Wednesday, May 28, 2008

speaking of...

---Aquarius. I did a test on "What Philosophy do you follow?" and my result was Utilitarianism, which sounds awful but it's really nice. I came to the conclusion that it's completely Aquarian - the greater good!

How about you? Tell me!

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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You scored as Utilitarianism

Your life is guided by the principles of Utilitarianism: You seek the greatest good for the greatest number.

“The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”

--Jeremy Bentham

“Whenever the general disposition of the people is such, that each individual regards those only of his interests which are selfish, and does not dwell on, or concern himself for, his share of the general interest, in such a state of things, good government is impossible.”

--John Stuart Mill

More info at Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...


Also, if you're interested in philosophy and religion, this is a really great quiz. Not only does it tell you what religion you should follow according to your beliefs but it also makes you think a lot about these issues. It links to great summaries of what each faith involves. It's great!


Another great quiz.


Vesper de Vil said...

i'm an existentialist. i already knew that!

dharmabum said...

mine gave 85% for existentialism and 80% for utilitarianism. i wonder what that indicates. confusion? :)

dharmabum said...

oh, and i scored a 100% on hinduism, so there is some congruence, thankfully. interesting quizzes, devil - thank you!

missalister said...

Neat find! Of course I generlly avoid putting myself in any category at all, as part of my Grand Ostrich Defense (GOD) no doubt, but I love fun quizzes like this! By the narrow guidelines Arocoun set up, my life is guided by the concept of Existentialism. I’m glad the word “guided” was used because no one can be compartmentalized and hermitically sealed for posterity. Alright, alright, I’ll get off it as I’m clearly not willing to go outside my own GOD box! ;-)

Devil Mood said...

Vesper: Cool lady!

Dharmabum: I think that indicates you're balanced. I had a really high score in hinduism myself., about 90 or 95%. ;)

MissA: I think these quizzes can be fun if we take the opportunity to think a little and learn some more. I have a feeling if I took it again, I'd have a different result though.

maddie said...

Mahayana Buddhism

that was fascinating ~ you
always find the greatest
provocative links and info:)

Niall said...

Thjat was really interesting!'s what it said about me...i thknk it's right!

'Existentialism '
Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

Devil Mood said...

Maddie: Isn't that religion test cool? Wonderful :)

Niall: I retook the test and got Existentialism too and that bored me. I think they should add more philosophies. But it's interesting, yes.

kimananda said...

I'm apparently one of many existentialists. I'm o.k. with that. I'm also 100% secular humanist. Definitely no surprise there.

Devil Mood said...

Kim: It's nice that we can be oh-so-many things at the same time! At some point I mixed Humanism in terms of philosophy and psychology and don't know which is which but I believe it all comes from the same source.