What do you mean I don’t deserve what I’ve worked hard for!
I mean you don’t deserve it any more than anyone else.
I worked hard for it. Of course I deserve it.
One doesn’t follow from the other.
Of course it does. Someone who didn’t work for it wouldn’t deserve it. I did work for it!
They couldn’t have, of their own accord, worked for it, and you couldn’t have not worked for it.
Why couldn’t they have? And why couldn’t I have not?
Because causal events have led them and you to the only possibility. And if there did happen to be another possibility due to non-causal events, those would be entirely out of theirs and your control anyway. There is no free will.
Fine, let’s assume that’s the case. So?
So basically you are saying that you deserve X quality of life because you worked hard for it, while another person doesn’t deserve X quality of life, because they did not work hard for it (they deserve Y, not X). X being a better quality of life than Y.
You better believe it. I put my hard work, sweat, and time into obtaining X quality of life. If they had as well, they’d deserve X quality of life as well.
But again, they couldn’t have and you couldn’t have not.
Fine, then they couldn’t have X and I couldn’t not have X as well.
That doesn’t mean you deserve X over them. It just means that you have X and they don’t.
What, do you think – I should give them half of X even though they didn’t work for it?
I didn’t say that.
It’s implied in saying I don’t deserve X over them.
No, it’s implied that you don’t deserve X over them, not that you should give them half of X.
Wouldn’t it be unfair for me not to give them half of X if they deserved it just as much as I do? Continue reading »