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Would you opt for a life with no pain?

TheKniferTheKnifer Member Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 2017 in Off Topic
Life as we know it has it's ups and downs, but would you opt for a life of only ups? A life of absolutely no pain and unending pleasure? Why?
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Would you opt for a life with no pain? 20 votes

Yes
25%
Brainstormadam_antichristidcKhalidPlays555 5 votes
No
75%
¤RunninginReverse¤SirfishJarr2003UiomancantBillaboFrank_3everestViniLefianCarmoryManiklasitsIndyTUSLOS1227silentsomersaultLava_EntityQuentinPlaysMC 15 votes

Comments

  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Member, Friendly Posts: 15,789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No
    Tbh, I feel like the bad parts of life are there for a reason. We'd all be very, very different people if they weren't there, and we might not like who that person is.

    Plus, if we had nothing but good things happening in our lives . . . what'd be the point in trying if you'll just get what you want anyway? Everything would, at one point or another, grind to a halt, because nobody would be trying to progress, and make things better, if they're already great.
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  • silentsomersaultsilentsomersault Member Posts: 50 ✭✭
    No
    Communism does not exist.
  • TheKniferTheKnifer Member Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Communism does not exist.

    wut
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  • Jarr2003Jarr2003 Member Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No
    I think it'd be kinda useful to know I left my hand on the stove.
    "its like every 5 AS you require 10x more souls." -uiomancant
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  • ViniVini Member Posts: 3,540 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No
    If I could stop feeling pain after knowing why it's happening, sure, why not?
    Be unable to realize you stepped on a rusty nail until someone point it out to you? Yeah, I rather not go through the risk of getting tetanus, thank you very much.

  • BrainstormBrainstorm Member Posts: 11,155 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes
    I'll just get my never-ending happiness and take care of the rest
    "Calm your caps, bro." -Brainstorm

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  • 555555 Member Posts: 36 ✭✭
    Yes
    Happiness and peace for ever would be great.
    Satan is my bro
  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Member, Friendly Posts: 15,789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No

    I'll just get my never-ending happiness and take care of the rest

    555 said:

    Happiness and peace for ever would be great.

    You two are very clearly only looking at this question from the very surface, which makes it a bit too easy to pick "yes."

    The innovation of technology would cease because nobody would have any reason to strive to improve things if everyone is already happy, and we'd be very different people without any tragedies which could shape us.
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  • BrainstormBrainstorm Member Posts: 11,155 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes
    Wait, doesn't the question say that if I get a life with no pain, not the others?
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  • silentsomersaultsilentsomersault Member Posts: 50 ✭✭
    No
    TheKnifer said:

    Communism does not exist.

    wut
    COMMUNISM CAN NOT ONLY REFER TO AN IDEOLOGY, BUT TO THE HYPOTHETICAL CLASSLESS AND STATELESS SOCIETY ADVOCATED BY MEMBERS OF SAID IDEOLOGY

    I SAY HYPOTHETICAL BECAUSE THEY INSIST THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN REACHED AND THAT ALL "COMMUNIST" SYSTEMS ARE SOCIALISM (WHICH IS SEPARATE FROM WELFARE CAPITALISM) AND/OR STATE CAPITALISM, THEREFORE FAILED ATTEMPTS AT ACHIEVING COMMUNISM CANNOT BE USED AS AN ARGUMENT AGAINST COMMUNISM

    I LIVE IN A FAR-RIGHT CONSERVATIVE FAMILY AND I STILL KNOW THIS, IT IS NOT A HARD THING TO UNDERSTAND
  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Member, Friendly Posts: 15,789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No

    TheKnifer said:

    Communism does not exist.

    wut
    COMMUNISM CAN NOT ONLY REFER TO AN IDEOLOGY, BUT TO THE HYPOTHETICAL CLASSLESS AND STATELESS SOCIETY ADVOCATED BY MEMBERS OF SAID IDEOLOGY

    I SAY HYPOTHETICAL BECAUSE THEY INSIST THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN REACHED AND THAT ALL "COMMUNIST" SYSTEMS ARE SOCIALISM (WHICH IS SEPARATE FROM WELFARE CAPITALISM) AND/OR STATE CAPITALISM, THEREFORE FAILED ATTEMPTS AT ACHIEVING COMMUNISM CANNOT BE USED AS AN ARGUMENT AGAINST COMMUNISM

    I LIVE IN A FAR-RIGHT CONSERVATIVE FAMILY AND I STILL KNOW THIS, IT IS NOT A HARD THING TO UNDERSTAND
    I think he was confused about what that has to do with the poll.
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  • Lava_EntityLava_Entity Member Posts: 2,391 ✭✭✭
    No
    I feel that if life has no wrongs, we can't learn anything from mistakes.......because there'd be no mistakes.
    cease your tomfoolery

  • silentsomersaultsilentsomersault Member Posts: 50 ✭✭
    No
    I'm completely unsurprised by the Yes row.
  • Jarr2003Jarr2003 Member Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No

    TheKnifer said:

    Communism does not exist.

    wut
    I think he was confused about what that has to do with the poll.
    I think DLK was saying that because "true" communism doesn't exist, a theoretical life of no pain could never happen, as such a thing would require "true" communism.

    Considering DLK's previous statements, though, I kinda have doubts that was actually what he meant.
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  • LefianLefian Member Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2017
    No
    Pain is here to warn us for stupid sthift we do, so without it you could potentially die of, like, cancer without knowing it.
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  • UiomancantUiomancant Member, Cool, Flagger Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No
    Jarr2003 said:

    I think it'd be kinda useful to know I left my hand on the stove.

    I don't think it'd be useful cause they would've used a condom.
    What's a sig btw
  • GouchnoxGouchnox Member, Friendly, Cool, Conversationalist Posts: 6,481 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    On the one hand we are what we are and we emphasize with other people because of pain and the shit life throws at us
    On the other life is a bitch
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  • idcidc Member Posts: 139 ✭✭✭
    Yes
    It is fine for those that actually have good times with the bad to say they wouldn't opt for a life without the bad.
    BEETLE there is! While the ROOMS here not!
  • Jarr2003Jarr2003 Member Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No
    idc said:

    It is fine for those that actually have good times with the bad to say they wouldn't opt for a life without the bad.

    Pain creates growth and knowledge. A person who lives a life without pain would be an emotionless shell of a human being. Do you seriously believe that if you were to live without any pain, you would be better off?
    "its like every 5 AS you require 10x more souls." -uiomancant
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  • idcidc Member Posts: 139 ✭✭✭
    Yes
    Jarr2003 said:

    idc said:

    It is fine for those that actually have good times with the bad to say they wouldn't opt for a life without the bad.

    Pain creates growth and knowledge. A person who lives a life without pain would be an emotionless shell of a human being. Do you seriously believe that if you were to live without any pain, you would be better off?
    Yes, if it was emotional pain as well as physical pain. There are downsides to no physical pain though such as it being far more likely to damage the body.
    Though if I was an emotionless shell I'd end up in jail for murder tbh since I'd have no emotions stopping me from hurting others.
    BEETLE there is! While the ROOMS here not!
  • BrainstormBrainstorm Member Posts: 11,155 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes
    idc said:

    Jarr2003 said:

    idc said:

    It is fine for those that actually have good times with the bad to say they wouldn't opt for a life without the bad.

    Pain creates growth and knowledge. A person who lives a life without pain would be an emotionless shell of a human being. Do you seriously believe that if you were to live without any pain, you would be better off?
    Yes, if it was emotional pain as well as physical pain. There are downsides to no physical pain though such as it being far more likely to damage the body.
    Though if I was an emotionless shell I'd end up in jail for murder tbh since I'd have no emotions stopping me from hurting others.
    You DO have law preventing you from hurting others
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  • idcidc Member Posts: 139 ✭✭✭
    Yes

    idc said:

    Jarr2003 said:

    idc said:

    It is fine for those that actually have good times with the bad to say they wouldn't opt for a life without the bad.

    Pain creates growth and knowledge. A person who lives a life without pain would be an emotionless shell of a human being. Do you seriously believe that if you were to live without any pain, you would be better off?
    Yes, if it was emotional pain as well as physical pain. There are downsides to no physical pain though such as it being far more likely to damage the body.
    Though if I was an emotionless shell I'd end up in jail for murder tbh since I'd have no emotions stopping me from hurting others.
    You DO have law preventing you from hurting others
    Only after I get caught though.
    BEETLE there is! While the ROOMS here not!
  • Lava_EntityLava_Entity Member Posts: 2,391 ✭✭✭
    No
    OW I GOT STUNG BY A BEE!!!!


    oh.......IM ALIVE!!!!
    cease your tomfoolery

  • QuentinPlaysMCQuentinPlaysMC Member Posts: 793 ✭✭✭
    No
    If you can't have pain then you can't have the pleasure that comes with escaping it. In a life of endless please and no pain the effects of said pleasure would wear off.

    This is without even getting into the whole, "if you could take a pill that made it so that the only thing you want is to leave everything that matters to you behind, and then you would be happy forever, would you take it?"
    thought experiment.

    So even if that rule set in our brains were to be violated, I would still say no.
    why are you here? why am I here? were we created in the same way that we created them?
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