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PostSubject: Life Lesson    Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:27 am

You know, as kids, we were taught by our parents and teachers how to be kind, compassionate, civil, etc; but this goodie-two-shoes inculcation, actually, has set many of us up for failure. No matter how much people try to paint humanity and the world out to be good, moral, peaceful, and so on --- no matter how much parents and teachers try to raise individuals to be ' good ', true human nature always manages to reign supreme. Humans are not ' nice ' and the world is no heavenly nirvana; people and the world are cruel and brutal. It's always been that way and always shall.

When you raise your child up to be compassionate, considerate, kind, humble, etc, as prior mentioned, you are just setting that individual up for failure; he or she will be stepped on by others, nay, by most! It's a dog-eat-dog world - people are struggling to survive, and people, in general, are simply not ' nice '. Instead of raising your kid to be a pushover and a weakling, the truly ' moral ' thing to do ( if such a thing exists ) is to teach your kid how to be assertive, how to defend himself, how to be a little warrior in a cosmic gladiator arena.

Now, I'm not saying that one ought to turn into a monster, far from it! What I'm trying to say is that the world is not a nice place - most people take kindness as weakness, and they will take advantage of that. If people want to thrive in this world, they need to adopt a more realistic mentality, not this hyper-feminine bullshit about ' humanity ', peace, etc.

So yeah, the most important thing I've learned:

" If a man smite thee on one cheek, smash him down! ".

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PostSubject: Re: Life Lesson    Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:58 pm

Erik wrote:
You know, as kids, we were taught by our parents and teachers how to be kind, compassionate, civil, etc; but this goodie-two-shoes inculcation, actually, has set many of us up for failure. No matter how much people try to paint humanity and the world out to be good, moral, peaceful, and so on --- no matter how much parents and teachers try to raise individuals to be ' good ', true human nature always manages to reign supreme. Humans are not ' nice ' and the world is no heavenly nirvana; people and the world are cruel and brutal. It's always been that way and always shall.

When you raise your child up to be compassionate, considerate, kind, humble, etc, as prior mentioned, you are just setting that individual up for failure; he or she will be stepped on by others, nay, by most! It's a dog-eat-dog world - people are struggling to survive, and people, in general, are simply not ' nice '. Instead of raising your kid to be a pushover and a weakling, the truly ' moral ' thing to do ( if such a thing exists ) is to teach your kid how to be assertive, how to defend himself, how to be a little warrior in a cosmic gladiator arena.

Now, I'm not saying that one ought to turn into a monster, far from it! What I'm trying to say is that the world is not a nice place - most people take kindness as weakness, and they will take advantage of that. If people want to thrive in this world, they need to adopt a more realistic mentality, not this hyper-feminine bullshit about ' humanity ', peace, etc.

So yeah, the most important thing I've learned:

" If a man smite thee on one cheek, smash him down! ".


To put it briefly, teach them to be nice, but don't teach to expect that in return.

A variation on your smiting quote, is to turn the other cheek, as in butt cheeks while you are running away.
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