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    Recipes Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    After all...it's boasting, right??

    A professor I know and respect with a PhD in Social Psychology told me that we can say what we did charitable not to puff us up, but to set the example for others and move them to do the same.
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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    I think it's 'puffing yourself up' to think that another person needs your example.
    Just get on with it, I say.

    Others may disagree, but broadly speaking, it's an aspect of the thai outlook that I like.

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Was that the entire OP or did I miss something?
    Use BKK Post's 'Learning' section for good reading/listening materials...

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Hey, at least it makes sense.

    Unlike.....

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Lost me. What the fuck does "what we did charitable" mean? Charitable is not an adverb.

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    ^ I think he's from the US. Those 'parts of speech' can be a bit tricky for them.

    Still, I'm sure he's one of ECC's finest

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    The great philosopher Jesus would have argued that doing your good deeds in public means you have received your reward already (no prezzies in heaven then). I'm dubious of those quick to relate their tales of righteousness as in my experience there tends to be an assumption on their part that the listener doesn't do anything charitable. Isn't there an inherent arrogance in assuming the position of role model?
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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Self praise has never been a good recommendation




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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    I say I do charitable things to make people do the same....even though I don't....so what does that make me (other than the c, k, j or y words).


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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    I wish I could be bothered answering this thread, but since nobody else is making sense, I see no reason (other than to be charitable) for me to do so.

    WTF are "the c, k, j or y words"?
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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Cunt, kyke/kike, Jew (sorry should have capitalised) and yid!!!

    No offence meant (I personally due to a bad bout of smegma keep mine peeled back all the time....so I'm sort of an honourary one).

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    My friend Phd, MSc, OBE, and Cylce Proficiency Level 3 2nd Class says your right kk.

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    As with all things, I think it is 'how' you phrase it.

    Discussing charitable projects and/or experiences on a forum or even in person when the subject is broached ain't all bad, imo. But, boasting about it and putting it into a "see, see what I did," context is laughable.

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Donn View Post
    Isn't there an inherent arrogance in assuming the position of role model?
    Certainly not. It's a duty for adults. How you manifest that is where the arrogance/boastfulness/immodesty questions come into play.

    kenkers, does anyone REALLY still go on with that shite?

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    Re: Why Would We Ever Want to Say What We Did Charitable?

    Perhaps a fair point WB in the context of the teacher - young student relationship. I don't, however, feel a moral or social obligation to set an example of how to behave to other autonomous adults.

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