Christopher Posted February 24, 2009 Share Posted February 24, 2009 Today I swatted a mosquito. Reflecting over its dead little body, I began to question the application of valuing life and consciousness.On the one hand, maximizing the value of life leads to compassion for all living creatures. Therefore, I should have let the mosquito live even if it would bite me. On the other hand, the bite from the mosquito would cause short-term pain to my consciousness. Considering that my consciousness is uncounted magnitudes greater than that of the mosquito, it is quite possible the bite to me would inflict more harm to consciousness "universally" than the vanquishing of the little mosquito. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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