<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"I betcha that there's some study somewhere that tells us that 90% of hu-mans are incapable of maintaining an ethical approach to life without the fear of punishment in the background."<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I thought someone did a study recently, the concluded findings were that people tended to do stuff to/for other people because it was in their best interests. This includes either fear of reprisal or possible chance that the other person will reciprocate niceness back in a way we need/desire. Like Lea's hunt mammoth/build home scenario.<br><br>Most people don't do stuff purely out of selflessness.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
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