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Old 03-19-2009, 08:38 PM   #56
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As far as I'm concerned Ellis, yes, EVERY choice a person makes is based on self-interest. I consider it impossible to make a choice not rooted in self-interest, however it may seem otherwise. The important thing is that this is about choices; if you do something without having control, it doesn't count

Ricky, I'm not trying to compare worthiness of lives. That, I believe, IS a completely subjective thing. My point was that because it is subjective, saying a life isn't worth living can only be for you. There are many people in situations I would not consider worth living; social situations, injury or disease, who live basically happy lives.

It's not simple, as few things are, but be it happiness, satisfaction, some inner drive, whatever, it is a form of self-interest that drives our choices.
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