The question is what matters to you in the grand scheme of life, basically. What brings you joy, and gives you a sense of purpose? Is there nothing more than hating on WW and getting your dick wet as your greater purpose?Winston wrote:That's not my greatest flaw. I have far greater ones.HouseMD wrote: This kind of strikes at the heart of Winston's greatest flaw. Winston, I have a question- do you seek to bring any good to this world beyond pleasure for yourself and spreading the word that others can have this selfish but enjoyable existence themselves? It seems you advocate meeting women abroad, but not marrying them nor procreating with them. While most of us concede that marriage and children are personal choices, you seem to advocate your particular brand of hedonism for everyone.
I guess it all comes down to this: when you die, how do you want those you leave behind to remember you? What mark do you want to leave on this world? What brings you pleasure aside from simply bringing yourself pleasure? Do you live for nothing else?
I think you have a lot of great ideas, but a lot of misguided ones as well.
I don't understand your question. Sorry but I am not a self-sacrificing person who gets pleasure out of being selfless and serving others for nothing. Some do, but not all. Not everyone gets pleasure from doing charity work for no reward.
I do help others of course, in my own ways, but giving up your whole life and freedom for another is a another matter. We will all do favors for our friends but there are limits to charity and self-sacrifice.
Some guys are marriage types, others are not. I don't tell anyone here what to do. I just educate them on the consequences of doing so.
I've never said that I was a saint or angel. But I tell the truth. And many people appreciate that. I tell truths that others dare not. That should be admirable at least.
I'm not going to lie and pretend to be something I'm not.
Children and a wife don't need to be a part of anyone's reason for living, that is an entirely personal thing. But in their place, happy people tend to have a life's work, often one that benefits the world. Building orphanages or curing cancer or building a business empire, ya know, something to make living worthwhile outside of the moment. And living beyond the moment- for our children, country, religion, community, business, or whatever collective effort suits you- is what separates us from being animals. Our ability to work together, form complex social structures, and communicate defines our species.
So what is it that separates you from a beast, Mr. Wu, if you care not for any of the conventions and social contracts, modern or traditional, that make humans so separate from the animals of our world? I'm not asking what makes you a saint, I'm asking if you have any conventional humanity left in you.
Also, these aren't digs at you, I just want to understand where you are coming from as a person.