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    INFP - The Idealists

    Humanity

    What do you think of your fellow man? How do your views of the whole differ from your feelings or thoughts about individuals?
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    I tend to take a more cynical view on humanity than I've been led to believe the average INFP does. I think that people are full of willful ignorance and it drives me crazy. As a whole I get really mad at people. I think they get all caught up in their social crap and are just trying to be comfortable and impress eachother and never really look at the world. I think they are mostly mindless sheep.

    Individual people I feel sorry for. I want them to be happy, but I wish they would take a real look at the world. I see people moving around in their lives being so serious about the things that don't really matter and it is so heartbreaking. I envy their ability not to see the world, I'm disdainful of their inability to see it. I can clearly see where they see themselves in their lives and I feel protective. My heart breaks for them and for everyone whenever I consider the state of an individual human. They get so caught up in their patterns. They think what they are supposed to think and do what they are supposed to do. They don't realize how much they are hurting themselves and the world.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Awesome people are awesome.

    Non-awesome people aren't awesome.

    Mean people suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    I tend to take a more cynical view on humanity than I've been led to believe the average INFP does. I think that people are full of willful ignorance and it drives me crazy. As a whole I get really mad at people. I think they get all caught up in their social crap and are just trying to be comfortable and impress eachother and never really look at the world. I think they are mostly mindless sheep.

    Individual people I feel sorry for. I want them to be happy, but I wish they would take a real look at the world. I see people moving around in their lives being so serious about the things that don't really matter and it is so heartbreaking. I envy their ability not to see the world, I'm disdainful of their inability to see it. I can clearly see where they see themselves in their lives and I feel protective. My heart breaks for them and for everyone whenever I consider the state of an individual human. They get so caught up in their patterns. They think what they are supposed to think and do what they are supposed to do. They don't realize how much they are hurting themselves and the world.
    I think the same about other people. I also think that it's sad that you can easily see that each one of them is unique, yet they are all trying to become a 'perfect person', so they slowly start to change into the image of that 'person', and then they all look the same.

    I also think that the media is playing a big role in destroying people's happiness, because first they give you the portrayal of how people should act through movies and shows and stuff, and then they make you buy stuff which will never make you happy, and only fulfill your superficial desires and give you instant gratification. Then they tell you that those things you bought are 'out' and the new models are 'in', and the cycle keeps repeating.

    Also, society never cares about nurturing people's abilities, it just wants to produce citizens which will aid the continuation of industrialization. Which means that everybody will become mindless robots in an attempt to build something which will crash down upon them.

    I wish I could break everyone out of that cycle :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredToDeath View Post
    I think the same about other people. I also think that it's sad that you can easily see that each one of them is unique, yet they are all trying to become a 'perfect person', so they slowly start to change into the image of that 'person', and then they all look the same.

    I also think that the media is playing a big role in destroying people's happiness, because first they give you the portrayal of how people should act through movies and shows and stuff, and then they make you buy stuff which will never make you happy, and only fulfill your superficial desires and give you instant gratification. Then they tell you that those things you bought are 'out' and the new models are 'in', and the cycle keeps repeating.

    Also, society never cares about nurturing people's abilities, it just wants to produce citizens which will aid the continuation of industrialization. Which means that everybody will become mindless robots in an attempt to build something which will crash down upon them.

    I wish I could break everyone out of that cycle :(
    Yeah. I am so with you...

    Have you ever read the book (probably not, honestly. It is not popular) "When Ladies go Atheiving" My kindle broke long before I finished it, but it was fascinating. It is about the beginning of industrialization in the united states. It talks a lot about a magazine, the dry good something. Basically the magazine told people how to increase demand for their products. It goes into the lives of women during the industrial revolution and discusses all of the social pressures, domestic duties, and consumerist agenda that they faced. Eventually it gets to the trend of middle-class women from good families with husbands with good jobs shoplifting. It happened a lot. I never made it to that point, but it just highlights how deliberate the consumerist brainwashing is.
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    I used to be really cynical and I definitely have my moments. Sometimes I lose my faith in humanity. But, then I'll see something or meet someone that will reignite that faith. There seems to be a lot of entitlement these days - people who believe they should have what they want simply because they were raised having it or see people have it in the movies. So many people don't seem to live in reality. Reality isn't TV or the movies. That's silly and I'm shocked to see that there are real live human beings who think that way. Materialism has always been around as have selfishness, racism, vanity, etc. So many older folks seem to believe that "this generation is worse than the last". That's never true. The "bad stuff" is concentrated into a different area in each generation. The "bad stuff" exists in them all and is just as concentrated as the others.

    But, there are so many people who aren't shouting from the rooftops about how awesome they are. There are people who are devoting their lives to helping people. There are so many people who care about their fellow man to a point where they would do anything for someone in need. I know that I would help out anyone. My mom would. My husband would. My mom's business partner would give the shirt off her back to anyone who needed it without a second thought. And these are just people that I know personally. Sure, there are people who wouldn't...like my dad. He thinks you should earn whatever it is. So do my FIL and BIL. That doesn't necessarily make them bad people, just different. My FIL at least gives a lot to charity and has given us some incredible gifts that are designed to be incredibly helpful.

    So, I guess it's the individuals I see who shape what I see in humanity as a whole. There are many douchebags out there. But, there are many more people who care. And almost everyone has been through some shit. They may not share it with you or anyone else, but 90% of the people in this world have visited the darkness. We all handle it in different ways. While it doesn't make it good or right, sometimes you can't blame someone for not being the person they "should" be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    Yeah. I am so with you...

    Have you ever read the book (probably not, honestly. It is not popular) "When Ladies go Atheiving" My kindle broke long before I finished it, but it was fascinating. It is about the beginning of industrialization in the united states. It talks a lot about a magazine, the dry good something. Basically the magazine told people how to increase demand for their products. It goes into the lives of women during the industrial revolution and discusses all of the social pressures, domestic duties, and consumerist agenda that they faced. Eventually it gets to the trend of middle-class women from good families with husbands with good jobs shoplifting. It happened a lot. I never made it to that point, but it just highlights how deliberate the consumerist brainwashing is.
    No, I didn't hear about it...it does seem really interesting :)

    There's also a lot of videos talking about how consumerism is sort of 'taking over' people, and that tv is brainwashing them...an interesting article that talks about it that I can't not love is this:

    The Mad Cult of the World « PARALLAX

    And about the video at the end: the guy's name is Charlie Veitch, search for "the love police" on youtube, he's trying to 'awaken' humanity :)

    I'm sorry if this went a bit off-topic but I can't control myself when it comes to stuff like this xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredToDeath View Post
    No, I didn't hear about it...it does seem really interesting :)

    There's also a lot of videos talking about how consumerism is sort of 'taking over' people, and that tv is brainwashing them...an interesting article that talks about it that I can't not love is this:

    The Mad Cult of the World « PARALLAX

    I'm sorry if this went a bit off-topic but I can't control myself when it comes to stuff like this xD
    Oh, not at all. This is exactly what I was looking for...well...to know if it was just me, but ideally to learn it wasn't.

    Just looking at the picture of the cubicles there was enough to depress me. This is the reality of the world. People's lives really truly are spent sitting in boxes for 8 hours a day, and driving two more to get to the boxes. I'm so sad for people who are stuck in it and I never want to be. My dad is trying so hard to get out of it, but he has such a need to stick with it for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    Oh, not at all. This is exactly what I was looking for...well...to know if it was just me, but ideally to learn it wasn't.

    Just looking at the picture of the cubicles there was enough to depress me. This is the reality of the world. People's lives really truly are spent sitting in boxes for 8 hours a day, and driving two more to get to the boxes. I'm so sad for people who are stuck in it and I never want to be. My dad is trying so hard to get out of it, but he has such a need to stick with it for some reason.
    Okay, great :D

    Yes, it's a sad sight...I have promised myself that after I graduate from college and get some experience, I'll open up something private, so that I can be my own boss and escape this madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredToDeath View Post
    Okay, great :D

    Yes, it's a sad sight...I have promised myself that after I graduate from college and get some experience, I'll open up something private, so that I can be my own boss and escape this madness.
    That sounds wonderful. What are you going to school for? My family has a vague plan to start up an alternative education school for intelligent socially inept youth. I think I am going to get a degree in experiential education. The goal of the program will be to give the kids the flexibility they need to explore their gifts in an atmosphere where they can also work on their weaknesses without judgement. Also, to give them peers who actually feel like peers. It's going to have a large component of outdoors active hands on learning.

    This way we get to play and have fun and freedom and help people who can't really cope with public school but could excel otherwise.
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