Share Your World – Week of February 21, 2022

What’s the most useful thing you know?

The most useful thing I know is also my curse because it’s the reason the others in the family are coming to me and that is knowing how to research. It isn’t a hard skill to learn but some people just don’t want to learn it.

What impact do you think it would have on the world if bananas were illegal?

Bananas are illegal? I can see a lot of people having constipation because of that. More people will also probably have to turn to fiber supplements. Oh, let’s not forget the worst part – smoothies won’t be as good without bananas.

What social stigma does society need to just get over?

Oh, I have two:

  1. People have mental diseases doesn’t mean they are weak. They are just someone that went through trauma in the past, trauma that left a mark on them. Anyone can have this phase. They should not be shunned and no one should tell them, “get over it, it’s in the past.”
  2. People should not be judged by their race or the color of their skin. Everyone is born equal and their outcomes in life are based on the paths they choose and the decisions they make. One’s decision should not be used to judge an entire ethnicity.

Do you prefer the moral viewpoint of consequentialism*, which focuses on the consequences of actions, or deontology,*  which focuses on the innate rightness or wrongness of the actions themselves?  

This takes me back to the days when I was sitting in a college classroom reading articles by old scholars that made no sense to me. To be honest, those words still makes no sense. Perhaps, those works were somehow misinterpreted by translators since they were written in another language than English.

I would describe my moral viewpoint as both consequentialism and deontology – sort of a mix of the two, depends on the situation.

For example, when I go shopping, I usually have a pretty good idea of the amount I want to spend but when the final amount came to be higher than I had in mind, though somewhere in the back of my mind would tell me what I’m doing is wrong, I sometimes would still go through with the purchase. I’ll just work more overtime or pull money from my savings to pay it back.

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2 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of February 21, 2022

  1. Thanks Yinglan for Sharing Your World! Good perspective on that philosophical question…those words are difficult to understand. But you seem to have mastered it. Bananas aren’t illegal, that was the ‘silly question’ in the mix today. 😉 I agree that bananas serve a very useful purpose in the world and the examples you gave were great! I hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

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