• Makhno@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    “They’re too stupid to make their own decisions, I know better what’s best for them, I must protect them from themselves”.

    I’ve never been given a reason to not think most people are morons

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          2 months ago

          That’s 100% true. That’s why I’d like the help from experts to help me avoid being scammed, help me avoid drinking and eating poisoned food, or having to breath unhealthy air.

          I don’t always know the full repercussions from the decisions I make so I really appreciate having some expert help. This is especially true of decisions shitty people try to coerce me into making when I’m desperate or emotionally vulnerable.

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      2 months ago

      I presume you don’t consider yourself to be a part of the aforementioned majority? Do you believe it makes you superior? Do you believe you know better what’s best for them? Do you believe you must protect them from themselves, even at the cost of their self-determination?

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        2 months ago

        I’m not the person you’re replying to, but I am stupid enough to occasionally get close to falling for a scam. Rather than test my luck, I’d rather they didn’t exist.

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          2 months ago

          Allowing someone to play a game in which the rules and odds are clear and up front, is not a scam. Full stop.