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Quality of Life, or the lack of it, depends on what we perceive as valuable.

Because quality of life is rare, we have to ask what value is. Because it seems that most of what's considered valuable is useless and much of what's considered useless is very valuable.

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    May 12 2014: According to published definitions, 'value' is a judgement. 'Judgement' is the evaluation of evidence. Our evaluation of evidence is based on what we perceive. But, does the question then become: Is there 'intrinsic' value in something, or is 'value' independent of a thing's 'self-worth' and solely dependent on the one perceiving? Does something have 0 value unless it's perceived? I believe that yes, the tree did make a sound when it fell in the woods whether someone heard it or not. So yes, a thing does have value whether we perceive it or not. So then using that logic, Quality of Life does exist whether we perceive its value or not. We may be unaware of that value, we may not agree with that value, and/or we may dismiss that value as irrelevant, but that would make 'value', or in this case 'Quality of Life's' value, independent of what we perceive.
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      May 13 2014: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
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        May 13 2014: Ah yes, but it could still be beautiful whether the 'beholder' sees it or not.

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