Making a Kid's Day

Ash Tennis

Professional
He unnecessarily risked injury or worse for those kids. He should be charged and fined / jailed.

I hope these kids aren’t scarred for life from this traumatic experience
Oh be quiet he’s just a nice guy trying to do something nice. Those are the people we need more of in this world.
 

T1000

Legend
He unnecessarily risked injury or worse for those kids. He should be charged and fined / jailed.

I hope these kids aren’t scarred for life from this traumatic experience
Agreed. I hope the parents sue him personally and the company he works for for everything they have.
 

Ash Tennis

Professional
Agreed. I hope the parents sue him personally and the company he works for for everything they have.
God I hope you’re being sarcastic. If not then why don’t you try do something nice in you’re life to someone else. That would make the world better.
 

T1000

Legend
God I hope you’re being sarcastic. If not then why don’t you try do something nice in you’re life to someone else. That would make the world better.
Why would I go out of my way to do something nice for someone else? I only care if the world is better for me I don’t care if it’s better for others.
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
Why would I go out of my way to do something nice for someone else? I only care if the world is better for me I don’t care if it’s better for others.
If everyone looked after themselves, the world would be a better place. It’s all this supposed altruism (which is just disguised paternalism) that is to blame
 

T1000

Legend
Not always. Sometimes it’s babies

Why can’t you just be a good human?
I am a good human by my standards. Why should I have to change to conform to your standards

If everyone looked after themselves, the world would be a better place. It’s all this supposed altruism (which is just disguised paternalism) that is to blame
You should write a book. Another pearl of wisdom you have so generously shared with us for free
 

Ash Tennis

Professional
Not always. Sometimes it’s babies



I am a good human by my standards. Why should I have to change to conform to your standards



You should write a book. Another pearl of wisdom you have so generously shared with us for free
Ok fine then only look out for yourself. I was only suggesting something. Live your life how you want to and respect others decisions to be nice and kind to other people. Don’t criticize them for it then. How does what this kind man is doing affect you?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
If everyone looked after themselves, the world would be a better place. It’s all this supposed altruism (which is just disguised paternalism) that is to blame
An individual's self-improvement is better than "helping" others, which is often born out of selfishness and desire for control. And the improvement of the system overall is better than both.
 
An individual's self-improvement is better than "helping" others,

which is often born out of selfishness and desire for control
. And the improvement of the system overall is better than both.
. . Cynicism > service : . the Sureshs we all deserve.

. .Go volunteer at a soup kitchen....then share with us your thoughts about "selfishly helping" those ne'er-do-wells...

. .Better yet, .view the OP video, listen to the child's gleeful 'yea!' squeal and then....nevermind, you don't "get it" ....

. . only in TW-land can a thread extolling basic kindness (directed towards children no less) turn into an exercise in sanctimonious finger-pointing...you people would even screw-up a wet dream...

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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
What about creating a society where soup kitchens are not necessary? It's not the ninetheenth century, after all, and we are living in fabulously wealthy societies in the West and elsewhere.

. .Go volunteer at a soup kitchen....then share with us your thoughts about "selfishly helping" those ne'er-do-wells...
 
What about creating a society where soup kitchens are not necessary? It's not the ninetheenth century, after all, and we are living in fabulously wealthy societies in the West and elsewhere.
You make a good point, but here it's besides the point. .The point was that "to give is indeed to receive" and which (or should be) an expected common courtesy and not some ulterior motive-based, cynical stunt.......and the irony is that this selfish cynicism's coming from Sureshs, one of the more self-righteous and 'holier than thou' finger-pointers here..

The point was; hey check out this guy "making a couple of kid's day." . You didn't think it was cool? . And, what part (i.e. spirit) of "I bet he could open a beer with that thing" are you folks not getting?
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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
I did understand the point of the thread, but we suddenly veered off to the soup kitchen.

You make a good point, but here it's besides the point. .The point was that "to give is indeed to receive" and which (or should be) an expected common courtesy and not some ulterior motive-based, cynical stunt.......and the irony is that this selfish cynicism's coming from Sureshs, one of the more self-righteous and 'holier than thou' finger-pointers here..

The point was; hey check out this guy "making a couple of kid's day." . You didn't think it was cool? . And, what part (i.e. spirit) of "I bet he could open a beer with that thing" are you folks not getting?
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I did understand the point of the thread, but we suddenly veered off to the soup kitchen.
"To (too) tangential" with the soup kitchen--guilty as charged, but it was to simply to suggest benevolence for benevolence sake to sureshs (the cynical, motive-based grandstanding was out of place). Besides, it was a perfect fit: kids playing with trucks; "big boy" truck interacts with them. Beyond that, I was surprised (and dismayed) that this generosity of spirit on the part of that heavy machine operator engendered the negativity that it did as well as the unnecessary 'picayune' that followed.
 
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