There is no such thing as “better”
Nothing can be better than anything else.
Hypothetically: You have two bikes, one is brand new, shiny, works like a charm. The other is rusty and old, the tire is popped and the handlebars are falling off. One works, one doesn’t. But does that make one better than the other. Both are just being, they are both there.
This can be applied to anything. I especially like it applied to people and appearances. One persona has clear skin, tall and slender, athletic. The other is short and gross. One isn’t better than the other. They are both existing and they both do what they do.
Do you think this point of view is sustainable? Could one actually implement it into their life and view EVERYTHING as equal?
Why are living things better than non-living things? They’re not. Because there is no such thing as better.
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I mentioned this in a more generalized way a while ago in a discussion entitled “uniqueness,” wherein I discussed the fact that every single thing, action, etc is unique every time, from the breathes that you breathe to the time it takes you to blink; it just depends on the scale of measure. If you get to a small enough fraction of time, mass, whatever…there is a change.
Everything in the entire world is, as they say, “apples and oranges.”
Glad to see that other people are discussing this in their heads
“Everything just exists.” I guess this is where my problem would lie. I just don’t agree that things solely exist. I agree that everything DOES exist, but I would argue that there is more to be said about what comes with existing (other qualities) that help determine “better” or “worse.” I mean, it’s hard to say that something that exists does not have properties other than existing.
Also, read @lytning91, “I don’t think you should forego your credit in the discussion for my annotations.”