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Are anger, discompassion and hatred symptoms of weakness?

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Mosesquine
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Re: Are anger, discompassion and hatred symptoms of weakness?

Post by Mosesquine » June 14th, 2018, 3:00 pm

All feelings like anger, discompassion and hatred, etc., are not symptoms of weakness. US army, stronger, can hate Islamic State army, weaker. In many cases, stronger things can be angry or can hate weaker things.

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Re: Are anger, discompassion and hatred symptoms of weakness?

Post by Karpel Tunnel » June 15th, 2018, 1:59 am

Though those facets of the stronger thing could still be weaknesses. IOW each of those armies could be weaker due to those qualities.

If I meet some steroid addicted body builder, he can very likely kick my ass, but he's still got a weakness with his steroid addiction.

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Re: Are anger, discompassion and hatred symptoms of weakness?

Post by LuckyR » June 15th, 2018, 11:16 am

Totally depends on the criteria (definition) to meet the terms
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: Are anger, discompassion and hatred symptoms of weakness?

Post by Karpel Tunnel » June 16th, 2018, 1:19 am

LuckyR wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 11:16 am
Totally depends on the criteria (definition) to meet the terms
And even if they are well defined, it becomes 1) tricky to not have value based, rather than objective based evaluations 2) and even if one manages to get some kind of value free criteria, hard to measure.

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