Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Kant’s principle of respect for persons states that we should never use people as means to an end.

Kant obviously had no sense of humour.


This morning inside a train somewhere in Sydney

For more entries to this week’s, last week’s, the week before last’s WPC, see The Daily Post.

29 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. I don’t get what Kant has to do with this photo. Or what this photo has to do with using people as a means to an end. Or why Kant has no sense of humor.

    What am I missing???

      • The Kantian connection is rather obscure, so your groggy, foggy, sloggy self is not way off the mark. πŸ˜€ I had a boss who used to say: my understanding is the meaning of your communication.

    • Using these photo subjects as a means to humour on my blog. I felt a bit guilty snapping them in their shut eye reverie, but only for a second. πŸ˜†

      • OMG! That’s so funny, BB. I was focused on the handicap sign and strained my weary brain to figure out how these meditative souls were “using” each other. And it was YOU all along, stealing their images for your own ends.

        The reference to Kant makes sense now too ~ if we can’t use perfectly posed and poised models for the amusement and entertainment of the social media masses, we’re doomed!

  2. I can see that those two seated have used the disabled seats as a means to park their ends!
    Kant was an idjit. Many people in one’s lives are means, and would not mean to be ends in themselves. Others have meaningful ends without having been means. Simple: see?

    • πŸ˜€ I need a nap after reading that πŸ™†

      Actually, Col, anyone can sit in a seat for the disabled, but must vacate it if a disabled person boards.

      • Makes sense! I haven’t seen disabled seats here – only disabled parking which is never supposed to be occupied by anyone not. Of course, you always get the chancers.

  3. Taking another look at this photo, I am amazed that these folks can sleep without keeling over, leaning on, and thus using each other etc. I missed your guilt at snapping without permission. Good challenge, BB.

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