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  • I would open the box.

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    Wouldn't 1000 years of taking the suffering of the entire world upon yourself shortly drive you mad, so that even if you entered paradise after 1000 years, you'd no longer be sane to enjoy it and might be twisted enough to inflict it again upon the world?

    Even Jesus only made it three days.

    We, we'd be leaving our sanity for the rest of our lives... and we wouldn't have called a soul... and we wouldn't have packed a thing...



    ... or is it part of the assumption of the question that we could be perfectly fine after 1000 years of complete thoughtless agonizing misery and pain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    I see the point now.

    Exactly.

    One of the greatest attempts to remove suffering from mankind there ever was. I remember it still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Wouldn't 1000 years of taking the suffering of the entire world upon yourself shortly drive you mad, so that even if you entered paradise after 1000 years, you'd no longer be sane to enjoy it and might be twisted enough to inflict it again upon the world?

    Even Jesus only made it three days.

    We, we'd be leaving our sanity for the rest of our lives... and we wouldn't have called a soul... and we wouldn't have packed a thing...



    ... or is it part of the assumption of the question that we could be perfectly fine after 1000 years of complete thoughtless agonizing misery and pain?
    I've read some interesting story arcs in Dracula fiction suggesting that the reason Van Helsing didnt destroy him was to do with a suspiscion that he was the "Jesus driven insane with suffering" and killing him would destroy everything in existence, the whole plot tool hinged on whether or not you believed it was a clever lie created by Dracula to prevent people destroying him or not should they ever have him at their mercy.

    Its a book called Dracula: Asylum, dont know the author's name off hand, good book for pulp fiction based on the universal monsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I've read some interesting story arcs in Dracula fiction suggesting that the reason Van Helsing didnt destroy him was to do with a suspiscion that he was the "Jesus driven insane with suffering" and killing him would destroy everything in existence, the whole plot tool hinged on whether or not you believed it was a clever lie created by Dracula to prevent people destroying him or not should they ever have him at their mercy.
    That's a novel plea.

    I'm not sure it would fly for anyone else but Dracula: "I'm Jesus, and if you kill me, the entire world will stop. Do you feel lucky, punk?"

    Most people would shoot anyway, I think... and then pause to reload. With impunity.

    Its a book called Dracula: Asylum, dont know the author's name off hand, good book for pulp fiction based on the universal monsters.
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    I don't know if I'd be doing people any favors be removing all suffering. Suffering is one way we learn to grow in character.
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    It appeals to me to open it. But I guess there will have to be some arrangements made with the surrounding people (who will not know anymore what suffering is). How could they get to understand? And then the great challenge of remembering the promise for a thousand years... (Better build some monument, like a pyramid...)
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    no...there's a reason that this is not paradise.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

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    I probably wouldn't hesitate to open the box. By simply dissociating the severity of my actions, I'd be forced to endure it...If I had to endure it silently and couldn't choose to back out for a whole thousand years, lest everything be for naught, I would reconsider.
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    Everybody stand back, I'm opening the box. I'll apologize later.

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    Sounds like we could make a movie out of this concept. Oh... wait.

    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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