“â€¦there are countless small, unpretentious things we know with complete certainty.
Happiness is preferable to misery, and dignity is better than humiliation. It is bad that people suffer, and worse if a culture turns a blind eye to their suffering. Death is worse than lifeâ€¦
the attempt to find a common point of view is better than manipulative contempt for it.”
– Simon Blackburn, Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics