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4thDevilsAdvocate t1_ixafjw3 wrote

>I don't know that it's really all that useful for the average Joe to spend a lot of time pondering all the doom and gloom. So I get the desire to ignore it or focus on other things.

So, in other words, you're above the "average joe". You're enlightened. Unlike all those stupid optimists, you understand that the world is actually a shitty place, that we're all inevitably doomed due to, say, climate change, and that you're smarter than all the stupid, childish sheeple, because you're a complete cynic, just like a wise, mature adult. Reality is awful and horrible, and you're the only one smart enough to realize that. Everyone who doesn't believe in what you do just needs to grow up and face the harsh, cruel truth: the world sucks.

Have you considered you might just be depressed and trying to rationalize that? Objectively speaking, things don't really suck as much as you apparently think they do.

>But it is the reality.

"It's cynical! Therefore, it's true!"


simcoder t1_ixai3io wrote

How many people are starving to death right at this very moment? Is that number projected to increase or decrease?


4thDevilsAdvocate t1_ixaifig wrote

You aren't responding to anything I'm saying.

I think this conversation is over.


simcoder t1_ixaixkx wrote

So you don't want to talk about starving people being relevant to an underlying state of doom and gloom?

Not surprising.


tms102 t1_ixcil6c wrote

How many people are being cured or helped with diseases and or disabilities that couldn't have been helped 50 years ago?