ETHICS: The Morality of Longevity

Tue, 17 Jun 1997 21:22:49 -0400 (EDT)

> (Skim)
> I will make the argument to my own values short. I think itís
> really cool. I like an awful lot of things. I am having a lot
> of fun in life and there are a ton of things to do. I think the
> future is going to be pretty bright and look forward to
> participating in it. I canít see how my survival will doom
> humanity so I donít even need to weight the relative value of
> my survival and theirs. I could conceivably be wrong and the
> future may be very grim indeed, but I doubt I will be forced
> to stay alive in such a world.


> Now what I want is a relatively sound set of arguments and
> techniques that convince other people that my longevity is good
> or at least neutral and their longevity is also (thus generating
> customers and co-workers while simultaneously being a very helpful
> fellow).

I think the future AND the present look pretty bright, and I ALSO like a ton
of stuff, I participate in tons *more* of that stuff than most people do, and
I intend to survive longer, prosper and be healthier becuse of it! Some other
folks will see how amazingly resilient and strong this makes me and mimic it,
and perhaps survive as well...