thread: 2009-06-08 : Restating: Fictional Causes and Realization

On 2009-06-09, Guy Shalev wrote:

Ralph, regarding Arturo's quote of you, this is part of what I'm arguing about in my link above.

It feels deus ex machina if suddenly an orphanage burns and I'm supposed to fill it with value at the last moment. Imagine a movie where you've been watching it for 2 hours, then 5 minutes before the end you suddenly get told that there's a long-lost love for the protagonist and they're in danger...

... I'd say, "So what? You didn't make me care for them as a viewer."
Likewise, it's possible that you fill the SIS on your own, and it's true that no one can pour meaning and value into something but yourself, but it can be helped, such as by giving you more occasions to grow attached and/or pour value into something.

The SIS can be modified and reinforced, even if it's 20% at a time tops, it can add up, and 30% is a lot more than 20%, and if some bit IS shared, then it has value, that's part of what Flags do - they cut on the separation in knowing what someone sees as valuable, because they tell you.


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