whenever im in the position youre in now, i try to remind myself that life is finite, and every day thst you arent doing what you want to be doing is a day you will never get back. not to say that selfishness is a prime directive, just that a thoughtful life is full of decisions and finding balance is hsrd to do.
Cheers. I am in a very fortunate position that I can switch careers and sell my company that I am getting bored with. I will still keep my second business, not that it brings in much money but I really enjoy it. My new career is only 40 hours in four days and only 39 weeks of the year. It also provides an opportunity to help teens and young adults which has always interested me.
But to do this I need to keep my company rolling not just for the sale but for 6 months afterwards. So I am working multiple jobs and about to start a diploma to so I can be skilled enough for the top job of my department in 3 plus years.
on rights, i see only two possibilities. first, if there is an entity that created the universe we live in, then right, wrong, and any human rights associaated with tbem exist as fundamental laws of the univers. like thelawof gravityor the speed of light in a vacuum., human rights just are. we can argue about interpretation, but not existence.
What you have said there does not seem to follow. If there is a god, that god has not necessarily scribed any moral laws.
But lets say it has, what standard has this god used to formulate these rights? Has it just made crap up just like a human?
God has thought, it would be more pleasant if these hairless apes would not kill, rape and beat each other. So for X (pleasant existence) they ought to do Y (abstain from killing, raping and beating each other).
To bring X into reality they ought to do Y.
If you want to maintain your body weight (X), you ought to eat the same amount of energy as you use (Y)
Does it make it less true who made it up?
if there is no entity who enacts human rights in the way as it enacted natural laws, then right and wrong, and the human rightsasdociated with them, fall into the categaory of people "just making s**t up." this is a term often ysed by atheists regarding religion, and its worth using it here in exactly tbe same way.
Is cause and effect just made up crap or does it describe the relationship between an action and a consequence?
If you value X and want it to manifest in reality then you ought to do Y.
if human rights are just s**t people make up, then there is no particularreason to be concerned about them, unless i just happen to want to at any given moment. just making s**t up is not a justification for imposing a moral code on somebody else (me, perhaps) who disagrees with it or just doesnt care. humans do impose moral codes on other people all the time, but whether humanitarian aid to starving africans is any different from killing jews in auschwitz is just a matter of opinion.
I disagree with you there. If you think murdering people is wrong, you don't get to say, well 99.9% of my time is spent not killing people but the 0.1%......
. It seems you are saying similar to maths is a human construct (making crap up). Sometimes I use maths to obtain the solution to a mathematical problem but if I don't feel like it, it's only human made up crap, I just guess the number.
I would say that is being irrational and seems to be of the same nature as your rights and oughts.
I should re-read this but I am tired and need sleep more. I may have to correct the hell out of this on another day.
Talk later mate.