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Thread: An Enlightened Choice

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by UtilityMonster View Post
    It wouldn't though, because you couldn't spend the 100 million dollars in that time frame, while, presumably, with complete enlightenment, you could enjoy those 5 seconds.
    If you are going to die before you can collect then winning a hundred millions dollar lottery would be pointless. I could be wrong but a lot of states do not let you leave your winnings in a will. Besides that if you take a lump sump instead of payments it is going to be significantly less especially after the government robs half of it in taxes.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Generally, no, I wouldn't, but there is one exception.

    I would defintiely accept that proposal if I was already going to die in five seconds or less. Especially if it was less.
    Ivoted yes with this type of thinking. Would change my vote otherwise.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    I wouldn't take enlightenment if I had 5 years to live. Ignorance is truly bliss.
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Ivoted yes with this type of thinking. Would change my vote otherwise.
    Is five seconds really enough time to really think and reflect about your enlightenment?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Enlightenment is overrated.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is five seconds really enough time to really think and reflect about your enlightenment?
    Depends on how you define "enlightenment".

    As I would define it, instantaneous enlightenment would mean you would no longer need to think and reflect on things, since you would instantly know everything and understand all the aspects of each thing.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is five seconds really enough time to really think and reflect about your enlightenment?
    I'd like a little more time, but if I was nearing death, and the five seconds started after I fully digested it, go for it. No need to linger. But it all hinges on how close I was to death.

    CC, overrated as a completion, I agree. But the journey is everything.

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    If I could be completely enlightened - i'd instantly know how to override the 5 seconds. so there ya have it. Saved by enlightenment!

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    No, I wouldn't.

    The point of living is to seek enlightenment. The life you live is the journey towards that enlightenment. I would no more exchange the journey for 5 seconds of enlightenment than I would commit suicide.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: An Enlightened Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    CC, overrated as a completion, I agree. But the journey is everything.
    That's my point. The process is what matters.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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