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    So someone said something in one of the gay marriage threads about how the "Me" philosophy is way too prevalent nowadays. Was just wondering if there's anybody else here who thinks that the Me Philosophy in and of itself is actually a good thing and maybe we should actually have more of it.

    And by the Me Philosophy I mean worrying about yourself and your own before you worry about others. Not saying you should be a selfish, uncaring asshole btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadhead View Post
    So someone said something in one of the gay marriage threads about how the "Me" philosophy is way too prevalent nowadays. Was just wondering if there's anybody else here who thinks that the Me Philosophy in and of itself is actually a good thing and maybe we should actually have more of it.

    And by the Me Philosophy I mean worrying about yourself and your own before you worry about others. Not saying you should be a selfish, uncaring asshole btw
    I've been saying this for years. We now live in a ME society. What that means is that most people, it seems, want to do what they want to do, other's be damned. For example, we've all had this. You go to a movie theater and there's always at least 1 or 2 idiots who want to talk through the whole movie and if you dare to say something, they act like you're putting them out. Or let me give you another example, I was in a deli line one day, one of those rare one's that didn't have one of those little ticket things. Well, it was crowded but not banging crowded. I was 3rd in line when this older guy comes in, you know the type, the one's who act like they own the place and stands there when one of the counter help asks who was next and he jumped up and said he was next. Uh huh. I don't let that crap go and told the clerk who was really next(this older woman). This guy, it seemed, thought we were all waiting there in line for him to jump in front of us. He's lucky I didn't belt him. But the basic philosophy these days is "what I wanna do when I wanna do it".
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    It can be a good way of life if done properly. i think of Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged. He wanted to be rich, he made a business. That is an example. The problem is we are now moving into a "What are you going to do for me" Philosophy with all the damn social programs and lack of interest from a lot of people to try and make anything of themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    It can be a good way of life if done properly. i think of Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged. He wanted to be rich, he made a business. That is an example. The problem is we are now moving into a "What are you going to do for me" Philosophy with all the damn social programs and lack of interest from a lot of people to try and make anything of themselves.
    That's pretty much exactly what I had in mind. Ayn Rand has had a huge influence on my life. Funny enough, I didn't really care for Atlas Shrugged as a novel. I thought it was just poorly written. The philosophy behind it however is the basis for my own personal worldview

    On edit: I'm hardly one of the prime movers Ayn Rand was talking about in that book, but I work hard and I feel entitled to what I work for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I've been saying this for years. We now live in a ME society. What that means is that most people, it seems, want to do what they want to do, other's be damned. For example, we've all had this. You go to a movie theater and there's always at least 1 or 2 idiots who want to talk through the whole movie and if you dare to say something, they act like you're putting them out. Or let me give you another example, I was in a deli line one day, one of those rare one's that didn't have one of those little ticket things. Well, it was crowded but not banging crowded. I was 3rd in line when this older guy comes in, you know the type, the one's who act like they own the place and stands there when one of the counter help asks who was next and he jumped up and said he was next. Uh huh. I don't let that crap go and told the clerk who was really next(this older woman). This guy, it seemed, thought we were all waiting there in line for him to jump in front of us. He's lucky I didn't belt him. But the basic philosophy these days is "what I wanna do when I wanna do it".
    I try not to get upset by stupid or inconsiderate people in traffic as it does no good that I can tell. But without fail as the well behaved citizens sit in the exit lane for the airport, some jackass thinks we're all idiots apparently, that we just don't know that you can run up the right hand land and then jump in the traffic. I don't know who to be angrier at: the guy who does this or the moron asleep at the switch who allows him to pull in front. As a rule, I have a philosophy that it's not my right to be generous with other people's time.

    There was a time when courtesy dictated that you not block a curb cutout near an intersection. Now, someone who wants to do something illegal will pull out in front of your good manners, and then block you while he tries to make an illegal left turn across four lanes so he can go into Church's chicken without driving around the block. You end up missing the light and so do the people behind you. So I don't permit that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I try not to get upset by stupid or inconsiderate people in traffic as it does no good that I can tell. But without fail as the well behaved citizens sit in the exit lane for the airport, some jackass thinks we're all idiots apparently, that we just don't know that you can run up the right hand land and then jump in the traffic. I don't know who to be angrier at: the guy who does this or the moron asleep at the switch who allows him to pull in front. As a rule, I have a philosophy that it's not my right to be generous with other people's time.

    There was a time when courtesy dictated that you not block a curb cutout near an intersection. Now, someone who wants to do something illegal will pull out in front of your good manners, and then block you while he tries to make an illegal left turn across four lanes so he can go into Church's chicken without driving around the block. You end up missing the light and so do the people behind you. So I don't permit that anymore.

    Somedays I miss my old GMC urban assault vehicle. No one messed with me then. Now I'm all shiny waxed and showroom and they know Im bluffing.
    It's idiots like that, that run up the cost of Insurance for all of us , but I bet those idiots pay even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    It's idiots like that, that run up the cost of Insurance for all of us , but I bet those idiots pay even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I try not to get upset by stupid or inconsiderate people in traffic as it does no good that I can tell. But without fail as the well behaved citizens sit in the exit lane for the airport, some jackass thinks we're all idiots apparently, that we just don't know that you can run up the right hand land and then jump in the traffic. I don't know who to be angrier at: the guy who does this or the moron asleep at the switch who allows him to pull in front. As a rule, I have a philosophy that it's not my right to be generous with other people's time.

    There was a time when courtesy dictated that you not block a curb cutout near an intersection. Now, someone who wants to do something illegal will pull out in front of your good manners, and then block you while he tries to make an illegal left turn across four lanes so he can go into Church's chicken without driving around the block. You end up missing the light and so do the people behind you. So I don't permit that anymore.

    Somedays I miss my old GMC urban assault vehicle. No one messed with me then. Now I'm all shiny waxed and showroom and they know Im bluffing.
    One of my personal favorites. To get to Philly I take Route 55. When you get to the end route 55, it merges with Route 42 which takes you to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Now, at the end of 55, both lanes merge into one that leads into an off-ramp. When it's busy, this is where traffic grinds to a crawl. Without fail, there is always one asshole who rides the right shoulder of the road(it's not a lane) and then goes to squeeze into traffic on the off ramp. I never let them in in front of me. Another favorite, coming to an intersection where there is a left turn lane. Again, there's always some asshole who gets into the left turn lane and at the light, bypasses everyone going straight and goes straight themselves. One of my co-workers did this to me the other day and his reasoning was that he was late. No he wasn't. I was going to the same place and got there 10 minutes early. I chewed him out for cutting me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadhead View Post
    So someone said something in one of the gay marriage threads about how the "Me" philosophy is way too prevalent nowadays. Was just wondering if there's anybody else here who thinks that the Me Philosophy in and of itself is actually a good thing and maybe we should actually have more of it.

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    I'm the poster to which you are refering to, and no, we need less of the "me" philosphy. People voting for or against laws based on how it affects them directly instead of society as a whole. Al gore and his "carbon footprint" thievery. Twits that go around saying, "There ought to be a law against.." The #Occutards, Sandra Flock, politicians in general, enviroweenies are prime examples of what is wrong with the "me" only way of thinking.
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