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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 13:58:35 Reply

At 12/10/12 08:35 PM, T3XT wrote: You're in a public place when, unbeknownst to you, your wallet falls out of your pocket, in clear sight of John Doe, who is a random stranger. Do you think most people, in John Doe's place, would return the wallet to you? What percentage of people would not do anything at all? More than that, what's the chance that John would just take the wallet for himself?

I see people accidentally dropping things all the time and so far I've never ever caught anybody who then stole the dropped object. So from personal experience I'd say almost everybody will alert you. It's also that more people will usually notice so if you plan on stealing the object it's highly likely somebody will see you doing that. I think many people realise that and therefore won't even try.


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 14:11:14 Reply

There is a not a single "good" person on Earth, they wouldn't be human if they were "good".


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 20:46:52 Reply

I believe that there are only a few people who will do good because they're just good.
Many people do good though because it benefits them in one way or another.


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 21:04:37 Reply

At 12/11/12 09:58 AM, Cootie wrote:
At 12/10/12 08:36 PM, Sekhem wrote: i'm good-looking
No you aren't.

lmao @ this country-ass homo insulting my stylish looks

does that count
No it doesn't.

yes, it does, ya bish


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 21:08:37 Reply

Most people are inherently good, they sometimes just don't show it all that often.


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 21:37:21 Reply

I used to think that all people where inherently good, however since the day I read "Lord of the Flies" my perspective has changed. The book showed me that without civilization it is hard to stay an ego (inherently good), and you soon sway towards being and ID (inherently bad). Goldberg (Author) was in WWII and did experience many bloody battles, and he did state that his perception of humans changed.

Humans are inherently bad.

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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 21:47:05 Reply

Humans are inherently bad.

Scratch what I said earlier.

I think Humans are inherently neutral until presented with different people, items and events that will affect them and change them into who they will become.

Everything is just a definition, nothing is completely solid.


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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 21:58:10 Reply

I like to believe in the people around me and their capability to do what's right for others. I think on the individual basis nearly everyone acts in a way which they believe is moral or justified somehow, what that is can vary but for the most part they do follow it.
I think where "evil" comes from is collective decisions. When all of a sudden we can justify something as it being a group decision or even the will of some upper leader we tend to stick back and let things happen even if we do personally have the power to change things.

For example with your scenario: If you asked each individual in the crowd if they would return the wallet I think most would, but if you just dropped the wallet somewhere in the middle I don't think many would actually step up and do it themselves.

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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-11 22:12:53 Reply

In some cases, yes, but unfortunately it is not so common.

Sometime ago, a friend of mine and me, found a lost wallet in a cab and asked the taxi driver to go to the address we found in the ID we found inside. The man asked us how much money was in there, all eager. I lied and said no money. He said, it was a pity, would have been some money, we could have that split and throw the rest of the contents through the window. He sounded all natural about it... ugh

He took us to the address, the lady was happy to recover her wallet and we returned home.

150 Euros, and a couple of credit cards. I know I would be happy to recover my things if something similar happens to me.

I see it like this: Things that come up so easily, easily go away

At 12/10/12 08:35 PM, T3XT wrote: How many people, do you believe, are truly "good" people at heart, and would behave well even if there's no consequences for not being good?

In simpler terms, let me use an example:

You're in a public place when, unbeknownst to you, your wallet falls out of your pocket, in clear sight of John Doe, who is a random stranger. Do you think most people, in John Doe's place, would return the wallet to you? What percentage of people would not do anything at all? More than that, what's the chance that John would just take the wallet for himself?

Keep in mind that (in this hypothetical situation) there are no rewards for doing the right thing other than the feeling of being a good person.

Do you believe most people are "good" at the heart, Newgrounds?

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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-12 00:12:18 Reply

At 12/11/12 12:25 PM, Jackospades wrote: Me and jjjkuk just destroyed the entire base of your topic T3XT, and have essentially undermined this entire post with pure philosophical and logic power. You loose T3XT. Game over.

Game over, man! Game over!

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Response to How many people are "good"? 2012-12-12 06:04:43 Reply

At 12/10/12 08:35 PM, T3XT wrote: How many people, do you believe, are truly "good" people at heart, and would behave well even if there's no consequences for not being good?

In simpler terms, let me use an example:

You're in a public place when, unbeknownst to you, your wallet falls out of your pocket, in clear sight of John Doe, who is a random stranger. Do you think most people, in John Doe's place, would return the wallet to you? What percentage of people would not do anything at all? More than that, what's the chance that John would just take the wallet for himself?

Keep in mind that (in this hypothetical situation) there are no rewards for doing the right thing other than the feeling of being a good person.

Do you believe most people are "good" at the heart, Newgrounds?

8 out of 10 percent peoples are good and i also included in them ............
anyway i am new on this forum site ........i hope i will enjoy here..........
thanks,