Calendar Awards Members List FAQ
Advertisement

Reply
$ LinkBack Thread Tools
 
  #1 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 02:06 PM
KingOfHeart KingOfHeart is offline
www.youtube.com/user/GUKingOfHeart?
Join Date: Dec 2005
View Posts: 2,876
No consequences in life...would you be evil?

In the world of violent video games when you kill someone there is a negative reaction. You might even be killed for it, but in the end the deed is undone or your forgiven. Let's say life worked like that. You shoot someone, you see the outcome(like them crying or screaming, etc). Moments later all is forgiven. So if you do harm to your best friend, they will continue to be your best friend. While were at it, you can not die, so there is no after life.

If life worked like this, how evil do you think you would be? Or would you just be kind all the time even though you know you can take advantage of people and get away with it?
__________________
Last Edited by KingOfHeart; 02-09-2012 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 02:48 PM
Sharia for the UK Sharia for the UK is a male United States Sharia for the UK is offline
Hate my life, love myself
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CoCo County
View Posts: 4,842
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I 'd like to think that I wouldn't but I don't have the self control to not go do whatever I want.
__________________
You don't cure cancer by feeding it
Reply With Quote
1 person liked this post: Cornelius Fudge
  #3 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Double A Double A is a male New Zealand Double A is offline
lou you le
Send a message via Skype™ to Double A
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Three Sage Summit
View Posts: 13,457
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

Society wouldn't exist if people weren't doing good stuff to each other.

I would be in a pretty bad position if society didn't exist around me.
__________________


What does Double A really want? || "An awesome companion" || Bored?
Quote:
[8:29:31 p.m.] Rhiannosaurus Rex: so I ran away cos 40 year old women are not attractive
[8:29:40 p.m.] Rhiannosaurus Rex: but it was a dream so I couldnt run
Reply With Quote
1 person liked this post: theunabletable
  #4 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Pennington Pennington is a male United States Pennington is offline
SO ZETTA SLOW

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Grooseland, NA
View Posts: 1,867
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

If everyone had no consequences, life wouldn't be worth living. You just have to look at what happens with looting during riots to see that.

If only I had no consequences, I'd probably stop going to half my classes, and start learning a lot more on my own. I wouldn't let other people get in my way with my goals, but I'd try not to hurt people (emotionally, economically, etc.). I guess from some standpoints I'd be evil, but from my own eyes I'd just be having fun.
__________________
This magic is keeping me alive, but it's making me crazy
And I need to save you, but who's going to save me?
Please forgive me for what I do, what I don't remember you...

~Simon
Reply With Quote
2 people liked this post: Double A, Pakkun
  #5 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Erikson Erikson is a male Canada Erikson is offline
Light Spirit
Send a message via Yahoo to Erikson Send a message via Skype™ to Erikson
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Newfoundland
View Posts: 4,898
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Double A View Post
Society wouldn't exist if people weren't doing good stuff to each other.
In the OP's scenario, you are the only one to not have consequences.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iwata Asks - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Iwata: So it isn't a simple remake.
Miyamoto: Right. And it isn't a port. It is a remake, but in the truest sense of the word.
Iwata: You remade it from scratch.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 05:13 PM
Prometheus Prometheus is offline
DAN-001
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mysterious Lab
View Posts: 817
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I would probably continue living the way I do now. I don't like doing 'bad' things, not out of a sense of fearing consequences but because I honestly don't enjoy being cruel or hurting people at all. In a world where I'm this immortal being who has no reason to fear consequences... I don't think I could see myself changing. TBH it's a hard concept to grasp, but thinking it over, such things just wouldn't be done.
Reply With Quote
5 people liked this post: Aenglaan, Astarael, MorbidDelight, Russet
  #7 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Yawn Antarctica Yawn is offline
Jusqu' ce qu'il n'y a rien
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arendelle
View Posts: 11,459
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

If this happened, I would kill myself
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 06:12 PM
Lysis Lysis is a male Antarctica Lysis is offline
girl, you and I will die unbelievers, bound to the tracks of the train.
Send a message via Skype™ to Lysis
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Washington State
View Posts: 19,264
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

if there were no negative consequences to my actions, would they even be evil at all?
__________________
"Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Only 'I am that I am'
But who could ever live that way?
Ya hey, ya hey."
-
index / codex / annex

Reply With Quote
5 people liked this post: Conde, Double A, Light_Breeze, Moosetracks, Slimer
  #9 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Jordan Jordan is offline
so ridoclus
Send a message via Skype™ to Jordan
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: playing Rust
View Posts: 10,862
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

there are already no consequences for being evil. If you are evil you don't care if you shoot and kill people. Trust me, I shot and killed both of my grandparents.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 08:12 PM
Indicium England Indicium is offline
Ummayyad, bro?
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tawfret
View Posts: 5,856
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

Well, I wouldn't lose my conscience so I doubt I'd be evil.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Kiran the Legend Antarctica Kiran the Legend is offline
Battousai the Man Slayer
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Not here
View Posts: 11,919
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I'd experiment.
Reply With Quote
2 people liked this post: Double A, Erikson
  #12 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 11:07 PM
<|:D <|:D is a male Canada <|:D is offline
There comes a time for every man to sail the seas of cheese
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
View Posts: 1,598
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lysis View Post
if there were no negative consequences to my actions, would they even be evil at all?
Yes. They would be considered by decent people.

Good and bad people would still exist.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 11:11 PM
Brad Brad is a male Sweden Brad is offline
pissmas: the most golden time of year
Send a message via Skype™ to Brad
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Connecticut most of the time
View Posts: 3,687
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

What counts as consequences?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Lysis Lysis is a male Antarctica Lysis is offline
girl, you and I will die unbelievers, bound to the tracks of the train.
Send a message via Skype™ to Lysis
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Washington State
View Posts: 19,264
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

Quote:
Originally Posted by <|:D View Post
Yes. They would be considered by decent people.

Good and bad people would still exist.
I judge actions by their consequences. Good actions have good consequences, bad actions have bad consequences.
__________________
"Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Only 'I am that I am'
But who could ever live that way?
Ya hey, ya hey."
-
index / codex / annex

Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-04-2012, 11:25 PM
Ysionris The Byzantine Empire Ysionris is offline
Cloud Cuckoolander

Join Date: Oct 2009
View Posts: 1,665
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I think this is a pretty catch-all lack of consequence. From the view of utilitarianism, what makes a particular act "bad" is that it ultimately has an unfavorable outcome. The world that you suggest is that regardless of what you do, an unfavorable outcome lasts for only a little bit, then is entirely erased. From a solely utilitarian point of view, it insinuates that no action is bad, because they ultimately have no bad consequences.

I think this has a lot of problems in terms of morality because it cheapens actions themselves. I do not do ill not because I fear divine punishment or legal retaliation (they are concerns, yes, but hardly the real reason why I "do good"), but simply because any "bad" that I do ultimately results in no actual bad outcomes. For example, I do not wish to lie to my friends because it would hurt their feelings, and I'm invested in their emotional well-being. However, if my lying would not harm their emotional well-being, then technically it would not be a "bad" action. ^_^;
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raptor Buddha
Don't be confused by [Ysionris'] ^_^, or her ^_~. Behind that ever cheerful emoticon is a mind that has terrifyingly precise and specialized knowledge on everything from torture to the internal dynamics of Taiwanese politics. The ^_^ is just to lure you into a false sense of security so she can annihilate you in SD. No doubt, our resident evil genius.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-05-2012, 01:18 AM
Moosetracks Moosetracks is a male United States Moosetracks is offline
Sage of Wisdom
Join Date: Oct 2010
View Posts: 1,170
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

No consequences in life? Pain and suffering are negative consequences, so yeah I would probably do some "evil" things. Without pain and suffering, how can there be "evil"?
__________________

Opinions on Fi because banner: I really like Fi for her character design but the way she is used in the game is, IMO, part of a direction Nintendo has been going since WW that I disapprove of: having the game play the game for you.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-05-2012, 01:26 AM
Satyr Satyr is a male United States Satyr is offline
Just wait until you hit G-rank
Send a message via Skype™ to Satyr
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riding a time pony
View Posts: 1,136
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

If this were true, than many great homocides throughout history would be prevented by killing or imprisoning the person at the root of the incident. It would be easier to administer justice, if somebody actually got away with doing a crime. But I would hate such a life, because there would be no feeling of a place in the world, if I could just die over and over.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Slimer Slimer is a male United States Slimer is offline
Slimer
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: America
View Posts: 1,269
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I've always wanted to murder
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-06-2012, 01:50 AM
Alex Alex is a male Alex is offline
-
Join Date: Oct 2004
View Posts: 8,206
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

The mental consequences would exist no matter what. Humans are evolved to have a sense of empathy, so unless every human being was seriously psychotic then we would still want to make eachother happy, not to cause suffering.

If we lost all ability to perceive what constitutes the well being of another person, then sure, I guess I might go kill some dudes.
Last Edited by Alex; 02-06-2012 at 01:52 AM. Reason: Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)   [ ]
Old 02-06-2012, 05:49 AM
Ruki Ruki is a female United States Ruki is offline
Digimon Ice Queen
Send a message via AIM to Ruki Send a message via Skype™ to Ruki


Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Digital World
View Posts: 9,522
Re: No consequences in life...would you be evil?

I would seriously be a lot more violent than I am now. Like I have a seriously strong aversion to conflict its not even funny. (Seriously I hide whenever there is conflict in TV shows and movies its that bad.) And it all roots back to consequences of what happened when I was a kid.

If I got angry or upset with someone [read younger sibling], I would physically lash out against them. And of course I got into trouble for this fact. I didn't like being yelled at for lashing out [terrified of being yelled out really], but I couldn't help the feeling of needing to physically harm something to relieve my anger. [This had led me to biting my arm, so I wouldn't do anything I would get in trouble for. While it wasn't the best of methods, it was the only one that worked for me.]

As I grew older, I let go of my anger and I no longer lashed out physically at those irritated me. [Once again, read younger sibling.] As a result I've become a person who can take things in stride, and I'm really slow to anger. Even then, it takes a lot for me to physically explode.

But in a world of no consequences I know I wouldn't be the person I am today. I wouldn't think of hurting others because I would never learn to let go of the anger I used to have. I know I wouldn't be a good person, and that scares me.
__________________

Rakshael: if I know one thing about Ruki, it's that she'll prove you wrong just for the sake of saying she did it
BA Characters
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertisement

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.

Copyright © 2014 Zelda Universe - Privacy Statement -