The Nova Effect
The Tragedy of Good Luck
Posted 5 months ago by cete in category: misc

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  Well, it's true that with determinism there's no forgiveness, but that's because there's really nothing to forgive: no one actually chooses anything. If people really had a choice, everyone would choose to be happy, rich and loved: no one would choose to be a thief or a murderer and to be hated by everyone. How does one become a murderer? It's not like you choose to be born with a brain unable to properly feel empathy. We as humans naturally feel empathy (well, most of us), and therefore condemn things like rape and murder which, unfortunately, are just as natural. We, as a species, are trying to cooperate so that life is easier for everyone: unfortunately we still have a lot of work to do, but maybe one day we will succeed on eradicating most of our sorrows. Maybe, by eradicating the social unfairness that greatly contributes to spark these problems, one day there will be virtually no more murderers, rapists and thieves. To me the whole concept of "justice" is flawed because it's based on false premises. To me when we trial and incarcerate a murderer, it's not about justice, but it's about protecting others from a violent individual who is troubled and disturbed. Most of the time, unfortunately, there's nothing you can do to rehabilitate such individuals, but we should at least try. Imprisonment really shouldn't be about punishing someone, it should instead focus on rehabilitation. Of course we feel anger when we see wrongdoings, it's a natural reaction, but instead of focusing on the disturbed individual who committed the act, we should focus on trying and fix the problems of our society so that such things are a lot less likely to occur. 

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