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How Dare I!?

"It is said that there is no such thing as a free lunch.  But the universe is the ultimate free lunch."  -- Alan Guth (quoted by Derek Lin)

If the universe is free, how do i dare to try to claim more of it than does that woman in rags trying to breastfeed her dead baby?

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madman101
Jan. 1st, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
Every life is a universe - of pain and reality. That is a given.

Next, we get to the world of stats. How often have you seen a woman trying to breast-feed her dead baby?

Do not go too far one way or another.

Do not live your life by anecdote, which is how the crazed right-wingers build their arguments. Always have compassion in the here and now, which is the best you can do, and do not flagellate yourself for the infinite cruelty of the universe.

The universe is the ultimate free lunch only perhaps for a moment while you exist and exalt.

That woman, wherever she is, had her free lunch during sex.

We shall all pain and die so do not ask for more pain that shall be given.
bobby1933
Jan. 2nd, 2015 02:48 am (UTC)
An interesting and unexpected comment which requires reflection.

I did object to your penultimate sentence.
madman101
Jan. 2nd, 2015 03:18 am (UTC)
Good luck to you.
baron_waste
Jan. 2nd, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)

how do i dare…

Because you can. You have the means and the will to make as large a splash as you alone decide. She is irrelevant. There will always be people better off than you, worse off, uglier, prettier, taller, shorter, whatever. This is irrelevant.  Do what you can do, be what you can be, go where you can go.

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