Your opinion of most of the people in real life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Empty09, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    90% and 99%?
    Holy fuck, somebody needs a hug. Good luck finding one from the 1-10% of people who don't upset you. Picky bastards.
     
  2. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    I agree with most of this. I used to think I was better than alot of people (especialy those with faith/religion, now those are some of my closest friends, hell religion may be a point of contension but it does have a good message you can take into a secular POV), but I realized that its good to be friends/or be friendly to people who have differences of opinions, because hanging with a bunch of people who all like the same things is essentially following a "crowd". Example: I like metal music (among other genres, let me assure you), technical death metal is currently the "flame of the week" for me and most of my friends hate it, but I dont begrudge them for it or make fun of their tastes (well, seriously that is... unless it's Coldplay or Nickleback).

    But to get back to the task at hand: No I don't hate "people" as a whole. There are people I do not like, and not one specific group/clique/gang/what have you, it's individuals. I go by the rule "if youre an asshole to me or my friends, I hate you". I try to be civil to most people, even those I hate/dislike.
     
  3. Dreadwolf

    Dreadwolf First time out of the vault

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    Oct 24, 2007
    Hating on people is just a waste of time and energy.
    Of course there are certain people and the "sheep" i dislike, but hate for me is a pretty powerful word that i would apply rarely.

    Even with those "sheep" you have to be careful. They might feel the same way you do and "wear a mask". Maybe you would gain more and progress more yourself if you'd try to understand what motivates their actions. You know getting different perspectives on stuff.
     
  4. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Most people are fuchin SHEEEPLE! BAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAH

    Wehnever I see dumbasses in jersey traffic, i scream BAAAAAAAAAAH to them.

    What i hate, is there is a clear mile of highway, then 40 cars all sheepleing in their herd, and another clear mile ahead. Space out! It is safer! Only sheep think safety is in the herd!


    I love the title of this thread, that was my insta reply, now to go read the NMAers replys.

    EDIT: Aww we're really getting into the nitty gritty here, this thread could have been a lot more fun for a royal asshole such as myself, but well, all i will say is, do not percieve the individual as you (or maybe just me) percieve the masses. I hate the masses, I like people though! Like people said, give individuals the benefit of the doubt. To know them, is to get to know them, or something like that.
     
  5. José Cruz

    José Cruz First time out of the vault

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    Nov 24, 2008
    I studied in a small school, which didn't have the number of students to enable these tribes. I had only 25 people in my class. I wasn't badly treated by anyone after the 9th grade. We were a big "fraternity" of sorts.
     
  6. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 24, 2010
    Most people are out to make money, the rest are dead.
     
  7. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Hmm, so.. Monks in... Tibet? Are dead? :)
     
  8. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    389
    Sep 24, 2010
    Yes, they are in fact dead, but don't tell them, we may need them at some point.
     
  9. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    True. It's also an indicator of self-loathing.

    I pity people as victims of the mindless or idiotic or malicious forces that created them (erm...us? I guess I'm included in that).
     
  10. thejordan0

    thejordan0 First time out of the vault

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    May 20, 2010
    I don't really hate people but I tend to stay away or withdrawn from most people, I just can't relate. Specially people my age (I'm 20), Most of my friends I grown up with share very few interest as I do. Most of them are into partying, having sex, smoking pot or drinking and I just can't relate to any of that, I'm more of a introvert I rather do something nice and quiet at home. I can't even hold a conversion with most of them and as a result we've grown apart. My only close friend is a man who is in his late to mid 60's which is fine by me I've always been kinda of a loner. I much rather have one or two close friends then be in a room full of people I can't relate to.
     
  11. José Cruz

    José Cruz First time out of the vault

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    Nov 24, 2008
    Well, I am too I bit introvert too. I also I have lost many of my friends from highschool as well. But that's normal as your life changes so do your friends. Now you are in transition phase.
     
  12. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    If you think high school is bad, just wait until you get a job. If you're dealing with a few hundred people a day, you may get TWO who don't treat you like shit.

    I've found the easiest way to keep sane is to just fuck with those pieces of human garbage any way you can. I'm a huge advocate of "Don't get mad, get even". If you work retail, hit up your bank and get $5 in pennies and $5 in nickles. When giving change to assholes, only give them pennies and nickels. People fucking HATE pennies and nickels. When they complain about it (and they will), just smile and say that's all you have.

    If you work in the food industry, you can get really creative with shitheads. Blowing a load in their milkshakes is a classic.
     
  13. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    I push carts, so I can just block people from backing out. But when I work cashier, I try to be polite and courteous to the "bad" customers, so that the people waiting behind see how much of a dick/bitch they are [it's worked :D ]
     
  14. memetics

    memetics ☢ Mysterious Stranger ☢

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Yeah, my philosophy used to be a lot more like Phil's, but not anymore. It's still hard not to get upset when people do stupid things, but the more anger and hatred I poured into any situation, the more that came out ... and we were all swimming in the same toxic pool.

    Nowadays I try not to be the one spewing toxins; I've come to realize I'm not immune to their effects.... and the more tolerance one tries to show, the more likely others will reciprocate in kind.

    That's not to say that there aren't narcissists out there, though: those people - often called "workplace bullies" - have to be avoided / isolated as much as possible. They're toxic and pathological.

    m-
     
  15. Jack The Knife

    Jack The Knife It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 20, 2006
    I love people.

    I never understood this "me against the world" and "everyone except me are idiots" mentality. Must be an age thing.
    Things have changed quite a bit since I was young. It's not THAT long ago, though.
    Then again, I might have been luckier with the people around me than others have.
    We never had these "typical American high-school stereotype" groups of people at any of my schools in my youth. No real social classes in my experience.
    But of course, we do have our problems in Norwegian society. But non that really affected me.

    And before you "me against the world"-people think I'm just a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. No, I'm not.
    I'm adaptive, but I don't aim to please all or follow anything just because it's mainstream.
    I don't make friends with everyone. Not everyone is compatible with my personality. That's not saying they've got it wrong. That's just how it works.

    Still, I love people. Friends really are the best part of my day.

    And women, even though they're crazy.
     
  16. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    I like people and get along with most. I'm definitely not the one who starts arguments for the sake of it, don't get any satisfaction from that like some seem to. Some might interpret my quiet demeanor as an expression of negative attitude but it usually just means that I'm listening what the other person has to say.
     
  17. memetics

    memetics ☢ Mysterious Stranger ☢

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    Jan 2, 2009
    That's probably one of the worst causes of the problem, whether sheep-ism or out-group hating or whatever: we tend to round up all the teens going through all these raging hormones and shove them in a small space and force them to interact. Sort of like some prison/survivor/deathmatch thing.

    lol re: your last line. Maybe both are related: our hormones / genetics / biology is not adapted to the modern world, it drives us crazy. Maybe we just need to mutate (sshhhhh!!!) or get busy producing our technological offspring (AI) and bypass the biology thing altogether.

    -m
     
  18. Mettle

    Mettle Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 9, 2007
    Since this thread is about people, I hope this does'nt come across as me trying my hand at the dark arts.

    I've got a mate who is something of a skeptic, but at the same time a massive conspiracy theorist - or atleast his girlfriend is and he just plays along.

    We had a discussion about Astrology and she fell into "They're just as stupid as the people that thinks we've been to the moon". I'll admit I was literally dumbstruck for more than a minute while she gabbed on about how the flag can't move if there's no atmosphere.

    I made a halfarsed attemt to explain stored energy to her but I was too chocked and pissed to actually explain it well.

    Has anyone else here had any similar dealings with this sort of thing?
    He's really a good friend, one of very few, but I have no idea how people actually react to being confronted about things like this, and I can't really relate to it.
    Let it be? Go for it?
     
  19. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Dec 10, 2006
    Yet predictable and, with experience easy to deal with. The same is not at all true of many histrionics.

    I don't really hate anyone and don't have much animosity towards the general populous, it's not like they (or anyone else) really has any say in it all. Then again, I've never held a job which requires me to interact directly with peeps I don't know, so perhaps my attitude will be less philosophical in the future?

    EDIT: Screw you Roshambo's ghost!
     
  20. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    Its not so much stored energy, they had a piece of flexible metal to hold up the flag and then when they put it down it started waving. But yes stored kinetic energy would've played a part.