if you are not on guard for these they will own you.
yes, i mean you. i mean me. i mean everyone.
I’m pretty sure that the “should” example is what most people would call “morality”?
what’s wrong with holding others and most especially yourself to a high moral standard?
are you saying I should just expect other people to behave badly?
that I should just give up on controlling my behavior?
because if that’s so then fuck you and fuck your defeatist worldview
I will hold myself to a standard and I will hold other people to that standard.
because not doing one or the other would make me an immoral prick, or a condescending fuckhead, or a hypocrite.
I don’t think it’s about morality at all. When it says “the rules” it means the ones you’ve made up for the universe in your head, not the ones set forth by society or your perception of right and wrong. Not rules like “don’t kill people” but rules like “people shouldn’t tell me things I already know”. Rules that are irrational by definition.