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liminal_d wrote

Personally, I find positivity in no longer expecting family or friends to act in anyway meaningful towards change. No matter how much I love 'em, those fuckers are gonna be stuck until they're not.

The thing about anarchy is regardless of whether there are fascists, liberals, capitalists, tyrants, or whatever, I am constantly compelled to consider my own desires. There is plenty about this planet to enjoy and there are plenty of possibilities for forming relations in spite of all the bullshit impositions.

There is also one benefit to being an anarchist with all those whoppers around. That is, the unlimited capacity for joy in adventure, hostility and attack. I never tire in upsetting some arsehole toward firing a neuron... even those with relatively similar bloodlines.

This may all seem somewhat shallow and heartless. It's not that I am lacking empathy, only that I'll be damned if I'm gonna let them infect me with their acquiescence and pathologies.

I'm here one time only. I've got the privilege of seeing the inequities and having the ability to act upon the worlds. I'm not gonna save the world on my own, though I intend on enjoying myself in any endeavour I choose.

Oh, as a suggestion, perhaps try being smug. It won't win you popularity, but friends and relatives hate that shit in a way that's hard to ignore ;)

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grey_jedi OP wrote

I'm here one time only. I've got the privilege of seeing the inequities and having the ability to act upon the worlds. I'm not gonna save the world on my own, though I intend on enjoying myself in any endeavour I choose.

I'm trying to adopt this mentality, though I find it difficult often. I suspect that my current media consumption is mostly (unintentional) outrage porn, which I'll need to filter out.

Oh, as a suggestion, perhaps try being smug. It won't win you popularity, but friends and relatives hate that shit in a way that's hard to ignore ;)

Haha, I should try that. I'm usually on the receiving end of smugness. It would be gratifying to flip that on them

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