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Why do something if it's not justified? If NOTHING is justified, why not do it?

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 09:56 am
To fully and completely justify something you have to prove, to yourself at least, that the positive quality of the action outweighs the negative quality of that action. because the action would have completely unknown long term effects (butterfly affect) that may have a larger affect than possibly percieved, then its impossible to completely justify anything. So my question is, "why do something if it's not justified? If NOTHING is justified, why not do it?"
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 01:04 pm
@hamilton,
Why does it have to be justified?

P.S. Welcome back, your lordship.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 01:07 pm
@hamilton,
I do nothing all the time. Good to know it's justified.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 01:16 pm
@hamilton,
By doing nothing you're still doing something. Doing nothing and doing something can have equal effects.
You could replace the word action with inaction in your post. Just saying like Razz .
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hamilton
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 03:00 pm
eurocelticyankee wrote:

By doing nothing you're still doing something. Doing nothing and doing something can have equal effects.
You could replace the word action with inaction in your post. Just saying like Razz .
DrewDad wrote:

I do nothing all the time. Good to know it's justified.

Or should I have it the other way around...
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 03:31 pm
@hamilton,
So we don't look for the butterfly affect, instead we look for the affect of the butterfly.

It is both logical and illogical, Captain. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSWwQ1_H_6BnqY_8N8n93cr6Kg4sMUPIT8CqsNoH_2QKA85iULW1Q
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