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Are animals happier than humans?
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Are animals happier than humans?
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>>509905
Rousseau, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche think so, it's just that happiness is only a measure of chemical response in the brain and we can control that easily with drugs, as we can with the Will, so both Will and Happiness seem like insignificant things to base the worth of life on now that we know that.
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There's no way to know.
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>>509927
There are fmri's. We can measure dopamine levels in animal brains in response to stimuli.
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>>509905
Depends on the animal, I'd argue my neighbors goats are probably the happiest goats this side of the planet.
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>>509974
Are you pleasing them yourself? what if there is a goat that can orgasm 30 times an hour every hour thanks to a dick that bends to the right like yours, are you obligated to be the one?
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>>509993
They a zoophilia forum on other chans you know.
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Probably. They don't pay taxes or sit around wondering if life would be better as a different animal.
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>>509905
on base level sure. they arnt smart enough to have worries outside the very basics like eating, mating, shitting.
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Not really.

Your dog could have a rotting fang that hurts it for months before you are able to notice it.

A wolf could easily die a painful death from said rotting fang.

You would be able to get it fixed after it barely begins to hurt.
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>>509925
>has never heard of a thing called the soul
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>>509905
animals have faith in induction, just like most humans. so , no, not really, since the humans who are rationalists are animals who fail to see that rationality is nihilistic : they do not use their reflexivity in order to see that abstractions cannot give happiness...
very few humans use their reflexivity to leave their abstractions and manage to reach happiness.
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>>510305
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>>510291

>doesn't realize the soul is a singular entity as vast and unexplored as the dark side of a far off planet in some distant galaxy
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>>510306

I must have the source on that comic, I lol'd heartily
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>>510443
It's your desire to have it that will cause your dissatisfaction at not receiving it
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>>510305
>>510306
Funny thing is that even if Nietzsche in that comic is wrong, and Epictetus and Buddha are right, I'd rather be weeping my existential sorrows in the back of a Ferrari than in a shantytown in Guatemala.
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It depends
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>>509905
No.
Because they can only grasp stressful feelings, and add to that the strive for survival.
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>>510457
kek
>>510443
here you go anon existentialcomics.com

>>510495
I'd say they were 'happier' on average, but i'd agree with feeling stressful, we can measure cortisol levels which are a good indicator.
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>>509934
>dopamine is happiness
Are there really people this hopeless?
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