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What do you especially care about, and why?:

 1 Bobby G, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 10:53:02 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I realised, yesterday evening, that I'm not sure I can say this about anything right now.

What do you care about, feel passionate about or put your faith in, and why?
 2 Barkey, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 10:58:21 AM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Honestly Bobby, nothing in particular.

I suppose "Me and my own" qualifies. I care about people screwing with me and my stuff.

Most everything else I have an "Opinion" on, but don't necessarily have a deep emotional response to.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
Is that cake frosting?
Eschewing the obvious religious responses...

  • My family. They are seriously awesome and dependable people, and I can only aspire to be as much of a support to them as they are to me.
  • The tiny mountain town part of my family comes from, and in which I spent my holidays for as far as I can remember. It has nothing particularly spectacular, really, and the mountains there are not even particularly impressive, but that's the only place that really feels like home to me. No, more, it feels like the only place that truly exists, if you get what I mean. Every other place feels, well, immaterial to me if compared to it.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:03:28 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

 4 Bobby G, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 11:04:32 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Religious responses would be welcome and appreciated, actually.

I do request that we don't debate them here, though.

Though secular responses are equally welcome and great.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:05:32 AM by BobbyG

 5 Aondeug, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 11:10:08 AM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
My belief that I can help people be happy and well adjusted emotionally is one of my primary driving forces. I also care a lot about improving in this area and others. I can never be satisfied with what I am. I must always be strive to be something better.

I care quite a lot about religion obviously as one can see. In particular my own. I want to use it to help myself and others. I want to spread information and truth about Buddhism and dispel misinformation about it. Like the idea that Buddhists hate reality and think that all suffering is bad and worthless solely because it is suffering. Or that all the world is suffering and that is all we focus on.

The other things I prize most are not things, but people. My friends and family of course. With Weissritter and Haven sitting at the highest point of this pyramid. They are my home and I love them.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:10:53 AM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Decemberist
Idealistic answer inc.

I care about trying to improve other peoples lives and I feel passionate about it because I believe that every human should at least try to make the planet a better place to live on. However, I dont really know why I care/believe about that.
Dutch Lesbian
 7 Enkufka, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 11:17:55 AM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
basically what whale said.

But I would like to add that I care about getting myself to be in a good place to live with good people to live with.
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
Pro-Freedom Fanatic
My friends. Myself. Hardcore punk and death metal. Weed. Booze. Sex. Fantasy and sci-fi literature, comics and video games. Computers and other gizmoes. Breakthroughs in science and technology. Free speech rights. Privacy rights. Gun rights. Personal freedom. Worker's rights. The fight against Intellectual Property, gun control, police powers and drug/vice prohibitions.

The fight against the Moral Guardians, wherever they might be found, however they might be crushed.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:22:31 AM by SavageHeathen

You exist because we allow it and you will end because we demand it.
 9 deathjavu, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 2:21:04 PM from The internet, obviously
This foreboding is fa...
I don't.

It's a worrying trend, I brought the worst of my feelings under control at the expense of giving a shit about much of anything.

I can still fake it, though.

edited 22nd Sep '11 2:21:17 PM by deathjavu

Look, you can't make me speak in a logical, coherent, intelligent bananna.
 10 The Earth Sheep, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 2:48:40 PM from a Pasture hexagon
Christmas Sheep
I have no strong beliefs, and I can't think of any opinions I hold.
Still Sheepin'
 11 Wicked 223, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 4:18:05 PM from Death Star in the forest
I have no strong beliefs, and I can't think of any opinions I hold.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
 12 johnnyfog, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 4:57:17 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
I like creative fiction writing.

I used to have other passions, but it's surprising how hard it is to pursue them when you've got no scratch.

edited 22nd Sep '11 4:58:29 PM by johnnyfog

What I lacks in brains I make for in…um…I make up for in…in…um…gummy bears. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Proud Canadian
Democracy.
If you don't like a single Frank Ocean song, you have no soul.
Jackass Detector
  • Race relations and portrayals. Perhaps it stems from being biracial and growing up in predominantly white suburban and rural neighborhoods. I can't really escape that sense of otherness, so one way to cope was to study it.
  • Hip-hop. It's the first genre of music I fell in love with and that was after a period of feeling nothing but antipathy towards it. After I realized that some of the stuff my older brother kept blaring was pretty good, I found admiration with the wordplay and felt a sort of kinship with the artists who grew up as downtrodden nerds and misfits. It's also remarkably misunderstood music.
  • Intellectual property. I grew up with the internet, so I see authorship as an obsolete construct. The people who push for draconian copyright laws are almost exclusively middlemen who have nothing to do with the creative process, yet take in the majority of the profits.
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt." - Some guy with a snazzy hat.
 15 USAF713, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 5:06:59 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
Democracy, social justice, intelligent foreign policy, preservation of life.

Not necessarily in that order...
I am now known as Flyboy.
 16 Acebrock, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 5:07:26 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I'm passionate about autism rights, and do get very annoyed when people insist that agnosticism=atheism (mostly when atheists do it), but by and large I'm dispassionate, even if my postinv can seem a bit hostile at times
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
 17 The Gloomer, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 5:20:48 PM from Northern Ireland
Inadequate law student
My saxophones, my guitar, my piano. I seldom feel happier than I do when I'm playing my instruments, and I'm proud of the abilities I've developed with them.

I'm sure I'll have a proper answer which addresses PROPER ISSUES! at some point.

edited 22nd Sep '11 5:21:01 PM by TheGloomer

Proud Canadian
USAF must have a Democracy fight over the rights to care about democracy.

edited 22nd Sep '11 8:18:54 PM by Erock

If you don't like a single Frank Ocean song, you have no soul.
 19 USAF713, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 5:31:38 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
USAF must have a Democracy fight over the rights to care about democracy.

I don't follow...
I am now known as Flyboy.
 20 Jimmmyman 10, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 7:49:46 PM from polan Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
cannot into space
1. Jesus, with all my heart, soul and mind.

2. Everyone else, loving them as I love myself.

3. Myself, because if I don't get myself in order, number 2 gets all screwed up.

That pretty much covers everyone in existence...
Go play Kentucky Route Zero. Now.
 21 FF Shinra, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 7:58:01 PM from Ivalice, apparently Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Beware the Crazy Man.
family, friends, myself.

Less personally, world politics, movies (Hollywood or Bollywood), videogames.
Final Fantasy, Foreign Policy, and Bollywood. Helluva combo, that...
The direction the world will take, my place in it, and what I can do to affect both.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:09:36 PM by tropetown

Proud Canadian
[up][up][up][up]Sorry I meant:

USAF and I must have a Democracy fight over the rights to care about democracy.

edited 22nd Sep '11 8:19:27 PM by Erock

If you don't like a single Frank Ocean song, you have no soul.
I especially care about avoiding pain and discomfort.
 
 25 Ramus, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 8:41:12 PM from some computer somwhere.
Lead.
Other people (though I seem to pick them in family sized groups), people needing me, and by extension of both of those, how useful I am.
The emotions of others can seem like such well guarded mysteries, people 8egin to 8elieve that's how their own emotions should 8e treated.
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