Question: Why would a do gooder do more harm to than good? Answer: Because that person would do good according one’s own egotistic, subjective calculations. At the moment – by default – none of us are capable of making calculations, decisions, intention for any other goal, but to benefit ourselves in any possible way. And … More We Need To Learn What Truly Good Intentions Are Before We Want To Do Good…
Question: Why do many people think talking behind someone’s back is worse than saying bad things to one’s face? Answer: We can probably use the following example: when people speak behind each other’s back is like an undetected cancer that spreads, destroys but in the lack of proper diagnosis one can’t treat and cure it. … More Gossip Is Like Cancer, Good, Metastatizes, Destroys
Question: What did Nietzsche mean by the transvaluation of values? Answer: First of all I have to admit, that before seeing this question I had no idea about Nietzsche’s philosophy, and his idea about the “value system”. So by reading the other answers and some other sources in the Internet I have already learned quite … More Beyond Nietzsche…
Question: Can guilt be a helpful/healthy emotion? When is guilt most/least helpful in your experience? Answer: First of all we would need to examine what the guilt is for. For example guilt presumes that the person is actually guilty, meaning had a free choice about one’s actions and purposefully, intentionally choose to commit a crime. … More What’s The Use Of Guilt, If We Aren’t Guilty?!
Question: If you found out you were living in a simulation, would you attempt to break out to your base reality? Classic blue pill-red pill? Answer: Wouldn’t you? If someone told you that it’s ok that you got used to this life, and more or less you are comfortable, or at least you can convince … More Would You Disconnect From The Matrix?
Question: There is a Fundamental difference between animal and humans? Answer: At this stage there is no difference at all. We can say that we are the “most sophisticated animals” as while we are also 100% instinctive, blindly executing hormonal or learnt desires – imprinted in us by our environment – how we care for … More Difference Between Animals And Human
Question: Why do humans do the opposite of what they know is good? Answer: Because we are not intellectual, but emotional creatures, 100% led by our instincts, hormonal reactions. Thus although we might understand with our reason, logic that we have to behave in a certain way to improve our situations, to solve problems, our … More Incurable Alcoholics
Question: Why do people say there is a second mind in the stomach? Answer: Here is an interesting article on the subject from Scientific American: Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being Also symbolically we can say that we are governed by two different “minds”, calculating systems. The “stomach/gut” represents our … More Rising Above Gut Instinct
Question: I consider myself a rational and logical individual. So then why do I do stupid things? Is this part of being human? Answer: Yes, it is part of being Human. Although most of us consider ourselves logical, rational, it is frankly an illusion. In truth we are primarily “sentient” creatures, perceiving and computing reality … More Irrational Humans
Question: When did you realize your life was in “autopilot,” as in, you weren’t in control? Answer: I had this suspicion for a long time, that we are simply going through the motions, “living” life automatically, blindly lead by instincts, hormonal impulses regardless of the positions, professions, successes or failures we encounter in life. But … More Overriding The Autopilot