Kodi Arfer / Wisterwood

A paradox to consider.

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#001 | PaperSpock |
Suppose X discovers that the way to human happiness is to be quite in all ways. No talking, no writing, no facial expressions, etc. At this point, what can X do? X cannot spread this idea and have it remain pure. If X spreads the idea, X is a hypocrite. If X does not spread the idea, the idea will die out.
Fame is but a slow decay.
-Theodore Tilton
#002 | Kodiologist |
I am pretty sure most utilitarians would endorse spreading this idea, since the toll to happiness of this particular communication would be more than compensated for by widespread acceptance of the idea.

Real programmers can write Perl in any language.
#003 | willis5225 |
This is contained in the idea of the Bodhisattva--one who, in Buddhism, comes to the universal knowledge of Nirvana but possesses such love for the world and those remaining within the karmic wheel of death and rebirth, that s/he forsakes heaven for a time in order to teach. It is, like all theological concepts, contentious and full of debate that I have far too amateurish an understanding to relate properly.
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
#004 | LinkPrime1 |
Took me like 40 seconds to realize that you meant "quiet" and not "quite" >_>

I'm a little slow today...
Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22
Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
#005 | HeyDude |
Theoretically X will be happier if he doesn't spread the idea, so I'm hard pressed to say he'll spread it, because even choosing the moral option is, in my opinion, a way of getting happiness. You get happiness from obeying your conscience. So here we're saying that the ultimate happiness is in disobeying your conscience (which is just untenable).