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140Re: A Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Problem

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  • Shlomi Fish
    Nov 18, 2004
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      On Thursday 18 November 2004 17:14, Nadav Har'El wrote:
      > On Thu, Nov 18, 2004, Ofir Carny wrote about "Re: A Solution to the
      Israeli-Palestinian Problem":
      > > > I probably mentioned this already in this group, but being free to do
      > > > whatever you want is not equalent to being happy, or even to getting
      > > > what you really want. The Existancialist philosophers talked a lot
      > > > about this, Sartre talked about the "Nausea" that too much freedom
      > > > means, and perhaps Kirkegaard put it most elequently, when he explained
      > > > how, when you define rules for yourself and follow them, you are
      > > > actually more free, than if you just do whatever you want all the time.
      > > > (if there is interest, and I didn't already mention this, I can expend
      > > > on this).
      > >
      > > There is interest.
      >
      > Here is a quote from something I wrote on linux-il a little over a year
      > ago: (quoting saves me a lot of typing :)).
      >
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      > The issue in question is: Should I do whatever is fun for me now, or should
      > I choose principles and stick with them for longer periods? Either method
      > gives you choice, but which gives you more freedom?

      Nadav, you should choose whether you wish to maximize "freedom" or
      "well-being/happiness".

      Regards,

      Shlomi Fish

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