Say there is a new kid in your class. You know that he drives an awesome sports car. You go up to him and say "Hey man, we should go out to lunch sometime-buy you should drive." Your only true motive is that you want to take a ride in his car
Same new kid with the same car but this time, you don't know that he has the car. You go up to him and say "Lets get lunch some time." You become friends and take a ride in his car
People shouldn't be used as a means to get to an end. The first scenario, in my opinion, is totally immoral. Ends don't justify means
To black kids wishin they white kids, when they close they eyelids
Like, "I bet they neighborhood ain't like this"
White kids wishin they black kids, and wanna talk like rappers
It's all backwards it's identity crisis
You could go with an inverted Hume's guillotine: there is no ought from what will be. If you can't deduce how something should be from how things are at the present, could this mean the same if you can't deduce "your means" even if you know "the end"?
Does Crichton smoke? Does a bear shit in the woods? -Rex
"What's the point in being an outlaw if you've got responsibilities?"
"Keep this in mind kids, poop is your friend, but can also be your worst enemy." -Alpentalik