Fear comes when a person comes to view themselves as an object: the world outside of them is in control, and they are not in control.
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Knowledge related to consequences of mindsets (philosophy/psychology), and consequences of actions (science) are the key components to all morality, not altruism. Altruism has these three consequences: a) idleness, b) Decisions made by the will of another, or c) An attempt to convince another that what you want is better than what they want.
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Have you ever heard people say, “We need to cut back to the essentials of life”? Finances get tight, and they need to “cut back” on “luxuries”. I’m going to show that this is a confusion. Nothing is technically neccessary, nothing needed. Needs and neccessities are required to produce some sort of effect. Nothing is needed in and of itself.
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If a person follows the crowd, do they have identity? Can they be happy? Does a person who ‘lives to serve’ have identity? Do we have a duty to be altrusitic?
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This is a letter I sent to a friend of mine on some psychoanalytical topics.
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