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Comment author: MartinB 16 December 2010 05:37:47PM 6 points [-]

You can construct similar arguments for other topics:

  • everyone should go to war once, to experience fights, and learn why peace is so valuable
  • everyone should get severely hurt once, to learn to value his body

And from recent experiences: everyone should get a root canal once to learn to take care of his teeth.

Heartbreaks are not necessary in my book.

Comment author: RomanDavis 17 December 2010 12:46:57PM *  3 points [-]

I do think I have a richer human experience because of the fights I've been in, and the heartbreak I've felt.

I'm not sure, if it for ''everyone.'' I tend to assume the future should be a place of less coercion, not more.

But I could see the value in a human race that partook of severe injury as an occasional vice in the same way as say, spicy food.

Comment author: Strange7 18 April 2011 12:45:53PM 3 points [-]

severe injury as an occasional vice

I count this possibility as a major point in favor of Sufficiently Advanced medical technology.

Comment author: xxd 15 December 2011 12:00:17AM 1 point [-]


Comment author: xxd 14 December 2011 11:59:07PM 2 points [-]

But on the other hand, those who want those experiences should not be banned from having them.