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  1. #1 The Monkeysphere. A must read article 
    Forum Sophomore somfooleishfool's Avatar
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    http://www.cracked.com/article_14990...keysphere.html

    an article basically about the human minds inability to care about anyone outside of there "circle of friends" if you will.

    The implifications of the article are mind opening. You will never pull the fingers at a cruddy driver again .


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    I'm having a flashback to the course i took on the persecution of the jews during the naz regime and how hitler and his minions got away with the crimes in plain sight. We spent a long time talking bout "we/they" circles.


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    Wow, yeah. Great reading, 'fool. Thanks for linking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwpoet
    Wow, yeah. Great reading, 'fool. Thanks for linking it.
    It's a refreshing perspective isn't it? Enables you to see certain annoyances from other people in a new light.
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    D@mned interesting... It actually makes me wonder about people with low empathy-spectrum personality disorders-Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder. ( Think that's it)

    Because some of them do care for their immediate family.
    Some of them will sadistically abuse one child, leave the rest alone.
    Some are the household demon.
    Some never form a family because they treat other people as furniture with names...

    On the other end of the spectrum, you've got extremely caring and empathic types (your mother theresas, long-time charity volunteers, etc)

    So the ability to care for numbers of people varies from person to person, that's obvious...I wonder how one would measure such? I wonder whether there's a specific brain structure involved.
    “Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!”-George Carlin

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