Originally Posted by clinquant
i hate the world, i think it's a horrible miserable place.
because i have compassion.
honest to ****ing hell, i'd like to know how you can not hate the world if you've got a shred of compassion inside you.
we're destroying the planet. we're destroying our children. we're destroying eachother.
how can you look at a starving child in africa and not be ****ed off and angry that we allow that to happen?
while we sit in front of our ****ing computers snacking on pretzels just cause they're in front of our faces, guzzling beer because we like to get a buzz after our horrible $40,000 a year job sitting in front of another computer all day wishing we were at home snacking on pretzels and guzzling beer.
i think that anyone who hates the world is smart, compassionate, sensitive.
those who don't? - ignorant, self-absorbed, shallow.
is the world beyond hope? beyond saving?
in my most pessimistic moments, i think we are beyond "saving".
and it will be those who feel this disdain for the current state of the world and have hope - those are the people who work to change things.
having been to africa amongst these starving children, and being amazed at the joy and happiness they can still find in their lives, i find this an incredibly ridiculous view. are you saying that you cant take joy in simple things unless everything with the world is perfect?
if so, how about instead of wasting your time on accusing others of being shallow, you open your eyes and go do something about it. if you do, i think you'll find that unlike your view that it is these negative people working to change things, it is in fact people who see beauty in the world like paladin who are working to bring this view to others.
you're surely promoting a tautology trying to bring everyone in the world to perfect happiness, it's never going to happen, as humans we're not that perfect, anyone you bring to your realisation is surely on your view to become as pessimistic as you.