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Is there one thing in the world that EVERYONE wants? (Love, Money, World Peace and so on...)
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dk13
Jan 05, 2008
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Yes there's something in the world that everyone wants.


asimpleman
Jan 06, 2008
4 convinced
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There is!

Everyone wants the fulfillment of their own desires.

 
unlabled00
Jan 05, 2008
2 convinced
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Oxygen.

 
unlabled00
Jan 06, 2008
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: sionary Show

Take away someones oxygen and they'll want it... a lot XD

 
asimpleman
Jan 08, 2008
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: xanthippa Show

However, the debate wasn't about satisfying the want, only having the want. It might be awful to have such a want satisfied, but it doesn't mean that we don't want it (that is why we strive, after all).

 
juggernaut
Jan 05, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: sionary Show

If you didn't want to breathe in oxygen, then wouldn't you just suffocate yourself?

 
juggernaut
Jan 06, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: xanthippa Show

At the current state we are in, we already have oxygen. If somebody suffocated themselves, they would be saying, they need the oxygen, but they don't want it anymore.

 
helpme
Jan 08, 2008
0 convinced
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ASIMPLEMAN beat me to it.
I was going to say that everyone wants to be the center of the universe.

 
jonjax71
Jan 08, 2008
0 convinced
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Health and happiness..................

 
unlabled00
Jan 09, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: Brett Stubbs Show

Isn't that 'if you plan to commit suicide, then you don't want oxygen'? :P

 
helpme
Jan 12, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: charliehink Show

Obviously, I do not know you. But, man at his core, is selfish. He wants things to go his way. I didn't mean that he wants all the attention. I was trying to say that he wants things to go the way he invisions they should.
We get mad if traffic is slow. Why? Not because we are concerned that the other drivers might be late to their destination. We get mad because "we" are being held back.
I could think of millions of scenerios as examples but, you get the point.
Mother Theresa even recognized her own selfishness and responded to God's calling.

 
yankeeschica22
May 24, 2008
0 convinced
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acceptance??? no worrys??? oh i got it!... SUPER POWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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No there's nothing in the world that every single person would want.


charliehink
Jan 05, 2008
3 convinced
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For anything a large amount of people want, there's someone who doesn't want it.

People that hate love will kill people that love.
Many highly religious and spiritual people don't find use in money.
Obviously, people that start and encourage wars don't want peace.
Suicidal people are obviously aiming for the goal of no longer breathing oxygen.

There is nothing in the world that everyone wants.



 
sionary
Jan 05, 2008
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: unlabled00 Show

we don't want oxygen, we need oxygen

i have a enough oxygen so why i want more, of course if i was underwater i really want need some oxygen, You do not know what you have until you lose it



 
vancam
Jan 05, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: unlabled00 Show

GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL!

You hit it into the back of the net my friend, reeeezult.

 
juggernaut
Jan 05, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: unlabled00 Show

Apparently, not all people. If all people wanted oxygen, then there would be NO people who would try to hang themselves.

 
xanthippa
Jan 05, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: juggernaut Show

There is a difference between 'want' and 'need'....a pretty big one!

 
xanthippa
Jan 06, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: juggernaut Show

Ah, but DO we?


 
Brett Stubbs
Jan 08, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: unlabled00 Show

Unless you plan to commit suicide, then you don't want oxygen.

 
Brett Stubbs
Jan 08, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: asimpleman Show

I think you nailed it.

 
xanthippa
Jan 08, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: asimpleman Show

That would be a fate worse than death!!!!!!

Is not striving to fulfill one's dreams and desires the whole reason for why we struggle to live? If these were fulfilled, we would loose our 'raison d'etre', shrivel up and die!!!

Spiritually, mentally and - eventually - physically.

 
xanthippa
Jan 09, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: asimpleman Show

Fair enough!

You've convinced me!

 
charliehink
Jan 10, 2008
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: helpme Show

I don't want to be the center of the universe. Some people have no desire for attention, and others have no desire for anything (People in comas).

 


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