Rights and fear.
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 13:27:18 -0600
On Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003, at 13:05 US/Central, James Rogers wrote:
> Real people living in
> the real world *need* fear. Fear is the motivator that causes all the
> fundamental problems to be addressed.
It's been said that the two basic motivators are greed and fear. Some
have said that greed is usually though not always productive while fear
is usually though not always unproductive.
Similarities? Differences? What is greed? What is fear? Which
generates more motivation?
Please discuss. For once, James, I think you're locked onto a valid
point, though perhaps approaching it circuitously. ;-) :-)
Gene: given the full spectrum of existential risk (including, for
example, vacuum state collapse) do you really think the universe agrees
with your point? Is it possible for any thinking being, fully aware of
his circumstances, to be free from "fear"?