I don't think being inspired by fiction is healthy.
slams book down on table
Son, welcome to a Zephos debate, make your time.
For the fact that it's not real,
that is, that these individuals are made up, they represent ideal situations, and ideal people.
No way! Hollly shit!
The best fiction I think is one that treats life honestly,
And what is honesty? The way you see it?
And besides you just pissed on the whole joint for not being real.
For fiction to tackle real life issues is tough, those are very hard shows to watch, and books to read, for intents and purposes, One Piece is not that kind of fiction.
I can tell right off your helplessly lost with understanding anything about the concept of inspiration. Fiction or not.
I think this shows more of our society,
Oh boy, here we go.
exiting the age of morals,
where due to the atrocities which happened in the 20th century,
What about the atrocities that happened in the 1-18th centuries?
And you accuse One Piece of dishonest idealism, hahaha.
western society ran away from the moral grounds that it has been built on.
Hmm yes, the moral grounds such as the slave trade and near genocidal imperialism that defined the previous couple of centuries. What a shame.
Seriously, the hypocracy is so tangible you could break a knife on it.
In the west it was foundationalist thinking, that is Greek thinking, where thought of as short sighted and leads to racial supremacy, think the facist regimes of the early 20th century.
And the imperialism of the previous centuries which made Hitler's brand of facism pale by all comparison.
So, in light of what took place, the moral grounds which has supported western thought was completely side-lined by most intellectuals, as a result anything goes,
True, society has devolved into complete anarchy, I'm posting from a smoked out crater right now. It used to be called "Connecticut" but it now goes by Magmatica, Realm of the Steel Mutant Clan.
that's why no one would criticize someone from being inspired by fiction.
So lack of morals in western society due to Nazis is the reason people wouldn't criticise people getting inspired by a pirate comic book.
What the fuck are you talking about.
It's because, to do so would be to impose that persons cultural identity on others, think what happened when the west was colonializing different countries.
What? In the hell?? The fuck?
You started out sounding like some stern "realist" and now you sound like a hobo who just read a history book while on peyote.
The problem with doing above is that it leads to trivialism, that nothing matters.
No actually that would be called "nihilism", but thanks for trying.
And no, allowing people to be inspired by inspiring stories has nothing to do with nihilism unless you are insane.
There is no moral anchor for the people, that's probably why now, we have big problems as a society on race, religion and the moral values of business men and political leaders.
And again the fuck does this have to do with a legitimate inspiration from a fun pulp fiction comic.
The reason why I gave the short explanation, is because being inspired by fiction is very dangerous.
No, what's very dangerous is whatever the fuck substance you just dropped.
It's great if the fiction is true for the situation put forth,
Inspiration is a feeling, this isn't a fucking math equation where people are shown answers to life problems.
but most of the time, nay, a majory of the time it's false. And it could have dangerous reprocussions on the future of the said people.
"People are stupid as shit and can't separate message from plot structure"
I think maybe you're the stupid person here, did the above like an idiot, got burned, and now want to spit venom at the concept.
Instead of looking at fiction I would try to look around you in the world right now and do the best you can in looking beyond the situation you are in.
"And one day you too can make meaningless nebulous statements like this"
You cannot face the world, by introverting into fiction,
"But what if I just take inspirati-"
"NO DONGFACE, THATS INTROVERSION."
"YOU CANT FACE THE WORLD"
no, that leads to misinterpretation of how the world operates.
Yes, truly people are taking away from One Piece that they can declare war on governments, and it has nothing to do with simply rethinking attitudes toward life.
Instead find examples, such as, if you are planning to live a life of business, there is Michael Hyatt of Thomas Nelson, Steve Jobs of Apple, and the recently deceased Eugene O'Kelly from KPMG,
This nigga has aspergers.
if a life of contemplation there is the entire faculty of MIT, Harvard, Princeton and they don't even have to be world-class institutions, your local University would have good examples.
This reads as pure satire.
You sound like some cartoon Ben Stein character who is comically out of touch.
All, I'm saying is take fiction for what it is.
A medium that is used often to wrap messages, philosophy, religion, sociology etc into dramatic form.
It's just for entertainment,
What kind of backwards dipshit gets through high school and thinks this.
Did you sleep through english class? Were you scribbling equations in the margins while the teacher went over Macbeth?
if you want to know "truths", to help you make decisions and understand the world, you have to look at the world, as it is, and how it came to be
Follow your own advice before you vomit anymore ridiculous half-understood history and philosophy at us next time.