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1. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 02:18 BST
Imagine a scenario:You have a belief in something that is very bizarre and deep inside you, you just know it is wrong to feel this way. For example you hate everybody that is a fan of PS3. Or maybe you are strongly against interracial dating. Or maybe you are against women rights. Whatever the reason is, you know that it is wrong to think this way and you shouldn't, yet it's too hard for you to let go of such a strong feeling - a strong hatred and passion.Let's now pretend that a good friend of yours become a PS3 fan, or the person starts dating interracially, or the person becomes active in women rights campaigns. You know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with these things however inside your head, you just can't accept what your friend is doing.My question is: Would you still be friends with that person? How would you deal with such a situation?
2. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 02:34 BST
Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think liking the PS3 is comparable with racism and sexism.
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3. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 02:50 BST
One way to look at it is they are the way they are and its none of your business to change them. If you do not like them or what they believe in and you cannot accept it leave them be and move on. If you try changing them you are no better than them. At the end of the day people are going to think the way they think and the way they want.
4. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 02:53 BST
To be honest, I only used that example cause this is a video game site. You know, just in case people didn't get the other two examples.
5. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 02:54 BST
The main question is: Should you sacrifice friends over your own beliefs?
6. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 03:02 BST
Well, if we're talking something serious here like racism or sexism, and not someone liking another console, haha, just do what you feel is right. You are doing nothing wrong if you confront someone about something like that. Just be understanding. If they don't see it your way immediately, maybe they will someday. It's up to you if you can tolerate being around someone like that in the time being, but don't be rude to the guy because people get all sorts of crazy ideas, and as they grow up they get new ideas in their heads. It's a process. I don't think there's anything wrong with being friends with someone who has beliefs you disprove of though, either, no matter how radical they are. I have friends of very different political, religious, and social beliefs, and we get along fine.
Edited on Wed 19th August, 2009 @ 03:03 by Adam
7. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 03:45 BST
Hell yes! no question man....let me put it in this scenario:"YO LETS DO DRUGS GUYS""...o man...i really dont want to...but u guys are everything to me, LETS GO I dont care"
However, usually your friends share a lot of your beliefs, so its not a problem (with me at least). But when it comes down to it ur all u got in this world, no ones in it for you, people are in it for themselves when it all comes down to it, argue however u like, but its truth, and if u dont stand on ur own beliefs, what kind of individual (or not really individual) are you
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8. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 03:52 BST
Unless you want to lose your friend, you better choke on that pride. You racist sexist douche..
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9. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:04 BST
Just dont get involved with whatever they're doing. Keep your friends yo
10. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:13 BST
U better not be talking to me lol i dont care if its the internet, i wont take that from anyone.
Anyway, if u were talking to me, all i was saying was you need to be able to distinguish between what u know is rong and right based on the situation. Im not saying put ur friends in a cauldron at every given moment, friends are GREAT. Im saying be able to know when things go too far and u need to be able to move with the right group of friends who will share your beliefs and don't constantly leave u making wrong decisions with them.
11. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:36 BST
Even if I was, what were you planning to do about it?
Either way, I was obviously directing my reply to N64 gamer, how you would think otherwise is beyond me.
Edited on Wed 19th August, 2009 @ 04:43 by Firkraag
12. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:38 BST
Lol U DONT KNOW WHAT I WAS GONNA DO, (takes 1000000000 times scoped sniper rifle away from window) anyway, i wouldn't have done much but i would have been quite angry.
I actually thought u were talking to me sorry man one love
13. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:48 BST
No N64, that's NOT the main question. The question is are your beliefs more valuable than your friends? You have to balance each belief itself against the value of your friendship. Some beliefs are just plain wrong and would be terrible to sacrifice good friends over. All your examples qualify. On the other hand, DaDun's example is one where the belief is good to sacrifice terrible friends over.
And do you really care so much that your friend is gay that you'd walk away from the friendship?
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14. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:55 BST
Firkraag, he was most likely just making examples. Please calm down and avoid the language.
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15. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 04:56 BST
Okay this had trouble written all over it from the start. It ends here.
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