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000ike
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3/18/2012 10:07:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Truth is the intellectual liberator. But conversely, ignorance is the ultimate joy. This is why the world is so sunny in childhood.

Nothing in the world seems to matter beyond happiness. We act to be happy, we breath to be happy, we make civilizations, innovations to be happy, we live by a compulsory attraction to this universal good. You may claim that there are moral actions we do out of duty not desire,...but the fact is that one is uncomfortable when that duty is unmet such that duty and desire conflate themselves as agents pursuant of satisfaction.

It is therefore not only contradictory, but horrendously perverse that we do things that stifle happiness. In short, why do we learn? Why do we seek truth? Why do seek a self-destructive wisdom? The less we know the happier we are because the internal workings of the universe and modern society are unavoidable depressing and destructive. It is a fool's game to attempt to ameliorate it, much less fix it.

Note, this is largely an uncoordinated vent.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
IFLYHIGH
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3/19/2012 1:22:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
We do what will ensure the continuation of the human species. The ultimate goal is to find a women and reproduce and not to be happy. Happiness and learning were both developed as evolutionary tools for the human species to fufill the ultimate goal of life- having babies.
In short
Goal of Life=Reproduce and continue human species
Happiness=Human wanting to exist=ensuring the Goal of life
Learning=Humans knowing how to deal with their environment=ensuring the Goal of life.
Stephen_Hawkins
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3/19/2012 2:44:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/19/2012 1:22:09 AM, IFLYHIGH wrote:
We do what will ensure the continuation of the human species. The ultimate goal is to find a women and reproduce and not to be happy. Happiness and learning were both developed as evolutionary tools for the human species to fufill the ultimate goal of life- having babies.
In short
Goal of Life=Reproduce and continue human species
Happiness=Human wanting to exist=ensuring the Goal of life
Learning=Humans knowing how to deal with their environment=ensuring the Goal of life.

That's an evolutionary goal for animals before our stage of evolution. We do not need to aim for this anymore as an ultimate primary goal due to our dominance and our current ability.
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IFLYHIGH
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3/19/2012 3:55:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/19/2012 2:44:39 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 3/19/2012 1:22:09 AM, IFLYHIGH wrote:
We do what will ensure the continuation of the human species. The ultimate goal is to find a women and reproduce and not to be happy. Happiness and learning were both developed as evolutionary tools for the human species to fufill the ultimate goal of life- having babies.
In short
Goal of Life=Reproduce and continue human species
Happiness=Human wanting to exist=ensuring the Goal of life
Learning=Humans knowing how to deal with their environment=ensuring the Goal of life.

That's an evolutionary goal for animals before our stage of evolution. We do not need to aim for this anymore as an ultimate primary goal due to our dominance and our current ability.


That is the evolutionary goal for animals on any stage of evolution. Dominance and our current ability do not ensure our survival, on the contrary, they could be our destruction. The only thing that ensures continuation of human species is reproduction.
So dominance and our current ability= Less likely humans go extinct= Goal of life being met.
What is your alternate goal of life that cannot be sub-categorized under the current evolutionary goal of life which is reproduction?