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  1. #1 How does get standard knowledge? 
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    How does one get standard knowledge per the social level?

    I get this question will threaten some (based on narcissism and fatalism, but I don't need to care about the morals of others..) but then I fail to see how self-development is evil?


     

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    Is there any chance you could keep your judgmental, asinine musings about morality in one thread?


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    OK, but I didn't mention morality.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    OK, but I didn't mention morality.
    You didn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I don't need to care about the morals of others..
    You're not slow are you? Should I feel bad for being hard on you?
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    I didn't, though yes, I did use the word morals.

    However, I said as such since I don't care about the morals of others in this regard, since it's baseless and reflections of others' minds. I have my own mind, I don't need to know about others' thoughts.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I have my own mind, I don't need to know about others' thoughts.
    Then why bother asking the question in the first place? Why not just make up your mind, bugger everyone else, and go away?
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    Because he is an attention seeking troll.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I have my own mind, I don't need to know about others' thoughts.
    Then why bother asking the question in the first place? Why not just make up your mind, bugger everyone else, and go away?
    People don't need to make sense.
     

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    Well, you're the expert on not making sense. I'll just leave you to it, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    How does one get standard knowledge per the social level?
    1. Observation.
    2. Emulation.
    3. Integration. (Or not.)
     

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    "Standard knowledge per the social level" isn't clear to me.

    Is it another way of asking about the social conventions one has grown up with and/or developed and modified when exposed to a new group of people with other ideas and/or about comparing sets of different conventions prevailing in the sub-groups within a whole society?

    Everybody knows, I would have thought, that we behave differently when we're attending a footy match as against a poetry reading as against a funeral - or a wedding - or a naming ceremony for a baby.

    We all speak differently and prefer/avoid various topics and are more, or less, casual or careful or formal about our language when we're talking to our parents or our children, or meeting a stranger at the pub, or at a job interview, or when serving a customer, or when we're at home watching something that excites or pleases or annoys us.

    That is all standard social behaviour and I would have thought most of us assimilate it with little effort (leaving aside for the moment those people for whom it's a tremendous effort).

    We're all polite to various extents - I think the minimum standard is turning away so that people don't see your eyes roll when they say something completely daft along with not spraying half-masticated food over the table or your fellow diners. My personal standards are a bit stricter than that (okay, a lot stricter) but very few people fall below that minimum but many may have very different ideas about what constitutes civilised behavior above the minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    "Standard knowledge per the social level" isn't clear to me.

    Is it another way of asking about the social conventions one has grown up with and/or developed and modified when exposed to a new group of people with other ideas and/or about comparing sets of different conventions prevailing in the sub-groups within a whole society?

    Everybody knows, I would have thought, that we behave differently when we're attending a footy match as against a poetry reading as against a funeral - or a wedding - or a naming ceremony for a baby.

    We all speak differently and prefer/avoid various topics and are more, or less, casual or careful or formal about our language when we're talking to our parents or our children, or meeting a stranger at the pub, or at a job interview, or when serving a customer, or when we're at home watching something that excites or pleases or annoys us.

    That is all standard social behaviour and I would have thought most of us assimilate it with little effort (leaving aside for the moment those people for whom it's a tremendous effort).

    We're all polite to various extents - I think the minimum standard is turning away so that people don't see your eyes roll when they say something completely daft along with not spraying half-masticated food over the table or your fellow diners. My personal standards are a bit stricter than that (okay, a lot stricter) but very few people fall below that minimum but many may have very different ideas about what constitutes civilised behavior above the minimum.
    lol.. OK. I get you're frightened/scared/threatened, since you believe that only the "select" get higher knowledge. I don't believe in fate, but then yeah, get threatened, you should accept that others share different beliefs to you.. lol..
     

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    I get you're frightened/scared/threatened, since you believe that only the "select" get higher knowledge.
    Good grief.

    When did I say anything about "higher knowledge"? When you tell me what you think "higher knowledge" is, I might think about how someone might go about acquiring it.

    As for being "frightened/scared/threatened", I've certainly been all of those things a few times ...

    1. Most recently, when I had to use CPR to revive my husband who'd more or less dropped dead at my feet.
    2. Twenty years ago, when one of my children had to have an MRI for a suspected brain tumour.
    3. More years ago, and several times over, having to deal with threats and actual physical attacks from my previous, drunkard, husband.


    Other people's beliefs are just that, other people's beliefs. They're only threatening to me when they involve real danger to me or people I care about - which sometimes includes people I don't even know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I have my own mind, I don't need to know about others' thoughts.
    We certainly don't need to know yours.
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