Comparing happiness Edit Another difficulty with utilitarianism is that of comparing happiness among different people. Many of the early utilitarians hoped that happiness could somehow be measured quantitatively and compared between people through felicific calculusalthough no one has ever managed to construct a detailed one in practice. It has been argued that the happiness of different people is incommensurableand thus felicific calculus is impossible, not only in practice, but even in principle.
April 7, at 4: So you are self selecting for your narrow definition. In her case, a performer since childhood, she needs an audience to feel good; might be a full auditorium or 2 people at the dinner table or a group of kids to tell stories to, and she will hold court.
Stories are all about her, her thoughts and insights are the most important thing, So she mostly attracts around her people who want a leader, a teacher, someone who seems to know it all, or have some special insigh into life. She thinks she does so they believe her because she pulls it off with total self confidence.
They are admirers or people who just find her entertaining to visit with.
Most likely also consider her odd, quirky, self centred but not in a mean way, in a way you can walk away from. I think her narcissism extended to her children, she loved us as an extension of herself, we were inside her circle — she was special so we were special. I see that in Trump and his total admiration that his children; likely because they are HIS children, so he projects that they are as special and gifted as he thinks he is.On the spectrum of compassion for fellow humans, I fall somewhere between Daniel Plainview and Vegeta, Prince of All Saiyans.
I’m ruthless and self-interested and generally take a dim view of the collective worth of mankind. But like many a cold-hearted misanthrope, I’m a secret, tenderhearted lover of animals. I’m a big gay pussy for animals [ ]. Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs.
Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple. Awareness about organ donation leads to greater social support for organ donation, in turn leading to greater registration. By starting with promoting college students’ awareness of organ donation and moving to increasing social support for organ donation, the more likely people will be to register as organ donors.
If the wealthy person offers to donate a large sum of money to a charity to help thousands in exchange for being the top of the list for an organ transplant, utilitarianism says the wealthy person should be placed at the top of the list.
Gradually, signs of defeat were replaced with a reawakening of spunk. “The day I walked into the barn in the morning and found her pawing for her breakfast, I was absolutely ecstatic, which is the opposite reaction I’d usually have to a horse pawing for feed,” Lovell says.
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