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What makes a person good?

Posted By: 480ute
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 09:46 am

I'd say that a good person cares about others. I don't see that as the norm. Ultimately, very few people are willing to stick their neck on the line for others. We talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, our own individual lives are far more important than anybody or anything else.

We have entire political ideologies that push aside long term interests for short term gains, future generations be damned. We have a huge chunk of people here that believe we are superior to anybody outside imaginary lines we drew on a map. We have growing segments that are all about inclusion, unless you don't agree with their political ideas, in which case you're deemed a piece of $#!+. Even at most churches I've attended, empathy and giving often flew out the window when people's own lives were disrupted.

Often times, shaming others, which is really just appealing to one's self interests, is the only way to make people do good deeds. I think most people desire to be good, and often try, but I'm not convinced that we're inherently good enough to thwart major threats to other groups outside of our own. And, I'm as much a part of the problem as anybody. Sorry to be a downer. I am slightly more optimistic about the game tomorrow though.

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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Dacau (long)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 09:12 am [ID# 1929497] [reply]
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480ute icon NEW: What makes a person good?
480ute - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 09:46 am [ID# 1929500] [reply]
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Red Don icon NEW: Sociopaths are uncaring and unfeeling towards others and have no regard towards the consequences of their actions and words.
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 10:52 am [ID# 1929513] [reply]
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o NEW: Excellent post. Well done. My hope is that the "good" people will present a United front against the hate and racism that Trump has brought to the forefront. The hate and racism has always existed
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 09:53 am [ID# 1929502] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: The first step is to control the press..... (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 10:13 am [ID# 1929507] [reply]
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Red Don icon NEW: And then select a minority and blame all of society's problems on them.
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 10:58 am [ID# 1929515] [reply]
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o NEW: One thing that can lead a country to facism are citizens who continue to hold to beliefs that both sides are the same instead of recognizing the facists for who they really are. (nm)
P-Worm - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 10:58 am [ID# 1929516] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: One thing that can lead a country to facism are citizens who continue to hold to beliefs that both sides are the same instead of recognizing the facists for who they really are. (short)
Ute_reprobate - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 11:42 am [ID# 1929521] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: I really got you wound up with that, didn't I? Actually, the inability to recognize the issues that are part of your tribe can contribute to fascism.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 01:27 pm [ID# 1929538] [reply]
UtahFanSir icon NEW: Some folks on this forum have scoffed at the notion that Trump is moving this country towards the kind of control that characterized Nazi Germany.
UtahFanSir - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 01:12 pm [ID# 1929537] [reply]
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o NEW: Great post.
UteBrave - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 02:01 pm [ID# 1929544] [reply]
o NEW: Nazi death camps..........!!!???
ocgreg - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 02:11 pm [ID# 1929547] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: You say that as if it sounds silly. The idea of putting a wall along the southern border is a silly idea, yet here we are..... (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 02:55 pm [ID# 1929552] [reply]
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480ute icon NEW: So is barring people of certain religions from entering the country.
480ute - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 04:22 pm [ID# 1929565] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Are you saying Dacau didn't happen? I'm confused why you'd be opposed to what I wrote, it is just history.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 9 November 2018, at 04:35 pm [ID# 1929566] [reply]
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