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    Imagine, again, that you have in your possession a magical box that can only be opened with it's magical key, and let's also say that the only person who can use this key is you.

    If you choose to open the box the world as we know it would become a paradise of sorts, devoid of any suffering, sickness, etc. Yet, this paradise for everyone else would come at your own expense as you would instantly become semi-immortal and have to suffer every affliction, wound, sickness, etc., that existed in the moment in time that you opened the box in, and you would have to suffer over the course of the next thousand years, after which you would also be allowed to live in paradise.

    If you don't open the box, nothing happens.

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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I would have to leave it alone.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I am no martyr.

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    Yeah, I'd take a pass on that one. First of all I don't want to be tortured for a thousand years. Second, I think suffering is a componant of life and wouldn't believe any offer suggesting otherwise.

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    Would you elect to suffer to remove all suffering from mankind forever? Would it be suffering if you had certain, unmistakeable foresight to know that it would end and you would then share in a world where it is abscent?

    And once you were done sweating blood about it would you join your friends to find that they could not spare you the time it took without falling asleep?

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    Lark, are you being payed to ask squishy questions?

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    I think he's trying to be deep?
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I open it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Would you elect to suffer to remove all suffering from mankind forever? Would it be suffering if you had certain, unmistakeable foresight to know that it would end and you would then share in a world where it is abscent?

    And once you were done sweating blood about it would you join your friends to find that they could not spare you the time it took without falling asleep?
    I see the point now.

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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Even if I wouldn't have to suffer at all, I wouldn't open it.
    They say I only think in form of crunching numbers.....
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