Sword of Damocles
Damocles was pandering to
Dionysius, his king,
and exclaimed to him that Dionysius was truly fortunate as a great man of power
In response, Dionysius offered to switch places with
Damocles so that Damocles could taste that very fortune
Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the king's
Damocles sat down in
the king's throne
surrounded by every luxury.
But Dionysius had hung a huge sword above the throne,
held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse's tail, to give him
a taste of
begged Dionysius to free
him he no longer wanted to be so fortunate, realizing
with great fortune and power
comes also great danger.
"Does not Dionysius seem to have made it
sufficiently clear that there can be
nothing happy for the
person over whom some fear always looms?" - Cicero
"There are two obvious
escapes from this dilemma.
One is to stop being keenly intelligent and
acutely conscious of the
Fall back upon
an inflexibly formal,
authoritarian pattern of
thought and don't be
sophisticatedly psychological about your motives.
'Just obey, and don't ask
This is called
the pride of the intellect or intellectualism.
But here we find
ourselves in another dilemma, for the religion of simple obedience soon
totters toward empty
formalism and moral
legalism with no heart in it, the
very Pharisaism against which Christ railed.
The other escape is
into a romanticism of the
instincts, a glorification of mere
impulse ignoring the equally
natural gift of will and reason.
This is actually
a modern form of the old
practice of selling one's soul to the Devil always
a possible release from anxiety
and conflict because damnation could at least be
certain." - Alan
"You know how sometimes you tell yourself that
you have a choice,
but really you do not have a choice ? Just because there
alternatives does not mean they apply." - Rick Yancey
Can a "benefit" be beneficial if
employee may not be able to refuse
the extended "offer" of overtime
every holiday and weekend.
"incentive" makes employees more
as long as they meet established goals.
Are these actually
given a benign
appearance, must be accepted
unquestioningly. Just fill out this
"doublespeak" is a highly effective strategy
for pyramid squatting straw
a common way of disguising
There is a difference between choice and
an act or instance of choosing;
abundance or variety from which to choose
the right, power, or
the person or thing chosen or eligible to be
difficult or perplexing situation or problem
a situation requiring a
choice between equally undesirable alternatives
Logic: A form of
syllogism in which the major premise is formed of two or more hypothetical
propositions and the minor premise is a disjunctive proposition:
then B; if C then D. Either A or C. Therefore, either B or
Most people are given a situation requiring a "choice" between
equally undesirable alternatives which is nothing but a dilemma.
The excercise of free
will requires informed consent
to one choice out of multiple choices which jointly and separately do not
present a dilemma.
The excercise of free will
requires the ability
to make an informed decision.
This question remains: Is it possible
to make an informed
rational decision ?
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