What is a value? What action has value?
does value = 0?
What matters in life?
What should I do?
- tizzoseddyLv 62 months ago
Every action has value to the person who takes it. If it didn't have value, the person wouldn't bother doing it. Every person decides for themselves what matters, and doesn't matter, to them. If you ask others what you should do, rather than decide for yourself, you will end up serving their interests, rather than your own.
- Anonymous2 months ago
How many dozens or hundreds of times are you going to ask? Just kill yourself already.
- nealleshLv 62 months ago
Only love and kindness has real huge value.
- peter mLv 62 months ago
I think "value" does have a low value, especially when the truth is known.
Example.. the simple philosophy behind Greta Thunberg, her subjective value
of the truth (the content or truth content can be high depending upon what
she doesn't say.. just like many many best answers from answerers here).
This occurs because the more we say or the more she says can be
misinterpreted -if it is the truth- & can be mis-believed if it isn't ; this is
where those other doubting philosopher & commentator types naively
typecast philosophy. they typecast it as something like a science which
while needing-a-logical proof is thought "fool-proof"... and so starting
from a descriptive premise naïve philosophy action proceeds to conclude
with a descriptive conclusion ; & the set of these descriptions is then
believed to be a larger, more certain set or group of descriptions.
And although "what-matters-in-life" to us can be so treated nevertheless
what really matters in life can change for us too.
Consider the matter of the Environment in the recent past, perhaps 10
years ago. Then the North polar region hadn't melted as much & the
south polar region certainly hadn't melted at all.
But the melting now matters, not least for us whose reality was not
tied to some science & to some philosophy (too rigidly in our
behaviour we may say). And it further matters because the reduction
in true ice content there reflects the true heating up of the total
Environment over the years.
What should anyone do?
Well I think it's becoming crystal clear that WHAT-we-should do is that
we must act fast if in fact (as the ecologists say) the situation is an
"emergency". There is no reason to believe that it is not an emergency
as I myself have agreed with the climate activist science after quite
some years ago. So with this FAST action must go some limiting
-reality-check with regard to us all doing stuff which would negate such
action. Like NON-peaceful protest, or NON-peaceful explaining either the
science or the philosophy of WHERE we need the environment to be in
the SHORT TERM. Go to the relevant active science & technology to
support the widespread need for fossil fuel low or lower usage, locally
& internationally (which is where Greta Thunberg is right now in Spain,
Europe). The Philosophical action needed can back-up the science in
at least two ways ; the first way where we as individual's can be much
more discerning in our immediate behaviour, like our daily travel
plans getting to work or other places of importance.
As the very first few words of Thunberg's first book says "No one is
too small (or insignificant) to make a difference) ; yet we must also
bear-in-mind that this also has to be a TENTATIVE local difference
where OUR PART OF SUCH AN ENVIRONMENT MAY NOT KNOW
or understand how-to-work-together technically & fully. And it may be
down to individual's to argue that "better case".
Concerning the larger philosophical action needed then comes-down
-to what we AS LIVING HUMANS want from life, what is possible in
a short-term future AS REGARDS A BETTER & longer-term-future.
Say could we agree to try to eat-less-meat in our total diets for
example? And can we not see how in practise especially HOW those
poorer peoples who have little to eat & have little or no education, how
these people can know that LARGE FAMILIES means LARGE RESOURCES
are needed, & that can be UNSUSTAINABLE, with a POOR Future
resulting. Immediately resulting...
And this as a philosophy active view can mean that WE can be EQUALLY
prepared to adapt to say smaller family sizes in our future so to speak.
And again.. we can think about this as-a-philosophy but with the added
importance that if we can be allowed-to-make such reasoned choices
then depending upon how reasoned they are in actioning some or all
of the future discussed above then surely that must be a good thing?
We can surely reason to do so.
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- 7FlightsupLv 62 months ago
Everything is based on survival. Survival is the only value. Even those who are looking for God are looking for infinite survival, and from there it goes down to your individual survival as the false ego that has to keep reincarnating and get disabused of the world and stop being an ego that wants to survive, to God who is eternal