[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 23 22:45:40 BST 2019

Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> Gwynne: To follow up on this; not only are so many evil overlords
> apparently very limited in their ambitions, but often it's rather
> pointless.
> Frex... Voldemort. He's apparently terrified of dying, and works to
> avoid it. Most of his life is spent plotting, planning, assembling
> various items, and staying alive - but in a very miserable way. From
> the time he started his scheme he had a pretty dull and gloomy
> time. He didn't enjoy his life. No love, no family, nothing created
> or achieved. Most of the time he was losing, hiding, suffering, and
> wasting his life for nothing. Why did he bother fighting so hard to
> stay alive, when he never lived? It was all a waste of his time and
> energy - he could have done so much more.

Voldie grew up in a rather squalid orphanage -- probably bullied
himself, as a rather strange boy, he became a bully.  Add incredible
power to such a negative personality, and you've got trouble.

The Voldemort of _Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality_
(http://www.hpmor.com) makes a lot of sense... from a certain point
of view.


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