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I think the revolution is happening all the time. It never begins or ends, the whole cycle of the universe or whatever is the revolution. everybody on every "side" does what they think or believe they should be doing. I just want a world where its OK to do nothing and relax and learn things that i find interesting and have a rug that ties the room together and do a j. So by doing this I am already actively engaged in said revolution. If any dudes, or even non- dudes see my example and wish to join, even if only for a short period, then I know my work as a dudeist is being done.
My thinking on this is to just go where some dudely attitude can make a small relaxed difference, not for other dudes, but for those out there suffering from their own or other peoples undudeness.Like I always wanted to go to disaster scenes and hand out coffee and provide chairs and blankets to the first responders. If anybody needs a place to chill and a warm beverage it is fireman or others dealing with some seriously undude shit. Stuff along those lines. Soup kitchens for the soul. Where people are stressed, that's where I think we should go, not with sermons or prayers or any of that bullshit, just some rugs hammocks and a quiet place to chill, we know how important that is, and it is what we have to share.But I am just thinking aloud here, no where like trying to make a declaration or any such thing. I just loe this world and everybody in it, if I can help them find a little peace, then great.
Revgms: I reckon it all comes down to empathy. If you can see a little of yourself in other people then the giving is in some sense giving to yourself.It's important, because I think altruism is at its core a very selfish act. I don't mean it's a bad thing, far from it, humans are essentially social animals & we need to interact with others of our species in a variety of ways. Just like I'm doing now. However, our giving outside the family/friend circle could be for a lot of people the sense of guilt for what you have & what others don't. Also your professional do-gooder tends to be a right smug bastard too & do it for the wrong reasons.That's why I think if you can see something of yourself in others, then the guilt & hypocrisy disappears.& that is truly the hardest part. A pure act of giving. Giving to give for no reward.Alternatively, if I have one oat soda too many I can quite happily pass a twenty shilling note to some homeless bum lying in his own piss ...
Every action toward another individual stems from a deep-down desire to bring that person under one's power in one way or another. Whether a person is giving gifts, claiming to be in love with someone, giving someone praise, or physically harming someone, the psychological motive is the same: to exert one's will over others. This presupposition entails that all human beings are ultimately and exclusively egoistic by nature. Therefore, according to Nietzsche, there are no truly altruistic actions.
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