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#11 buckland

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Posted 23 July 2022 - 01:35 PM

I shouldn't be surprised or disappointed but I still can't fathom how a person can walk away from their own trash and consider themselves a good person. Or how can they not see that 10,000 in one place does anything but destroy what they came to experience?

I won't even go on or I'll get more bummed. 


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#12 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 23 July 2022 - 02:18 PM

I shouldn't be surprised or disappointed but I still can't fathom how a person can walk away from their own trash and consider themselves a good person. Or how can they not see that 10,000 in one place does anything but destroy what they came to experience?

I won't even go on or I'll get more bummed. 

Rob, they’re hedonists, they don’t care.  They just want to do whatever they please, without respect to impacts to anyone or anything.


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Posted 23 July 2022 - 03:46 PM

And as Foy related recently,  they are especially joyful if you will fund their wants and desires.

 

Never give panhandlers money.  If you think they need a meal, offer them one.  Don't participate in their hijack of your life.


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#14 teledork

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Posted 24 July 2022 - 08:39 PM

Rob, they’re hedonists, they don’t care.  They just want to do whatever they please, without respect to impacts to anyone or anything.

I am not sure they are capable of considering the impact they have - perhaps a form of Dunning - Krueger? Lack of conscience? self control? ethics? (Or in other words - can you say sociopath?)

 

I had a "rainbow" housemate in the late "70s. He had all kinds of reasons for helping himself to the belongings of others like deciding that he was more entitled to my Svea backpack stove because he was a better friend to the person who gave the stove to me. I did not renew my lease because this guy would not move and would no longer pay for anything. I never understood why because I believe "reasons" need to make some kind of logical sense. 


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#15 AWG_Pics

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 01:10 AM

I am not sure they are capable of considering the impact they have - perhaps a form of Dunning - Krueger? Lack of conscience? self control? ethics? (Or in other words - can you say sociopath?)

 

 

Our younger relative was a Rainbow for a few years. It took getting head lice to get him to cut his rasta hair (and then finding out his 'friends' would not associate with him anymore) and then getting busted for pot possession in Idaho, which a family retained lawyer barely got him out of a jail term, before he snapped to his senses. He won't even talk about that phase of his life. Is quite conservative nowadays.


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Posted 25 July 2022 - 02:29 PM

A few years back we visited Summer Lake wildlife refuge in S E Oregon. Almost adjacent is a small store and roadside rest area.

 

For one reason or another the water was turned off at the rest area and toilets closed. The store was closed due to water shortage.

In the rest area I was surprised to see a late fifties man and family washing  playa dust off their Sprinter based camper. 

 

When I asked about his water access he explained how clever he was to bring a outside faucet key, hoses etc., so he can wash the dust off his Sprinter each year as they return to Seattle from Burning Man. 

 

Steal a precious resource after playing in the desert.


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