Monday, May 07, 2007

What Matters

Intuitively some people think that if they as conscious individuals are not around (either in heaven or Earth) then what exists does not matter. Thus we should not care overly much about the future if we won't be around to see it.

I think this is flawed. I can exist in another form (in one's child, perhaps, or the species) and I should maximize the opportunities for that derivative form because through it I continue. If I have invested time into something while alive, then it is better that it continues while I am dead...

These arguments seem feeble. Ah, nihilism.

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