Is bad to be interested in violence?

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by Millennie Al » Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:10 pm

bjn wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:35 am
I’m interested in violence,... I have no desire to harm anyone.
Am I a bad person?
If you are, it's not because of that. The only bad bit is the perpetration of violence against those who do not consent.

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by plodder » Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:39 am

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:37 pm
Some people literally study sex, and not because they want to spend all their time w.nking.

It's possible to be interested in something and it not be down to a fetish.
Of course, but if you're excited by sex... (see the distinction?)

Of course people literally study sex, it's a cornerstone of psychology for starters. There really aren't that many biological drivers that motivate us. Hunger, sex, thirst, shelter, that's about it. These are the building blocks.

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:43 am

Ooo, do birdwatching next. Do I want to eat birds, drink their blood, f.ck them, or use them to construct some kind of makeshift bivouac?
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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by plodder » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:12 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:43 am
Ooo, do birdwatching next. Do I want to eat birds, drink their blood, f.ck them, or use them to construct some kind of makeshift bivouac?
Many of the more subtle motivations we have (e.g. hobbies like birdwatching) are of course a result of multiple complex interactions, but they are rooted in basic physiological drivers.

This is bog standard psychology, e.g. 2 secs on google: https://positivepsychology.com/motivati ... -behavior/

I'd suggest that the motivations behind putting silly music on war videos or fighting for fun are slightly less complex to unpick. I mean it could be 4-D chess that's going on here. But, you know.

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by Opti » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:16 am

Where is our resident Positive Psychology investigator when we need him?
Time for a big fat one.

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by plodder » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:17 am

Opti wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:16 am
Where is our resident Positive Psychology investigator when we need him?
lol, sure the ratios and management speak etc is all bollocks. Feel free to ignore that bit and just refer to the multiple standard textbooks they reference in the article.

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:50 am

Heh, you said secs
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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by tenchboy » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:53 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:50 am
Heh, you said secs
says he who just said w*zards sl**ve!

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by plodder » Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:28 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:50 am
Heh, you said secs
fab


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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by causan_dux » Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:35 pm

lpm wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Notwithstanding a separate thread, chess is so remote from sexual competition like "finding and keeping a mate" as to make it nonsense.
We chessplayers are as impelled as any others by the primal drivers of life, the four Fs: fighting, fleeing, feeding, and fianchettoing the bishop

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Re: Is bad to be interested in violence?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:07 pm

The Actress wrote:Well I've never heard it called that before 🥺
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