asterroc: (Astro - 2MASS)
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State your worldview in 5 words or less.

People always mean well.

Date: 2009-01-25 03:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-01-25 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a great philosophy to keep in mind when talking online or via email with people. We so often jump to conclusions about what people mean and can easily end up in horrible arguments online. Even if they did mean poorly, isn't it better to treat them well than to continue the argument?

I worry at times that I might be too naive about human nature, but if people really are evil all the time, I'd rather pretend otherwise. Reminds me I need to post the conclusion of My Little Plagiarist.

Date: 2009-01-25 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's why I love how you put it -- it's not that people ARE doing good or right things -- it's just that they think they are...which can lead to all sorts of...yeah.

Date: 2009-01-25 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Same thing with liberals vs. conservatives, for example the abortion battle. Both sides feel they're doing the right thing. It's what makes the fights so bitter.

Date: 2009-01-25 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Carpe diem, bleed it dry.

Date: 2009-01-25 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Big fan of yours.

Fight social injustice with tools.

Date: 2009-01-25 08:06 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
I would really strongly disagree. There have been times when I did things out of cruelty or meanness and did not at all mean well.

Date: 2009-01-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would like to think that most people mean well most of the time. Assuming so makes me happier, and means that I do not need to react defensively when I think someone is attacking me but instead need to reinterpret their words as meaning well but being poorly worded. I know that at times I am wrong, but I would rather be wrong than assume ill of people all the time.

I couldn't put that into 5 words or less though.

Date: 2009-01-25 08:26 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
"People mostly mean well."?

Date: 2009-01-25 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Most of the time, it's the trite but true "same shit, different day."

I lead a boring life though.

Date: 2009-01-27 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can work with it



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