Objectively, does it even matter to look at sentience through net suffering or individual suffering?
- Chris AncorLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
No it does not.
- kundaliniLv 68 months ago
Sensitivity without a doubt is intelligence. since this cannot exist without sensitivity.
You can only stop caring because the sensitivity is there. Like the sun that shines day after day. That is sensitivity.
The sun exists even if you put yourself in the shade.
The shadow is a barrier boundary.
Its barrier is selfishness, perhaps to protect itself.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No. Suffering isn't an objective experience.
- All is in AllLv 58 months ago
I learned through my daily reading of wikipedia today that there are many institutions tied in with universtaties and major thinkers of our time (Nobel Prize winners) that are all on a mission to understand poverty and economics, and working on developing/growing undeveloped nations. So yes, normatively and objectively it matters. But to a lay-person, it may just be the globe of Atlas.
While Buddhist I learned that human suffering is something we should all work on reducing. Expanding your output of compassion, is a key tenet in modern Buddhist philosophy.
The objective measurement of human suffering, as in its states of poverty or illness, need to be assessed better. I think Andrew Yang ( I KNOW politics) had an incredible idea to measure a nation's success NOT just on GDP but on real variables that were more at home with people. Bhutan (a small nation in Asia) already does this. It has gone well for them.