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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Peripatetics reject Wall-e World

My nightmare vision of the answer to William James's "really vital question" (What is this world going to be? What is life eventually to make of itself?):

 If able-bodied young people continue to opt for this

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instead of this,

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will life eventually make this of itself?

14 comments:

  1. I personally believe so. I take it as far as to try to be as natural as I can within reason. I say that to mean wearing more barefoot shoes, getting away from concrete, using herbs and natural remedies along side the appropriate advances of modern medicine so i do not die from a cold.

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    1. Andrew Miles Section 11

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    2. It’s good to change your life style and not adopt the bad habits we see every day. Section 11

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  2. I think sometimes we make the mistake of thinking our surroundings are what the rest of the world is, but it’s not the case or even close to it. There’s countries that are starving and have never even seen a scooter live, we live in a country where we’re fortunate enough to have anything we can think of. So to think that the world will become like this I think it’s a little blind, maybe our country will I don’t know about the world.

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    1. Section 11: I like how in depth you thought about this, I agree that we never really know about the world until it happens. Not everyone even knows about scooters, or skateboards like you said.

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  3. Personally, I think this is a very far fetched idea. Sometimes we need things like a razor scooter to get places faster, for instance at school going to a far class. YEt, a nice walk in while is needed.

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  4. I actually stopped taking my bike to classes because I realized I was just getting lazy.
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  5. section 11
    I don't believe society will come to this. We can be lazy at times with all this new technology popping up here and there. But I have noticed that society now places a strong importance on looks and being fit. More and more people are working out and eating better. Especially the younger generation, who are the future of our world. Working out and having a fit body is the goal for many people in our world now. I think the scooters and all that is just for fun, and have really just been used to get to places where walking just won't be a pleasant idea. Of course we will have the lazy people, however a society as a whole I don't believe we are heading down that path.

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  6. Section 13

    Funny thing about the humans in WALL-E, they all live to be well over 100 years old!

    It doesn't explicitly say their ages but when it shows the pictures of the ship's previous captains, it has year ranges that indicate either their years of service, which are well over 100 years each! "Captain Brace 2521-2645" "Captain O'Brein 2646-2774." That's 124 and 128 years (respectively) of service, meaning they lived incredibly long lives although they were completely sedentary. (Google: WALL-E Captain's ages) While I'm not advocating their lifestyle, it does beg the question: Would you live the "WALL-E human lifestyle" if it meant you could live twice as long as the average human does now?

    Personally, I'm not sure. I love the feeling of being able to move, walk, jump, etc... but I also find the idea of living twice as long intriguing. Perhaps you could see so much of the world or space if we had more time.

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  7. Anonymous10:46 AM CDT

    Section 13
    Part of me thinks that this could be the way people live in the future but another part of me has hope that it wont. There are a lot of people that are obese, but there are also a lot of people that love to be active. I do think if people would get out and walk instead of using scooters then the issue of laziness would decrease in the world. I do not see anything wrong with people riding bikes because this is a workout itself.

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  8. sec.11
    It's sad to think of this as even a possibility someday, but we seem to be on the fast-track there. I think it's important to include walking in our everyday schedule, even if it is just to class.

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  9. Grayson Holley1:12 AM CDT

    Section 13
    It's a scary thought, but Wall-E has always been one of my favorite movies. I feel like it's a warning to the world that if he dont turn around from the direction we're going in, our future generation's life could look like this.

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