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I actually believe moral relativism is the closest we can get to any absolute truth. I am personally a nihilist, I don't believe there is any such thing as right or wrong, ethical, or moral. There is just stuff that happens and people that think certain ways.

I don't believe the precludes holding a personal belief and trying to exert that believe, however, it does resolve the tension you point out here:

Quote:If that were true then you would have no basis in trying to influence people to do what you think is right. Why? Because what is right would be arbitrarily decided by everyone individually. Why then, is your belief more valid or right then someone else's?

I have arbitrary, based on my understanding of human kind and my academic experiences, decided on a core set of values. I don't believe they're right or wrong, but I believe they may usefully contribute to a happier society.

Whilst I can't justify that I am a true nihilist, as I haven't killed myself, I'm of the exact same sentiment and understand that being alive makes your death no different - but I am largely constrained by biological functions to strive to remain alive. It's instinct. And if one is going to be alive, the environment should be as good as possible. Ideally, that would mean no war, relative freedom, and economic stability. I don't believe there is any right or wrong way to achieve those objectives, by my societal philosophy is geared towards them. Not because they are right, but because I have assessed them to be desirable - and I may very easily change my mind and am well aware that I have arbitrarily decided upon them.

So I do not care what people do with their lives or what choices they make. I don't believe it matters. By my biological instincts tell me to live, and therefore I should aim to optimise that experience, and potentially even help others optimise their experience too.

Based on those foundational attributes, I prefer that people should be educated over the use of (cyber) force over being given a weapon. That's all I am talking about here, and I don't care whether that objective is met or not - but I will always try to encourage that opinion, and hopefully will be a role model to others by doing so.
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T-Mobile - by ekultek - 04-07-2018, 09:14 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-07-2018, 11:14 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by ekultek - 04-08-2018, 01:17 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by ekultek - 04-08-2018, 02:18 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-09-2018, 08:59 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by ekultek - 04-09-2018, 12:55 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-09-2018, 02:15 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by ekultek - 04-09-2018, 05:58 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by Vector - 04-15-2018, 09:36 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-15-2018, 11:19 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by Vector - 04-15-2018, 12:45 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-15-2018, 02:10 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by Vector - 04-15-2018, 10:04 PM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-16-2018, 06:25 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by Vector - 04-16-2018, 09:55 AM
RE: T-Mobile - by EnigmaCookie - 04-16-2018, 10:26 AM

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