In terms of 'good' and 'bad' every decision, every change, is zero-sum, equal parts positive and negative. From what you eat for dinner to whether you trust North Korea - it doesn't matter to the Earth. Whatever value it brings to you will be exactly balanced by some level of disvalue somewhere else. (0)
says VicZinc on Mar 13th 18 (#818538)
says Rooster on Mar 13th 18 (#2732404)
That is magical thinking. Life doesn't work that way.
says Budwick on Mar 13th 18 (#2732456)
Glad you have life all figured out. Please continue to only do the things that bring only positive utility to the entire world.
Much appreciated Bud.
says VicZinc on Mar 13th 18 (#2732525)
How could it? Your decisions create only positive results. . .oh, wait a minute. . . are you saying that you purposely tried caused me dis-utility by your actions. Hmmm . Maybe it doesn't work the way you think it does, maybe it is ... magic .
says VicZinc on Mar 13th 18 (#2732551)
Cause you dis-utility?
Look Vic, if you are experiencing, ... irregularity, look to your diet, life style, general health - not me!
says Budwick on Mar 16th 18 (#2733631)
Nothing matters, just live your life, be kind to others and enjoy every moment...be the best you can be...everyone can be a little fragile , so take it easy....
says JD on Mar 13th 18 (#2732545)
says VicZinc on Mar 13th 18 (#2732549)
I don't have access to enough information to agree our disagree, though I believe it don't mean nothing to the earth.
says PhilboydStudge on Mar 13th 18 (#2732552)
Your own take on Newton's Third Law.
says JerryHendrickson on Mar 13th 18 (#2732570)
If I trade a portion of something I have an abundance of for something I need, but lack, with someone who has an abundance of what I need, but lacks and needs what I have...than is a win-win, not a zero-sum game.
says Bozette on Mar 13th 18 (#2732611)
I don't know. Seems reasonable. Why did you have an abundance, and what dis-utilty was generated by you taking ownership of more than you needed? Now to ask the same of the other party? Who or what suffered a loss or a missed opportunity due to a transaction that was only possible because of an initial unequity?
says VicZinc on Mar 14th 18 (#2732681)
That you assume a "dis-utility" doesn't make it so. Perhaps I grew a bumper crop of tomatoes and my trading partner more peppers than needed...how is our trade "dis-utility", "unequity", or anyone else suffering a loss?
says Bozette on Mar 14th 18 (#2732687)
Do you want a debate? Of course it all comes down to hypotheticals. And yes, I assume, based on my understanding of human nature, human needs, economy and agriculture.
But of course I don't know. I would be happy to suggest a few dozen possible sources of dis-utilty. I am also happy just to say, "OK, you win."
says VicZinc on Mar 14th 18 (#2732699)
Of course you could find inequality in the most benign and mutually beneficial things, Vic. It's who you are.
says Bozette on Mar 14th 18 (#2732720)
is that based on Emotions or Logic?
Mortar ** vs. Synthetic **
I've tried both
both have advantages & disadvantages
I have found both work best on different areas of the cabin
trial an error
warm/chill day tomarrow
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
says Neanderthal_Momdoer on Mar 14th 18 (#2732754)
There you go again, Vic, pontificatng in absolutes, when you have often said there are no absolutes that we can know for certain.
says Thinkerbell on Mar 15th 18 (#2733176)
What's it to you?
says VicZinc on Mar 15th 18 (#2733250)
You are pretending to know something when you don't.
says that_guy on Mar 16th 18 (#2733571)
that's the fun part.
says VicZinc on Mar 16th 18 (#2733614)
Your thesis makes no sense. "Zero sum" means no benefit from cooperation. Consider the carbon cycle, oxygen cycle, water cycle, a bazillion other cycles associated with living things. All give benefits from cooperation.
says that_guy on Mar 31st 18 (#2740634)
I submit that all also have resultant disutility. Equal, in the long run to the benefits.
That we choose to ignore or simply cannot measure those results notwithstanding.
says VicZinc on Mar 31st 18 (#2740657)