What is your definition of evil?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by akoreamerican, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    what do you know of emotion ?
     
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  3. pluto2 Valued Senior Member

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    So if a pretty girl rejects an ugly guy's advances because she is just not attracted to him, is the rejection evil?

    Rejection by the pretty girl may inevitably cause great emotional pain but not physical pain to the ugly guy.
     
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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    maybe he is not ugly, maybe he is just an asshole
    maybe he is super hot but cant commit & has an on again off again relationship with a childhood sweat-heart and the girl just has casual sex with him then says that's all she wants.
    is she evil ?

    12 year old reasoning asking 15 year old questions of moral emotional positioning.

    what of the parent who tells the child "no" they cant have what they want for their birthday because the parents cant afford to buy it or they think the child has not respected any of the presents it has gotten from other family.
    are the parents evil knowing it will cause emotional pain to the child ?

     
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  7. pluto2 Valued Senior Member

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    There is very solid evidence that pretty-looking girls are just not attracted to very ugly guys.

    I think I look like a computer nerd. I consider myself very ugly and nerdy-looking and it's no wonder that no pretty girl that I ever liked was even remotely interested in me.
     
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  8. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    how many pretty girls have you liked ?
    would you be happy being with a pretty girl who decided to be with you but didn't really like you ?
    or an ordinary looking girl who was your soul mate ?


    fyi
    looks are not everything
    ive met couples who are devoted long term couples where 1 of them has classic mainstream very attractive features(model looking), and the other has very ordinary features. but they have a special bond. a bond that is stronger than money fast cars or casual sex with super models.
    i would guess you have a fairly sheltered life.
    you need to meet people like that gay, straight, bi, single, couples who have casual sex with others yet love each other dearly and would never separate.
    there is soo much more out there in the world than the tiny microcosm of inwardly defeating mindset that you currently have on like a hat
    you need to learn to mingle and gradually take that hat off.

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  9. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I'd be more scared of other serial killers who are psychopaths. But this 30 minute documentary me and a friend just couldn't watch to the end...
     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Holy F

    Some one that admits to being evil.
     
  11. akoreamerican Registered Senior Member

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    Emotions are our absolute honest response.
     
  12. akoreamerican Registered Senior Member

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    Their intent is not to cause emotional harm. Their intent is to help the child by having that child develop a better habit.
     
  13. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I don't really like the term ''evil,'' it seems to suggest that there is an outward force of some kind affecting/infecting an individual, and through no will of the person, he/she is performing heinous acts. We are all responsible for our choices. Even people who are certifiably insane and perhaps not quite capable of making informed decisions because of their condition, that still wouldn't be considered ''evil.'' I think it's a cop out word.
     
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  14. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    So, you think it's an evil word?

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  15. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    It's a useless word.
     
  16. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    soo..
    a mixed emotional response is ?
    (subjective terms of absolute value etc?)

    so the child being emotionally upset is not harm ?
    note "harm" tends to add a different value to the black or white concept
     
  17. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed. But there are people, in full possession of their faculties, who simply prefer to harm others if it benefits them in any way (and sometimes even if it doesn't.) Evil is a good way to describe them.
     
  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    If you believe that, then it will be 100% true.
     
  19. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe. Or simply choosing a clinical term like “sociopath” or “psychopath.” Both disorders can trace back to traumatic childhoods, often times. Again, labeling someone as “evil,” suggests that they were born that way. Or possessed by demons.

    Neither of which is based in reality.
     
  20. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Right. But some people just plain choose to harm others - without being born that way, or having traumatic childhoods, or having anything else external cause it.
     
  21. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yea, maybe. There is always a motive, though of some kind.
     
  22. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    My understanding of "evil" is that it is where "wrong" behaviour is also aesthetically unpleasant (disgusting).

    Ironically when an "evil/wrong doer" acts without feeling (ie unaesthetically) we may find that behaviour even more abhorrent upon reflection.

    I am using "wrong" in a relative way-"wrong" as perceived by another .
     
  23. andy1033 Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    My only answer to this is

    "Human Beings"

    They are all a waste of time.
     

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