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Pony, pls - Terrible Roommates Pony_PuristCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42082882

It's time for an /oat/-tier thread from Pony_Purist.

Let's arbitrarily complain about our terrible roommates here because we're too emotionally immature to have an ongoing conversation with our roommates about the issues we're having with them - we are, however, intelligent enough to be aware of that social deficit, yet ironically unable to do anything about it as evidenced by our actions - even though all of this runs contrary to our hope and resolve that everything will work out for the best.

I think that fully expresses how I feel about the matter.

So Terrible Roommate #1 is currently continuing to break her contract with me to not watch TV without headphones, due to a questionable affliction which is supposedly preventing her from doing so (even though she was fine last time she got the same affliction.) She hasn't said a word to me about it (I heard her excuses second-hoof), and I'm too afraid to say anything to her about it because she's quick to anger and completely irrational.

Terrible Roommate #2 has been hacking their lungs out non-stop for the past 24 hours, creating quite an annoyance, due to a self-inflicted injury (smoking weed) which I have little sympathy for due to the fact that it is self-inflicted and other weed-consumption options are available. They even boasted about the hacking out of their lungs, much like a college student would brag about getting "so drunk" last nite. Pony, pls...

...Pls... just stop. pls...

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Does a brother count?

My brother constantly:

>gets high and acts annoying and stupid because that's basically what getting high makes people do

>plays obnoxious videos of people yelling on his phone while playing Xbox loudly at the same time
>intentionally startles me when he walks into the room by making weird loud noises
>talks to me when I am clearly listening to music with headphones and gets mad if I don't answer
>does this stupid thing where he flips me off slowly as he leaves the room I'm in
>ate all the browines my mom cooked in like one night--and there were a lot
>blares really shitty pop music on a massive speaker/radio he has in his room
>smells really really bad (hasn't done laundry OR showered since he got home from college, which was about a week ago)

I could probably list like 20 more things he does that annoy me just in the last few days

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>>42082888

wao. and i thought my brother was bad...

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>>42082882
Do chanmates count?

Figuratively speaking, i picked a fight with my brother then yelled at my dad now theres a new rule that if i talk to or even refer to my brother (including apologizing) then we'll both be thrown out of the house forever.

Now half the family hates me and i'm autistic so there's no way i can prevent accidentally saying hi to my brother so it looks like i hafta run away from home and not come back so i'm not responsible for someone else getting thrown out. I'm gonna miss a lot of the family members i'll leave behind but i'm stuck.

Irl my landlord's still trying to evict me and theres a tough hearing next week that if i lose will get me put into the street for real so its a fucked up time to be getting in trouble at my online hangouts.

Wanna run away with me and live in a tent in the woods together?

Hugz!

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>>42082919

wao! that is bad ~ (saw everything on ponyville) - a lot of ponies don't seem to like you very much :c

it amazes me how emotionally invested people get in other people's internet drama...

irl, tho, i thought you were moving next to your gf soon =o

>Wanna run away with me and live in a tent in the woods together?


i would go camping with a lost pony!

*hugz*

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>>42082920
Well we've managed to save her house purchase, i got on the fone with the lender and got the repairs needed reduced, her extra money came in and we put a contractor on the repair. Better, the tenants notice to move out already happened! So unless we have to evict him, we'll have the house before the end of the month.

Haha readin up on my misbehavior hmmmmm good. Its nothing to worry about. Might even work it out for the better.


Oooh camping with my pony purist. I will definitely welcome that!

Im glad youre keeping some amusement between your situation and needing help getting rid of the bodies. Keep safe!

Edit: forgot the hugzz!
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>>42082922

sounds like it's figured out then!

>Haha readin up on my misbehavior hmmmmm good


eeyup. learned all sorts of terrible things about u, lol

>Oooh camping with my pony purist.


o-oh my! *blushes* wat's gonna happen!?

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>>42082882

Update:

TR#1 continues to expose everyone in the apartment to the most asinine content they can find in a futile effort to avoid addressing their deep-seated mental issues, while simultaneously exasperating everyone else's.

TR#2 continues their perpetual self-induced hacking all over the place. They appear to be slowly merging with their computer and technology, as evidenced by their increasing lack of concern for covering their mouth when they cough, choosing instead to spray their potentially infectious cough droplets in a near 360-degree radius all around them, perhaps in a primitive effort to "mark" their territory -- among other evidenced actions. It is only a matter of time before all social etiquette is forgone and I get marked. Subject is becoming indistinguishable from the content they ingest.

The sink is filled up again - never knew what function that served, other than to fill up the sink and make it inaccessible, since no one has ever regularly washed the dishes. And so the sink is inaccessible and is expected to remain as such for several days.

I have chosen to remove and load the dishes in the sink into the dishwasher.
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>>42082924
>learned terrible things about a lost pony

One or two of them were actually true, too! (I might be just a little too popular over there)

>>42082924
>what's gonna happen

Pony stuff.
*rubs hoofs evilly

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Now I wonder what Losty tastes like...

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>>42083023
Stop playing with your food.

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>>42082882

Update:

After a blessed few hours of silence in which TR#1 initiated a ceasefire for the sake of another roommate's sleep, her reign of inane Youtube videos continued immediately after his awakening. I am still waiting to receive word from her regarding her violation of the contract.

TR#2's perpetual hacking has moderately reduced as of this morning, but their open-mouth chewing continues. *Munch, smunch, sqlurg, plurg, mlurg, blip, sip, mrhhglurm, splerm, mchlrop*!! ~

Somepony get me out of here...

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You figure out that toilet paper thing yet

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>>42083328

Yeah - I was told second-hoof to buy my own. Additionally, the toilet paper is now stored in that pony's room, due to him apparently not trusting me enough to not use it .-. Nopony here knows how to communicate with each other.

I also finally caved 2 peer pressure and decided 2 try flushing, which while it works, has the disadvantage of not being able to inspect yourself for health problems...

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>>42083329
If you come to live with me toilet paper is free refills, and i'll uh, ehem provide regular health inspections.

Ever thought about California? Will be moving to Central Valley in a couple of months, i'll have possession of half the property in exchange for helping build it out, we're gonna have a big solarium with my flock of parakeets loose in it, also i'll build in-ground hot tub in there and nice waterfall/fountain/pond deal, the house (hers) will have rooftop garden and i'll have my own separate trailer, both trailer and house having entrances both into the solarium and separate outside.

I'm allowed to have all the pets i want, a extra pony should be ok...

Edit: also living in current little trailer with holding tank i always use little lidded trash can for tp, never flush. Ever since that time i had to snake out the tank, haha.
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>>42083330

heh - 18 hours in the opposite direction (y is nopony near where i live :c)... sounds nice, but i think i need 2 establish myself a bit more b4 i do nymoar crazy adventures...

yush - trash is superior ~

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>>42083331
Pfft denver is quick hop flight away, so's ohio.

Gimme some time to setup, i'll come to you.
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>>42083354

that would be awesome if you could come to trotcon or maybe even bronycon =3 is always fun 2 make new friends OwO

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>>42083355
If i hafta rob a bank and strip a ponysuiter naked by force, i comin in ponysuit to at least one of those just for u.

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>>42083369

kek

trotcon is an especially gr8 con simply because it's a 24-hour con and lots of lewd ponies come there to do lewd things!

there are all sorts of lewd pony panels there after dark :3

it is truly the lewdest con i have been 2 - and that's out of bronycon, ciderfest, whinny city, and the one that used 2 b in colorado. is top lewd =P
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>>42083371

not that im particularly interested in any kind of lewdness anymore - it's just that it was kind of nice 2 b surrounded by fellow lewd ponies irl for once

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>>42083371
This is a strong recommendation, for what i like.

>>42083373
You dont hafta lewd me on our first date. But if you get swept up in the moment, i wont turn you away either.

; )

(how bout accommodations? Hotels get filled up or will i still be able to find something without spending a hoof and a hindquarter?)

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>>42083383

>This is a strong recommendation, for what i like.


kek. there is an artist's alley after dark that is full of lewd pony porn. everypony there always seems so excited (i wonder y) ~

>You dont hafta lewd me on our first date. But if you get swept up in the moment, i wont turn you away either.


ok mr. duke of weaseltown

>(how bout accommodations? Hotels get filled up or will i still be able to find something without spending a hoof and a hindquarter?)


was just thinking about how many nights to get... 4 is obviously the best, so u can sleep before and after the con, but 2 is all that's strictly necessary... for bronycon, since it's a 4-day con this year, the numbers would b 5 and 3, with 2 cutting quite a bit into valuable con time... will probably just reserve the least number for now, so i don't have 2 worry 2 much about $...

pic related: it's u
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>>42083384
>weaseltown

(but...whatever do you mean?)
*innocently

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>>42083391

wao. u r a weasel.

Update:

Captain's Log: 4:29 A.M.: I was abruptly awoken by TR#2's self-induced smoker's cough (by recent previous weed-smoking) hacking. It has continued nearly unabated for the past fifteen minutes with little sign of stopping. Having no other truly viable place to sleep but the closet in my room at the moment (the room I allowed TR#2 to use to sleep), I am being held hostage here on my computer in the living area until it stops. It is possible that TR#2 isn't even aware that they have awoken me, and it it doubtful I will receive any sort of apology. I find it difficult to withdraw my natural empathy for a coughing pony, arousing a strong irritation in me due to the self-inflicted nature of the cough plus my lack of ability to sleep, and I am sleepy and cold... with little food and water. The signal fire has gone out.

Captain's Log: 4:44 A.M.: Still stranded - it is still cold.
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a losty horsey !piNKiEPie.Country code: ponies-derpy.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42083435

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>>42083435

heh. im just having fun with it at this point... alone. starting to realize that maybe i never minded being alone and that the only reason i ever wanted friends to begin with was because everyone else had friends and i was just afraid of not having them because everyone else thought it was weird... so i went on this wild tangent to try to become more sociable when in reality, i was perfectly comfortable being alone...

ofc it would b nice 2 have friends, but i don't think i require them like some ponies seem to... not to say i don't want to participate in society, though...

the cold never bothered me, anyway, maybe?

...maybe

*hugs*

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I share this room with no one.

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>>42083439

lucky u

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>>42083438
I know what you mean.

*hugs

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If family counts

>Got new pet after the last one started giving me allergic reactions

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Update:

I could give you an update on the status of my bad roommates and how TR#2's open-mouth chewing noises are about twice as loud now as they were at the time of my last post and how this reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/4mq2ov/people_who_chew_with_their_mouths_open_have/ describes perfectly how I feel about the whole chewing situation, but I think we all know how it's going - the same.

Anyhoof,

I guess there's not much else left to say...

I thought I might make friends with the ponies here, but I didn't.

And if my ears weren't currently being held captive by the above sound-patterns, I might be able to concentrate a bit more to say more, but I digress.

It's just a rather weird thing because even after I got here, I still did most of my talking on the internet.

OK. I definitely can't concentrate.

*munch mlip brip slurp klrurp mchie crunch munch blsrur swrirll mrrumn xchrmk smack smack snch! coshurrallhhmnnk snhhlrrkch!1 snlrhhc! snlrcchh...* ...

>>42083470

I guess I'm gonna be out of here soon. I'll keep you updated :3

>>42083471

They count - *slummncuhhh!* - give me a moment to re-focus - Uhmmm... yeah.. they count but they're uh... it's a bit more complicated with them, I guess? I just can't believe I'm having such simple problems with other adult roommates. I never should have been anything other than a simple engineer with simple engineer friends, because the standards I naively assumed every pony had - is definitely not the reality I live in. I guess I took a lot for granted.

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>>42083553
>took a lot for granted

Eeeeyup. I feel ya dog. I mean pony.

Please be safe.

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so apparently this is a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misophonia

>>42083560

yeah

i guess i just don't belong here. no one here does anything together - not even on a superficial basis, aside from living together (we don't even eat together). there is more negativity and thinly-veiled suffering that i care to be around anymore, im basically invisible to TR#1 (week 3 begins and still no word on y she isn't wearing headphones - guess she just thought to herself 'lol - pony_purist - wat a doormat. as long as pony_purist doesn't get angry enough to say anything to me (which he's obviously too afraid to do), im just going to keep annoying the shit out him until he does. he might never even say anything, lol. either way, win-win - o wait - just 'win' - for me!' (even if subconsciously.) she's also subtly manipulative in a way that is so subtle that it may even be a subconscious result of her anxiety (for example, asking the other roommate if he approves of what she is watching to feel better about violating her contract with me not to watch anything), there is little prospect of me making friends with anyone here in my current mental state, no one here seems interested in making more friends, and thanks to a year of worrying about the content of the tv and being bombarded with all this random internet content while having my needs ignored by everyone, im mentally strung-out.

ofc those are the negatives. there were certainly positives - otherwise i wouldn't have stayed this long. it's only recently that the entirety of the situation has turned negative. regardless, i have learned a lot.

i guess i will b leaving this thursday. it's going to be great to have freedom again and to not be exposed to all of this chaos anymore. im planning on quickly getting a job, limiting internet activity, joining friendly pony groups, preparing for an edumacation 4 2 do a mechanical engineering, mebbeh even joining a unitarian universalist church, and other such improvements...

PsychGoth - Spirit of Fire (ft. Nowacking & Mysterious Bronie)
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>>42083629
how often do you schedule roommate sit downs?

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>>42083632

never, really

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>>42083633
hmm, how often do any of you roommates schedule sit downs?

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>>42083629
>joining friendly pony groups

Make sure you tell me where so I can crash the party!

>Thursday

Hope it goes well!

>edumacation

Das theonly way to afford your own place, be the captain of your own ship, control the home front.

Let me know when you are rich enuf to have your own place, maybe you want a pet lost pony to tie up and spank and stuff.

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>>42083638

there was this one time when TR#1 got so stressed about a new roommate (TR#2) that they were spending time away from the apartment and wanted TR#2 gone, so a meeting was called by TR#1's friend-roommate (R#3) to talk about it.

the result wasn't particularly satisfactory for anyone. R#4 was forced into the position of agreeing to (eventually - within 2 years) upgrade the apartment to a duplex so that TR#1 and TR#2 would never have to see or speak to each other ever again. This did little to address the immediate situation while also putting extra financial (and peer) pressure on R#4, as well as another reason for TR#1 and TR#2 to complain to R#4 if he seemed to be taking too long to upgrade.

then there was this other time that a meeting was called to discuss chores and organizing the apartment, but no time was set for the meeting and everyone was in a bad mood, and i kind of yelled and the meeting fell apart. this was weeks ago and no one has talked about having another meeting about chores since.

there might have been one or two other meetings called by R#3 for TR#1 but i don't really remember what they were about - it was basically just reiterating wat was discussed in the chat that i am not a part of.

yeah...

>>42083645

>Make sure you tell me where so I can crash the party!


wao ok, lol

>Hope it goes well!


thx

>Das theonly way to afford your own place, be the captain of your own ship, control the home front.


Let me know when you are rich enuf to have your own place, maybe you want a pet lost pony to tie up and spank and stuff.

wao, maybe! lol. you would have to compete for that spot, though! don't expect me to go easy on you just because ive seen you in chat before ~

Find a Pet Song - May the Best Pet Win [Audio Fixed + Lyrics + Download]

--

also after listening to TR#2's communist rhetoric every day for the last four months, i think i may actually be more capitalist. is it possible that i am merely a contrarian? *ponders to self*
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>>42083649
Nopony can out-compete Tank.
*brings cake

>Marxism et al

I dunno bout capitalism in the big picture but, I don't like the idea of a society where I can't own my own horse dildo. Not that I mind sharing it with the right person, but still. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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>>42083651

:cake:

>>42083651

good point

im actually a supporter of the venus project - a very optimistic view of the potential of society. communists are just way too angry at society for my liking, have no real solutions to society's problems, and are too edgy 4 me. communists think that taking over the means of production is going to help everypony by making resources more available to everyone, but if my real-world experience in an apartment with socialist leanings is any evidence, society is definitely not ready for something like that (and my time here included interaction with an actual communist who was unable to help anyone), and everyone would likely end up miserable. for communism to work, everyone has to have a societal perspective - not merely violently overthrow a segment of society (perhaps (ironically) the only segment of society who has that societal perspective, even if they are misusing it) (see cutiemark crusader cutie mark episode for more details on this theory). https://www.thevenusproject.com/faq/how-does-the-venus-project-compare-with-communism/
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>>42083656
Yes, a lost pony remembers you like Venus Project.

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>>42083714

wao! u remember a lot! :3

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A lost Pony eat member berries.

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>>42083717

wao!

>>42083745

but his vision lives on!

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>>42083790
>Jacques' vision

How do we replace the existing system with the new one (considering the resistance against it) and how, once established, do we deal with the odd sociopathic (non-gain-based) criminal and that sort of thing?

caresses you...

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>>42083817

>How do we replace the existing system with the new one (considering the resistance against it)


ezpz - just go with the flow. b the vision & the system will gravitate around u ~

>how, once established, do we deal with the odd sociopathic (non-gain-based) criminal and that sort of thing?


non-gain-based criminals will b virtually non-existent, even if they are sociopaths. if the system doesn't reward that type of behavior, then they will just float around and cause no harm. the few criminals there are would simply be removed from the larger society and treated for mental health issues and if they are particularly difficult, will be moved to an isolated place to live separate from larger society, but which will still b a very nice place to live ~

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>>42083840
And we still can have all the personal property we want right? Its just valueless due to abundance so no one steals it yes?

Who's gonna make all the pony fursuits tho? There's a direct barter system or?

When Jacques explains it i never quite catch all those sorts of details.

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>>42083846

hm.. basically, everything is automated, so if u need something, u can get it... so u should b able 2 get a fursuit... if u want a hand-crafted fursuit, tho, i think that there would b less value placed by society on materialist items, so i don't think a lot of ponies would care to have them... but if making them is ur hobby, that brings up the question of what system would allow hobbyists to exchange goods with each other. idk - maybe there would b some kind of monetary system within the larger system for such unique items...

but yee, no one would steal it because the culture of greed wouldn't exist - they could just order their own fursuit and have it produce by machines, and if they really wanted a specialty fursuit i guess they could learn to do it themselves or there would b some kind of monetary system within the larger system... thinking a barter system wouldn't really make sense, since money is so much more efficent. the important thing is the culture would b totally different.

:3

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>>42083851
Its very attractive but what about laziness and boredom?

What about hoarding? Gluttony?

There has to be some kind of pressure/reward system to keep us excited and engaged, but such a thing beyond our current stunted perspective is also beyond my imagination. What would it actually look like? Got any clue?

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>>42083853

laziness and boredom only exist within the current societal structure as a reaction to either being compelled to do something (laziness) or as a reaction to not being challenged enough (boredom)... neither of these would exist on a broad scale in a resource-based economy because a) no one is compelled to do anything, and b) ur natural curiosity will guide u 2 study & do watever u want...

hoarding is a result of being afraid of scarcity, so that can b resolved by producing abundance... gluttony again is a result of a fear of not having enough, and so will be resolved with abundance (of resources, of education, etc...)

there doesn't have to be any pressure/reward system because curiosity and discovery and adventure produce their own rewards. modern systems exist not to cultivate these natural drives, but to prevent specific things from going wrong. a resource-based economy is revolutionary because of the great faith it puts in humanity to be their best selves - and it provides the technological structure and abundance for us to be able to do it.
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>>42083945
I'd love to know how this squares with feeling that collective empathy can be increased and that this would greatly help things.

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>>42083961
I don't really understand what you're asking me.

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>>42083961
Altruism is just societal selfishness.

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>>42083965
You've sometimes given positions on different issues which seem to contradict one another, on some level. In this case, a simultaneously monstrous and trusting view of humanity.

>>42083975
If you want my personal view to critique, it's when emotions and sensations are 'contagious', both enabling and causing oneself to viscerally feel another's benefit as their own.

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>>42083983
They only contradict when looked at on a surface level.

The primary issue is the individual capacity of a human being. See, when humans work on an individual level, they show more empathy than when they work on a large scale. This is why the "One death is a tragedy, a thousand is a statistic" thing holds true. Human capacity to handle things in a large scale is not actually that good, and the larger in scale you go, the more stretched thin the brain gets in trying to dealing with it. So energy is removed from things that don't really help further the goal of the project, such as empathy because the human brain simply CANNOT care about that much at once. It's incapable. This is why small communities seem so much more friendly and social than sprawling cities. The bigger of a thing a human being is exposed to, the less attention and thought is given to each part of it.

So in a sense, humans are willing to work together and do the right thing, up to a point, in which case their capacity for empathy is stretched so thin that it no longer functions. This is why once you get on the level of managing entire countries, you will find little to no empathy from the same people who will care immensely about the smaller communities they belong to.

If you don't think this is the case, here's a thought experiment. Let's say a plane crashes and someone you care about dies on it. Consider how much you would care about that and how much it would effect you. Now imagine trying to have THAT much empathy for every single one of the 750 other people that died in that crash. Could you do it? Can you even imagine trying to do it?
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>>42083992

empathy isn't a requirement for ethical behavior. the only requirement is treating everything that happens around you and every concept that passes through your mind as yourself - treating it with care and respect... u don't have to have an empathy chemical reaction 750x greater for the 750 people - u just have to have the regular reaction, except for the concept of 750 or "x" number of people :3

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>>42084015
Careful, Jesus was nailed to a cross for that kinda talk.

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>>42084015
>the only requirement is treating everything that happens around you and every concept that passes through your mind as yourself - treating it with care and respect...

That is literally the definition of empathy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy

"Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position."

I'm not even being sarcastic. That is literally the definition.
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>>42084029
I have no empathy for over-reliance on Wikipedia

Merriam-Webster says:

Definition of empathy
1
: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner
also : the capacity for this

2
: the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it

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that #2 definition seems pretty confusing tho.

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>>42084096
"That definition came from the wrong source even though I'm about to tell you the exact same thing."

<_<

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>>42084029
I don't necessarily mean empathy (although it might help). I simply mean being fully aware of how you feel about something while simultaneously being aware of its temporal nature, a realization which naturally gives rise to care and respect - egoic empathy not required, though useful

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>>42084119
The definitions are substantially different.


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