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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-04 03:57 PM
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21. it's unrealistic to expect adults, children, pets, or anyone else
to ignore self-interests. There is a huge literature in several different social science fields, across many cultures, to support that, in case you doubt it.

A more realistic goal is to ask people to consider

--the common good
--self- interest
--fairness
--costs and efficacy of alternatives

etc.

Good people are able and willing to consider problems that are not black-and-white, zero sum, etc.
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