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    At this point in my life I'd take the drug.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    At this point in my life I'd take the drug.....
    Anything you want to talk about? Last I heard, you were juggling a job decision and a woman situation.
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    There is such a drug. It's called ignorance. 59054087 took the drug on November 2, 2004, and they are all very blissful people.

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    What I was trying to get at with this question was that if we look at our lives as a quest for happiness (and I think that is a valid assumption - even the most altruistic, selfless acts are done because they offer us some gratification)

    But what is more important, the end goal of happiness or the means of getting there? Different people achieve happiness in different ways. For example, your means of achieving happiness may be through having a good family life, or through intellectual pursuits, or spirituality, or sporting success, or financial success, or whatever. By just taking the pill, you're "only" reaching the end goal, so it is instead a blissful ignorance. Wasn't there some Socrates public debate on this?

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    I can't remember the name of the movie but it was a Woody Allen film that had an orgasmic producing orb. He was addicted immediatly.

    I might consider an orb but no to a happy pill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardcore View Post
    I can't remember the name of the movie but it was a Woody Allen film that had an orgasmic producing orb. He was addicted immediatly.

    I might consider an orb but no to a happy pill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by contini View Post
    What I was trying to get at with this question was that if we look at our lives as a quest for happiness (and I think that is a valid assumption - even the most altruistic, selfless acts are done because they offer us some gratification)

    But what is more important, the end goal of happiness or the means of getting there? Different people achieve happiness in different ways. For example, your means of achieving happiness may be through having a good family life, or through intellectual pursuits, or spirituality, or sporting success, or financial success, or whatever. By just taking the pill, you're "only" reaching the end goal, so it is instead a blissful ignorance. Wasn't there some Socrates public debate on this?
    But some people postpone their immediate happiness in hopes of establishing a more enduring future happiness. An example is the guy who wants to retire early and spend his later years in blissful relaxation, so he works 18 hours a day six days a week in order to achieve this. In a case like this, the means of getting there certainly isn't as rewarding as the end result.

    In the examples you gave, I think the means of of achieving happiness are the end goal in themselves: the good family life, the intellectual pursuits, etc., or . . . the pill. What's the difference other than one's from life experiences and the other is chemically induced? As I said before, happiness is happiness.
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