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Old Aug 11, 2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default The root of all of out problems iz....

Self-victimization.

We have all justified doing something bad or wrong because we have been wronged or we feel justified.

When we say "we are justified", it is just another way of saying "we feel like we are victims so..(insert action here)".

Heck, we as a nation have justified inflicting suffering on foreign peoples because of our victimized state (after 911).

Greed, hate, all of that other stuff just stems from feeling sorry for ourselves.

"I steal because (lame excuse here)."

Self-victimization=cause of all that is evil
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 02:04 AM   #2
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Close, but I would say that greed is the root of all evil and self-victimization is an easy way to justify the actions.

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Old Aug 11, 2003, 03:46 AM   #3
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well you've got a point but you can't possibly bring down all the evil there is to just self-victimisation, or greed.
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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Ah, but what drives greed?

It's fear, about how others perceive you or fear of what the future may bring...

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Old Aug 11, 2003, 09:47 AM   #5
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Thumbs down No, no, NO!

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Old Aug 11, 2003, 10:00 AM   #6
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the eye for an eye excuse.
someone does something bad to me, therefore i must do something bad to them.
This creates the viscious cycle that rules our lives these days.
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