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  1. I think. with all the conventionality of the question-not worth it . I would like to add it . and whose child is yours?.And will this world be harmonious ? Why would this gramonia miss this tear or tears?. In Christianity, it counts. that Ivan K has an excess of rigor.And what is wrong with rigorism?.A teardrop is seen as a crime . Can happiness grow out of it?.Life shows-no..it will be miserable.

  2. If you've read the novel and not just heard the quote, you shouldn't have any questions.

    Dostoevsky, through the mouth of Karamazov, criticizes the orthodox Christian concept, according to which the solution of life's problems and getting rid of misfortunes is achieved by prayers and trust in the highest justice.

    “Do you understand this nonsense, my friend and brother, you are my humble and godly novice, do you understand why this nonsense is so necessary and created?”

  3. In general, this is the most beautiful moral dilemma of its kind. Strategically, of course, if the suffering of one person is on one side of the scale, and the good of millions is on the other, then the good outweighs it. The question is whether you are ready to use this boon, knowing its price. And now this is a personal dilemma.

    Le Guin has “Leaving Omelas”on this topic.

    (now the spoiler, if you want to read it yourself-then do not read further, Google it, this is a short story)

    About a certain city whose well-being rests on a certain imbecile child sitting in a dark closet. He doesn't know why he's sitting there, he doesn't understand why it happened to him, he doesn't know his role. And no one can release him, say a kind word to him, caress him – because it is the misery of this child that is the key to the well-being of this whole city. This truth is told to the grown-up residents of the city. And most of them accept it and accept it. But there are others. They are leaving Omelas.

    The dilemma of the world's happiness and the tears of a child, like the dilemma of Omelas, is a personal dilemma. There can be no consensus here. The idealist Ivan Karamazov believed that this was unacceptable to the extent that God, who allowed it, had no right to exist.

    But what will you choose if you are faced with a hypothetical choice between the life of an innocent child and saving the world?..

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