Complicity  

intierzha 45M
311 posts
8/19/2006 11:39 pm

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Complicity


A close cousin to duplicity and apathy, to be sure. If you stay quiet due to apathy, is it the same as being a willing participant? Just as important (at least to me I guess), are you the person that is willing to sacrifice some (or even one) for the sake of many, and to that end, willingly do wrong for this good? Or does it give you pause? No matter the outcome, I should think that it would give anyone pause, yet it does not. That much is apparent in the past, present, and likely the future. Of course, most of us do not have to face such decisions and questions, at least on that scale. But the little things matter, scale only important as we feel it needs to be. So to those not really involved in world changing decisions (but I might digress that every decision, no matter how small shapes our world, but I guess that is a discussion for another time), apathy, selfishness and duplicity are what actions that may, or may not matter. I am sure I am thinking about this more than I should, but history and the present day is rife with those who do nothing when they could do more... can I do more? Again, I simply write and comment if I can, but yearn to do more, and perhaps that is my guilt, wanting but being unable... strange, I don't have that sort of guilt about sex, lol.

Sorry if I sound so melancholy, but I suppose someone has to think these things.

C.

akron42   
2375 posts
8/20/2006 11:37 am

Hey C, I think apathy can be worse than duplicity in many of our world situations. I think we need to pick our poison and stick with it. Are we the country that uses war to hide the true issues such as money, oil, and power? Or are we the country that stands back and says we don't want to get involved. Actually, we are both depending on the rewards of our choice. Either way, it's usually messed up on our part!


intierzha 45M

8/20/2006 12:44 pm

Our history has certainly borne out that thought. A lot of times we get involved more out of what our needs are, rather than the right thing to do, otherwise, we'd be in the Sudan, and we would have been in Rwanda as well. I think when a country acts like it wants to do right by everyone, then it should. Sadly, we're not the only country that falls prey to enlightened self-interest. Thanks for the thougts on the subject.

C.


BaronessK 53F

8/22/2006 5:28 am

One cannot truly sacrifice even one for the good of others no matter how many; there must be a 'wrong doing' in the one. Guilt is not connected to sex for me, ever. Yes, someone has to think these things.


intierzha 45M

8/22/2006 4:52 pm

Guilt and sex seem to have been connected for so long thanks to our prudish society, lol.

C.


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