Interesting response. I can assume... but I'm curious to see what your thoughts are behind it...
It keeps the kids off drugs.
I'm sorry, I'm no good at explaining philosophy. I can come up with the occasional witty one liner but I'll never write a decent essay; and yes, you could write an essay on my statement. So instead I'm going to leave you a bunch of bullet points that one might normally group into paragraphs, sections and then finally slap on a thesis of sorts.
- asking questions implies a belief in the truth and justice
= justice implies some sort of safety
= truth cannot is irrefutable in disagreements
- asking questions increases perspective
= perspective mitigates antagonist disagreements and encourages cooperation
- asking questions goes against ignorance
= ignorance is the root of all evil or the most violent element in society (to be debated)
- if everyone is asking questions, then collectively everyone is working towards greater truth, better justice, broader perspective and reduced ignorance
= as time -> infinity, truth will be found, justice will be served, complete understanding will be attained and ignorance will be purged
- now it remains to prove that just the thought that progress (and I mean progress in a positive direction) is sufficient to feel secure
- I propose that while on the route to the ultimate goal, all steps taken are excusable and that only the end result is of any relevance
- even if, in the name of progress, humanity were to initiate a nuclear war, one should take security from the knowledge that anyone surviving will have made a step closer to humanity's goal
hope is security.
Last edited by mavericknm; 07-27-2011 at 06:45 AM.
Reason: one more one liner
And that's not just a joke or anything. The feeling of security is pretty alien to me. It's not that I'm insecure either, not at all, but I always hover inbetween somehow. Might be the same for all INTP's. But sometimes when I drive and forget my seatbelt, I feel weirdly vulnerable and then notice I don't wear a seatbelt so put it on, and I stop feeling vulnerable. So my seatbelt makes me feel secure.