and once you care you don’t have it. I wish I was more selfish. Selfish people have all the money and much of the carefree. Carefree is a good thing. It makes life longer, both metaphysically and objectively.
If I was younger, I would still be older.
There is room in the world for all of the things we say we don’t have room in the world for. In fact, some of them are the most useful things humanity has to offer. One thinks of “being loved” or “being hated” as a property intrinsic to a person, because so often we traffic colloquially in “the historical” in that vein. Of course, these aren’t properties at all, but responses. If one does the things that lead one to “be loved,” one misses doing the things that lead one to “be hated.” If one does the things that lead one to “be hated,” one misses simply being loved.
I suppose it’s that way for everybody. Dammit.
Empathy is beyond emasculating.
Only in late modernity is it a foregone conclusion that caring about someone else is the most selfish and narcissistic thing you can possibly do. We should all be less selfish and give less of a damn about everyone but ourselves.
What’s funny is the way one keeps creating the same context no matter how one thinks one has changed oneself.
You are who and what you are.
The rest is the stuff of pointless dreams.