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Poll: Competition or Cooperation
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I am person A - Cooperative
85.71%
6 85.71%
I am person B - Competitive
14.29%
1 14.29%
Total 7 vote(s) 100%
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Competition or Cooperation
#1
Competition or Cooperation
com·pe·ti·tion

noun
1.
the act of competing; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc.: The competition between the two teams was bitter.


co·op·er·a·tion

noun
1.
an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

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Poll Example:

Two people meet face to face on a small island. Both are hungry, and therefore have a common need. Resources are few.

-Person A says to person B: "lets work together. Im good at hunting. Could you go out foraging for fruits and nuts while I try to hunt us some meat?"

-Person B says to person A: "You are on your own. This island has limited resources and I need to survive. Dont get in my way."

neither person knows the upper level of resources on this island
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Please dont nit pick this poll to death. It is meant to be a simple discussion. Feel free to discuss the options though, but please keep in mind it is meant to be just a simple discussion.
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#2
RE: Competition or Cooperation
It's not that simple. How few are the resources, and is there, or can there be, enough to keep two people alive?

If yes, then cooperate, if not, then cannibalize.
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#3
RE: Competition or Cooperation
(November 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm)Chuck Wrote: It's not that simple. How few are the resources, and is there, or can there be, enough to keep two people alive?

If yes, then cooperate, if not, then cannibalize.

that information was PURPOSEFULLY not given to ensure not to change the outcome as you have suggested.

neither person knows the upper level of resources on this island
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#4
RE: Competition or Cooperation
(November 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm)reverendjeremiah Wrote:
(November 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm)Chuck Wrote: It's not that simple. How few are the resources, and is there, or can there be, enough to keep two people alive?

If yes, then cooperate, if not, then cannibalize.

that information was PURPOSEFULLY not given to ensure not to change the outcome as you have suggested.

neither person knows the upper level of resources on this island



The chances that an survivable island has enough resource for only 1 person is very low, so I would cooperate until the resource bottle neck is discovered to be able to accommodate only one person.
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#5
RE: Competition or Cooperation
I'd vote for both. I wouldn't tell someone they were on their own, but I would tell them that I wasn't going to give them any more weight in meat than they gave me in vegetables..lol.
(until such a time as the situation chuck described becomes reality..in which case...I'd rather not consider what I was capable of. Longpig anyone?)
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#6
RE: Competition or Cooperation
I cooperate when it comes to work, and community.

I am competitive when it comes to fun, and things I take a great deal of pride in (that isn't to say I won't cooperate or don't enjoy it... only that I love little contests with friends).
Please give me a home where cloud buffalo roam
Where the dear and the strangers can play
Where sometimes is heard a discouraging word
But the skies are not stormy all day
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#7
RE: Competition or Cooperation
competitive, i believe that competition stops people being lazy, cooperation is great within competitive circles though (i.e cooperation in the team)
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#8
RE: Competition or Cooperation
(November 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm)Vaeolet Lilly Blossom Wrote: I cooperate when it comes to work, and community.

I am competitive when it comes to fun, and things I take a great deal of pride in (that isn't to say I won't cooperate or don't enjoy it... only that I love little contests with friends).

I think this is how the world should be. Cooperate when it comes to, water, food, energy, housing.

Be competitive when it comes to, TV's, chairs, beds, cars, swords, watches, things that are not pinnacle to survival.

Lets share the water and food of the island. But if I build a cool chair outta trees, its mine, but you can sure use it, or I can show you how to make your own.
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#9
RE: Competition or Cooperation
People shouldn't have to compete for the requirements of life...unless we'd like to go ahead and drop the "civilized and compassionate" charade once and for all. Sustenance, shelter, medical attention and education should be guaranteed to each of us by the collective work of all of us. The rest is fair game for competition. My two cents.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#10
RE: Competition or Cooperation
(November 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm)paintpooper Wrote:
(November 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm)Vaeolet Lilly Blossom Wrote: I cooperate when it comes to work, and community.

I am competitive when it comes to fun, and things I take a great deal of pride in (that isn't to say I won't cooperate or don't enjoy it... only that I love little contests with friends).

I think this is how the world should be. Cooperate when it comes to, water, food, energy, housing.

Be competitive when it comes to, TV's, chairs, beds, cars, swords, watches, things that are not pinnacle to survival.

Lets share the water and food of the island. But if I build a cool chair outta trees, its mine, but you can sure use it, or I can show you how to make your own.

I like your answer the best.
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