What follows from the assumption that the world is bad?

What follows from the assumption that the world is bad?

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I. Misery (Passive, Individual)

1. The world is bad.

2. Here is an instance of its badness.

3. It applies to me, adversely affects me.

4. Therefore, I shall complain.

II. Accusation (Active, Individual)

1. The world is bad.

2. Here is an instance of its badness.

3. It applies to me, adversely affects me.

4.  The event is caused by some agent.

5. Therefore, I shall accuse him.

III. World-Changing (Active, Political)

1. The world is bad.

2. Here is an instance of its badness.

3. It applies to certain others.

4. Therefore, I shall change it such that it no longer applies to these others.

IV. World-Saving (Active, Political)

1. The world is bad.

2. Here is an instance of its badness.

3. It applies to everyone.

4. Therefore, I shall save the world so that the world is no longer bad.

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But if the world is not bad but rather good and beautiful provided it is perceived in the proper light, then it does not follow that one would ever think to complain about it, accuse another, change it, or save it. A good and beautiful world does not need saving.

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