12: Writers always think they have something to say. *scoff* self-deception. How much influence do they have over life and death, compared to the scientists? Hmm?

Officer: At least, they influence, if not determine, the quality of the lived life.

12: hmmm…you have a point there. A man is not just happy to be alive, be kept alive, there are other spices to his life. But, if we find a man who is perfectly happy with simple alive-ness, what happens to your theory? Does it wilt or is the man wrong or is he stupid?

Officer: It means the quality of his life is basal. If we count all that he can and might do, he has a low quality of life, although, he will not think so, since he is happy. Happiness is not the judge of quality?

12: From what you’re saying, it looks like it is experience.

Officer: It might also be action or activity. Because, you are either done onto (experience) or you do onto (action).

12: So, then, we judge by how much of his potential he is able to fulfil. That puts happiness against potential – which we have seen to be equal to quality. Happiness versus quality.

Officer: I am concerned, our study looks so bland. By what process do we proceed?

12: I think it is logical, there are no valuational or ethical concerns here, we only think about what is basic and what that means for the man?

Officer: But, human potential is an ethical concern?

12: Yes, it is, but we are discounting his value here. If he can have a value (happy) for a poor life, he has a poor ethical concern thus cannot be counted among our set of humans, otherwise put, he is wrong, otherwise put, he is untrue.

The thing about ethics is a value for a value whether it makes sense or not. This is why an ethical king has a soft heart for the ascetic. The king knows the ascetic can have a better quality of life but due to his ethical concern, he leaves the ascetic alone.

[Cast-
12: a prisoner with a penchant for weirdness. A quintessential journeyman who has done many things. He is amoral, he is complicated but has the opinion of himself as the only true human

Officer: a prison officer who has taken a liking to the crazy prisoner, 12. He has been quickened and rediscovered a side of him he thought he had lost, that aspect of Dialectic.]

(Here, a method is used which the actor chooses to call “The Scientific Method”. It isn’t THE Scientific Method, however, it resembles it in many ways, being that these are empirical issues, they can be verified in the actual matters mentioned here if you walk around and observe them)

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