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Don’t Let Life Drag On
Dear Editor: Surfing on my iPad last week, a lucky wave carried me to Philosophy Now, a lode of gold for me to plunder, ponder and enjoy. Oh how we love to tie ourselves up in linguistic tangles of Humpty-Dumpty verbiage defining what other words really mean in attempts to express ideas!
I am impelled to offer my thoughts on Nick Bostrom’s ‘The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant’ in the last issue, where the dragon represents death. Aged 91, I haven’t long before boarding my own ‘dragon train’. I am hoping my trip will be easy, and not horribly prolonged. I wish that booking a ticket on a high speed Pullman Car were possible in that country – ideal for one who believes that death is absolute and ends in utter oblivion, and therefore sees no point in enduring an arduous journey.