Human Dependencies and More Trash

Note: My 2008 self wrote this. It is selectively preserved for historical interest and amusement from a lot of similar, chronologically nearby posts. It is not representative of my current beliefs or attitudes. I hope you enjoy the glimpse into a sixth grader’s psyche while he attempts to wax philosophical.

Humans depend on electricity. It’s the main problem with blackouts.

Prehistoric people didn’t have this dependency. If our world is further electronized, blackouts will be very dangerous and will have to be made more robust.

Our school electricity stopped today. Luckily we didn’t have computer or anything. However the water fountain didn’t work. Clean, drinkable water in the machine, and inaccessible! It’s pretty ironic, since prehistoric people would never have had this pain.

What would happen if Pinocchio said, “My nose is going to get longer as a result of this sentence.”?

People also depend on other people to point out their moral errors. It seems easy to decide what is wrong and what is right, but it isn’t. What would you really do if, like all movies, you were holding on to someone dangling in a lethally deep canyon? Is it really right to hold on? What happens when you are the one dangling in a lethally deep canyon? Now is it right to try and make the other person let go? It seems perfectly natural from each of the two people’s view, and if you watch a lot of movies you know how natural it is to everybody, but put them together and the result is a nasty contradiction. What now? Which one is correct?

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