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Rami
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3/28/2016 4:03:17 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?

Ask to be in his will in exchange for burying him.
TrueScotsman
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3/28/2016 4:36:13 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?

Whatever HE wants to do with those moments.
Mhykiel
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3/29/2016 1:12:20 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?

The wisest thing to do in our last moments is to live.
vortex86
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3/29/2016 2:41:36 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?

Realize that he is but only a man and is imperfect, and to accept who he is and the life he has lived. To make peace with what is to come and appreciate that random chance brought him about and how his life was to unfold as well as his demise.

In short, acceptance and self reflection.
UUU
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3/29/2016 5:00:14 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
vortex86,

what is the benefit of his acceptance and self reflection when he is about to die?
vortex86
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3/29/2016 5:08:27 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 5:00:14 PM, UUU wrote:
vortex86,

what is the benefit of his acceptance and self reflection when he is about to die?

Contentedness. As a wise man he knows not to worry about things he can't control. He is out of time so his life is what it is. He can't change his demise so not accepting it is futile.
TrueScotsman
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3/29/2016 5:09:03 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 5:00:14 PM, UUU wrote:
vortex86,

what is the benefit of his acceptance and self reflection when he is about to die?

Benefit to whom? Are you looking for some external system of beneficence that is outside of his own existence.

What is it with man's ego that he despairs about having no cosmic significance. For the individual there is only the choices about in what way he will face his existence.
vortex86
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3/29/2016 5:23:36 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 5:20:06 PM, UUU wrote:
vortex86,

Where have I written that that old man was wise.

You asked what the wisest thing would be. You called him old.. with age comes wisdom. Either way you look at it you asked for what I answered.
vortex86
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3/29/2016 6:41:19 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 5:28:09 PM, UUU wrote:
vortex86,

Are all old man wise?

In the sense that they have gained experience through living for an extended period of time. Doe this make them intelligent? No, not necessarily, but it gives them insight that they wouldn't have had earlier in life. This is wisdom.

You ask a question about the wisest thing that can be done as an old man. You could also say did I say this old man is capable of thought? No, he is a vegetable with 0 brain activity and his demise comes from pulling the plug.

When you ask broad questions, one can only take the question at face value. You asked what the wisest thing that could be done. This isn't to say that the old man would do this. It is saying that this is the "wisest" thing that can be done. As you asked in the question.
skipsaweirdo
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3/30/2016 5:38:52 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?
Umm,first off everyone is dying. Second, moments is relative so I'm not sure what you mean by his last ones. And lastly I'm not funny.
Geogeer
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3/30/2016 6:09:57 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/28/2016 3:33:24 PM, UUU wrote:
An old man is dying. What is the wisest thing to do in the last moments?

Are you asking what the wisest thing is for him to do ,or what I am to do around/with him.