hernamewastangerine:

frenchtoastandpancakes:

My daughter has chosen the Dark Side

I’m crying.

Every time I encounter this video, I hit replay so many times it’s ridiculous.

(Source: youtube.com, via tacofetish)

TODAY’S LESSON IN PHILOSOPHY (Kind of)

Listen to how people proclaim statements. It may tell you something about them.

For instance, how a statement is worded can tell you if a person believes that there is such a thing as doing the right thing, or not.

For example, a man who thinks himself to be moral or ethical will say, “I won’t kill another person because killing is wrong.” An amoral person might say something like that, but usually worded like this: “I won’t kill another person because it’s not going to benefit me, and will most probably harm me.”

Notice that the latter doesn’t say that it’s wrong, but because of pre-existing circumstances, won’t kill another being because it might, in a real sense, land him in jail or in the chair. He is unconcerned with whether it’s wrong or right. The former actually thinks that there’s is objective truth that killing is wrong, and that the wrongness of killing is an intrinsic value of the said act.

The question is, which one are you?

Keep in mind, however, that we tend to think fluidly, and not rigidly black or white. Imagine a “fader light switch,” one that can control, with many levels, how bright or dark a room is. In this case, there are times when people say that they believe something is right or wrong, and sometimes, they think it doesn’t matter. We’re not always one or the other.

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