Matt D
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What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:51 am

The rich blame the poor, and the poor blame the rich.

The blacks blame the whites. The whites blame the blacks.

The Liberals blame the Conservatives and the Conservatives blame the Liberals.

Christians blame Atheists and Atheists blame Christians.

Arabs blame Jews and Jews blame Arabs.

Men blame women and women blame men.

The young blame the old and the old blame the young.

And so on and so on and so on.


This is a bit of a broad scope, non topic specific question. So it's open to be discussed however you best see fit to interject your $.02.

So what is the root cause of all of our worlds problems? Why is it that everyone, ranging from the factory workers upset over working conditions to Israeli's blaming the Palistinians over the land-always blame someone else?

Or what about the man who stole the BMW, and as a result of the inevitable police pursuit-totalled the car, and killed three pedestrians-and received a 400 year prison sentence-blamed everyone from the cops to the owner of the BMW to his bad childhood? Why did he blame everyone but the person that actually did the deed-namely himself?

Why does no one ever seem to look in the mirror as the source of trouble?

Why are we always blaming someone else?

What is the underlying root cause, which despite all of the diversity of cultures in the world-along with sex-is the only thing we all seem to have in common?

Is it pride?

Is it greed?

Is it denial?

Is it jealousy?

Is it a simple lack of respect for anyone outside our own circle?

Is it testosterone?


Well? Everything that goes wrong in this world, if dissected deep enough-be it war, or a soccer riot, or lying on a job application-has a single root cause. What is it?
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:12 am

It is ignorance


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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:14 am

Lack of Lemmings
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Matt D
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:23 am

Well I THOUGHT the post might've been a good idea.


Unless of course my pal KROC is resetting the cookies on his computer to vote my posts down to one star rating again.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:31 am

Unless of course my pal KROC is resetting the cookies on his computer to vote my posts down to one star rating again.

LOL!
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:33 am

Well, MattD, get your OWN back. Want me to do it for you?
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Matt D
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:35 am

Be my guest.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:36 am

Everything has a Cause, so the cause is to blame.

In fact, lets blame the creator of the word cause, maybe that would solve everything.

How about, each person is an individual. As an individual, you are different to others, you have different needs, therefore you think differently than the next man. Difference is bad, although individuality is good, you go figure. If someone is 'different', they often get picked out, bullied. But each person is an individual, huh?

Blame individuality, if we were all drones things would be different, there would be no disputes, we would think the same, be the same.

Maybe they are not troubles? Maybe this is what makes us what we are, individuals, which is good, and dispute and disagreement is just what comes along with our freedom.

Now I lost myself, I'll just crawl back in my hole.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:43 am

I know the answer, greed ! Almost everything bad in the world stems from greed.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:47 am

Soz Matt D, sleepy time now. It's late here. Stop drinking and work it out youself Smile Nice hat though.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:47 am

Dan you ditched me in the chat didnt you? You know i love you lol
jk on that
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:01 am

Well I THOUGHT the post might've been a good idea.


Unless of course my pal KROC is resetting the cookies on his computer to vote my posts down to one star rating again.


Matt D. That would require me spending longer than about 3 1/2 seconds on any of your threads........like most of the things you post...they're not worth my time. Besides there nitz, the last 2 threads of yours that I voted on, I gave them 5's because I thought they were good. Guess I won't make that mistake again.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:07 am

I think the source of all our troubles are the hyperintelligent swarm of killer bees that will soon destroy us all!!!!!!

That or something in the water.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:09 am

I think it's Expos fans who dress up like pirates.
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AC320
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:14 am

hey it was only a 1-time experimentation kinda thing.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:17 am

What, being an Expos fan? Big grin
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:25 am

LOL You're really asking for it. I've been a fan since I was a little kid. I know how strange this sounds coming from a Canadian, but I was an Expos fan before I was a Canadiens fan.

As for the pirate thing, it was 3am and I was snooping around the gift shop after getting off of Pirates of the Caribbean after not sleeping for almost 24 hours.
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Matt D
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:28 am

Well this post definitely went off into an unusual tangent.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:30 am

I say it's pure greediness and sheer selfishness. It's just a fact of life that us humans are greedy and selfish and want everything our way regardless of others or other consequencies.

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KROC
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:35 am

I accept your apology Matt D.
 
Matt D
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:37 am

You're welcome.


Lemme give you a great big noogie.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:44 am

Hot damn. If Matt D and KROC can be buddies, there is no reason the Israeli's and the Palestinians can't be!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:49 am

AC320: There is no excuse good enough for being an Expo fan. And I had been meaning to bring up that pirate picture for awhile now. Funny, I heard that was taken at 3pm, you were totally sober, and asked for the "hook arm" to be a part of the pic.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:01 am

hey crazy things happen when your celebrating graduation with some friends at 3am. and lay of my Expos-ness you know how sensitive I am about the subject. Sad thing is, I don't have the money to fly back up and watch what may very well be some of their last games. I have fond memories.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:13 am

Sad thing is, I don't have the money to fly back up and watch what may very well be some of their last games. I have fond memories.

And thats a bad thing? Hell, I heard that the Expos were having a promotion where anyone willing to actually go to their games, could get free transportation wherever they were from. I'd look into it if I were you.

Hey, don't feel bad about the Pirate picture. I mean I had this picture of me taken as a Pirate. I had the hook arm, the hat, the goofy scowl, oh and the eye patch. Okay, so actually I never did a picture like that. Maybe feeling bad is an option!  Big grin
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:15 am

Geez KROC, you go right for below the belt don't you?
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:21 am

Peepholes in massage parlors.....

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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:21 am

I posted a winking smilie. Geez lighten up. It's like your going to school at the University of Florida. Gotta toughen you up.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:30 am

actually I forgot to post my winking smile on that last post d'oh.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:47 am

SIN! DEMONS! HARLOTRY! HOMO-SICK-UALITY!

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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 1:25 pm

Heavymetal: Hilarious!

At this point in time, religion is the source of the world's great problems, IMHO.

Next up: STL-OAK-RNO-LAS-ICT-STL
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:26 pm

KROC, for that marketing promotion the Expos hired 3 old dudes with mini-vans. Unfortunately, after the first game, it was cleat they had to cut one of them loose.

Matt, the answer is in your question and rather obvious. The root of nearly all problems we face is our differences (or divirsity). If every single human being was identical in every aspect, imagine how many problems go away. There's irony simewhere in that.
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:30 pm

Cause it's fun to blame other people for your problems!!!!!
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:00 am

I think the root of most problems is oversimplification of complex topics such as:

The rich blame the poor, and the poor blame the rich.

The blacks blame the whites. The whites blame the blacks.

The Liberals blame the Conservatives and the Conservatives blame the Liberals.

Christians blame Atheists and Atheists blame Christians.

Arabs blame Jews and Jews blame Arabs.

Men blame women and women blame men.

The young blame the old and the old blame the young.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:06 am

I was just going to say something along the lines of what ExitRow said. The root of most problems is a simplification of complex events. The world is NOT black and white, as many people seem to think.
 
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:53 am



Heavymetal:
That link is funny!  Laugh out loud
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RE: What Is The Source Of Our Troubles?

Fri Jun 21, 2002 6:11 am

Pride and Ignorance. Nobody wants to reveal that they have a weakness or admit that they were wrong. That, in evolutionary terms, is like saying that they are not worthy of passing their genes along to another generation. Ignorance is self-explanatory. People assume rather than actually finding out for themselves or looking at other sources. If you don't know all the details, then how can you blame someone?

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