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Re^2: brian's Guide to Answering Questions

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 01, 2007 at 17:09 UTC ( #602725=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: brian's Guide to Answering Questions
in thread brian's Guide to Answering Questions

You have some urge to answer, so you're satisfying some personal motivation. That might be to advance a political agenda or a desire to shape the world in the way that you want it to be. Those with a socialist inclination usually have it because alone they have nothing but with the group they get something. That's the root of why socialism doesn't work. No matter how much you think it makes sense, human nature involves self-interest, even if you deny that you have it.


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Re^3: brian's Guide to Answering Questions
by shmem (Canon) on Mar 01, 2007 at 19:24 UTC
    That might be to advance a political agenda or a desire to shape the world in the way that you want it to be.
    Might, but isn't. Trying to advance a political agenda at perlmonks? heh..!

    The only world I can shape to my liking is my own; shaping our world is something that we do, no matter whether humanity is perceived as a integrated we or a disasociated I and them.

    I would be a fool if I denied self-interest; but putting self-interest over social concerns wouldn't be less foolish.

    --shmem

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