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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    :yes: sure you're not.
    gdgd
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    im not psychopathic at all
    So what, there isnt anything wrong with you at all? You are tip top of everything, maybe everyONE ?
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    capitalism itself isn't the problem, although I don't think the way the market is currently regulated is doing us any favours. That said socialism might solve some of these issues.
    I one of the main issues is CEO's of big companies. A lot of the time they just try to make more money for shareholders at the expensive of anything.
    Capitalism is a breeding ground for elitism. The only way to sustain our lifestyle is to develop super intelligent robots or to continue ******** on developing nations. Increased market regulations would border the system on communism.

    There is no system that will work for everyone. But capitalism works for us, so no one cares too much.
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    So what, there isnt anything wrong with you at all? You are tip top of everything, maybe everyONE ?

    yep im in tip top condition
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    yep im in tip top condition
    ok... wel... enjoy
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    All you have done is picked some of the worst images possible, it hardly is representative of what humanity has achieved as a net sum, people aren't confronted with that every day....is it not inevitable horrid things will happen.

    By the way I am not by any means attempting to devalue the pictures, just put a bit of persepective on the humans are **** rhetoric.
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    ***********, i hate this world tbh!
    this is a cruel world
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    That kids hand has made me depressed :pierre:
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    i really dont see the point that is being made here.
    is there one, or is this just a general proclaimation that humans are *****?
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    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    All you have done is picked some of the worst images possible, it hardly is representative of what humanity has achieved as a net sum, people aren't confronted with that every day....is it not inevitable horrid things will happen.

    By the way I am not by any means attempting to devalue the pictures, just put a bit of persepective on the humans are **** rhetoric.
    WE aren't confronted with that everyday in our cushy little western bubble.
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    Well that well and truly depressed me

    It puts my problems in to perspective though.
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    To be honest, everyone knows what this world is like, we all just choose to not think about it and carry on like it isn't happening. I don't think this is going to change, me included.
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    These pictures certainly put things in perspective.

    This Pulitzer prize winning image came to mind while looking at the others:


    The photographer was driven to suicide by the guilt of not helping that child.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Thanks for making me feel terrible... so much suffering in the world and it's pretty much all avoidable.

    Can you explain the last one if you have more details? It's genuinely distressing.
    What else is there to explain really? Looks like a guy(with a black bag over his head), comforting his son, both of whom are encaged by what seems like a hell of alot of barbed wire- aka prison.
    It's hardly the most distressing picture of the bunch now is it? I take it you don't have a television to watch the news. Watch one, you get to see many distressing images very quickly, with audio too, to hear the bullets and screaming.
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    (Original post by loki276)
    Money makes the world go round. Nationalism doesn't

    Also i would rather people didn't had a sense of pride over something so random as the country you were born in and rather appreciate the human life and work towards a more fairer society.

    PS: aliens visiting earth would bring about peace to earth as well
    I would rather people didn't have a sense of pride over something so random as the species you were born into and rather appreciate all life and work towards a fairer world.

    P.S: aliens destroying Earth would bring about peace as well. Sometimes the cost of peace is greater than the cost of war.
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    (Original post by Tetrahydro)
    Capitalism is a breeding ground for elitism. The only way to sustain our lifestyle is to develop super intelligent robots or to continue ******** on developing nations. Increased market regulations would border the system on communism.

    There is no system that will work for everyone. But capitalism works for us, so no one cares too much.
    That depends on the levels of regulations. But clearly there aren't enough at the moment.
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    Closer to home, I think this is what our world will become.

    But in reply to the original post, I think the only way the hardships of these people can be solved is through political awareness and action. I think its very good that most of the people who have seen this thread now feel very disillusioned about how other people's lives are compared to their own, because they may well donate more money to charity, and even change their voting to oppose damaging decisions involving foreign countries.
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    The world is a messed up place.
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    (Original post by Altocirrus)
    These pictures certainly put things in perspective.

    This Pulitzer prize winning image came to mind while looking at the others:


    The photographer was driven to suicide by the guilt of not helping that child.
    **** me, who was that?
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    I find the self-discipline of the Buddhist priest to be . . . incredible. Numbing, almost.

    Yes, this is our world. Far, far more brutal things happen on a day to day basis than those photos could ever portray. It's sick - we're sick.

    I don't think any of us can really comprehend the scale of human and animal suffering at the hand of humanity. It's like trying to imagine the entire universe.
 
 
 
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