"The ends justify the means."

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The ends justify the means is an interesting sentence and idea to me. It takes on a different meaning, though, depending on where we're looking and in what direction. So, for instance, if we're looking back in time to say the sentence, the ends justify the means, it's kind of like a soothing or comforting or an excuse for whatever happened happened, but the goal has been achieved

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Shehla Faizi
@iamatopodcastΒ Β·Β 2:29
I think this is an interesting concept, but I do believe that the problem with this entire, I guess adage is is that we're looking at humanity or people as a singularity. Our existences are life as a singular existence. So let's pretend if I am working towards a goal, it could be any goal and the end justify the means, then that means that I'm working towards that goal. But I'm not taking into consideration that my actions are also affecting others
Lance Watson
@lwatsonjrΒ Β·Β 3:24

@SeekingPlumb: advantage of vantages…

Oh, Christina, how I've missed philosophy as existential questioning and an investigation. Man, I've been I've been away from swell too long. Like, I'm a little too tickled. But I really appreciate the advantage on this particular quote that you've given and maximum that you've shared and sort of discussed, that it is indeed a look at how we depreciate and appreciate different aspects of our existence and how there are so many systems in place
Swell Team
@SwellΒ Β·Β 0:15

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And I think that whether it's an individual who's using this phrase or whether it's a group using this phrase, that there is the interwovenness of existence, the complexity and nuance, the way that everything is again woven together, that to say anything is just about this singular instant is, dare I say, naive. Yeah. I really love everything that you said. Thank you so much

@lwatsonjr πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

And I'm just thinking of like, whatever narrative we're telling ourselves has its own sort of sound board, so to speak, where we're sliding things up and down to give ourselves what we think is ideal. Anyway, I also think you're absolutely right that there's many more perspectives to look at this than the binary I presented