"I think there is an easy answer to this, and it may be presumptuous by most accounts for me to say this but I truly believe it is a simple concept.
"How can I be happy in every situation?"
There is the solution in this question itself.…"
"The main reason we lose sight of our dreams is the fact that people tell us we can't and to some degree they're rational in saying it.
As a child we can dream big because we have potential and have not yet hindered our ability to perform.…"
"I completely agree with Mvision, and as I stated earlier eating meat is not something you can question morality of, rather it's the reasonability of eating meat vs not eating meat. In some situations people have more reason not to than they do,…"
"In my freshman year of highschool a random person gave me a hug, stranger to stranger. He didn't know who I was and he didn't have any particular reason for being so open and kind. I looked back on it and questioned it for a long time and…"
"I don't really understand why this conversation is about morality.
It would make more sense if you challenged reasoning but morality is either based on personal opinion or left in public domain(when trying to look objectively). I'm a…"
"That was quite a fascinating speech.
Alain de Botton is quite the speaker. I appreciated that he presented these concepts and ideas so simply and solidly. I always appreciate when someone grasps large ideas and translates them into language. The…"
"I'm glad you watched it, there are many people who will turn away from this movie right away because the conversations might be "hard to follow" in the case that you don't concentrate to understand what is going on.
"You're welcome, I've been coming across a number of old movies I have forgotten the name of up until this point.One of which I use to watch multiple times as a kid. The name of the movie was "Last Unicorn." I'm not going to…"
"Thankyou so much, I really needed this I've been in quite the predicament since I've switched over to a vegetarian diet and I've lost 10 lbs recently. That's saying a lot since I'm male, 18 5'11 and weigh 115 now..."
"Empathy and understanding of a person's mindset and actions, while noble pursuits, do not provide an ability in relegating responsibility of such mindsets and actions to a certain party. Placing of blame and responsibility requires a…"
"Absolutely, I completely agree. The only way to solve the problem is to eliminate the cause.
Exactly, the shooter gains worldwide fame over night. Why would a resentful, friendless, lonely, insane young man who wanted to leave an impression on the…"
"From the last three lines of your post, I'm assuming you are applying the "better safe than sorry" mentality to life-rights over all of time. This addresses points 3) and 5) of my post on Wed 5/15, but does not address points 1),…"
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"An issue in the context of your reply is the so-called "mad/bad debate". And it very much plays into the perception of these rather extreme forms of criminal behavior.
From a legal and forensic psychological standpoint a…"
"Maybe I take empathy and attempting to understand such actions by people to the extreme, but I think it is important to understand the causes of such behavior. You do bring up a good point about school shootings Nathaniel, in that the media makes…"
"I agree with the principle to an extent. However, in the case of school shooters, I don't think it can be justified. Same with rape. There's definitely a line, but like you said, those are the most extreme cases.
On the topic of mass…"