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Old 04-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Is Psychopathy the actual root of all evil?

I mean, we all know that psychopaths are extremely charismatic right...they gain people's affection and sympathy. They basically use this to survive, which is how they get so good at triggering specific emotions in people, they imitate so well they easily exceed an average person's charm.
Popularity. You may ask, if they're so extraordinary how come they don't take over the world? The answer is that, in all probability and at least in part, they already have.

We follow them, we can't help it. They come in all shapes and sizes, so how are you supposed to know who's an actual sociopath and who's just a strong individual and leader? Hell, maybe it's always been this way. We're driven to them so we willingly let them get to the top of the ladder. The problem? Well, they're psychopaths.

They do everything for their own sake, they're not concerned about what others feel. A sociopath is capable of murdering at random out of 'curiosity' and come away with a few annoying stains in their clothes and a boner. Empathy is completely eliminated from their equation. My point is, what if human kind has forever been given its image of violence as an everyday occurrence by these people? What if wars have always been at the hands of clinically unstable individuals who would never shed a tear for one death, let alone millions? Are we all just pawns in these people's game?

Holy fuck, just think about that.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Our Lord and savior wouldn't let that happen. Accept Christ into your heart brother.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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Nahh, bitches are the root of all evil.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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A small percentage of Psychopaths are bad people or kill people or anything like that. A lot of them are actually successful CEOs of companies and positions of that nature. So to me I don't think Psychopaths are the root of all evil.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Yeah I remember watching some documentary on psychopaths and at one point it was talking about how a large number of managers or other successful people in business were psychopaths. And most of their employees didn't even know or notice anything special about them, instead they would admire them, be inspired by them and look up to them.
So yeah, seems like there are a lot more psychopaths out there then expected. Mostly I think it is because when people think of psychopath that they imagine extreme cases.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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'The root of all evil' is not psychopathy. Evil stems from the normal people who stand idly by and let atrocities occur.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #9
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Psychopaths are a myth. In no way does anyone have the ability to make you do anything or change your mind.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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The lack of empathy is the root of evil. That is the difference between someone capable of doing evil and someone who isn't.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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Psychopaths are a myth. In no way does anyone have the ability to make you do anything or change your mind.


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It appears bro, that we can only settle this in a death match.
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I get boners when I slaughter people in GTA IV, does it mean I'm a psychopath?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #15
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A small percentage of Psychopaths are bad people or kill people or anything like that. A lot of them are actually successful CEOs of companies and positions of that nature. So to me I don't think Psychopaths are the root of all evil.

But are they not precisely the ones whose actions, while in such positions, compromise a good number of other people's lives? Because yeah, maybe they fit into society well enough, but being psychopaths they are incapable of caring for them.

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The lack of empathy is the root of evil. That is the difference between someone capable of doing evil and someone who isn't.

And could psychopathy be the root of the lack of empathy? No?

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Psychopaths are a myth. In no way does anyone have the ability to make you do anything or change your mind.

You're starting to sound a lot like a psycho right now...
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Your dawn or mine?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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Psychopaths are a myth. In no way does anyone have the ability to make you do anything or change your mind.

Not sure if the real joker.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:32 AM   #18
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You're starting to sound a lot like a psycho right now...

Please elaborate. Why on earth would I be a psycopath?

Also you don't by any chance play Fifa 12 do you?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #19
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Please elaborate. Why on earth would I be a psycopath?

Also you don't by any chance play Fifa 12 do you?

Kidding. You're probably not, although they represent 1% of the human population.

And no, sadly i don't.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #20
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Kidding. You're probably not, although they represent 1% of the human population.

Too bad.

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And no, sadly i don't.

Then someone has stolen your username. But don't worry, I won 4-3 from him.
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