Re: Heroism

Alex Tseng (alextseng@rocketmail.com)
Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:51:32 -0800 (PST)


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Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes sense in any immediate
historical context; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
:-)= galaxy brain * :-) = saturn brain

---"Harry S. Hawk" <habs@walrus.com> wrote:
> It is good for YOU if others desire to be HEROs.. so society
rewards them.. Clearly the risks deserve the rewards...
> Therefore society creates and prompts HEROs
> hawk
>
> > In numerous cultures around the world heroism is a respected
personal quality. I am curious as to how the act of placing
oneself in immediate danger to assist someone already in danger
came to be recognised as such a worthy deed. Surely it is for
both the social good and the personal good not to do so? How did
heroism evolve into such a widely respected quality, and should
it be held as such?
> > Brad Weslake
> > BHP IT Tin Mill Development
> > email weslake.brad.bg@bhp.com.au

I'd put forward that Extropianism is a worthy cause ...
one can imagine who'd be the first martyr for Extropy ....
then one wonders whether heroismm has any context in a transhuman
society .... the heroes will come and go ....
Kingdoms rise and fall .... Extropy is a means to get out of this
loop .... Good Thread
Best Regards Alex Tseng
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