Sorting through mental luggage is a very rational act.

So it appears to me:

a) We can’t trust the thought experiment completely.

We are dealing with our relationship to other people. Some of these people include: Ourselves. The hypothetical people in the thought experiment. Future people who will find out. What they will say. How will I feel in the future. How will I feel at that moment. What would my 3rd grade teacher say if she found out my choice? What if Mom found out?

It’s not mathematical. It gives the APPEARANCE of a mathematical, rational question, but that is a lie. It is not a mathematical, rational question.

Yet, it is still rational. Sorting through mental luggage is a very rational act. We don’t always have the luxury of time to sort through mental luggage “in the moment” to find our favorite pair of socks but here, far removed from the scenario, we can.

It’s really a good question.

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