Would the world be a better place if being mean was illegal?

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Imagine a law that punishes people for being mean, like smearing a country or bullying religious views.
I know you can argue free speech, that's not really relevant here, I just wonder what do you think the consequence of living in such a world would be?
Please see it as a thought experiment and tell me what you think it would be like, would it feel like the government is invasive? Or perhaps over protective?
 

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People aren't generally mean out of a sense of sadism, usually a sense of anger though. And it will be hard to define when someone is being mean in the first place. Also, being mean has a place in the world, anger is an emotion with utility, if somebody wronged you and you weren't allowed to show your emotion, I think it would create more manipulative and naive people.
 
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People aren't generally mean out of a sense of sadism, usually a sense of anger though. And it will be hard to define when someone is being mean in the first place. Also, being mean has a place in the world, anger is an emotion with utility, if somebody wronged you and you weren't allowed to show your emotion, I think it would create more manipulative and naive people.
Dude, that seems pretty spot on tbh.
I think gangsters act this way or dictators like North Korea, they cannot handle people attacking them verbally but like starve their own people or something.
 

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No, you would have rebellion and the authoritarian government would end up facing g the guillotine or noose. If being honest (mean) was outlawed the snowflakes would run wild and you would have chaos, the reason for rebellion.
 
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No, you would have rebellion and the authoritarian government would end up facing g the guillotine or noose. If being honest (mean) was outlawed the snowflakes would run wild and you would have chaos, the reason for rebellion.
and teh smel fetish too that made u loze ur tobidara membership..
 
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Maybe life is a balance, you can't prevent people from being mean at the same time it's probably not healthy to be mean all the time.
I agree, there can never be a world with all people being mean to each other or a world where all are good people. Also, I figure it can be quite boring if we only have one side of the coin.
 
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