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|“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. ~ |
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, critic, social reformer Before
learning the technology behind effective “doing,” we have to first make sure you
|She had been so thrilled to look out at the mosaic patterns of green and yellow |
and brown framed by the ribbons of roads that divided the land ... Something like
"as long as I have a want, I have a reason for living because satisfaction is death.
Ben Bradley, Fred Feldman, Jens Johansson - 2013 - 528 pages
|at least, give you a reason to go on living (Williams, 1973, p. 85). So, assuming ... |
I want to have made a rea— sonable impression with my valedictory address last
week. Suppose I ... Nor should we overlook some future-directed and self-
regarding desires, the satisfaction of which doesn't require my living on. I might
want for myself posthumous fame or the glory of death in some current battle. And
it may ...
|Some Christians may be satisfied to go to Heaven by the skin of their teeth. That |
shows that they have no desire to live a life by which God can get glory. That is
an insult to God; it is an insult to Calvary, to the cross. The ultimate consequence
of sin on humanity is death. ... Some people just want to live long enough to see
their kids graduate from school, old enough to see their children get married.
|Doesn't it take away something precious in itself that would have allowed the |
subject to carry on an activity dear to him? ... The desires in question are
hypothetical or conditional desires, which assume that the subject will continue to
live. ... “It is rational to aim for states of affairs in which his want is satisfied, and
hence to regard death as something to be avoided; ... to have reason for resisting
what excludes having that thing: and death certainly does that, for a very large
range of things ...
|Having an interest Was it the case that John Pearson's life was in fact not worth |
living? ... While babies (it is said) may have interests in avoiding pain, since they
are capable of wanting the pain to stop, they have no interest in survival, since
they are incapable of wanting to survive (and ... If such people survive and
recover, this desire and other long-term desires will be satisfied, instead of being
thwarted. ... Suicidal people can have an interest in living, although they do not
want to live.
|DEATH. WISH. “Iamproud that I mustered enough forbearance andfortitude in my |
divided soul to resist committing cruelty and suicide. I am also ... Is there a
threshold beyond which I would have criminally or lethally snapped? Are souls ...
|In a fully fledged person, practical reasoning is not just, and not even primarily, a |
way of maximizing the satisfaction of ... to the demand to live his life, rather than
merely satisfy his present desires, is to anticipate what he will need and want.
And ... Just to take one: Suppose in my forties, I anticipate living on into my sixties
and recognize that in my sixties, I will have a ... That means I now have a reason (
perhaps not an overwhelming reason, but certainly what the lawyers call a pro
|The degree of American interest in Lawrence after his death was comparable to |
that in Britain and the most important, immediate responses to it came from three
women who were all then living in or around Taos. Each of them had wanted him
for herself but in only one had the want been satisfied. When Mabel Luhan first ...
She has mothered your books long enough. You need a new mother,' and she ...