posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 12:06 AM
Well no actually, I do not think you are derailing it at all! Even the normal formulation of this problem (being at the switch) is challenging that
idea of control; it (the submission of one's control) seems to be the very precondition to accepting the scenario and giving your answer. You are
just sort of thrown about the switch, with no say; you are just there, and this is happening, and you have to decide.... much like life itself.
In my opinion, even when believe we have submitted control to something, we still have it, inasmuch as it leaving us is by our will. That's at the
heart of the idea behind something like revolution; or when we tell someone to "be the bigger person" when confronted with an aggressor; or how we
give our "consent" to others, be them politicians, banks, etc.
So you see, the very state of our world affairs is a product of each of our doings; many people wish to point fingers and lay blame, but the fact is
that it is happening because you/we have given consent, implicitly or explicitly, through either your words or your deeds. Through extremes or
deficiencies, perhaps somewhere in the middle, by way of our contempt, our malice, or indifference; the world is ugly, because we willed it as
Ironic, is it not? We come to exist through a process which we have no control of, and when we're here, we insist that we control it.