User Tag List

View Poll Results: What would you choose?

Voters
65. You may not vote on this poll
  • I would select a box.

    12 18.46%
  • I would leave the boxes alone.

    53 81.54%
First 7891011 Last

Results 81 to 90 of 136

  1. #81
    What is, is. Arthur Schopenhauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    1,158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Eternal suffering or something?
    I suppose if one were to make this excercise more difficult, this should be done. I have a feeling that the percentage of box-selectors would go down if this were the case. Indeed, eternal suffering and the inability to die makes it seem like a new question entirely.

    My mind just said, "who cares if billions of people suffer if you don't choose a box, the number doesn't even matter, suffering is suffering and there is no great difference between human bodies; there is no difference between a million suffering or a billion suffering, it's all just suffering. So, not picking a box isn't a bad idea.", because I don't really want to pick a box under these circumstances.

    Fool, what's the difference between eternal and ending suffering then? *debates within my head*
    INTJ | 5w4 - Sp/Sx/So | 5-4-(9/1) | RLoEI | Melancholic-Choleric | Johari & Nohari

    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...



  2. #82

    Default

    I would leave the world as it is.

    Who knows in what way paradise will come about? One person's paradise could be another person's hell. What if all the good things come about simply due to the absence of people?

    I like the idea of destroying the key too.

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
    Robot Fusion
    "As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." John Wheeler
    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

  3. #83
    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    827 sp/so
    Posts
    20,122

    Default

    I would not open the box... hell on earth doesn't sound like a chance I'd be willing to take, and even if I opened the heaven on earth box I'm sure that people would fuck it up in a matter of time and bring things right back to normal... so what's really the point?
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

  4. #84
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    dude taking a box. life is a gamble stop being pussies you 36 people who would leave the box alone. plus i'd be too curious not to take a box. and my desicion would be very scientific. eenny meeny miney moe
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

  5. #85
    Senior Member ZPowers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    1,492

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    dude taking a box. life is a gamble
    This is a less morally questionable perspective when you aren't gambling someone else's life too, much less EVERYONE else's.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

  6. #86
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    clearly i'm not taking this thread seriously.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

  7. #87
    Senior Member Lex Talionis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    382

    Default

    I would open a box. In my opinion, the possible reward is worth the risk. I would rather that the world be transmogrified into some infernal wasteland than for mediocrity to reign unchallenged. Besides, human beings are more than capable of destroying the planet without invoking any magical boxes. Most worthy actions in life come with varying degrees of risk attached, usually in proportion to the reward.

    Also, there may very well be other planets in the universe that could potentially suit our needs. A chaotic Earth may just impel us to advance the space program by decades, if not centuries.
    "Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
    —Bonaparte

  8. #88
    Senior Member Lethal Sage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    115

    Default

    hell on earth or hell on earth?

    i choose hell on earth.
    ...

  9. #89
    Senior Member Lex Talionis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    382

    Default

    Oh, I get it, that was supposed to be clever. Good job.
    "Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
    —Bonaparte

  10. #90
    What is, is. Arthur Schopenhauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    1,158

    Default

    It seems like INTJ's are the only, or the majority, type that has selected the option to open a box.

    *claps slowly*
    INTJ | 5w4 - Sp/Sx/So | 5-4-(9/1) | RLoEI | Melancholic-Choleric | Johari & Nohari

    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...



Similar Threads

  1. What would you choose #2
    By Arthur Schopenhauer in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 08:37 AM
  2. What song would you choose to speak for you?
    By MDP2525 in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-06-2009, 02:14 PM
  3. What option would you choose?
    By yenom in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 07-23-2009, 11:23 AM
  4. Would you choose to be born?
    By proteanmix in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-09-2007, 05:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO