Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nice Guys Finish Last?



There are those of us (and I suspect that we are not in the minority), who cannot abide pain and suffering nor would we ever volitionally be the the cause of it. Those of us, who offer help beyond kind words when we watch someone who appears helpless and requires support.

Darwin's theory in the popularized approach is perpetually misinterpreted. Survival of the fittest by his meaning and revolutionary definition is not as is commonly and mistakenly believed survival of the strongest fastest and most vicious.  It is the survival of those who pass on their genes to the greatest number of progeny. Unlike insects, reptiles or amphibians, we do not pass on our genes to thousands of offspring.

Survival of the fittest in the human context ought to apply to communities as a whole. We have however, twisted our humanity into producing cruel and greedy psychopaths, who revel in the pain and suffering of those around them, even those who they are genetically related to. They do not destroy with sharp tools, but with greed and indifference, exploiting those of us who cannot and will not change their nature; those of us to whom integrity, compassion and empathy offers more value than the causation of poverty, pain and suffering.

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  1. Over the centuries man has gotten too comfortable with trampling each other. We make excuse after excuse as to why it is necessary and even "the right thing to do". to Sometimes I wonder if that is our true nature and kindness and compassion are the anomalous behavioral traits

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    1. Similar thoughts. Although I think that it is less intelligent to be cruel.

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  2. Yeah, it's a simple fact of dating that assholes get the girls. I guess because psychopathy can be easily confused with confidence. And confidence is very attractive. Problem is, if these genes are the ones being passed along the most, pretty soon you have a society of assholes. Which would explain 90% of the world's problems today, wouldn't it?

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    1. We already seem to have a society of indifference.

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  3. For a species survival standpoint there must be some reproductive value to having a bunch of sociopaths.

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    1. We should be beyond mere survival but appear to be regressing.

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