Wilt wrote in post #19050714.
Like ethics debates, the winner may not be in 'the truth' but in how convincingly each side supports its selected position..
I don't think there is any "winner", nor any "loser".
It is simply that the things that mean most to me - my values and priorities - are different than the things that are important to most others.
I put pleasure, freedom, comfort and convenience way, way way ahead of safety, security, and health.
Others clearly value safety, preservation of life, and health more than they do the small pleasures and freedoms within life. . If I can't have all, or most, of the pleasures, freedoms, and conveniences that I like, then I would just as soon be dead. . Why be here if I can't have things my way?
If I have to give up a lot of the things that I like, in order to keep others from getting sick and dying, then at some point it just isn't going to be worth it for me to be alive anymore, because the net amount of pleasure in my life will become smaller than the net amount of sacrifice and inconvenience.
We are here to enjoy life, and once the ability to do so is compromised past a certain point, then we just as well may not be here any longer ..... right? . Why hang on to life it it isn't going to be really freaking great?! . Life is only worth itself if the quality of that life is of a certain level. . Each of us has our own different ideas about just what that level is.
"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".