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Making a stand against corruption is a waste of time.

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Making a stand against corruption is a waste of time.

Postby TalkingPoint » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:13 pm

Making a stand against corruption is a waste of time. We should just learn to live with it.

What do you think?
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Postby jeffcox » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:52 pm

The question is: is doing nothing a waste of time?

If you try to do something about it, then something may happen to change it. If you do nothing about it, then there's no hope of it ever changing.

It may be difficult, it may be nigh on impossible, but even so... possible.

Dreams don't come true... they're made to come true.
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Postby TearHere » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:58 am

jeffcox wrote:..If you try to do something about it, then something may happen to change it. If you do nothing about it, then there's no hope of it ever changing..


I agree. I am often reminded of the people power wherein the people marched on the streets and made a stand here in the Philippines during the Marcos regime. Sorry if you're not familiar with what i'm talking about..here's a link if you wanna know.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Marcos Had the people remained silent and unassertive, Marcos could've continued his term. He and his cronies has stolen alot from this country, wasted alot of money. I still think that making a stand on these issues means alot. "Living with it" is for me never a good idea. Soon, it will become a part of us, what good would it do? Not a nice thing to pass on to our successors.
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Postby jeffcox » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:24 pm

Exactly! I am aware of the march and I was really in awe of the courage the people showed. It does take a lot of strength and courage to do that.

Like China and the demonstration in Tiananmen Square. You may not always be successful, but I think that it's important to try. Although I understand the consequences can be very severe, you or your family could be killed. So,it's a very subjective choice; to demonstrate or not. I understand those who consider change to be worth the risk; and I understand those who consider the risk to be too great.

The question is; what do you want your children to inherit?
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Postby Seafarer » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:18 am

sOmetimes i think in the same way.Because it sounds impossible to stand against corruption.Even if u want to stand against it, u find few supporters or few people who understands u .Actually, lots of people lost their life for the sake of this struggle and what did they achieve? Basically nothing, the same rat race is going on and people sre continuing to ruin the world with their greedy desires.
I,myself cannot find enough courage to struggle with the corruptions.
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CORRUPTION-A STAND ?WHY NOT.

Postby hoanggia » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:28 pm

THE FEELING OF BEING LONELY IN A CERTAIN FIELD IS SO TERRIBLE TO ANY IDIVIDUAL .THAT'S WHY NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO GO AGAINST THIS TO THE LAST MINUTES OF HIS LIFE.HOWEVER, DOING NOTHING LIKE WAITING SOMETHING HOPELESSLY-YOU KNOW IT'S COMING AND TAKING OVER YOU/AFFECT IN SOME WAY TO THE SOCIETY /TO THE NEXT GENERATION ,BUT YOU JUST ..PONDER.YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN HERE.THAT FEELING -LONELINESS-IS SO AWEFUL.NO HELP/ NO SUPPORT.SO, IF MANY OF US GET TOGETHER GIVING SUPPORT TO EACH OTHER,THAT WILL TURN INTO A BIG HIT -A BIG STRENGTH . :P
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Postby jeffcox » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:32 pm

But often you plant the desire for change in the hearts of people. I think that that is a very important first step.

Even if you stand up against corruption and you don't get to change anything, people notice and society is changed in a very small way. Even though you can't see it at that moment.

This seed will grow inside the hearts of this society secretly, until one day it just has to blossom. Look at India as an example. Look at South Africa as an example. Look at Brazil as an example.

Change is not always immediate. Sometimes it is a process that requires generations. Each generation making small and sometimes unseen changes.
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Postby tiantanguk » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:51 am

If you were ever trying to "live with it" while you are aware of it,you are feeding it,isn't it?
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Corruption and bribery

Postby shadds » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:40 pm

I think that we can put an end to corruption and bribery gradually. It is not a waste of time.
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Postby ethical » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:14 pm

Hypocrisy unveiled

Cantor Steven Joel Levin

http://www.geocities.com/donasigal/ethicaljew.html
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