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Originally posted by ButtUglyToad
"Is it possible to collectively achieve absolute bliss and then to get lost in that moment of Thought/Time forever?"
Originally posted by mirrormaker326
I have a little issue with the concept of "bliss" as an end, in the Aristotelian sense. Bliss, (which I view as the global maxima on the happiness continuum) is only logically tenable if we have experienced its absence (despair). Total bliss would mean an absence of its opposite, yet without its opposite, it becomes meaningless, ergo Bliss as an end is metaphysically and ethically shallow. Although the "pursuit of happiness" seems to be shoved down our throats, being happy all the time should make one suspicious of emotions and mistrust them, not take their extremes and make them ends.
I distrust feeling blissful more than I mistrust anhedonia. Emotions should never be ends in themselves, if we collectively achieve bliss, we are being manipulated.
Originally posted by crankyoldman
reply to post by ButtUglyToad
It might help to further the exchange is you defined what "absolute bliss" is. I'm unclear is there is some agreed upon definition for it as seen beyond the earthplane concept of "feeln' groovy" which of course can be easily attained via chemical alteration of the body's chemistry.
I'm unclear if there is some "universal" concept or vibrational state of "absolute bliss" that should exist outside the romance novel definition the earth folks give it. So maybe if you worked a bit more to define what you mean, then the conversation could expand into how or why the collective might all want this at the same time - for example if you're looking for that "absolute bliss" that comes with 3 vicotin, 2 beers and an orgasm for everyone on earth I'd have to pass myself which would be one less individual included in the collective effort.