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One can view this from the perspective of divine command theory. Michael W. Austin describes this view of moral obligation as follows: ...Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God’s commands. An obligation requires someone with enough power to require this ...


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Wow, the answers are wonderfully all over the map, yet no one has mentioned existentialism, famously espoused by the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Existentialists essentially believe that life has no meaning except for what we give it. If you spend your life playing video games (as you mentioned), then your life will be pretty meaningless. But if you ...


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[First consider, if academic philosophy is the right place to seek advice in this matter. My answer here is not any sort of therapeutic, medical, and/or clinical advice.] The Present Moment and Mindfulness These are the following fields of study and practices, of philosophy and elswhere, that encourage focusing on the present moment:-- Buddhism Exercise ...


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