19/2015 3:13:18 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

What book?
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

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In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
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12/19/2015 3:55:27 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 3:13:18 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:

What book?

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy.
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12/19/2015 3:59:10 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 3:13:02 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Making people smile is what I like to do. I try my best to brighten other's day irl. I feel all bubbly and giddy with child-like wonder when I make people smile. (Maybe I'm just a crazy, psycho stalker? We'll see :P... JK LOL)

Haha aw, I think you're a really sweet person.

I really want to make the world a better place- however I can. :) I'd like to hope I make people feel better.

Same. What really made me think was considering how people might feel when I leave the room.

I feel like we're taught this narrative of everyone being basically a good person, and I know, psychologically, we are biased to think of ourselves as good people. It's interesting to think what evidence do we have in order to ascribe certain traits to ourselves.
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12/19/2015 4:02:32 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

I am the standard of value. No one else exists.

Too solipsistic?
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12/19/2015 4:14:49 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

Sh*t...interesting questions.

Do things get worse or better around me? I mean...I guess that depends on what things we're talking about. I could think of a few situations I've been in where, because I was there, things turned out better than it would've had I not been there. But I also can think of a few situations where the opposite is true.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because I'm alive? I would like to say richer, and I would hope this is true, but I can't really be sure. I know for damn sure that I cause my parents a lot more stress than I really should. I don't know if I can answer this question.

Do I make the world a better place? Probably not rofl. I sit on my a** all day playing video games and talking to random people on the internet about close to nothing important. I'm no Gandhi.

Do people feel better when they leave my company than before they arrived? Another question that I don't really think I'm the right person to ask.

Worst of all, do I care to live my life this way? No. I want to be a better person than I am now, a lot better. But I know it'd take a lot of work to get there, and it's one thing to say "I'm going to do it" and an entirely different thing to actually do it.
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12/19/2015 4:20:20 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?
It depends on the situation.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?
It depends on what they value.

Do you make the world a better place?
I like to think so, but, probably not, given the general public's egocentricism.

When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?
It depends, again, on what they value. But, if it is based on "feelings", probably not.

Do you care to live your life that way?
In what way? A way that I feel should be of value, but is not valued by most? Yes, I do. It may be a lonely life, but I am begrudgingly happy, and I have my sense of worth, dignity, and honor.

I find these questions odd, as they clearly value social interactions, which I do not value them for the sake of valuing them.
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12/19/2015 4:27:40 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

That's largely circumstantial. If someone is on my bad side, things certainly won't be improving for them. But very few people are actually on my bad side.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

I don't think that that's dependent on me at all. Richness of life isn't something that I can give someone; they have to change their own perspective to acquire that.

Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

This I try to do (unless I consider someone an enemy). So many things are better with friends and allies. It is tiring to do so, however, and I need solitude to 'recharge.'

Do you care to live your life that way?

I live it whatever way it is. Life is just life.
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12/19/2015 4:27:41 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:02:32 AM, ShabShoral wrote:

I am the standard of value. No one else exists.

Too solipsistic?

(lol jk I love you)
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12/19/2015 4:28:47 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:14:49 AM, Zaradi wrote:

Sh*t...interesting questions.

Do things get worse or better around me? I mean...I guess that depends on what things we're talking about. I could think of a few situations I've been in where, because I was there, things turned out better than it would've had I not been there. But I also can think of a few situations where the opposite is true.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because I'm alive? I would like to say richer, and I would hope this is true, but I can't really be sure. I know for damn sure that I cause my parents a lot more stress than I really should. I don't know if I can answer this question.

Do I make the world a better place? Probably not rofl. I sit on my a** all day playing video games and talking to random people on the internet about close to nothing important. I'm no Gandhi.

Do people feel better when they leave my company than before they arrived? Another question that I don't really think I'm the right person to ask.

Worst of all, do I care to live my life this way? No. I want to be a better person than I am now, a lot better. But I know it'd take a lot of work to get there, and it's one thing to say "I'm going to do it" and an entirely different thing to actually do it.

Interesting answers!
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12/19/2015 4:29:46 AM
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At 12/19/2015 4:20:20 AM, Khaos_Mage wrote:

I find these questions odd, as they clearly value social interactions, which I do not value them for the sake of valuing them.

What would make a person valuable if not their social interactions? Or do you find it odd to assign a value to a person?
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12/19/2015 4:31:22 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:27:40 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

That's largely circumstantial. If someone is on my bad side, things certainly won't be improving for them. But very few people are actually on my bad side.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

I don't think that that's dependent on me at all. Richness of life isn't something that I can give someone; they have to change their own perspective to acquire that.

You don't believe you can enrich someone's life?

Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

This I try to do (unless I consider someone an enemy). So many things are better with friends and allies. It is tiring to do so, however, and I need solitude to 'recharge.'

Do you care to live your life that way?

I live it whatever way it is. Life is just life.

Interesting answers though, thank you for contributing!
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12/19/2015 4:35:15 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:29:46 AM, lamerde wrote:
At 12/19/2015 4:20:20 AM, Khaos_Mage wrote:

I find these questions odd, as they clearly value social interactions, which I do not value them for the sake of valuing them.

What would make a person valuable if not their social interactions? Or do you find it odd to assign a value to a person?

Their deeds, actions, principles.
Yes, this is done through others, so it is social in that regard, but not the interaction itself.

Who is worth more? The man who everyone wants to be around because he makes them all feel so good about themselves, or the person who nobody wants around, unless they need something, but does what must be done? Let's say, the charismatic moocher or the unfriendly teacher? The agreeable oaf or the condescending industrialist?
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12/19/2015 4:38:28 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:31:22 AM, lamerde wrote:
At 12/19/2015 4:27:40 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

That's largely circumstantial. If someone is on my bad side, things certainly won't be improving for them. But very few people are actually on my bad side.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

I don't think that that's dependent on me at all. Richness of life isn't something that I can give someone; they have to change their own perspective to acquire that.

You don't believe you can enrich someone's life?

Seeing as how Skep's answers are similar to mine, I'm going to answer this as well.
I believe I can enrich someone's life, but only if they believe what I bring to the relationship is enriching.
A thoughtful, caring husband is not enriching the life of a greedy, selfish wife, who only wants money and status.
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12/19/2015 4:45:57 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

Almost always, and with very few exceptions. In my work, in the volunteer work I've done, and in my personal life (not the internet), and on DDO (and the other places I've been on the internet). There are very few exceptions, although the few exceptions tend to be significant ones.

When I was younger and I had less control over the people I associated with, that was less the case. But now, I tend to find myself in leadership positions in almost every group or activity I've become involved in, and now I almost always make a conscious effort to improve others lives, directly and indirectly.

The examples of that are many, and there is an incredibly high amount of people on DDO whom I can attest have led better lives because they associated with me; some people's lives, I'm reasonably confident I not only materially improved, but led them through very difficult times that they might not have gotten through otherwise.

I am not always equally willing to do that to people, but people who I see good qualities in who are going through difficult times are those who I am most likely to reach out too. It is very uncommon that they do not reach back.

The same holds true with when I taught (although I did not have it in me to keep doing that), and when I volunteered my time to causes I was committed to (when I was an undergraduate and while I was teaching after that).

And those relationships that I've built, over the course of my life, are reciprocal; it's the kind of extended social "network" of people who I care about, and whom I know care very much about me.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

That is, after all, the biggest and most important question that any person could answer.

Any person I have ever taken the time to form a substantive relationship (friendship or otherwise) with, I think I can say they were better for it. Any person I have ever been in a romantic relationship with, too, I think even though they have not translated into marriage (which is reasonable, given that I am 24) I think has benefitted from it as well.

Do you make the world a better place?

Many of us, if not the overwhelming majority of all people, make the world a better place in some way or another. I have also not met a person who I could confidently say was entirely devoid of redeeming qualities.

But I can (and do) look at the people whose lives I've influenced (whether it was from volunteering, coaching, mentoring, or working) and in the course of keeping in touch with them, it is a fairly common occurrence to hear things like "I really appreciate [that thing that I did for them] when I needed help." or "I still remember what you said to me, back when we [were doing something important]."

The vast majority of what I do, I do behind the scenes because I don't want people's business getting out. Part of being a friend means keeping people's confidences, and preserving their trust. Trust, after all, is everything. Without it, no relationship of any kind can even exist.

But my goal, in all instances where I have taken the time to do something for someone else, is mostly to do for them what I would have liked for someone to have told me if I was in their situation. Not what I would have liked to hear, but what I needed to know to get to the next place in my life... a better place, but one contingent on the choices I made before.

Doing those small things, as I am able, is what I try to do. It is the sum of those small things that would signify the difference I have made.

When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

That depends on the person, and the setting. I am an aggressively competitive person, and I tend to embrace a "win at all costs" type mentality when I am competing with others, and people who compete against me and lose tend not to like that very much.

But in all contexts other than adversarial or competitive interactions, most people do feel better about themselves for having interacted with me. Whether that's because I am able to almost always see them for what they want to be seen as, and show genuine appreciation for who they are (again, almost everyone has redeeming qualities, and most people try to do the right thing), or because I'm able to see where they are struggling (also, easy to see) and offer some meaningful encouragement... people, in general, leave their interactions with me feeling better than they did when they arrived.

That is because of deliberate effort on my part, because it's the right thing to do.

Do you care to live your life that way?

Do I care? Of course, although there are settings where I don't. The internet is probably the easiest place to slip into "idgaf" mode, especially where I encounter a person who embodies an unfavorable personality trait. So, it depends on the person, and the context. I am human, and we all have our personal failings.

However... there are some "types" of people, though, with whom I generally do not make the deliberate effort I described above. There are certain personality traits that I just do not like, and --due to personal limitations-- I just don't have it in me to be nice to. There aren't many people like that in this world, though. The vast majority of the people I have met, generally, are not people I have had difficulty willing myself to make the effort to get along with.
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12/19/2015 4:46:43 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:31:22 AM, lamerde wrote:
At 12/19/2015 4:27:40 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

That's largely circumstantial. If someone is on my bad side, things certainly won't be improving for them. But very few people are actually on my bad side.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

I don't think that that's dependent on me at all. Richness of life isn't something that I can give someone; they have to change their own perspective to acquire that.

You don't believe you can enrich someone's life?

Not in any truly meaningful way. I may prod someone towards that inner reflection which allows them to come to an important realization about life on their own, but that's about it; they have to take the final steps themselves. I think that anything outside of that is window dressing, and that won't matter if someone has a toxic outlook to begin with. If they already have a healthy outlook on life, then people aren't necessary to enrich their experience of it.
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12/19/2015 5:15:54 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 3:55:27 AM, lamerde wrote:
At 12/19/2015 3:13:18 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:

What book?

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy.

that is....a very interesting title
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12/19/2015 7:26:30 AM
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12/19/2015 7:27:58 AM
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At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

I don't know if I'm valuable. And I doubt I make any difference, positive or negative, on the lives of other people. I haven't made much of an effort to be somebody, so maybe I'm just reaping what I sow.
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12/19/2015 7:57:35 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 7:27:58 AM, SM2 wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

I don't know if I'm valuable. And I doubt I make any difference, positive or negative, on the lives of other people. I haven't made much of an effort to be somebody, so maybe I'm just reaping what I sow.

Try not to be so hard on yourself. We can never know the impact we have on other people.
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12/19/2015 8:00:06 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 7:57:35 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 12/19/2015 7:27:58 AM, SM2 wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

I don't know if I'm valuable. And I doubt I make any difference, positive or negative, on the lives of other people. I haven't made much of an effort to be somebody, so maybe I'm just reaping what I sow.

Try not to be so hard on yourself. We can never know the impact we have on other people.

I've contributed nothing to this world. If I disappeared, the world would be none the poorer for it.
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12/19/2015 3:42:13 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Do you care to live your life that way?

You haven't answered these yourself yet =)
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12/19/2015 3:42:43 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 3:13:02 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you? Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive? Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

Making people smile is what I like to do. I try my best to brighten other's day irl. I feel all bubbly and giddy with child-like wonder when I make people smile. (Maybe I'm just a crazy, psycho stalker? We'll see :P... JK LOL)

I really want to make the world a better place- however I can. :) I'd like to hope I make people feel better.

Do you care to live your life that way?

Yup.

Mission accomplished. You are a great member and a joy to talk to.
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12/19/2015 9:43:48 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
In the great scheme of things~~not particularly, as I'm merely an individual out of billions of other individuals.

However, I think most people have some form of 'value' to relatives, etc. As for purpose...I just want to ensure a future with money.

I do wish they could keep all of my relatives alive for a very long time though, as I don't really want to create or get acquainted with new ones.
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12/19/2015 11:28:23 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 4:27:40 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
I saw these questions in a book and thought they were interesting.

Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

That's largely circumstantial. If someone is on my bad side, things certainly won't be improving for them. But very few people are actually on my bad side.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

I don't think that that's dependent on me at all. Richness of life isn't something that I can give someone; they have to change their own perspective to acquire that.

Do you make the world a better place? When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

This I try to do (unless I consider someone an enemy). So many things are better with friends and allies. It is tiring to do so, however, and I need solitude to 'recharge.'

Do you care to live your life that way?

I live it whatever way it is. Life is just life.
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12/19/2015 11:49:04 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

Depends on who you ask.

My family would probably say worse. I don't think anyone else really notices me.

Are others' lives poorer or richer because you are alive?

See above.

Do you make the world a better place?

No.

When people leave your company do they feel better than before you arrived?

For most non-family, they are probably indifferent.

Do you care to live your life that way?

I don't know what that means.

If that asks if I like the way most of my relationships are - no.

For all I care, my family could die tomorrow and I'd be mentally better off. But for most people, I'm pretty useless, and I'm not sure if that's changing. People tend to see me as a smart, but also for many as a sometimes or always unlikable person - whether it be because I'm too abrasive, I'm too sensitive, or other reasons I don't yet know.

The point is - I'm nothing special, I'm just an alienated 14 year old that not too many people really think much about.
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12/19/2015 11:59:09 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 11:49:04 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/19/2015 2:48:20 AM, lamerde wrote:
Do things get worse or do they improve around you?

Depends on who you ask.

My family would probably say worse. I don't think anyone else really notices me.

Sounds like they're missing out. You're a cool member and I enjoy reading your posts. I especially like your self-confidence when dealing with other members. You may not see your self-worth, but you make my day better when I see your posts.
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12/19/2015 11:59:56 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/19/2015 9:43:48 PM, Emilrose wrote:
In the great scheme of things~~not particularly, as I'm merely an individual out of billions of other individuals.

However, I think most people have some form of 'value' to relatives, etc. As for purpose...I just want to ensure a future with money.

Preach!
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