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Why is "it can't be helped" so omnipresent in

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Why is "it can't be helped" so omnipresent in manga and anime?
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Well, shikata ga nai.
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It's omnipresent in Japanese culture.
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>>120571604
>"it can't be helped"

I even use that in casual (eng) speech too.
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Doushio?
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It can't be helped.
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>>120571604
When something unpleasant happens, japanese people say “shikata ga nai” and its derivatives, because in Japan it's considered bad manners to complain or to blame someone for problems you encounter and become emotional about things overall.
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>>120571604
Why is "What's up?" so omnipresent in American comics and movies?
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>>120571919
Even if you're blaming yourself?
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>It can't be helped
>Not "oh well" or "too bad"
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>>120572181
The passive voice inflames my inner autistic grammer nazi
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>>120571604
Well, shou ga nai.
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>>120571604

Because of buddhism, it just can't be helped.
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>>120572859
But Buddha was all about how you can be helped, even if it can't be helped.
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Shou ga nai wa ne.
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>>120572944

But that is inward helping, the thing will still be what it is, because it can't be helped.
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buddhism a shit.
taoism is where its at.
fuck fatalists
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>>120572859
>>120573042
I never got what was up with the buddha ear thing. Did he like hang weights on them to make them long or something?
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>>120573042

I don't understand a word you're saying, Buddha
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C'est la vie
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>>120571604
I like "That's too bad" more than it can't be helped
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>>120572074
At least What's up is friendly, "It can't be helped" is pretty pessimist.
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>>120572124
Well, to a certain degree. It's not rude to say it's your fault and you messed up even if you couldn't help the situation in any way and it's absolutely not your fault, but you shouldn't repeat it over and over—that's getting emotional. Nips are very considerate and thoughtful. At least, that's what “good manners” means to them.
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>>120573246
That's life, that's what all the people say
You're riding high in April, shot down in May
But I know I'm gonna change that tune
When I'm back on top, back on top in June
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>>120573218

It's simple, it can't be helped, you can only change your attitude. Don't attach to it, because it can't be helped.
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>>120573042
But he taught that the world arised with out thoughts, so clearly, you're it.

>>120573169
We'll see.

>>120573192
He was born rich as can be and wore bigass earrings, so his earlobes got elongated like that. It's a sign that he once lived a life of wealth and left it.
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>>120573371

Speak american
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>>120571849
this
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>>120572272
>passive voice
>inflames...grammer nazi
That doesn't make sense. The passive voice is perfectly grammatical. Plus you spelled grammar wrong and forgot to add a period to your sentence.
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>>120573418
>He was born rich as can be
So he was the first trust fund hipster? And then he was so good at it that he started a major religion?
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>>120573434
हन्द दानि, भिक्खवे, आमन्तयामि वो, वयधम्मा सङ्खारा अप्पमादेन सम्पादेथा
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>>120572272
>implying there's anything wrong with passive voice
Get a load of this faggot.
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>>120573434
Sometimes life gives you a hotdog, but you want a hamburger, but it can't be helped, you only have a hotdog. You can't change the hotdog into a hamburger, you can only change yourself. Make yourself want the hotdog.
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>>120573682

Finally
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>>120573682
That's the logic of a loser!
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>>120573682
Then I'll just sue the fucker that gave me a hotdog.
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>>120573541
It's more like he had everything (material) in the world, and that still didn't make him not suffer.

>>120573682
>Make yourself want
No, you baka. You have to stop yourself from wanting. Then it won't matter that it's not a hamburger.
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>>120573681
It sounds awkward when you can use active voice
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>>120573829
>It's more like he had everything (material) in the world, and that still didn't make him not suffer.
This is like a bad Linkin Park song. So like a Linkin Park song.
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>>120573829

Yes, wanting is beginning of all suffering.
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>>120573764
>>120573810
I like Murrican logic better.

Like that time Jesus ripped apart that tree, because it didn't bear fruit. Now that's how a man works.
Fuck that fat fuck with huge earlobes that looks like a homo.
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>>120571604
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Well if it can't be helped, it can be helped, what do you want people to say?
Trying to help something that can't be helped is a retarded waste of time.
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>>120574096
>Fuck that fat fuck with huge earlobes that looks like a homo.
Do like your "god" and go get nailed.
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>>120574438
>die to save people
What's the matter fag? Why don't you go smoke some joints and free your mind? I bet you would love that, huh?
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>>120574096
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>>120574516
>go die because daddy told you to
>when He could just fix everything immediately
>i-it's all a test i swear
>muh martyrdom
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>>120574713
Maybe it couldn't have been helped.
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Was Buddha just a dude that became omnipotent/omniscient by the power of chakra or whatever they are called, or was he born half god and awakened his potential or something?
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>>120574713
>>120574438
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>>120574822

He trained hard every day to become the Enlightenment-king.
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>>120574713

Protip: Jesus is also his own dad. Therefore I'm pretty sure he has some masochistic tendencies.

Bleep Bleep Bloop. Ahem.
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>>120574970
>Enlightenment-king.
What superpowers does he have? Is he like God, meaning he can do all the shit, or what?
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>>120574713
>undo everything just because it's currently bad
>have things fixed magically instead of teaching people something
As expected of hippies who want everything to be easy.
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>>120573296
>Why do other people think differently? It makes no sense!
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>>120571604
Because we're just powerless dolls in a chaotic universe controlled by an all-powerful god, OP.
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>>120571604
Japanese culture, something involving the rebuild of Japan post-WWII
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>>120573682
>Sometimes life gives you a hotdog
But I don't want a hotdog! I'll make "Life" take the hotdog back! I'll use the hotdog to make an explosive and burn "Life" house's down!

"Shikata ga nai" my ass!
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GANBARE ANON-KUN!
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>>120573296
It isn't pessimism.
Stoicism was also a school of philosophy of ancient Greece (which is part of nearly all Western cultures), and it pretty much told you couldn't do anything about things that were "outside" and that all you are in control of is yourself and thus how you react to externals.
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>>120575570
Oh yeah, stoicism, that school of philosophy that maintained that you can be as much as free in chains as you can without.

If everyone adhered to that, there would have never been revolutions and we'd all be de facto slaves while being "free" in our minds.

Someone would fuck in your ass and mouth but you'd say "Hey what's important is not what happens but how I react to it, and I'll react by not giving a fuck", and be perfectly fine.
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>>120575347
I wish to move to Japan just so I don't have to listen to people complaining every day. Also people being obnoxiously loud on the bus.

Although, maybe there are people who complain in Japan also.

It is just so loud here.
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>>120575764
If it really bothers you that much, then you'll probably find something else Japanese people do to be unhappy about, frankly.

But yes, entitlement is a big thing here. And it's super annoying.
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>>120575020
>could make everything perfect
>doesn't
>because reasons
>you're supposed to obey Him because He has a plan for everything
>Him being omnipotent defeats the purpose of having a plan in the first place
>every question you don't have an answer boils down to "i dunno therefore god"
face it, it's a shitty way of thinking about the world
just say you don't know why things happen instead of using an invisible man in the sky as an excuse for reasurrance
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>>120573296
>pessimist
It depends on the perspective.
An "it can't be helped" attitude promotes this sort of inner peace with whatever life throws at you. You don't need to make yourself suffer by fighting it or dwelling on things that could have been. "Let it go, it can't be helped. That's how life is."

On the other hand, that attitude looks passive as fuck to others. They view it as complacency. They wonder, "Why the hell are you okay with what you currently have when you can get something better?"

Again, depends on the perspective. Your perspective.
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>>120574438
I recognize that bulge.
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>>120575760
Wrong
Stoicism doesn't say you shouldn't do anything about your situation.
All it says is that all you are truly in control is how you react to things.
It's not about letting things be, but before focusing on externals, try changing yourself first.
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>>120575347
lmao epic xD
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>>120575860
If everything was perfect we would either not exist or we simply wouldn't have free will, because as long as we exist and have free will we'll do as we please and that means fucking up big every other time.

If God was just magically fixing things every time we fuck up, then He would be fixing things all the time, and we would grow reliant on that - or getting punished the fuck out of ourselves.
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>>120575885
>when you can get something better?

But you couldn't. Because it can't be helped.
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>>120575347
I got that reference. What's your reddit username?
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>>120576461
>>120576093
Portal 2 is four years old, maybe back then you could say cry rebbit
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>>120575860
If everyone was perfect, everyone would be a Mary Stu. Do you want to be surrounded by Mary Stu's for the rest of eternity? I don't think you belong on this board.
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>>120576043
Then that's not what "can't be helped" means. "Can't be helped" literally means that you can't do shit about it.
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>>120576276
>Implying free will is real.
Specially when you factor God in. Oh, he controls fucking EVERYTHING except a little part of your brain, because... humans are super duper special? Oh, right the Bible says it's like that, no worries, everything is your fault.

>If God was just magically fixing things every time we fuck up, then He would be fixing things all the time, and we would grow reliant on that - or getting punished the fuck out of ourselves.
And we can't grow reliant on it, why? He's fucking God. The only reason you would need to know better is if there was a possibility something to use that knowledge on. But we're talking about God, he's infallible; the only reason anything bad happens is because He lets it happen. So the only reason we would need to learn from a test from Him is so we can face another test from Him, and so on ad infinitum.
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>>120572181
>>120572272
i don't get it
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>>120576728
Precisely, we're special, because he wanted us to be special.

You're also answering yourself in your second point. God could do anything and he knows everything that happens and will happen, but won't fix everything so that we learn, because to learn is to grow.
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>>120576669
The can't-be-helped mentality is pretty much a stoic attitude.
The idea isn't much as giving up as it is not letting your inability to affect something get negatively to you.
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>>120577223
But why are we special?
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>>120577223
>Precisely, we're special, because he wanted us to be special.
And why are we special?

>because to learn is to grow.
And we need to grow, why?
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>>120577411
Because God - i.e. the Architect and Master of everything that was, is and will be - has given us a somewhat special treatment.
Thus, in comparison to everything else, we're special.
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>this thread
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>>120577531
>And we need to grow, why?
Because that's part of having free will, friend.
We learn in order to grow, and we grow to become better people.
We could have been made perfect, but then we would be like machines. Instead, becoming better every day by our own will and desire to be a better person is much more meaningful.

Now, this is my personal idea, but I think it's that capability why we're special to God.
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>>120577411

You're special simply because you're posting here, with me
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>>120577639
Oh just wait... no one's brought up Ayn Rand yet.
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>>120577748
sounds like some circular reasoning to me
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>>120577798
Rand isn't real philosophy. It's libertarian porn.

If there was a cute anime girl dedicated to Ayn Rand, she would be from a hentai doujin about libertarians.
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>>120577881
>"a=a" by ShindoL
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>>120574813
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They can't help it.
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>>120578194
I-I can't find anything
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>>120579426
I know anon, I know.
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