Surely that’s worse. He’ll be seeing us all drop off like flies, wondering how he’s going to go, wondering if now’s the time, if he’s the last one. Then another one goes down, and his relief is tainted by the ever-increasing anxiety that NOW he might be the next one…
If you like the guy, kill him first. When he least expects it.
Well, thanks, Peter. The whole point of IF, as I see it, is to think outside the box and try to find a solution for a seemingly insurmountable problem, within the context of the world. I was wondering if someone was going to ask, “Well, what if you’re shackled to the bed?” In which case, I have a solution for that.
If you find yourself shackled to the wall or bed within the hanging paradox, instead of waffling around about the time of one’s inevitable death, it would be better to instead think of the more important things, such as “how did the Universe come into being?” Or, “what’s the point of all this?” Or even, “who did let the dogs out?” In which case, there’s still a way out. If you can reach enlightenment before noon, you could then use your new-found Buddha nature to convince the guard that by hanging you, in essence, he would be hanging himself, since everything is one. Then, with the power of Universal love, the guard would have a change of heart, and decide to let you go. In that case, once he does, you knock him out, and escape.