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  •  Of course it's not the only one (1+ / 0-)
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    I didn't mean to present it as such.

    And it isn't really distopic, it's realistic and useful in my eyes. Without suffering there is no compassion or empathy and those two things are how community is built. And solidarity in action opposed to imposed suffering.

    Now, you may suffer from your empathy, but that does not mean that it must always do so.
    If suffering is inevitable then I will suffer. Certainly I can see people being happy and that's good, but the suffering far overwhelms any of that. I'm certainly not trying to convert anyone. I'm not under the impression that I've got a super happy view of the world. I sometimes jokingly call myself a futilitarian. It's all futile but we've got to try and fix shit anyway.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:16:00 PM PDT

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