Aponia & Ataraxia

Aponia & Ataraxia

Jun 24, 2018
Axiom 1 (death is inevitable) :


Axiom 2 (we live and die in the present) :


"Forrest (2004) argues that although there exists a past, it is lifeless and inactive. Consciousness, as well as the flow of time, is not active within the past and can only occur at the boundary of the block universe in which the present exists."

Axiom 3 (voiding both: preference frustration, and, the need for preference satisfaction) :


Axiom 4 (& conclusion) :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspectival_realism applied:

Death Mode A : Painless/Peaceful/Pleasant; seamless (optional)
Death Mode B : Painful (default)


*side-note for reference:
The engineering + carrying out of one's voluntary death then becomes an autotelic activity -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotelic

*side-note for reference:
(1) We can get off of this one-way 'temporal train' at a when/where/how of personal preference (voluntary death)
(2) We implicitly remain on the 'train' until it inevitably crashes (death via biological aging) -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_de_Grey#Pro-aging_trance


We don't navigate time... we fall through it (0:26 - 0:45) :

"In a referendum on 15 May 2011, voters in the Canton of Zurich have overwhelmingly rejected calls to ban assisted suicide or to outlaw the practice for non-residents. Out of more than 278,000 ballots cast, the initiative to ban assisted suicide was rejected by 85 per cent of voters and the initiative to outlaw it for foreigners was turned down by 78 per cent." --Right-to-Die in Switzerland
(differences in sociocultural attitudes toward the right-to-die are arbitrary, and subject to change upon ethical/moral advancements within any given era of human civilization)

"Death is nothing to us. When we exist, death is not; and when death exists, we are not." --Epicurus
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