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03-26-2010, 01:49 AM

I’d like to say I have faith in humanity, but it really depends on how you want to use the term.

Do I have faith that humans as a whole will work together in their own individual way to overcome ailments that are plaguing the world today? If truly pressed, then sure…why not?

Will I go out and trust random individuals because they are a part of the human race? That’s probably not the smartest thing to do.

I think you can maintain a faith in humanity as long as you have conditioned yourself to invest your faith in those that deserve it… if that even makes sense. But anyways, yes! Those who have lost faith in humanity are probably those who invest/focus heavily on people who betray that trust.
Sit back, observe, calculate AND THEN invest... in other words, individuals should always focus on making themselves good judges of character...I'm sure the disappointments will drastically decrease that way.
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03-26-2010, 03:24 AM

Do I have faith in humanity? no can't say I do, for centuries man has done nothing but kill other humans for power and wealth, selfishness is the only thing that matters. The same attitude exist even more so today. You would think man would look at its past and learn from its mistake but you can see that nothing has really change except advances in technology that can be use to kill more people at will. Yes, not all people all people are like this but in the end majority rules over the minority. Not to sounds negative in the least, but when history keeps repeating itself that lets me know, that they did not learn in the past, and most likely wont learn in the future.
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03-26-2010, 03:29 AM

Eh, somewhat. Then again I dont expect much from people.

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03-26-2010, 08:46 AM

Originally Posted by xYinniex View Post
....so your friends aren't nice, honest decent people? :/
I know that sounds strange...like why would i be friends with them?
Well unfortunately i can only count 2 people i know as true friends. 3 if you count my girlfriend who i live with.

However, i do occasionally socialise with other people. These are people i have known growing up although when it comes down to it i have little or nothing in common with them so i do not truly count them as my 'friends'. But you can still sometimes have a fun time with people who you are not close to.

Hope that makes more sense.

It's funny because i've always been popular in that i never have a shortage of people wanting to be my friends...but i think i've always expected too much of people and so maybe think of myself a little highly. At least that's how it would seem to others.

For example, i was on a night out with 8 people and 1 person went missing. Everyone apart from me and my friend just went home!!! But we searched for him. We couldn't find him anywhere so we got a taxi home and i went and woke his parents up at 2am. I told them to take the car and look for him. They found him passed out and as he had been spiked and tried to walk home. It was freezing and hospital said if he wasn't found he could have died. (it happened to someone else i knew...).
His parents thanked me etc and asked if there was anything they could do to repay me...but i just sai why, i'm his friend..isn't that what friends do?

So there you go. There is just 1 of many experiences i have of human nature, and a lost a lot of faith in people as these things happened. Baring in mind some of the people who went home and left him had been his 'friends' (and i use that loosly now) since we were children.

@pocketmepink - i agree. But that's jsut it, it's such a shame more people do not develop this. I mean how hard is it really? To me all it takes is to want it. Why do so many people settle for the mundane? The same old stuff day by day? Don't people ever sit and thing, maybe there is something more out there.
I don't understand how people can be content to grow old while repeating the same interests and activities year after year. It just seems like a waste, considering all those people who don't have the money to do the things they want...so many people with the money don't have the inclination to experience things!!!
I don't know, it just doesn't comprehend with my brain because i guess i'm totally the opposite. Unfrotunately in a few years i might hit that barrier that is 'kids'. So things might change...i'd like kids with my partner and she would like them with me. But i'm going to come to a big crossroads soon where i have to decide between continuing my world travel, or settling down with children. Either 1 could lead to many regrets so i'm a bit apprehensive about that...but that's my problem! haha
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03-26-2010, 09:34 AM

There is some good posts in this thread, thanks guys, i need some enlightment.



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03-26-2010, 09:58 AM

Humanity is an extension of yourself. If you have faith in yourself, then, by extension you have faith in humanity. If you don't, then obviously the opposite is true.

The measure of humanity, it's good and bad points, is made up partly of our own actions. If you are selfish, careless, or simply bad, then humanity at large is worse off. If you generous, honest, and do what you can to help, then you make the world a measurably better place. Good begets good, as bad begets bad.

As Bacon said: "It is heaven upon earth when men's minds move in charity, rest in providence, and rotate upon the poles of truth". Those who's minds are selfish, faithless, and dishonest make the world a living hell.
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03-26-2010, 10:21 AM

"Humans have great potential" either in war or in survival.
so the answer is yes, we have the ability to do anything if we get together.
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03-26-2010, 10:51 AM

LMAO i never lost my faith in humanity because i never had it to begin with! My outlook is this - take care of your own and F*** everybody else.

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03-27-2010, 03:03 AM

I believe in carrots and sticks.
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not as a whole - 04-01-2010, 01:24 PM

People are idiots when they amass together.
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