What are values, and why do I need them? Go.
To not be a shameless ball of pleasure seeking shit
Gonna get a bit wee-woo.
Cannibalism and incest are proscribed and looked down upon because they are a contradiction to the work discipline of capitalism; the consumption and consummation of thyself, the Love to thyself impede on the mechanization of the self as a mere tool for capital reproduction. Thus they are formulated as an evil Other; but it is important to keep in mind that moral categories of good and evil do not exist a priori. They are ascribed ad hoc to reify the norms of one particular mode of production. Morality is a tool of discipline, not universality. We cannot then conceive of the Other as natural or right, because our comprehension of our selves is so predicated upon the mechanization of thereof whereby our bodily and psychological faculties are constituted as means of production; a machine; meant to be used just for work.
It can be a value i guess. It's pretty subjective though. Not really adhering to external order or realty. Just following dopamine rushes. The point of values is more so to have some internal standards or expectations of ones self to me.
Think of it as your own personal standards.
While a rule may be something externally imposed on you,
Your values are something imposed on you + by you.
A rule/law can be bad...
Say there's a law that says you can't drive faster than 55 mph on an absolutely desolate rural freeway (those kinda rules stink).
Your values, on the other hand, if well thought out, can be a good thing:
For instance, "I will never eat X" (Pretend X is something notoriously bad) Is a good thing because it'll increase your long-term happiness.
In sum, values are your own personal standards, which if well thought out, guide you and keep you on track in the long-run.
I fuck whoever makes me hard
If you have values you'll probably know what you want, and knowing what to want is important to get ahead in life, you have goals, a destiny, now you just gotta work for it.
I fuck whoever makes me hard
I have about as much value as this drink:
My Mam still likes me though, so there's that...
Understanding the values behind internal logic is just:
I view them as moral guidelines that we strive for but I think nearly everyone is a hypocrite and lies to themselves. So values give me insight/starting point into what a person might be about but it's usually not the full picture.
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Saying that, my formula for people is if pros -->cons = keep, if cons --> pros = toss. I think everyone does this to some extent but each person will prioritize the pros and cons differently. So if someone is friends with someone I dislike, I don't care. And if I am friends with someone others dislike, it doesn't bother me.
Morality is inescapable, even though it's boring af. If you live within a human group, power dynamics have a clear moral dimension, but the sheer pretense of universal ethics is not only boring and mundane, it's really tiresome. Zaps energy and delivers little. There's Utilitarianism which is fun to talk about I guess but I think guiding oneself by general rules of behaviour (rather than case-by-case analysis) is unrealistic and leads to absurd results.
edit: my boss called me a lazy stuck up bitch after refusing to work overtime and telling him to suck it. In fact being 'lazy' is probably one of my defining characteristics, dunno if it's common in SLIs
Last edited by Cybel; 09-10-2020 at 03:22 AM.
In other words, not always, but more often than not, I find that when people go out of their way to emphasize that they have certain values, integrity actually runs lower than average and it’s bs that they can’t back up.
immunity to game theory
less vacuum to be automatically filled by non-yours values
Peace is a lie; there is only Passion.
Through Passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I achieve victory.
Though victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.