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PlaidStallion (30): (ACTING) The purpose of politics is not simply to protect economic or personal freedom, it should
make us better people and enshrine moral values. There are things money cannot buy.… (mais)
PlaidStallion (23): (ACTING) The good ruler will build a strong and successful state that provides prosperity and peace
for its citizens; maintaining it sometimes requires action at odds with the morals of the
PlaidStallion (25): (ACTING) What you believe to be true may be only a poor and distorted reflection of reality.
Philosophy opens the door to higher knowledge, which can be used to serve your state and
PlaidStallion (2): (BEING) Happiness comes from expressing what we have rationally
decided is good for us over the longer term. Happiness is
not pleasure, but a by-product of a meaningful life.… (mais)
PlaidStallion (14): (THINKING) We can never assume that an effect is the result of a certain cause, or that a certain cause
will have a definite effect. Humans like to see patterns and interpret stories from events,
but there is no causal necessity between objects (or at least not as far as the human senses
are able to tell).… (mais)
PlaidStallion (11): (SEEING) The real story of human development is not scientific advance, or “discovery of the
world,” but rather the awareness of consciousness itself and the way it seeks expression
through people, politics, art, and institutions.… (mais)
PlaidStallion (5): (SEEING) The human way of perceiving separate objects and creating categories is an illusion.
Reality is in fact unbroken and undivided, and all phenomena are simply perturbations in
this single whole.… (mais)
PlaidStallion (38): (ACTING) On Liberty: Unless a person’s actions cause direct harm to others, they must be allowed. The priority
in any open society must be freedom, not policies that purport to be for people’s own
PlaidStallion (44): (ACTING) An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham: A just society is most likely to be achieved by using an objective calculus of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain.… (mais)