one's dignity vs one's interest

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one's dignity vs one's dignity

  1. one's dignity

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  2. one's interest

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  3. it depends..

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    27.3%
  1. Sevi

    Sevi Master of Beasts

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    You keep at the back of your head that it was for them you did what you did. I'm not saying they did the right thing. I'm just wondering whether sometimes maybe looking at your best interest or your family's may be the right thing to do.
     
  2. JIM

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    deep down u still have a sense of right &wrong, no matter how bad u get, it just seems to matter less......
     
  3. Graft

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    Interest.
     
  4. thesilentking

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    Look around you: there is no dignity in humanity, only blood and death and tears. The best we can hope for is to come to terms with our animal natures. Or am I being unduly pessemistic?
     
  5. Swordmaster

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    What good is life without that which you desire (if you have one)?
    What good is life without one's self-respect (if you value being meaningful)?

    Both are important. Asking a person to give up even one is absurd.

    I either keep both or lose both. Simple.
     
  6. Sevi

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    I think I disagree...
     
  7. Graft

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    Sounds AWFULLY emo to me.
     
  8. I. R. Shogun

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    Survival of the fittest and might makes right are never the best philosophies insofar as human life is concerned. Humanity has done a lot of bad, but there is equally as much good in humans
     
  9. JIM

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    it is the struggle to do right that defines us
     
  10. RayCaptain

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    That's why ya'll got me *thumbs up*
     
  11. olivia_the_lamb

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    what do you mean by "interest"?
     
  12. I. R. Shogun

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    I think she means do you try to be good as a person(dignity) or do you put your own personal gain before anything else(interest)
     
  13. olivia_the_lamb

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    well, I picked interest because if I'm not interested or concerned then I'm not caring about dignity too much
     
  14. Sevi

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    Yes thats what I meant..
     
  15. Sorcha

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    I'm glad I read through before I voted. I was going to say interest in that I'd rather lose some of my pride than be bored.

    And idk if I can answer this. I find it is in my best interest to be a good person, so that's self interest and trying to be a good person.

    Idk. I like to be nice. lol. It's not like I think "hey I want this person to give me what I want so I'll be nice" all the time, but being a (fairly) good person is just habit.
     
  16. olivia_the_lamb

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    my theories are all crazy anyway so we could all just pretend i never answered this and the outcome would be the same lol
     
  17. RayCaptain

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    It's a balance of the two...on one hand you must matain some dignity but there is a point that you must stand out and rise above
     
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    I know right?
     
  20. Graft

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    My beliefs are basically every man for himself (and his family/loved ones.)