• What is it like to be dead?

    59 answers · 2 days ago
  • What does it mean to embrace the absurd?

    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are we inside a game?

    Best answer: No but I play life as if.
    Best answer: No but I play life as if.
    10 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What is a pointless question?

    Best answer: It's an accusation that allows those who have either no answer or no imagination to attempt to avoid being "found out" by turning attention on the asker. It's misdirection. Sometimes it's a sort of double misdirection meant to make the one answering appear "clever". In other words,... show more
    Best answer: It's an accusation that allows those who have either no answer or no imagination to attempt to avoid being "found out" by turning attention on the asker.

    It's misdirection. Sometimes it's a sort of double misdirection meant to make the one answering appear "clever".

    In other words, it's a big fat lie. There are no pointless questions. Even if the question merely informs one about the nature of the asker or the one being asked, knowing someone is the type of person with whom you want no interaction is useful information and useful information isn't pointless.
    7 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Is it better to be selfish or selfless?

    Best answer: Some people believe that morality is an injunction to 'be nice' to other people. Others, seeing that an unconditionnal commitment to helping your peers invites others to take advantage of you will advocate selfishness in a profoundly radical sense. Neither group get it. Obviously, if you want to live... show more
    Best answer: Some people believe that morality is an injunction to 'be nice' to other people. Others, seeing that an unconditionnal commitment to helping your peers invites others to take advantage of you will advocate selfishness in a profoundly radical sense. Neither group get it.

    Obviously, if you want to live around other human beings, looking for mutual benefit and taking on your shoulders some of the burden of others is going to make your life both easier and better. If you're never disposed to provide support to anyone else without asking for something in return, nobody in their right mind would want to spend time with you or live around you. Everyone can get in trouble, everyone can make mistakes and everyone can need free help. Pure selfishness simply is careless or outright malevolence parading as wisdom.

    Now, let's turn to the more complicated problem. Why should not always be nice? First of all, because some people are evil. This is not a figure of speech: some people actually want to cause as much damage as they can, in as short a period of time as they can. You have to screen those people out of your life. Second of all, because unconditionnal provision of help invites damageable behavior. If they can always count on you, many otherwise well intended people will simply afford you as little help as possible in return. It is the obvious temptation because, given your behavior, it is what would get them the most out of the situation.

    Third of all, because being strict and prefering yourself over other people is not systematically unjustified. Anger and aggressivity are within your capacity as nature's insurance policy against the aggression of other people. Moreover, I guarantee you that if you do not pick a moment to signal that you will tolerate being stepped on, your body will pick a moment and it will not leave a memo. The first time someone does something irritating, agressivity might be expressed as a warning or a simple change in the tone of your voice. However, if you let yourself get stepped on constantly, the part of you that screams to be heard, that wants to tell others to quit it is getting stepped constantly and, when you decide to let it, it might lash out extremely violently. If you think that you cannot get into a blinding rage and kill someone, think twice. You can, you would and this possibility should scare the crap out of you. It should be scary enough to force you to demand respect.

    You cannot possibly gauge the necessity to do well and get the measure of aggressivity right if you cannot appreciate how sadistic and dangerous you could become, were you wronged one time too many. It is the fear to not ever be that person that will compel you to do right by others and demand without fault that others do right by you.
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do people say suicide is murder when it is impossible to murder yourself?

    Best answer: well its not murder is it
    Best answer: well its not murder is it
    6 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Would you kill baby Hitler if it were possible to go back in time?

    Best answer: have you any idea at all what kind of world it would be today if you did? - cos I dont the ONLY thing I know is that it would be a hellova lot different from the one we got For all I know the "new" one could be a hellova lot worse Just think - millions died as a result of what hitler did - if he had... show more
    Best answer: have you any idea at all what kind of world it would be today if you did? - cos I dont

    the ONLY thing I know is that it would be a hellova lot different from the one we got

    For all I know the "new" one could be a hellova lot worse

    Just think - millions died as a result of what hitler did - if he had not existed THEY and all their descendants would be alive today

    Those scientists who escaped from hitler to build the atom bomb would have stayed in europe

    Maybe one of the descendants could have built the atom bombs in europe- Stalin invades europe and captures them THEN the whole world becomes communist. OR a nuclear war breaks out and kills more than hitler did

    Thats the problem with what ifs - change one thing and nobody has a clue how that would affect the future from that point. ALL we know is what DID happened, ,after that change ANYTHING could happen
    could be that one of those desc
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is a good reason to success in life?

    Best answer: Good question, but difficult to answer. Different people measure success in different ways. To me, finding a lasting love, making that personal life-long connection is success.
    Best answer: Good question, but difficult to answer. Different people measure success in different ways. To me, finding a lasting love, making that personal life-long connection is success.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • If we're all born to die and we all die to live, then what's the point of living life if it just contradicts?

    Best answer: that is a great question! there is no point! :)
    Best answer: that is a great question! there is no point! :)
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is Choice an illusion?

    And/or which positions do you find more tenable than the others? Compatibilism Indeterminism Hard Determinism Libertarianism
    And/or which positions do you find more tenable than the others? Compatibilism Indeterminism Hard Determinism Libertarianism
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it "ad hominem" if I can really figure people out?

    Yes, i admit, grandiosity on my part.
    Yes, i admit, grandiosity on my part.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • "Do what you enjoy, and enjoy what you do" defines my work philosophy,. which is a positive feedback loop. Do you think it is practical ?

    Best answer: Yes, but one should be aware that to enjoy what you are doing one must be proficient at it and THAT takes time. The first two years of any (worthwhile) job are tough, in my opinion. Even if you are basically doing what you enjoy. If you find yourself employed doing something that you don't particularly enjoy,... show more
    Best answer: Yes, but one should be aware that to enjoy what you are doing one must be proficient at it and THAT takes time. The first two years of any (worthwhile) job are tough, in my opinion. Even if you are basically doing what you enjoy.

    If you find yourself employed doing something that you don't particularly enjoy, after two years or so you may find that you no longer dislike it. You may have learned to love whatever it is you are doing. THAT is the key.

    Good luck!
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is life as a human a short voyage?

    it goes so fast it doesnt matter what you do or accomplish, you still lost it all in the end
    it goes so fast it doesnt matter what you do or accomplish, you still lost it all in the end
    22 answers · 7 days ago
  • Does accepting the meaninglessness of life free you from existential angst, and allow you to begin to actually enjoy it?

    Best answer: It's not that life is meaningless, it's that there's no meaning that's separate from yourself. People are always looking for some independently-existing meaning. When you really understand that that doesn't exist, that "man is the measure of all things", then you understand that... show more
    Best answer: It's not that life is meaningless, it's that there's no meaning that's separate from yourself. People are always looking for some independently-existing meaning. When you really understand that that doesn't exist, that "man is the measure of all things", then you understand that you're free, that you're not bound by the beliefs and expectations and judgments of your "tribe" and of the significant others in your life.
    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • Defeat life before life defeats you, agree?

    Best answer: No, you don't defeat life. God gave us life for a purpose. Find that purpose and live it. (Ecclesiastes 12:13; John 17:3) You defeat those aspects of life - badness, wickedness, etc. that God disapproves of and which will defeat you if you allow them to continue.
    Best answer: No, you don't defeat life. God gave us life for a purpose. Find that purpose and live it. (Ecclesiastes 12:13; John 17:3) You defeat those aspects of life - badness, wickedness, etc. that God disapproves of and which will defeat you if you allow them to continue.
    16 answers · 6 days ago