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ESocialBookworm
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2/11/2016 12:50:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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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.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.
Deep down, we're all dumbassses who act like shittheads

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MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

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P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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2/11/2016 12:59:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 12:57:26 AM, NumberOneGuy wrote:
it is nice to see so much positivity lately

Fuck your optimism.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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NumberOneGuy
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2/11/2016 1:03:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 12:59:27 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/11/2016 12:57:26 AM, NumberOneGuy wrote:
it is nice to see so much positivity lately

Fuck your optimism.

well there it goes lol
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2/11/2016 1:03:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 12:59:27 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/11/2016 12:57:26 AM, NumberOneGuy wrote:
it is nice to see so much positivity lately

Fuck your optimism.

Love you.

@Annie - Love you, too.
Live Long and Prosper

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2/11/2016 1:07:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 12:59:27 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/11/2016 12:57:26 AM, NumberOneGuy wrote:
it is nice to see so much positivity lately

Fuck your optimism.

Gtfo
Omg. Just shut up. -Me
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2/11/2016 1:09:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 1:07:25 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 2/11/2016 12:59:27 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/11/2016 12:57:26 AM, NumberOneGuy wrote:
it is nice to see so much positivity lately

Fuck your optimism.

Gtfo

No.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

-Syd Barrett

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Andromeda_Z
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2/11/2016 3:03:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 1:03:29 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Love so wide and indiscriminate must be terribly diluted.

Diluted love is still more than no love, which is exactly what I expected from the internet. <3
Don't take me too seriously plz, i'm rarely on here sober
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2/11/2016 4:53:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 1:03:29 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Love so wide and indiscriminate must be terribly diluted.
Damn, this is some sharp edged cynicism. I love it.
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2/12/2016 7:29:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/11/2016 4:53:40 AM, Torton wrote:
At 2/11/2016 1:03:29 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Love so wide and indiscriminate must be terribly diluted.
Damn, this is some sharp edged cynicism. I love it.

I don't think it's all that cynical--quite the opposite, actually.

Humans are pretty thoroughly documented to be scope-insensitive, which is to say--the emotional valuation we attach to something has very little to do with how broad the subject is.

One of the most well-known experiments, for instance, has to do with saving oiled-up wildlife (think BP spill)--well, as it turns out, bumping up the number of birds participants were told would be saved by orders of magnitude (think 1,000-10,000-100,000) had a pathetic effect on how much each participant said they could contribute to the relief effort. I don't think the total for saving 100,000 was even $20 more than the total for saving 1,000. The emotional saliency of saving poor, oil-soaked creatures didn't change between quoted figures--only the figures themselves did.

Similar effects have been observed when many people think in terms of political identity. The deaths of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 are always framed as a moral horror and a cause for righteous indignation, but precious little attention is really, truly given to the hundreds of thousands, many of whom were likewise civilians, who have died as a result of the government's decision to seek retribution. Even those who openly advocate for compassion and levelheadedness likely do not viscerally grasp the true terror of the near two decades we've been at this whole "get the terrorists" business. It is again very easy to think of one starving child, or of a family huddling with fright in the corner of their home--but, it is outright impossible for someone to completely empathize with so much suffering all at one time. Not that it's difficult, or something reserved for a precious enlightened few--it is computationally futile for the human brain to emotionally process this much information simultaneously, and anyone who disagrees is (with only the most microscopic expectation of insane counterevidence) a dirty liar.

I don't think that's cynical, though. Not if it's true. What it really means is that, if we want to ensure effective outcomes for things like charity or aid missions, the logistical realities would be much better serviced by a dispassionate AI (or at least a person who's actually interested in optimization) than someone who claims to love all people unconditionally--someone who, for reasons entirely out of their control, can only shoot themselves in the foot when thinking from a strictly empathic point of view about more than a few discrete entities at once.