Flawed Logic: Dodge That Bullet

You might be able to avoid becoming a caregiver but you won’t be able to avoid loved ones needing you to become a caregiver, unless of course you have no loved ones and you don’t love life. Unfortunately for you even this option (if such exists) is flawed.

There is only one way to terminate exposure to vulnerabilities: death (and that should not be relied upon). I’m old and I’m tired. This is the result to which we all draw if we live long enough. Other ends are old or tired. To live out my life with my cherished loved ones. That is enough for us and for me…but should it be? The bastards broke me.

But I feel young. Care-receivers help me age gracefully. You needn’t feel threatened by Caregiving. This is truth.

Truth Tables

Separately

P
T
F
Q
T
F

Simultaneously

P Q
T T
F
F T
F

 

Negation

P ~P
T F
F T

Conjunction: P and Q

P Q P and Q
T T T
F F
F T F
F F

 

Disjunction: P or Q (inclusive or)

P Q P or Q
T T T
F T
F T T
F F

Exclusive or

P Q P or Q
T T F
T F T
F T T
F F

DeMorgan’s Laws

P Q P or     Q

~(P or Q)

~P ~Q

(~P) and (~Q)

T T T

F

F F

F

F T

F

T

F

F T T

F

T F

F

F F

T

T

T

Implications

P Q P implies      Q Implications
T T T If P then Q,
F F Q if P,
F T T P implies Q,
F T P only if Q,
P is sufficient for Q, Q is necessary for P,

Implications (continued)

P Q P imp      Q ~P ~Q (~Q) imp (~P)
T T T T
F F F
F T T T
F T T

Implications (continued)

P Q P imp Q ~P (~P) or(~Q)
T T T T
F F F
F T T T
F T T

Implications (continued)

P Q P imp Q Q imp  P P imp Q iff Q imp P
T T T T T
F F T F
F T T F F
F T T T

Negation (continued)

P ~P P or (~P) P and (~P)
T F T F
F T T F

logic

P Q ~Q P imp Q

(~Q) or ( P imp Q)

T T F T

T

F T F

T

F T F T

T

F T T

T

logic

P Q ~P P and Q Q imp (~P)

(P and Q) and ( Q imp (~P))

T T F T F

T

F F T

T

F T T F T

T

F F T

T

Let P = “Caregiving is Hell”

Let Q = “Caregiving is Easy”

How is it that both of these statements are true?

Draw your own conclusion. You better provide relief or we shall all perish.

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