Ah, but one can also say "The person with false hope lived the same fruitful life as the one with no hope". In that sense, both lived and died happily, but one obtained a sense of enlightenment.
Even if it were false, does it matter in the end?
Enlighten: to give the light of fact and knowledge to; free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition;
Ok, with that being said we can say they both got a sense of enlightenment... One just chose to go in a more shaded path, so to speak, if we say that living with false hope has a path with more light.
Side-tracked, by the belief in false securities... Lets say that hope is something we as humans fabricated within our minds to make everyday living livable... A security blanket, so to speak... Like I heard people say before without hope, then what is the point in living... In which I also believe without hope, it will be a dim future... Our conscience won't let us accept things as they are so we develop a will of hope that goes along with our will of knowledge, will of power....Side-tracked by what exactly? In a world with no hope at all: There's no such thing as distractions -- as there's nothing to obtain from focus.
While the adventure is fun, the goal is the only thing that needs focus. And without a complete goal, there's no real reason to not be side-tracked.
In a world of no hope, one should find happiness in all that they do - live it up before they die it down. Distractions are key in this sense.
I agree totally!!!Hope isn't a tool to change things, it is a tool to push one to change things.
Ok, I really didn't want to go down this road... Let us say there is a person who doesn't believe in the whole religion thing, but does believe there is a higher power and a force of evil out there, isn't that kind of believing??? And if you believe or not or just kind of, everyone of them are gaining some peace of mind in their consciousness... No matter how self-centered, vain & bias thinking, ignorant, naive, etc.. it may seem or be... It is their form of peace of mind, right??? In the end I am a person who believes that the truth reveals itself in death.Nothing is gained from "kind of believing". One doesn't attain anything or dodge anything.
They can die knowing "they kind of knew", but all that will let them do is see the truth at the end without ever attaining it.
.A realist may accept things with their knowledge, but they deny their emotional reaction
Ok, I get what you are saying, I think, help me out, if not... For example you are saying a realist believes that a murderer killed the victim cause they are a bad person, but won't believe that their emotions made them commit the crime. It might be a bad example cause I am not fully understanding...
Man I am enjoying this discussion with you cause I love your insight, point of view on this whole ordeal and yea' I know I knit-picked through some of your response, but I agree with much on what you had to say & I really want to get back with the response on the whole watcher, judge, guardian talk... It is just you replied back with great force "Young Skywalker"...lol *j/k* But for real my time is running short, til next time...
*I would aslo like to hear anyone else views on this, if you agree with Soshi or not or if you want to add anything feel free to join on the conversation... ^_^