|There are two
obvious escapes from this dilemma (the struggle of choosing good vs evil). One
is to stop being too keenly intelligent and too acutely conscious of the facts
of ones inner life, and to fall back upon an inflexibly formal,
traditional, and authoritarian pattern of thought and action as if to
say, Just do the right thing, and dont be sophisticatedly
psychological about your motives. Just obey, and dont ask
questions. This is called sacrificing the pride of the intellect. 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 ones soul to the Devil
always a possible release from anxiety and conflict because
damnation could at least be
certain. - Alan
Can a "benefit" be
beneficial if it's compulsory?
An employee may not be able to
refuse the extended "offer" of overtime every holiday and weekend.
Offering an "incentive" makes employees more ambitious - as long as
they meet established goals.
Are these actually
Compulsory "benefits", given a benign appearance, must be
accepted unquestioningly. Just fill out this form.
"doublespeak" is a highly effective strategy for
Doublespeak is a common
way of disguising coercion.
technique is to let you
believe you have a "choice"
when, in fact, all you have is a dilemma
a "choice" implies at least one favorable
a dilemma means each option is unfavorable.
There is a difference between choice and
an act or instance of choosing; selection
abundance or variety from which to choose
the right, power, or
opportunity to choose; option
the person or thing chosen or eligible to
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
The excercise of free will requires the ability to make an
informed decision without a sword of hanging over
This question remains: Is it possible to make an
informed rational decision ?
Sword of DamoclesDamocles was pandering to Dionysius, his king, and exclaimed to
him that Dionysius was truly fortunate as a great man of power and authority,
surrounded by magnificence.
In response, Dionysius offered to switch
places with Damocles so that Damocles could taste that very fortune firsthand.
Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the king's proposal.
Damocles sat down in the king's
throne surrounded by every
luxury, but Dionysius arranged that
a huge sword should hang above the
throne, held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse's tail.
Damocles finally begged the king that he be allowed to depart because
he no longer wanted to be so fortunate, realizing that 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
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