I believe the proper cynical answer is, "Probably not."
When you are alienated from the rest of people, nothing moderates your own beliefs. You are basically on your own, with noone to tell you you are wrong. And you lose contact with reality, your beliefs radicalize and... well, you can guess the rest.
Btw, i dislike the expression "search for truth". It's too philosophically and religiously loaded, and it often means the opposite of the literal meaning of the words. I think it's more adequate to reduce your expectations to weed out errors and beliefs unsupported by evidence, rather than searching for truth
Last edited by jotabe; 2012-11-24 at 05:34 PM.
Goddamn what is this, the littlest Rorschach league?
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
Thread made me want pizza
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^You said this, i said search for truth.Meanwhile we need to put our best effort to be more critical with our own beliefs than we are with the beliefs of others. To use our intelligence to help us find the weak points of our mindset, and attack those points.
"I don't have a complete healing set yet, but I am healing capped and MP5 capped, so I'm good."
No, you're not alone, This is pretty much the way I think about the world. If anything I'm a bit more cynical than this.
“Ever wonder why ice cubes taste so boring? It’s cuz you make ‘em outta stupid water, you bimbo! Put some fruit juice in there and freeze it into ice cubes, and put THAT in your milk.”
"One small mankind and I'm gonna leap the heck outta this moon rocket." - Kneel Aurmstrang
For your health.