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fuhgahwz March 14th, 2015 1:13am

"It is true: we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving."

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fuhgahwz bourgeois nihilist
03/13/15 10:00 pm

It's Nietzsche, if you were interested!

firefly5 the verse
03/13/15 10:42 pm

I'm not surprised. It had that sort of feel to it. It's a beautiful notion, whether it's true or not, and that gives it value. That we would be so predisposed to love makes sense on such a fundamental level.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/13/15 7:03 pm

I think it could just as well be because we are used to living. It seems likely we love life because we instinctively recognize it is a thing that is truly worth loving.

fuhgahwz bourgeois nihilist
03/13/15 9:57 pm

Yeah, I think I agree with this- but I also see a flaw in it. If we recognize it as something intrinsically worth loving, maybe that's just because we are a.) used to loving and b.) the biggest thing in our life is life. Add these two together

fuhgahwz bourgeois nihilist
03/13/15 9:57 pm

And naturally you would recognize life as something intrinsically worth loving.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/13/15 10:08 pm

I'm used to doing a lot of things, and yet I don't love all (or even most) of them. It follows that just because I am used to life wouldn't require that I love it. If I love life (and I do), it could, therefore, be for some other reason.

fuhgahwz bourgeois nihilist
03/13/15 10:10 pm

Great point. Pretty much obliterated that argument :)