sword of damocles

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 and authority.

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 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 power.

Damocles finally 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

Homer Sells His Soul For A Donut

"There are two obvious escapes from this dilemma.

One is to stop being keenly intelligent and acutely conscious of the facts.

Fall back upon an inflexibly formal, traditional, and authoritarian pattern of thought and don't be sophisticatedly psychological about your motives.

'Just obey, and don't ask questions.'

This is called sacrificing 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 Watts


"You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice,
but really you do not have a choice ? Just because there are
alternatives does not mean they apply." - Rick Yancey

tipping point precedes choice

baffling choices made every day

"What sorrow for those who say
that evil is good and good is evil,
that dark is light and light is dark!

Isaiah 5:20

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 threats?

Compulsory "benefits", given a benign appearance, must be accepted unquestioningly. Just fill out this form.

Coercion through Orwellian "doublespeak" is a highly effective strategy for pyramid squatting straw hats.

Doublespeak is a common way of disguising coercion.

illusion of choice

Appearance of Free Will

Don't blame your brain for that bad decision

Too many choices can lead to bad decisions

How tall you stand changes how you make decisions

Decisions can be tough when you have chronic pain

There is a difference between choice and dilemma:

choice [chois]

an alternative

an act or instance of choosing; selection

an abundance or variety from which to choose

the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option

the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen

dilemma [dih-lem-uh]

any 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:

"If A, then B; if C then D. Either A or C. Therefore, either B or D."

Peanut oil in vaccines behind widespread peanut allergy epidemic

Adjuvant vaccine with aluminum monostearate,
mannide monooleate, vegetable oil, and
an aqueous phase immunolgical agent

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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