If you're a transhumanist, if you believe we could do far, far better than the world we have, do not read this fanfic. Spoilers now. I didn't finish reading this. When I saw where the ending was going, I stopped. Haruhi remade the world into one where people had nothing to worry about. The lack of hardships was enough to make people wish they were capable of suicide. Rather strange considering how little hardship they'd have had in that period of time, and the fact that Shamishen, Kyon's cat, had this problem despite never facing hardships before. I know very will that life without challenges will be boring, but the way things are now isn't the answer. The fact is, you don't have to be God to make a world. Blizzard managed it. They have some idea of what it takes. It involves a threat of dying, and having go all the way back to your body. Some games punish you more, but you can still keep playing the game. A few are worse still, but you can just play a different game. Nobody wants to die. Also, the rewards and punishments in real life don't match up with what people are built for. If you mess up, it should hurt you immediately, not possibly effect your performance review in a few months. Edit: I just want to add: I don't think the fanfic is bad. I just had a feeling of revulsion due to being ideologically opposed. I think it's the sort of thing that could make me a hater if I didn't realize the problem was largely on my end. If you're not a transhumanist and you don't have to worry about the revulsion, go ahead and read it.
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