Why are you saying this in regards to my post? This is not a part of my argument; actually, I've ignored the aspect of society for the vast majority of that post.
I will respond as if it was referring to my post, to my best understanding as to what you could have been commenting on that I have written.
>That the will of the individual is able to be disregarded by Society in such a way as to deem "these thoughts cannot be your will because this desire is contrary to all values we have given you" is the height of slavery
I did not say that something is bad because society says that it is bad, but because it is inherently bad.
Do you just assume that anytime someone claims that true things exist, they mean "something that society forces you to accept"?
Can't something be true in and of itself, not true relative to someone's opinion?
If someone writes an equation, do you need footnotes to back it up?
You might say that I am wrong, that the equation is incorrect, but I think that you are saying that I am wrong solely because I say that something is true, and things being universally true is somehow a violent imposition made by society.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I have not once mentioned society's distaste for suicide as an argument, merely as an example, a point of reference; a practical backing of a claim that no comprehensive world view accepts suicide in and of itself, but only when justified. No world view other than nihilism, but you can't really call nihilism comprehensive. At least I can't.
>Duty to Oneself becomes far more complicated when you stop considering Oneself as a single, unified entity that is in agreement.>What is yourself other than a sum of behaviours both biologically and culturally engrained?
How does one being shaped by things outside of him make him not one anymore?
Do you reject synthesis on principle?>>271>Are you claiming that humans have to be masochist to differentiate themselves from animals?
If by "masochist" you mean "to hold something as more valuable than physical stimuli of pleasure and displeasure", then yes, I am.
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