03-09-2012, 09:23 AM
Status: Love don't live here.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Originally Posted by WTFAust
So I was playing Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin in the US, I think) the other day, and one CO (Commanding Officer) said this regarding societal values and junk:
"You've been brainwashed to believe in the values of your society. You are just doltishly repeating what society has taught you to think."
*Other person says something here*
"Those are merely the ideals society has imprinted on your young mind. Those ideals were constructed to ensure that society functioned. They served to channel people's energy away from killing each other."
Now, since this guy was the "bad" guy, we are probably supposed to go "OH NO! YOU'RE WRONG!!" etc, but, in some kind of maniacal, evil way... he's right. Or at least, I can see WHY he would say that.
It kind of got me thinking. We would say that what he said was wrong or bad, but by what standard would we be saying this? Probably the ideals that he mentioned that we were "brainwashed" with, right? Or not, It's just me thinking crazy.
It also kind of brought me to many threads here, where people have been giving advice to others and so on. I have seen many people here talk about what is the "good" or "right" or "moral" thing to do, and it got me thinking again: Are we just repeating what society tells us to repeat? Or do we legitimately feel that this is correct, just cause? And if just cause, what makes us say this? What facts and assumptions in our heads have drawn us to make this decision?
So, what do YOU think?
- Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that society is as bad as this guy makes it out to be.
- I am not saying that I 100% agree with his views.
- And I'm not saying that society is a brainwashing indoctrination of the people.
- So please, do not (or at least, TRY not to) make claims about my person (or any other persons) in this discussion. Thank you.
No.. the society is exactly as bad as that guy says it is.. probably even worse,we don't know the whole story yet.
The media tells us that something good and that we should like it,and everybody starts liking it. We're like sheeps.. we don't know the right path,we just go with the herd.
Why do I act like Im all high and mighty
When inside Im dying
I am finally realizing I need help
I can't do it by myself, too weak, 2 weeks I've been having ups and downs
Going through peaks and valleys,dilly dallying
Around with the idea, of ending this sh*t right here.