The Will to Live

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    "Temples and churches, pagodas and mosques, in all lands and in all ages, in splendor and vastness, testify to the metaphysical need of man, which, strong and ineradicable, follows close upon his physical need."

    - Arthur Schopenhauer


    In consideration of human history, it is hard to argue with the notion of a fundamental metaphysical need among human beings as a consequence or condition of our unique intelligence.
     
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    The will to live is intrinsic in all Nature, humans and animals .....vegetation too.
     
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    Not in the sense Schopenhauer was referring.
     
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    Schopenhauer or not

    The will to live is intrinsic in all creatures created by GOD.



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    You're not paying attention.
     
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    And your not listening.
     
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    He's attempting to start a thread about hedonism and how the human condition generally prefers the seven deadly sins vice altruism (unless there's pleasure to be derived from the latter).

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    Who?
     
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    Perhaps the United States educational system and it's pretension of believing that a sheepskin makes a individual superior to another therefore they require significantly more money than other countries expend on education so they can have their brick and mortar buildings, laptops, new sports lockers, new football stadiums, new baseball fields, and such.

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    not in the least, in most they testify to its substitution such as "You're not paying attention". the billboards for the righteous.
     

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