Evidently is the Queen of Inquisition ….
1) Most of your entries are about love, but you seem to have very indefinite feelings on it. So give me your definition of love using the most specific language possible!
Heheh! Now you’ve put me on the spot – excuse me if I end up writing a mini-essay on this… ¬_¬’
Away from fields of fluctuating emotion, here is my take on love…
I believe love is when you value a person’s well-being as much as you do yours; tying that person’s best interests to your own, without sinking into co-dependency. In a sense love is conditional, depending very much on a person’s qualities and character – as such people getting into relationships should, in my view, have a significant amount of health and maturity for the task. (However, I believe it is possible to feel love for someone unconditionally, even if they wound or hurt you deeply – it’s just not in one’s best interest to show or act on that love under such a circumstance.)
I also believe that love entails perseverance, hanging in through dark times as well as good (though not putting up with any shit should a partner severely and knowingly undermine one’s dignity or well-being). Hearts, flowers, wine and roses are all well and good, but when it’s balls to the wall, how will both parties react? That to me determines whether love is authentic and genuine, and not just passing fancy or fakery.
Perhaps most importantly, love is willing to see the truth with open eyes, instead of hiding behind delusion or fantasy….
Love is natural, free of compulsion and, providing trust and trustworthiness are present, ultimately liberating.
Saying all that, I need to bump up the ol’ self-esteem before I’m fully ready for it …
2) Since a lot of your entries are about the non-mundane, tell me some things about your mundane life. Job, education, goals, etc…
I recently graduated from uni with a degree in Creative Writing.
I currently work part time at an electrical retail store.
I want to leave my area, establish myself as a writer, overcome my fundamental weaknesses through self-improvement and come face to face with my female counterpart, whoever she may be…
3)What made you decide to “friend” me?
I “friended” you because I linked to your journal from liked much of what I saw in your journal; like you, I have an affinity for Objectivist ideas and the works of Ayn Rand, so that worked in your favour. Also, you express yourself with conviction and clear-headedness, especially in those political posts of yours I enjoy reading; I guess it helps that I agree with many of your views….
Plus of course, that icon of yours couldn’t help but work in your favour too….heheh!
4) What do you think of the Hedgehog’s Dilemma?
We’re in Evangelion territory now? I like this question!
The Hedgehog Dilemma theory presented in the series certainly has validity in my life; I want to form connections and close attachments with people, yet I fear being disappointed by (or in some cases, disappointing) them. Thus I mainly stick to myself and keep peeps at considerable distance. I think Anno made a valid point with this theory, creating a strong metaphor for the dysfunction plaguing a considerable number of human relationships.
Saying that,I think the Instrumentality Project was (and would be) an atrocity of a solution – there’s quite enough mindless dissolution in the world as it is, so why add to it? Besides, I like being singular entity, ta very much!
5) Would you be a warrior for justice or a lover of peace? Explain.
Easy! I’d be a warrior for justice because – as cliche as it sounds – without justice, there can be no true peace – merely a pretense or facsimile of it. Looking at society today, justice is cast aside in the name of “compassion” and “mercy” and all that other happy-clappy, slap-on-the-wrist bullshit. Not that compassion is necessarily a bad thing; just glaringly inappropriate in certain cases.
Peace has no intrinsic value, and should certainly be scorned if bought at the expense of justice – too often, peace is just a euphemism for apathy or conformity to “the way things are”.
Peace under such circumstances can only ever be superficial.
1 — Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 — I will respond; I’ll ask you five questions.
3 — You’ll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 — You’ll include this explanation.
5 — You’ll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
6 — You will include the words ” knows the value of the question” when you post this to your own journal.
I’ll take one.
Okay, Overman – here goes….
1)How do you see the world in twenty years time? Do you foresee humanity grasping and applying the concept of self-actualization to their lives, or further being mired in the cultural massmind? Elaborate.
2)Of all the philosophies/philosophers you’ve studied, which do you find a)the most useful/practical and b) the most aesthetically/spiritually pleasing? Explain…
3)Do you believe there is, in philosophy, something better than the master-slave dichotomy, which seems to lend itself to a kind of co-dependency? do you believe in a philosophy which steps outside the circle, disregarding both the unwashed massmind and the bourgeois elites (which tends to produce it’s own rigidity and expectations of conformity)?
4)What is the general philosophy of Max Stirner and how does it differ from that offered by other egoists such as Rand and Nietzsche?
5) What characterizes your offline existence? how do you see yourself, and how do those close to you perceive you?
this is odd…
hmm…would you interview me? o.0
Re: this is odd…
1) Where do you see yourself with your creative aspirations in five years time?
2)Identify and elaborate on five essential qualities you look for in a partner.
3)In which ways do you fit the mold of the typical Sagittarian? More interestingly how do you differ from the archetype of your sign?
4) Which other sign do think you share traits with? Elaborate.
5) Free will and astrology – what are your thoughts?
Go on then. I’m game.
1)When did you start writing poetry, and what role does it play in your life?
2)Name your favourite poet(s) and explain the(ir) appeal (that is if you bother to read any poetry regularly…)
3)What draws you to rock/metal over other genres of music?
4)What is it that draws you to Slipknot? Who is your favourite member and how do you view their fandom generally?
5)Which Slipknot album is your favourite and why?
I’m in, if you want, what with three other people before me 🙂
1)What stemmed your interest in lycanthropy ? Is it purely aesthetic, or is there some deeper meaning that resonates in regards to the symbol of the wolf?
2)Do you see the Alternative scene as being truly alternative, open-minded and different from what is perceived as normal, or is it simply composed a whole load of townie-mindsets with improved tastes?
3)What’s at the root of your hatred for Bush?
4)Is college life any different from life at school?
5)Which is the best film you’ve seen depict a vision of a dystopic future and why?
Joining in …
1)What are your precise thoughts on the war in Iraq? Was it needed, or should time and resources have been spent chasing down Al-Qaeda?
2)The latest proposed manifestation of the draft in America – disgusting or what? Elaborate..
3)Have you always been “the sensitive type”? Do you see any way to minimize traits such as sensitivity and build up a thicker skin, or are such traits an immutable characteristic in your eyes?
4)What changes do you foresee for America within the next four years?
5)Do you think there’s a contradiction between the values Objectivism espouses and the somewhat rigid, dogmatic presentation of the philosophy? How do you view Objectivism and do you ever feel constrained by any of it’s tenets?