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rajbirsingh
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Is life a multiple choice question?

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senomac
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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senomac

Con

Life is not merely a multiple choice question. It is rather the art of deduction in the pursuit of pinpointing the required solution to a particular circumstance. Of course one might argue that to a certain problem there might be different solutions but just think, you will lose valuable time in the process of finding it. Suppose you are to go to a particular destination and one can travel by air,water or by land. what do you do? you ask for directions from people or perhaps calculate the easiest route out. So what you are doing is- you are educating yourself on the correct option on the basis of previous experiences of others and this is a continuing process. we all like to believe that there's an explorer in each one of us but the thing is we all like to walk on paths that are free from debris. life consists of choices ,yes, but it is also a dictionary of the deeds of men. and men detest unpredictability and life's nothing but unpredictable. so in my view, life is rather an art than a mere multiple choice question where exploring is the only way.
rajbirsingh

Pro

life is like a multiple choice question sometimes it is just the choice that that confuse us but not the option well everyday right from the beginning of a day we have option either to go to our work or take rest every action we take has alternatives also life certainly asks us question but we can reply those in various ways

i personally have found out that the different situations i face in my life can be tackled in different ways and have alternatives where every alternative looks very promising so it leads to confusion for sure

you made an argument that life is an art and we need to explore it but tell me one thing will everyone have a single option to explore life or if you are given a chance to explore will you have only one choice and no other

i want to clarify you on one point for everything in our life we have different options to chose from but in the end we cant travel by all so we chose one and hence life gives us many option and as you said we pinpoint one option without knowing the result

for example even a student of scince steam in intermediate has various options to explore in career a person while graduating has different options to do a job so life always gives us choices but we are like that pencil whose tip breaks after chosing an option and cant be sharped again
Debate Round No. 1
senomac

Con

okay I have heard what you have said and I agree with you on many points. But you see defining life is one thing and living it is totally different. And I strongly believe that life is but what we accomplish or our very practices. Suppose you go to a shop to buy a garment. what do you do? you specify your size, budget and requirements and accordingly the shopkeeper entertains you. And about the choice of career, it is true that we have many options to choose from in spite of comm various streams. but what do we do? do we explore each and every option and then come to the conclusion what is good for us or do we go after the one where our interest lies? Of course, it is the latter. what i am trying to say is that, life has options but simply stating it is not enough. Life is nothing but the deeds of men. Think about marriage! The most important decision in a person's life is taken after thorough thinking and scrutiny of the circumstance prevalent. We, the humans are chained by many constraints- time, money, budget and so on. The modern man likes to venture on lit streets not on the dark ones. The actions of men have turned the concept of life being a multiple choice question into a question which has definite answers, that is to say, we opt for the risk-free way. Yes, you can argue here that there may not be a single answer to a solution but think, if we were to judge it from a singular perspective the answer or solution nothing but definite.
rajbirsingh

Pro

when you say you agree with me on some points that means that debate goes in my favour but yet we have some rounds left so i would say a few words first you are mistaken on the topic you have started
is life a multiple choice question means that the life in its present form asks us question and for that question we have different answers out of which one or more may be correct like the options "A B C D" so the point that you are making like we only have one definite path or one option to chose is somewhat absurd
also life asks question which have more than one choice to chose from that means life has multiple choice question for us and that is it no more argument for it
Debate Round No. 2
senomac

Con

you have failed to understand what i have stated. merely agreeing to certain points do not tantamount to winning. i said look at it from a singular perspective, which i think you have failed to make meaning of properly.
The thing is the choices confuse men and men hate confusion and want certainty. Simply stating life to be a multiple choice question won't solve the matter at hand. you need to arrive at a practical standpoint. we are what we do. and i vehemently object to defining an entity to be something else, when that the use of that entity is completely different, here the entity being life. Having said that, life is a sea of options that weaves a rainbow of confusion in the minds of men. and in order to make that confusion go away, the men harp on steady, definite solutions, thereby making life a question with a definite solution. ( again judging from a singular perspective ).
rajbirsingh

Pro

i understand my opponents points clearly but he is probably giving some wage points in the argument we humans have always been confused by life because of the greed, lust, money, power and we will always chose thing that are good for us that and its more likely that to every question put on us we will chose a definite answer satisfying us but this does not stop life throwing many choices to us i dont know why is not my opponent talking in context of the topic you are repeatedly saying every question has a definite answer i do not deny but in what way does that mean that there would be only one single choice for that question there can be other alternative may be they are wrong but they will be always their maybe even to confuse us but their possibility is highly likely and that is what the whole debate is about life with multiple answers to a question whether correct or wrong.
Debate Round No. 3
senomac

Con

In the context of the debate also, life isn't a multiple choice question. you yourself stated . if it has a definite solution for a particular person, then how come the multiple choices are coming to play? i again harp on the line : "life is but the deeds of men" and men define life on their own terms. choices confuse us and through out history, we have witnessed mankind's urge to crack the pot of unpredictability. I don't understand how you, my dear opponent , say that life is but a multiple choice question when you yourself state that there's definite solutions for individuals. so does then life appear as a multiple choice question to that individual? life itself has a singular solution to its problems but can be reached by several ways. now you may jump at this suggesting that several ways account for life being a multiple choice question. but it is here i stop you my friend, cause the end result is the same-i.e, one definite solution. even in an entrance examination , there is one possible correct answer but choices are there to confuse us. so does that mean then that the question has multiple definite answers? certainly not.
rajbirsingh

Pro

rajbirsingh forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
senomac

Con

senomac forfeited this round.
rajbirsingh

Pro

rajbirsingh forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Speakerfrthedead 3 years ago
Speakerfrthedead
finally found a rather interesting debate. this is the stuff that hooks me
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