Feeling Philosophical!

"It is better to be a human being unsatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates unsatisfied than a fool satisfied."

- John Stuart Mill in Utilitarianism (1863).


Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

I had to do an essay on that quote once, I was the only one in my seminar that thought being a satisfied pig was the better option...

Blogger Count said...

You can't get happier than a happy pig - "As happy as a pig in shit". You never hear anyone saying "As hapy as a philosopher in an argument" do you?

Pigs it is!

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

As happy as Immanuel Kant after he'd just been blown by Crown Princess Wilhelmina of Sweden, maybe, but otherwise... nah.


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