Cripple. History Major. Vaguely Left-Wing.

Alt of PugJesus for ensuring Fediverse compatibility and shit

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  • PugJesus@lemmy.world
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    OPtomemes@lemmy.worldLa-li-lu-le-lo
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    2 days ago

    POSSESSION! SELF-HYPNOSIS! PSYCHIC POWERS BY PROXY!

    Unironically, it’s incredible how Kojima has a very clear and fairly substantial knowledge of history and international affairs and decides to just say “Fuck it” and combine it with giant nuke mecha piloted by psychic children and defeated by a brain-damaged man rescued by a Russian cowboy while listening to “She Blinded Me With Science” on his walkman. It takes a special kind of visionary, and I’m here for it








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    OPtomemes@lemmy.worldButter is serious business
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    3 days ago

    Not the same. A more apt version using your comparison would be someone saying ‘I’ve been sober for a year!’ and the other person (who still drinks, but perhaps cheered them on now and again from the sidelines) says either ‘You mean we’ve been sober for a year!’ or ‘Yes, and it’s all thanks to me!’ - never mind they didn’t actively step in to help, or try to go dry themselves.

    That’s literally not the claim being made by these people in the OP taking pride in their community’s accomplishments though.


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    Having pride in something you did not influence and had no choice in is really weird and kind of narcissistic.

    what

    When someone says “I’ve been sober for a year” and a commenter says “I’m proud of you, OP”, is that narcissistic? Pride in this sense is a sense of community accomplishment. As a social species, we share in the achievements of others as necessarily related to our own - it’s a form of creating bonds and encouraging behavior. Whether you dislike the idea of nations or not, having pride in something you didn’t influence and had no choice in is perfectly normal and not at all narcissistic.