An attempt to trivialise or whitewash the grotesque and needless suffering being experienced by sentient beings on this planet.
Who are you to say that life is suffering? What gives you the right to decide that life is on balance suffering? The majority of people have a positive outlook on life and enjoy it. Stop thinking that your philospohical viewpoint outweights everyone elses.
PlanetOfTheApes wrote:You may wish to provide evidence of the said trolling.
Like, everything that you've posted just going on and on and on in a very selfish, higher than thou way.
I agree that Life is useless and pathetic.
No, life has its purpose. It does not merely perpetuate but also evolves and betters itself by doing so over the generations. I know you're against doing that yourself but you have no right to stop everyone else procreating and furthering the human race by doing so. Lifeforms have also evolved to enjoy living. Animals that don't enjoy living and procreating (like yourself) don't get far and the genes die out, therefore there is an evolution towards happiness too. Future generations will also live and will be even happier than people today are, so think of the future generatiosn rather than your own selfish "life is suffering" emo crap.
PlanetOfTheApes wrote:I'd rather not create useless and pathetic beings who suffer.
I am not a useless pathetic being and I do not on balance suffer. Neither do most people in the world. What you do is your own problem and stop imposing your view on everyone else.
Mettyx wrote:As you are probably aware suicide rate amongst older population is way higher than their percentage of general population.
That's simply not true. The elderly are frequently some of the happiest people. It is young men who are most at risk of commiting suicide.
Sentient beings experience varying degrees of negative mental states (suffer) is a fact. 'Suffering of whatever kind or degree should not be caused or perpetuated' is a value judgement.
You go out to a restaurant for a meal. The food is amazing, the wine is great, the service is swift, the bill is small. However, you don't like the decor. Does this make it a bad dining experience? On balance, no.
In the same way, you go through life, it has its ups and downs, but on balance its good. You can't rightly condemn it in your selfish emo way simply because some
of life is suffering.
I'm looking forward to having children and I'd invite everyone else here who is to also state this. Since about 26 my view point changed and I can't wait to have children myself, watch them grow, see them take their first steps, learn to ride a bike, have their first day at school, graduate from university and set up home on their own. This is the point of life and this is all enjoyable to most people. You are selfish and self centred to think otherwise.