The bar patron asked the bartender, "Is life worth living?"
The bartender replied, "It depends on the liver."1
In other words, it's a judgment call.
Most of us crave simple patterns to explain life. We crave simple rules to guide our behavior. We often don't get them.
I encountered an example ...
Utopian schemes try to create a perfect society. They usually cause more suffering than they cure. It's a bad bargain.
Moreover, people seldom agree on what a perfect society would be like. No matter how good it is or in how many ways, somebody will still think it's awful and unjust.
And no matter how good people's lives are, ...
Why do smart, sane, honest people sometimes disagree no matter how hard they try to find the truth?
Name an issue:
My friends and I often have stark disagreements about those issues. But we're all decent, reasonable ...
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