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Would the world be a better place if there were more people like you?

Asked by Fyrius (14542points) May 2nd, 2009

Not really something I need an answer to, but I think it’s an interesting question to ask yourself.

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Ivan's avatar

Fuck no.

Rsam's avatar

good god i hope no one takes this seriously…

justwannaknow's avatar

We would all like to think so. But who knows?

phoenyx's avatar

Sure, why not.

Likeradar's avatar

Nah. I have a few qualities I wish more people would adopt, but over all… no way. Not because I think I’m a bad person, but I do have some bad qualities and also, how boring would life be if there were a lot of likeradar’s walking around?

DeanV's avatar

But who would reach the things on the top shelves?

No way.

AstroChuck's avatar

Absolutely! Of course that could never happen. After I came along they threw away the mold.
And only some of it grew back.

J0E's avatar

Maybe I think to highly of myself but I actually think it would.

Ivan's avatar

But Joe, if everyone were more like you, no one would be able to use the words ‘too’ and ‘to’ correctly.

StephK's avatar

Interesting question. I think it would be, but only if the world favored specialization in useless knowledge.

Oh, and we wouldn’t be able to drive cars, because I’m the worst mechanic ever.

Fyrius's avatar

Of course, “a better place” is a bit inarticulate.
If there were more people like me, there would probably be less warfare and bigotry, but at the same time science would slow down from an increase in mediocrity. And a lot less work would be done because so many people would end up procrastinating on the internets. Not unlike what I’m doing right now.
Some aspects improve, others deteriorate, and it’s hard to compare the pros to the cons. I guess it’s like that for everyone.

Maybe the things that sway one’s answer to the “no” side are a good opportunity for self-improvement?

(Note by the way that I said “more people”, not “everyone”.)

phoenyx's avatar

Am I missing the question somehow? It isn’t “if everyone were like you” it is “if more people were like you” (which is different). I figure if you think you are above average you should answer “yes,” because that would be an improvement, and “no” if you are not.

Jude's avatar

Ah, the therapists would be makin’ a mint.

J0E's avatar

LOL, that’s a price I’m willing to pay.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

I’m rather confident this world would take a servere turn for the worse in an alarmingly quick fashion. I’m an asshole I think. Maybe not an asshole, just overly sarcastic. And sarcasm really isn’t constructive.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

“One of us!... one of us!... one of us!”
Anyhow, back to the question- Yes. Yes the world would be a better place with more people like me and here’s why:

*more people not addicted to drugs or alcohol or gambling
*more people not sexually abused and damaged
*more people not infected with or spreading STD’s
*more people not lying and stealing in their jobs
*more people living simpler, less materialistic, cash only lives

I could go on and on because oh god, I do love myself. Blame fluther and all those nifty online flatter blebs :D

arnbev959's avatar

The world would seem much nicer to me if there were more people like me.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i don’t know, i’ve got a lot of good qualities – i’m kind to other people, i rarely have an issue with others, i’m very open-minded – but if everyone was like me, there would be no progress in the world. i have little expertise, and therefore nothing that great would come out of people. no environmental issues would be solved, the economy would be in worse condition than it is now, etc. but i guess i have a few traits that would improve things.

bea2345's avatar

No. One of me is quite enough.

DeanV's avatar

Actually, I was just thinking. If the world was full of me’s, or other flutherites, there would be way too many people on fluther.

ratboy's avatar

Well, no.

Allie's avatar

If more people were like me there had better be Band-Aid vending machines everywhere.

cak's avatar

One is enough of me.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I don’t know and let’s not speculate on this any further. The first attempt to make me was the best one and even though there can be only one, there’s plenty of me to go around. Be patient and I’ll get to you soon.

SeventhSense's avatar

Well gee I hope so, the first dozen clones are almost done.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

Well, obviously I’m not perfect, but neither is anyone. Compared to some other people, though, I’m not that bad. I don’t think having more people like me in the world would be a bad thing. There are many positive things about me, but there are flaws, just like with everyone. Overall, though, I think the positives outweigh the negatives, so I’m going to say “yes” to this question.

And yeah, Joe’s comment comes to mind: maybe I think too highly of myself. I don’t know. I guess it depends on how many people would be like me. Too much probably wouldn’t be good.

For the record: I’ve actually had someone tell me “more people should be like you.” It made me happy. :)

Facade's avatar

If more people had my positive attributes, that’d be great

augustlan's avatar

If more people thought like me, maybe so. But, not too many more… otherwise nothing would ever get done!

SeventhSense's avatar

Yes you have some very nice…attributes.

Facade's avatar

lol! ..they’re all right :P

RareDenver's avatar

I think this quote answers your question

We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About – Jimmy Buffett

bea2345's avatar

A thought has just occurred to me. What if each of us is a prototype? Then there would be only one of each of us.

SeventhSense's avatar

We are all snowflakes in a sea of white.

bea2345's avatar

But no two the same, @SeventhSense .

augustlan's avatar

“We’re one, but we’re not the same. We got to carry each other, carry each other.”

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