Hey, when it's your time to go, it's your time to go. This is a hugely popular belief, which implies that God is up there deciding when you must exit this "mortal coil." But that's a ridiculous philosophy. With the advent of miracle drugs, transplants, and other medical advancements, life expectancy has doubled over that of our forefathers. If it's a matter of when it's time to go, it's time to go, then don't bother checking traffic before you cross the streets. Leave your children unsupervised (nothing you can do for them, because it's all up to God). Drink as much as you like, and do drugs. Stupid, right? We were given brains, and it's only logical we use them.
If it will save even ONE life ... I've heard this one forever. If it will save just one life, we must spend as much as necessary. That's one example. Well, it sounds noble, I guess, but it's also dumb. There's such a thing as economics, which tells us that resources -- and that includes money -- are limited. Spend a kajillion dollars to save one child by say, putting a dozen security people in every school in the country would certainly make kids safer. But the money that's used to save "even one" child from serious harm or death, is money that's NOT being spent on children's hospitals, social services for abused kids, or hiring competent teachers. Whether it's a government, business, or a family budget, there's just so much money to go around, even for the evil "one-percenters."
They're ALL like that. Or variations of this theme. I believe in skepticism. Cynicism is another matter. You've heard these type of things: Those athletes are ALL on steroids. ALL politicians are crooked. ALL rich people are snobs. ALL pro games are fixed. I could go on. Well, it's not an argument to say all people of any group, are whatevuh. They're not. That type of talk does not make an argument, it just expresses frustration.
Check your white privilege. This could be the biggest whopper of the new century. White privilege? Sure, if it's 1955. But today, it's BLACK privilege. Being white won't help you get into college, but being black sure will. The same is true in finding jobs. If you're a qualified black man or woman, often you have the advantage over "privileged" whites. Here in Vegas, there's not a casino in town that won't give a person of color preference over a white person. I've been to more than a few new employee orientations here in Vegas, and "diversity" is practically a religion. The same is true all throughout the nation. Now maybe you think this is good, or maybe you think it's bad. That's another topic. What I'm saying is that white privilege is mostly a myth concocted by left-wing radicals who can't tell the difference between 1917 and 2017.