Is it bad? Is it the only logical outcome? Is it somewhere in between?
We all know that humans are flawed and fallen or however you want to phrase it. Does that mean misanthropy is logically right?
If you don't think it is, then what is your justification?
Sorry, I took that line out of context. Pretty much just took it out to stand on it's own.
It's the way I feel about people in general and since it's the very last line it must have stood out to me.
I see people moralize attitudes & sentiment constantly. I am not sure they do well to do it, but do it they do. If there is a difference between opportunism & honor, for example, it is more obvious as a matter of sentiment & attitude than as a matter of action.
Consider, further, that a morality that deals with actions, but nothing else, is essentially retrospective & has no prospective powers. It could neither reasonable ground trust nor character.
Finally, if actions are things that people do, then the rest is speeches & thoughts & things like that. Now, thoughts are perhaps impossible to make out unless a body talks to you; & sentiments, inasmuch as we glean them from the motions of bodies, may be misleading -- at any rate, many are deceived by actors... Surely, however, speeches are morally relevant & open to a scrutiny much more serious than sentiment. Perhaps there is no more obvious connection between speeches & actions spoken about in speeches - at least none more obvious with a view to morality - than making promises, the legal form of which is the contract. Else lying would never be immoral...
I remember misanthropy, she taught social studies at PS 203 in Queens.
Last week I told my wife we need a home improvement loan, she gave me a thousand dollars to move out. No respect I tell ya, no respect.
Ba dum bump, clang!
I was watching Dangerfield and other old comics on youtube last week. They all had the same stage persona. An always "on" lounge performer feel. So cheesy. Jokes were always the same, quick, and relentless.
So different than today, not bad, but different.
In theory yes, Misanthropy in my mind is logical. But in practice no it is not logical.