Smoking - autonomy vs vitality

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Veil
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Smoking - autonomy vs vitality

Post by Veil » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:24 am

So here we go. Loricism is about autonomy, but it also realised certain virtues like vitality. What do you do if there's a conflict?

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Death Knell
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Re: Smoking - autonomy vs vitality

Post by Death Knell » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:38 pm

While you certainly ought to have the autonomy to make your own decisions, not smoking is advisable and preferable for increasing vitality. Essentially, it's up to you to make the decision.

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Re: Smoking - autonomy vs vitality

Post by Daniel » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:04 pm

Yeah, what DK said. We can sit here all day telling people what is in their best interest, and we may be right. We may be wrong. Eating sugar is unhealthy. Your time could be better spent than watching the Kardashians. Blah blah blah. What may be true, what is true, we can only suggest it. A lot of Loricism sounds like a decree - respect yourself, take control of your life, get your shit together, don't get stressed over things that don't matter - but really they're suggestions. They're intended to be practice, tried, applied. You can ultimately say something doesn't work for you. Ultimately, live your life, be open to new ideas, consider wisdom, science, advice, suggestions, etc. Decide for yourself. Sure, smoking is counter to vitality. But it's not up to anyone but you. Unless of course you're smoking next to your baby's carseat.
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