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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:36 am

After all these years maybe you just need to relax and enjoy it.
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:13 am

Nice idea i like you candid..
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#17

Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:49 pm

The world will be fine.
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Postby quietvoice » Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:53 pm

The world will be fine.

That's nice.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:29 pm

quietvoice wrote: That's nice.


I think so.
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Postby quietvoice » Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:13 pm

quietvoice wrote:
The world will be fine.

That's nice.

Richard@DecisionSkills wrote:
quietvoice wrote:That's nice.

I think so.

Let's play Follow The Leader
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. . . . with Joe "I-only-want-to-talk-about-happy-things" Biden.
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#21

Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:05 pm

Just because the world, i.e. humanity will be fine, it doesn't mean the fundamental nature of what it means to be human will somehow morph into a blissful utopia.

Existential suffering is unique to humanity.

Your ancestors suffered (existentially), you and I suffer, and future generations will suffer. It's been going on since the dawn of humanity, and there is no reason to believe that it will end.

Each generation has been calling for the "end of humanity" since at least the Epic of Gilgamesh, and presumably much earlier. And when this is pointed out to the current generation, they claim their ancestors were simply ignorant. They claim they are the intellectual superiors of their ancestors.

It has now been 160+ generations of intellectual "doomsayers" with the same mantra. "No, no, no, this time we are certain," they say, "Our ancestors were wrong for thousands of years, generation after generation, but not us! The end is near!"

"Doomsayers" must serve a purpose in society. What is that purpose? I'm not exactly sure. My best guess is that the dark, dystopian futures they paint help society to advance in some way. By painting the horrors they see unfolding, people can take that into account and try to adjust.
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