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  1. Comment on Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism from going viral in ~news

    Wolf Link Parent
    People's morbid curiosity should be weighed against the damage done to the families by sharing these type of videos. This content is obscene, with no redeeming value. It also might hurt the...

    People's morbid curiosity should be weighed against the damage done to the families by sharing these type of videos. This content is obscene, with no redeeming value. It also might hurt the families of the people killed or injured. But above all, it is disrespectful to the families to prioritize random strangers' curiosity over their wishes. Not to mention that it gives the terrorist what they want - to be heard. The terrorist is using their victim as a means to a horrific end, and sharing and consuming the video (and feeling entitled to watch it), is also using people as a means (to a much lesser extent compared to the terrorist).

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  2. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    I am glad you shared your story. It does seem like the best way to find our purpose is to just try as many as things possible until some sticks out. I have never really felt a need or want to...

    I am glad you shared your story. It does seem like the best way to find our purpose is to just try as many as things possible until some sticks out. I have never really felt a need or want to leave a legacy, but maybe I should.

  3. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    I understand now. Thank you for sharing!

    I understand now. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    That I understood. I guess I wondering if it helped you feel more fulfilled with yourself.

    That I understood. I guess I wondering if it helped you feel more fulfilled with yourself.

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  5. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    Thank you for sharing the video. It was very insightful. Do you know of any other resources or stories people shared of they knit the meaning jumper - or sharing where they started? I understand...

    Thank you for sharing the video. It was very insightful. Do you know of any other resources or stories people shared of they knit the meaning jumper - or sharing where they started? I understand it's a personal journey I have to take, but if people maps I would like to see them.

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  6. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    I am not the healthiest eater but I didn't know eating could have substantial mental health effects. If you don't mind sharing, why do you think being healthier helped you so much?

    I am not the healthiest eater but I didn't know eating could have substantial mental health effects. If you don't mind sharing, why do you think being healthier helped you so much?

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  7. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    Thank you for being so forward! I think you're right that introspection will help me find a way out of this. But that's I started this discussion, to find out what questions I should ask myself by...

    Thank you for being so forward! I think you're right that introspection will help me find a way out of this. But that's I started this discussion, to find out what questions I should ask myself by seeing what others asked themselves. Just like you pointed out in your comment to look into what caused this.

  8. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    It definitely to talk with others, but no one really has an answer when it comes to the philosophical questions. I don't blame them for it, obviously, since it's impossible to answer those...

    It definitely to talk with others, but no one really has an answer when it comes to the philosophical questions. I don't blame them for it, obviously, since it's impossible to answer those questions. I guess what I wanted out of this thread was a discussion about re-calibrating yourself, of finding a new purpose for yourself.

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  9. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    How did you gain a sense of purpose back?

    How did you gain a sense of purpose back?

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  10. I have felt lost recently, I have lost my purpose. If anyone feels the same, what do you do about it? Is there really anything to do about it other than forgetting the dread? I don't like being...

    I have felt lost recently, I have lost my purpose. If anyone feels the same, what do you do about it? Is there really anything to do about it other than forgetting the dread? I don't like being this pessimistic, but I don't really see a way out of it.

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  11. Comment on Has simulation theory provided an answer to the problem of evil? in ~humanities

    Wolf Link Parent
    That's the only comparison I wanted to make. I didn't want to imply the magnates were superhuman, just that their "ethics" resembles those of the gods of simulation theory.

    The biggest similarity between our tech magnates and the "gods" is that they both tend to be assholes.

    That's the only comparison I wanted to make. I didn't want to imply the magnates were superhuman, just that their "ethics" resembles those of the gods of simulation theory.

  12. Comment on Has simulation theory provided an answer to the problem of evil? in ~humanities

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    That is a good explanation, and I think it says a lot about our times. Historically, religions have always run up against the problem of having a benevolent and merciful god and a god that...

    That is a good explanation, and I think it says a lot about our times. Historically, religions have always run up against the problem of having a benevolent and merciful god and a god that ruthlessly punishes. But with simulation theory, our gods don't have mercy at all. They just march onward indifferently for whatever purpose they have. Don't the 'gods' of simulation theory resemble the tech titans we have now? Arguably indifferent to the rampant inequality but marching forward in the name of whatever purpose they have chosen. Even the fears of an A.I. that would mercilessly make pins out of the iron in our blood resemble both the tech titans and the simulation 'gods.'

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  13. Comment on Has simulation theory provided an answer to the problem of evil? in ~humanities

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    I never considered the possibility that we would be byproducts of the main simulation. Is there more on this aspect of simulation theory? Are there any articles or book discussing this? This is a...

    I never considered the possibility that we would be byproducts of the main simulation. Is there more on this aspect of simulation theory? Are there any articles or book discussing this? This is a marvelous point, and I would like to delve deeper into it.

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  14. Comment on Has simulation theory provided an answer to the problem of evil? in ~humanities

    Wolf (edited ) Link Parent
    I completely agree with this. Any attempt to think up a designer to this design will ultimately run into the problem of evil. I brought up simulation theory specifically since the younger...

    I completely agree with this. Any attempt to think up a designer to this design will ultimately run into the problem of evil.

    I brought up simulation theory specifically since the younger generation and tech geeks in particular seem to be very fond of it. But I have not seen any mention of the problem of evil in relation to simulation theory. Elon Musk never brings it up, or at least I have not seen him do so.

    Edit: I would read tesseractcat's comment below. Brings up an excellent point about how our world could be a byproduct of the simulation rather than the main design.

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  15. If reality is a simulation, then why is evil allowed to exist, or why did our creators let evil exist? I know that the point of having a simulation is so that we can learn about life, but why is...

    If reality is a simulation, then why is evil allowed to exist, or why did our creators let evil exist?

    I know that the point of having a simulation is so that we can learn about life, but why is it more likely to be in a simulation with 'real' characteristics rather than one where everything is utter happiness? Why didn't our creators make infinitely more simulations where people are just happy all the time?

    Of course this brings us to the question of whether you can know happiness without pain. If reality is a simulation, couldn't it be possible to make people happiness with only the memory of pain (or just knowledge of pain) without actual pain? I would think so.

    What do you think?

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  16. Comment on Growing up as a living goddess in ~humanities

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    I am so glad Preeti managed to find her place in regular society. You hear disaster stories of rich spoiled kids destroying cars and making others miserable all the time. I can only imagine what...

    I am so glad Preeti managed to find her place in regular society. You hear disaster stories of rich spoiled kids destroying cars and making others miserable all the time. I can only imagine what being called a 'living goddess' would do to a child.

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  17. Comment on Any advice on getting rid of intrusive thoughts? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    Talking through it and directly confronting the thoughts are approaches I have not taken. They might actually help in dealing with the daily annoyances. Thanks!

    Talking through it and directly confronting the thoughts are approaches I have not taken. They might actually help in dealing with the daily annoyances. Thanks!

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  18. Comment on Any advice on getting rid of intrusive thoughts? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    I think I will finally go to a therapist, but my thoughts are not so bad that they are impairing my daily life. I will actively try not to get upset when the thoughts arise, deprive them of their...

    I think I will finally go to a therapist, but my thoughts are not so bad that they are impairing my daily life. I will actively try not to get upset when the thoughts arise, deprive them of their power. Thank you!

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  19. Comment on Any advice on getting rid of intrusive thoughts? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    I have tried mindfulness before but I will give it a shot again. I don't think I will need medication, since the thoughts are not impairing my daily life. But I might consult a therapist. Thank you!

    I have tried mindfulness before but I will give it a shot again. I don't think I will need medication, since the thoughts are not impairing my daily life. But I might consult a therapist. Thank you!

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  20. Comment on Any advice on getting rid of intrusive thoughts? in ~talk

    Wolf Link Parent
    These steps were very helpful. Thank you for outlining them! I will try it this way and see if I feel better.

    These steps were very helpful. Thank you for outlining them! I will try it this way and see if I feel better.

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