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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    People concerned with "loyalty" and "getting each others' backs" makes me really suspicious.

    Like, you know you do dumb shit and ask stupid favors.
    i just wanted ice cream, not to date but i don't see how ice cream is stupid
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    People are sometimes too serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    How many drug dealers/meth heads/ex cons does your day bring into your lives?

    I get the feeling you do not meet the requisites to appreciate my angle
    That's an excellent point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    How many drug dealers/meth heads/ex cons does your day bring into your lives?

    I get the feeling you do not meet the requisites to appreciate my angle
    If you reread what I wrote, you'll see that I was agreeing with you and expanding your point. The "drug dealers/meth heads/ex cons" aren't about to give their loyalty or otherwise "got the back" of someone else. No, they want the benefits of such social arrangements without the commensurate responsibility. A similar theme is that such people will often take offense at being "disrespected", but never actually respect anyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau View Post
    If you reread what I wrote, you'll see that I was agreeing with you and expanding your point. The "drug dealers/meth heads/ex cons" aren't about to give their loyalty or otherwise "got the back" of someone else. No, they want the benefits of such social arrangements without the commensurate responsibility. A similar theme is that such people will often take offense at being "disrespected", but never actually respect anyone else.
    Oh no... I think the vitrol of the internet has gotten to me. I came to a way different conclusion, lol.

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    sorry but switching tenses does not mean someone is lying online. i don't always pay attention to tense so it can be from carelessness I'd be more suspicious of the person trying to stay in the correct tense over all of their posts. ugh i'm suspicious of people and i was trying to figure out tips on how to figure it out but most of the advice really doesn't make sense. like the writers pulled something out of thin air. only good advice is skyping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    Oh no... I think the vitrol of the internet has gotten to me. I came to a way different conclusion, lol.

    Yes. You know meth heads well.
    It's all good.

    No, I fortunately DON'T know any meth heads, but these kinds of general behaviors manifest in all levels of society. In the middle/upper class, such attitudes need some sort of social mask such as a narcissist might provide, e.g., plenty of charm to hide the fact that they have no moral backbone whatsoever. Think in terms of the "used car salesman" stereotype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau View Post
    It's all good.

    No, I fortunately DON'T know any meth heads, but these kinds of general behaviors manifest in all levels of society. In the middle/upper class, such attitudes need some sort of social mask such as a narcissist might provide, e.g., plenty of charm to hide the fact that they have no moral backbone whatsoever. Think in terms of the "used car salesman" stereotype.
    Or they might wear a mask because it will help them do the right thing more effectively.

    If it's a way to do good without having to sacrifice yourself, why not do it? What is the value in martyrdom? Where is it written that you have to suffer to suffer in order to accomplish positive change?
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    They made me care, and now I'm working hard and enjoying it, this sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Or they might wear a mask because it will help them do the right thing more effectively.

    If it's a way to do good without having to sacrifice yourself, why not do it?
    There are many valid social masks. We couldn't function without them. Being 100% honest all the time with strangers would be annoying and useless. When someone asks, "How are you?" it's perfectly OK to say "Fine" even if you're feeling kind of miserable.

    What I'm saying is that while it might seem like "meth head ethics" don't exist in the more affluent parts of society, it's really that they're just less obvious. If they obviously acted like meth heads, they wouldn't be able to maintain their affluence. The mask in this case is kind of a coping mechanism, allowing them to be "functional".
    An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.

    A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
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